Hello Kima, and thanks for your question.
When I'm looking for internet deomgraphics, one of my first stops is
and sure enough, a search on their site under "real estate" led me to
an August 16, 2002 press release: "TRAFFIC JUMPS AT REAL ESTATE WEB
SITES, AS MORTGAGE RATES REACH RECORD LOWS, ACCORDING TO
NIELSEN//NETRATINGS". The full press release is at:
but here are some of the salient data:
Realtor.com 939,000 unique visitors/week
MSN HomeAdvisor 705,000
A somewhat different perspective of who's in the lead can be found at:
which cites monthly visits according to a March 2002 Media Metrix
"The Media Metrix numbers for March showed that HomeAdvisor had 3.6
million unique visitors during the month, followed by Realtor.com (3.3
million), the HomeStore sites (3.25 million), the Springstreet sites
(1.85 million) and HomeGain. (1.1 million)."
Another Media Metrix report at:
lists the following monthly hits:
"Remax.com with 750,000 visitors, up 83 percent versus the prior
month; Apartment Guide Network with 883,000 visitors, up 57 percent;
and House-hunting.com with 428,000 visitors, up 87 percent."
So apparently, this is rapidly shifting territory, with sites showing
up and disappearing on the "Top Sites" real estate lists depending on
who's counting, and when the data are collected. But certainly, most
of the big ticket real estate sites are included here.
I hope this gives you the information you need. As always, I strive
to give the best answers possible, but if you feel additional
information is needed, please post a "Request for Clarification"
before rating this answer.
Clarification of Answer by
14 Jan 2003 12:23 PST
I'm adding some additional information here. I'm not entirely certain
which sites you actually consider real estate companies, and which you
do not want on the lists, so I've left the lists below pretty much
intact as I've found them.
From this site:
There is a long list of the "Most Trafficked Sites" along with some
data to justify their rankings. I've listed just the top 9 companies
from the larger list:
The same site also has a link of the top real estates web sites from
Canadian companies. They list the Top 100, but I've reproduced just
the top 10 here:
1 www.select-plan.com - Toronto, ON
2 www.forsalebyownercanada.com - Canada For Sale by Owner
3 www.propertytoronto.com - Toronto, ON
4 www.torontorealestate.ca - Toronto, ON
5 www.realestateguy.ca - St. Catharines, ON
6 www.kingstonhouses.com - Kingston, ON
7 www.carlosvieira.com - Toronto & Etobicoke, ON
8 www.torestate.com - Toronto, ON
9 www.bc-realty.com - British Columbia - BC Realty.com
10 www.condoplace.com - Vancouver, BC -
I hope this is what you need, BUT DON'T GIVE UP! If you'd like any
additional information, just ask for it through another clarification