Zillow, Trulia slip in Hitwise ratings

AOL Real Estate, HomeGain, LoopNet fall off top 20 list

Real estate search and valuation site Zillow.com relinquished its title as the second-most-visited real estate Web site to Yahoo! Real Estate in December, one month after upsetting the status quo among top sites in rankings compiled by online metrics firm Hitwise.

Zillow rival Trulia.com also fell — from sixth to seventh place on the Hitwise top 20, displaced by ServiceMagic, Hitwise said.

Other sites gaining in the rankings were Apartments.com (up one place to 10th), ForRent.com (up one position, to 14th), Apartment Guide (up one place, to 15th), Listingbook Services (up three positions, to 16th).