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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: Kurt Maine <kurt@develohost.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 13:36:19 -0700
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Trulia.com and Zillow.com are probably the two largest real estate and 
rental listing sites.

Zillow.com Home Rental Listing:
http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/15-Allison-Dr-Cabot-AR-72023/255817_zpid/

Trulia.com Apartment Rental Listing:
http://www.trulia.com/rental/3073588551-2820-Alden-Ave-Dallas-TX-75211

Trulia currently uses the Product and Offer schema types to mark up 
their rental property listings, and because they are one of the largest 
sites in the real estate sector, people have been following their lead 
and suggesting to people to use the same Schema.org markup as them 
without knowing whether it is the intended or valid way to go about it.

As Jesse suggested, Diggsy.com is another great example and uses a very 
similar markup to Trulia, where they employ the Product and Offer types, 
as opposed to Residence:
http://www.diggsy.com/IL/Chicago/235-W-Van-Buren-Chicago-IL-60605/07902853/

Apartments.com is another one of the very large real estate listing 
sites, here is an example of a listing from them:
http://www.apartments.com/rent/Jacksonville-FL/Cape-House/101872.910
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