With social media, blogging and informative websites, we have access to info 24/7. I regularly visit several websites to read what other industry leaders and experts are saying about real estate.
Some are humorous, some analytical and others give information about how economics are affecting the market. Below are some of my favorite real estate websites.
I became a Rainmaker in March of this year and the great exposure and contacts I’ve made has been great. There’s real estate experts on this site as well as other home-related experts, stagers, virtual assistants and a great group of people that share information and make one feel right at home from the beginning. I’ve read great information on this site that’s sparked ideas for blogs of my own. This website is one that’s necessary for realtors and business professionals in order to grow their online presence, make contacts and gain referrals from other agents. I’m continuing to explore the groups that are on Active Rain and post as much as I can here! With two million visitors plus each month to this site, it’s no wonder Google has ranked it the “TOP Real Estate Social Network in the World.”
If it’s happening in New York and Manhattan, it’s on the Real Deal. From new developments to the hottest deals in real estate sales and rentals to what’s going on with the movers and shakers in NYC, The Real Deal has the latest information on what’s affecting New York City commerce, economics and growth. They post information about new foreign investors and link to national news that affect the market. Their “closings” section has interviews with the people that have changed and are changing the landscape of the city. They also publish an annual book, The Data Book, the essential book for a Manhattan realtor.
Everyone that does business in Manhattan refers to Crain’s New York Business. It covers the major industries, as well as the arts, real estate, retail and the top stories. Their events section lists what’s going on in the city by neighborhood. From healthcare to technology and everything in between, Crain’s New York brings its readers pertinent and topical information daily.
This edgy site brings brief, (sometimes humorously sarcastic) news about what’s going on in real estate in the city. The writing is excellent, the photography great and if there’s a celebrity about to sell or buy a hot property, Curbed gets the scoop on it quickly. They’ve got news by neighborhoods and they’re also in the Hamptons, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. Their “National” section brings in the latest gossip and info about real estate from all over the nation. Entertaining and done with plenty of finesse.
Everything and anything going on in New York about real estate plus a cool iPhone free app to download on your smartphone. Plus up-to-the-minute mortgage rates and information.
Owned by Ivanka Trump’s husband, real estate millionaire and publisher, Jared Kushner, the NY Observer has local info and what’s going on the Hamptons.
Another great New York source for real estate news. Jennifer Gould Keil’s great column called “Gimme Shelter” keeps tabs on the big real estate happenings in the city--from high-dollar celebrity’s digs to New Yorkers’ “biggest hits and misses,” this veteran journalistic gets the scoop on everything New York. Very entertaining.
Streeteasy. Founded by Michael Smith in 2006, it’s the place where New Yorkers and people moving to New York visit to find out the latest news about apartments, condos and homes in New York and New Jersey. There’s a message board where people give their opinion about what it’s like to live in a specific neighborhood and it’s a great tool for Manhattan realtors as well. My agents and I are on Streeteasy at least six times a day. I can generate quarterly reports and learn of recorded sales as well. I’ve got a Pro page on this site that has my bio and other vital info such as when we’re having open houses, our listings, and our past sales.
The Bracha Blog. One of my blogs so it’s of course one of my personal favorites. Visit here or on Active Rain and leave me a comment with your favorites -- even if they’re you’re own and leave your blog link -- I’d love to read and hear about them.
What are your favorite real estate sites? Where do you get your news about what’s going on in real estate? What would you like to see more of on a realtor’s blog?
Please leave a comment, link your blog and let me know!
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