One-Stop Real Estate Shopping: Online Web Site Links Neighborhood Business Information to Home Listings Data


The new, exclusive feature on enables home shoppers to easily find businesses in areas they’re looking to buy.

SARASOTA , Fla., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Are you searching for a new home and need to know about businesses in the neighborhood? No problem. The online real estate search site just added 2.3 million businesses nationwide to its free real estate portal. Now when shoppers search, not only can they discover details about the home they’re considering, but also they can easily find nearby businesses.

“Shopping for real estate online has become the standard for those who are moving to another city or state,” says John M. Beck, company founder and president. “Next to the home itself, neighborhood businesses are a critical part of that decision-making process, and we make that information easier than ever to find.”

On, in addition to being able to see details about the actual home for sale and demographics data, for the first time, you can also find local businesses that are located in the area.

The site has comprehensive one-stop-shopping features. In addition to the new business listings, also has information on schools, police and fire departments, and sex offenders who might be living nearby.

“What used to require visits to multiple Web sites and phones calls now is available in one place – on,” says Beck. “We are revolutionizing the way people search for properties.”

About Using popular mapping tools such as Google Maps, Google Earth and Microsoft Virtual Earth, enables people to quickly search and easily visualize millions of real estate listings by plotting their locations and local market data free of charge. is the first Internet site to provide map-based access to the authentic Multiple Listing Service (MLS) databases that are used by Realtors(R) nationwide. PropertyMaps delivers the content wirelessly to Internet-enabled phones, PDAs, GPS-enabled and other mobile devices.

Contact: Glenn Selig, Exec. VP, Marketing Email: gselig (at) propertymaps (dot) com Phone: (813) 300-5454 Web site:

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