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.
…although I’m sure there is a logic behind the purchase of the brokerage Distinctive Homes and Land by their realestate.com division.
Maybe my problem is that I don’t really get realestate.com. I’m presuming they sell leads to agents (or what would be the purpose of their When AgentsCompete… You Win! product and calls to action of “receive an immediate call” throughout the site). Are they buying a brokerage because they’ll be able to get a bigger slice of the pie if the agents are in-house?