REA Group’s real estate marketplace realestate.com.au will now show childcare information on listing in Australia. The company partnered up with the childcare search platform Toddle to show the distance between a property listing and childcare centers in the area.
“realestate.com.au is focused on delivering an easy property search experience for consumers, arming them with as much information as possible to make an informed choice when purchasing a home. Our partnership with Toddle will now provide consumers with access to unprecedented childcare center availability data,” said Val Brown, REA Group’s Chief Consumer Product Officer.
Around 12 million Australians visit realestate.com.au each month, which is almost the half of Australian population. The REA Group’s monthly Insights Housing Market Indicators Report showed that the sales have increased compared to the same period in 2020. Search volumes on realestate.com.au are now more than 50% higher than they were a year ago, as MarketplaceDaily reported.
Earlier this year, Toddle acquired the child care search platform Care for Kids, making the company have 3.5 million visits each year on both platforms.
“The acquisition of Care for Kids made us the biggest player in the childcare search market with more comprehensive and unbiased data than any other platform. We know most parents choose childcare close to their home and the ability for families to easily view which center is close to properties on realestate.com.au will assist in narrowing down the search for a new home,” said Arthur Charlaftis, CEO of Toddle.