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Australia’s ‘Dating for Property’ sales platform Property Whispers exceeds $1 billion in off-market properties uploaded as auctions lose ground



As property prices and auction clearance rates decline, interest continues to build in ‘off-market’ sales amongst vendors, agents and buyers. Off-market properties are those not publicly advertised for sale and Australia’s ‘dating for property’ platform Property Whispers has had over $1 billion in off-market properties uploaded to its website since launching in May 2017, resulting in over 8,500 instant matches occurring between buyers and properties.

Co-founder of Property Whispers, Liane Fletcher, says:

“We have been delighted with the uptake in our service since launch in May 2017. Buying and selling off-market in the current environment makes a lot of sense, particularly when large numbers of properties are being withdrawn before auction or passed in at auction. In what is rapidly becoming a buyer’s market, selling off-market gives vendors and agents direct control over the full course of the sales process; it allows vendors to avoid expensive advertising costs and the uncertainty of auction results; and gives buyers a real alternative to the stressful and often disappointing auction process.”

Says David Grant, Sales Agent at The Agency, “In the current climate​ increasing numbers of ​vendors are ​comfortable starting the sales process off-market. It saves them thousands of advertising ​dollars and often results in a successful outcome. Buyers are always asking about properties available off-market. I've uploaded off-market properties to Property Whispers and received heaps of matches instantly; it's been very useful.” 

Many buyers cannot afford a buyer’s agent to help find off-market properties. Property Whispers now gives all buyers access to this ‘secret world’ at no cost. Thousands of buyers nationally have registered to use the service, across all price ranges and property types, resulting in multiple instant matches occurring every day and thousands in total.

Says Mark Rosenberg, Rose Bay “I’ve been looking for a while, seen quite a few properties that have been advertised but not found the right one yet. In the current market auctions are really hit and miss. I’m delighted to have joined Property Whispers as I now have free access to “off-market” properties that I would never have known about. It’s amazing!”

Property Whispers started in NSW and has 50% of its properties listed there. It is growing nationally quickly and the remaining 50% of properties is now in the other States. Contrary to the notion that only expensive properties are sold off-market, 59% of properties uploaded to Property Whispers are priced at less than or up to $1,000,000.

Property Whispers charges agents and vendors $89 plus GST to upload a property. New agents who join the platform are offered a free trial period. Buyers use the site for free.

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For further information or interviews, please contact:

Liane Fletcher, mobile: 0402 333 012 email: liane@propertywhispers.com.au

Property Whispers is Australia’s premier off-market property sales platform, instantly matching buyers and their property requirements with suitable off-market properties. www.propertywhispers.com.au