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SECHELT, BC, CANADA — September 7, 2010 — Real estate agent Gary Little has today released a major upgrade to his unique interactive map showing the locations of hundreds of MLS®-listed homes for sale on the Sunshine Coast (Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Sechelt, Halfmoon Bay, and Pender Harbour), a popular residential and recreational area located 40 minutes by ferry from Vancouver, British Columbia.

The real estate map, which integrates satellite imagery, street maps, topographical data, and Google Street View panoramas, can be used to locate homes for sale in neighbourhoods of interest and to learn more about a home simply by clicking its icon on the map. Markers for public services, such as schools, post offices, fire halls, police stations, and beach accesses can also be overlayed on the map, making it easier for buyers to evaluate the desirability of a home's location prior to visiting the home in person.

Today's upgrade allows a user to create a personal account on the map which enables access to extended information about a home for sale: room sizes, floor area for each storey, flooring type, strata rules and fees, roofing material, foundation type, construction type, exterior finish, and outdoor features. Also now provided is information about parking, fireplaces, heating, water supply, zoning, and recent renovations. The upgrade adheres to Virtual Office Website rules established by the local real estate board.

Creating an account also allows a user to save search queries so that they can be repeated quickly at any time in the future and to request email alerts when the price of a property of interest changes or when new properties matching specified search criteria come on the market.

"This map has proven to be extremely popular with buyers and sellers alike since its first release over four years ago. There is simply no easier way to locate homes available for sale on the Sunshine Coast and to learn about nearby services," said Gary Little of Royal LePage Sunshine Coast. "With this upgrade, everyone can now get convenient access to even more information about a property, further simplifying the task of finding the ideal home."

The interactive real estate map of the Sunshine Coast may be used free of charge and can be viewed at http://map.GaryLittle.ca/. The map is updated daily from Multiple Listing Service data provided by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.

The mapping software was developed by Gary Little using the mapping infrastructure provided by Google Inc. of Mountain View, Calif. The map can be viewed with all major Web browsers.


Gary Little is an innovative real estate agent with Royal LePage Sunshine Coast in Sechelt, British Columbia. He is well known for his use of technology to provide compelling real estate tools for the general public, notably his interactive real estate map of the Sunshine Coast, his real estate statistics service, and his real estate services for mobile phone users. You can contact him through www.GaryLittle.ca.



Gary Little, realtor®
Royal LePage Sussex
5485 Wharf Ave., P.O. Box 65
Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
Cell: 604-741-5347
Office: 604-885-0299
Fax: 604-885-0298
Twitter: @GaryLittleRLP

This news release is located online at: http://www.GaryLittle.ca/pr-20100907.html