Domain.com.au has made it even easier for potential buyers to search for their ideal property. The property portal has introduced 'Finger Search,' a new feature for its already popular comprehensive suite of tools part of their award-winning iPad app.
A first for the Australian real estate industry, the 'Finger Search' tool enables users to draw with their finger a search perimeter on the map to view properties within that area. This can be any shape around parts of a suburb including a straight line to highlight a specific street.
The Domain iPad app will then show properties that match the drawn area and enable the user to tap on the pin to display the property information.
Google Street View has also been added, allowing users to get a better idea of where the properties they are interested in are situated.
These additions follow recent upgrades including the Inspection Buddy tool, which enables users to view property information without closing the inspection planner map, as well as a function to rate and record a personal satisfaction score with a property.
The Inspection Buddy tool also allows users to record a checklist of key aspects of a property’s suitability, such as the size, whether existing furniture can fit, and storage space.
“The addition of finger search and Street View means it is easier for buyers to search more accurately for properties in the street or suburb they desire, as well as being able to record information about a property without needing to write anything down through the Inspection Buddy tool,” said Matt Siddons, Marketing Director, real estate for Fairfax Marketplaces.
“We expect finger search to be very popular. After all, the property search areas of our customers are never 'square' but are determined by the 'right' side of town, the 'right' side of the street, as well as proximity to the beach, or shops, or public transportation. Finger search gives you the ultimate control of your search area,” said Mr Siddons.
Domain’s iPad app has received a number of awards including the Best Classified award at the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association Awards, and named one of the 25 best free Australian iPad apps in the Lifestyle section of all time by Apple.
The Domain iPad app can be downloaded free of charge here.