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Re: Real Estate sites using Product and Offer?

From: Kurt Maine <kurt@develohost.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 15:48:27 -0700
To: <danbri@danbri.org>
Cc: <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Message-ID: <31134dd6b444af10be45a9469c0f8695@develohost.com>
Hi Dan,

I was wondering if you could do us all a favor and way in on this 
issue? A lot of us that have real estate listing sites are looking at 
some of the big players like Trula.com, and noticing that they are 
marking up their property listings and products, where the rental home 
or apartment is the product being offered.

Do you think you could speak to the validity of this method, and 
perhaps confirm or deny whether this is the type of situation the 
Product and Offer types could include?

As opposed to the Residence itemtype for example, which doesn't allow 
of to specify a price?

Thanks, all of us really appreciate any input on the matter.

On 03.01.2012 07:10, Adrian Giurca wrote:
> 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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