Realestate.com goes social, launches Town Square

From Future of Real Estate Marketing

Realestate.com, the online real estate destination owned by the online mortgage giant LendingTree, rolled out a new sitewide redesign last week.

The new design is clean, fast and eminently usable. And while not as tricked out as some of its competitors, the site is a very capable competitor. Results are returned in a very easy-to-understand fashion.

Realestate.com is not a pure search play though. Like its online counterparts Redfin and ZipRealty, it also maintains a number of local offices and a "boots on the ground" (call it a "signs in the yards") brand in a dozen or so states.