New York gets new real estate listings site offers public-facing property info

An online real estate portal launched today by a trade group is cracking open the Manhattan real estate brokerage market for consumers., the first-ever public Web portal offered by the Real Estate Board of New York, the oldest and largest New York City real estate trade group, allows consumers to search for available sale and rental properties by ZIP code, neighborhood, price range, property type, borough and other factors.

While there is a multiple listing service in Manhattan operated by a Realtor