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[OC] We made a free online map to help people better understand real estate prices in Richmond. Do you think this would be useful?

By August 13, 2019 August 14th, 2019 9 Comments
[OC] We made a free online map to help people better understand real estate prices in Richmond. Do you think this would be useful? [OC] We made a free online map to help people better understand real estate prices in Richmond. Do you think this would be useful?



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  • metroplot says:

    We just created [www.metroplot.com](https://www.metroplot.com), a prototype real estate mapping tool for our hometown of Richmond. We’d love to hear your opinions! Would you find it useful? What else would you like to see? This isn’t an ad, and we have no ads or other monetization – we genuinely just want to share this concept and learn what people think so we can improve it as we build it out.

    Through our own property searches and purchases, we’ve found that Metroplot’s simple and user-friendly improvements over other widely-used real estate maps makes it way easier to see, understand, and quantify changes across the local real estate market.

    * Get quick comps by seeing automatic summaries of average price and price per square foot for whatever recently sold properties appear on your screen.
    * Customize point labels on your map and see more information for recently sold properties such as square footage, price per square foot, and/or number of beds and baths.
    * See recent sales color coded by the sale price or price per square foot. Try this incredibly fast new way to see where’s hot, where’s not, and where might be hot soon.
    * Not local to Richmond? Use these same tools to become quickly familiar with a new market.

    We really look forward to hearing if folks find this helpful in understanding Richmond real estate prices! Please feel free to contact us here or at our website. Our data is sourced from government records, not MLS. We plan to add a date filter, but sales data currently go back through 2018.

  • hot_stuffin says:

    Cool tool! It took a second to find what you’re using as a legend, although the symbology is rather intuitive. Is it possible to add the listing agent on the pop up?

  • LordGrac says:

    This is really nice! I’ve been doing some property hunting in the Richmond area, and this tool is very helpful for that. I definitely plan to use it more.

    Here are a couple suggestions:

    * A square footage slider/filter
    * Expanding the searchable area a bit. For example, I see nothing in Lakeside, which is an area that has been recommended to me.
    * The ability to type to enter a price range. The slider is quick and handy, but if I have an exact number in mind I don’t want to have to fiddle around with a large-range slider and would much prefer to *also* be able to just type in my number.

  • Hendrixxxxxx says:

    Did you make this using Geospatial applications like ESRI?

  • lunar_unit says:

    You really should post this on r/rva, Richmonds’ subreddit.

  • PimpOfJoytime says:

    How is this different from what MLS offers

  • roman_fyseek says:

    Colorblind can’t buy houses 🙁

  • Socarch26 says:

    have you posted this to /r/RVA ?

  • whoopdedo says:

    Fix your CNAME. http://metroplot.com/ puts you on a GoDaddy landing page.

    I think you need to be more careful in selecting prices. I found [this property listed at $15K](http://eservices.ci.richmond.va.us/applications/PropertySearch/Detail.aspx?pin=N0000350001).

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