Google adds real estate search to Google Maps
Yesterday Google launched real estate search in New Zealand (click on the image below for a link to the search for “bulls”) The search facilities allow you to filter by the standard features such as bedrooms, bathrooms, parking, price and size.
There has been a lot of interest from the media wondering if the end is in sight for specialist real estate sites. The more ways we can get our data out there on the web and searchable the better. One of things that our users have told is that they love that you can get everything in one place. If we couldn’t aggregate the data that is spread across the various sites (Census, LINZ, MOE, etc) then the site wouldn’t have nearly the same richness of content. What we need to do is put our data at the point of use – and if that is through a Google Maps interface then we will be supporting this.