How To Obtain A Street View Of A Property Using Google Maps

In many instances there may be a need to obtain street view shots of specific properties for either reference or marketing purposes on listings.  

One way to obtain street views of property or even create short video presentations of properties being sold can be achieved by using Google Maps.com and executing the following instructions.

Note: The following instructions work successfully on standard computer equipment such as desk top and lap top computers and may operate a bit differently using Chrome Books and/or Mac hardware.

Step 1) Access Google Maps To Enter Property Address Or Location

Access Google Maps by entering – ‘https://www.google.com/maps’  in the address bar of any browser. 

Once Google Maps has been accessed successfully a screen similar to the following will be displayed as shown:

Step 2) Enter Property Address, Latitude/ Longitude Coordinates Or Location Information

Either of the following types of search criteria can be entered into Google Maps to locate a specific property for display:

      • Property Address: Example – 1911 Xelda Avenue North, Lehigh Acres, FL
      • Latitude/ Longitude Coordinates: Example – 26.632217, -81.696555
      • Location: Example – Grand Canyon National Park Arizona

For this illustration we will use a specific Property Address.  Enter the Property Address in the ‘Search Google Maps’ box as shown:

Note: If a valid Property Address, Latitude/ Longitude Coordinates or Location is entered, Google Maps will process the entry immediately and migrate to that specific location. This will be noted by the RED Balloon highlighting the specific address found by Google Maps.

Step 2) Select The Satellite Display Of The Entry

Select the Satellite version display of the specific address, latitude/ longitude coordinates or location as shown:

Once the Satellite view of the specific address or location is displayed, the RED Balloon will still be seen highlighting the specific address or location as shown: 

Step 3) Zoom In On Image And Select ‘Google Man’ For Street View

It is often necessary to ‘Zoom In‘ on the Satellite view in order to successfully see the street view of property prior to selecting the ‘Google Man’.  Use the ‘Zoom In‘ / ‘Zoom Out‘ feature as shown:

Once zoomed in, select the ‘Google Man‘ by left-clicking and dragging to the specific location to start the Street View display as shown:

Step 4) Drag And Drop ‘Google Man’ At Location For Street View

Drag and drop the ‘Google Man’ to the specific location where you wish to obtain the street view. Left-click and drag the ‘Google Man’ to the specific location and simply release the left-click to DROP the ‘Google Man’! 

Important #1:  After selecting, (left-clicking) and dragging the ‘Google Man’, if the streets at or near the address and/or latitude / longitude locations DO NOT turn blue, this indicates that a Google Car has never driven down that street; therefore, NO street views can be obtained!

Important #2: After selecting, (left-clicking) and dragging the ‘Google Man’, if the streets turn blue; but, after releasing the ‘Google Man’ the image does NOT successfully show the street view, you may need to ‘Zoom In’ a bit closer to actually show the street view!

A street view can be successfully obtained if you see an image similar to the following:

Step 5) Once Street View Is Shown Move Around The Immediate Area

The Street View should display as follows at the selected location where the ‘Google Man’ was dropped as shown:

Once the Street View is successfully displayed, you can move around and view the immediate area by holding down the Cntrl-Key on a standard keyboard and Left-Clicking and holding down the left-click on the computer mouse simultaneously to move around the area.

Locate the Cntrl-Key and Left-Click on mouse as shown:

Customize> Website Settings – Selling> Property Listing Elements

Your property listing pages on your ‘Selling Site‘ are made up of template elements:

If you would like to customize how your property listing page looks, arrange what content displays in what order, or add new content sections then keep reading…

How To Customize Your Property Listing Page With Custom HTML Listing Elements

1) Navigate to ‘Customize> Website Settings – Selling> Property Listing Elements‘:

2) Click on the ‘Create New Listing Element‘ button:

3) Either use the HTML Editor to create your custom property listing element or click the ‘Edit Source‘ option to add source code to the block. For example, you could add YouTube embed code or PayPal button code under the ‘Edit Source‘ area.

NOTE: You can use merge fields to dynamically call in data or built-in elements from the system.

4) Once you have given your new listing element a name and have added your content click the blue ‘Create‘ button to create the element:

5) You can use the ‘Move Up‘ or ‘Move Down‘ options to set the position of your new listing element:

6) Reload one of your property listings on your ‘Selling Site‘ to view the updates to your listing:

NOTE: Custom elements will display on all your public property listings.

How To Add Public/Private Links On Listings

On land records and listings generated in the Investment Dominator you may have the need to provide additional information for yourself; as well as, potential buyers of property. We use both Public and Private links to accomplish this task as they can provide additional pertinent information for anyone accessing land records or customers perusing your Selling Site to purchase vacant land. Links also serve to keep listings clean and uncluttered with the information being provided.

Execute the following to add both Public/Privates links to any land records:

Step 1) To Create A Public/Private Link “Edit” A Land Record

Note: To create a Private Link a land record can be in any status, while in most instances to create a Public link the land record is in “Complete/Ready to Sell” status. Public links will appear on active listings.

Step 2) Access the [Links] section to add the new link

Once inside the land record scroll down to the [Links] section and press the “Add Link” button.

Step 3) Add either a Public/Private link with associated parameters

Note: Public links will display on any property listings below the property descriptions, while Private links are for personal use and will NOT display.

Enter the Title, Description, URL and Post Vars fields as needed for the new link.

Public Link Example: The following is a simple Public [Google Search] link and will produce an internet google search for entities in the state of “Arizona”.

Private Link Example: The following is a Private [County GIS Site Map] link and will access a GIS County Map for a specific parcel. This link provides information regarding the size, shape and location of the specific parcel as needed.

Step 4) Add Either Public or Private Link For Access

Once all appropriate link information has been added for either a Public or Private link press the blue Add button to generate the link.

Notice both types of links will be added and are active links which can be accessed from within the land record.

How To Manipulate The Order of Property Listings On Your Selling Site

On your current Investment Dominator Selling Site, you may not be satisfied with the default order of listings displayed and may have a need to feature other listings appearing further down the list.

To change the order of how listings appear on your Selling site follow the steps below.

Step 1) Under ‘Customize> Website Settings – Selling’

Navigate to the ‘Customize>Website Settings – Selling‘ section:

Step 2) Scroll Down To The ‘Property Listings’ Section

Scroll down to the ‘Property Listings‘ section:

Step 3) Arrange The Listing Order

Select the specific listings you want to move either up or down in order based on the listings display.

Under the ‘Display Order‘ column select either the ‘Move Up‘ or ‘Move Down‘ options for the specific listing you want to either move up or move down, (one position at a time).

NOTE: As soon as you select either the ‘Move Up‘ arrow or ‘Move Down‘ arrow associated with a specific listing, the system immediately causes that listing to be re-positioned in the order display.

Step 4) Save the changes

NOTE: Simply pressing the ‘Move Up‘ arrow or ‘Move Down‘ arrow and seeing the listing change position in the Admin Console will NOT be sufficient to update the listing order on your Selling site. You must first save the changes.

To save the new listing order scroll to the bottom of the page and press the blue ‘Update Site‘ button.

Step 5) View The Changes On Your Selling Site

In order to see any Listing Order changes, select the ‘Websites>Selling Site‘ option from the menu as shown:

Options> Generate Ad: How To Generate HTML For A Online Classified Site Property Listing

Once a property record is in the ‘Open Escrow – Detailed Research‘ or the ‘Complete/ Ready To Sell‘ Status, the ‘Generate Ad‘ option will appear for the property under the ‘Overview Table‘ view: Continue reading “Options> Generate Ad: How To Generate HTML For A Online Classified Site Property Listing”

2017-04-27 Live Training Call

On this live training call, we discussed…

  • How to generate a classified ad for your property.
  • How to update your property listing information
  • How to mark a property as Pending and Sold on your selling site
  • How to generate a tracking link for your property campaigns
  • How to generate a trackable optin web form for your property campaigns

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