REI Free Classifieds Opens Virtual Doors to Real Estate Investing Community


UNITED STATES, – October 5, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — answers a demand for niche marketing within an online classifieds industry, which is dominated by general public sites. Comprehensive REI-specific categories accommodate real estate investors, real estate agents and real estate investing support services, including contractor services, home service specialists, funding sources, property management, legal and tax professionals, title and escrow services, REI education and various networking and Internet resources.

REI’s flagship investment property categories offer free online listings with detailed information, links, photos, slideshows and videos. The real property categories on REI include an “Investor Deals” category specifically for real estate investors and for sale by owner (FSBOs), but only for properties with specific investor interest. Deal types include wholesale, turnkey, multifamily and commercial, to name a few.

An “Agent Hot List” provides investor-friendly real estate agents a place to market investor-type properties, such as, REOs, HUD Homes, short sale prospects and commercial properties, directly to the real estate investing community. REI free Classifieds’ investment-property-only approach offers a specialized retreat from the more consumer-oriented housing categories found on virtually every other mainstream listing site.

REI’s property categories also include a “Purchase Options” category for lease-purchases and owner financing as well as a “For Rent” category, primarily for buy-and-hold investors to market their rental properties. New construction professionals and pre-construction opportunities are also included in the investor mix. In addition to 40+ real property categories, REI Free Classifieds offers well over 100 REI-specific categories for those REI-related products, services and resources, which help support the real estate investing community.

“It’s time,” explains REI’s founder. “As a niche community, do we really want to share the same sites with boats, cars and casual encounters? Our effectiveness is choked by our own dependency on the current regimes in online classifieds. We are seduced by volume, yet stifled by it at the same time. We are slaves to the ‘general public’ status quo of the early pioneers. It’s time to break the chains.”

REI’s founder also sends a special (and bold) message to contractors and the entire home service industry, “With the online trend of ‘review’ sites and the inherent potential for pay-to-play games of extortion, blackmail and coercion, REI Free Classifieds understands the door swings both ways. REI welcomes contractors and home service specialists to connect with real estate investors throughout all phases of construction or rehab. REI encourages responsibility on both sides of the fence where investors should already be familiar with the term, due diligence, and contractors earn their reputation through character, conduct and performance, and not by random reviews.”

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