Google Maps Introduces Real Estate Search

November 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Google

Google Maps Real Estate Search Engine

Google Maps has a new real estate feature, it can now perform full real estate searches. If you are currently in the market for a new home, then Google’s real estate search may be able to help.

To get real estate queries, simply enter the address of the home for sale or enter the local city + homes for sale, it will bring back a search form you can use to find a home.

The listings are not from Google, they are linked to external websites which are not owned by Google. I can’t tell if the listings are actual scrapes or if they are optimized for inclusion. I am not sure if Google has a method for getting listed or if they just find you. However, I speculate they are scrapes, if not scrapes then it may be private relationships with select websites to show their listings.

I would say the easiest way to get listed would be to perform a search in your local area then find out which websites Google are pulling from and then list your home for sale on those websites.

I remember when Google base handled these type searches, but since Base has been retired in the sense of what it was known for, I guess Google decided to utilize Google maps for its categorized local searches. I would suspect autos are next.

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