Is a community seeing an increase in infill development? Does Starbucks or Whole Foods have plans to set up shop? Are local homeowners cliquey, or do they embrace newcomers? The fact that real estate agents can often answer these questions -- and real estate websites typically cannot -- is part of their lasting appeal to consumers. Real estate professionals across the U.S. now have a new platform for putting their ability to field such questions on full display. WikiRealty, a website that crowdsources information from real estate professionals to help consumers learn the ins and outs of neighborhoods, has expanded nationally, building on partnerships the startup has inked with several MLSs. WikiRealty, which is based on Santa Monica, California, aggregates insights from real estate professionals to serve up insider information that the site says consumers might only otherwise obtain through face-to-face interactions with locals. Screen shot showing WikiRe...
- WikiRealty, an 'online town square' that has partnered with MLSs, has expanded nationally.
- Real estate agents can put their local knowledge on display and advertise on the site.
- Agents can pay to feature posts and events and will be able to share their local knowledge with existing contacts and the WikiRealty audience simultaneously.