Properazzi is a multi search engine that scans property websites and provides access to over 1,800,000 properties for sale or rent in 45 European countries. Searchers can limit searches to particular towns or countries, by price, keyword and sale or rental. A Google powered map allows another method of locating a particular place or region.
Individual property entries are limited to the information provided by the originating website, but they include price (obviously), usually a photograph and a description of the property. Clicking on the property takes the searcher through to the originating website in a (removable) Properazzi frame.
Overall I found it to be an easy to use, intuitive search engine. Nice additions were the ability to have RSS feeds and a widget to send results to a mobile phone. I would like to see more use of Web 2.0 concepts, perhaps with links to information on specific regions detailing things like population statistics, crime figures, local government information and so on. The ability to post queries or have discussions about particular areas would also be a welcome addition. However, if you’re looking for property in Europe and don’t want to chase around a wide number of different property websites, Properazzi is certainly worth spending some time with.
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