Why not give our Madison area real estate search a whirl and see Google Streetview in action for yourself? Then let us know what you think. We'd love to hear your views! Posted by Jolenta Averill on
Jolenta - Congrats on the new feature. Your site continues to amaze me with all the cool new features. Do your users ever notice or take advantage of them? That would be a very cool metric to track.Posted by Cary NC Real Estate on Friday, September 18th, 2009 at 2:53pm
Jolenta, I would prefer my customers do not have the google street view because the photos from my photographers supply are much better and current. How many features does a customer need to get the information they want without confusing them with too much mumbo jumbo? Overall google street view is ok for real estate, but not necessary.Posted by Robert Worthington on Friday, September 18th, 2009 at 4:27pm
Jolenta - Great additions to your site! I'm sure home buyers will get a much more well rounded perspective of the neighborhood by using StreetView and Bird's Eye View.
Robert - I agree with you that photographers provide great, more up-to-date photos. In the past I have used StreetView to show clients (virtually) where a home of interest was located. In one instance the builder did an infill project in a not so desirable neighborhood for my client. Using photos of just the home only provided one perspective whereas StreetView offers a 360-degree look at the surrounding area.
You're dead on about too many tools too. I hope in the future IDX vendors give us the ability to add and subtract search tools so that we can tailor our searches to meet the needs of our client base.