How to scrape idealista property listings step by step (no code)

By Admin @March, 30 2022

how to scrape idealista property listings step by step (no code)

Buying a house is one of the most important investments a person ever makes. Needless to say, this important investment comes with a lot of deliberation and careful decision making. And to help individuals make the best decision possible, real estate companies are turning to web scraping and data-driven strategy. 

Successful real estate business is backed by careful planning and strategising. To help the real estate agencies grow and flourish, this planning has to be assisted with comprehensive sets, which can yield meaningful insights. 

And that’s where Web scraping comes into play. 

Real estate data scraping involves going through large quantities of data on various websites to collect and analyse data and draw actionable insights. With new listing and properties emerging every day, it’s practically impossible to keep track of them manually or detect any patterns without proper tools. 

Our Idealista web scraper takes into account various parameters to give you the best results possible. 

This tutorial will show you how to scrape idealista for all  Spanish/Portuguese property listings for sale and rent.

We will be using the idealista web scraping tool available at WebAutomation Marketplace.

What kind of data can you get by scraping Idealista? 

  1. Basic_Description
  2. Title
  3. House_Type
  4. Price
  5. Price_per_SQM
  6. Year_Built
  7. Idealista_Reference
  8. Energy_Effiency
  9. condition
  10. Bedrooms
  11. Bathrooms
  12. Lift
  13. Garden
  14. Swimming_Pool
  15. Terrace
  16. Built_SQM
  17. Garage
  18. Land_Plot_SQM
  19. Floor
  20. Listing_Updated
  21. Location
  22. Sub_District
  23. District
  24. Town
  25. Region
  26. GMapLink
  27. Detailed_Description
  28. Advertiser_Reference
  29. Advertiser_Name
  30. Advertiser_Tel
  31. Advertiser_Owner_Type
  32. Estimated_Map
  33. Latitude
  34. Longitude
  35. itemKey
  36. url
  37. timestamp

we are going to explain how to use the webautomation automated Idealista scraper to extract the data from Idealista. With the help of webautomation, you will be able to extract home listings for sale and rent, price, location, region, etc.

 

For this user guide, we are going to use Webautomation.io Wizard mode

 

Step 1: Sign up /Sign in

If you don’t have an account on webautomation, please use the signup link for a free trial. New users can use the email address to create an account.

Step 2: Find the Idealista Scraper

When you log in, you will be redirected to the ‘Get started wizard’. Go to the search bar and enter ‘Idealista’ and then click on the search icon on the right side as shown below. After getting the search result click on it to activate.

 

Step 3: Find exact URLs from Idealista

Go to the Idealista in a new tab, and then find the result by using the search feature. For example, let's search for property for sale in Marbella, Malaga, Spain.

When your search is completed, copy the URL and go back into WebAutomation. Find the URL below that we used.

https://www.idealista.com/en/venta-viviendas/marbella-malaga/con-precio-desde_3000000,metros-cuadrados-mas-de_900,de-cuatro-cinco-habitaciones-o-mas,tres-banos-o-mas,publicado_ultima-semana/

P.S 

The only valid format for URLs contains viviendas/, -casas/, /arrendar-quarto/ and starts with https://www.idealista.com

 

Note: To get the best result, make sure you use the more specific keyword in the Idealista search so that you will get the exact result and do not waste credits on unwanted results.

 

Step 4: Add values in the extractor

Users should have the ability to enter ‘Maximum rows’ to extract.

Users should have the ability to enter the ‘Starter Links’ and then click on ‘Save & Continue’. 

 

Note: All valid Starter URLs must contain viviendas/, -casas/, /arrendar-quarto/ and exclude /mapa-google  as shown above.

Step 5: Run the Extractor

Users should have the ability to click on the "Run now " button to start the extractor session as shown below.

 

Step 6: WebAutomation will get the data

Depending on the number of rows needed to be extracted it will take some time even in some cases hours to scrape all the results. The extractor will show the status as running while collecting all the data. Data preview of 15 rows are shown below.

 

 

Step 7: Download the data

There are two ways to download the data.

 
  1. Users should be notified by email once the extractor is finished. Users can click on the given link and redirect to their account and go to the Data tab to download the data.

  2. Users can directly login in webautomation tool and go to the Data tab to download the data.

Users should have the ability to download the data as CSV, JSON, XLSX, XML, and JL as shown below.

 

 

Step 8: Open the Data File

In this example, I am showing you a CSV file to download the report, so we will use Microsoft Excel to open the file. 

 

Benefits of web scraping Idealista?

The real estate business is very competitive. To stay ahead in the game, a data-driven strategy is a must. 

Here are a few things that scraping Idealista can help you with:

  1. Better property activities

Pricing is one of the most curricula components of the real estate business. You always need to price a property just right. It can’t be too high or it will deter off customers, too low and people will not take it into their consideration set. Web scraping can help real estate agents price their property in a way that appeals to their consumer.

By collecting data on the nearby properties, they can arrive at an average property price and then based on the amenities can fix a price that yields them a profit. 

 
  1. Keep track of your competitors

When you keep an eye on what your competitors are doing, you become better equipped to sell your own property. Having competitor information always keeps you on top of the game and come out with innovative solutions which will help you to tackle them better.

 
  1. Vacancy Rate monitoring

By scraping real estate websites regularly, one can easily keep an eye on how often is a property rented and its current pricing. Analysing this data can open up opportunities for business and growth. 

 

Scraping Idealista is a great start to a data-driven strategy to grow your business. Our Idealista web scraper makes it easier than ever. With just a click of a button, you will have a plethora of data to work with. 

And the best part? 

Our web scraper requires no coding. 

With WebAutomation, web scraping is just that easy. 

Sign up for a free trial for our Idealista web scraper and start growing your business today. 

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