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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: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 11:50:49 -0500
Message-ID: <CAChbWaOZ5O1ERsVb8Dnnvij=QcfSRMfyqHy17Dm0xPev_-4RwQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-vocabs@w3.org
If we look at the current Offer Type:  http://schema.org/Offer

you can see that indeed all of it's properties could apply to any form or
type of Real Estate...including availability...which could be has simple as
SOLD | AVAILABLE.  So, then the Offer would be typing the Real Estate THING
as a Product.

Looking at the Product Type's properties:  http://schema.org/Product

here again, I think all of those properties could apply to any form of Real
Estate in general.  Right ?

brand, manufacturer, and model would not necessarily correspond to all
types of Real Estate but I seem useful for representing a Home Builder such
as Pulte Homes, but would it suffice for offering a 3 bedroom condo on the
20th floor of the Trump World Tower
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump_World_Tower and what do you fill in for
those ?   As you can see we still need to connect the dots to a space for
sale within a particular building or structure.

Question is.. Can we create a relationship between a space for sale WITHIN
A / PART OF / LOCATED IN a particular building or structure somehow with
the current schema ?

On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 11:33 AM, Adam Wood <adam.michael.wood@gmail.com>wrote:

> 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
> Share.
> 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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