- passive house hunting -- maybe you're not really planning to move, but there are a few neighborhoods you'd consider given the right opportunity
- "pouncing" -- you're very interested in a specific house, but it's not on the market right now
- keeping tabs on the jones' -- what's the asking price on that house down the street?
Also, where are the Google Maps mashups for real estate listings? HousingMaps is cool and all, but it doesn't seem to have MLS data. There are any number of things which need to be fixed in the business of brokering real estate , but this seems like an area rife with quick-hit opportunities, even for incumbent real estate professionals.