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The webmaster is George Dodge. You may reach him by phone at +1 336-468-0168 or via e-mail
at firstname.lastname@example.org (or by using the e-mail form
found at the bottom of each RealtyGuide page).
Question: What is
It's a collection of hypertext links, or "pointers" to other sites
on the World Wide Web. By clicking on the highlighted text, icon, or
button, you are transferred to another place, which may be another file
within RealtyGuide or another web site, possibly in another state or
country. By jumping from site to site, you can literally encircle the
globe! The sites shown on the following pages are linked. Just highlight
or click on one to be connected. Because these sites are subject to change
(that is, they come and go and move around a lot), I encourage you to help
me maintain the list. If you know of a real estate oriented site that's
not represented here, or if a linked site is no longer viable, please
leave an e-mail message and we'll include it in
the next update.
Incidentally, you may noticed a lack of excessive graphics on
RealtyGuide. That's not because we don't like 'em, can't do 'em or
can't afford 'em (you'll notice that our pages are luxuriantly
hand-crafted using only the finest ASCII) . The fact is, we
don't think you call us for our graphics and don't want to slow you down
in your quest for those fortunate few real estate sites that make lavish
use of impressive graphics, forms and pictures.
The mission of RealtyGuide is to provide a central collection point
for global real estate information and hypertext links to all known
real estate oriented web sites, to serve as a resource for real estate
professionals and the public, and to provide a source of affordable, quality
realty services utilizing World Wide Web technology and the full capabilities
of the internet.
Question: Why did you create
The explosive growth of the Internet in the last few years has
astonished everyone. The propagation of data is so great and the system
is now so complex that hundreds of "search engines" have been
developed to help users locate specific imformation. There are literally
tens of thousands of "lists of lists" of reference material, but no central
"menu" system for the entire Internet.
When I began using a web browser to "surf the web" in early 1994,
there were very few collections of reference to real estate information.
I began to collect web site addresses for my own use. As the list grew,
I realized I had amassed a valuable resource and I shared it with fellow
RealtorsŪ. The RealtyGuide list is today a dynamic resource, one which
grows continuously through the contributions of its users. If you have
a URL (a Univeral Resource Locator, or "address") of a web site to add
to RealtyGuide, look for the Add-Link button
on any page.
I don't derive any income from this free service. It is my hope that
it will be of help all real estate practitioners and those in allied
fields, but more importantly to potential buyers and seller of real
property. If my efforts help one young family buy an affordable home
that they normally would not have found, then it will have been
Question: When is RealtyGuide
New links are added when they become available. They are either
contributed by the authors of a new site or their users. In many cases,
I "stumble" across a new resource or site and add it immediatly. Be
sure to select your browser's "Reload" option on a day to day basis,
since the documents here are dynamic.
The URL addresses become "stale", outdated or obsolete as sites change.
If you receive a message that a specific site not longer exists or can
not be found, please let me know and we'll correct
RealtyGuide cannot be responsible for the content of any
site which is pointed to by these pages. We cannot mediate disputes and
we cannot assume responsibility for the outcome of any purchase or
exchange which ensues from the use of RealtyGuide service.
We do not verify the integrity, availability, quality or viability of any
product or service offered by the providers or advertisers.
The date of the latest revision or any addition to the databases are
shown at the bottom of each individual page.
Question: Can I participate on RealtyGuide
if I don't have a website?
RealtyGuide is always being revised and new ideas are added every month.
While we don't create web pages for a fee (as many sites do), all real estate
professionals (or realty affiliates) who DO NOT have a website or home page
are invited to participate in the "E-MAIL ONLY" referral page. Just leave
a name, phone number and email address. We will manually include your
information in a list of persons who can only be reached by e-mail. Click
here: Referral List. You may read the
but don't expect to see your name on it immediately - it's still updated
manually. Remember, if you do have a website or home
page, please use the Add-Link form instead.
Question: How do I use
This area is still under construction and the information is
not complete. More information will be added in the future.
RealtyGuide is a "menu" of sorts - a list of hypertext links to
other real estate oriented websites and realty related internet
resources, including sites reachable by ftp or gopher, newsgroups, and much
more. The main index contains several major sections, which are
explained on that page (see "Menu Definition"). There's a menu bar or a
button on the bottom of every page that will bring you back to the main index.
Because location is an integral part of real estate, RealtyGuide's main
page is indexed geographically, then alphabetically. Divisions include
continents or global areas, then countries, then states, then provinces or
territories, counties, regions, and finally cities, towns or villages.
When two or more sites exist within the same geographic area, they are listed
alphabetically. Because a website may cover more than one single geographic
location, we have attempted to identify the highest common demoninator.
Therefore, some sites are listed by country ("USA: National"), meaning
information exists at that website for various locations in the United
Some sites may indicate a region, such as "CA: Southern region" (which
means the site contains references to various locations in southern
California). Perhaps an area is identified by a well known landmark, as in
"CA: San Francisco Bay area". Other sites may serve a central area and
outlaying suburbs, such as "TX: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex" or "VA:
Washington DC area". If you don't find you are looking for, or if a specific
location is not listed, try searching links in a higher hierarchy. For
example, if you are looking for property or contacts in San Jose, California
(a large city about 30 miles south of San Francisco), then look first
for "CA: San Jose". Then check out these links: "CA: San Jose area;
CA: San Jose County; CA: San Francisco Bay area; CA: northern region;
USA: National and Global Realty Info. There might be a major listing
database listed under "Global" or "USA: National" that contains a few listings
for San Jose, CA. There is more likely a large database or large multi-office
company under "CA: Northern" or "CA: San Francisco Bay area" that has branch
offices - and listings - in San Jose. Finally, under "CA: San Jose",
"CA: San Jose County" or "CA: San Jose area", you will likely find individual
offices or individual agents with websites or home pages.
This list is a dynamic resource, constantly changing. We encourage
you to identify the focus of your real estate WEBSITE with one or more of these
abbreviations (searchable, using your browser's string-search function):AOR = An ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSŪ or BOARD OF REALTORSŪ (ie., a trade organization)
APPR = You are an APPRAISER
BLDR = You are a BUILDER or General Contractor
BUYR = You practice exclusive BUYER representation
CONSULT = You specialize in CONSULTING
DBS = Your site contains a SEARCHABLE DATABASE
DEV = You are a DEVELOPER
DISCOUNT = Discount or alternative brokerage
FARM = You specialize in FARM sales
FSBO = You are an unlicensed seller OR you offer "For Sale By Owner" listings
ICI = You specialize in Industrial, Commercial or Investment properties (specialties are
indicated like this: ICI=Hotel )
LINKS = Your site contains links to other realty sites.
LIST = Your site contains a LIST of properties (with or without photos)
LND = You specialize in acreage, LAND and/or building lots
MLS = Your company IS a MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE
REF$ = You offer REFERRAL services
RELO= You are a RELOCATION specialist
RES = You specialize in RESIDENTIAL properties
RNT = You offer RENTALS online
PMGT = You specialize in PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
RANCH = You offer RANCHES for sale online
REO = You offer FORCLOSED properties online (bank, gov't or individual owned)
VAC = You Specialize in VACATION or resort properties
1031 = You specialize in TAX DEFERRED EXCHANGES
$$$= You are a LENDER, note buyer, or deal in money, mortgages, etc.
If there is no identifier, we assume the site is most likely focused on
residential real estate.
The rest of the pages are indexed alphabetically.
What's New on RealtyGuide?
In a continuing effort to improve the value of RealtyGuide, the pages
are being continually upgraded. We continue to add dozens of new links
daily. Please continue to report any bad links that you encounter. Thank you!
We're also adding some limited graphics to RealtyGuide. The original
intent of this service was to provide a text-only search vehicle, but
continued growth of the internet and acceptance of its technology by the
real estate community calls for change. We'll keep it simple enough that
all levels of users may be accomodated.
We've added a powerful new search engine to RealtyGuide. The search
command is located presently only on the front page. We will shortly
add it to each additional page.
© Copyright 1994-2008 by George Dodge, RealtorŪ - North Wilkesboro, North Carolina USA. All Rights Reserved.
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