Mark Konkol from the Sun Times posted on Friday a rant against a few of the big real estate brokerages for re-inventing neighborhood maps motivated by their own self interest and driving sales in mind. Not even @properties is spared.
The marketing savvy brokers at DreamTown.com are offering a new version of their Chicago neighborhood map for FREE. They bill the map as the “most current and complete map of current Chicago neighborhoods available for free.”
Their claim is technically true — the map is free.
But “current and complete” is a bunch of bunk.
Link to the entire article here: http://blogs.suntimes.com/konkol/2009/12/dont_believe_the_realtors.html
At the end of Mark’s post, he links to the best Neighborhood Map – the City of Chicago’s. You can find it here. I have to agree. This one is the best.