What Can You Learn From the Top 5 Real Estate Agents or Agencies?
As part of my work as a property tax assessor I think of other assessment offices as my competition. I monitor assessment offices throughout the country and don't limit my competition to offices that are of the same size. I'm continually asking if my customer relations, quality standards, and valuation techniques are keeping up with those set by the ones I look up to as examples of high achievement. One way that I do this is by visiting their websites.
According to a recent search of Alexa Top Sites [http://www.alexa.com/topsites] here are the top five websites categorized as real estate agent or real estate agency sites:
1. RE/MAX International, Inc.
Agency with locations throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Find local offices and agents, search listings, and find articles for buyers and sellers.
2. Century 21 Real Estate, LLC
Agency with franchised offices throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. Find local offices and agents, search listings, or view mortgage rates.
3. Coldwell Banker
Commercial and residential brokerage with franchises throughout the US, Canada, and Europe; includes searchable database of listings, mortgage options, details on services, and a directory of local offices.
4. Sotheby's International Realty
Full service luxury brokerage with offices and affiliates in Europe, North America, and South Africa. Includes searchable property listings, directory of offices, and details on the mortgage program.
5. eBay Real Estate Demo Site
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[Note: Site was not accessible on July 16, 2010, from link provided by Alexa.com.]
6. CB Richard Ellis
Commercial firm offering a full range of services for property owners, occupiers and investors. Based in Los Angeles with over 250 locations worldwide.
According to Alexa Top Sites, the order of popularity is determined by each site's one month Alex traffic rank. The one month rank is calculated using a combination of average daily visitors and pageviews over the past month. The site with the highest combination of visitors and pageviews in ranked #1.
The following appeared in the results from an advanced Google search on the exact phrases “real estate agent” and "real estate agency" on July 16, 2010: (srte descriptions provided by Alexa.com)
Online agent location resource made available for free to the public.
Search for a new home or find mortgage rates, real estate agents, and relocation services throughout the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Provided by the National Association of Realtors.
3. Fabjob.com - How to Become a Real Estate Agent
Leading indie book publisher specializing in dream careers.
Provides a listing of agents and agencies by state.
5. Avalon Real Estate Agency
Offers sales and rental listings, plus agent profiles.
About the Author: Richard L. Sanderson is a senior consultant with Local Government Services International, a consultancy group that works with local governments worldwide to enhance property tax revenues and the efficient administration of property taxes. During the period from 2002 to 2005 Mr. Sanderson conducted Internet research for the U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile on a variety of U.S. policies.