Google to drop real estate listings – Now what? Search www.HomesThatClick.com !!!
Google announced that it will drop real estate listings that real estate professionals upload to its classified site Google Base, as well as any for-sale, foreclosure, or rental properties through its search function on Google Maps.
The real estate listings at the site will discontinue by Feb. 10, 2011.
Google officials say they decided to stop featuring the real estate listings because of low usage and the popularity of other property-search tools on real estate Web sites. Google Base also is being replaced by Google Shopping APIs, which will not support real estate listings.
Google says visitors still will be able to be use Google to find real estate information and Web sites and explore neighborhoods through Google Street View.
"This does not come as a surprise to me," Pete Flint, CEO of property search site Trulia, told Inman News. "Even with Google's huge audience, it shows having listing data is clearly not enough to deliver a good real estate search experience and build audience."
I think this demonstrates more than ever why having an experienced agent work for you and send you the most up to date listings directly from our Columbus MLS is so very important. Up to Date data isn’t even available on Zillow or Trulia. So when searching for your new home- please consider www.HomesThatClick.com as your main real estate search site. We have done our best to make it user friendly. And you can sign up to receive new listings as they match your criteria sent directly to your in-box.
As a seller- you want an agent who markets you to the mass and not just the local market. Homes that Click syndicates our listings out to hundreds of websites and cross media for today’s buyers.
We invite you to interview us when buying or selling a home! We are here to assist in whatever your real estate needs may be. Buyer, Seller, or Investor!