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How to Scrape Realtors from Realtor.com

2018-11-02 08:55:09
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Abstract:In this article, we will tell you how to scrape realtors from Realtor.com using ScrapeStorm’s "Smart mode".

In this article, we will tell you how to scrape realtors from Realtor.com using ScrapeStorm’s “Smart mode“.

Introduction to the scraping tool

ScrapeStorm (www.scrapestorm.com) is a new generation of Web Data Extractor based on artificial intelligence technology. It is the first scraper to support both Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.

Introduction to the scraping object

Realtor.com is a real estate listings website operated by the News Corporation subsidiary Move, Inc. and based in Santa Clara, California. The site launched as the Realtor Information Network in 1995, serving as a closed network for members of the National Association of Realtors.

Official Website: https://www.realtor.com/

Scraping fields

Recommendation, title_link, For Sale, Activity range, Experience, Sold, Listed a house, Agent-group, Agent-name, Agent-phone

Function point directory

How to configure the extracted field

Preview of the scraped result

Export to Excel2007:

1. Download and install ScrapeStorm, then register and log in

(1) Open the ScrapeStorm official website, download and install the latest version.

(2) Click Register/Login to register a new account and then log in to ScrapeStorm.

Tips: You can use this web scraping software directly, you don’t need to register, but the tasks under the anonymous account will be lost when you switch to the registered user, so it is recommended that you use it after registration.

2. Create a task

(1) Copy the URL of Realtor.com

Click here to learn more about how to enter the URL correctly.

(2) Create a new smart mode task

You can create a new scraping task directly on the software, or you can create a task by importing rules.

Click here to learn how to import and export scraping rules.

3. Configure the scraping rules

Set the fields

Intelligent mode automatically recognizes the fields on the page. You can right-click the field to rename the name, add or delete fields, modify data, and so on.

Click here to learn how to how to configure the extracted field.

Add or remove fields as needed, and rename the fields. The results of the field settings are as follows:

4. Set up and start the scraping task

(1) Running and Anti-block settings

Click “Setting”, set waiting time based on web page open speed. You can check “Block Images” and “Block Ads”. The anti-block settings follow the system default settings. Then click “Save”.

Click here to learn more about how to configure the scraping task.

P.S. “Block Images” will reduce the load time and speed up the scraping process. And this operation does not affect the scraping and downloading of images.

(2) Start scraping data

Premium Plan and above users can use “Scheduled job and “Sync to Database”. If you want to download images, you can check “Download images while running”. Then click “Start”.

Click here to learn about scheduled job.

Click here to learn about sync to database.

Click here to learn about download images.

(3) Wait a moment, you will see the data being scraped.

5. Export and view data

(1) Click “Export” to download your data.

(2) Choose the format to export according to your needs.

ScrapeStorm provides a variety of export methods to export locally, such as excel, csv, html, txt or database. Professional Plan and above users can also post directly to wordpress.

Click here to learn more about how to view the extraction results and clear the extracted data.

Click here to learn more about how to export the result of extraction.

Here are some other tutorials for rental websites:

How to Scrape Data from Trulia

How to Scrape Rental Listings from Zillow

How to Scrape Real Estate from Redfin