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Re: Real Estate sites using Product and Offer?

From: Jesse Friedman <cobbsfriedman@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 09:45:59 -0500
Message-ID: <CAG4nzThpkoRiBzkj9f9UvXPZwBdFWh1pMYxsVr9ELQ=gsoMYwA@mail.gmail.com>
To: kurt@develohost.com
Cc: Adrian Giurca <giurca@tu-cottbus.de>, public-vocabs@w3.org
With product you can use offer and some other items that are not available
to only residence. BTW, this page looks to be updated, although not
helpful... http://www.w3.org/wiki/RealEstate

On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 9:21 AM, Kurt Maine <kurt@develohost.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the reply, Adrian. I actually meant "Residence', not Real
> Estate. Can you tell me the advantages of using Product over just using
> Residence?
> Kurt Maine - Sent via BlackBerry
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adrian Giurca <giurca@tu-cottbus.de>
> Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2012 15:10:14
> To: Kurt Maine<kurt@develohost.com>
> Cc: <public-vocabs@w3.org>
> Subject: Re: Real Estate sites using Product and Offer?
>
> Dear Kurt,
> According with schema.org documentation a http://schema.org/Product is
> is "anything that is made available for sale".
> I am not sure what do you mean by using the schema.org RealEstate... Is
> such class available?
>
> Otherwise you may consider extending schema.as:
> http://schema.org/Product/RealEstate or use a specific vocabulary if you
> know one. However, as a fast implementation I would encourage to use
> Product. Later if you find not enough properties to enrich your markup
> you may consider the extension.
>
> -Adrian Giurca
>
> On 12/27/2011 6:25 PM, 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 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.
> >
> >
> >
>
>


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