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Google’s Real Estate experiment will shut down

Posted by on January - 28 - 2011

Google acknowledged that low adoption rates of the experiment has contributed heavily to the decision to scrap the service. Between real estate companies that offer much more evolved (and often exclusive) property searches on their own websites and classifieds listing services like Craigslist and Khusan amongst many others that are very popular, Google’s real estate search was just unable to keep up. After less than a year, Google’s experiment in  [ Read More ]

Real Estate Classifieds Portal Khusan voted best site

Posted by on December - 17 - 2010

The Free Real Estate classifieds portal Khusan which is both for property sellers and property buyers has been voted ‘best property site of the year’ by Madeira island based full service digital marketing, development and web design agency Navega Bem – Web Design. Navega Bem, which is the company that actually developed the Khusan project ran an in-depth analysis of the sites it has produced this year and took into consideration the   [ Read More ]

Looking into the CMS Real Estate Demo, I discover that it was hosted by Navegabem Web Design (Portugese for “good surfing”) web design company operating from Madeira Island in Portugal. I sent an email and the next morning I had Chris, the CEO and Chief Designer, on Skype. We hit it off directly. We discussed how we could use Navegabem’s extensive knowledge of real estate and property sites. I showed  [ Read More ]

The site looked quite bare without any photos to enhance the advertisements placed. Not what I had envisioned for Property Trading Place. Going back to Alex we thought we discovered the security breach, changed the chmod values (change mode – dealing with permissions to upload texts and images for advertisers) and I started promoting again to get the site filled with image content. By this time I’d gotten a line  [ Read More ]

With some persistence I was finally able to contact Rene van Mullem ( I explained to him the strange reaction I had gotten to the brochure and I asked him what he thought about a property classifieds site. He confided in me that he was planning to do something similar in China, however he was just getting involved in RSS technology and this would most likely take all his time.  [ Read More ]

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