Australia’s number two portal, domain.com.au, has revealed a new search tool it says will allow property seekers to find homes that match their lifestyle.
domain.com.au users are met with a link to the "revolutionary" RADAR search on the website’s front page, and are then taken to a questionnaire that asks for their preferences in terms of property type and features, suburb, facilities they would like to live near such as schools and railway stations, and facilities they would like to avoid such as airports and power stations.
Once this questionnaire is completed, the matching area is displayed on Google Maps and properties are given a star rating in terms of how well they fit the house hunter’s criteria.
A statement on the website announces the new search in partnership with Australia’s Commonwealth Bank, and goes on to explain what RADAR aims to offer:
“The problem with today's property websites is that they restrict how you search for property to some very basic criteria such as, bedrooms, bathrooms, location and price. But we all know there's more to it than just that, right?
It's about how you live or to put it simply, your lifestyle. Where a property is located and a property’s features will directly influence how you live day-to-day. So why can't you search for properties that match your lifestyle?”
The release of RADAR follows a string of updates at domain.com.au. Most recently, the website’s search results by map view functionality was upgraded, along with its iPhone application, search criteria options and property update videos.
This video outlines how RADAR search works: