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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: Adam Wood <adam.michael.wood@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 11:33:30 -0500
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My first thought was that a Time Share would be (as Jesse Friedman
suggested) a type of Offer (a way to sell something), while the Real Estate
itself would be a type of ProductOrService (a thing that can be sold,
rented, let out, etc). So you would Offer that House on the Beach via Time

But then- a Time Share is really a Product, isn't it? This house, during
these two weeks in February, is a discreet thing which can be bought, sold,
rented, let out (seized, repossessed, etc).

It occurs to me that ProductOrService relates to "Asset" in the legal
sense- something that can be owned.

And a two week Time Share on a house relates to the house in pretty much
the same way that the second-floor of an office building (which can also be
sold separately) relates to the office building as a whole. (Or, for that
matter, it relates the same way that Shares of a Publicly traded company
relate to the company as a whole). They are all assets that can be owned,
bought, sold, transferred, etc.

On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 11:06 AM, Jesse Friedman <cobbsfriedman@gmail.com>wrote:

> There should probably be a top designation that splits real estate into,
> for sale, rentals, timeshares, etc. Would have to think pf the best way to
> segment everything. My question is this... Should every single detail of a
> property be microformatted or just what people generally are searching for
> on the search engines. So where do we start to get the ball rolling...
> Assemble a list of fields and a hierarchy of the data that should be
> formatted?
> On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 11:53 AM, Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>wrote:
>> One more footnote...and question to the community...
>> Are Timeshares ... Real Estate ? or should be considered a General
>> Category of a Real Estate Type ?  My vote would be YES.
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>> -Thad
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