Wednesday, June 11, 2008

REMAX.COM Remains Most Visited Web Site

The Web site continues to be the most visited destination among brands, according to Hitwise, a leading online competitive intelligence service that looks at how Web sites are used.

The RE/MAX site ranked second overall in the real estate industry category through the final quarter of 2007 and the first four months of 2008 in the United States. It was the top ranked site among real estate brokerage brands based on the number of visits to the site. The site averages more than 2 million unique visitors each month.

During the first quarter of this year, was the only real estate brokerage Web site to capture a Hitwise Top 10 Award in the real estate category.

The RE/MAX site offers consumers the ability to search more than 90 percent of all listed properties for sale in the U.S, delivering access to more multiple listing services and more individual property listings than any other real estate brokerage brand. It permits buyers to search listings in cities and states all across the country, and assists sellers with neighborhood valuation questions.

“The traffic attracted to the RE/MAX Web site reflects the strength of the RE/MAX brand as a trusted resource for millions of consumers, and naturally we are excited to see that verified by Hitwise,” said Jim Merrion, regional director of RE/MAX Northern Illinois, the Chicago real estate leader. “The site is a wonderful tool for consumers. Just as important, it is a link between them and the thousands of skilled, experienced RE/MAX agents who can help buyers and sellers successfully navigate the challenges of the current real estate market.”

Hitwise reports Web site rankings on a monthly basis. It is a subsidiary of Experian Group, Ltd. The Hitwise U.S. Top 10 Awards Program recognizes the most successful U.S. Web sites in more than 160 industries. The program records the usage and search behavior of more than 10 million Internet users, which is the largest online sample of its kind. The awards single out excellence in online performance through public popularity.