Properazzi Takes a Snapshot of Europe's Real Estate Market

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If you thought Trulia has had a tough time trying to pull together all US based listings into a single unified search tool, imagine what Properazzi.com had to accomplish.

They’ve just launched an early beta version of the first pan-European property search tool; so whether you’re hunting for property in Hungary, searching for a apartment in Spain, or checking out a house in the Czech Republic – there’s almost 1.3 million properties on this site for you to peruse.

What sets Properazzi apart from the pack, at least in my mind anyway, are the particular challenges they’ve had to overcome to pull this off; namely that they have had to provide the search tool in over 90 different currencies and more than 25 languages. (Which begs the question, when will see even a Spanish language version of any of the US based realty search tools?)

Properazzi has chosen to adopt a radius search interface similar to Realty Roundup (see New Real Estate Search Mashups). You can choose the size of the radius and click on an area of the map to narrow down the search results. Unfortunately, once you are past the first page, the properties themselves are not geocoded so there is no map available of your results. There also doesn’t seem to be many options to either reset or refine your search. Hopefully these are kinks that will be worked out in future versions.

All in all though, an impressive first step. As Renthusiast points out, Properazzi has been shortlisted as one of the Red Herring 100 most promising private ventures in Europe. More on the Properazzi blog.

Properazzi is based in Barcelona, Spain.