Real estate listings historically have made big money for newspapers in classified advertising. Net companies are taking that model and running with it, not only trying to cash in on the Net's flexible advertising capabilities, but also launching extensive real estate services of their own.
The next big thing for portals?
news analysis Big virtual properties online such as AOL and Microsoft are hoping to cash in on the lucrative business of selling real estate.
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