homes.com says its listings increased by over 2 million during the course of 2009, which is almost double what it had in 2008.
The US real estate portal, currently number eight in terms of popularity, says 2009 saw a 36 percent increase in traffic over 2008 totals and almost 700 million page views.
homes.com is also pleased with its number two ranking across major search engines for the search term “homes for sale”. A Google search confirms this, with the top spot reserved for realtor.com.
2010 is already shaping up to be a competitive year in the US portal market, with zillow.com’s chief operating officer Spencer Rascoff recently telling The Business Insider that his website is closing on realtor.com. “We hope to be able to say that we’re clearly number one within short order,” Rascoff said.
But homes.com doesn’t plan to be left out. Vice president Jason Doyle has his sights set high for the coming year, stating:
“Going into 2010, we will add new consumer resources and make significant technological enhancements that will propel homes.com to become the pre-eminent online real estate search destination for consumers.”