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# 242911 19-Nov-2018 19:02
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Hi guys...

 

Is there a developer or similar on here who knows what the thresholds are for the TradeMe property searches on price?

 

We've had an interesting situation where a real estate agent has listed a property "by negotiation" but has listed the "expected sale price" (which is used for the purposes of searches only and not disclosed) about $1,000,000 less than what the sell price should have been. This caused a whole heap is issues - namely:

 

- People got the misguided impression from searches that the property was of a lesser value than it actually was; and

 

- People searching in the higher value range didn't weren't seeing the property.

 

 

 

What I'd like to know is how sensitive is the TradeMe Property search feature? If you list a property for an expected sell price of say 1.5 and someone searches in the 1 - 1.35 would it show up? It's only 150k away so maybe it might? Conversely if you search for a property from 1.6m to infinity would the said property show up in the search?

 

Can anybody help please?





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  # 2129756 19-Nov-2018 19:02
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Hmmmm. Here we go.





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  # 2129769 19-Nov-2018 19:16
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Trade Me has a community forum for discussing real estate issues:

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/Community/MessageBoard/Threads.aspx?topic=21

 

This topic suggests that it will show properties where the value input (hidden) is within the search price range:

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/Community/MessageBoard/Messages.aspx?id=1750611&topic=21


 
 
 
 


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  # 2129776 19-Nov-2018 19:21
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I'm looking at property / houses at the moment cash buyer and Trademe how the heck do you hide ' House for removal '?

 

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  # 2129780 19-Nov-2018 19:26
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Linux:

 

I'm looking at property / houses at the moment cash buyer and Trademe how the heck do you hide ' House for removal '?

 

John

 

 

"NOT House for removal" in the search box


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  # 2129814 19-Nov-2018 21:09

@blur Surely you could just run lots of property searches, adjust the search value each time. And see which houses that do have prices listed, drop out of or appear in the search results.

It is hard to comment more without knowing what you want to achieve. Are you a buyer who has wasted time and money on a house that is way out of your price range?

Are you a buyer who wants to filter out irreverent search results. Or someone who wants to scrape data from Trademe for another website or similar?

Or are you the seller of the above house? And you think that you sold the house too cheaply, due to possible buyers not finding the listing? As I know of buyers who have boasted about buying houses for cheap. Simply by taking advantage of useless real estate agents. If you are in the 3rd situation, I can understand why you don't want to say much more on a public forum.

The Trademe real estate forum could be a good place to ask for advice also. But if you are in the 3rd situation, don't use your real Trademe username to ask questions there, and beware of possibility leaking the property address or other details that might allow an agent to identify your sale. As there are lots of agents on that forum. And I'm sure that you don't want to let loose that a big court case might be brewing.





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  # 2129832 19-Nov-2018 21:40
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blur:

 

Hi guys...

 

Is there a developer or similar on here who knows what the thresholds are for the TradeMe property searches on price?

 

We've had an interesting situation where a real estate agent has listed a property "by negotiation" but has listed the "expected sale price" (which is used for the purposes of searches only and not disclosed) about $1,000,000 less than what the sell price should have been. This caused a whole heap is issues - namely:

 

- People got the misguided impression from searches that the property was of a lesser value than it actually was; and

 

- People searching in the higher value range didn't weren't seeing the property.

 

 

 

What I'd like to know is how sensitive is the TradeMe Property search feature? If you list a property for an expected sell price of say 1.5 and someone searches in the 1 - 1.35 would it show up? It's only 150k away so maybe it might? Conversely if you search for a property from 1.6m to infinity would the said property show up in the search?

 

Can anybody help please?

 

 

the answer is no.

 

 





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  # 2129835 19-Nov-2018 21:54
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Always drives me potty that you can't search on the land area.

 

 

 

The value searches do always seem to include things that do not match with what you thought you were asking for, I have noticed.






 
 
 
 


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  # 2129844 19-Nov-2018 22:16
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Is www.realestate.co.nz any better?


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  # 2129853 19-Nov-2018 23:02
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Geektastic:

 

The value searches do always seem to include things that do not match with what you thought you were asking for, I have noticed.

 

 

Real Estate Agents and used car dealers who think that people who are looking for a $10K car, or $600K house. Would also be interested in a $25K car or a $1.5M house.






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  # 2129862 19-Nov-2018 23:25
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@blur:

 

Hi guys...

 

Is there a developer or similar on here who knows what the thresholds are for the TradeMe property searches on price? ...

 

You might want to contact John Butt from ex-TrueNet. He's done some blog posts based on TradeMe property data.





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  # 2129924 20-Nov-2018 08:23
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This is really common tactic by REA's on Trademe.  When we were looking for our first home we would put in our search criteria range of like <600k and then find these nice houses so we email them for a rough price point and they would come back with and say 900 - 980k.  We would then say can you remove it from showing up 600k to stop wasting peoples time and they would just go quiet.


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  # 2129938 20-Nov-2018 08:58
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yeah i totally agree that not showing the asking price is a pain in the bum for the buyer. like how am I supposed to know whether I should be looking at the listing or not! then they get very upset when you enquire about the asking price and they find it is obviously not within your budget.





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  # 2129941 20-Nov-2018 09:03
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yeah i totally agree that not showing the asking price is a pain in the bum for the buyer. like how am I supposed to know whether I should be looking at the listing or not! then they get very upset when you enquire about the asking price and they find it is obviously not within your budget.

 

 

 

 

Happens on here in the buy/sell forum quite a bit too wink

 

(Although must say it has been pretty good of late.)





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  # 2129996 20-Nov-2018 09:28
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My REA said TradeMe themselves decide on the search guide price.  Was annoying for me when selling as getting lots of offers 100k less than we selling (and sold) for.


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  # 2129999 20-Nov-2018 09:31
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jonb:

 

My REA said TradeMe themselves decide on the search guide price.  Was annoying for me when selling as getting lots of offers 100k less than we selling (and sold) for.

 

 

Surely not, you key in the price bracket yourself when you create a listing. {it is an explicit column to click on, for the purposes of people searching]





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