PeekaCity Adds Google's Street View

Peekacity.com, Chicago's leader in web-based amenity mapping software for the real estate industry, is the first real estate amenity mapping software to add Google's Street View.

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Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 24, 2008

Peekacity.com, Chicago's leader in web-based amenity mapping software for the real estate industry, is the first real estate amenity mapping software to add Google's Street View. Agents and online real estate consumers now have the ability to view street level photos of properties. They may zoom in for detail and "virtually" drive up and down the street to visualize the surrounding homes and the neighborhood. By simply clicking on the amenity or property and selecting "Open" next to the "Street View" tag, the Street View of the selected object will be displayed. Users navigate around the area using their mouse within the display.

Today's online real estate consumers appreciate interactive content. Navigating online with a virtual map may be one of the easiest activities for consumers to embrace. Using maps comes naturally and compels the visitor to remain online and not quickly move on to a competitor's site. Agents adding tools such as Peekacity are meeting the consumer's demand for more transparency and access to consumer friendly information. Agents providing Peekacity with Google's Street View on their web sites are seeing increased time spent online by visitor's to their site in addition to repeat visits and referral traffic.

Using PeekaCity's customizable rich content contributes to an agents marketing package in several ways. Online, the PeekaCity application-programming interface (API) network enables member sites to easily add amenity information by offering unmatched local information to keep people coming back. Two types of APIs are available. Embedded Amenity Maps, where an agent or consumer locates an address on an interactive map and easily adds in neighboring amenities; and Amenity Reports, providing the capability to create high quality PDF maps and reports of the neighboring amenities. Property and neighborhood details are easily emailed. In print, agents provide fresh, up-to-date information about their listings for sellers and potential buyers.

PeekaCity regularly imports from a variety of online sources and compiles the newest information. Some of best local information comes from PeekaCity subscribers contributing their own local knowledge by using PeekaCity's Wiki feature. Agents adding content through the Wiki are able to illustrate their neighborhood expertise even more by participating in the PeekaCity online community. They provide their clients the exact information needed by someone looking to sell or purchase a home.

In continuing to deliver the freshest neighborhood mapping technologies PeekaCity amenity maps are also optionally available for display with photos, listing details, and floor plans and can be easily incorporated into a micro property web site called DotHomeSM. These DotHomeSM web sites are an excellent way to provide additional marketing for moderate to luxury listings and developments.

About LEAP Real Estate Systems
PeekaCity amenity mapping software is currently available by subscription for individuals, teams, and brokerages in Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth. PeekaCity is owned by LEAP Real Estate Systems, LLC, an innovative Chicago based technology firm specializing in solutions for top producing real estate agents and brokerages. Products and services include: LEAP Real Estate Systems, LLC, (http://www.leapre.com) PeekaCity, (http://www.peekacity.com) Photo Floor PlanTM Best Floorplans,TM (http://www.bestfloorplans.com) and DotHomeSM (http://www.dothome.info).

PeekaCity (http://www.peekacity.com) has an interactive web site for ordering and provides an opportunity to subscribe on a trial basis for 30-days. For additional information or to schedule an in-person demonstration, call (888) 810-7118, ext. 220 or email sales@peekacity.com.

For further information about LEAP Real Estate Systems, LLC please contact Krista Hartman at (888) 810-7118 x251, or khartman(at)leapre.com.

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