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The Most Popular Real Estate Websites

Posted by: Peter Coy on March 7, 2007

Here are the 20 most popular real estate websites as ranked by Hitwise, which tracks the number of visitors each site gets based on a sample of 10 million Internet users., the official site of the National Association of Realtors, is far and away No. 1, with 8.8% market share vs. 3.7% for second-place

Somehow Hot Property didn’t crack the Top 20. That’s OK. Our audience is small but elite. Right, guys?

Reader Comments


March 8, 2007 7:01 AM

Not a big fan of When I bought a home last November I used it for price comparisons and it was way off. Here are some more real estate sites:



March 8, 2007 6:25 PM

This is a great list for real estate in general. Has someone created a list for the best sites for 2nd home-owners? or vacation home owners that rent?



March 10, 2007 12:38 PM

Hi Mike,

Here is a list from They post the property for you on all these sites.

# RentClicks
# RentalHomesPlus
# HomeRentalAds
# ThisProperty
# ApartmentFrog
# AOLRealEstate
# BackPage**
# RentalSource
# RentFinders
# Vast
# LiveDeal
# RentMarketer
# HotPads
# GoogleBase
# Sublet
# Geebo
# Edgeio
# ForRentByOwner
# eFind
# Adpost
# Tenant
# USRentalListings
# MetroLeases
# FindMyRoof
# FindHomeRentals
# RentKong**
# CityLeases
# RentInDenver
# RentalResource
# Examiner
# ChoiceOfHomes
# eDirection
# NationalMultiList
# Propbot
# Locanto

Dave Dugdale

April 6, 2007 2:04 PM

The list submitted by Terry above is now out of date. RentClicks and HomeRentalads have been replaced by

Louis Cammarosano

May 12, 2007 5:34 PM

HomeGain consistently draws more visitors to its site than Zillow.
HomeGain has an instant homevaluation tool-created SEVEN years ago!
Here is why HomeGain Beats Zillow:


May 15, 2007 12:37 AM

RentClicks is the number 1 ranked rental website for houses/homes in terms of traffic, page views, and listings. They ended their relationship with RentMarketer, but are still the top site in single family rentals.

Dave Dugdale

June 23, 2007 9:56 AM

Soon RentClicks and HomeRentalAds will soon be off of Google and replaced by

It will be interesting to see if can regain that top spot. My guess is it won't happen.



September 21, 2007 10:57 AM

the best site i have found for posting and looking for real estate free is you dont even need to log in to look at property and its free to post. check it out


Dan Auito

October 6, 2007 1:16 AM

Top Picks (top 100 sites) Michael (totally useful all around resource) (a most solid directory of R.E. related information) Tom (another great starting off point to find what you need) Michael (a monstrous directory to get you going) Michael, again! (again, a huge directory to get you moving) Mike you rule (creative investment education and support) Scott (friends of fizbo’s) Bill (deep resources in real estate) Jon (serious subscriber support) Joel (one word “links”) Trent (well respected directory) (guru central) (all around great resource, articles) Lara (Super resource to get going) Mike (lot of respect for Bill Bronchick) Bill (solid directory)

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Inspection/Appraisal (free inspection reports) (click on “.org”) (find your appraiser) (find your appraiser) (ask an appraiser) (general valuations) (valuation tools) (locate comparables) (locate comparables) (comparable data providers) (find a home inspector) (5000 inspectors) (tips) (5000 inspectors) (ask a home inspector) (ask a home inspector)

Contracts/Forms Suppliers (Audrie deserves to be #1) (Free forms galore) (Free forms in PDF) (investor forms) (all kinds of forms) (make a flyer)
http://www.totalrealestatesolutions....orms/index.cfm (you’ll love it) (forms in pdf) (pay for the form you need) (more forms) (ditto) (ditto) (free contracts - excellent!) (free contracts - all 50 states) (free - Colorado contracts) (more free forms) (creative forms) (then follow “finance” to real estate) (free) (find an attoney) (sample forms/ lawyer search) (find an attorney) (find an attorney) (every lawyer on the planet) (questions answered free) (law resource) (bandit signs galore) (wide variety of signage) (supplier of signs) (advertising signage supplier) (Ink for less, much less!)

Land lording support (my attempt to bring us all together) Dan (property management) Jeffrey (landlord protection) John (credit checks) (credit checks) (background checks) (try it you’ll like it!) (credit reports on tenants) (find the tenant who owes back rent) (one key for all the rentals) (software) (software) (software) (software) (tool directory) (free landlord forms) (free landlord forms) (free tenant move-in checklist) (apartment owner’s industry news) (Apartment Finance Today) (R.E. tools for investors)

Forums & Networking (my attempt to bring us all together) Dan (creative investment) JP (say hello to Josh for me) (networking) (positive cash flow) (clubs) Cameron (friend to all, R.E. investor resources) Bruce (lease-option forum) (20 repair forums)
http://www.creative-financing-soluti...ealestate.html (43 finance forums) (clubs & associations) (more clubs) (apartment owners’ associations) (real estate clubs nationwide) JP (clubs) (more clubs) Tim (ladies discussion, scroll to bottom) Laura (newsgroups & lists) (real estate forum) (discuss & more) Craig (networking triggers) Malcolm (do it) Jeff (forums galore) Michael (land trust and creative r.e forum) Bill

More bulletin boards of interest (forums) (owner financed homes for sale) Greg (r.e.investing resources) Bruce (wide variety of useful articles) Michael (solid community of investors at the dealmakers above) (jerry knows the mobile home game) (Steve) (serious r.e.investment community) (widely read bulletin board) (free listings, bulletin board and more) (the granddaddy of creative finance) JP (excellent texas based site) Bill (well covered topics list here) (lease purchase and more) Michael Liz (lease purchase) Jeff (quick offers and tons of resources) Tim (good forum a little agent biased) Michael Robs place (new on the web) (quality discussions) (bird-dogging forum)

State specific (forums) Arizona Arizona again! California N. Carolina
http://www.charlestonrealestateguide...orum/index.php S. Carolina Colorado D.C. Maryland Georgia Indiana Indianapolis Iowa Kentucky Massachusetts Oklahoma (Tulsa) Oregon orum=9&4 Phoenix Arizona Texas Dallas Texas Houston above. Utah (group) U.S. Land (Aussies are good folks) Directory of forums
http://www.creative-financing-soluti...ealestate.html 43 forums 100’s of forums

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Technical & Marketing (forums) (one of the coolest sites I’ve seen) (tech-guru’s of real estate website design) (webmasters found here too!) ee76 (build a site overnight) Lynn

Money (wall street journal on-line) (financial times, world news) (spots trends, events and opportunity) (your eye on business) (information on the razors edge)

Commercial Investment Club (top stories) (latest commercial news) (commercial properties for sale) (directory of resources) (browse navigation bar) (exclusive buyer’s agents) (ask Pete, he knows everything!)

1031 exchanges (read about exchanging) (1031 exchanges facilitators) “ “ “ “ “ “ “

Home Improvement (plan your work) (remodel it) (super site) (home plans) (draw your plans) (find a builder under resources) (finishing touches) (plumbing repair forum) (the world of paint) (be smart about carpet) (wood floor Q’s) (the garden)

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FSBO SITES (directory of places to go) (top 100 fsbo sites) (81 fsbo sites) (national fsbo homes for sale) (florida)

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Foreclosure searches & Resources Jeff (another foreclosure forum) (foreclosure experts) (Steve) (learn about foreclosure) (foreclosure resources) (can you guess) “ “ “ “ (find it first) “ “ “ (r.e.o. search) (auctions) (auctions) (repossession agencies) (asset management) (ocwen asset management)|homes (20 more) (stop foreclosure)

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October 18, 2007 10:47 PM

As a real estate investor for 20+ years my all time favorite and most used website is The Landlord Protection Agency.
Down to earth real life nuts & bolts info. The best rental forms anywhere.


November 10, 2007 10:11 PM

What have you heard of REII investing company and


January 24, 2008 2:56 AM

i'm in realestate field, working on comission basis, now i want to design own website to promote all the properties through my website. How it would be work out?Is it good for selling properties? could u give me advise.


March 21, 2008 12:03 PM

If you are looking for investment property, check out It's a site dedicated to investment real estate and professional networking and it's 100% free.


March 31, 2008 9:24 AM

Thank's for the real estate list peter, and Dan Auito.

Dallas Investments & Development inc, Real Estate.

we continue to list property on and some say the price comparison is improving.


May 22, 2008 12:57 PM

A great website for an individual home is Open Houses of America. The address of the property gets you to the home. You can try it here,

john pirtle

May 23, 2008 8:45 PM

im a real estate broker. is there a company that i can pay a fee to that will promote my listings on several differant websites.

$617k bid for $5.3M property???!!! Marshall's Service Auction

May 27, 2008 5:51 PM

There has been a story in the news about a property being auctioned off this week by the U.S. Marshall’s Service in Arlington Texas.

The main reason it caught my eye is because the advertisement for the sale claims that the Tax assessment for the property is $5.3 million and the minimum bid is about $617k

Can you give me any insight into why the Marshal’s Service would let the property go so cheaply?

Are online auctions a good option for someone like me (a starting investor)? So you know anything about the company conducting the auction?

There is a link to the site ( which has pictures and a detailed description. It looks like it needs work, but it is obviously a very high-end property.

Do you see any downside to bidding online if my maximum bid is a small fraction of the tax assessment? This property is out of my league, but the Marshall’s service has others on the site.

Thanks in advance for any advice,

David P

Rebecca Levinson

June 13, 2008 12:06 PM

While most of the real estate websites mentioned concentrate on home valuation (which true value can only be determined by a Comparative Market Analysis, not by software) and real estate listing information (which will exclude hot up and coming, not yet placed on the MLS real estate listings)there are alternatives in the real estate space. is a simple matchmaking site that allows real estate consumers to match themselves to a real estate professional through extensive four page profiles. This model Keeps-It-Simple for consumers who just want to find the best representation out there. So simple that while Connect2Agent has been running this model since 2002, other companies are now just adopting easy access to some of this information, where before real estate agents on national websites were hidden behind an iron curtain.
It's important for consumers to be able to search online for listings. But the most important aspect of a home purchase or home sale is in choosing the professional that meets your needs. It can mean the difference between buyers/sellers remorse and a smooth sailing transaction.


June 18, 2008 1:33 PM

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Gregory Burseau

July 22, 2008 6:51 PM

Wow! Great list, very extensive indeed. Real Estate is Global. Check out


August 5, 2008 5:37 AM

could you please let me have a look at some of the estates.


September 8, 2008 11:35 PM

Wow! Nice list about Real estate. I got more information from this. Thank you for such list.



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September 9, 2008 4:58 PM

wow! great info! thanks. I just created a free rental listings web site. it's free for landlords and tenants. check it out! :) (canada)

Thanks :)

Joshua Dorkin

September 11, 2008 2:13 PM

It looks like this article has become a free for all in terms of site promotion. As such, may I suggest:

BiggerPockets Real Estate Social Network -
real estate investing resource portal and social network that has been around since 2004. The site now close to 22,000 members (9/08) and is focused on real estate networking, education, dealmaking, and marketing.


September 22, 2008 7:02 PM

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September 28, 2008 9:25 PM

I found that it all depends on where you want to buy or sell a house. Most nationwide sites do not provide (enough) local information. I used for the home i bought on Oahu, Hawaii.


December 23, 2008 2:38 AM

It doesn't show listings that are for sale, but provides a nice way to browse rental listings. In NYC it shows businesses around the apartments if you zoom in, and you can make it show only places within a certain amount of commute time on the subway, which is unique, as far as I've seen.


December 25, 2008 9:29 PM

To continue in the spirit of self promotion, ever since trying unsuccessfully to find a good, reasonably priced apartment in NYC, I've been working on a site to help people find apartments to rent called PadMapper ( It helps you cut through all the bad stuff and find what you're looking for.

It's all map-based, so you can pan around a google map and see what's available and where it is. If you're in NYC (and soon, SF), you can filter by commute time to work via mass transit. You can also filter by all the standard things like price and number of bedrooms. If you zoom into the map in select cities, you can see the locations of highly rated points of interest like bars, restaurants, museums, gyms, and more.

Give it a try? It's all free, and I'm not making any money off of it. If you do give it a try, and you encounter any problems, please let me know at so I can fix them. Thanks!


January 28, 2009 4:45 AM

well i have tried all the sites to dvertise my homes to no avail so i have decided to give my mansions away. the first one is worth about 1.3-4M you enter the contest for $95 and my guess is this home will be gone in about 6 months ...
go here to see this

Bonnie Goldstein

February 5, 2009 4:10 PM

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February 8, 2009 2:20 PM

Good info. If looking for hotel properties try

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June 28, 2009 12:35 AM

In all of the links listed I didn't see a link for Clear-Point Law.

They have good resources on foreclosure.


July 12, 2009 3:53 AM

ProperMAP is a mash-up site where you can list real-estate property in maps:

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July 16, 2009 1:52 AM

Good Evening,

I wanted to write this piece as it applies to the current crisis in the mortgage and housing arena. By utilizing this creative new Loss Mitigation Home Retention Strategy homeowners will preserve homeownership, sustainability will be realized, a "Niche" product can be offered to clients truly separating yourself from competition in the industry and an increase in future listings can and will be a result. This can be utilized by all real estate and real estate finance professionals whether you are a real estate agent/broker/sales person, retail mortgage bank, loan officer for a Savings Bank, mortgage broker, direct lender.

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With all the different initiatives and programs that have been developed in regards to foreclosure preventative guidance there are significant challenges in preserving homeownership and assisting those who unfortunately do not qualify. Critics have argued that the case-by-case loan modification method is ineffective, with too few homeowners are assisted relative to the number of foreclosures and with nearly 40% of those assisted homeowners again becoming delinquent within 8 months. In December 2008, the U.S. FDIC reported that more than half of mortgages modified during the first half of 2008 were delinquent again, in many cases because payments were not reduced or mortgage debt was not forgiven. This is further evidence that case-by-case loan modification is not effective as a policy tool. Even despite the increased funding and the growing number of foreclosure assistance professionals in local communities challenges exist on many levels. NeighborWorks says counselors continue to report that the most common challenge they encounter when trying to save a homeowner from foreclosure is obtaining a timely response from servicing companies, with 17 percent typically waiting between 45 and 60 days for servicing to reply. And seven percent of foreclosure advisors said servicing companies were generally uncooperative when contacted.

Having understood the real estate and real estate finance industries were going to collapse I spent years establishing and developing relationships with all of the servicing, sub servicing and investor companies. Realizing that default management was ultimately the area within the banks that I needed to be connected, I focused my time and energy in building relationships with Executive and Senior Management.

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TO understand what a Short Pay-off Refinance (Herein After referred to as "Short Refi") is.
A short refi is realized when a borrower(s) try to refinance but the loan is SHORT to close. This occurs when the total payoff for the first mortgage lien or the first and second mortgage liens can not be PAID IN FULL.

When the new loan for the Refinance does not allow for a full payoff of the first and/or second mortgage liens the borrower has to apply for a Short Payoff with their current mortgage servicing, sub servicing company or lender. Although many people will say you MUST be late that is a myth however there are variables that play into being successful in achieving an approval for a SHORT PAYOFF.

There are two types of Short Refi's.

1) Short refi's for NON deliquent Borrowers via FHA 203B.
2) Short refi's for DELIQUENT borrowers via the Hope for Homeowners FHA loan Program.

Now many people will say, "the Hope for Homeowners program is not available and we have called several companies on the Participating List of brokers and no one could help." One of the many issues with the way the program was introduced was that it did not mention that the FHA lender had to have a FULL EAGLE, have its own Ginnie Mae mortgage back securities issuer approval and the investors to purchase these securities.

So as it works there are two processes that take place in the short refinance:
1) The origination of the new mortgage loan.
2) The submission/request for a short pay to LOSS MITIGATION- "The mitigation process."

Now with that being said, A Mortgage Banker's and Mortgage Broker's role is primarily to focus on generating business or ORIGINATING mortgage loans(business). Obviously they will have a processor and support staff that handles their flow of business. But with a SHORT REFI how is the Short Pay-Off approval to be produced or Realized??? It is a fact and can be demonstrated that Mortage originators, whether it be mortgage bankers or brokers or any support staff (openers, processors, underwriters, clearance officers, closers, Post Closing Staff), will have the:
1) Knowledge of Default Management as an industry
2) The differences in Default management/operations within the different servicing, sub servicing and investor companies
3) The experience
4) The know how- what is required to apply, the process flow, realized time frames...etc and as it has been experienced one of the more important

We work in an industry that revolves around relationships. If you do not feel this way than you may lack that quality in your business model and as a result overall success.

The majority of the Mortgage originating industry, whether it is retail or third party mortgage brokers, have thrown these types of deals to the garbage as anyone would think "these do not qualify how could they?- Some late on the mortgage, not enough equity to refinance and pay the mortgage lien(s) off in FULL, DTI to high, low fico score. This is known as FALL OUT.

Now there is a percentage of this FALL OUT that can be realized INCOME.

If you are interested in learning more about the two processes that must work in synergy 1)origination 2)mitigation of current mortgage loan
Than please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Whether I can assist you in closing deals that have been stagnant in your pipeline, reach out to executive management if you have yet to be successful on certain short pay-off approvals or if you would like a company with both formal and informal working relationships with the servicing, sub servicing and investor companies than I would be pleased to further succeed with my MISSION: DISTRESSED ASSET RESOLUTION.

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C.O.S. Holding, Inc.
153 E. 32nd Street
New York, NY 10016

Distressed Asset Resolution
Subsidiary of C.O.S. Holding, Inc-
153 E. 32nd Street
New York, NY 10016


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