27 of the Best Real Estate Websites

Every now and then we like to publish a showcase of well-designed websites from a particular industry, and today we’re focusing on sites that are related to real estate. The showcase includes sites of real estate companies, rental properties, housing communities, office complexes, and more.

To see past showcases please visit:

MacAllan Ridge

MacAllan Ridge

Naked Apartments

Naked Apartments

Cobble Hill Towers

Cobble Hill Towers

Edgewater

Edgewater

Utah Luxury

Utah Luxury

PreviewNaples.com

PreviewNaples.com

Woolshed Grove

Woolshed Grove

Lanikai Properties

Lanikai Properties

Westfield

Westfield

Carlos German & Team

Carlos German & Team

Sandstone

Sandstone

RE/Max

RE/Max

Coconut Grove Apartments

Coconut Grove Apartments

Cantera Real Estate

Cantera Real Estate

Hillwood Residential

Hillwood Residential

Under the Roman Sun

Under the Roman Sun

The Meadows

The Meadows

Scott Breuer Homes

Scott Breuer Homes

Forest River Timber Homes

Forest River Timber Homes

Los Habitations Bouladier

Los Habitations Bouladier<

Poplar Grove

Poplar Grove

loft_2c

loft_2c

Copper Basin Construction

Copper Basin Construction

Paiva Gomes

Paiva Gomes

Seibold Construction

Seibold Construction

Belldon’s Coastal  Colors

Belldon's Coastal  Colors

Pod Petrovem

Pod Petrovem

For more design inspiration please see:

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  • Julio Fagundes, May 6, 2010

    Nice list!

    Please check my last work for real state http://www.walimoveis.com

  • Matt, May 7, 2010

    Some very nice work from a sector in desperate need of some very nice work.

    Seriously, the level of creative in the real estate industry, for the most part, is just dog poop bad.

    Great post!

  • e11world, May 7, 2010

    I never put that much effort into designing sites like the above for clients because it seems that most of the are cheap lol.
    I wish someone with big pockets comes along and gives me the opportunity to be more creative.
    Nice post for inspiration!

  • Netventure, May 7, 2010

    Excellent list, Good work

  • Sameir, May 7, 2010

    Nice designs. Some of them are amazing.

  • Bryan, May 7, 2010

    WoW!!! Some insane Design’s here. Good Work!

  • Bryan, May 7, 2010

    Julio Fagundes – Your site seems a bit cramped not too good to be honest. Hate the way the page scrolls down. cant you use a different background image?

  • michael soriano, May 7, 2010

    good list! ima need this soon!

  • Ed at Kliky, May 7, 2010

    Nice list. I thought most of these real estate sites were plug-and-play, but you managed to dig up a fair number of indies. Thanks for the post.

  • STLrealtor, May 7, 2010

    Some great designs here, I am wondering how good the results are for different designs. I’m sure clients are impressed when they get here though

  • Avish, May 8, 2010

    Really these websites are great. But I want to know that is there any listings for financial websites.

  • Rob T, May 8, 2010

    Thanx for the list… I think that Real Estate online will get much bigger within the next 10 years

  • Oyun, May 8, 2010

    I like “Lanikai Properties” very simple and more attractive than others I think.

  • Hilde, May 9, 2010

    Thanks for sharing this!
    I especially love edgewater and lanikai.
    Cool and different collection :)

  • Eric Di Bari, May 10, 2010

    Great list of websites. These sites tend to have nice landscape-style pictures, which isn’t too surprising considering their industry.

  • Ted Rex, May 10, 2010

    Great collection. Yet another industry with more talented work than I ever considered before.

    I featured this page as one of my three links for the day on my Design Thought blog:
    http://designthoughtfortheday.blogspot.com/2010/05/05-10-no-to-spec-work-real-estate-sites.html

    All the best, Ted

  • Madison homes, May 10, 2010

    Beautiful designs! A very nice collection indeed.

  • Julio Fagundes, May 10, 2010

    @Bryan thanks for the comment.

    I cant change, the image is particular from client and no exist in a bigger resolution.
    about the space, the default resolution of visitors are 1024×768, 1280×1024.

  • Tom, May 10, 2010

    I totally agree with Martt, this industry is few year behind, but i hope that with the real estate crisis, the interest in more creative work, will raise according with the budgets:)

  • Alex Labanino, May 11, 2010

    I worked about a year ago for http://resionline.com/, and they do really nice work.

  • Lawrence, May 11, 2010

    Some lovely designs. I particularly like the ‘Los Habitations Bouladier’ design. Thanks for sharing.

  • Robin Carlsson, May 11, 2010

    Good to see the real estate branch following in on marketing with modern websites

  • Wonderful Collections… Especially I liked the homesatedgewater and Sandstone sites. Thanks for sharing.

  • Web designer, May 12, 2010

    Wow – some really awesome work in this collection! Thanks for collating and sharing!

  • steak, May 12, 2010

    You can check the site i made for a french real estate agency:
    http://www.plumeauimmobilier.com

    Hope you’ll like it!

  • Web Design Philippines, May 13, 2010

    Pretty good collection.

    This I worked for a Houston real estate agency: http://www.innerlooprealtors.com

  • Some good designs here. Some do look like pre-built templates however certain ones are bespoke and they look really nice.

  • BlueMist, May 21, 2010

    @Julio Fagundes

    When Bryan said “cramped”, I think he meant that you need more white space. There is too much going on and nowhere to rest the eyes. You can go vertically if you need to, but the various elements on the page need some separation.

  • New York Builders, May 22, 2010

    All the sites are good. I think the three column layouts work the best for presentaion and navigation of the real estate industry. Some of the sites have the images a little too much emphasized. The extra space would be better used with some banners to drive traffic to some of the deeper pages.

  • Avish, May 24, 2010

    Here all sites are good, but I’ve a problem. I used a template named proofing for my blog but it was not brouser compatible. Would you please tell me why?

    • Vandelay Website Design, May 24, 2010

      Avish,
      You’d have to ask the designer of the template why it is not cross browser compatible. I am not familiar with the template.

  • Shovan, May 25, 2010

    I was looking for some real estate inspiration thankss

  • Roch, June 8, 2010

    How come I didn’t make the cut? haha

    I will have to work on my website by closely having a look at these on the list and making adjustments. Thank you.

  • Maui Realtor, June 27, 2010

    Great list. Only site not on your list (that should be) is Hawaii Life.

  • Real Estate Hanoi, July 5, 2010

    What an inspiration! Lovely designs. This is an outstanding resource. Thanks so much for sharing. This is one of the best summaries I’ve seen.

    Jaiden

  • Vlamir, July 5, 2010

    superb collection. i m developing new real estate site.it will help me a lot and visited http://www.housingnepal.com too.Must say excellent one from mountain country

  • Abhishek Shrestha, July 15, 2010

    Yes.. great real estate website collections.. And thanks Vlamir very much….

  • ImmobilienTicino, July 17, 2010

    Great list. Only site not on your list from Switzerland!!

  • Sleva, July 27, 2010

    I agree with vlamir, the website from nepal, http://www.housingnepal.com is excellent. It must be one of the largest real estate portal with so many features in it

  • vibram, August 12, 2010

    Thanks for sharing .
    Recently,I also visit your website .
    I thin I am become your old customer.. haha

  • Andrew Mooers, September 26, 2010

    If the real estate site cookie cutter it is same old same old. If it is too busy, clunky, it can scare away the surfer not a black belt or that feels foolish, missing something. Minimalist, useful, powerful becomes more critical than pretty, showy, flashy.

  • Mark, October 8, 2010

    Great collection. I’d like to share another one:

    http://www.tricityhomes.com

    Thanks!

  • Alex, October 13, 2010

    Cool designs ,
    Would you rate ours ?
    http://www.offees.com

    We re not too much satisfied wi the llogo tough

  • Laguna Beach Realty, October 15, 2010

    It seems as though lot of effort is made in collecting the information. The list presented is very impressive and helpful also. Keep up the good work.

  • inblues, October 18, 2010

    can’t imagine the real estate site can be so attractive in design. thanks for sharing.

  • Frisco Real Estate, October 21, 2010

    Nice designs I liked the real estate webmasters sites!

  • Allison Smith, November 2, 2010

    I agree, there aren’t many good examples of great real estate websites out there, but I think the best I’ve seen is the McDonald Group Realtors’ site (http://www.yourroadmaptohome.com/). They’ve got a really great blog that actually talks about things you want to read, like area events, neighborhood happenings, and local home-related news, and you can tell they care about things like sustainability and community. They also have great tips for restaurants in every local neighborhood. The design is important, yes, but the content matters too, especially with something as important as picking the person who will help you find a home.

  • Web design hull, November 11, 2010

    This is really useful, most of our local estate agent sites are very boring… there are some really good examples of creative real estate designs here, thanks!

  • Jeff Kee, November 30, 2010

    A lot of realtor sites are garbage, agreed. We are working on some cool projects…

    http://www.michaellane.com
    http://www.brocksmeaton.com

    Trying to bring a new clean modern design into the realty sector, without cluttering with too much text all over the place!

  • racey, December 22, 2010

    I looove the colors on the Cantera Real Estate site. The Carlos German site is nice too!

  • Those are some great sites. I’ve been working hard on making my site half as attractive as some of those. Design is crucial but content is still king when it comes to real estate websites. Visitors want listing information, neighborhood information, etc.

  • Troy MLS, January 19, 2011

    Great list of sites! I like the 4th one the best.

  • FSBO, February 23, 2011

    Wonderful piece of collection. I love the Lanikai properties specially the colors used for making the property more attractive. The designs and creative work like that can make the real estate industry grow once again. Thanks for sharing and keep up the nice work.

  • endsoftdesign, March 28, 2011

    Good websites. Poplar Grove have a very nice color composition.

  • Ashok, April 27, 2011

    Wow!!! wonderful collections of Real Estate Websites

  • Urviho, May 12, 2011

    Nice inspiration :) You can check my design http://www.urviho.cz/index.php?menu=portfolio_vivareality

  • Pelletier Realty Group, May 19, 2011

    Thank you for providing the inspiring designs. Quite a few were eye catching and the websites with the quick search boxes stand out more prominant.

  • Laguna Beach Real Estate, August 5, 2011

    Great work! All these are very well done.. The design work is just A+

    Thanks for putting this list together; really got some great ideas from them all.

  • Mark, August 15, 2011

    Great post, and you’ve found some really interested real estate web sites. It’s difficult to stand out in a sea of real estate sites that all look the same, but everyone on this list does a good job of creating a great user experience and standing out without a load of flashing animation or bright colours.

  • Danj, August 25, 2011

    Excellent post, currently working on a site for a investment company and Have seen some great inspiration!!! Thanks indeed.

  • SethRoberts, September 28, 2011

    This is great. Thanks. Tho I think some other sites have stolen your list for their own “best of real estate” post.

  • dambovita, October 4, 2011

    the sites are good, but most of them are on wordpress.
    so the real estate companies don’t have money to make a custom solution?

  • Vandelay Website Design, October 4, 2011

    dambovita,
    Of the 27 sites showcased here only 2 are powered by WordPress (Lanikai Properties and Seibold Construction). If WordPress meets the needs of the website why create a custom CMS? Even if all of the sites on the list were powered by WordPress it still wouldn’t really be relevant to the post. The purpose of the post is to showcase the visual design of the site, which is independent of the CMS.

  • Mark Ciochon, October 10, 2011

    Ok why didn’t I see this site earlier before I paid to have my site redesigned. I agree with Todd above content is king but professionally designed webpages set one Realtor apart from another. Great photos all over this site!

  • Murali, October 19, 2011

    Wow! great resource, wonderful information. really useful, thanks for sharing.

  • Tracy Armengol, December 12, 2011

    What a great way to break through the “web designer’s block” I was having in trying to create a new site for a realtor client.

    Thanks for taking the time to put this collection together. These designs stand out, and really represent the real estate industry well.

  • Edwin, January 25, 2012

    I really loved list of the best websites that you’ve shared here on your page, thanks for this amazing list.

  • Dan Yaroschevsky, February 5, 2012

    Those are some nice templates. WordPress works well for SEO and you can collaborate which is even better. It’s all about the content.

  • Larry, February 16, 2012

    Cool sites! I really like what the guys at http://www.greenvilleliving.com did.

  • Green Apple Studio, February 25, 2012

    Great collection.

    @dambovita,

    What if most of them were on WP? Please explain why would you need something else if WP meets all your requirements? In fact, tell me what requirements WP can’t meet.

  • Jason, July 17, 2012

    Any chance of a new post on this subject? So much has changed in two years. Real estate websites are now more robust, user friendly, and better looking.

    I’d love to see a new post covering realtor websites that use only wordpress. And a post dedicated to custom built sites. Many real estate agents are embracing technology and find homes for sale has never been easier for home buyers.

    Look forward to seeing a new post!

    • Steven Snell, July 17, 2012

      Hi Jason,
      Thanks for the feedback. A new post on the subject is something we will keep in mind.

  • Marc Rogers, August 25, 2012

    I think the three column layouts work the best for presentaion and navigation of the real estate industry. Some of the sites have the images a little too much emphasized. The extra space would be better used with some banners to drive traffic to some of the deeper pages.

  • Agentia, November 13, 2012

    This is a good pack of real estate websites, a source of inspiration for us. Nice job!

  • John, March 18, 2013

    Great set of site! It’s hard to find good sites,

  • deepakwpi1, June 13, 2013

    You and I both…. We send a lot of daily traffic to all sites on the list. I guess they just aren’t motivated if the drop off…

    Jonathan’s Landing Real Estate

  • Real Estate Websites, June 14, 2013

    Thanks for sharing list of real estate website. its really helpful for us as per the property point of view through this we compare the prices of the property as well if we planning for the sale our property we can post the advertisement over there. If you using this sites you doesn’t required another source for an advertisement.

  • Opesmedia, June 20, 2013

    WP rules this days. It will help you out with any website you want to build, especially a real estate site

  • alex, July 1, 2013

    Some very nice work from a sector in desperate need of some very nice work.

    Seriously, the level of creative in the real estate industry, for the most part, is just dog poop bad.

    Great post!

  • Einhell, July 1, 2013

    Nice list. I thought most of these real estate sites were plug-and-play, but you managed to dig up a fair number of indies. Thanks for the post.