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  1. Figures — I have a Search-based Web 2.0 business model that could actually work…Maybe I should dumb it up to get some VC…

    I’ve applied Google search technology to the combined MLS feeds of CT and RI — In other words, I got your Google Real Estate Search right here: http://www.RealSearchRI.com.

    Google itself can’t do this b/c the NAR/MLS rules prohibit it. That’s why they have to get uploads for GoogleBase from Brokers and Agents, but that voluntary system means their coverage isn’t as complete as MLS-fed sites like ours and the incredibly crappy Realtor.com.

    So, for the first time anywhere, people in RI and CT can actually “Google” the complete MLS feed with free text searches like “charlestown ri beach house with dock” or see the geographic distribution of properties that match “RI “bank owned” OR foreclosure”

    Hard to believe no one has applied decent search technology to Real Estate listings before now, but there you have it.

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