Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Bye Bye Rightmove
Google, the worldâ€™s biggest search engine, today added residential property listings to its Google Maps service. It claims the new feature already covers â€œhundreds of thousandsâ€ of homes for sale and rent. The move to break into property follows months of speculation and allows estate agents and online portals alike to upload their listings directly to Google Maps at no cost. Private sellers will also be allowed to list their properties. Google has reached deals with Zoopla, Vebra, SmartNewHomes, PropertyLive and others to add their listings to the service.