Google's recently launched real estate search feature for maps has one big drawback: no content from the two biggest real estate sites. Unfortunately, that's not likely to change any time soon.
Simon Canning at The Australian reports that while Google has made overtures to both Domain and Realestate.com.au, neither wants to include its listings in Google's aggregated system. The two providers -- who account for the vast majority of online real estate listings in Australia -- argue that Google's lack of a mobile-specific application makes it a less compelling prospect, but it's hard not to conclude that neither wants to support a platform that might eventually divert eyeballs (and advertising dollars) away from them. It's probably only a matter of time before someone tries to build a mash-up incorporating the details anyway.
Google spurned as real estate sites go their own way [The Australian]