Industry News

Realtor.com maintains real estate Web dominance

Real estate sites' audience grows compared to last year

The Realtor.com property-search Web site topped the list of real estate sites for its share of Web traffic in February, according to Internet intelligence company Hitwise, followed by foreclosure and property-listings resource RealtyTrac.com and real estate information and services site HomeGain.com. And comScore, another Web ratings company, reported a growing audience for real estate Web sites. Realtor.com had an 8.78 percent market share in the real estate category in February, Hitwise reported, while RealtyTrac had a 3.73 percent share and HomeGain had a 3.07 percent share. Rounding out the top-10, in order from fourth to 10th, were: www.rent.com, www.remax.com, www.realestate.yahoo.com, www.zillow.com, www.apartments.com, www.ziprealty.com, and www.move.com. Move.com, which like Realtor.com is operated by Move Inc. (formerly Homestore), improved to 10th from a 12th-place ranking in January and a 17th-place ranking in December. Move.com bumped Century21.com from 10th i...