Hacker Connect January 16 in New York
An event for and by the real estate tech community

A Houston-area multiple listing service announced a first in pushing members' property listings information to Google Base, a free classified listings service operated by Google. The move is the first public announcement of an MLS supplying for-sale property details to Google Base, a beta site that also hosts information on autos, jobs, recipes, reviews, books, and people and company profiles, among a broad range of categories. The Houston Association of Realtors' MLS already posts property information at Realtor.com, a local newspaper Web site and other property-search Web sites. Several real estate brokerage companies also have announced that they are sending property information for display on Google Base, and competition among online property-search sites is heating up. Zillow and ...