Property for sale and Google Maps

By Posted 18 Jun 2010, 17:33

People who are house hunting may see a property they like in the paper or in an estate agents window, but when they drive round to view the house the surrounding area might not be desirable. Now house hunters will have more tools at their disposal thanks to Google Maps.

Gerald Lynch from TechDigest is reporting that house hunters can now search for properties through Google Maps. People looking for properties can search by location, number of bedrooms, price and type.

Google’s product manager Andrew Foster said “About half of the queries on Google have a geographic component. We want Google Maps to be a map that contains all of the world’s information,” “We know that many UK home buyers are already using Google Maps in their house-hunting, and by adding property listings to the map we’re putting everything together for them in one place.”

Click here to try the service for yourself.

  • http://www.sell-rentback.org.uk Antonina Goerges

    Thanks for your intriguing write-up.I’m sorry I can’t add more to it as I have no knowledge with real estate, but can you help me as you seem to be like a wealth of knowledge. If I advertise my own house without having a real estate agent, what is my vulnerability to liability to a customer? Say I promote a property that has recognized or unidentified defects. What is the responsibility I’m exposed to, if this is certainly not revealed to the consumer? I’m sure all states are diverse, but I’m sure there are some normal guidelines. Especially, I’d like to recognize what Nebraska’s are generally, if feasible. Many thanks in advance.