Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2010 21:32
Written by Scott
Top 10 Real Estate Sites For Listing Homes
There are thousands of websites on the internet that noobs use to list their house. This list is a compilation of the top 10 sites the team at PWN Homes determined were the best of the web based on ease of use, exposure, popularity, and free to the public. * updated once a month *
We used Google.com, Realtor.org, Del.icio.us.com, Alexia.com, and Yahoo.com along with our personal preferences in determining what sites were to make the top 10. As investors, there are a heck of a lot of places used to list our homes for sale. What usually sells a house aside from just being a great deal is exposure. Here is our list of the ones we thought best met our criteria.
http://www.zillow.com/ - One thing that makes this site stand apart from the competition is its ability to provide customers with a Zestimate® of your homes current value and also allows you to edit home facts. A great site with a descent interface for searching and pricing homes.
http://www.realtor.com/ - This site boasts that it is the largest real estate database in the world - with good reason. There are more than 4 million active listings on Realtor.com at any given time. More importantly, this database is updated with Multiple Listing Services (MLS) nationwide and is maintained by the National Association of Realtor's (NAR).
http://www.realestate.yahoo.com.com/ - Yahoo Real Estate is the second largest real estate site for listings according to the NAR, the first of course being their site - realtor.com. Probably the most active website for home searches and favorite among most people, yahoo not only has one of the easiest sites to navigate, but also provides the most visited real estate forums on the web.
http://www.oodle.com/ - Oodle scours the most popular websites for recent listings and posts them on their site in addition to receiving updates from these sites with their most recent listings. Whether you list your home here or not, it will probably show up sometime.
http://www.trulia.com/ - Trulia started out as a residential real estate search engine that helps consumers search homes for sale, trends, neighborhood insights and other real estate information directly from hundreds of thousands of real estate broker Web sites. It is so much more!
http://www.craigslist.com/ - Don't judge this site by looks alone! Considered the granddaddy of all classifieds, Craigslist has everything from commercial to fsbo and everything in between. Among my favorites for its quick listing ability and visitor friendly search engine.
http://base.google.com/ - Google has once again find its way into the hearts of millions with its own version of Craigslist. This site lists homes in a classified ad format and is free to the public. Visitors can search or list homes on this robust site with ease.
http://www.realestate.aol.com/ - AOL is still alive and kicking. Perfect site for doing quick home searches. AOL allows the visitor to list homes with MLS, home size and square footage and various other criteria. This site may be under your radar, but is one of the top search sites for real estate. Believe it.. or not.
http://www.cyberhomes.com/ - Although this site lags behind just a tad in total homes listed, it makes up for it in features. Blogs, maps, news and advice and not to mention - more than 3 million listings. Well rounded site that offers almost everything to the visitor.
http://www.move.com/ - No matter how many sites you list your house on, move.com is a must. With its ties to many prominent websites for moving, packing, relocationg - this site gets heavy exposure and is one not to pass up.