propsmart – Finally a good MLS/google maps mashup

I just happened to catch a Google ad for propsmart, and I’m glad that I did. I enjoy regularly browsing real estate listings in both Michigan and Massachusetts. The web-based browsing systems have been gradually improving, but none of them have yet got it right. propsmart is a big step in the right direction. For those of you who have seen Housing Maps, this is basically housing maps applied to MLS and several other data sources, rather than just Craigslist.

In particular, all the previous services I have used have been attached to one brokerage or another, and have considered it their solemn duty to exclude FSBO properties and maintain the real estate agent oligopoly. A service like propsmart, or a similar one, has the possibility to greatly improve the FSBO market, and improve information flow in the real estate market in general.

propsmart is far from perfect. But it is much better than anything I’ve seen. Check it out.

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  1. Thanks for the writeup, Richard. Glad you like Propsmart so far, and be assured, we’re working hard on improvements.