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Re: Real Estate sites using Product and Offer?

From: Kurt Maine <kurt@develohost.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 14:21:43 +0000
Message-ID: <198851071-1325600506-cardhu_decombobulator_blackberry.rim.net-2004969174-@b15.c22.bise6.blackberry>
To: "Adrian Giurca" <giurca@tu-cottbus.de>
Cc: public-vocabs@w3.org
Thanks for the reply, Adrian. I actually meant "Residence', not Real Estate. Can you tell me the advantages of using Product over just using Residence?
Kurt Maine - Sent via BlackBerry

-----Original Message-----
From: Adrian Giurca <giurca@tu-cottbus.de>
Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2012 15:10:14 
To: Kurt Maine<kurt@develohost.com>
Cc: <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Subject: Re: Real Estate sites using Product and Offer?

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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