Sorry I’ve been absent for a few weeks. I’ve been out of town in Arkansas and Mississippi and just missed out on qualifying for the 2010 Bassmaster Classic. I mean it was dang close and would’ve been better if it was a blowout. It really drained me emotionally, not to mention the physical toll, but now I’m back in the real estate game and a normal life. I’ve been showing homes to buyers from out of town basically all day for the past week and just glad I live in Florida where the weather’s warm and sunny all the time.
Here’s a few links if it’s something that interest you:
It sounds like Google is saying game on with the announcement of their latest enhancements to http://maps.google.com/real estate. They’ve added a bunch of improvements to their real estate search and listings will now be included in their default map views. You had to specify real estate before, but now you it’s there every time you look at Google maps.
They also give a better view of the distribution of properties by adding markers that show the 10 most relevant listings and a small circle that allows you to get more detailed info on the property.
Google’s been collecting real estate data through Google Base for years and now they’ve got the data to make a strong push into real estate searches on the internet. I know this because the company I work for, Coldwell Banker, has been feeding data to them for years.
I gotta admit, I use Google to find nearly everything. I like the fact that Google’s getting into the game simply because of the fact that you can also use Google Street View alongside the search results. Now you can take a virtual stroll through the neighborhood after you find a house that you like.