Tag: mapping

  • How much lower can Move go?

    When I started at Move in May ’06, the stock (and my options) was priced at slightly above $6.  Today, I see the stock end today at $0.89, making for a very sad looking chart and definitive proof that I know nothing about timing my employment options.  I’m also not particularly good at reading financials, […]

  • Realtor.com Turns up the Heat and…

    …I really like how they’ve mapped it out!  😉 The Realtor.com team recently turned on a “heat map” option within their home valuation tool.  Here’s a heat map of Ballard in Seattle where you can really see the detail of the more expensive areas (in particular the areas around the water!): It’s clean, fast and […]

  • On the hunt for new real estate marketing tools!

    The great folks at Inman News have asked me to put together a 15 minute presentation at SF Connect this year… and I’m downright excited about it.   The title of my presentation:  50 Technologies To Help You Survive the Downturn. I’ve got some huge shoes to fill in that both Jamie Glenn of Trulia […]

  • Redfin releases a genuinely interesting update!

    According to their press release, they are now commingling MLS, FSBO and Foreclosure listings on one map… and this has me scratching my head! Are they allowed to do this? Isn’t this type of commingling of listings against MLS rules? Notice the purple and pink icons… Those are REO (foreclosures) and FSBOs, respectively (green icons […]

  • Google’s Street View for everyone…

    DotHomes, Trulia, and RealEstate.com (and I’m sure others) have added Google’s Street Views to their home search tools.   Despite all the press releases flying around about this feature, the real innovation is on Google’s site since everyone is just tapping into their stuff and becoming ever more tied to the Google mapping solution.

  • Trulia integrates Google’s street view photos into…

    …their home search. I think it is a great move by Trulia and outsourcing the task of collecting and organizing this task to Google has some obviously benefits over doing it in-house.  Collection/hosting costs are huge, but so are the potential legal headaches associated with being the original publisher of this information.

  • The 1st 4RealzEd event was yesterday and…

    I think I’ve recovered enough now to actually post about it! 🙂 Despite our best efforts to be prepared, the day started off a bit rough with a nearby mudslide taking out power in our building in the morning (meaning no hot coffee and no projector) and a 9-car pileup on a nearby freeway slowed […]

  • The worst part about the mapping patents…

    …that won’t go away is that I have to believe that people (at least at ESRI), were doing this stuff long before the patent was filed  (i.e. databasing and retrieving listings from a map!).

  • Going way back before I took my job at…

    …Move, I landed a 30-minute meeting with Dan Rosensweig (COO of Yahoo at the time), where I tried to convince him that I should lead up a team for Yahoo to build a platform that would help real estate professionals market themselves at a local level using the various tools Yahoo had in-house (at the […]

  • Joel lists 10…

    …great real estate search sites.