The photo to the left shows a screenshot of a map of homes for sale in The Dominion. As you can see, most of the green icons are clustered together on the map in the right place. But there are a few that seem to be lingering in the large grey area to the east of The Dominion. Right smack dab in the middle of Camp Bullis. I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that few people who desire the luxury living of The Dominion want to be located on the firing range of Camp Bullis. So why are these properties showing up here?
The problem typically exists with new home developments, where new streets are being created and Google maps doesn’t have the correct updated data. Sometimes, it’s caused by incorrect data in the maps themselves. Regardless of how it is caused, there are ways to fix it. In the San Antonio MLS, we (as a listing agent) are able to move properties on the map when they are placed incorrectly. With Google and other online map features the addresses can be reported and corrected. If you find your home is not showing correctly on a map, call your agent and let them know. Many searches are done by map these days and having your home in the wrong location can cause your home not showing up in a potential buyer’s search results.
Recently, someone contacted us about their property showing up in our map based search in the wrong location. Unfortunately, there is nothing we could do, as we were not the listing agent for their property. If we had been their listing agent, we would have gotten the problem solved for them, because the accuracy of home data is something we take very seriously.