16 February 2011

My experience with listing a property on TradeMe.co.nz

we've been listing our house for almost three weeks, here are some thoughts:

1. It's too expensive. Listing privately costs us more than $260, but just $60 to an agent

2. The process itself is crap, the UI is crap. I can't reorder photos for example. The edit session isn't saved (I had to re-enter twice), very poor.

3. No insights other than number of views. How do I know out of the 2102 visits so far how many were genuine visitors and not search engines? You don't even tell me how many people have put it on their watchlist.

Come on TradeMe, you've got a monopoly now, have you stopped innovating?