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Re: Real Estate sites using Product and Offer?

From: Jesse Friedman <cobbsfriedman@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:34:50 -0500
Message-ID: <CAG4nzTicRmr0yfXa33NEKA0XE8wRyUROjTrrrvSQv0yHBYF95A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kurt Maine <kurt@develohost.com>
Cc: Richard Tom <richard@fora.tv>, public-vocabs@w3.org
Right, residence. That is how I am using it currently as an offer with a
residence as the itemoffered. There was a thread about this but I have not
had anyones input since the end of this thread at
http://groups.google.com/group/schemaorg-discussion/browse_thread/thread/d6c0839d26401f62/28cad5c37f2fbae4?show_docid=28cad5c37f2fbae4&pli=1-
towards the end of the thread it mentions using the offer/residence
combination but I have not had anyone approve this method. I had started a
discussion here as well with little movement...
http://answers.semanticweb.com/questions/12697/proper-usage-of-schemaorg-with-real-estate-listings

On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 3:20 PM, Kurt Maine <kurt@develohost.com> wrote:

> I'm sorry guys, when I said "Real Estate", I meant "Residence". So, I was
> wondering why sites like Trulia were using Product/Offer as opposed to
> Residence. I just wanted to clear that up. I'm glad to see this is a
> discussion people are interested in.
>
> On 27.12.2011 10:59, Richard Tom wrote:
>
>> I suspect this is because Google and other search engines may not
>> support the more specific schemas.  By going with a
>> more primitive type it would give a higher chance google will catch
>> it and make use of it. Also after looking at the full list of schemas
>> listed here http://schema.org/docs/**full.html<http://schema.org/docs/full.html>[2] I couldn't a
>> official Real Estate product. The only mention of Real Estate is a
>> RealEstateAgent schema.
>> On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 9:25 AM, Kurt Maine  wrote:
>>
>>
>>  I've noticed several real estate listings sites, including one of
>>> the largest (Trulia.com) are marking up their property pages (the
>>> page dedicated to a single home for sale) as a Product, an Offer,
>>>
>> or
>>
>>> both.
>>>
>>> Can someone explain to me the advantage of marking up a real
>>> estate listing as a Product or Offer, as opposed to using the Real
>>> Estate schema.org [1] markup?
>>>
>>>
>>> Does the use of Product/Offer allow you to use additional useful
>>> properties that Real Estate doesn't?
>>>
>>> Any insight into why large, reputable companies may have come to
>>> that decision is appreciated.
>>>
>>
>>
>> Links:
>> ------
>> [1] http://schema.org
>> [2] http://schema.org/docs/full.**html <http://schema.org/docs/full.html>
>> [3] mailto:kurt@develohost.com
>>
>
>
>
>


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