Monday, July 27, 2009

One Stop Shopping for Homes?

Google released their real estate search engine about a year ago but this month they took a huge leap toward becoming one of the web's most trafficked real estate search engines.
Many enhancementa have been to dramatically improve the entire site. They have added more markers on the page and also a more intuitive search interface. As usual, they've also published a detailed explanation of the improvements.
It's cool to view listings in Google's familiar "Maps" interface and see how many listings are available in your However, like Zillow and Trulia, Google Real Estate search is still limited by the data it receives. As with most Real Estate search engines, Google relies on "feeds" to get current listings, not on an MLS database. As a result the data can be flawed or out dated.
For the most up to date information, we still recommend checking multiple sources and not using just Google.

1 comment:

  1. I sure learned that when we were looking for a place in the Adirondacks. In fact, the place we finally bought only appeared on one realtor's website and was an exclusive. So you never know what you'll miss if you don't keep looking!