Google Maps Versus Real estate agents Australia

| July 13, 2009

There’s a new option to search for real estate in google australia: click on "show search options" and select "real estate" from the drop-down. The search results don’t seem to be powered by come from Google Base.

Google australia shows structured information about houses and lets you refine the results by price, number of bedrooms and bathrooms. Even if there aren’t too many advanced features, it’s interesting to see that Google Maps wants to index all the information that could be displayed on a map.


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Many real estate sites use Google Maps API and the first Google Maps mashup was HousingMaps, a site that displays Craigslist housing listings on a map. Last month, Trulia was one of the first sites that integrated Google Street View "to add efficiency to the real estate search experience and help home buyers discover more information about particular neighborhoods".

Other real estate website  worth checking out is

Suburb View – Australian Real Estate Search for Google Earth and

Real Estate, Property, Land and Homes for Sale, lease and rent …
Real Estate Institute of WA –
Real Estate for Sale, Rent and Share @


Google launches NZ real estate site – with so-so support from agents

Google is aiming to make itself the first stop for anyone searching for a new home online.

The search giant’s latest New Zealand service, a new real estate section of Google Maps, lets you search for a house by suburb, then drill down using parameters like price and house size.

Google says the new service is launching with tens of thousands of listings.

And when NBR checked, it was populated with listings from (the portal shared by Baleys, Barfoot & Thompson, LJ Hooker, Harcourts, Harveys and Ray White) and – but not, noteably, the country’s richest vein of listings: TradeMe’s real estate section

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