sees spike in support from frustrated agents sees spike in support from frustrated agents

26 June 2014 by Andrew Jennings 0 comments

Property website is leveraging the audience and expertise of its parent company, automotive giant, to entice more agents to sign up to its website.

The business has seen a sizable increase in support from agents this year, and with other real estate listings sites coming under fire for the fees they’re charging, believes it can continue to grab a share of the online pie.

"There has been talk in media about who is going to challenge the big boys and so forth, with a lot of online players coming and going over the years,” Rhett Dallwitz, general manager of, told Real Estate Business.

“You can't build a real estate portal on the hope the industry will support you,” he added.

“For example, throwing $30 million into a business and hoping the industry gets behind you, and then by the end of year one realising you’ve lost $29 million, is not a suitable business model.”

Mr Dallwitz said is in the fortunate position of having the backing of group, where there are 20 separate brands in various industries.

"The beauty is we're a technology business that is driven by helping people transact with groups smartly," said Mr Dallwitz.

" has a lot to offer real estate businesses and we believe many agencies are taking a fresh look at where they invest marketing dollars. We've seen a significant increase in support from agents Australia-wide."



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