In a move that’s set to topple property portal giants Rightmove and Findaproperty, Google has launched a new service that allows 'Googlers' to search for your property in Google maps.
Google finds data from UK property portals to display properties for sale, or to rent. Property portals such as Zoomf, PropertyLive, Zoopla and SmartNewHomes allow estate agents to list properties for free on their website.
Google then aggregates this data, combined with listings on estate agents sites such as Hamptons, Dezrez and, GMG Property Services, whose brands include Core and Vebra, and displays it on a Google map. See an example here.
Searchers can then further refine their search by price, property type, number of bedrooms and number of bathrooms.
Try a search now in maps. google.co.uk for any UK postcode, then click 'More' then select 'Properties'
How to list your Property for Free
For Estate Agents
Once you have decided on an estate agent to value and sell your property you can ask them to place a free listing on one of the property portals, such as zoomf, and Google will take care of the rest.
Don't be fooled into any talk of having to pay for an online listing or marketing cost as these services are completely free!
A listing on Findaproperty or Rightmove, however, does cost money. And can be expensive.
Google currently lets you submit a feed of your properties for free here, this will mean your listings are fed into the Google maps property search almost instantly.