Home Search Websites

Home search websites (like Zillow) have changed the real estate industry forever. We create annual reports on which real estate search websites are the best to use for a homebuyer and which ones are the most popular (important to know as a sellers agent). Using the best available home search sites can help buyers make better and more informed choices during their home purchase, and knowing which websites are impacting buyers help our top sellers agents know where to focus additional efforts and promotions, so our client’s homes sell faster and for more.

If you’re thinking of selling your home in the next twelve months, Stephen would love to tour your home. Call today to set an appointment.

Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor
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Licensed Since 2003
503-714-1111

If you’re considering buying a home in the next twelve months, Kami Price, buyers specialist would love to hear what you’re looking for. Call today to set an appointment.

Kami Price, Realtor
Represented Hundreds of Buyers
Licensed since 2004
503-773-0000

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Top 10 Real Estate Websites By Traffic, 2022 Report

March 9, 2022

As a top 1% real estate agent in the U.S. with over 2,000 sales in Oregon and Washington, knowing which real estate websites get the most traffic is a huge deal to me. We pay extra on the top real estate websites to feature our client’s homes, push them to the top, obtain more branding, ultimately get more views on their homes so they sell faster. Every year I put out a report on which real estate websites are getting the most visitors. It is fascinating to discover each years winners and losers. Let’s take a look together: Top 5 Real Estate Websites in 2022 Monthly Visitors Average Visit Duration 1. Zillow.com 255.5 Million 6:20 2. Realtor.com 136.7 Million 5:55...


A New, Dynamic Portland Real Estate Map

November 22, 2021

Ever feel like you’re searching for a needle in a haystack while sorting through real estate listings? You know what you want. You know what you don’t want. But how do you find exactly what you’re looking for with so many options and when the market shifts and changes daily, sometimes hourly? We have the answer: our new dynamic Portland real estate map. In this article, we’ll show you what it does and what you can expect from it. But before we get to that, let’s first understand how VestorFilter™ has helped us create this amazing new and easy-to-use Portland real estate map. Here’s the most exciting part of the real estate map: Icons change size based on actual sq....


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What I Love About This Home – Zillow Section Removed

June 9, 2021

My real estate team in Oregon and Washington sells a lot of homes, a few hundred each year. We do everything we can to give our client’s homes an edge online. For us that means two things, first, we pay extra to top real estate portals (like Zillow, Realtor.com, Homes.com, etc.) for higher positioning. Second, we check all the boxes and do whatever is necessary to fill out the listing so it looks fantastic and carries with it all of the important home details. That’s why we were shocked when the Zillow editable description section, “What I Love About This Home,” suddenly disappeared on all our client’s listings. MLS descriptions are limited. Zillow’s “What I Love About This Home” was...


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Top 10 Real Estate Websites by Traffic – 2021

February 12, 2021

A top real estate agent will know the trends, which real estate websites have the most home buyers on them, and how to best promote their clients’ homes on those same sites so their homes get more attention, sell faster, and for more money. So every year I put out a report looking at the winners and loosers, which real estate websites are gaining in traffic and which are dropping. As a top 1% sellers agent in the United States, serving Oregon and Washington, I pay extra to the top sites on behalf of my clients so their homes sell faster and for more (I already said that, but honestly most don’t understand huge impact it has), and so, of...


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#1 Home Search Website for 2022 – 5 Reasons Why

November 27, 2020

We are not arguing this home search website is #1 because it is the prettiest site to search homes for sale. We believe this website is number one because it is the smartest and most effective way to find the home you want and get the best deal while you’re at it. Most home search websites are prettier or easier to use versions of each other – this one is outright unique.  1. Patent-pending Revolutionary Map Search Icons change color based on property type (condo, multi-family, land for sale, commercial, detached homes).Icons change size based on the properties sq. ft., or for land for sale, the acreage size.Icons change shade based on price, the darker the shade the more expensive...


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Top 10 Real Estate Websites by Traffic – 2020 Update

February 14, 2020

Real estate websites have a huge impact on the housing industry. Nearly every American spends time on one real estate website or another, looking for homes for sale, researching home prices, and staying in touch with the real estate market. NAR, the National Association of Realtors, reports that 95% of home buyers will search for their next home online. This report specifically focuses on websites buyers are using to search for homes. We pay extra on the top real estate websites. It is obvious where home buyers are, and we watch the numbers closely. Because most home sells are due to internet marketing, we track where the buyers are engaging online and pay extra money direct to real estate websites...


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Top 10 Real Estate Websites by Traffic – 2019 Update

April 29, 2019

If you read a real estate traffic article that still lists Yahoo Homes on it – you know that article is out of date by many, many years! (I’m looking at you Ebizmba.) Yahoo Homes is completely gone and has been for a long time. It is hard to get accurate data on the most trafficked real estate websites, but we’ve found it. The top real estate websites have incredible power to sell homes. According to the National Association of Realtors 95% of home buyers will use the internet to find their next home. Very few homes are sold because of open houses, print ads, yard signs, or any other marketing medium. This is why as the number one home...


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Top 10 Real Estate Websites by Traffic – 2018

April 19, 2018

What are the top real estate websites by traffic? This information is hard to come by! Most of what you can find online is completely outdated and list websites that no longer exist, and haven’t for years! No longer, read below for the most current 2018 data on top real estate website traffic. Top Real Estate Websites have Grown in Power National real estate websites have grown in traffic at an amazing pace and have a huge impact on the national and local real estate markets. Most buyers are not using their local MLS websites or local Realty or real estate agent websites to find properties. Most buyers are looking on these mega sites. So it is important to know...


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Top 5 Reasons To Use The Best Portland Home Search Program

February 6, 2017

Are you looking for a home in Portland this year? Did you know that we have our own real estate search tool that outshines the big guys’ at Zillow, Trulia and the rest? Here are the top five reasons you can’t afford not to use PortlandHomesforSale.com. 5. It’s updated every 30 minutes. There is only one primary source of information about property listings in any real estate market: The real estate agents themselves. After signing a listing agreement with a client, they quickly go to the Multiple Listing Service, a database only licensed real estate agents have all the access to, and enter the information. From there, corporate sites like Zillow, Trulia and Redfin copy the information and make it...


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The Best Real Estate Map Search for Portland Homes

September 9, 2014

When you go for a road trip, you always bring a map, whether on paper or on your smartphone. You want a map that’s both easy to use and accurate, so that you arrive at your destination without getting lost or driving into a lake. Setting off on a journey to buy or sell a home in Portland? Maps are becoming a key online tool to not only find homes for sale but also to learn about market trends and neighborhood statistics. They display information visually and in layers, instead of as a list or block of text, so that it’s fast and easy to understand. Good maps make it easy to click-through to learn more information about a given...