Property portal realestateVIEW.com.au has been given a revamp with a new look and new services:
“The internet site, which records more than 16,000 unique visitors a day and has more than 40,000 properties for sale or rent nationally, is well placed to become the nation’s dominant property portal.”
–New look, more services at realestateVIEW.com.au
I seriously doubt that realestateVIEW can become the numero uno in property websites in Australia, but hey, you’re not going to get bigger if you don’t dream about it first!
I’ve got to admit that I hadn’t seen the site until today, as it seems to be hardly used here in Brisbane (I could only find one property listed within 6km of Brisbane’s CBD). However, it does look pretty good, and it is reasonably easy to use. In my opinion its search setup is better than realestate.com.au because it allows you to search for a single suburb, neighbouring suburbs, or suburbs within a 4km or 6km radius, and that’s handy. There are also a lot more property types to search for, including development sites, investment properties, retirement accommodation, and car spaces (hey, if there’s a market for it …).
Each property listing also includes a map, which you can click on to show facilities in the precinct including schools, shops, restaurants, community and sporting amenities, churches and medical centres. Also, the photos for each property seem to be able to be varied in size, whereas realestate.com.au is still stuck in the dark ages in only allowing photos of 800px by 600px. Most photos shot by a professional real estate photographer like myself will be 800px by 533px, and they are stretched out by the dreadful system employed by realestate.com.au. Correct me if I’m wrong, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with realestateVIEW.com.au, and that’s great!!