New Condo Search Websites Popping Up Everywhere
New condo buyers in Toronto are finally getting some serious attention from ‘the industry’ and it looks like the future isn’t entirely bleak for those wanting a true web 2.0 experience when searching online for information on new developments. This month two new Toronto condo search websites have popped up recently that I wanted to share with my readers: CondoCatch and Novo Condo.
CondoCatch is a fairly simple yet effective Google maps-based site which shows most of the new condo developments in Toronto on a map along with their key stats and occupancy dates. One neat feature is the ‘timeline’ which shows in chronological order the expected occupancy dates of their database of new condos. I’m not sure who runs CondoCatch or what their goals are, but it looks like they are not agents and they are focused on creating a useful tool for consumers.
Novo Condo is based out of Montreal and is a more sophisticated and professional looking site, but the basic premise is the same. They offer consumers a Google map of the GTA with most of the major condo projects included and the ability to contact the developer directly for more information. Clearly the focus on Novo Condo is on the developer/marketer/agent side of the equation to generate sales leads and interact with potential buyers and investors.
Check them out and let me know what you think!