Categories: Online Real Estate Tools

Real Estate Web Sites See Surge In Traffic

Posted by: Chris Palmeri on May 15

Right up there with Twittering and people seeking info about the swine flu at the Centers for Disease Control, online real estate sites are seeing a boom in traffic....

The True In Trulia

Posted by: Chris Palmeri on April 24

I’m going to begin a regular feature looking at some of the top real estate sites. Today we’ll visit Trulia.com, mainly because Heather Fernandez, one of the company’s marketing...

Business Week's Most Powerful Property Web Site

Posted by: Chris Palmeri on November 07

I'm not normally one to toot my own horn, but in this case...toot, toot, toot. My colleages and I were named the world's most powerful property people by Global edge,...

ZipRealty will post customer-satisfaction scores for its agents

Posted by: Prashant Gopal on November 05

ZipRealty, the national real estate brokerage that gives rebates to buyers and commission discounts to sellers, will begin posting customer satisfaction ratings for its agents on its Web site starting...

Realtor.com's Pricey New Look

Posted by: Chris Palmeri on November 03

Realtor.com, the first real estate search site and official online arm of the National Association of Realtors, got a new look last week. The company says the redesign makes...

Real estate Web sites including Zillow and Redfin slashing jobs

Posted by: Prashant Gopal on October 20

Seattle-based Zillow.com is the latest real estate web site to announce major layoffs in the wake of the recent Wall Street meltdown. Zillow said that it is cutting 40 people...

Where Bottom-Fishers are Fishing?

Posted by: Chris Palmeri on August 26

Home search site Realtor.com gives us a list of the markets showing the biggest increase in searches on their site in July, versus the same month a year ago....

Look out Trulia, here comes Roost.com

Posted by: Prashant Gopal on January 23

Seems counter-intuitive but the competition is heating up in the world of online real estate search engines even as the housing market slowdown deepens. Roost.com, which entered the fray...

Trulia enters online real estate top ten, pulling ahead of Zillow.com

Posted by: Prashant Gopal on January 15

In an increasingly competitive field of real estate Web sites, Trulia is growing at a remarkable pace. The company cracked the top ten most visited real estate sites in December,...

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BusinessWeek editors Chris Palmeri, Prashant Gopal and Peter Coy chronicle the highs and lows of the housing and mortgage markets on their Hot Property blog. In print and online, the Hot Property team first wrote about the potential downside of lenders pushing riskier, "option ARM" mortgages and the rise in mortgage fraud back in 2005—well ahead of many other media outlets. In 2008, Hot Property bloggers finished #1 in a ranking of the world's top 100 "most powerful property people" by the British real estate website Global edge. Hot Property was named among the 25 most influential real estate blogs of 2007 by Inman News.

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