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Re: webschema-ISSUE-13 (Describing Real Estate): Schema.org should document how best to describe Real Estate [Feedback on Schema.org]

From: Jack Miller <jack@goodlifeteam.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 10:01:38 -0600
Message-ID: <CAL8XRkQcDeUwKH4oxoKNw2PAoVx9ggDX=BK2OaKAFgzOu9O_qQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kurt Maine <kurt@develohost.com>
Cc: public-vocabs@w3.org
I would recommend splitting the property type and how the property is
offered into two fields, since things like "Rental" and "Single Family
Home" are not mutually exclusive.

I would also recommend these fields for actual listing websites:

PropertyType: Single Family Home, Condo, Town Home, Apartment, Duplex,
Fourplex, Multi-family, Commercial  (there are many more, there is even
something know as a Dockuminium in florida, which is a deed-able boat dock)
ListingType: Listing Type indicates the type of listing (For Lease, For
Sale, Off-Market)
ListingStatus:  Active, Active-Contingent, Pending, Pending Taking Backups,
StatusLastUpdated:  The date/time stamp when the listing information was
last updated.
ListingWebPage: the URL to the broker's or owner's page about this
property.  This is probably a good idea, since the broker or owner's
website will have the most up to date information, including contact
information, for further listing information.  It is also a good practice
for areas that may lack an MLS (like NYC) or other canonical source of
listing information.

These come from fairly standard MLS fields that are generally shared
between MLS system vendors.

For 1/2 bathrooms the MLS field standard has generally been to list each as
an individual field, and let the web companies decide how to display the
information, since this is less ambiguous.

Full Bath: 2
Half Bath: 1

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On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 2:15 PM, Kurt Maine <kurt@develohost.com> wrote:

> I propose that a Real Estate itemtype contain the following properties:
> BrokerName: The owner, or the broker representing the owners of the
> property.
> BrokerOrganization: The name of the Broker or Agent's company.
> BrokerTelephone: The telephone number of the broker.
> BrokerURL: The URL of the Broker or Brokerage Companies Web site.
> PropertyType: The type of property (Single Family Home, Multi-family Home,
> Rental)
> Price: The offer price or rent of the property.
> PriceTerm: The payment cycle that this property's price represents (Total
> for homes, Monthly for rentals?)
> PriceCurrency: The currency of the price.
> Bedrooms: The number of bedrooms.
> Bathrooms: The number of bathrooms.
> Floors: The total number of levels of the property.
> Amentities: A list of a property's features (in format of ItemList).
> YearBuilt: The year the propety was built.
> LivingArea: The total area of the living space.
> LivingAreaUnit: The unit of measurement used to define the living area
> (Square Feet, Square Meters).
> LotArea: The total area of the property's land.
> LotAreaUnit: The unit of measurement used to define the lot's area (Acres,
> Square Meters, Hectares).
> Properties from Thing
> Description: A short description of the item.
> Image:  URL of an image of the item.
> Name: The name of the item.
> URL: URL of the item.
> Properties from Place
> Address: Physical address of the item.
> Fax Number: The fax number.
> Geo: the geo coordinates of the place.
> Maps: a URL to a map of the place.
> Photos: Photographs of this place.
> Reviews: Review of the item.
> Telephone: The telephone number.
> I welcome and invite discussion on how this proposal may be improved.
> Let's think this through, and try not to complicate it too much.
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