| 11:21 pm on Feb 2, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|Visitors go most often to realtor.com; local mls listings next and then visit brokerage office listings and individual sales persons listings in that order with mls traffic about 50% of the time, brokerage office visits about 38% and individual sites about 31%. |
That is what realtor .com would have you belive, but that assumes facts not in evidence.
| 2:38 pm on Feb 4, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Nothing quite so local as real estate, so no surprise there. :)
Let us not forget that the "sale by owner" space, greatly aided by the www, is also encroaching on the dominance of realtors and will likely continue to do so.
| 11:02 pm on Feb 7, 2006 (gmt 0)|
This is actually the nitch that I am starting to squeeze into in my area. I work for a real estate office and have started making pages for my first clients.
| 9:29 pm on Feb 13, 2006 (gmt 0)|
>is also encroaching on the dominance of realtors and will likely continue to do so
It actually isnt impacting realtors' business to any great degree. The numbers havent changed by more than a few % points in the last 10 years.
| 6:28 am on Feb 14, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I think that this only affects a small amount of business for individual agents but does affect a brokerage as a whole since they seem to rank higher in the search engines.
I think that the used of a website for agents is for the agent to seem more professional to their clients.
And I work in a real estate office 8 hours a day....
| 8:59 pm on Feb 23, 2006 (gmt 0)|
>they seem to rank higher in the search engines.
not in most of the top 50 US markets