My last web trend report was posted in January so this post reflects the end of our winter season and the beginning of the spring buying season. The websites below are for companies based in Washington that also cross the border into other states (mostly in the western states). You'll recognize the names and know that they have very substantial Internet marketing budgets.
Even with the mortgage meltdown and decline in sales most sites finished the month of April very near their traffic levels a year ago.
My Crystal Ball:
Since the month of May is nearly over there are several weeks of data available at compete.com that reflects relative growth for the month. Today it looks like Redfin and Brio Realty will finish the month with a nice increase of visitors compared with last month. The other sites will probably hold steady, near the number of visitors they had in April.
Thanks for stopping by! May's reports will be available in a few weeks and we'll see if my predictions are correct. Let me know if you're interested in data for national sites.