by buyers, for buyers
How much will that home sell for?, What's it really like? realAs tells you what the agents won't. It's like nothing you've used before.
You've installed the app, so you're already on your way.
Check the welcome screen then tap to allow location services. Up comes the map of where you are.
Tap the magnifying glass and enter a suburb or postcode
The blues have price predictions, the greys are still waiting.
Tap on a blue Owl. Up comes the address, the agent's quote and the realAs prediction.
Tap Map or List (!)
You need to join realAs to see predictions, make comments and follow homes. Tap on any blue Owl and fill in the popup.
Because good things happen:
Join up other devices?
Your phone, your tablet, your desktop or laptop - you can keep them all up-to-date by logging in with the same email address and password you used when you first joined realAs.
Whatever you like as long as it's nobody else's. It's the name others will see.
That small star at the top of the screen? One tap and it turns grey and adds the home to your Follow List. One more tap and it takes it off your list.
When homes are added to your Follow List you'll receive daily or weekly (you choose) notifications when prices change or comments are made.
Tap the Menu tab and you'll find it.
Tap the quote symbol.
You can keep notes private or make them public. Nobody else sees your estimates.
Enter your email address where you're prompted and we'll send you a new one - please write it down so you can join up your other phones, tablets or computers.
You have to join realAs. Tap on any blue Owl and fill in the popup.
No. It shouldn't happen, but as with any app, it can. If it happens often, try deleting the app and re-installing it from the App Store (it's free). If it still happens, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what you were doing when it happened.
The chances are that it's nothing you did wrong - that it's something we need to fix.
No. There has to be an internet connection so you can receive 'live' information.
Yes, there are boilovers.
David Morrell's advice? Walk away.
When you know what a price should be and it looks like a home will sell for well above that, either save your money (there will be others) or go ahead but be aware that your purchase is probably being made for emotional reasons.
There are bargains. Smile.
They don’t get any fresher. They’re ‘live’. Historical data plays only a small part in realAs predictions.
realAs is for established residential homes - houses and apartments. It does not include commercial properties, land, new developments or rental accommodation (we've got to start somewhere).
realAs only has homes which are for sale. If your home is on the market and we haven’t picked it up, give it a few days and check again. If it’s still not here, please email email@example.com and let us know.
Yes and no. So far we are strongest along the East Coast, but we're growing stronger everywhere else every day. The more people use realAs, the stronger we get.
realAs is based on one simple truth: It's buyers, not agents, who decide how much to pay.
That's the key.
How realAs is different is that it brings two proven methods together in a new way: crowd-sourced data (your own and other buyers' estimates) and predictive computing (the realAs algorithm).
It's first-in-the-world accuracy that has not been possible before.
A lot more accurate than most people expect. We have listened to and surveyed hundreds of buyers everywhere from outside homes for sale to on the web. Most tell us that they want to know how much a home will sell for within 10% of its actual selling price.
realAs does a lot better than that. Currently:
That includes private sales and auctions.
... is the first question almost everyone asks.
There are checks built into the algorithm which already discover close to 80% of test manipulations. That figure will continue to improve.
There is also the fail-safe of people like you calling out suspect results. They're followed up and persistent manipulators can be identified and blocked.
... is often the second question.
realAs is by buyers, for buyers. Its comments areas are similar to sites such as TripAdvisor, Yelp and Urbanspoon.
If you disagree with a comment, say so. If you believe a comment is unfair or is attempting to manipulate a sale, alert realAs by tapping the Flag icon next to the comment and we'll take action. 'Nuisance' users can be identified and blocked.
Our over-riding concern is trust. We will do all that we can to make sure you can trust what you see on realAs.
realAs Community Guidelines
realAs takes pride in being real and transparent. While we want to encourage healthy discussion about real estate, we may occasionally remove posts that don't fit our community guidelines outlined below.
Please note that any comments that do not comply with the guidelines may be removed,
Likewise, if you see any comments that are not compliant with the above, we would love to hear from you. Our email is hello@realAs.com
Remember, you are entirely responsible for the content of, any comments or material you post on realAs and any resulting harm this may cause. Also, we value real people and any accounts known to be fake will be removed.
Finally, we reserve the right to: modify, reformat, reject or remove any material that you upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available on the app; change or discontinue realAs or any feature or service on realAs at any time.
We look forward to your feedback and helping you along your property journey!
We'd love to say yes, but the answer is no. There are times realAs will be wrong. We believe that's less often than anything else on the web, but you must still confirm realAs predictions and information for yourself.
Completely. We are not associated with any real estate agent or website or with anyone or any company which could present a conflict of interest. realAs is wholly for buyers.
We encourage everyone to have their say as freely as possible, but to keep things friendly we will remove comments that:
If you become aware of any such comments, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
You also acknowledge that you are responsible for any content or comments you make - in both ethical and legal senses.
There are community guidelines available on our web site http://realAs.com
Australia's first buyers' agent. Battler for buyers for longer than anyone and winner at auctions, private sales, in courts and parliaments (laws have changed because of David's crusade against under-quoters).
He's our mentor. Now he's yours too.
realAs was David's idea. He has long known that it's buyers who decide how much to pay and that knowing what a sale price will be levels the playing field - and puts an end to agents' manipulations.
In 2011, RMIT University took up the challenge to develop a method that will predict prices. The marriage of crowd-sourced data and machine learning leads to the realAs algorithm.
It's the Hills Hoist of valuation systems - an Australian world-beater.
realAs has been comparing what agents say homes will sell for against what they actually sell for. Some agents are a lot better (more honest?) than others.
Yes. They can be ranked.
When you enter agent quotes and sales results you're helping build a ranking system which can help put an end to under-quoting. That will help everyone including, especially, honest agents.
It's on the way. In the meantime, go to realAs.com on your Android device and add the link to your home screen.
It’s not here? Please get in touch at email@example.com and we’ll get back to you.