I really like some of the tools that Propsmart has just released!
They’ve added all the features that one would expect from a web2.0 real estate site (map-based searching and RSS feeds). Some of the great features I’ve found so far include:
- Nationwide residential, commercial, land and apartments
- Map-based searching over Google Maps
- RSS feeds for each search
- Exports to Google Earth
- Comments on listings
- Forums for general discussions
Overall, it is an impressive set of features and includes a fun, easy-to-use interface.
There were also some minor software bugs (like when I tried to export one of my searches to Google Earth, I ended up with a different set of listings), but I’m sure those will be worked out in the near future.
Their big problem is that they don’t have MLS data. I know this is by design (and even a central part of their manifesto), but without a more comprehensive database of information, I just can’t see this site getting much traction.
Let there be no doubt that they could get a small slice of a very big pie, but like Trulia, I just wouldn’t recommend people to the site unless they can get “all” the listings!