It was very interesting to hear that Google Maps is backing out of their Real Estate search facility. Reports say that Google Maps will no longer display the search option box that allows users to search for property listed for sale or rent in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Japan, effective February 10th.
When questioned why, Google Maps stated it wasn't closing the door entirely, but acknowledged that real estate specific websites
are doing a more than adequate job at displaying their own property-search tools.
We’re sure that Google Maps won’t leave Real Estate searches out of their future plans, and we’re sure we can expect bigger and better things from them in time to come? This will be an interesting topic to follow!