“Archistar helps us speed up the process and makes it more efficient for us to determine the feasibility of development sites. The platform has doubled, or perhaps even tripled, my productivity.“
“I work with the Teach Me About Property Acquisitions Team as part of a development team that looks for potential development sites. We mainly look at duplex sites, townhouses, and acreage that we can subdivide.
Before Archistar, The Teach Me About Property Acquisitions Team would have to spend a lot of time looking at realestate.com.au to see what’s on the market. When searching for off-market sides, we’d have to drive around to find something suitable. We didn’t have the luxury of tools, like NearMaps, so we had to physically go to a site or suburb to check it out.
I’d also have to manually find council documents and regulations, which I saved directly on my computer. It involved a lot of going out and doing manual work, rather than just having it available to me online in a central location. For example, we’d have to physically go to the council to draw out maps, which took a huge amount of time.”
What has changed since you started using Archistar?
“I now use Archistar every couple of days. It helps when looking at potential sites and the areas that we’re interested in. We look at both off-market and on-market properties, so we’re constantly using the platform to find new opportunities.
Archistar helps a lot with speeding up the process and makes it more efficient and quicker for us to determine the feasibility of development sites.
The platform also helps us to determine what we can build. The generator has all of the council regulations installed into it, so we don’t have to hunt them down. Again, that makes our processes much more efficient.”
What are the key benefits you have experienced with Archistar?
“Being able to access all of the local council’s information using the platform is very helpful for us. It saves us from having to go to each council to get documents, download them, and try to arrange all of that information for ourselves. The Teach Me About Property Acquisitions Team don’t have to physically visit any councils anymore, which is a major plus.
I believe the platform has doubled, or perhaps even tripled, my productivity. This is especially the case when searching for off-market properties. You can narrow things down, see which properties have potential, and use tools, like the zoning layers, to help you. I am able to scan through a lot more properties and dismiss the ones that do not suit my criteria.
The platform also gets us a lot closer to where we need to be with sites and it just speeds up the process for us.
But if I could only keep one feature, it would have to be the easy access to council rules. It saves so much digging around.”