Searching for properties in RP Data is easy. There are different methods to choose from, based on the information you have about the property.
|Address Search||Historical Properties|
|Search Navigation||Radius Search|
|Map Search||Name Search|
|Current Owners||Historical Owners|
The address search bar allows you to search for property records.
As you type, the predictive search function will offer suggestions to narrow down your options. When you find the right property in the list, select it and the search will automatically launch.
Image1 - Predictive search suggestions
The address search field currently allows you to search by
- Property address including street number
- Street address not including street number
- Suburb name.
- Council area
- State *New*
Clicking the address search field without entering any information, will display the 10 most recent searches you have performed, allowing you to quickly re-visit a recent search.
Image2 - Recent searches and search types available
Historical property records are locations where the property record has changed over time due to a subdivision or merge of the property title.
Select the Include historical properties checkbox below the search bar to include them in your search results. An orange Historical flag at the bottom of the property panel will confirm it is a historical record.
Image3 - Historical properties pre and post subdivision
Once a search has been performed, the search field will relocate to the top of the page, we call this the Navigation Bar. Allowing you to execute a new search at any time.
If a broad search query has been performed, it will return a list of matching property records, if a specific address is requested it will return the property detail page.
On a property detail page, search Breadcrumbs will appear across the top of the page to allow the user to quickly re-run a broader search. Selecting a breadcrumb link will execute the search immediately within the current browser tab.
- Select the road for a road search
- Select the suburb for a suburb search
- Select the postcode for a postcode search
- Select the home button to return to the home page to initiate a brand new search.
Image4 - Navigation bar, Search Breadcrumbs, Radius and Map searching
When a broader search has been performed you will have a list of matching property results and the ability to modify your initial search results by filtering them.
- The primary search filter is designed to return all properties. Use the drop down menu and select
Sales: if you would like properties that have recently sold,
For Sale: for properties on the market,
For Rent: to identify properties for lease.
- Adjust your base attributes, select a minimum or maximum or add both figures to search a range.
- Use the additional filters button to apply more detailed filtering options.
Image5- Filtering your basic search.
Clicking on the Filters button displays an overlay that allows you to apply more detailed filtering options.
- The search summary at the top of the page will display all the filters you have currently applied and will update as you apply more.
- A menu of the available filter sets are available on the left, quickly load a specific set of filters.
- If selections have already been made, a clear selected button is available in the top right corner.
- 15 filters are displayed by default, if more options are available a view all link is provided to display the larger list of available options.
- A search function is also available so you may quickly identify the exact filters you wish to apply. Start typing and the filter list will adjust automatically.
Image6- Filters modal.
The Radius search button above the map provides the ability to run a search from the current property record over a selected distance. The below overlay appears, asking you to select the distance required. Check the target suburb only field to remain within the target properties current suburb.
Hit search to launch the search in a new browser tab.
Image7 - Radius Search pop up
The target property will be displayed at the top of the radius search results, with the closest properties results displayed.
Filtering may be applied to the search results to reduce the number of matching properties.
- All properties are returned initially. Modify the search filter drop down to return properties recently sold or on the market for sale or rent.
- Select from a list of property types or filter a specific attribute, you may choose a minimum & maximum number to return the results based upon a range of attributes.
- Narrow down your search further by applying additional filters, if you need to expand the distance of your radius you will find it here.
- Re-sort the search results by using the sort by drop down field. You may sort by, in ascending or descending order a range of property attributes or sales dates or prices.
- Start a new radius search from one of the search results.
Image8 - Radius search results & launching a new radius search
When a property doesn’t appear in a standard search, you can use the map function to find the property. Using the Search bar, search for a nearby property or street. This will open either the Property Details page or the Property Search page. If the Property Search page opens, select a property from the list to open the Property Details page.
Identify the Map in the top right of the screen. A Pin on the map will identify the current property. Use the expand option if you would like to enlarge the map image.
Image9 - map search
Hold Left Click and drag the aerial map to explore the area. When you find the property you’re looking for, single left click the property on the map to drop a new Pin.
As an example, let’s assume you’re searching for ‘3 Eltham street Lewisham’, but it doesn’t appear in a standard search. Instead, you search for ‘2 Eltham Street Lewisham’, which does appear.
On the map, you can see that 3 Eltham street is directly opposite. When you click the property it will drop a Pin and a pop up window opens. This shows that the property is registered as ’3 Eltham Street Dulwich Hill’. Click the Address displayed to load the correct property detail page.
Image 10 - Selecting a property on the map
Map searches can be particularly useful when searching for corner blocks, properties on a suburb borderline or farms and rural properties.
Select the Address Drop down field to switch the search parameter from Address to Name.
Search fields for Last Name, First Name, State and Suburb are now available. Type an individual’s last name and state into the relevant fields to search for current or previous properties owned by them.
To narrow down the list of matches, you can add the person’s first name and/or a suburb to the search parameters. To limit the search results to properties that the person currently owns, tick the Current Owner only checkbox, tick the Exact name search to exclude partial name matches. If left unchecked it will return other surnames that closely match. For example, searching Roberts will also return matches for Robertson.
Image11 - Name Search
Searching for a current owner will be easily identified on the search results, if you have searched by surname and managed to identify the correct owner.
Now you would like to identify all properties owned by that individual, click the displayed name and a specific name search will execute
Image12 - Current owner search - search results
This search function is also available on the property detail page under the owner information tab
Image13 - current owner search - property details page
Searching a historically owned property may not directly indicate a match of the owners name on the search results.
You will need to enter the property details page and look at the property history timeline.
Select the view sale history link to view more information in regards to the transaction.
An overlay is presented that provides all historical sales. Each sale is displayed as an individual line item. Click the arrow to expand the transaction details and identify the previous owner as the vendor of the property.
Image14 - Historical owner search - property history timeline