The following is a real estate technology roundup:
MSN Real Estate site jumps in Hitwise rankings
MSN Real Estate’s realestate.msn.com Web site jumped up eight spots in May to 10th in the latest monthly ranking of real estate Web sites by metrics company Hitwise; Trulia.com joined the category’s top-10 list for the first time moving from 11th place in April to eighth place in May; and Coldwell Banker Real Estate’s ColdwellBanker.com site dropped five spots to 13th place in May.
Realtor.com sister site Move.com dropped from 15th in April to 18th place in May in the Hitwise rankings, which are based on the U.S. market share of visits to real estate category Web sites from a sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users. Realtor.com remained in first place with a 4.5 percent market share among real estate Web sites, followed by remax.com with a 2.52 percent market share and Yahoo’s realestate.yahoo.com site with a 2.47 percent market share.
"Realtor.com" was the most popular search term that drove traffic to real estate sites during a four-week period ended May 31, followed by "remax," "zillow.com," and "real estate."
Houssee.com lifts off
Lockwood, a real estate broker, is also the founder of ParticleWave.com, an Internet marketing company that offers services for real estate professionals and loan officers.
ForeclosureRadar founder launches blog
The site seeks to dispel foreclosure myths and to provide a forum for the "social, moral, financial and economic issues associated with foreclosures," according to a company announcement.
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