Friday, November 14, 2008

Finding a Real Estate Agent Just Got A Little Easier

Recently Agentopolis made some changes to it's site to make it easier for people to find a real estate agent. Now, from the site map, you can quickly access Realtors by clicking on links by state and by some of the larger cities in each state. For Example, California real estate agents, Florida real estate agent, or by major metros like Minneapolis real estate agent, Los Angeles Realtor or Las Vegas real estate agent. In addition, Agentopolis will be posting video tutorials to help real estate agents and Realtors better utilize their free listing in our real estate agent directory. Stay tuned for more changes as Agentopolis ramps up for the future of real estate marketing.

For free access to MLS listings in most US cities, for information for first time home buyers, visit

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Real Estate Agent Directory

Here are three important criteria to consider when choosing a real estate agent directory.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Real Estate Agent Search Alive and Well on Agentopolis

It's been a slow year in the real estate business as you are probably aware, many popular real estate web sites like Zillow and Redfin have been forced to down size and lay people off because of the huge overhead they built up when business was booming. One popular real estate agent web site, Agentopolis, has been fortunate during these tough times because of their low overhead. As a result Agentopolis was able to generate 4,398,537 realtor impressions from US visitors so far this year. Most of these impressions or views have been focused around real estate agents on the first few pages on Agentopolis so when you really run the numbers, agents on the first few pages have received the lions share of these visitor who are doing a real estate agent search. The good news is that agents can get on the first page of Agentoplis by free simply by having their past clients recommend them. Agentopolis currently lists over 1.2 million agents all with contact information so if you are looking for the easiest place on the Internet to find a Realtor, visit

Another real estate web site that has seen it's traffic growing through these tough times is This site provides consumers with free access to mls listings in every state and most metropolitan areas. With MLS Maps visitors can see almost all of the real estate and homes for sale in their area, and use "search saver" features that automatically send them an email alert when a new home comes on the market matching the criteria they have set for a home. The MLS is fast becoming the tool of choice for people looking for a home and only recently have consumers been given access to this comprehensive data base of homes for sale. If you are looking to buy a home, visit for a complete inventory of homes for sale in your area.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Zillow and Redfin Downsizing

Two of the big names in Internet real estate in the past few years, Zillow and Redfin, have recently announced layoffs in an effort to "live to fight another day". These events were recently reported in the LA Times blog by Peter Viles, senior producer for Real Estate at
Probably no big surprise for most people in the real estate business as everyone has seen their fair share of slowdown related right-sizing but unnerving none the less as both of these companies seemed to be on the fast track to internet success not so long ago.

Zillow is a company that provides consumers with free estimates of their homes value. While Zillow has seen their fair share of controversy regarding the values they come up with, consumers don't seemed to care as they simply want an estimate and most Zillow estimates seem close enough. Real estate agents have been frustrated over the years as they try to advise listing clients as to what they should list their home for, only to have these home owners try and correct the agent using a Zillow example as to what the value should be. Zillow is not the only site to provide free house values and one site,, offers home owners three different ways to determine value with Zillow being one of those three.

Redfin, an Internet based discount realestate company, created it's own discord within the real estate industry as a successful Internet discount broker. Redfins position is that with all the great tools on the internet that consumers can use to find and research homes for sale, why should a home shopper pay full commission. A great argument if you are a consumer, horrifying if you have spent the past 10 years charging your real estate clients 6-7% commissions. Now that consumers can view most of the mls listings online, without having to speak with a Realtor, maybe buyers agents need to revisit their model. I think a good listing agent is worth their weight in Gold as selling a home in a timely manner for the highest price is no easy task.

All this considered, it is still a sad day to see two real estate Internet pioneers getting slapped down by a rotten economy. Hopefully things will recover for the real estate industry and these companies in the near future. Best as I can tell, that probably won't be for at least another 12 months if we are lucky. Hang on!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Real Estate Agent Searches on Google

You may be thinking that the real estate market is dead but according to how many people are searching for real estate agents on Google, I'd say there is still some life in the real estate market. The search term, "real estate agent" is included in a search phrase on Google 9,140,000 times a month!

Here are the top "real estate agent" searches in descending order from Google;

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Real Estate Agent Directory Agentopolis Updates

It's been too long since our last post, the real estate and mortgage business has had us on our toes lately. It's nice to hear from agents all over the country who are finding ways to grow their real estate business in light of the fact that the media would have you believe that everyone has gone out of business and walked away from our own homes. That said, Agentopolis is planning some cool stuff in the near future. We will be improving our optimization and traffic over the next 6 months and adding some features that will help Realtors grow their business even more on the internet. We will be making it easier to use our site by creating video tutorials for all the things agents may have been struggling with and also adding webinars on a variety of topics related to internet marketing for real estate agents.

We also have two other sites that have been growing in traffic, which is a national directory of mls listings, most searchable on local maps, and, a web site dedicated to the needs of the first time home buyers.


Monday, January 7, 2008

MLS helps shorten the time it takes to find a home.

Back in the old days the only way to find a home for sale was to drive around in your car until you found a “For Sale” sign, or call a Realtor and wait for them to call you with what they found for you. Not the worst system in the world but it took a lot of time and the home shopper had little control over the process.
Today’s savvy internet home shoppers have found a fast and easy way to shop for homes, it’s called the MLS or Multiple Listing Service and it allows home shoppers to input the criteria they are interested in like, price range, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, square foot, style of home, etc., and the MLS web site will return every home for sale that matches their search. The home buyer has complete control over what they see and when they can see it as it is available on the internet for free and they control the search criteria.
Now when you call a Realtor to help you buy a home, you can give them the list of homes you have already found and ask them to make appointments to show you those houses.
MLS Maps has created a national directory of mls listings to make it even easier to find the home you are looking for. When you visit you are within 3 clicks of almost every mls listing in the US. It’s fast, easy and free and you can also research schools, cities and counties.