Nik De, Real Estate Technology (Koodle)

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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I agree with Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - also many IDXs can be integrated and SEO'd for search results.  

Jun 19, 2016 07:00 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Nik,

I don't think that will happen.  The MLS (or if you like Realtor.com) have search features on them for the basic stuff, but I don't see them being able to find the perfect house. 

 

Like you, when I search on a technical topic the first couple results are usually spot on for what I need.  Usually the top result.  There is no "personal" factor involved.  I'm not searching for something that has an emotional connection, I'm searching for "how to fix an AR user's facebook issue" or "how to correct the missing ; error thrown when launching GNURadio Companion on Debian."  A house can match all the search parameters, but until I go in it, I can't tell if it will be "the one" for me.  There are qualitative or "non-physical" factors (for lack of a better term) in home buying.

Jun 19, 2016 06:02 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

No machine will ever be able to match a buyer and a home. There are too many variables most of which are unknown to the buyer until they start looking at houses. And then the compromising starts. Buy a few homes or help some people buy some home and you will understand.

Jun 19, 2016 06:36 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't use G - I find their results no longer relevant - I use Bing - it is what G was before G started down the path they are on

Jun 19, 2016 11:06 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I agree with Kathleen Daniels who agreed with Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA 

Jun 19, 2016 09:20 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm with Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA and Kathleen Daniels on this one.

Jun 19, 2016 11:54 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

That's not how you shop for homes but for a toaster - that's ok.

I'm confused at your question.

Jun 19, 2016 07:04 AM
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Frank Darienzo
Exit Realty - Spring Hill, FL
Realtor serving all of Tampa Bay.

I would anticipate only minor issues.

Jun 20, 2016 10:29 AM
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Emanuele Intorrella
Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors® Oakland - Oakland, NJ
Real Estate Agent Oakland NJ Franklin Lakes

Try doing some speacial searchs in google.

 

1) put a phrase in quotes and it will only include pages with the same words in the same order

2) use the all in title search to find pages specific.  ex   allintitle:lake front home nj    

There are other strategies...

this will help you find the exact landing page for a lake front home in NJ

 

Any other questions feel free to text me 973-220-5801

 

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Phone: 973-220-5801 Anytime!
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Jun 20, 2016 04:53 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I believe there is a google real estate!

Jun 20, 2016 01:33 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Boy have to stop and think about this one.

Jun 20, 2016 12:48 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

There is a problem not recognized in your question. This problem I will explain contributes to the ever increasing segmentation of our society. The issue is what we hope to accomplish through search engines is determined by what we have done. Investing more thought suggests how can one expect anything new when all things are predetermined by the past. How can one experience real change?

But, it seems. finding what is expected is all that is hoped to achieve.

What is GOOGLE NOT showing you?

Regarding your question, what does the searcher expect to see when they search for a condo?

Some expect to see an apartment type property. Others understand what condo actually means and realize it is an incorrect search term for the consumer looking for apartment type real estate.

This discrepancy exists regarding many aspects of real estate and varies dramatically from region to region.

Zdevil has addressed the issue by replacing data with their own interpretation. The result has been blatant misrepresentation and deception. Zdevil is an advertising company therefore need not conform to any standards or accuracy required of real estate enterprises.

Project UpStream is an effort for the real estate industry to rake back some control, but even this project will not solve the native issues of how real estate sales are executed from state to state and region to region.

The agent will continue to be the one 'ripped off' regardless of what solutions are developed.

 

 

Jun 19, 2016 11:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Be wary of perfection. 

Jun 19, 2016 09:31 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Buyers  do not know what they want most of the time. They ask for one type of house and end up buying something else.

Jun 19, 2016 09:24 PM
Rainmaker
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Because there never are. After years of buyers sending me listing after listing after listing that are just PERFECT for them on the screen,  NOT ONCE has the house they "found" online ever been "the one."  There is way more to it then looking at photos on a computer. 

Jun 19, 2016 09:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You should provide information for searching on your website.

Jun 19, 2016 08:43 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

All the data and variables that go into choosing one property over another make a Google-like search impossible. Vector analysis might be more applicable in searching.

Jun 19, 2016 06:37 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nik De - nice idea and if you can find a solution to this, you have hit a jackpot....

Jun 19, 2016 04:14 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Just punch in your criteria into the mls, then browse a bit to narrow it down.

Too much bs in re adds to get a google search to work.

Jun 19, 2016 02:36 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I think there are too many variables in houses

Jun 19, 2016 11:44 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Shhhhh...do you want them to become the next Zillow?

Jun 19, 2016 11:16 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Google does not have the detailed MLS information.

Jun 19, 2016 10:22 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    I look at the MLS for both of my markets; I have a good feel for what is out there.  When a buyer gives me specifics, I can search the MLS for actives, and take it from there.

Jun 19, 2016 10:17 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

There is no house that is exactly the same. Locations, upgrades, floor plans, features differentiate properties from each other. A home search is an emotional decision. Don't think google is that advanced.

Jun 19, 2016 07:57 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

The MLS is the most current and accurate place to search, why search anywhere else.

Jun 19, 2016 07:33 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

 There are not even 100 fields to fill in my MLS so I don't see how a home search could ever find the perfect house.  However I believe many IDX sites can narrow down to just a few.  

Jun 19, 2016 06:09 AM
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Nik - As hard as it is for us (and our buyers) to know what a perfect fit would be, I don't see how an algorithm could do any better.

Jun 19, 2016 06:07 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have not been able to get that lucky with Google searches.

Jun 19, 2016 05:15 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Nik De Google is not the place where agents looks for properties for their clients. REALTORS® belong to an Multiple Listing Service (MLS) to search for properties that are listed by other agents.

Jun 19, 2016 04:54 AM