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Who Uses Zillow or Google Earth??

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by EGLC, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    Who here uses zillow or google earth to give estimates?? I've been getting tons of calls, so I've just been using Zillow to give people a "rough estimate" if they're OK with the price then I will actually drive out and take a look....

    Anyone else doing this??
  2. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    I've tried Google earth. My county website has a better system. Most are called an "interactive GIS" and they zoom much closer and more clearer. Just look up the county web where the job is and search their site.
  3. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    i have a cracked version of google earth its not quiet that good i sometimes use googles street view
  4. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,707

    Try goilawn. Access to aerial pics as opposed to satellite pics. Much higher resolution and detail.....directional views are great and so are the measuring tools.
  5. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    im gonna have try that out
  6. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    for $2 per search I'll stick with zillow for now.
  7. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    Im really not sure why no one uses bing.com, everyone posts these blurry pictures of sites using google and other stuff.
    Maybe its not available everywhere....

  8. Outd00r Maint..

    Outd00r Maint.. Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    i use street view and bing.....its funny people say"what? u can see my house from the internet?"LOL