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Trulia First to Go Google Street View

trulia-street-view.jpgNot since the acquisition of Rudy Bachraty, has the Trulia team unleashed such “coolness” in the real estate community!? As of today, Trulia is the first national real estate search Website to incorporate Google’s Street View technology.?

Google’s Street View mapping is a phenomenal tool for real estate agents.? With it, agents and consumers can view a property up close at street view level, walk or drive past the property and surrounding neighborhood, and even check out the yard and other attributes of the lot. For those agents specializing in relocation, this is obviously a powerful resource for learning about a new area.? Rudy, Trulia’s Social Media Guru, adds, “Besides zooming in on the minute details of the exterior of the house, now you can actually take a peek at the neighborhood too. It’s the next best thing to being there.”

Now buyers can arm themselves with “real living” information.

A concerned parent can map a child’s walk to the nearby school.

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A commuter can find out more about road conditions and traffic patterns.

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?An iced mocha addict (like myself) can locate all the nearest Starbucks to maximize her caffeine intake.?

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Oh the possibilities! This new feature is available now in more than 30 U.S. cities and the images on Trulia are being updated real-time as more locations are added. To check out this great technology for yourself, visit Trulia.

Related: RealBird Integrates with Street View API

About NikNik

Nicole Nicolay "@nik_nik" is Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Agent Evolution, and author of "WordPress for Real Estate: From Static to Standout". Her passion is educating real estate professionals on how to generate business by integrating both new and traditional channels of marketing. She is also co-founder and editor of MyTechOpinion.com, where she's been blogging about real estate technology since 2005. Nicole was named one of the 100 Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate for 2010, Top 10 Most Fearless Women Online & in Social Media for 2011, and 2012's Top 30 Women in Social Media in the world.