In an Australian property listing portal first, Domain has launched a new school-based search experience allowing property-searching parents to search by school name and find properties in that school catchment area.
Domain explained, until now, it has been difficult for parents with specific schools or school catchments in mind to access school information in their property search, requiring visits to multiple websites to get a clear picture of the areas they’re interested in.
The new school-first search experience on Domain aims to take some of the stress out of parents’ home searches, helping them make informed decisions by providing the most up-to-date information in one place.
When parents search by school names, they will get access to up-to-date information such as school types, gender mixes, and properties for sale or rent within the school catchment.
Domain’s Chief Product Officer, Maty Paule, said: “Fifty per cent of the parents we spoke to told us that nothing is more important than being able to send their kids to a certain school, or to be confident in the school catchment areas around their new property”.
“Search by school name on Domain makes it as easy as possible for parents to find this information and keep it at the forefront of searches.
“Properties within highly-regarded school zones can boost house prices, and the information parents attain when they search by school names on Domain can add depth to their property decisions in the long term.
“Domain led the pack with adding school zones to property listings a few years ago, and the launch of search by school name only affirms our commitment to providing Australians with a holistic and hassle-free property search experience.”
Search by school name on Domain will enable parents in Australia to:
– Find properties to buy or rent that meet specific criteria and are located within desired school catchments
– Immediately see which school catchment their property falls in, along with a list of nearby government and non-government schools
– Access important information for schools across Australia, including location and catchment maps, school types, gender mixes and year ranges.
– View travel times from a property to a school by car, public transport and walking during the busy morning drop-off