Google has launched a new real estate search feature that will allow users to see which property is for rent or sale in any suburb.
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Potential home buyers can enter a city or suburb and see all the available listings represented by markers or small circles on the map.
Google’s Product Manager, Andrew Foster said, “Given the importance of location to a home search, we’ve made it easy for home buyers and renters to see listings that match their criteria on Google Maps even as they pan and zoom the map to different areas.”
“We know that many Australian home buyers are already using Google Maps in their house-hunting, and by adding real estate listings to the map we’re putting everything together for them in one place,” added Foster.
Users can also refine their search by price, type of property, bedrooms, bathrooms, and parking. The map will automatically update with relevant listings when panned or zoomed to another suburb, and when the search criteria is changed.
Clicking on a marker or a small circle will provide more information about the listing, as well as the contact details of the listing agent and a link to their website.
Google Maps offers a number of other useful tools for home buyers and renters, including driving directions to help find properties to visit, Street View to let them virtually visit potential neighbourhoods, and Transit information to help them plan commutes.