- Nov 28, 2012
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Zillow has this feature and it works well if you draw the boundary without messing up.realtor.com has a feature where it lets you draw a an area of interest and save that as a search so they can send you updates when properties in that area come on the market.
Except it doesn't fucking work. It works when you are actually on the website and draw the picture, but the actual search routinely sends me matches that are well outside the area of interest and are located in other towns where we wouldn't even consider looking.
As far as I can tell, it is just sending me every random listing that meets my other criteria from the entire county. I circled the 3 biggest population centers, so most of the listings are relevant, but I keep getting excited when I see the preview of these homes (because the far out there towns obviously have much lower prices) only to click on them, open the map, and realize where they are.