Seattle-based John L. Scott Real Estate on Tuesday will launch new home search functionality to its Web site powered by Microsoft’s Virtual Earth platform, the brokerage company said today.

Visitors to JohnLScott.com will be able to use aerial imagery and interactive mapping features to look for homes. The imagery includes a 45-degree view of every home for sale in the greater Seattle area, the company said.

“The creation of High-Definition Home Search will revolutionize the real estate industry and how consumers look for homes,” said J. Lennox Scott, chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate. “By utilizing Microsoft’s Virtual Earth platform, visitors to JohnLScott.com will have the ability to immerse themselves in a simulated 3-D environment through the use of high-resolution imagery. Simply put, this is the quickest and easiest way to find a home.”

John L. Scott joins other real estate companies and Web sites that have incorporated aerial imagery and interactive mapping into home searches. Zillow.com, the home-valuation service launched in February by Expedia founder Richard Barton, also offers Microsoft’s Virtual Earth to help consumers scope out homes.

John L. Scott Real Estate, founded in 1931, today has 132 offices and more than 4,500 sales associates located throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Show Comments Hide Comments

Comments

Sign up for Inman’s Morning Headlines
What you need to know to start your day with all the latest industry developments
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive marketing emails from Inman.
Success!
Thank you for subscribing to Morning Headlines.
Back to top
Prepare for this fall with top agents & brokers at Connect Now this Tuesday.GET YOUR TICKET×
Limited time: Get 30 days of Inman Select for $5.SUBSCRIBE×
Log in
If you created your account with Google or Facebook
Don't have an account?
Forgot your password?
No Problem

Simply enter the email address you used to create your account and click "Reset Password". You will receive additional instructions via email.

Forgot your username? If so please contact customer support at (510) 658-9252

Password Reset Confirmation

Password Reset Instructions have been sent to

Subscribe to The Weekender
Get the week's leading headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Top headlines from around the real estate industry. Breaking news as it happens.
15 stories covering tech, special reports, video and opinion.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
It looks like you’re already a Select Member!
To subscribe to exclusive newsletters, visit your email preferences in the account settings.
Up-to-the-minute news and interviews in your inbox, ticket discounts for Inman events and more
1-Step CheckoutPay with a credit card
By continuing, you agree to Inman’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You will be charged . Your subscription will automatically renew for on . For more details on our payment terms and how to cancel, click here.

Interested in a group subscription?
Finish setting up your subscription