Rent.com.au has launched a new suburb review feature that involves the people who know their area best, the locals.

Australia is known for its family-friendliness, beaches and relaxed lifestyle offerings. But it can be hard to find a suburb that ticks all the boxes for your next move.

Whether you’re fresh out of school, getting married or looking to downsize, there may come a time in your life when you decide to move out of home and rent a property. Choosing the area to move to can be daunting at the best of times, so seeing what your suburb is known for can be a huge help at decision-time.

If you’re moving with kids, you’ll probably want a suburb that’s close to schools, great for families and even parks and recreation to enjoy the fresh air. Or if inner-city work and living is more your style, knowing there’s great public transport on hand and that the suburb is close to the CBD will be key.

That in mind, we think you’ll love our new suburb reviews feature.

Meet our new suburb reviews

Our Suburb Reviews feature aims to provide a positive search experience for the country’s renting population (around 30%) and is the latest of in our range of features and products that support this philosophy.

The feature will prompt you to add a review within your Renter Resume. The most popular suburb features will then display on the search results page for all rated suburbs across Australia.

Each search results page for reviewed suburbs will also show useful local information such as the suburb’s median rent, walkability and transit scores, compared to the same data for the respective state capital city.

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Making a difference

Rent.com.au’s Renter Resume feature has become synonymous with RENT and is generating real momentum in the marketplace; more than 140,000 resumes have been created in the last nine months.

The newly launched suburb reviews feature is just one additional enhancement designed make your rental journey easier today.

Rent.com.au Chief Executive Officer, Greg Bader said the company is working hard to change the way the rental industry operates in Australia: “We passionately believe that renting will become easier and less intimidating because of the initiatives we are developing,” he said.

Review your suburb today

If you have a Renter Resume, you can sign into your Rent.com.au account and update your current and past living arrangements in the residential history section.

Once completed, you’lll be asked to select some of the best features about your suburb. For example, is your suburb vibrant and busy, quiet and peaceful or close to the CBD? If it’s close to local schools or offers great public transport, share it with the world.

Haven’t signed up to Rent.com.au? Once you do, you’ll be prompted to create a Renter Resume and submit a suburb review when you enter your residential history.

You can create a Renter Resume and submit your suburb reviews on Rent.com.au. Get started today.


 

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