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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: Jesse Friedman <cobbsfriedman@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 13:00:33 -0400
Message-ID: <CAG4nzTjiK5s4vs7T4H=O1F=rUYwhY+EhVrvhyM5csnZqsMuWJg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
Cc: public-vocabs@w3.org
This is how my current structure looks...

Item
*Type:* http://schema.org/product
name = 1814 Woody Creek Road
image = http://images.diggsy.com/propertyimages/3yd-AGSMLS-117201/0.jpeg
offers = *Item*( 1 )
description = Totaling 838 acres(Parcels 1,3,4,5,6) and located just 20
minutes from downtown Aspen in the pristine Woody Creek Valley, the ranch
is bordered by US Forest Service designated road less areas...
Item 1
*Type:* http://schema.org/offer
price = $38,000,000
pricecurrency = USD
itemoffered = *Item*( 2 )
Item 2
*Type:* http://schema.org/residence
address = *Item*( 3 )
productid = mlNumber:117201
Item 3
*Type:* http://schema.org/postaladdress
streetaddress = 1814 Woody Creek Road
addresslocality = Aspen
addressregion = CO
postalcode = 81611

If this structure was utilized, at least as a starting point. I would not
see any reason the address could not be appended with a designation like
suite number or whatever. As far as timeshares are concerned there is the
addition of time that would need to be accounted for which I do not think
would fit anywhere.

On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 12:50 PM, Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> -Thad
>>>> http://www.freebase.com/view/en/thad_guidry
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>>
>>>
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>>
>>
>
>
> --
> -Thad
> http://www.freebase.com/view/en/thad_guidry
>



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