Google Real Estate

I don’t post unoriginal content too often, but this one intrigues me.

Google is getting into Real Estate search? HousingMaps and Zillow better start getting worried. That’s scary. Not only for them, but for us. No, we’re not into real estate. But, who’s to say they wouldn’t do the same to the rental market? If they did go into the real estate and rental search business, so many companies start going out of business.

I don’t want to be scared of them (or of Craigslist for that matter). But, I am. Seth Godin would tell us to do something these guys can’t. Change quickly. Add what people want and take away what people don’t want.

I have been racking my brain on what would be beneficial to people looking for rentals, beyond what a search in Google or Craigslist would provide and I haven’t come up with anything outstanding yet.

Do you rent? How do you find your next rental? Why do you do that?

Nate Ritter lives in the Pacific Northwest (U.S.), popularized the #hashtag and creates web applications for a living. He also does miles and point hacking to enable cheap travel for his family. More here →

7 Comments on "Google Real Estate"

  1. Isaac says:

    Some sort of neighborhood profiling… tie in the crime rate in the neighborhood availablity of public transportation movie rentals, rivers, beaches, skiing, grocery stores, schools etc…

  2. Isaac says:

    Is there any way to customize the main page of so that from the ip address it recognizes at lesat the area code of the ip and then puts the properties that are in that area? Kind of like all my ads that pop up are Portland specific…etc…etc…etc

  3. Isaac says:

    pictures pictures pictures…good pictures

    This is a dog shelter here in Portland…one thing they do GREAT that I love is their pictures of their dogs. They don’t settle for just a snapshot, but it is well lit and high quality.


  4. nate says:

    Awesome! Thanks dude.

  5. nate says:

    Please keep the suggestions coming…

  6. Isaac says:

    On the main page…make is easier to pick out what it is you do…hard to figure out…


  7. Isaac says:

    Hook up with real-estate agencies all over the country to carry their rental properties on your site…gives you more national coverage…


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