7 Best Real Estate Apps in Australia

What are the two things Australians love the most? It’s real estate and smartphones!

Imagine this; you’re on a bus on your way to work while you browse on your phone, and every now and then, you glance up and check out a beautiful property and wonder how much it’s worth.

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What if we told you there was a way to satiate both your loves, that of real estate and smartphones, all in one place? As such, real estate apps for Android and iOS are your new best friends. Of course, it’s true that there are a million apps out there that are not necessarily up to part.

And so, we have compiled a list of some of the best real estate applications in Australia for you.  

What apps do Australians use to find real estate? 

We have compiled a list of the most popular and loved property apps for available smartphones (Android and iOS devices). Let’s dive into some of the best real estate apps in Australia.  

1.Realestate.com.au 

This happens to be the most downloaded real estate mobile app in Australia. The app has coined itself the “Number 1 Place for Property”. Both the website and the application are created by the international real estate advertising company REA Group, majority-owned by News Corp Australia.  

After Realestate.com.au established itself successfully as the best real estate website in Australia, it decided to expand into the mobile app market in December 2010. It generated more than one million downloads in under two years.

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By June of 2018, that number had grown over 7.8 million! It has user ratings of 3.8 on Google Play and 4.7 on the App Store. It can be used to search for apartments, houses, rooms, or land to buy and rent in Australia.  

2. Domain 

This app has more than 6.5 million downloads and is a close second to realestate.com.au.

As there is a rivalry between the creator of Domain, Fairfax Media, and the creator of realestate.com.au; REA Group News Corp Australia, Domain has had to fight hard for the title of the top real estate app in Australia.

This battle even escalated to the point of reaching court when REA Group had objections regarding a Domain ad in 2017 which proclaimed it to be the Number 1 Property App in Australia. As such, it now advertises itself as Australia’s highest-rated real estate app. 

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In 2016, it was awarded for its design and functionality, labeled as Google Play’s best apps of the year, and even advertised on Google Play as an “Editor’s Choice” app. It has a rating of 4.3 on Google Play and 4.6 on the Play Store.  

3. Soho 

The Soho App has been labeled as “Tinder for Property” and was founded by ex-Airtasker Co-Founder Jonathan Lui in 2017.

With the help of this app, users can find properties to buy using the swipe gesture that is rather similar to the online dating app called Tinder. It’s quite humorous, really!

soho com au

Users also get access to social news feeds and groups containing real estate agents and brokers that regularly share property insights to help buyers with their knowledge. This app has had over 30k downloads since 2017 and is used in Australia and Singapore. It has a rating of 3.6 on Google Play and 4.5 on the App Store.  

4. Homely

Are you looking for some of the best rental apps in Australia? Homely is a widely used app for buying and renting across Australia.

Users can customize their searches based on their preferences, such as price, bedrooms, bathrooms, pools, and other property features that they may require.

homely com au

It also offers the added functionality of inspection and auction reminders on users’ calendars and offers a sold hub where users can see the most recent properties sold through either auctions or private sales. Homely is rated 4.6 on Google Play and 4.6 on the App Store.  

5. Property Value Search 

With the help of Property Value Search, users get access to important information such as land value and property profiles, including the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, car parks, and land size.  

Users can search by address, suburbs, or even postal codes to find property values, sale histories and compare properties for sale or ones that have already been sold. 

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It is important to know that this app has a history of crashing, as Android users have recently complained. Property Value Search is rated 1.8 on Google Play and 3.7 on the App Store

6. Realestateview.com.au 

On this app, users can browse for properties they wish to buy and rent, search for existing sold properties, find out the current valuation of homes,  and get access to an agent within Australia.

Users will no longer have to search separately for “apps for real estate agents Australia” or “estate agent apps“ as this app does everything for them. Property searches can be filtered by property types, bedroom numbers, bathroom numbers, and car parks.

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Users can even create a shortlist of properties they love and want to choose between. Realestateview.com.au is rated 3.2 on Google Play and 4.8 on the Play Store

7. BMT PropCalc 

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With the help of this app, users can estimate all the costs associated with owning a property and how it translates into the future of their cash flow.

This app helps account for a range of interests, as per their description, such as interest, stamp duty, deposit amount, council and property management rates, insurance, body corporate fees, maintenance, and repair costs. This app is rated 4.5 on Google Play and 4.4 on the Play Store

Now you know what apps you can use if you want to download a real estate app on your phone and conduct a premium real estate search for the best properties across Australia. 


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