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Homesales.com.au Passes 100,000 Property Listings & Launches Rentals

Homesales.com.au passes 100,000 property listings and launches rentals
homesales.com.au, one of Australia’s fastest growing real estate sites, has topped the 100,000 listings mark.

Capping a year where the carsales.com Ltd owned site grew by more than 750%, the 100,000 for sale listings mark was passed in December 2011^.

2011 was an important year for homesales.com.au. It welcomed many new agency groups, introduced improved functionality, and, in addition to topping the 100,000 listings mark, in December homesales.com.au also ‘soft’ launched its rental site. Now with more than 10,000 rental listings, the new service adds even more value to homesales.com.au‘s consumer and agent offering.

Most recently (in late January), homesales.com.au also released in-depth property data within its property details pages. The data is provided by Residex, which has been providing data to Australian consumers and the finance sector for more than a decade.

One of the unique data products offered at homesales.com.au is the Street Statistics#. Shown within homesales.com.au’s property details pages, Street Statistics provide low, medium and high values for properties within the advertised street. homesales.com.au also delivers suburb-by-suburb information including medium weekly rents, rental yields and demographical information ranging from average household income right through to birthplace.

“It was an exciting milestone for the business to pass the 100,000 listings mark,” said homesales.com.au General Manager, Rhett Dallwitz.

“To reach this volume within such a short period of time shows the commitment we have to making homesales.com.au a success. Not only from within the business also from the wider real estate industry,” Mr Dallwitz added.

Mr Dallwitz continued: “homesales.com.au is focussed on more than just a six-figure sum of listings. Our new rental site is an important launch for many Australian consumers.

“We’ve also leveraged our current relationship with Residex to offer our consumers information not available on other online real estate websites.

“And we have more launches and enhancements in store. 2012 promises to be another exciting year for the brand as we release a suite of new online offerings and niche products” homesales.com.au Mr Dallwitz said.

Backed by Australia’s number one automotive online classifieds group, carsales.com Ltd, the homesales.com.au brand is able to leverage the companies 20+ online sites and 15+ million user sessions** each month.

Ajay Bhatia, Director of homesales.com.au and CIO of carsales.com Ltd said “by engaging with consumers we are able to develop user friendly products with new cutting edge technologies leveraging the expertise of the carsales.com Ltd team. This year will bring strong growth to the homesales brand as we further mark our foot print within the real estate industry”

With more than 3500 real estate agents listing on the site, including the majority of Australian real estate franchised brands, homesales.com.au provides agents an excellent opportunity to promote their listings and brand to a new network audience.

homesales.com.au is a free-to-list website for licensed real estate agents with no lock-in periods. Agents can list either via the 30+ bulk-uploader providers feeding through to the site or by manually listing via the easy to use manual uploading system.

Agents wishing to list on the site can do so by calling 1300 291 914 or emailing support@homesales.com.au.

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