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ViewPoint Help: General

What is

ViewPoint is a real estate brokerage and technology company combined. It is the comprehensive source of information on Nova Scotia properties and listings. ViewPoint improves the way properties are bought and sold by providing consumers and professionals with easy access to useful information and tools.

Where does the name ViewPoint come from?

As you may have seen from looking at our map, we have licensed, brought together and made easily available a wide range of relevant and useful information, imagery and tools.Most of this information is not proprietary and is available as piece-parts from other sites and sources; however, for the first time it is integrated and easily accessible from one convenient viewpoint.

How do I use ViewPoint to find a property?

Using intelligent software, we've overlaid Google Maps with detailed information on every single property in HRM, including assessment values, property lines and MLS® information.

How long has ViewPoint been around?

We started developing the software and getting access to data in 2009. We introduced the site in January 2010.

Does ViewPoint have its own streetview car?

Yes.We've outfitted a 2010 Kia Soul with a special 12 Megapixel six-lens camera and mass storage system which is on the ground capturing 360 degree photos of every publicly visible property and street in HRM.

If you are wondering why we would invest in capturing the imagery ourselves when Google has already done this with their Street View system, there are a few reasons. First, we love Google, but they don't publish the dates the photos were taken. Second, Google did not cover all streets and finally, since Google doesn't commit to updating the imagery, we wanted to have our own collection system on the ground locally so we could do seasonal shoots and also to update areas of new construction, etc.

What areas does ViewPoint currently serve?

Currently, ViewPoint operates in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. We are looking into expanding into the rest of Canada. A recent decision in the court case between the Competition Bureau and the Toronto Real Estate Board gives hope.

Is there another service like yours in other parts of Canada?

No. We are actively trying to get into other provinces.