Proptech Domain is the first Australian company to develop chat bots using a platform recently launched by Facebook joining US brands the likes of CNN and 1-800 FLOWERS.
The company says its messenger bot is now live and "ready to help people find their dream home".
"Now you can simply start a Messenger chat with Domain as you would with your friends, and ask for the price on any address in Australia, or even just 'drop a pin' in a location," the Fairfax Media-owned company says .
"Instantly you'll receive detailed information on 13 million addresses in Australia, from Domain's Home Price Guide tool.
"It's a pretty cool innovation, and it's going to totally change the way the 4 million Aussies searching for property each month access the information they need."
Domain developed and submitted its bot within just two days of the Facebook Messenger platform being launched.
Bots for Messenger are for anyone trying to reach people on mobile — no matter how big or small the company or idea is.
Whether building apps or experiences to share weather updates, confirm reservations at a hotel, or send receipts from a recent purchase, bots make it possible to be more personal, more proactive, and more streamlined in the way that you interact with people.
Domain users can start a Messenger chat, ask for key information they need and receive an instant response.
Curious property searchers exploring a new suburb can start a Messenger chat with Domain and ‘drop a pin’, or simply search any location. The Domain bot will instantly show them properties relevant to their location or search
Property searchers wanting to know the value of a house they walk by can start a chat with Domain and ask for a price on any address, even if it’s not for sale. The bot will instantly respond with full a property profile from Domain’s Home Price Guide, which delivers information on 13 million properties in Australia.
As well as launching Messenger bots in just two days, the Domain product team, under new ex-Bigcommerce Head of Product Asok Boopathy, has also sent Instant Articles for Domain’s editorial content live on Facebook and also became the first Australian launch partner for Facebook’s New Account Kit, which allowed such rapid deployment of the bot feature.
How to use Domain’s Messenger bot
There are a number of ways to connect with Domain’s Messenger bot: