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Building a Real Estate Portal?


I know international entrepreneurs are reading (I’ve met/spoken to a few of you), some of whom are working on real estate portals in various countries.

A real estate portal is a fairly defined technology product, which includes:

  • A home page with search
  • Search results & filters
  • Property details pages
  • Location/place pages
  • User accounts

How many times has that been built? I’ll wager a guess, the answer is “far too many”.

Transmitdata recently released a “portal in a box”. I know that’s a challenging proposition, since most teams seek to customize virtually everything with deep integrations into your own systems. As well as the fact that there is generally a significant learning curve for any developer to understand another codebase.

Challenging, yes.

That said, could it be save you money considering the alternative costs of building from scratch? Yes, in some scenarios I have to imagine it would.


The portal works for any classified marketplace, such as cars or jobs — though real estate is probably the strongest use case for such a platform.

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About Drew Meyers

Founder of Geek Estate Blog / Geek Estate Labs. Zillow Alum. Travel addict & co-founder of Horizon. Social entrepreneurship & microfinance advocate. Fan of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kiva.

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