REA Group, publisher of Australia's biggest property listings website realestate.com.au, has reported a 25% rise in interim net profits after tax for the half year to December 31 of $51.6 million.
It's Australian division, which generates 90% of group revenue, increased revenue by 21% to $144.7 million.
Paying agent numbers fell by 4% from 9,324 to 8,982 compared with the previous comparable period, but average revenue per agent rose 27% to $1,924 on the back of them taking pricier premium advertising packages.
Site visits lifted by 2% to 19.4 million across its three Australian websites realestate.com.au, realcommercial.com.au and property.com.au.
Australian real estate listings on realestate.com.au declined 2% year-on-year to 749,634.