Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)

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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

More is better. If those are your only two options, then go with both of them. Is there anything that makes these two the domain to choose from? Tip for the future, don't broadcast your domain interest, because people will snatch them from you before you can buy them, just buy them and then decide.

Jun 02, 2018 04:26 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Both, if you can get them.

     Have your website person advise you on redirect, duplicate content, etc.

Jun 02, 2018 04:15 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Both ideally, Homes if only one. I think the public searches "homes" more than RE.

Jun 02, 2018 06:33 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

My area is not called anytown so I wouldn't use either. 

Jun 02, 2018 05:10 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I currently own the following:

www.KenoshaHomesForSale.com

www.KenoshaHomeSales.com

www.BuyKenoshaHomes.com

KenoshaRealtor.com is already taken 

KenoshaRealEstate.com is already taken

Jun 02, 2018 08:31 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I concur with those who said BOTH.  If I had to choose one I would go with anytownrealestate.com

Jun 02, 2018 08:03 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

If you can get anytownhomesforsale.com that would be my choice along with anytownrealestate.com/ 

Jun 02, 2018 05:52 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Jeff-  I would find out what google says are the keywoods that people use to search for real estate in your market and use the one most like those words.

Jun 02, 2018 05:52 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Both.  I'd also get anytownrealtor.com and I'd forward them all to one site.  That way someone else can't get them and you'd have all the best domain names.

Jun 02, 2018 06:31 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I would get both and forward one to the other

Jun 02, 2018 05:37 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Gosh, if you can get both, Jeff, DO IT! Both urls can be directed to the same page/website.

Jun 02, 2018 04:17 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

It doesn't matter what you want - what domain is available? That is going to be harder than you think.

Jun 03, 2018 05:16 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

If I recall, my MLS prohibits me from using charlottehomes.com. So I'd have to use Charlotterealestate.com (but would need to check if available). My domain is greathomesincharlotte.com. But if I could use both, I would and have the realestate.com point to the homes.com.

Jun 03, 2018 04:37 AM
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Mayra Espinosa Realtor San Mateo Pacifica Homes
Mayra Espinosa Broker- Realtor| Call 650-996-8961 - San Mateo, CA
Pacifica -San Mateo,CA Real Estate agent, Buy,sell

I like both domains, but I think Anytownhomes.com is shorter. 

Jun 03, 2018 01:04 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

As Fred said, Both.

Jun 02, 2018 09:53 PM
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Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

Hi Jeff, I would run an indepth search and see which one is pulling higher search results and that is the one that I would focus on.  The idea of buying both is great and you can point the less popular domain to the one with the higher results.  

Jun 02, 2018 08:16 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Minothomes, MinotRealestate, and Minothome are all taken here Jeff Pearl  (I have Minothome.com) . I'm happy with what I have.

Jun 02, 2018 07:42 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I'd have both if possible. Maybe also anytownhomesforsale.com. They could all be used in your market in different ways if you choose.

Jun 02, 2018 05:32 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeff,

It would take a lot more thinking than what you are proposing here.  A

Jun 02, 2018 04:11 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I agree with Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D 

Jun 03, 2018 07:52 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

If the domains are available, I would use anything that would give me an advantage over the competition. 

Jun 03, 2018 07:03 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

If focused on residential then door #1

Jun 03, 2018 05:14 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Probably the latter.

Jun 02, 2018 05:45 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I would use the city.com but it most likely would be taken.  The other would not be as searchable.

Jun 02, 2018 05:35 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Think through your strategy and intended use of the domain(s). I do not believe Joe Q. Public searches on "real estate".  They search for homes, homes for sale. 
Contact Peter Mark and ask him to do an analysis for you ... he can help with strategy as well. 

Jun 03, 2018 09:19 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I'm go with the homes.  

Jun 03, 2018 08:34 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I like short ones 

Jun 03, 2018 07:30 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

My analysis would have to include how one intends to care and feed for their domain. If the care and feeding involves buying traffic,  you will find 'Homes' will be much more expensive than 'real estate.'

However, if the care and feeding will be more organic such as direct response marketing, I would go with 'homes' and escalate with a 'inbound' monitor campaign.

OR, you may choose to leverage what you can SEE as a more contemporary use of domain names, numbers and sneaking in a PEARL for greater durability.

Jun 03, 2018 05:16 AM
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Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

anytownrealestate.com

Jun 03, 2018 02:28 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I will get both sites.

One of my early site someone overseas bought it and made off like a bandit. In fact I think Trump can use it next week.....

Jun 02, 2018 05:17 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

homes

Jun 02, 2018 04:42 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

What is available and what makes sense?

Jun 02, 2018 04:34 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Neither.

Jun 02, 2018 04:17 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I don't pick what I "like" or think.  I follow the money.  What do I mean by that?  Well I weekly analyze my Google analytics.  And when something seems to be searched a lot (mykeyword)homesforsale or homes for sale in (mykeyword)  then I go buy it.  I have around 20 domains that point to my site.  So I suggest that if you already have a site you check out the popular search terms on the analytics. 

Jun 03, 2018 01:17 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I like the homes.com one better.

Jun 03, 2018 05:36 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Both if you could get them! More is better in this case!

Jun 03, 2018 05:27 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Neither

Jun 03, 2018 05:13 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeff Pearl - most of them are gone!

Jun 03, 2018 09:36 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

The shorter the better and easier for the public to remember

Jun 04, 2018 08:06 AM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

LakeArrowheadHomes.com

Jun 08, 2018 01:28 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have not bought these type domains, I use keywords to rank on the pages.

Jun 06, 2018 11:12 AM