‘Perfect Match’ will match you with your perfect property by allowing you to search
for the exact features you require from your new home
Smart online platform saves hours of trawling through unsuitable property profiles
Perfect Property, Ireland’s innovative property search engine that lists properties for sale and to rent from a range of estate agents, including REA, Knight Frank, REMAX and Sotheby’s, has unveiled Perfect Match, a new game-changing online search feature that will transform how we house-hunt.
Perfect Match allows you to search for the exact features that you require from your new home, saving you hours of trawling through irrelevant and unsuitable property profiles online. The platform, which allows you to search multiple counties at once, will only match you with properties that deliver your specific search criteria, making it quicker and easier to find the home of your dreams.
Currently, most search options online are restricted to property type, area and number of bedrooms. Perfect Match, however, allows you to refine your search to suit your exact requirements and, most importantly, your budget. It also allows you to specify what type of buyer you are – a first-time buyer, a mover, a down-sizer or an investor.
Perfect Match also allows you to state if you want new home, an older property that is ready to move into, or a ‘do-er upper’. If you know that you will want to convert an attic or extend in the future, you can narrow down your search to only show properties where you can add potential.
The Perfect Match option on Perfect Property also lets you highlight some ‘must have’ features you require such as a back garden, a quiet location, parking availability and access to good transport links. In fact, Perfect Property has been able to identify the preferred ‘must have’ features by those already using Perfect Match. In order, they are:
- New homes
- Central location
- Good transport links nearby
- Back garden
- Central heating
- Quiet location
By searching all areas, Perfect Property will also identify all options available within your budget and matching your specific requirements, meaning you won’t miss out on that potential dream home. For example, you may think that an area is out of your budget, but Perfect Property will be able to tell you about that ideal ‘do-er upper’ in your perfect location, meaning you won’t miss out on the property of a lifetime.
As most buyers now search on mobile devices, all results are displayed on a mobile-friendly map, making the search even easier. You simply zoom in on your desired locations and see how many properties match your criteria in that area. You can also save your favourites from the map into a personalised dashboard. Each listing also incorporates independent information about the local transport links, schools, shops and restaurants. These are marked on a map, with distances listed.
Laura Pollard, Managing Director of Perfect Property, says the new smart search service has been developed in response to a growing demand from Perfect Property users.
“We noticed that a lot of Perfect Property users were searching without identifying a specific area, in a bid to figure out where they can afford a property that meets their needs. We knew there had to be an easier way, so we threw out the traditional searching process and came up with Perfect Match. Being able to specify your exact list of requirements including the ability to add potential, or move in and enjoy from day one, is so important. In less than 30 seconds, you will be able to see where properties are that match your specific needs.”
The Perfect Property platform has a wide range of user-friendly features, meaning it is fast becoming the property search portal of choice for home buyers and sellers, as well as those seeking a new rental property. They include:
- An Agent Finder tool, which allows home sellers to identify and compare Estate Agents operating in their locality
- Perfect Room – a tool which allows you to see how a room in a property might look when you have transformed it in your own style. Users can simply slide the picture across to unveil the transformation before their eyes.
- A range of top tips and advice for those who are house hunting – everything from how to find your dream home and how to choose the right Estate Agent when selling to interior design advice
For estate agents, standards sales and letting listings on the portal are free, with charges only for those opting for the Premium and Platinum advertising packages. Estate Agents also sign up to a rolling ‘month to month’ contract, meaning no annual ‘lock-in’ contracts.