Google Maps is Stopping their Real Estate Listings, But We’ll Handle Your Search!

Google announced this week that they will be ending their real-estate listings service in Google Maps by February 10, 2011. The end of Google Real Estate search capabilities has been tied to an apparent lack of use, as well as the fact that real estate websites have developed superior search tools for localized markets. The search tool embedded into Google Maps was helpful in seeing the overall layout of available homes in an area, but the listings were often out of date and poorly described. Google Maps also mixed rental and sale properties, with some homes listed multiple times, which could be confusing to searchers. Here at the McDonald Group, we know that for most people, working with experienced real estate agents with an intimate knowledge of the area results in more successful home searches. We’ve got excellent real estate search tools, detailed coverage of Portland neighborhoods, and great resources that are specific to the unique Portland area. Best of all, our agents are on call 24/7, so if something catches your eye in your Portland Real Estate search or you have a question a computerized program can’t answer, we’re here for you.

We know that when people are looking to relocate to a new area, it can be hard to know where to start – that’s why specialized local real estate agencies are so valuable. An experienced real estate agent will know what you’re looking for, whether it’s new construction custom homes or historic bungalows in established neighborhoods, and will help you find the part of town that is best for you. It’s hard to know what a neighborhood is like when you’re just looking on a map! Here at the McDonald Group, we’ve got an extensive catalog of information about Portland Neighborhoods and cities throughout the Portland metropolitan area, Portland Foreclosure and Short Sale Information, as well as our Portland Real Estate blog that keeps you connected to developments in Portland activities, transportation, green homes, and more. While the Google Maps Real Estate function could be useful for home buyers and real estate agents alike, the truth of the matter is that experienced real estate agents can do what computer programs can’t. Contact the McDonald Group today to talk to a real person who knows Portland, knows real estate, and knows how to get you into your next home.

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