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REA Group is winning with data


REA Group is winning with data

REA Group lead the shift in property classifieds from offline to online, becoming the dominant property portal in Australia with its realestate.com.au website, but few realise its massive data advantages.

Realestate.com.au revolutionised the way Australians buy and sell homes, and today more than 12 million people each month visit the website on their desktops, mobile phones, or through the app that has been downloaded on over 10 million smartphones.

Realestate.com.au monthly unique audience (m)

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Source: Company filings

With the country’s largest property audience comes the highest levels of engagement. The realestate.com.au site recorded over 114 million visits in June, more than triple Domain, the nearest competitor.

Every time property seekers come to its website, REA is learning more and more about them to deliver a continually improving and personalised experience. For instance, this year REA launched its “Next best action” feature, targeting property owners and first home buyers to progress their journey from search through to sale.

Consumers are recognising the value REA can offer and are actively opting into a closer relationship together. More than 1.8 million active REA members have signed up to accounts, and track over 1.9 million properties.

By capturing more detailed consumer preference data REA can make its website more relevant and more important to property seekers, keeping their attention around listings and content for longer, and ultimately serving them the property that they will one day own.

REA’s lead in the market will continue to extend the more data it has, and the greater its lead – the more data it will have. REA is a winner for decades and a key holding in the Montaka portfolios.

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The Montgomery Global Funds, Montaka and The Montgomery Fund own shares in REA Group. This article was prepared 17 September with the information we have today, and our view may change. It does not constitute formal advice or professional investment advice. If you wish to trade REA Group you should seek financial advice.


Christopher is a Portfolio Manager for the Montaka funds and the Montgomery Global funds. He joined MGIM at establishment in 2015.

This post was contributed by a representative of Montgomery Investment Management Pty Limited (AFSL No. 354564). The principal purpose of this post is to provide factual information and not provide financial product advice. Additionally, the information provided is not intended to provide any recommendation or opinion about any financial product. Any commentary and statements of opinion however may contain general advice only that is prepared without taking into account your personal objectives, financial circumstances or needs. Because of this, before acting on any of the information provided, you should always consider its appropriateness in light of your personal objectives, financial circumstances and needs and should consider seeking independent advice from a financial advisor if necessary before making any decisions. This post specifically excludes personal advice.

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