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Estately.com grows by more than 50%, adding Chicagoland and Long Island, NY, to it on-line inventory of homes for sale

Seattle-based web search start-up Estately.com adds 120,000 new listings to it inventory today, expanding from the west coast to Chicago and Long Island. The upgrade brings Estately’s inventory to over 300,000 MLS-listed homes. Also a part of today’s announcement, the search-bot will show extended listing histories on homes, a move also recently taken by Redfn.com.

You can play with the Chicago listings by clicking this link. I have a link for the Long Island listings, but I’m not sure it’s working right.

As a matter of disclosure: Estately.com founder Galen Ward writes for BloodhoundBlog.

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  1. Geno Petro November 20th, 2008 12:04 pm

    Thanks Greg.

    Bookmarked.

    G.

  2. Raleigh Real Estate November 20th, 2008 12:50 pm

    This is awesome. Thanks for the links 🙂

  3. […] Congratulations to Estately for their expansion to Chicago and Long Island — further coverage at FoREM and BloodHoundBlog. […]

  4. Mary Ann Knell-Peoria Realtor November 20th, 2008 7:39 pm

    Congrats on the growth to cover new areas, though I want to ask, is 300,000 listings reasonable or is that number inflated because of the recent foreclosures?

  5. Chuchundra November 20th, 2008 9:43 pm

    What’s the point of this then? It looks nice and all, but it doesn’t seem to much more than a prettified MLS search.

  6. Brad Coy November 21st, 2008 8:35 pm

    >it doesn’t seem to much more than a prettified MLS search.

    If that’s all it were, it would be enough for me.. at least from where I’m looking at it. Even from the agent side our local MLS is horrible.

  7. […] Bloodhound Blog reported that this doubles the number of listings estately.com has. And as futureofrealestatemarketing.com points out, it means the search engine is taking big steps to becoming much more than just a regional player. […]

  8. Galen November 24th, 2008 12:31 am

    Chucundra, it is indeed prettified MLS search. Which makes it better than any other search that doesn’t start with MLS data. But we go beyond MLS by adding local schools and amenities, transit, and search options no one else has.