A new, social network launched today will offer a forum for open dialogue between homebuyers, sellers and real estate professionals through blogs, wikis and groups.

This network, known as Town Square, is part of RealEstate.com's new website, which aims to offer faster, easier access to nearly three million homes for sale, the company says.  It also provides current home values, local resources and advice for both parties of a sales transaction.

"The all-new RealEstate.com offers more direct access to the information homebuyers and sellers want, whether they are searching for a home or looking for advice," the company says.

That includes a tighter integration between the website's search feature and hundreds of useful tips, tools, community guides and other information. User can enter a phrase like "moving," for example, and get a checklist on "choosing the right moving company," an article about "how to avoid moving scams" and more.

"Our mission has always been to immerse consumers in the data they need to make smart, well-informed real estate decisions, while also delivering guidance and personal support through our local brokers and agents," says Rick Finch, vice president of Marketing, Product, and Operations.

And now, all parties of a potential home sale, have a common network for direct communication.

Write to Kelly Curran.