Australians looking to downsize can now enjoy easier access to a greater range of properties with two major online listing sites joining forces.
Australia’s leading over 50s property portal Downsizing.com.au and digitally focused buyers advocate iBuyNew.com.au have formed a new partnership to provide more choice for those searching for their ideal lifestyle property.
iBuyNew specialises in new and off-the-plan properties across Australia, with a national team of property experts on-hand to make searching and buying a property seamless and hassle-free.
Its service is completely independent and free to prospective buyers, saving people time and stress from the search to settlement.
Downsizing.com.au is a property portal where the over 50s can search, engage and be informed about all aspects of the downsizing and retirement experience.
Through the partnership, over 50s looking to downsize into new apartments and townhouses can easily visit iBuyNew to search and compare hundreds of properties.
The first stage will see links to properties available on iBuyNew being made available alongside Downsizing.com.au’s retirement living listings.
This will make it easier for Downsizing.com,au users to search and compare a wider range of properties online before engaging with an iBuyNew property consultant.
iBuyNew CEO Daniel Peterson said the partnership would allow access to a greater variety of properties, more resources and expert support for the over 50s.
“Our goal at iBuyNew is to provide a seamless and stress-free journey from searching through to purchasing and settling on a new home – and this partnership means we can reach more over 50s who are looking to downsize” he said.
“More and more people are searching for, inspecting, and buying their new home online, as we’ve become more accustomed to staying home and doing things virtually.
It makes sense for us to join forces with Downsizing.com.au and combine both of our extensive property listings and expertise, to achieve the best outcome for downsizers. Whether you are looking to downsize into an apartment or townhome, buying new can be stressful. We look forward to helping more over 50s navigate this challenging process through our partnership.”
Downsizing.com.au CEO, Amanda Graham said the COVID-19 pandemic combined with a residential property boom had prompted many more empty nesters and baby boomers to consider downsizing.
“This generation has already accumulated considerable equity in their home after decades of paying off a mortgage,” Ms Graham said.
“Their home has been their biggest investment over their lifetime and is now the key to their financial freedom.”
“They are keen to transition into a new lifestyle and have a solid understanding of property as an asset class. They are considering all options and we know new builds and off the plan developments are extremely attractive to these buyers.”
I welcome this new partnership with iBuyNew to help our over 50s audience discover great properties to better suit their needs at this exciting next stage of their lives.”