Coldwell Banker Bain (my brokerage), unveiled a new property search function this week on their website www.CBBain.com . It features an interactive search map that really helps buyers narrow down the homes for sale in the area that they’re looking for. It compares quite favorably to similar search functions offered by Redfin. I like it, but find it less informative than the regular text-based searches, though I will change my search interface if I get enough feedback that it’s warranted. Compare the two and let me know which one you prefer. Seattle Home Search.
My feelings, after using both, is that the interactive maps are toys, gimmicks to please the techies. But I find them less effective for serious buyers.