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  1. Bayview

    Bayview Well-Known Member

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    I browse RealEstate.com.au all the time, and when you select your area, there is a little "Sort By" box in the upper left hand corner which allows you to select how you want to view the properties - "Highest to Lowest" etc

    The one that it defaults to is; "Most Relevant".....

    Have never known what that means; does anyone know?
     
  2. KMD

    KMD Well-Known Member

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    Good question. I too wouldn't mind knowing what it means especially if I haven't selected any criteria for my search.
     
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  3. York

    York Finance Broker Business Member

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    Most relevant shows 'feature properties' first. I think it's got to do with agent listing their premium properties that they pay extra for. So naturally they appear first. So it's a right to show first type thing. Absolutely useless for us. That's my understanding of it.
     
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  4. Perthguy

    Perthguy Well-Known Member

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    I conquer. Also useless for me. I use price low-high or high-low or oldest first or newest first. Depending on what I am looking for.
     
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  5. Inov8ive

    Inov8ive Well-Known Member

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    Realestate dot com allows real estate agents to purchase premium memberships with them. This means that their listings will default to the first listing on the 'most relevant' drop down.
     
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    Jamie_ Well-Known Member

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    always most recent
     
  7. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    That's whoever pays the most or brings the most business to re.com.au nothing to do with the user I reckon!
     
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    I think "most relevant" equates to "definitely no bargain"
     
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  9. legallyblonde

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    Same! Low to high.... Newest to Oldest....

    As I start looking harder in the next few months I should be looking oldest to newest ;)

    GREAT question though OP... I have always wondered why 'most relevant' were always the expensive places!
     
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  10. Perthguy

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    My last purchase was from an oldest to newest search. Distressed seller! :)
     
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  11. legallyblonde

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    I wonder if there is a way of seeing when the property was first listed.. Might be easier to ask the agent! Although some of the adds are a give away... A place I liked (not suitable IP though) had in the add 'let out until March 2015'... This was only a few weeks ago... Property has been empty since! The price has only just been revised!
     
  12. bob shovel

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    Nice one! Was that what you were looking for? I'd think a lot would be listing's that agents haven't removed or updated, or are they all ones that have been hanging around for a while
     
  13. Perthguy

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    Yep! :)

    I was looking for something I could get under market value that I could then add value too. Because it had been on the market so long, I had a lot more bargaining power. :D
     
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  14. Big Will

    Big Will Well-Known Member

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    RP data can tell you this info but RE and Domain do not
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Some of the free websites also poach the original advert and posting history too.
     
  16. Perthguy

    Perthguy Well-Known Member

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    oldlistings has a partial database of listings. Lots of gaps but useful if the property you are interested in is there.
     
  17. Jake Milne

    Jake Milne #1 Buyers Agent, Vic. Business Member

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    As others have said I personally go from "Newest Listing to Oldest" too.
     
  18. Big Will

    Big Will Well-Known Member

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    Newest to oldest to see what has most recently hit the market, however I have setup notifications for the newest stuff so really do not use this search all that often.
    Oldest to newest to see what has been sitting around for the longest period
    Lowest to Highest to see what properties have been reduced or are asking better prices which can also be used against another property you are interested in.

    Either all are good.

    The most relevant is taking in the premium listings from the websites.
     
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  19. BuyersAgent

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    Most relevant is, in fact, least relevant almost all of the time.
     
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  20. Bayview

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    Based on comments here; it should be deleted. It appears no one uses it?