Latest on Changes at CommercialSource.com

We realize some features of the CommercialSource.com site have been down – longer than we’d have liked. Within the next couple days NAR will publically announce a new listings search strategy. Here’s a hint of what’s to come:

To maximize member listings we are expanding our partnership with Realtor.com and moving the CommercialSource.com search feature to Commercial.Realtor.com.

REALTOR.com® consistently ranks as the #1 real estate web site in total visits, unique visitors, page views and time on site (more than 9 million unique visitors in July 2010 alone.) With the success to date with Commercial.Realtor.com, the consolidation of the CommercialSource search efforts will fully leverage the network effect of Commercial.Realtor.com’s site traffic to achieve the greatest exposure for your property listings.  Click here for more information on Realtor.com® web site statistics.

CommercialSource.com will continue to be your “go to place” for commercial information. Users will continue to aggregate or upload listings; manage listings and broker directory profiles; keep abreast of the latest national and regional news; download on-demand webinars and podcasts; search for commercial events and education; and participate in dialogue with other commercial practitioners on The Source Blog – right here! The major change: listings will be searchable on Commercial.Realtor.com, rather than CommercialSource (a “Search Listings” link from CommercialSource directly to Commercial.Realtor.com).

We are thrilled about this partnership and want you to be too!  You may have questions in the coming days and months and we look forward to connecting with you and answering those questions. The CommercialSource mission is to be the most comprehensive, cost-effective, and user-friendly website for REALTORS® and the commercial real estate industry. We look forward to being your source for all things commercial and we thank you for your support.

07. October 2010 by Wayne Grohl
Categories: Property | 3 comments

Comments (3)

  1. Currently the sort capability is lacking or I don’t understand. If you don’t hit the right city…..the property doesn’t come up. Not real helpful for DE commercial market.

    Currently no map capability. Not competitive. Are you working on this capability? I am part of an organization (Commercial Industrial Realty Council) here in Wilmington and I would like to promote your product in our group but at this point it is tough to make the pitch given recent lack of reliability, and capability.

    Still, all that being said…..I think a Realtor Exclusive data base is a worthwhile concept. I would love to hear you current plans. Why is this taking so long?

    • You are right Dan, at this time, Commercial.Realtor.com does not have the same search and display that was available on CommercialSource.com. The good news is we are working diligently with Realtor.com to create an environment where both commercial real estate professionals can effectively market their listings and commercial real estate investors can easily find properties. We are excited that you are ready to pitch the use of CommercialSource.com and Commercial.Realtor.com to your organization and anxious to make the improvements that will give you the confidence to do so. You will see some improvements in the short-term (Q1); other improvements will take additional time (through Q3). We will keep you posted on improvements here on the blog so we hope you keep checking in.

      If you have suggestions on what matters to you most when marketing your listings, please let us know at commercialsource@realtors.org. You can contact me personally at clarose@realtors.org.

  2. Hi Donald – Who is your CIE or MLS? They may already have an agreement to display your listings for free on commercial.Realtor.com.

    Chere LaRose- Managing Director of Commercial Member Services at NAR

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