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Top Real Estate Sites

April 23, 2013 |  Article By :   | 

pc waveAre you aware that the top real estate sites account for 23.5% of all online real estate searches? What are the top three real estate sites?  Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com.  I advertise my listings on over 100 websites including Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com.  These days, buyers are searching for their new home online before they contact a realtor as well as when they have a realtor and that is why it is so very important to get your home on all the major websites!  On realtor.com alone last month Remax Results listings were found over 3.8 million times and received over 309,000 page views.  You don’t want to miss out on this exposure!  Not all Realtors have their listings on these sites, so make sure you know how your property will be marketed before you list your home. Call or email me anytime to discuss my marketing plan and how I can put a SOLD sign on your home! Click here to see a list of the top real estate sites in March 2013.

55+ Home Buyers

February 6, 2013 |  Article By :   | 

coupleThe 55+ home buyers group is becoming larger and more influential in real estate every day.  Just because they are from a certain generation we cannot assume that they are not keeping up with the times and with technology!  How is this group of the population searching for its new homes?  According to the 2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, they are searching online.

  • 75% of aged 55+ buyers are searching for their homes online
  • 39% of aged 55+ buyers start their home search online
  • 30% of aged 55+ buyers actually first found their new home online
  • This group is interested in finding information on neighborhoods
  • This group also is likely to drive by the homes they find online
  • The 55+ group is likely to use a Realtor for their transaction

So, it is not just the young crowd that is searching online which is a good reminder that if you want to sell your home, make sure you are marketing it online.

And the top Real Estate website is…

February 20, 2012 |  Article By :   | 

And the top real estate website is, according to the just released 2011 statistics, REMAX.com!  It was the number one site for consumers searching for real estate!  As most of us know, more and more people are turning to the internet for all their shopping needs and this does also include real estate.  Statistically about 88% of home buyers search for their home online, and about 40% of home buyers actually find the home that they buy online.  What this says to me is that for a seller, getting internet exposure is really the key to getting your home sold!    Other major players that are not themselves real estate companies are Realtor.com, Zillow.com and Trulia.com which make up about 20% of the sites consumers are searching.  When I list a home, that home is not only on the sites I have mentioned but on another 40+ sites.  My goal is to have your home out there for the public to see and to present it so that they also want to set up a showing and possibly write an offer.  Many larger real estate companies are dropping off of some of the major real estate websites which will limit internet exposure for their listings, this is definitely not what you want if you are a seller!  If you are considering selling your home, give me a call!  I would be more than happy to go over my internet marketing plan with you!