Reaching out and marketing to clients has drastically changed over the years. Now, more than ever before, you can connect with potential clients on a personal level through the use of social networking sites. There’s one network that combines both the accessibility to client’s actions and the ability to reflect one’s one personal style, and that social network is, the one and only YouTube. Continue reading
In the ongoing mission to assist you in providing your clients with the most accurate and reliable real estate information, Homes.com has created several new widgets for you to add to your website! Recently, we introduced our Home Values and Mortgage Calculator widgets. These new widgets, along with the others in our gallery, will help improve your website’s already existing content and retain more incoming traffic through their ease and simplicity.
The top five real estate listing websites concluded the year with no movement in rankings, but Homes.com was the only one to see an increase in visits. In December, Homes.com saw a growth of over 5% in visits share, topping out at over 11.3 million visits — definitely finishing out the year strong! Though Trulia, Realtor.com, and Yahoo! Homes are slightly ahead in the ranks, they all saw a significant decrease last month. This bodes well for the always-growing Homes.com.
Here’s how the rest of the top ten real estate websites stacked up against each other in December 2012:
- Yahoo! Homes
- MSN Real Estate
- AOL Real Estate
- MyNewPlace (November: ZipRealty)
- Apartment Guide
MyNewPlace had an interesting end of the year boost, seeing a 10% increase in visits, which knocked ZipRealty out of the top ten. Apart from that, however, the rest of the top ten remains unchanged in the ranks. With Homes.com’s growing popularity at the end of 2012, we can expect big things for the year ahead.
The September Hitwise report has just been released and with it comes good news for Homes.com. Although there has been a slight decrease in visits share, Homes.com remains the fifth real estate website! Even though Realtor.com is ahead by one position, it saw a much more dramatic decrease of visits share of 6.5%. If that trend continues, Homes.com will easily be able to gain that ground. Yahoo! jumped up a notch, presumably because of their recent name and content change.
Here’s how the rest of the top ten real estate websites lined up in last month:
- Yahoo! Homes (August: Realtor.com)
- Realtor.com (Yahoo! Homes)
- AOL Real Estate
- FrontDoor Real Estate (August: MSN Real Estate)
- MSN Real Estate (August: Rent.com)
- Rent.com (August: Apartment Guide)
- Apartment Guide (August: Apartments.com)
As you can see, the top ten real estate websites tend to do a bit of shuffling around each month, but they never stray far from their familiar spaces. Homes.com’s steady position at number five could change this month however, with the release of October’s “Show Us Your Spooky Spaces” photo contest. We’ll just have to wait and see!