Visitors Explore Neighborhoods with a Whole New View

Google Maps Street View(TM) Addition Provides Users Drive-By Real Estate

Experience from the Comfort of their Own Homes

Apr 21, 2008, 01:00 ET from

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today, will provide the Google Maps Street View(TM) feature across
 its entire portal of nearly two million real estate listings. The addition
 of Street View, which was made possible by implementing the Google Maps(TM)
 API (application program interface), brings online real estate search one
 step closer to real life.'s addition of Street View is an innovative feature for
 real estate Web sites and gives visitors a true, first-hand experience from
 the comfort of their own home computers. Street View, which has imagery
 from over 40 metropolitan regions nationwide, was recently added to the
 Google Maps API, which provides developers and companies the ability to
 easily integrate Google Maps into their Web sites.
     "We're really excited about adding the Street View feature from Google
 Maps to because it provides our visitors a new and
 interesting viewpoint for their online real estate searches," says Greg
 Hanson, vice president of product excellence for "Working
 with Google has allowed us to achieve speed to market with this feature,
 and we look forward to hearing from our customers to see what they think."
     Street View is currently offered in 40 metro areas (complete list
 below). can now offer its visitors Street View access to
 home listings in approximately 500 cities within those metros. Previously,
 visitors to viewed an album of photographs including several
 inside and outside pictures of available properties. Now, where Street View
 imagery is available, a visitor will also see a "Street View" link located
 below the listing information where they can click and get a drive-by snap
 shot of the house and a 360 degree tour of the street and the neighborhood.
     The adoption of Street View by is the latest innovation
 in a series of tools and services created, tested and offered by the
 company. Founded in 2003, has grown to become one of the
 largest national data providers in the online real estate arena, providing
 visitors a constant stream of current real estate listings updated 24-hours
 a day, home valuations, and helpful tips and tools all presented in one
 easy-to-use Web site.
     Street View imagery is currently available in over 40 metro areas:
 Albany, NY; Albuquerque, NM; Anchorage, AK; Austin, TX; Boise, ID; Boston,
 MA; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI;
 Fairbanks, AK; Ft. Worth, TX; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Juneau, AK;
 Kansas City, KS; Las Vegas, NV; Little Rock, AR; Los Angeles, CA; Madison,
 WI; Manchester, NH: Miami, FL; Milwaukee, WI; Minneapolis, MN; Nashville,
 TN; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh,
 PA; Portland, OR; Providence, RI; Richmond, VA; Rockford, IL; Salt Lake
 City, UT; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; San Francisco Bay Area, CA;
 Schenectady, NY; Spokane, WA; St. Paul, MN; St. Petersburg, FL; Tampa, FL;
 Tucson, AZ.
     For more information about and to learn about its latest
 innovations first hand, including the use of Google Maps Street View,
 please visit
     About gives consumers a better way to buy or sell a home
 through a comprehensive suite of real estate services, tools and helpful
 advice as they progress through their home buying or selling process. The
 site provides access to nearly 2 million home listings, 97 million home
 values and a unique deep-dive view into more than 22,000 cities across the
 US (100% US city coverage).
     In addition to the portal, the company operates five
 distinct business lines including, REALTORS(R), a
 company-owned real estate brokerage that operates in 15 markets with more
 than 800 sales agents; a Broker Network, a strategic lead generation
 program for real estate brokers that provides them with incremental,
 targeted, and high-quality leads; iNest, a lead generator that specializes
 in newly-constructed homes and offers consumers an exclusive cash bonus
 program; Domania, a provider of innovative customer acquisition and
 retention products for banks, mortgage lenders and REALTORS(R); and also, a
 network of geo-targeted advertising opportunities throughout the portal. is an operating company of IAC (Nasdaq:   IACI).
     REALTOR(R) -- A registered collective membership mark that identifies a
 real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of
 REALTORS(R) and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
     Google, Google Maps and Google Maps Street View are trademarks of
 Google Inc.
     Allison Vail