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Facebook Messenger creates app with Domain property

Thanks to a partnership between Facebook Messenger and property company Domain, an app has been created to make house-hunting in Australia even easier.

With this app, people can look up prices of property that's close to them throughout Facebook Messenger, reports Business Insider Australia.

For those interested in the service, you simply use the app to talk to a bot that's connected to Domain.

Messenger bots have been part of Facebook's service since April and have been snapped up by the real-estate site.

Domain has since been using this capability to connect potential home-buyers with listings in their surrounding area - to find them the homes that they want with the least amount of fuss.

To use the service, those who are hoping to buy a house drop a pin on a map and are then sent a variety of listings within a few minutes.

Not only this, but the app and drop pin will look up price guides of specific properties that the user has searched.

Domain has an extensive database, which holds information on 13 million different houses, meaning there are a huge amount of places for discerning customers.

Damon Pezaro, Domain's chief product officer, says: "Consolidating property search into one of the most popular consumer apps creates a whole new experience for Domain's audience."

Mr Pezaro has pointed out that people, including those who are looking to buy a house, normally spend about 85 per cent of the time "using just five smartphone apps each month".

One of these is the Facebook Messenger app and by "creating a Domain bot for Messenger [it] allows a more natural communication interaction". It also means that consumers won't have to waste time flicking between different apps and websites, cutting down the amount of time it takes to find a property they like.

By building on the consumer interest in digital devices, Domain is pioneering the future of home-buying in Australia.

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