I think I’ll build one too!
Its amazing how much time is spent reinventing the wheel. Business partners often create the same website features, tools and widgets over and over. I’d like to see the day when companies truly recognize that the typical services that they supply to their customers are just a fraction of what they could be selling them. But the flow could also reverse and the customer may have developed a tool that the supplier needs.
Builders, brokers, real estate agents and real estate portals are all developing, having developed or using similar and in many cases the same tools. So why doesn’t Zillow, Trulia or NewHomeSource offer their maps or other features? They can all gain information and perhaps a way to offer a wider network of ad partners across the new partner sites.
Until that type of cooperation happens I’ll keep reinventing the wheel and trying to create the better mouse trap.