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Re: Real Estate sites using Product and Offer?

From: Jesse Friedman <cobbsfriedman@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:56:38 -0500
Message-ID: <CAG4nzTiDSKPfxJbSafqiDjeC32FD=AM7JaE_KP7NtKj3WrQ44A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kurt Maine <kurt@develohost.com>
Cc: Richard Tom <richard@fora.tv>, public-vocabs@w3.org
Me too - Im all about trying to conform to best practices but its hard when
everyone has questions with no definitive answers.

On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Kurt Maine <kurt@develohost.com> wrote:

> It's funny you mention that Google Groups thread, that is certainly where
> I got my ideas about using Product/Offer for real estate listings. It seems
> that is the discussion most people point to. My only concern is that since
> Schema.org is so new (June 2011) and that Google Groups discussion is from
> July 2011, I'm wondering if maybe the Residence description hadn't been
> added at the time they were having that discussion?
>
> I have no evidence of this since I wasn't following Schema.org close
> enough back then to know, but I find it peculiar that no one really even
> mentions Residence in that discussion. That's what made me wonder whether
> all of that debate took place before Residence was added or something.
>
> Anyway, I appreciate all of your interest in this topic, and I hope we can
> keep this discussion going and come to some conclusions.
>
>
>
> On 27.12.2011 13:34, Jesse Friedman wrote:
>
>> 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<http://groups.google.com/group/schemaorg-discussion/browse_thread/thread/d6c0839d26401f62/28cad5c37f2fbae4?show_docid=28cad5c37f2fbae4&pli=1>
>>  [6] - 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<http://answers.semanticweb.com/questions/12697/proper-usage-of-schemaorg-with-real-estate-listings>
>>  [7]
>>
>> On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 3:20 PM, Kurt Maine  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] [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] [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 [3]
>>>> [2] http://schema.org/docs/full.**html<http://schema.org/docs/full.html>[4]
>>>> [3] mailto:kurt@develohost.com [5]
>>>>
>>>
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>> Links:
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>> [2] http://schema.org/docs/full.**html <http://schema.org/docs/full.html>
>> [3] http://schema.org
>> [4] http://schema.org/docs/full.**html <http://schema.org/docs/full.html>
>> [5] mailto:kurt@develohost.com
>> [6]
>>
>> http://groups.google.com/**group/schemaorg-discussion/**
>> browse_thread/thread/**d6c0839d26401f62/**28cad5c37f2fbae4?show_docid=**
>> 28cad5c37f2fbae4|+|amp|+|pli=1<http://groups.google.com/group/schemaorg-discussion/browse_thread/thread/d6c0839d26401f62/28cad5c37f2fbae4?show_docid=28cad5c37f2fbae4%7C+%7Camp%7C+%7Cpli=1>
>> [7]
>>
>> http://answers.semanticweb.**com/questions/12697/proper-**
>> usage-of-schemaorg-with-real-**estate-listings<http://answers.semanticweb.com/questions/12697/proper-usage-of-schemaorg-with-real-estate-listings>
>> [8] mailto:kurt@develohost.com
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>> [12] http://twitter.com/#!/**jessefriedman<http://twitter.com/#!/jessefriedman>
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