As some of you know, I'm a R.E. broker in the Wash DC metro area and also a technology entrepreneur.
I've co-founded a company that does something pretty neat: It sends location data to the browser. Here's why that's such a big deal:
For the first time, your MLS home search tool can be "location aware", meaning it knows where the user is, and can display the listings that are near that user.
Imagine using this on a phone! An agent or consumer could see the homes for sale around them, wherever they are.
It's great for a "I hate the house but love the neighborhood" type scenario.
In fact, our real estate company has taken the technology, called PointAbout, and applied it to our search tool. Check out www.TBHSE.com/mobile. You can also see a video of the tool in action below, and you can read about the company behind the location-based technology at PointAbout.com
I'm also actively looking for other Realtors that want to try hooking this into their local MLS system, either by using our mobile search interface or developing your own. Daniel.Odio@PointAbout.com or call me at 202.250.3846.
Video of PointAbout in Action: