New real estate section will launch in 10 major markets across the country, offering a unique way for neighbors to gain market insights and connect with local real estate professionals

San Francisco, Calif. – August 8, 2017 – Nextdoor (nextdoor.com), the free and private social network for neighborhoods, today announced it has launched a new section for real estate on Nextdoor in ten major markets across the United States. This new real estate offering is a unique way for neighbors and real estate professionals to connect regarding a variety of real estate topics, including local property listings and real estate market trends.

Nextdoor neighbors in more than 150,000 neighborhoods across the country have created private online communities for their neighborhoods where they can ask questions, get to know one another, and exchange local advice and recommendations. Real estate has consistently been one of the most popular topics among neighbors in the U.S., with tens of thousands of conversations about real estate occurring every day.

With Nextdoor’s new real estate section, neighbors can discover local listings and the real estate agents who know their neighborhoods best.

For real estate professionals, there are several ways to build relationships with neighbors on Nextdoor:

  • Claiming their free Local Page to create an official page to connect with residents, collect recommendations, and respond to comments and questions.
  • Purchasing Branded Listings to showcase neighbor recommendations next to each of their listings so homeowners know they’re a name they can trust.
  • Becoming a Neighborhood Sponsor to promote their market expertise and build relationships with people in the neighborhood.

“From the very beginning, some of the most popular neighborhood conversations on Nextdoor have been about homes for sale and the local real estate market,” said Nirav Tolia, Co-Founder and CEO of Nextdoor. “The launch of our new real estate category makes it easy for neighbors to easily find listings for nearby homes for sale and identify and connect with the most recommended real estate professionals in their local area.”

The real estate offering is now available in the following markets: the greater Atlanta area, Austin, San Francisco Bay Area, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, and San Diego. There are currently a limited number of Neighborhood Sponsorship slots available, as they are claimed on a first come, first serve basis. Real estate agents interested in Neighborhood Sponsorships can learn more by visiting nextdoor.com/realestate.

“Nextdoor provides a service that is incredibly needed,” said Daniel McCarthy, CEO/DeLex Realty. “As a real estate professional, you must be on the cutting edge of where people are and advertising your service on Nextdoor is a must. As an early adopter of the Nextdoor pilot program in Phoenix, I can tell you that I am being seen more by my target market in a sophisticated way.”

Nextdoor members will find real estate in the left-hand navigation menu on both web and mobile, in the newsfeed, and in the Daily Digest. Real estate professionals who are interested in learning more should visit nextdoor.com/realestate.

About Nextdoor.com, Inc.

Nextdoor (nextdoor.com) is the free and private social network for neighborhoods available on Web, iOS, and Android. On Nextdoor, neighbors create private online communities where they get to know one another, ask questions, and exchange advice and recommendations. More than 160,000 neighborhoods across the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands are using Nextdoor to build stronger and safer places to call home.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Nextdoor is a privately-held company with the backing of prominent investors, including Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Tiger Global Management, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and others.

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