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John L. Scott introduces “Neighborhood Wizard”

June 7, 2007

John L. Scott just introduced it new “Neighborhood Wizard”.  Late last night John L. Scott introduced the new neighborhood wizard on their web site  The neighborhood wizard enables consumers to customize their search on an interactive map by drawing the shape of the search area with thier mouse.  Before the introduction of this mapping technology, consumers were limited in the search by town, zip code or were able to search a box shape on a map.  Now they can really limit thier search to the areas that they are really interested in.

 “The Neighborhood Wizard is an incredibly useful, intuitive, and innovative approach to searching for residential real estate online. John L. Scott continues to lead the industry with technological advancements such as this, and all of which their customers benefit from immensely. The combination of Microsoft Virtual Earth and the ability to specify polygonal boundaries for searching surpasses the local competitor’s offerings hands down.”            -Chris Pendleton, Virtual Earth Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation  

This new feature will help our customers keep track of the neighborhood they live in or want to live in.  They can track homes that are for sale, as well as see what homes have sold for.  They can also be alerted of homes for sale in the area via email with the property tracker function.   Once you have selected an area you can also get detailed view of the area out using Microsoft’s birds eye view.  Give it a try and let me know what you think of this new technology.    You can try the Neighborhood Wizard Here.


I am an Associate Broker, and an Acredited Buyer Representive and work with my wife Kristin as a real estate team with the South Bellevue Office of John L. Scott.  I started my real estate career in Fall City with John L. Scott in 1990, and we specialize in Snoqualmie Valley Real Estate.  Kristin is also an Accredited Staging Professional . You can vist our web site

About John L. Scott Real Estate:John L. Scott Real Estate was founded in 1931 and is currently led by third generation chairman and CEO, J. Lennox Scott. With over 52,000 closed transactions last year, John L. Scott grossed more than 18 billion dollars in sales volume, making it the fourth most productive regional real estate company in the nation. John L. Scott has 143 offices and over 4,700 sales associates located throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The award-winning website,, receives over one million user visits a month producing over nine million listing views.