If you have been reading RealTalk or BlogTalk it looks different today than it did just yesterday. Or at least the portal looks different:
"A new Internet portal launches today with a depth of real estate-related content created by a thousands-strong community of real estate professionals.
The site, RealTown.com, also features links to hundreds of multiple listing service-operated property-search Web sites, a database of properties maintained by real estate technology company Point2, and an agent-search tool.
The new site includes a consumer-facing collection of information from Internet discussion groups, industry articles and blogs. The goal, according to founders, is to empower consumers and real estate professionals alike with a centralized source of relevant real estate information.
Saul Klein, president and CEO for Real Estate Electronic Publishing Company Inc., the company that is launching RealTown.com, said, "It has always been in our vision to do this -- to create a place where content form the people of the community has a lot of value. We had this idea 12 years ago."
RealTown.com joins other sites, such as ActiveRain.com, that offer user-generated content and an online forum for real estate professionals and consumers.
InternetCrusade, as the publishing company is better known, has fostered the creation and maintenance of online communities through simple Internet discussion groups, and now counts about 40,000 members of its various real estate-related communities." according RealTown brings industry content to to consumers on Inman today. Inman archives are availabe by paid subscription so the article can only be read today unless you are a subscriber.
A bunch of Active Rainers have blogs on RealTown Blogs including:
Relocation A to Z from Jeff Dowler
Real Estate Ramblings in New Hampshire & Maine written by Ann Cummings
Central Pennsylvania Real Estate and Stuff a blog from Fred Pickard
Michael Trust Realty written by Michael Trust of course
Florida Real Estate News from Leanne Paynter
New Hampshire Real Estate Happenings with Monika from Monika McGillicuddy of course
My own Discover Columbus
and Fran Flynn Thorsen who has an Active Rain membership writes a bunch of blogs including:
and there are others RealTown bloggers on Active Rain ...