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Google Maps now shows UK homes for sale

Just announced on Google's blog, Google Maps now shows hundreds of thousands of UK property listings just like it does in the US.

Data is sourced by listing syndication providers and is provided via Google Base, again just like in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. 

Interestingly enough we have already been providing the RealBird Map-based Property Search for the UK for a few months, using the same data from Google Base :) Below is an example, courtesy of Graham Phelps of GR Phelps Limited

UK, US and Canadian agents and brokers can provide a private labeled, ultra fast and flexible map-based search on their websites and blogs for their visitors via the RealBird Property Search service. 

All leads our forwarded to the RealBird member agent.

You can learn more about the service and register at

We like it: Sponsored post on ActiveRain about our Facebook Open Graph implementation

Our post titled "Don't Forget to Like Yourself - Facebook Listing Pages with RealBird" is now at the top sponsored position on ActiveRain for 24 hours. It's paid for, but nevertheless at the top position :)

New iPad sweepstake and the photo of the winner of the previous one

We started a new iPad sweepstake with the drawing date of November 15, 2010. 

Rules are the same:

  1. Be a real estate professional
  2. Be a member of RealBird (free or Pro)
  3. Invite your colleagues to join via any of the tools provided under the Reward Program section in the RealBird member area. You can email your referral link with your own invitation message, share your referral link on social networks and add our banners to your blog and websites using your referral link of course. Pick the method that you like or use all of them
  4. All previous invitations - prior to this new contest  - will be counted. Reward points do not expire.
  5. No purchase is necessary to participate

See below our previous winner, Michael Layton holding the iPad at his Keller Williams office. With loaded on the browser :)

Michael Layton Apple iPad

Thanks Michael for the photo submission and for the referrals.