Australia

Digital lifts print doldrums Down Under

Digital sales have helped soothe the sting, as newspaper and print circulation continued to slide in the latest figures from the Audited Media Association of Australia (AMAA), with print down 8.49 percent in the three months to December 2014, the last in a string of five consecutive audits showing losses in hard copy circulation. At the same time digital sales as part of total masthead sales...

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iProperty and REA in distribution partnership

Kuala Lumpur-based iProperty and Australia’s REA Group last week announced a partnership that will extend their distribution avenues via reciprocal links between their respective homepages. The reciprocal links will provide iProperty buyers access to property listed on REA sites for Australia, Italy, Luxembourg, France and Germany while REA buyers can access iProperty for listings in...

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Homely.com.au celebrates 1st birthday, signs on First National Real Estate

Australia’s Homely.com.au has announced it will be displaying all of the homes for sale and rent from the First National Real Estate group. First National has more than 300 offices across Australia and joins other nation-wide agencies on Homely including LJ Hooker, Ray White, Belle Property, Laing+Simmons, Elders, and Harcourts.   First National’s sign-on takes the number of...

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Western Australia’s real estate institute partners with houseandland.com.au

Western Australia’s not-for-profit real estate institute, REIWA, has partnered with houseandland.com.au. Houseandland.com.au lists houses, land, packages and land estates and the reiwa.com.au site lists properties for sale and rent. The new partnership offers reiwa.com.au users access to land estates, building designs and vacant land. The partnership also gives users the ability to fit...

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Australia’s CarsGuide claims growth under new business model

CarsGuide told The Australian Business Review that its new business model “has resulted in strong growth in audience and inventory levels in the month of October.” The Australian Business Review reported that Carsguide enjoyed 32 percent growth in private car listings in the first month of its relaunch. It also reported that CarsGuide’s traffic was up 15 percent compared to a...

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Industry-owned Australia property portal Squiiz up and runnning

Agent-led new Australian property portal Squiiz.com.au is now online. Squiiz claims it currently has 200,000 listings from 3,500 agencies nationwide and is on track to upload a further 2,000 agencies by the end of November. In a brief on Nov 8 (read here) we wrote about the industry’s revolt against Australia’s leading real estate portal realestate.com.au, run by the REA Group,...

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