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Out with the Fake, in with the Real with the Latest Realtor.com Campaign

July 22 2019

New spots point out the fallacy of fantasy home-buying to demonstrate how realtor.com helps real people find real homes

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 22, 2019 -- Realtor.com, The Home of Home Search, today debuted a new wave of advertising in its nascent "Homes, for the Real of Us" campaign that celebrates the "realness" of home-buying by poking fun at TV-fueled stereotypes and reinforcing that realtor.com® helps real buyers find real homes that meet their real needs. The campaign will run on national broadcast, digital, and social media through October 2019.

"There are a lot of fantasies out there when it comes to where you live, but the reality of owning your own home outshines every megamansion, every mountainside retreat, every ultra-modern, minimal abode. It's where you spend time and make memories with the people who matter most in your life," said Andrew Strickman, head of brand and chief creative for realtor.com®. "Our new campaign serves as a humorous reminder to not be discouraged by unattainable stereotypes, and that realtor.com® is here to help you find a real home that matters to you."

Created by realtor.com's® agency of record, Huge, Homes, for the Real of Us is built around the concept that real beats the fantasy, and the homes available on the site and its app are the truest representation of what homes are right for the vast majority of searchers rather than what's often seen on reality television and social media. Realtor.com's® latest creative spots double down on the concept, by first presenting viewers with an overly dramatized, over-the-top fantasy home and lifestyle. Viewers are then shown a real person searching for a normal home in a more realistic price range using realtor.com®. Each spot focuses on a different realtor.com® feature that helps the home buyer narrow their search.

"Today's world, be it through television shows, celebrities, influencers, or social media, can set some very unreal expectations on what life should be. But people don't live in that unreal world, they live in a very real world with very real needs and especially with very real budgets," said Fede Garcia, global executive creative director at Huge. "With this campaign, we wanted to show them how realtor.com® has the tools to help them find a place that they love because it's exactly what they need."

The first of the six new creative spots, titled "Socialites," opens with typical over-the-top reality tv socialites, complaining about the proximity of the next-door mansion. It promptly cuts to a more realistic scene where a much more relatable homebuyer, sipping lemonade rather than white wine, uses the lot size filter to search for her new home with a bit more distance from her annoying next door neighbor. The additional spots in the campaign continue to capitalize on the juxtaposition of extreme, Instagram-perfect, yacht-owning, mansion-living lifestyles of the rich and famous to the reality of what most people want in a home.

The newest creative builds on the first wave of the campaign, which launched in April 2019.

To view the latest spots including Socialites and House Finders, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=realtor.com

About Realtor.com®

Realtor.com®, The Home of Home Search, offers an extensive inventory of for-sale and rental listings, and access to information, tools and professional expertise that help people move confidently through every step of their home journey. It pioneered the world of digital real estate 20 years ago, and today is the trusted resource for home buyers, sellers and dreamers by making all things home simple, efficient and enjoyable. Realtor.com® is operated by News Corp [Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc. under a perpetual license from the National Association of REALTORS®. For more information, visit realtor.comrealtor.com.

About Huge

Huge, part of Interpublic (IPG), is a global experience agency made up of creatives, designers, technologists, strategists, and data scientists. We help companies become a deeper part of people's lives by creating unified brand experiences that people love. We work with clients such as Google, McDonald's, FCA, Brooks Running, P&G, and others, who are as committed to shaping culture and defining the future as we are. Headquartered in Brooklyn, we currently have more than 1,400 employees working across 13 offices in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

About Interpublic

Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Major global brands include Craft, FCB (Foote, Cone & Belding), FutureBrand, Golin, Huge, Initiative, Jack Morton, MAGNA, McCann, Momentum, MRM//McCann, MullenLowe Group, Octagon, R/GA, UM and Weber Shandwick. Other leading brands include Avrett Free Ginsberg, Campbell Ewald, Carmichael Lynch, Deutsch, Hill Holliday, ID Media and The Martin Agency. For more information, please visit www.interpublic.com.