I was just contacted to link to someone on Linkedin, and did so. Before I backed out of the site I started paging through the “people you may know” section. While the vast majority of these people we’re other Realtors and old clients, there were also people that I haven’t been in contact with for at least ten years. It’s not worth explaining to me how Linkedin is able to make these conections, but pretty sure it has to do with my email addresses, Facebook friends, and cross connections on Linkedin. So pretty much my internet activity.
All this got me thinking. If Linkedin is able to do this, why isn’t MLS? I may be pushing myself out of a job here, but wouldn’t there be some internet history on your home searches. And say you went and did a home search any number of sites, why couldn’t that site (this one included) come up with a “you may also like” section based on the detail of similar homes that have caught your attention? If you can point your camera-phone at a home and get it’s Zestimate, I’m sure this capability isn’t too far off.