In its never ending quest for world dominance, Google is now putting real estate listings on its popular Google Maps platform. I have to say that it’s pretty

Just go to Google Maps and type in a city/town or street address. On the “More” pull down menu on the right side, there is a box for real estate. Check the box and real estate listings will populate on the map. You can click on each listing for more information and a link to the listing broker. You can also refine your real estate search by for sale, for rent, foreclosure, bedroom/bath, and square footage on the left sidebar.

For all my realtor friends who are wondering how to take advantage of this powerful tool, the answer is that your listings via your personal or company website need to be syndicated to Google.  Here are a few how to articles:

Active Rain

Google Real Estate Listings

Virgina Real Estate Blog