Ran across a new social network for those involved in real estate, at pretty much every level of involvement. Called the Flipping Pad.
In this community are areas to post properties for sale or others that are of commercial interest in one way or another. You can create a user profile, find other members to conduct business with, or join in a forums discussion to share thoughts about the industry.
The listings seem to be the key elements of the site, and comments and ratings are left for each listing. The “pads” listed have accompanying icons indicating if the property is a case study listing, if it’s looking for partners, if it’s a potential bargain, and if it’s actively for sale.
As you might imagine, a large amount of the user interaction takes place around these listings.
User profiles will also display their listings as well as their forums comments, and in the forums, there is the ability to subscribe to a particular user’s thread if you’d like to keep up with them. There’s no way to send direct messages between users, or add them as friends.
The Flipping Pad founders have a blog on the site, which is a good overlay of editorial content, sometimes even good advice for others in the industry.
There’s no way, however, to subscribe to this via RSS yet.