CityRealty was found back in 1995, before Google and Facebook. Geocities and Yahoo—basically an online directory at the time—were both newly-launched companies. It even predated Ask Jeeves, which didn’t make its debut until 1996. CityRealty’s earliest incarnation—a sort of glorified real estate classifieds—was cutting edge in the way that anything online back then was cutting edge just by virtue of being online.
“The people who founded the company thought it would be a listings site to compete with the newspapers,” general manager Jim Schoenburg told The Observer. “As far as we know, we’re the oldest continuously operating real estate website.” Read More