REALTOR.COM Beats Other Property Listing Web Sites

March 1, 1998

NAR’s Web site, www.REALTOR.COM, scored an overall 5, the highest rating bestowed on a property listing site, by The Web Magazine in its February 1998 issue. Specifically, NAR’s site received a 5 for content, a 4 for design, and a 1 for links.

Its overall score bested the other home listing Web sites reviewed in the issue, including, which came in second with an overall rating of 4. The highest marks in all real estate categories went to the International Real Estate Digest (, a directory of real estate sites.

The review lauded REALTOR.COM’s detailed property search engine and mapping feature.

REALTOR.COM is the doorway to NAR’s online community, which includes One Realtor Place® and the NAR home page.

New Resource on Real Estate Web Sites Available

REALTOR.COM, NAR’s Web site, and Real Trends, an industry newsletter, have compiled and published The Real Estate Web Guide, a technology handbook that includes Web site ratings and summaries for the 300 largest real estate-related Web sites.

The resource is geared to industry executives, practitioners, and Web page designers who need to know what does and doesn’t work on the Internet. To order the book ($99.95, plus $5 shipping and handling), call 972/250–1483.

Christina Hoffmann
Senior Speech Writer

Christina Hoffmann has covered real estate and homeownership for two decades, including as REALTOR® Magazine managing editor and’s content manager, with added expertise as owner of a demanding 100-year-old house. She is currently a senior speech writer at NAR.

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