So you’ve had enough of the dog next door barking all night, not to mention the techno music two doors down. And, what’s that, it’s the third time this year someone has broken into your car? Now you can share your inside knowledge about your street/neighbourhood online and research the opinions of candid locals in other neighbourhoods before you move.
StreetAdvisor is the brainchild of Melbourne-based brothers Adam and Jason Spencer. They wanted to create a place online where people could read and write reviews, talk about local issues, see photos, videos, guidebooks, maps and more. Street Advisor is now in 25 countries, with a major focus on Australia, USA, UK and Canada.
As you can imagine, it will take plenty of time and millions of contributions before every street is rated and reviewed (the main road near my street was unrated). However, StreetAdvisor has had a good year, being covered by CNN, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Age, A Current Affair. The site has also secured a partnership with RealEstate.com.au featuring StreetAdvisor on every single property listing page. It’s a safe bet to assume that the property market is where the real pot of gold lies for StreetAdvisor.
So check it out and have your say about your street and neighbourhood. The era of hyperlocal is upon us.
You can read more on the StreetAdvisor blog.