Digital real estate advertising company REA Group, which is majority owned by News Corp and operates Realestate.com.au, has announced it will acquire Flatmates.com.au for $25 million.
Australian real estate listing platform Domain has announced Asok Boopathy as its new director of product, stating that the appointment highlights it commitment to remaining at the forefront of digital innovation through a ‘startup-enterprise’ approach to development.
Perth startup BENNETTI ITEC has created a mobile app solution called Bricks Inspector as a way to streamline building inspection forms, allowing users to produce and deliver inspection reports instantly while on-site conducting an inspection.
It’s long been a stereotype, but Sydneysiders young and old truly are obsessed with property. To help fuel those endless conversations about property prices and how millennials will never be able to afford to buy comes Followit, a communications platform connecting consumers with real estate agents.
Melbourne startup Rundl streamlines property transactions by getting each party to collaborate online
In their top ten trendiest suburbs listicles, real estate news websites never talk about the mountains of paperwork that come both before and after the auction is won, and for good reason – it’s painful. Buyers and sellers have to liaise with half a dozen different service providers to get a deal done, with each chasing the other up for document after document and signature after signature. Melbourne startup Rundl has created an online platform that aims to streamline the process.
Property startup Microburbs helps prospective buyers get to know the little details of a neighbourhood
The founder of a new Australian property startup believes that existing property platforms are making us look at real estate wrong. Luke Metcalfe describes his platform Microburbs as “Walk Score on steroids”, with the US-based platform’s mission to help people find apartments in ‘walkable’ neighbourhoods. Taking this one step further, Microburbs aims to give property seekers all the information they need about an area, and match them to the right one based on their specific needs.
Cracking the Chinese market isn’t easy, as Jon Ellis and his wife Kathryn, cofounders of plan property industry Investorist, found. The pair have recently returned from China with first hand insights into the Asian marketplace and how startups can crack into their ecosystem.
Property crowdfunding platform EstateBaron wants to make investing in real estate accessible to everyone
It’s almost impossible to go a day in Sydney without having at least one conversation about property prices. The city is consumed with property prices, with news of record sales figures on our screens and in the newspapers almost every night. But even though we’re all talking about it, most of us can’t actually afford property – just 23.7 percent of Sydneysiders aged 20-34 are expected to own their own homes in 2019, and the same is expected to happen in other cities around the country.
Sydney startup Vendorable wants to help property vendors find the right agent through access to data
It’s not too hard to sell real estate in Australia these days – even parking spaces can fetch up to $120,000. However, with online listings widening the real estate agent’s geographical scope, competition among agents for the best listings across whole cities is fierce, and it can be difficult for vendors to pick the right agent when they all promise the world.
Realestate.com.au partners with 3D visualisation startup Scann3d to transform the online property ecosystem
Australia’s biggest property portal, realestate.com.au, has joined forces with Melbourne based 3D visualisation startup Scann3d as well as property developer BPM, to transform the online property ecosystem. As a result, rather than house hunters and property investors having to rely on two-dimensional floor plans to assess the value of an investment, they can walk through an interactive virtual world and explore developments before they exist in the physical world.
If you wanted to make use of the extra space on your property and build a secondary dwelling – like a granny flat – you’d probably have to embark on an extensive Google search and sift through 800,000+ results. This is the situation Sydney-based entrepreneur Jay Wright found himself in last year.
Selecting the right real estate is critical in the process of selling your property. But many property owners make that choice blindly, often pulling a name out of the hat due to the overwhelming number of agents to choose from. Australian startup OpenAgent.com.au makes that process easier. Clients visit the site, provide basic details about the property they’d like to sell, and the platform provides real-time real estate agent rankings and recommendations for them.
Entrepreneur Liam Austin is the mastermind behind a new online platform that alleviates much of the fear home owners feel when taking a leap into the unknown and putting their property up for sale with little information on market demand. Launched today, Next for Sale allows home owners to assess market interest and receive feedback from prospective buyers before committing to selling their property.
Learning the ins and outs of a neighbourhood before investing in real estate is always a wise decision because when you’re buying property, you’re buying a lifestyle. Where previously this information would only be in the hands of residents and real estate agents, or hidden amidst the cluttered terrain we call the ‘internet’, now it’s available on Street News – an online one-stop-shop for all information related to suburbs.