RealEstateVoices Offers Social Real Estate News

Further to my post several weeks ago, Where Do You Get Your Real Estate News?, I was contacted by Niki Scevak, founder of Homethinking.com about a new project he was undertaking.

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RealEstateVoices is a social real estate news website that officially launched today. It’s a Digg-like site based on the open source project Pligg, that replicates much of the popular technology site’s functionality.

Like Digg, RealEstateVoices lets users choose the site’s content by submitting and ranking article submissions. The most popular stories show up on the home page and articles get promoted based on the number of votes they receive. In addition to following the link to the original source, you can post a comment on any of the stories or even flag it as inappropriate.

From the home page you can also check out and vote on breaking stories, which are the most recently submitted articles that have just entered the queue. RSS feeds are available for both breaking and popular stories, so you can keep on top of the information flow from the comfort of your newsreader if you choose.

Myself, Mike Simonsen from Altos Research and Rob Melton from Pittsburgh Homes Daily were tapped by Niki to act as Community leaders in order to seed the site with content.

Blog owners, RealEstateVoices will make a great platform for you to get some wider visibility and critiques of your writing. News junkies, it will give you a perfect outlet for your interesting tidbits or finds. Like any good social platform, this site’s success will depend on the community that develops around it. So I would encourage everyone to go give a try. Submit a story, vote or comment on any of the articles that already exist. Let’s see what happens.