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What is the best website to get your listing on?

This is a very  interesting article today on Inman News. It's discussing what real estate website have moved in to the top 20 and and which sites fell off the list.  But here is what I found the most interesting.   Realtor.com is still the #1 site.  It has 6.79% of the viewing from all the sites.  

Of all real estate web searches are going to ALL of the other websites!

If you are selling a home either as the listing agent or you are a home owner with your home listed, the marketing MUST include a very broad based internet marketing plan or your home simply will not get the exposure that it needs.   Simply counting on Realtor.com, agent website, and the brokerage website will not cut it.  If you are thinking of selling by owner it gets even tougher.  It looks like the only site that a FSBO could get listed on is Yahoo real estate with 3.8% of the visits.  Since about 85% of all buyers start on the internet and about 95% use the internet as an important part of their search process the internet exposure your home gets is key to getting it sold!


Zillow, Trulia slip in Hitwise ratings

AOL Real Estate, HomeGain, LoopNet fall off top 20 list

Inman News


Real estate search and valuation site Zillow.com relinquished its title as the second-most-visited real estate Web site to Yahoo! Real Estate in December, one month after upsetting the status quo among top sites in rankings compiled by online metrics firm Hitwise.

Zillow rival Trulia.com also fell -- from sixth to seventh place on the Hitwise top 20, displaced by ServiceMagic, Hitwise said.

Other sites gaining in the rankings were Apartments.com (up one place to 10th), ForRent.com (up one position, to 14th), Apartment Guide (up one place, to 15th), Listingbook Services (up three positions, to 16th).



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Comment balloon 1 commentBob Southard • January 20 2010 07:49AM


So true Bob. I only post my listings to postlets.com which send the listing to many other websites. Interestingly, I RARELY get leads from the others.  Realtor.com is still the #1 place I get inquires on my listings.

Posted by Michele Reneau, Realtor, GRI ~ Charleston, SC Relocation Experts Team (Certified Staging Professional (CSP) Elite Instructor) over 10 years ago

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