Meeting demand for convenience and speed
If decent internet is high on your agenda, we’ve got good news. From today, all rental property listings on Rent.com.au show the NBN status.
Choosing a place to live is a big decision. For most renters, we know affordability, proximity to education, culture and amenities play a significant part in the decision-making process. But we also know access to internet (and fast internet) is important – in fact, 67% of renters told us they couldn’t live without it at home.
While NBN information is already available via the NBN website, it is a cumbersome process, and no one really has the time to check each property individually.
Now, using Rent.com.au you can see the NBN status of every listed property in a suburb – helping to make your rental search easier (and more enjoyable!)
You can also filter your search results based on NBN availability, the same way our Walk Score feature works. You can read more about Walk Score here.
How the NBN status display works on Rent.com.au
We present this data in two ways:
- When you search for a property in your chosen suburb: You’ll see the basic NBN information on the property summary, displayed as one of three possibilities (NBN is available, NBN is scheduled or the NBN status is unknown).
2. When you click on a property listing (the property details page)
On this page, you’ll see bonus information to help you make a more informed decision. Check out the broad technology type (Fixed Line, Wireless or Satellite) or, if NBN is not yet available, when it’s scheduled.
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Making informed decisions
A general frustration for many Australian renters is needing to gather as much relevant information about things such as your property’s location, commute times and pet-friendliness – all in the one place. For most, determining this information typically results a lot of open browser tabs. These factors might not be the reason you lease the property – but it’s important. Although you might not choose a property based on the available broadband options, for some customers it does form a major part of their decision.
Showing the NBN status on Rent.com.au is like our Walk Score ratings, which show the general walkability of a neighbourhood. The NBN status is general information you can use to make a more informed choice. The better informed you are, the better for everyone involved.
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