10 Best Real Estate Affiliate Programs

10 Best Real Estate Affiliate Programs

Hello there Sea Changers. Welcome back to my series of program lists to assist those of you looking to fund your sea change with affiliate marketing. Today we are going to put up to the for sale sign and look at my 10 best real estate affiliate programs to build on this year.

Real Estate trading can be an extremely lucrative vocation for those who are licensed and working within it. However for those who are not licensed and want to get in on the action, there is the affiliate marketing option where you can work within the market and earn commissions on sales or leads. There are also a number of sub niche possibilities here as well so with a little work, this could be one that can be turned into quite a nice little sea change funding online business.

Before we begin however, I am conscious that there are a number of different areas or sub niches within this subject hence the quantity of affiliate programs to choose from may be just as large. So how have I picked my best 10? Well… I really just wanted to give you a good cross section of what is out there so I did some searching around and checked a few out and chose them by looking at:

  • What they offer
  • Commission rates
  • Payment terms
  • Cookie duration
  • Application processes
  • Affiliate/Marketing materials provided

Before we start however, let’s have a look at what I mean by the term ‘real estate’ and how it can be incorporated within an affiliate marketing website...

What do we mean by real estate?

In terms of affiliate marketing, real estate refers to promoting products or services related to the real estate industry and earning a commission on sales or referrals generated. This may include promoting real estate listings, services offered by real estate agents and brokers or products related to the buying, selling or investing in real estate.

Real estate affiliate marketing can be a lucrative opportunity for marketers who are able to effectively target and engage with potential buyers or sellers in the real estate industry. By partnering with real estate companies and promoting their products or services to a targeted audience, marketers can earn a commission on every sale or referral they generate.

So, if you are looking to set up an online business in this space, let’s check them out below.

Real estate affiliate programs - shaking hands

What can affiliate marketers promote?

There are essentially no real barriers to what affiliate marketers can promote when it comes to real estate. There are however some things to be aware of as you run your eye over real estate related affiliate program possibilities that may suit your site. These are:

  1. Know your audience, some are looking for specifics and want the best whilst others are just looking around and checking the market. Choose your affiliate sites accordingly.
  2. Hard core investors and/or professionals will not take risks if they don’t trust you or your affiliate site. Make sure the programs you choose are reputable and have good recourse options if the purchaser is not happy.
  3. Those new to purchasing will need to know exactly what they need and that the products you are promoting will fit in with their requirements. Make sure your programs can provide the products to back up the information that you are covering.

That said, stats show that people will spend money on real estate online if it can make their lives easier so as long as you are meeting their needs and solving problems, then you are on the right track. And to give you a boost, let’s have a look at 10 programs that I have found below:

1. All Things Real Estate

Real estate affiliate programs - All Things Real Estate

Our first site, All In One Real Estate, is a massive real estate site with a vision to “elevate the look and feel of real estate by providing Realtors® with creative, well designed  products and conversation starters”. In short, they carry a massive range of high-quality, ready-made and customizable real estate marketing supplies and promotional materials including:

  • Agent Signs
  • Agent to Agent Gifts
  • Bottle Tags & Candy Boxes
  • Car & Phone Swag
  • Client Gifts
  • Closing Headbands
  • Decals
  • Door Hangers with Business Card
  • Key Tags
  • Mugs & Tumblers
  • Pop-By Gift Tags
  • Real Estate Wall Canvas Art
  • Testimonial Props

And a real lot more including apparel and everything needed for an open house as well.

Real estate affiliate programs - All Things Real Estate products

This is a great site for affiliates as it allows you to cover all aspects of real estate sales in the one spot and could certainly be enough to build an affiliate business around – especially if you are dealing with realtors and the marketing side of sales.

Commission Rate: 10%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 15 Days.

Application required?: Yes, you will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Banners, text Links

2. Colibri Real Estate

Real estate affiliate programs - Colibri Real Estate

Colibri Real Estate  – formerly Real Estate Express – is an online education site that “empowers agents and brokers to start or advance their careers by offering real estate’s most comprehensive, flexible learning solutions”. In short -and without belittling the process – they provide a comprehensive range of content and training materials designed to assist those looking to pass the real estate exam in their relevant state.

Real estate affiliate programs - Colibri Real Estate screen shot

There is maybe enough here to base an affiliate business on if you are working with those looking to get started with real estate. Alternatively it would make a great addition to anything else to do with real estate as well.

Real estate affiliate programs - Colibri Real Estate affiliate

Commission Rate: 20%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 99 Days

Application required?: Yes – You will need to enter personal and business information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners

3. Architectural Designs

Real estate affiliate programs - Architectural Designs

Our next site is Architectural Designs, an all housing site that deals with everything to do with house plans and their build requirements .  Their main catalogue includes everything from starter homes to elaborate luxury homes, garage plans and multi-family homes – all of which can be sold as-is or can be modified to suit your custom needs.

Real estate affiliate programs - Architectural Designs plans

For those working on the building and development side of real estate then this site could definitely be utilized to build a generalist business around. It of course would also make a great addition to anything to do with land sales, general house sales or developer based operations as well.

Real estate affiliate programs - Architectural Designs affiliate

Commission Rate: 5%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, the Architectural Design affiliate program is managed by CJ Affiliates. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Architectural Design affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners

4. Avail

Real estate affiliate programs - Avail

Now we take a look into the rental side of the real estate market with Avail. Avail is a landlord management software program that works on the objective of providing “DIY landlords and tenants the rental experience they deserve”. They offer a large array of products and services including:

  • Listings
  • Applicaitons
  • Profiles
  • Screening
  • Lease management
  • Credits reporting
  • Evictions
  • Maintenance

There is also a great education section covering everything to do with renting properties privately from both the landlord and tenant perspectives as well.

Real estate affiliate programs - Avail blurb

There is possibly enough on this site to base an entire affiliate marketing site around as there are good options for both the new and professional landlord as well as those dealing with tenants or real estate agents too.

Real estate affiliate programs - Avail affiliate

Commission Rate: $20 per new member referred

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 60 Days

Application required?: Yes, you will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Banners, text Links, logos

5. Buildium

Real estate affiliate programs - Buildium

As with the site above, Buildium is a property management system that manages all aspects of property rental including:

  • Business Operations
  • Leasing
  • Accounting and Payments
  • Marketing
  • Business Performance

There really is so much more available that I could keep listing for quite a while – but rest assured, if there is something that you need to do when it comes to property management, this platform can manage it.

Real estate affiliate programs - Buildium blurb

Again as with the site above, there is maybe enough build an entire affiliate marketing business around however it would be a great companion/add on to just about any real estate property management or investment related niche possible – and maybe even for those dealing with real estate agent management as well.

Real estate affiliate programs - Buildium affiliate

Commission Rate: 25%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 60 Days

Application required?: Yes, Buildium’s affiliate program is managed by Impact. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Buildium affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links and banners

6. Corporate Housing By Owner

Real estate affiliate programs - Corporate Housing by Owner

Corporate Housing by Owner (CHBO) is an advertising outlet for rental property owners or property managers wanting to market to their for-rent properties to companies and traveling professionals.

Properties are available for any type of rental residential property available worldwide to travelers in need of short-term housing. Most are fully-furnished executive rentals, although some properties are only partially furnished or not furnished at all.

Tenants rent the property directly from the person managing the property or the owner – CHBO simply helps make the direct connection.

Real estate affiliate programs - Corporate Housing by Owner options

There is maybe enough here to base an entire affiliate marketing business around however their offerings would certainly be a great addition to any rental, real estate, investment or corporate niches. It could also work for those looking into corporate or business travel as well.

Commission Rate: 15%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, CHBO’s affiliate program is managed by Share-A-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account then for the CHBO affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners

7. DealCheck

Real estate affiliate programs - Dealcheck

DealCheck is another real estate based software program that allows users to analyze rental properties, BRRRR’s, flips & multi-family buildings to estimate profits and find the best real estate deals.

Functionality here includes:

  • Accurate property analysis
  • Importing property data from public records
  • Deal customization
  • Create cash flow and profit projections
  • Review historical sale data
  • Locate relevant properties
Real estate affiliate programs - Dealcheck options

This would make a great addition to any real estate based site aimed at professional and home based users alike as well as a baseline for those looking to assist investors looking to monetize their real estate passion.

Real estate affiliate programs - Dealcheck affiliate

Commission Rate: 30% recurring plus $100 cash bonus for every 10 new paying users referred

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 90 Days

Application required?: Yes, you will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners

8. Foreclosure.com

Foreclosure.com is essentially the same as realestate.com except looking at homes that have been foreclosed. Users can search for properties based on foreclosure status or whether they wish to buy or rent to own.

Real estate affiliate programs - Foreclosure properties

This is a great site for those working directly within the real estate investment or buying niche or just about anything else to do with this market.

Real estate affiliate programs - Foreclosure affiliate

Commission Rate: 25% recurring on paid subscriptions

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes – You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text Links, banners

9. Property MOB

Real estate affiliate programs - Property MOB

For those looking to work as a real estate wholesaler, Property MOB provides a massive array of training courses, resources, and step-by-step action plans to scale and wholesaling business. Promoting themselves as a community, they pride themselves on providing a “safe place to learn, grow, and succeed as a real estate wholesaler”.

Real estate affiliate programs - Property MOB access pass

Obviously this site would work best as an add on to any real estate related site especially within the licensing or investor niches. There is also a fantastic ‘how to’ blog allowing for some great post ideas and/or bonus information for your readers.

Real estate affiliate programs - Property MOB affiliate

Commission Rate: 20% recurring

Payment Terms: Monthly.

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes – You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links and banners

10. REIPro

Real estate affiliate programs - REIPro

And finally we look into sales and marketing side of real estate with REIPro. REIPro offers a massive range of online tools aimed at the management of real estate deals from start to finish including:

  • CRM
  • Deal analyzer
  • Sales history
  • Lead management
  • Marketing processes and tools
  • And more
Real estate affiliate programs - REIPro features

If you are in the real estate niche you would probably not be able to base an affiliate program on this one however there are obvious add on opportunities for all use levels and needs. And best of all, as with a number of options above, commissions are recurring as well.

Real estate affiliate programs - REIPro affiliate

Commission Rate: Rates are tiered as follows:

  • 1 – 50 sales – 20%
  • 51 – 125 sales – 25%
  • 126+ sales – 30%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 60 days

Application required?: Yes – You will need to enter personal and payment information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text Links

How to find your own affiliate programs

As stated earlier, by outlining the sites above I have really just tried to give you a good cross section of the types of programs that are out there by listing the really good ones in each ‘category’. That does not mean that you cannot find affiliate programs that better suit what it is that you are trying to do within this space especially as I could never even begin to cover every real estate related requirement or sub niche in the one post. Luckily for us, there is a simple way to find these programs online.

All you need to do is enter “affiliate: niche type” into your search engine (substituting ‘niche type‘ for whatever product it is that you are choosing to sell).

Real estate affiliate programs - Affiliate list

There are Real Estate related affiliate programs for everything else that we have listed at the top of this page as well – you will just need to have a look around until you find one or two that suit your site. Once you have completed your searches, you can look through and find programs that:

  • Relate to your niche/problems that you are solving.
  • Have quality products – your brand can be severely damaged if you promote poor quality products.
  • Have solid payment and customer service arrangement.
  • Pay decent commissions.
  • Have good testimonials covering commission payouts and quality of product.

In most cases, you will need to apply for the program before you are allowed to promote their products – don’t take this step lightly or you will be rejected. Affiliate programs will generally want to know:

  • Your website name.
  • Traffic levels.
  • Why you want to join – (so I can make money by selling your condos is unfortunately not generally a good enough answer).
  • How you plan to promote their products.

Conclusion

So… There are 10 of the best real estate affiliate programs to sell up this year. I hope it has been helpful for you as you commence your own real estate based affiliate marketing business and as usual, please do not hesitate to comment below if you have any questions, need some advice or have any experiences to share. Oh, and especially comment if you have any experience with these, or any other programs as well.

Until next time

Have fun

Paul

Note: If you make a purchase from this page, there is a very good chance that I make a commission from it – these commissions do not increase your sale price.

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