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Red, Green or REIWA: Choosing the Ideal Platform for Property Purchasers in Western Australia

Updated: Jun 12, 2023




When it comes to searching for properties online, Realestate.com.au and Domain.com.au are two prominent platforms that cater to the Australian real estate market. In this article, we will compare the features and benefits of these platforms to help property purchasers in Western Australia make an informed choice and also showcase our local government body's new website REIWA.com.

  1. Listing Coverage and Market Presence: Both Realestate.com.au and Domain.com.au have a significant market presence in Western Australia. However, Realestate.com.au often boasts a larger number of listings, including exclusive ones. It is worth exploring both platforms to ensure you don't miss out on any potential opportunities.

  2. Search Filters and Customization: Both platforms offer advanced search filters that allow you to narrow down your property search based on various criteria, such as location, price range, property type, and specific features. However, the user experience and customization options may differ slightly between the two platforms. It's advisable to explore and compare the search functionalities to determine which aligns better with your preferences.

  3. Property Alerts and Notifications: Both Realestate.com.au and Domain.com.au provide property alert features, allowing you to receive email notifications for new listings that match your search criteria. However, it's worth noting that the frequency and accuracy of these alerts may vary. Some users find that one platform delivers more timely and relevant alerts than the other. It's recommended to test the property alert functionality on both platforms to determine which one suits your needs better.

  4. Additional Tools and Resources: Both Realestate.com.au and Domain.com.au offer additional tools and resources to assist property purchasers. These may include property value estimators, suburb profiles, market insights, and investment calculators. Explore these features on each platform to determine which provides the most comprehensive and useful information for your property search and decision-making process.

  5. User Interface and Mobile Experience: The user interface and mobile experience of a property search platform can significantly impact your overall experience. Take the time to navigate through Realestate.com.au and Domain.com.au on both desktop and mobile devices. Consider factors such as ease of use, loading speed, and overall aesthetics to determine which platform feels more intuitive and user-friendly to you.

  6. User Reviews and Recommendations: Don't underestimate the power of user reviews and recommendations. Seek feedback from friends, family, or online communities regarding their experiences with Realestate.com.au and Domain.com.au. Their insights can provide valuable perspectives and help you make a more informed decision based on real user experiences.

Real Estate Institute of Western Australia, a body I am a member of and represent the Auction Committee as well, have a brilliant website that should be explored by all property purchasers and sellers. REIWA.com was one of the first geo-mapped real estate listing portals in Australia and has recently gone through a revamp allowing property price check ups, seamless interface, property market insights and many more for those who have not had a look,check it out below:



Our suggestion is to use all 3 portals and set notification alerts! They each have a different value for your property journey. As always, don't forget to get in touch with us should we be able to help!



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