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Homes.com Grabs Zillow Turf In New York City
Homes.com signs direct agreement to receive REBNY's Residential Listing Service feed Norfolk, Va. (August 9, 2017) – Homes.com®, the leading online real estate destination and provider of real estate marketing solutions, has announced that the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) will join Homes.com's Data Partnership Program through a direct syndicated feed agreement with REBNY's Residential Listing Service (RLS). The new partnership will offer the more than 600 New York City residential brokerage firms, comprised of 12,860 agents participating in REBNY's RLS, the option to display their listings on Homes.com and utilize free exposure to their audience of more than 14 million transaction-ready consumers monthly. Homes.com will also provide RLS participants with access to the Homes.com Connect Lead System. The Homes.com Data Partnership Program is committed to the responsible display of residential for-sale and rental listing information by always promoting the listing agent and brokerage prominently on its listing detail pages, and always routing consumer inquiries directly to the listing agent. "We welcome Homes.com to our RLS Syndication network that is expanding the reach of comprehensive, reliable residential listing information to consumers searching for homes in New York City," said John Banks, president of REBNY. "Partnerships with trusted real estate solutions platforms like Homes.com are a benefit to our members. This direct feed agreement demonstrates the importance of working together with partners like Homes.com to better serve all parties and the public." The benefits provided by Homes.com's Data Partnership Program include: Prominent Branding – Clear attribution and branding for the listing agent and broker on listing detail pages. Consumer Leads – All leads generated from listing detail pages are emailed directly to the listing agent. REBNY Branding – Prominent branding for REBNY's RLS as the trusted source of the listing information. Direct Links – All listings on Homes.com can include "deep links" back to the broker's website. Homes.com's Data Partnership Program also includes all of the features of the Homes.com Connect Lead System: Contact, Lead, & Task Manager – Manage contacts and leads in one central platform. Central Lead Management – Aggregate leads from various sources into one central lead management system. Email Campaigns – Instantly add prospects to drip email campaigns. Social Prospecting – Aggregate contacts from major social networks. Agent and Broker Profiles – Prominent Homes.com branding with contact information, biographies, and links to agent and broker websites. com's Q&A – Instantly connect with consumers asking real estate questions in local markets. Reports – Gain insights through business intelligence reports. "We are thrilled with the continued support and adoption of Homes.com's Data Partnership program across the country," said David Mele, president of Homes.com. "As the industry continues to evolve and change, partners like REBNY recognize the importance of selecting partners that support the industry by using data in a responsible manner and where motives are clear." For more information on the benefits of Homes.com's Data Partnership Programs, visit http://connect.homes.com/mls/. About Homes.com Homes.com is a leading provider of real estate marketing and media services, including brand advertising, property listing exposure and syndication, search engine marketing and instant response lead generation. Homes.com Connect offers the real estate industry's first-ever all-inclusive marketing platform for agents and brokers featuring single-login convenience. Homes.com is visited by over 14 million consumers each month to search nearly four million properties for sale or rent, to locate real estate agents in their area, and to find useful home buying tips. For more information, visit www.Homes.com. About the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and the Residential Listing Service (RLS) The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) is the City's leading real estate trade association with more than 17,000 members professionally involved in and/or engaged with business allied to New York City real estate. Founded in 1896, REBNY is involved in crucial municipal matters and provides for its members: informational, technical, and technological resources; networking and charitable service opportunities; qualifying and continuing education courses; professional education programs, seminars, and designations; career-changing awards; legal advice; and a wide range of additional member benefits. The REBNY Residential Listing Service (RLS) is a state-of-the-art, RETS compliant system that operates 24/7 and allows for the efficient and timely sharing of exclusive residential listings to all firms and agents who are members of the REBNY Residential Brokerage Division, and non-member firms that receive revenue from the residential sale or rental of residential property located in the jurisdictions authorized by the Residential Board of Directors. Through its new syndication service, RLS firms and agents can easily send residential real estate listings through one centralized feed to a powerful, expanding network of local, national, and international public real estate listing websites. This technology streamlines the process of distributing listings, increases listing visibility, and expands the reach of New York City's most accurate and consistent sale and rental information. For more information, please visit www.rebny.com.
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New Tools from RE/MAX INTEGRA Empower Agents to Build their Brand
TORONTO (September 23, 2015)—RE/MAX INTEGRA publicly announced today the launch of a new suite of tools available to agents through an alliance with Move, Inc. and Placester. The new innovative digital tools will be housed under one turnkey location for RE/MAX INTEGRA agents to build their personal brand and convert their leads at no additional cost. "We place a significant amount of importance on the need to continuously grow, improve and reinvent our tools to drive agent productivity," said Effi Barak, Chief Operating Officer of RE/MAX INTEGRA. Striving to provide agents with the best technology, RE/MAX INTEGRA facilitated a pilot program earlier this year offering agents the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with Move online lead consolidation and response tool, FiveStreetSM. After overwhelmingly positive feedback from agents, RE/MAX INTEGRA made the informed decision to implement the FiveStreetSM solution as one of three brand new tools within the RE/MAX Launchpad Productivity Suite. The collaboration brings state-of-the-art technology to better serve agents in today's real estate market. FiveStreetSM will serve as the primary lead management platform available to agents along with ListHubTM the nation's leading provider of listing syndication services, and performance marketing metrics also operated by Move. "We're proud of the collaboration that has taken place between Move and RE/MAX INTEGRA to produce the most effective way for agents to close online transactions in their market," said Ray Picard, executive vice president of sales for Move. "RE/MAX INTEGRA agents now have a leg up on the competition with access to the best mobile technology in the industry that allows them to quickly respond to leads, obtain intelligence on prospects, and reply to inquiries personally and successfully." The launch of the new suite of tools also brings websites from Placester to RE/MAX INTEGRA agents and brokers. Placester websites combine easy setup and maintenance with beautiful design and modern technology that enable anyone, regardless of technical skill, to market their listings effectively and make better connections with consumers online. Leveraging its network of more than 570 MLSs, which represent more than 95 percent of agents across the U.S., Placester offers personalized, modern and responsive sites to agents, brokers and teams in virtually every corner of the country. "With this partnership, we're excited to bring Placester websites to the more than 16,000 RE/MAX INTEGRA real estate professionals across North America," said Matt Barba, CEO of Placester. "RE/MAX INTEGRA is committed to supporting its agents with the best digital tools and technology, and we look forward to collaborating with them to deliver superior home search experiences for their clients." The three new tools will join RISE, Mainstreet and Design Center within the RE/MAX Launchpad Productivity Suite to offer RE/MAX INTEGRA agents the best solutions to maintain a competitive edge in their local real estate market. Roll out of the new platform will be staggered through each RE/MAX INTEGRA region starting mid- October, with the Ontario Atlantic region roll out beginning in the first quarter of 2016 based on marketplace variances. "We're thrilled to offer this innovative new product to our membership as we continue to focus on growing our business as home of the top producers across the globe," said Barak. About RE/MAX INTEGRA RE/MAX INTEGRA, founded in 1980, is a privately held company by Canadian entrepreneurs. With regional headquarters in Toronto, Boston, Minneapolis, Zug, and Vienna, RE/MAX INTEGRA represents nearly a third of all RE/MAX Sales Associates worldwide. RE/MAX INTEGRA was founded on the premise of providing outstanding service and support both at the regional level and to the end consumer. The Ontario-Atlantic Canada region, has surpassed 10,000 quality Associates; The US regions New England and the Midwest (including the following states: Minnesota, Wisconsin and Indiana) account for more than 6,300 Associates with over 2,600 and 3,800 Associates respectively; and the European region leads with more than 14,000 Associates. For more information about RE/MAX INTEGRA, visit www.remaxintegra.com. About Move, Inc. and realtor.com® Move, Inc., operates the realtor.com® website and mobile experiences, which provide buyers, sellers and renters of homes with the information, tools and professional expertise they need to discover and create their perfect home. News Corp [Nasdaq: NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV] acquired Move in November 2014, and realtor.com® quickly established itself as the fastest growing online real estate service provider in the first half of 2015 as measured by comScore. As the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®, consumers know they can look to realtor.com® for the most comprehensive and accurate information anytime, anywhere. With relationships with more than 800 multiple listing services (MLS), realtor.com® has more than 3 million for-sale listings, which account for more than 97 percent of all MLS-listed for-sale properties. More than 90 percent of the listings are updated every 15 minutes. Move's network of websites provides consumers a wealth of innovative tools, including Doorstep®, Moving.com™, SeniorHousingNet and others. Move supports real estate professionals by providing many services to grow their businesses in an increasing digital, on-demand world, including ListHub™, the nation's leading syndicator and centralized intelligence platform for the real estate industry; TigerLead®; Top Producer® Systems; and FiveStreet; as well as many free services. About Placester Placester fuses technology and design to dramatically improve the home buying process for consumers, brokers, and agents. Founded In 2011 by Matthew Barba, a former real estate agent, and Frederick Townes, a seasoned technologist, the Placester marketing platform provides real estate professionals with MLS integration, high-resolution visuals, responsive design, and mobile optimization, as well as lead management tools and marketing automation software for email, Facebook, Google AdWords, and other channels. Currently serving over 100,000 real estate professionals, Placester is the sole website provider for the REALTOR Benefits® Program, the official member benefits program of the National Association of REALTORS®. To date, Placester has raised $22 million in funding, and is backed by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Romulus Capital, and Techstars. For more information, please visit www.placester.com.
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Rapattoni Releases MLS Listing Syndication Manager
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Connecticut Multiple Listing Service Terminates ListHub Syndication
Wallingford, CT – A few short weeks ago the newly formed Zillow Group stood to lose its prime source of real estate data when ListHub terminated its long-standing agreements to provide listings from Multiple Listing Services to Zillow and Trulia. Despite this latest salvo in what is sure to be a long fight for dominance between Zillow Group and News Corp (owner of Move), the Connecticut Multiple Listing Service (CTMLS) brokers and agents have been able to remain above the fray. By hammering out direct agreements with both Trulia and Zillow all the way back in 2011 and 2012, respectively, the Connecticut MLS ensured its brokers and agents the uninterrupted ability to advertise listings on Zillow and Trulia, as well as through separate agreements with Homes.com, Homefinder.com, and Realtor.com. "When CTMLS identified that these five websites account for more than 90% of all real estate traffic on the Internet, it was important to move immediately to ensure our brokers' ability to syndicate their listings, while also protecting their data from misuse," said Cameron Paine, CEO of the CTMLS. "We addressed the needs of our brokers by guaranteeing access to the five most dominant real estate websites on the Internet. We also guaranteed data protections with strict contractual terms of use preventing re-syndication, sale, and re-use, among others. For our brokers, it was a matter of professionalism that their listings be as accurate as possible, whatever website they may be found on." Connecticut MLS brokers now have the ability to choose which real estate portals to advertise their listings on directly through the MLS. With broker preference as a default selection, agents can choose from the five real estate portals above directly in the listing input screen of the MLS. "It is critical today that MLSs provide their Brokers with this level of transparency," said Phil Carloni, President of CTMLS. "What CTMLS has created with our partners at Core Logic is a system that gives our brokers the ability to choose which listings to syndicate without the need for a separate platform. This streamlines our process greatly and puts the control of advertising real estate on the Internet back where it belongs - in the hands of brokers." Now that the broker's ability to syndicate will be handled directly within the MLS, the Connecticut Multiple Listing Service will terminate its syndication agreement with Move-owned ListHub effective July 31, 2015. About CT MLS: The Connecticut Multiple Listing Service (CTMLS) is among the top twenty largest MLSs in the country and is recognized as an industry leader. Based in Wallingford, CT, the CTMLS creates opportunities for brokers in all parts of the state to cooperate with each other in the buying, selling and renting of homes, condos, multifamily property, land and commercial properties. CTMLS empowers its clients with knowledge, tools and services that enable them to excel in their profession. The CTMLS listings database has over 25,000 listings and facilitates over $7 billion in annual Connecticut real estate transactions.
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ListHub Inks Renewal Deals with Heavyweights CENTURY 21 and Coldwell Banker
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ListHub Renews RE/MAX and Realty Executives, Adds LeadingRE to Network
  MORGANTOWN, W.V., March 11, 2015 -- ListHub, the nation's leading provider of listing syndication services and marketing performance metrics for the real estate industry, today announced renewal agreements with national franchises RE/MAX, and Realty Executives, as well as a new agreement with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. ListHub is operated by Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp. "This new agreement with ListHub's Real Estate Network (REN) broadens the range of online services we are able to provide our members in two different ways," said Pam O'Connor, president and chief executive officer of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. "Not only does it arm us with the ability to amplify online exposure for our members' listings, it will help us offer an all-inclusive listings search experience on our website and better connect real estate professionals with transaction-ready home buyers and sellers. Our alignment with the REN marks a big leap forward in value that we will provide to our network of independent brokerage firms." "We're proud that ListHub's REN will continue to serve RE/MAX and Realty Executives, empowering their agents to make connections with home buying consumers on their websites and mobile applications," commented Celeste Starchild, ListHub's vice president and general manager. "We're also pleased to announce that our broker and MLS customers will now be able to bring their listings to a new audience of home buyers and sellers on LeadingRE.com. Agreements with these networks signify a mutual long-term commitment to manage listings data and advertising exposure through a single industry platform." ListHub's REN empowers franchise publishers and broker networks like Leading Real Estate Companies of the World to index and display accurate, broker-authorized listings on their national brand websites and mobile apps, providing a world-class real estate search experience for home buyers and sellers. Multiple listing services (MLSs) and brokers who have opted in to display listings on this network are able to increase the exposure for their listings on brand name real estate websites and mobile apps while maintaining tight control of where their listings are published. In addition to creating the opportunity for all ListHub broker customers to advertise listings on these key industry websites, REN participants also share listings with one another, further strengthening the value to each REN participant. The REN rules are available for review here. The rules were developed by ListHub in collaboration with MLS and franchise leadership in 2012. Listing syndication – the permission-based delivery of listing information from brokers and MLSs to third-party content providers – is the structural and contractual framework upon which real estate information is provided to online publishers and real estate industry service providers. ListHub pioneered real estate listing syndication to help serve the real estate industry's expansion to online marketing, and today it serves nearly 600 MLSs and over 50,000 brokers across the country in delivering listing information to more than 150 publisher and vendor websites and mobile apps. ListHub also maintains unparalleled data protection protocols with these publishers, and provides holistic reporting about listing performance across the marketing landscape. About Move, Inc. and realtor.com® Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp, is a leading provider of online real estate services. Move operates the realtor.com® website and mobile experiences, which connect people to the most important and accurate information they need to find their perfect home and to the REALTORS® whose expertise guides consumers through buying and selling. As the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®, realtor.com® empowers consumers to make smart home buying, selling and renting decisions by leveraging its direct, real-time connections with more than 800 multiple listing services (MLS) via all types of computers, tablets and smartphones. In addition to the industry's most comprehensive and accurate information, Move's network of websites provides consumers a wealth of innovative tools, including Doorsteps®, Moving.com™, SeniorHousingNet(SM) and others. Move supports real estate agents and brokerages by providing many services to grow their businesses, including ListHub™, the nation's leading listing syndicator and centralized intelligence platform for the real estate industry; TigerLead®; Top Producer® Systems; and FiveStreet(SM); as well as many free services. Move is based in the heart of Silicon Valley – in San Jose, Calif.
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Realtor.com® Bites Into the Big Apple
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Cape Cod & Islands Multiple Listing Service, Inc. Joins Zillow Partnership Platform
SEATTLE, Jan. 9, 2015 -- Zillow, Inc., the leading real estate information and home related marketplace, today announced the Cape Cod & Islands Multiple Listing Service, Inc. has joined the Zillow® Partnership Platform. The Zillow Partnership Platform empowers brokers with a choice to market their inventory directly on Zillow through the MLS. Now, members of the Cape Cod & Islands MLS will have their listing data sent directly to Zillow as often as every 15 minutes, ensuring that current, active listings always are up-to-date and in sync with the MLS data. "Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard have always been attractive places to live and work, and recent home value growth in the area reflects that inherent desirability," said Curt Beardsley, Zillow vice president of industry development. "Their housing market moves fast, and we're thrilled to become a partner with the Cape Cod & Islands MLS, and help their more than 2,300 members market their listings efficiently and effectively." "Our goal is to empower our members to have better control when it comes to marketing their listings and strengthen our commitment to data integrity as an MLS," said Ryan Castle, CEO of the Cape Cod & Islands MLS. "Forming this direct relationship with Zillow achieves those goals and provides our members with benefits they would not otherwise receive ensuring their listings will be seen by the millions of consumers using Zillow for their home search every day." Through this program, real estate agents from brokerages that choose to participate will be prominently displayed as the listing agent on all of their listings and be able to receive leads directly from Zillow. Brokerages will receive attribution, branding, a link back directly to their website and have daily reporting access. In addition, members of the Zillow Partnership Platform can choose to implement the Zillow Data Dashboard, a new listing management and reporting platform that puts increased control of listings in the hands of MLS members and brokers who send direct feeds to Zillow. To learn more about the platform, email [email protected] or call 206-757-4250. About Zillow, Inc. Zillow, Inc. operates the leading real estate and home-related information marketplaces on mobile and the Web, with a complementary portfolio of brands and products that help people find vital information about homes, and connect with the best local professionals. Zillow's brands serve the full lifecycle of owning and living in a home: buying, selling, renting, financing, remodeling and more. In addition, Zillow offers a suite of tools and services to help local real estate, mortgage, rental and home improvement professionals manage and market their businesses. Welcoming more than 74 million unique users in November 2014, the Zillow, Inc. portfolio includes Zillow.com®, Zillow Mobile, Zillow Mortgages, Zillow Rentals, Zillow Digs®, Postlets®, Diverse Solutions®, Mortech®, HotPads®, StreetEasy® and Retsly™. The company is headquartered in Seattle.
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My Florida Regional MLS Joins Zillow Partnership Platform
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Homes.com® Receives RETS 1.7.2 Client Certification
  Norfolk, Va. – (November 20, 2014) – Homes.com®, leading online real estate resource and top provider of real estate marketing solutions, has earned the Real Estate Transaction Standard (RETS) 1.7.2 Client Certification by the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO). A nationally recognized real estate technology certification, RETS provides the real estate industry with the ability to effortlessly connect and communicate using the same computer language. The RETS client certification not only increases the quality and the accuracy of listings on Homes.com, but allows the real estate industry to communicate more efficiently with Homes.com. As part of the RETS client certification process, Homes.com client servers were tested to receive data formatted according to RETS standards and passed all tests. "Homes.com is thrilled to be among a select number of real estate technology providers to receive RETS client certification from RESO. The adoption of standardized processes throughout the industry is an important step in improving the overall accuracy of data for consumers and real estate professionals," said Dave Mele, president of Homes.com. "By adopting the RESO standards, Homes.com is able to activate and process data more efficiently, ultimately benefiting the real estate industry as a whole." For more information on the RESO RETS Client Certification, visit http://www.reso.org/certification. About Homes.com Homes.com is a leading provider of real estate marketing and media services, including brand advertising, property listing exposure and syndication, search engine marketing and instant response lead generation. Homes Connect by Homes.com offers the real estate industry's first-ever, all-inclusive marketing platform for agents and brokers featuring single-login convenience, and the new Homes.com Social offers innovative tools and resources to help real estate professionals save time and simplify social media marketing. Over 12 million consumers visit Homes.com each month to search nearly 3 million properties for sale or rent, to locate real estate agents in their area, and to find useful home buying tips. For more information, visit Homes.com.
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Aligns with realtor.com® to Market Listings Nationally
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New Jersey Multiple Listing Service, Inc. Joins Zillow Partnership Platform
SEATTLE, October, 13, 2014 -- Zillow, Inc., the leading real estate information and home related marketplace, today announced the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service, Inc., has joined the Zillow® Partnership Platform. The Zillow Partnership Platform enables MLS data to be sent directly to Zillow as often as every 15 minutes, ensuring that current, active listings always are up to date, accurate and in sync with the MLS data. "We are very pleased to add NJMLS® to the Zillow Partnership Platform," said Curt Beardsley, Zillow vice president of industry development. "The market in northern New Jersey is showing great momentum. Thanks to NJMLS's decision to partner with Zillow, shoppers using Zillow for their home search will get a more comprehensive view of available inventory, while home sellers can rest assured their homes are being marketed to the largest audience of home shoppers." NJMLS's members will now be able to leverage the Yahoo!®-Zillow Real Estate Network, the largest real estate network on the Webi, as well as on Zillow's popular suite of mobile apps and on HotPads™, AOL® Real Estate, MSN® Real Estate and HGTV®'s FrontDoor®, to market their listings. NJMLS serves nearly 10,000 members throughout New Jersey. Real estate agents from participating brokerages will be prominently displayed as the listing agent on all their listings, be able to receive leads directly from Zillow and have daily reporting access. Participating brokerages will receive attribution, branding and a link back to their website. To learn more about the platform, email [email protected] or call 206-757-4250. About Zillow, Inc. Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ:Z) operates the leading real estate and home-related information marketplaces on mobile and the Web, with a complementary portfolio of brands and products that help people find vital information about homes, and connect with the best local professionals. Zillow's brands serve the full lifecycle of owning and living in a home: buying, selling, renting, financing, remodeling and more. In addition, Zillow offers a suite of tools and services to help local real estate, mortgage, rental and home improvement professionals manage and market their businesses. Welcoming 83 million unique users in September 2014, the Zillow, Inc. portfolio includes Zillow.com®, Zillow Mobile, Zillow Mortgages, Zillow Rentals, Zillow Digs®, Postlets®, Diverse Solutions®, Agentfolio®, Mortech®, HotPads™, StreetEasy® and Retsly™. The company is headquartered in Seattle.
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Homes.com® Provides MLS Partners with Significant Value in Traffic and Leads
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Northeast Oklahoma Real Estate Services Joins Zillow Partnership Platform
  SEATTLE, Oct. 6, 2014 -- Zillow, Inc., the leading real estate information and home related marketplace, today announced Northeast Oklahoma Real Estate Services has joined the Zillow® Partnership Platform. The Zillow Partnership Platform enables MLS data to be sent directly to Zillow as often as every 15 minutes, ensuring that current, active listings always are up to date, accurate and in sync with the MLS data. "I'd liked to welcome the Greater Tulsa Association of REALTORS® and the members of NORES to the Zillow Partnership Platform," said Curt Beardsley, Zillow vice president of industry development. "We look forward to building a productive partnership with NORES while helping its members connect with consumers who are looking for their new home in northeastern Oklahoma." "Our members have made it clear they want to be able to easily market their listings to the many home shoppers who use Zillow for their home search," said Mike Cotrill, CEO of NORES. "By providing a direct feed to Zillow, our agents benefit from the immediacy of publishing on Zillow, which will clearly identify the listing agent or broker, all while maintaining direct control over their listing data. We believe it's a win-win for everyone." NORES's nearly 10,000 listings will now be seen across the Yahoo!®-Zillow Real Estate Network, the largest real estate network on the Webi, as well as on Zillow's popular suite of mobile apps and on HotPads™, AOL® Real Estate, MSN® Real Estate and HGTV®'s FrontDoor®. NORES serves 3,600 members in northeastern Oklahoma. Real estate agents from participating brokerages will be prominently displayed as the listing agent on all their listings, be able to receive leads directly from Zillow and have daily reporting access. Participating brokerages will receive attribution, branding and a link back to their website. To learn more about the platform, email [email protected] or call 206-757-4250. About Zillow, Inc. Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ:Z) operates the leading real estate and home-related information marketplaces on mobile and the Web, with a complementary portfolio of brands and products that help people find vital information about homes, and connect with the best local professionals. Zillow's brands serve the full lifecycle of owning and living in a home: buying, selling, renting, financing, remodeling and more. In addition, Zillow offers a suite of tools and services to help local real estate, mortgage, rental and home improvement professionals manage and market their businesses. Welcoming 86 million unique users in August 2014, the Zillow, Inc. portfolio includes Zillow.com®, Zillow Mobile, Zillow Mortgages, Zillow Rentals, Zillow Digs®, Postlets®, Diverse Solutions®, Agentfolio®, Mortech®, HotPads™, StreetEasy® and Retsly™. The company is headquartered in Seattle.
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Edina Realty's Listings to Appear on Zillow
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Homes.com® Partners with Four Prominent MLS Organizations
  Norfolk, Virginia, September 22, 2014 -- Homes.com®, leading online real estate destination and provider of real estate marketing solutions, announced today four new additions to its MLS partnership program. East Bay Regional Data MLS, New York State MLS, Greater Tulsa Association of REALTORS®, and Bay East Association of REALTORS® have partnered to advertise their members' listings on Homes.com and its mobile apps. As a result of these new agreements, more than 15,000 real estate professionals will gain free listing exposure to Homes.com's 12 million monthly consumers and access to the Homes Connect suite of online marketing applications. These relationships provide value for members of each local MLS by ensuring their listings are advertised accurately on Homes.com. They also provide a better experience for Homes.com users who want to buy or sell homes, improving the quantity and quality of available listings in each local market and ensuring consumers can connect directly to the local broker and agent representing each listing. "Greater Tulsa Association of Realtors is excited to partner with Homes.com as they closely align with our own strategic goals of connecting consumers with agents and brokers," said Mike Cotrill, chief executive officer of the Greater Tulsa Association of Realtors. "Teaming up with Homes.com provides opportunities for real estate professionals to be exposed to a higher number of potential clients, ultimately providing a better experience on both sides of the business." Key aspects of the Homes.com MLS partnerships include: More timely and accurate listing data. Exclusive branding and clear attribution for the listing agent and broker on listing detail pages. No display of competing advertising by other real estate professionals on listing detail pages. All consumer leads generated from listing detail pages are emailed directly to the listing agent. Prominent branding of the MLS as the trusted source of the listing information. Consumers thus recognize the best source for real estate data is the local MLS. Homes Connect Lead conversion tools that include: Lead & Contact Manager, Email Campaigns, Task Manager and Calendar, Homes.com MyHomes Profile with Question & Answer Access, and the Homes.com Facebook Listing App. "The major agreements that we continue to sign with MLS organizations across the country confirm our support of MLS's as the most trusted sources for accurate listing data," said Terry Slattery, president of Homes.com and For Rent Media Solutions. "By offering our partners free consumer leads for their members, prominent brand exposure on Homes.com, and consumers the most accurate listing data possible, we've created a win-win for everyone." For more information on the benefits Homes.com can provide MLSs and their members, visit http://connect.homes.com/mls/. About Homes.com Homes.com is a leading provider of real estate marketing and media services, including brand advertising, property listing exposure and syndication, search engine marketing and instant response lead generation. Homes Connect by Homes.com offers the real estate industry's first-ever all-inclusive marketing platform for agents and brokers featuring single-login convenience. Homes.com is visited by over 12 million consumers each month to search nearly four million properties for sale or rent, to locate real estate agents in their area and to find useful home buying tips. For more information, visit www.Homes.com.
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Reesio Launches CRM, Listing Syndication, and Its Own E-Signatures; Pivots to Paid Pricing Model
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Greater Alabama MLS Chooses ListTrac for Seller Reports
SAN DIEGO, CA – The Greater Alabama MLS and Birmingham Association of REALTORS® have entered into an agreement to provide ListTrac™ as a member benefit to their broker and agent subscribers. With this new service, the Greater Alabama MLS will be monitoring and measuring engagement every place a listing is viewed by a REALTOR® or a consumer. Greater Alabama is joining a handful of other leading MLS in America who are pioneering this effort to improve the management of listing data online. "As online advertising evolved, our industry became very good at supporting agents and brokers with marketing listings in the MLS and though Internet Data Exchange (IDX). We have also made great strides at supporting the marketing of listings on third party portals. Until now, what we have not been able to provide is the ability for a member to know the effectiveness of these marketing efforts, to be able to show their seller where their property is being viewed" says James Harwell, President of Greater Alabama MLS. The ListTrac services works like a service akin to Google Analytics. A snippet of monitoring code is placed on websites that display MLS listing content. The MLS system itself also includes the snippet of monitoring code. The monitoring code sends information back to the ListTrac server where it is stored and accessed by the MLS and its members. The MLS, each member agent, and each participating broker is provided with a dashboard to view where listings are being viewed and where they are getting the most online exposure. REALTORS® may also invite their seller to have their own dashboard which shows how many impressions their property is getting online and where the impressions are coming from. There are three primary channels where listings are viewed online. The MLS, IDX powered agent and broker consumer websites, and portals. ListTrac is the first commercial service to measure listing engagement across all three. "We have been a solutions provider in the real estate space for 12 years," says Trent Gardner, co-founder of ListTrac. "We built ListTrac to measure engagement across the MLS, IDX sites, and the national portals – it occurred to us that every MLS service provider would want to monitor and report these online metrics to their members. The holistic reports offered by ListTrac provide the science for brokers and agents to make informed decisions about where their listing campaigns are being most effective - no one else provides this comprehensive view today." With ListTrac, agents and brokers will no longer be guessing about where to market listings effectively online. They will be able to view engagement in real-time and transparently share that information with the seller. About ListTrac ListTrac is a complimentary monitoring and reporting platform for real estate brokers, REALTORS® and sellers to measure user engagement data related to their listing content. ListTrac provides a holistic view of where and how listing content is being interacted with across the Internet. Located in San Diego, California, ListTrac's team has been exploring the real estate domain for novel tools for over 12 years. About Greater Alabama MLS The Greater Alabama MLS has approximately 3,200 members and providing service for 11 counties.
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ListHub and NAR Align to Guide Realtors® in Global Real Estate
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NY State Becomes Latest To Partner With Trulia to Directly Display Home Listings, Drive Value For Members
SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, 2014 – Trulia, a leading online marketplace for home buyers, sellers, renters, and real estate professionals has signed an agreement with NY State MLS - which has more than 10,000 members and serves all 62 counties in New York - to ensure they can accurately market their listings to Trulia's audience of 54 million unique monthly visitors. This relationship provides value for the broker members of NY State MLS who want accurate, timely listing data on Trulia and ensures a better experience for Trulia's users looking to buy or sell homes in the state of New York. "Establishing a direct data license with Trulia enables us to give more control to our broker members to manage their syndication strategy successfully, while ensuring high levels of data protection," said Dawn Pfaff, President of NY State MLS. "Ultimately we want to provide members with smart syndication options, so they can grow their businesses." "Our agreement with the NY State MLS is another example of our strategy to invest in and partner with the real estate industry, delivering accurate data that is beneficial for our customers, partners, and ultimately the millions of home buyers and sellers who visit our website and mobile apps," said Alon Chaver, Vice President of Industry Services, Trulia. The Trulia Data Connect agreement is a direct data license that establishes a direct feed to Trulia through NY State MLS, and ensures the highest level of accuracy. For more information about partnering with Trulia, email [email protected] ABOUT TRULIA, INC. Trulia (NYSE: TRLA) gives home buyers, sellers and real estate agents all the tools and valuable information they need to be successful in the home search process. Through its innovative mobile and web products, Trulia provides engaged home buyers and sellers essential information about the house, the neighborhood and the process while connecting them with the right agents. For agents, Trulia, together with its Market Leader subsidiary, provides an end-to-end system that enables them to find and serve clients, create lasting relationships and build their business. Founded in 2005, Trulia is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Denver and Seattle. Trulia and the Trulia marker logo are registered trademarks of Trulia, Inc.
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Zillow Now Powers Real Estate Search for MSN
SEATTLE, July 1, 2014 -- Zillow, Inc. the leading real estate and home related marketplace announced it will now power the real estate search experience for MSN®. With this addition, Zillow® is now the exclusive provider of real estate search for five of the leading U.S. real estate sites. Starting today, all visitors searching for homes on MSN Real Estate will be automatically directed to Zillow.com, offering access to Zillow's millions of for-sale and for-rent listings, as well as unique inventory of over 1 million pre-market listings and deep data on all homes. For real estate professionals who list their clients' homes on Zillow, this gives them significant additional exposure for their listings, for free. "Integrations like this are important for home sellers and real estate professionals who list their homes on Zillow because it helps them achieve maximum exposure at no additional cost," said Spencer Rascoff, Zillow CEO. "We're looking forward to collaborating with MSN and to helping the millions of home shoppers who use them each month find their next home." "Our visitors come to MSN to find expert real estate advice, read relevant content, and of course, search for homes. We're thrilled to now give the home shoppers on our site direct access to Zillow's home search experience and real estate data," said Rob Bennett, General Manager, MSN. With this announcement, real estate listings that are marketed on Zillow.com are automatically accessible to users of Zillow mobile, Yahoo!® Homes, AOL® Real Estate, HGTV®'s FrontDoor®, HotPads™ and now MSN. About Zillow, Inc. Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ:Z) operates the leading real estate and home-related information marketplaces on mobile and the Web, with a complementary portfolio of brands and products that help people find vital information about homes, and connect with the best local professionals. Zillow's brands serve the full lifecycle of owning and living in a home: buying, selling, renting, financing, remodeling and more. In addition, Zillow offers a suite of tools and services to help local real estate, mortgage, rental and home improvement professionals manage and market their businesses. Welcoming nearly 82 million unique users in May 2014, the Zillow, Inc. portfolio includes Zillow.com®, Zillow Mobile, Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, Zillow Rentals, Zillow Digs®, Postlets®, Diverse Solutions®, Agentfolio®, Mortech®, HotPads™ and StreetEasy®. The company is headquartered in Seattle.
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Zillow Pro for Brokers Program Tops 1,000 Partners
SEATTLE, WA, April 30, 2014 -- Zillow, Inc., the leading real estate information marketplace, today announced that the Zillow® Pro for Brokers program has exceeded more than 1,000 brokerages nationwide. Launched in June 2012, Zillow Pro for Brokers is a free, five-point program that improves listings accuracy, provides better reporting, includes a powerful contact follow-up system and increases the visibility of listing agents for participating brokerages. "Zillow Pro for Brokers has experienced phenomenal growth in the past six months," said Errol Samuelson, Zillow chief industry development officer. "The pace of growth is really amazing - we went from approximately 200 brokerages in October 2013, to more than 1,000 by the end of April. Having a direct relationship with Zillow for listings makes a lot of sense for many brokerages. Their listings appear immediately on Zillow, while the brokerages retain control over listing data. It's an ideal scenario for brokerages who want to market their listings to the largest audience of home shoppers on mobile and Web." Among the many new Zillow Pro for Brokers participants are: Coldwell Banker Premiere Realty, Las Vegas, Nev. Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, Wilmington, N.C. Keller Williams NY Realty, Bedford, N.Y. Partners Trust, Beverly Hills, Calif. RE/MAX INTEGRA's US regions Realty World Cape Fear, Wilmington, N.C. "Partners Trust has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to embracing technology and getting the most out of strategic partnerships for our associates," said Audie Chamberlain, vice president of marketing at Partners Trust. "We are really excited about working closely with Zillow now and in the future." In addition to retaining ownership of their data, brokerages' agents will always be displayed first next to their listings, as well as have their logo and outbound link to their websites included with the listings. To learn more about Zillow Pro for Brokers, email [email protected] or call 206-757-4250. About Zillow, Inc. Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ:Z) operates the leading real estate and home-related information marketplaces on mobile and the Web, with a complementary portfolio of brands and products that help people find vital information about homes, and connect with the best local professionals. Zillow's brands serve the full lifecycle of owning and living in a home: buying, selling, renting, financing, remodeling and more. In addition, Zillow offers a suite of tools and services to help local real estate, mortgage, rental and home improvement professionals manage and market their businesses. Welcoming nearly 77 million unique users in March 2014, the Zillow, Inc. portfolio includes Zillow.com®, Zillow Mobile, Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, Zillow Rentals, Zillow Digs®, Postlets®, Diverse Solutions®, Agentfolio®, Mortech®, HotPads™ and StreetEasy®. The company is headquartered in Seattle. Zillow.com, Zillow, Postlets, Mortech, Diverse Solutions, StreetEasy, Agentfolio and Digs are registered trademarks of Zillow, Inc. HotPads is a trademark of Zillow, Inc.
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ListHub Announces Agreement with ListGlobally
  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. and NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 -- ListHub, the leading distributor of real estate listings in the U.S., announced a new agreement with ListGlobally, the largest network of real estate portals around the world, making ListGlobally the newest international advertising opportunity in the ListHub Global offering for brokers and agents in the U.S. The agreement now provides ListHub Global customers a network of 49 portals in 30 countries including new locations in Asia, Russia, Western Europe and South America. ListHub, operated by Move, Inc., launched ListHub Global in July 2013. With a network of more than 450 MLSs and 50,000 broker subscribers, ListHub allows brokers to swiftly and safely advertise their listings on the most visited real estate websites across the nation, and now around the globe. "The ListGlobally network is a significant addition to our current offering, both in volume and in geographic coverage for international syndication," said Luke Glass, general manager of ListHub. "International buyers are an ever-increasing presence in the U.S. market – not just in the major cities but also university towns and retirement destinations. Seen as a safe investment for foreigners, listing agents and brokers are now realizing that in order to have a truly complete marketing service for their sellers, they now must include international listing exposure." Keller Williams, the largest real estate company by agent count in North America, is the first major franchise to sign up for the complete ListHub Global offering, which includes all 49 ListGlobally portals. With this partnership, members of the Keller Williams Global Property Specialist network will now have their listings syndicated to an additional 80 top international portals. "This is an incredible opportunity to reach international clients," said Chris Heller, president of Keller Williams Worldwide. "We're committed to bringing enhanced opportunities to our associates through exposure to a larger marketplace." In addition to bringing international exposure to U.S. listings, the new agreement also provides ListGlobally portal network members around the world the opportunity to market an increasing number of active and accurate U.S. real estate listings to their local users interested in investing in U.S. real estate. The ListGlobally service provides an international search tab on global real estate portals in a framed search experience, which also protects the listing broker's data. "ListHub is an invaluable resource for agents and brokers to market their listings on leading real estate search sites across the nation and now around the world. We are proud to become an integral part of their global offering and to assist U.S. agents in marketing their local listings to a global audience," says Chris Vulovic, CEO of ListGlobally. ListGlobally also has recently aligned with realtor.com International® to provide ongoing listing content from Australia, Belgium, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates, currently ListHub will supply more than 83,500 international real estate listings. Realtor.com International delivers the best listing information and tools to connect buyers, sellers and REALTORS® across the global marketplace, and includes over 1.6 million international homes for sale, land, commercial and rental listings from the United States and 36 additional countries. The site displays search options, listing information translations in 11 languages, multiple home size conversions and 22 different currencies. Realtor.com International is the global arm of realtor.com®, the premier U.S. online destination for real estate information, also operated by Move. About ListHub ListHub™ is operated by Move, Inc., (NASDAQ: MOVE), the leader in online real estate. ListHub provides a platform to MLSs and real estate brokers to effectively manage every aspect of advertising listings online, including tools for making informed advertising choices, flexible options for routing consumer traffic and leads, and reporting for accurately measuring the results of their online marketing. Listing information is kept up-to-date to provide today's homebuyers with the most accurate information available from the MLS. ListHub is the leading platform nationwide for listing management, serving more than 50,000 brokerage firms, and synchronizing listing information from over 450 data sources with more than 125 publisher websites. www.listhub.com About ListGlobally ListGlobally is the industry's largest network of international property portals. Through one simple process agents can broadcast their listings to over 60 leading real estate sites in more than 30 countries and reach over 60 million potential buyers and investors. ListGlobally assists real estate portals by adding an international section to their search. Either fully integrated in their current search or a white-label international section, member sites can instantly expand their search territory to offer properties from around the globe to their user-base. Partnerships with software providers and property portals allow these companies to offer the ListGlobally product to their agent customers. www.listglobally.com About Move, Inc. Move, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOVE), the leader in online real estate, operates: realtor.com®, the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®; Move.com, a leading destination for new homes and rental listings, moving, home and garden, and home finance; ListHub™, the leading syndicator of real estate listings; Moving.com™; SeniorHousingNet; SocialBios; Doorsteps®, TigerLead®; Top Producer® Systems and FiveStreet, Inc. Move, Inc. is based in San Jose, Calif. About Keller Williams Realty, Inc. Keller Williams Realty, Inc. is the largest real estate franchise company in North America, with approximately 700 offices and 96,000 associates in more than a dozen countries around the world. The company has grown exponentially since the opening of the first Keller Williams Realty office in 1983, and continues to cultivate an agent-centric, education-based, technology-driven culture that rewards associates as stakeholders. The company also provides specialized agents in luxury homes and commercial real estate properties. For more information or to search for homes for sale visit Keller Williams Realty online at www.kw.com. For more information about Keller Williams Worldwide, please visit www.kwworldwide.com.
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ListHub aligns with SouFun to Advertise U.S. Listings on Top Chinese Real Estate Website
  MORGANTOWN, W. Va. and BEIJING, Feb. 27, 2014 -- ListHub, the leading distributor of property listings in the U.S. and international publisher websites and foremost provider of performance metrics in real estate operated by Move, Inc., announced an expansion of their agreement with EdenHome to add SouFun Holdings Limited, the leading real estate portal in China, to the ListHub Global network, providing U.S. listings to Chinese buyers via the ListHub Global platform. The new collaboration gives agents and brokers the ability to market their listings to international buyers in China, and provides a critical link to one of the most significant sectors of the foreign investment market. SouFun, China's fastest growing real estate listing portal, maintains a database containing real estate related content for more than 336 cities in China as well as close to 100 offices focusing on local markets. With this agreement, SouFun is bringing the U.S. housing market to Chinese buyers through internet portals highly focused on user experience. EdenHome operates the international real estate search for dozens of websites around the world, now including SouFun. EdenHome's network includes 25 portals in 21 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. The EdenHome Network is available to US brokers and agents through ListHub's Global Platform. "ListHub's goal is not only to help agents and brokers market listings to prospective homebuyers in the U.S., but also worldwide, reaching foreign buyers who are looking to make an investment," said Luke Glass, general manager of ListHub. "The ListHub Global platform provides rigorous listing protections for distributed listings regardless of geographic borders, and our integration with SouFun allows Chinese buyers to discover available homes abroad within their familiar real estate search portal." "The new agreement expands SouFun's ability to provide the most comprehensive service to Chinese agents and their clients interested in US homeownership," said Liu Jian, chief operating officer of SouFun. "It enables the Chinese buyer interested in expanding home investment opportunities outside the country to compete effectively in the U.S. marketplace." The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2013 Profile of International Home Buying Activity reports that China represents the second largest group of foreign home buyers, after Canada, comprising 12 percent of foreign purchases of U.S. real estate in 2012. It also has been one of the fastest-rising international investment markets, increasing 140 percent since 2007. Many purchases were made possible through the U.S. government's EB-5 Immigrant Investor program, which has been largely dominated by buyers from China – nearly 80% of all EB-5 visas went to Chinese nationals in 2012, according to the U.S Department of State. The rise in interest in U.S. properties from Chinese buyers in recent years has been fueled in part by the opportunity to own land outright in the U.S. In addition, recent restrictions on multiple-property ownership in China designed to help curb housing prices there have broadened the appeal of overseas investment. The technical integration relating to the agreement is underway, with active listing content slated to launch in February, 2014. About SouFun SouFun operates the leading real estate Internet portal in China as measured by the number of page views and visitors to its websites. Through our websites, we provide marketing, e-commerce, listing and other value-added services for China's fast-growing real estate and home furnishing and improvement sectors. Our user-friendly websites support active online communities and networks of users seeking information on, and other value-added services for, the real estate and home-related sectors in China. SouFun currently maintains about 100 offices to focus on local market needs and its website and database contains real estate related content covering more than 336 cities in China. For more information about SouFun, please visit http://ir.soufun.com. About ListHub ListHub™ is operated by Move, Inc., (NASDAQ: MOVE), the leader in online real estate. ListHub provides a platform to MLSs and real estate brokers to effectively manage every aspect of advertising listings online, including tools for making informed advertising choices, flexible options for routing consumer traffic and leads, and reporting for accurately measuring the results of their online marketing. Listing information is kept up-to-date to provide today's homebuyers with the most accurate information available from the MLS. ListHub is the leading platform nationwide for listing management, serving more than 50,000 brokerage firms, and synchronizing listing information from over 450 data sources with more than 125 publisher websites. www.listhub.com About Move, Inc. Move, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOVE), the leader in online real estate, operates: realtor.com®, the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®; Move.com, a leading destination for new homes and rental listings, moving, home and garden, and home finance; ListHub™, the leading syndicator of real estate listings; Moving.com™; SeniorHousingNet; SocialBios; Doorsteps®, TigerLead®; Top Producer® Systems and FiveStreet, Inc. Move, Inc. is based in San Jose, Calif. http://marketing.move.com
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ListHub Signs Integration Agreement With Showing Suite
  MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Jan. 6, 2014 -- ListHub, the leading distributor of property listings to U.S. and international publisher websites and provider of performance metrics in real estate operated by Move, Inc., announced a new software integration agreement with Showing Suite, Inc., a leading provider of technology for scheduling real estate showings and showing feedback tools. The integrated product will offer showing data along with the online marketing analytics available in ListHub marketing reports. The combined reports will integrate web analytics and showing results to deliver insights for brokers and agents, as well as their seller clients, to improve the efficiency of online and offline marketing activities. The integrated reports will be available for purchase from ListHub. "ListHub's goal is to provide brokers and agents with a comprehensive view into the success of their marketing, and this agreement with Showing Suite represents an important step toward including offline marketing insights alongside the online analytics we provide to our customers," said Luke Glass, general manager of ListHub. "For broker and agent customers who use both products, they will now be able to leverage one single consolidated report instead of two." ListHub reports provide valuable insights around marketing efforts to real estate brokers, offices and agents by consolidating listing visibility across a broad array of websites, including publishers such as realtor.com®, Zillow and Trulia, as well as franchise, multiple listing service (MLS), broker and agent websites. With the Showing Suite integration, brokers and agents who use ListHub and Showing Suite will have access to enhancements to their ListHub reports that include the number of property showings, as well as feedback provided by prospective buyers during showings. "We are excited about our agreement with ListHub," said Rick Bengson, CEO of Showing Suite. "We have been a participant in the ListHub publisher network for many years, and our shared clients have already seen the benefit of our two companies working collaboratively to provide added value to their business. This integration is another step forward for brokers and agents to have access to the best possible technology mix while maximizing their ease of use." The enhanced ListHub reports also include a seller report that combines qualitative feedback from interested buyers with quantitative data from web traffic in a single marketing update reports provided by agents, which offers consumers a new level of transparency into the marketing results of agents. "Seller clients love ListHub reports, and they also love to see the feedback from showings," said David Bramblett, a Realtor and a top producer with Century 21 Nature Coast in Crystal River, Fla. "I am thrilled that I will now be able to provide both to my clients effortlessly in one single update. Any software program that makes my job easier and benefits my clients at the same time is a welcome addition to my business. My clients will benefit from having access to a complete view of the marketing that we are doing to sell their home." The integration is planned to commence in 2014. About ListHub ListHub is operated by Move, Inc., (NASDAQ: MOVE), the leader in online real estate. ListHub provides a platform to MLSs and real estate brokers to effectively manage every aspect of advertising listings online, including tools for making informed advertising choices, flexible options for routing consumer traffic and leads, and reporting for accurately measuring the results of their online marketing. Listing information is kept up-to-date to provide today's homebuyers with the most accurate information available from the MLS. ListHub is the leading platform nationwide for listing management, serving more than 50,000 brokerage firms, and synchronizing listing information from over 450 data sources with more than 125 publisher websites. About Move, Inc. Move, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOVE), the leader in online real estate, operates: realtor.com®, the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®; Move.com, a leading destination for new homes and rental listings, moving, home and garden, and home finance; ListHub™, the leading syndicator of real estate listings; Moving.com™; SeniorHousingNet; SocialBios; Doorsteps®; TigerLead® Top Producer® Systems and FiveStreet. Move, Inc. is based in San Jose, Calif.
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The Corcoran Group to Publish Its New York City Property Listings to realtor.com®
SAN JOSE, Calif., and NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2013 -- Realtor.com®, operated by Move, Inc., announced today an agreement with The Corcoran Group for publication of the brokerage firm's Manhattan and Brooklyn real estate listings. The agreement provides buyers and sellers with timely and accurate information on all Corcoran listings in the New York City marketplace on realtor.com®, adding to the site's multiple listing service (MLS) listings in all 62 counties in the state. It also expands Corcoran's reach online to millions of web and mobile users on realtor.com® as well as listing portals on leading consumer news destinations. Corcoran is the first large New York City brokerage firm to provide real estate listing content to realtor.com® since the historic July 24, 2013 National Association of REALTORS® board of directors meeting where the board recommended that the REALTORS® Information Network (RIN) modify its agreement for the operation of realtor.com® with Real Select, a Move subsidiary, to further expand listing content on realtor.com® to be even more comprehensive. The inclusion of direct content from brokerages expands and enriches the user experience on realtor.com® to provide buyers and sellers with access to a greater breadth of listing information, and further solidifies realtor.com® as the most complete and reliable online and mobile destination for all things real estate. "This agreement delivers on the promise of the historic decision made by the National Association of REALTORS® this summer to empower realtor.com® as the most timely, accurate and comprehensive source of real estate information anywhere," said Errol Samuelson, president of realtor.com®. "I'm extremely proud to be launching this implementation with one of New York's most innovative and prestigious brokerages, bringing unparalleled quality and breadth of listing information as well as the expertise of REALTORS® to buyers and sellers like never before." According to The Corcoran Group president and CEO Pamela Liebman, "This alliance provides an enhanced level of service to Corcoran customers and agents by tapping into the expansive realtor.com® audience and its award-winning mobile experience. We are proud to continue our tradition of offering the most advanced interactive technology opportunities to our audience, and are thrilled to work with realtor.com as Corcoran continues its innovative leadership position in the New York market." In addition to the website, realtor.com® offers highly rated mobile real estate apps available for Apple and Android. New features continue to add to the mobile experience provided by the realtor.com® mobile app, including the addition this past spring of school boundary search among other features. Just weeks after the historic vote, realtor.com® announced the addition of new home plans and communities on the realtor.com® website and mobile web offerings, using content sourced from Move's joint venture partner Builders Digital Experience (BDX). Together, these initiatives signal a new unprecedented level of access to comprehensive real estate information for buyers and sellers available exclusively at realtor.com®. About realtor.com® Operated by Move, Inc., realtor.com® helps connect people with the content, tools and expertise they need to find their perfect home. As the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®, realtor.com® empowers consumers to make the smartest decisions when it comes to finding a home by leveraging direct connections with more than 800 MLSs to deliver the most accurate and up-to-date listing information in neighborhoods across the country, and by making timely and meaningful connections between consumers and REALTORS®. Whether through desktop, mobile, or tablet versions, realtor.com® is where home happens. About The Corcoran Group The Corcoran Group, a leading residential real estate brokerage company in New York City, operates 40 offices with 2,200 sales associates serving Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Hamptons, the North Fork, Shelter Island, Delray Beach and Palm Beach, Fla. The Corcoran Group is part of NRT LLC, the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage company and a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) that operates Realogy's company-owned real estate brokerage offices. For more information about The Corcoran Group, please visit www.corcoran.com. About Move, Inc. Move, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOVE), the leader in online real estate, operates: realtor.com®, the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®; Move.com, a leading destination for new homes and rental listings, moving, home and garden, and home finance; ListHub™, the leading syndicator of real estate listings; Moving.com™; SeniorHousingNet; SocialBios; Doorsteps®, TigerLead®; and TOP PRODUCER® Systems. Move, Inc. is based in San Jose, Calif.
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  Today we are thrilled to announce a new syndication destination for your listings – the Chase My New Home app! chase my new home Chase My New Home App: Your Listings, Mobile Exposure My New Home is a free home search tool available for iOS and Android devices. Users can search, compare and rate homes based on their own unique criteria. Consumers can also save and share favorite properties with family and friends, then instantly contact the listing agent to schedule a showing. During home tours, users can record notes, photos and videos as well as calculate payments and contact mortgage bankers. Chase is actively promoting their new app across the US. National, regional and local advertising campaigns will be drawing tons of eyeballs to this innovative listing search solution. This is our first syndication partner that doesn't have a search portal on the web... it's solely oriented towards mobile searchers. What a clever way to capture today's smartphone and tablet audience! One other important thing to note about My New Home is that they advocate listing agent transparency. No other agent or broker information is ever associated with your listing. Your listing... your lead! If you want to learn more about the Chase My New Home App, click here or watch the video below: Check out My New Home and let us know what you think. Don't forget to update your syndication settings today! To view the original post, visit the Point2 Agent blog.
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Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Embraces Trulia to Build Relationships With Consumers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Mar 27, 2012 -- Trulia.com, a top site for homebuyers, sellers and renters, today announces a new marketing conjunction with Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate, one of the largest real estate firms in the country, with offices across northern California. "In our work with Trulia, we are building a consortium of agents, brokers and consumers to come together in the best interest of the consumers," said Ed Krafchow, Chairman and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate. "We believe helping the consumer get the information they want is the right thing to do for the consumer. With its reach, Trulia will provide our listings with extensive exposure. For these reasons, I am excited about working with Trulia." Krafchow says the industry is entering a third phase in the real estate business. In the first phase, brokers owned the business, in the second, the agent owned the business, and "in this third phase, I believe consumers will come to own part of the business," he says. Watch the accompanying video to see Krafchow's complete remarks. As part of the agreement, Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate will receive prominent placement and brand exposure for their property listings on Trulia. More than 20 million* home buyers, sellers and renters come to Trulia each month. "Trulia's goal is to bring agents, brokers and consumers together," said Georg Gerstenfeld, VP of Business Services at Trulia. "We are excited to partner with Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate to support their efforts to grow and expand the reach of their listings." * Omniture, February 2012 About Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate Our heritage began with the founding of Mason-McDuffie Real Estate in 1887. In 2010, the company was named the 17th-largest real estate services firm in the nation (RIS Media), and Number One in the San Francisco East Bay (SF Business Times). The company provides comprehensive solutions to home buyers and sellers, and handled 7,790 transactions in 2011, generating $2.94 billion in sales. Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate is independently owned and operated and includes joint ventures with partners Highland Partners in Piedmont and Montclair, Wine Country Group Realtors in the North Bay, and Tri-Valley Realty in Pleasanton-Hopyard and Ruby Hill. The organization is comprised of more than 1,400 sales professionals in 26 offices. For more information, go to www.bhghome.com. About Trulia Inc. Trulia gives home buyers, sellers, owners, and renters the inside scoop on properties, places, and real estate professionals. We have unique info on the areas people want to live that can't be found anywhere else: users can learn about agents, neighborhoods, schools, crime and even ask the local community questions. Real estate professionals use Trulia to connect with millions of transaction-ready buyers and sellers each month via our hyper local advertising services, social recommendations and top-rated mobile apps. Trulia is headquartered in downtown San Francisco and is backed by Accel Partners and Sequoia Capital. Trulia and the Trulia logo are registered trademarks of Trulia, Inc. Media Contact:Ken Shuman415.517.7211
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Syndication Grenade? New Syndication Portal?
Here’s the real deal on Listings 360°insight Advisor. With all of the discussion around syndication and the listing distribution process…and some questions around what we are doing, I wanted to clearly articulate the purpose (and value) of the 360°insight Advisor platform recently licensed by MRED, MRIS and CTMLS. 360°insight Advisor helps MLSs, Brokers and Agents understand, explain and make effective, fact-based business decisions about online listing distribution/syndication by revealing consumer activity, demand and performance information from virtually all websites where listings appear. The online visibility platform tracks listing and performance activity comprehensively: within the MLS system, on the MLS consumer site (as applicable), the Broker website, Agent IDX sites and Publisher websites and presents the data via crisp visuals/infographics within secure, intuitive, on-demand portals for MLSs, Brokers, Agents and even consumers (at Agent discretion). So, as related to syndication and online marketing decisions/investments, 360°insight Advisor provides an unprecedented view of the valuable decision making information enabling a performance based, selective syndication strategy; this a big first step from where our industry stands right now. We’ve been asked by some if we created 360°insight Advisor as a syndication grenade OR if it is a syndication platform; the answer to both is no. We created a decision making product; incredibly valuable in the creation, support and management of a well-executed online listing distribution strategy. Equally as powerful, 360°insight Advisor delivers unprecedented insight into what clients are doing on line… helping Brokers make the most of their online listing exposure while helping Agents move their business forward, faster. The value proposition of 360°insight Advisor is truly full circle, for all stakeholders: For MLSs: Fortifies the position of the MLS as data steward by delivering tangible value…directly from the MLS to Broker and Agent Represents the value that the MLS system and/or the MLS consumer site deliver to the overall online marketing strategy as relation to the whole and independently Provides the MLS with deep insight into how data is being used online across all websites where listings appear Empowers the MLS to make effective, selective based syndication decisions with their Broker members Enables deeper, more thoughtful discussion between the MLS and Broker members For Brokers: Empowers Broker/puts Broker back in control of: selective, performance based syndication decisions online marketing strategies and investments proactive future planning Reveals and promotes the power of the Broker’s online power – independently AND market-wide Helps the Broker understand and articulate online consumer habits, identify emerging trends Enables greater engagement with Agents and consumers within the market Accelerate business results by enabling more effective and precise management of the online marketing plan  – an emphasis on investments and activities that generate ROI For Agents: Empowers the Agent to substantiate pricing and marketing recommendations with sellers armed with social proof – what consumers are really doing online Empowers the agent to understand how like listings perform on line, guiding them to modify and enhance their own online marketing strategies – independently and with consumers Enables valuable and ongoing  dialogue with the client Enhances the Agent’s scope and depth of knowledge, fostering greater credibility and trust with clients Provides informational ammunition to market and price more precisely – accelerating time to close. For Syndicators, Publishers and IDX vendors: Provides a platform for Publishers to demonstrate performance/value clearly and objectively on a level field (with the same performance criteria  being measured/reported across all sites) Cooperation is shown through working together to deliver transparency with MLSs and Brokers… in a previously tenuous environment Cooperation empowers knowledge that leads to a more sustainable model - MLSs, Brokers and Agents to measure performance, value and make sound business decisions - Enables Agents to utilize the information about their listings online in marketing strategy and in the sales process Transparency fosters openness by eliminating suspicion of the unknown Openness and knowledge creates candor and trust – opportunities can emerge organically, mutual value can be explored and perhaps group of players previously in turmoil can co-exist and even profit successfully together. Learn more about Listings 360°insight Advisor here and fire away with any questions.
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HomeFinder.com Partners with CENTURY 21 REAL ESTATE and its Showcase Advantage Listing Program
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Top 10 Zillow Tools for Real Estate Professionals
Guest contributor Sara Bonert: With more than 19 million people visiting the Zillow website and Zillow Mobile applications each month*, this is a huge audience for you to grow your business. Here are my favorite 10 tips to get started. Best of all, they are all FREE. 1. Create a profile. Want links back to your site? Great visibility to millions who visit Zillow every month? It all starts with creating a free account on Zillow. Start by clicking “Register” in the upper right-hand corner of the the site. Be sure to register using the same email address that you use as the contact address on your listings. Check out this video for more information on how and why to activate your account. Rate Your Agent 2. Get Reviews. Agent Ratings and Reviews (see screenshot) are a powerful way to help potential clients understand the high service levels an agent is able to provide. A Zillow Premier Agent with just 5 reviews tends to get about 150% more leads than one with 0 reviews. We offer great tools to help you get more reviews. 3. Zillow Advice. This is a question-and-answer forum that brings home buyers, sellers, owners, rent, landlords, lenders, and other real estate professionals together in a very helpful way. Answering questions helps build your online reputation of being knowledgeable about a particular region or subject matter. You can also subscribe to RSS feeds or get email alerts for any topic and specify your geographic location. 4. Zestimate Accuracy Chart. How many clients have said, “...But Zillow says…?” Equip yourself with the Zestimate Accuracy Chart so you can describe to your clients — using data — how accurate the Zestimate® home valuation is in your specific county. 5. Comment publicly on a Zestimate. As the homeowner or the listing agent, you can leave public comments on a listing on Zillow when the Zestimate is too high, too low, or just right on a particular home. It is yet another marketing opportunity to publicly demonstrate your expertise and explain how the Zestimate relates to the home’s listing price. 6. Local market data: Zillow has data on more than 100 million homes in the U.S. We aggregate all this data and package it up under the Local Info tab. Here you can easily create powerful trend graphs and use the import feature to place this information on your site or blog. Remember — content is king! 7. Zillow Widgets. Want free, relevant, interesting and dynamic real estate data for your website or blog — for free? Then look no further than the Zillow Widget page (see screenshot). We feature many great widgets, such as Most Expensive Local Homes, Local Mortgage Rates, Recently Sold, Agent Review Widgets and more! Zillow iPhone App 8. Zillow Mobile Apps. Download one of our free, popular iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry or Windows Mobile applications. They are all GPS-enabled, meaning that as you are out driving around with clients, you can easily see the estimated values of homes around you. 9. Zillow Profile. Yes, back to this one. Now that you’ve created the account, make sure to fully deck out your profile. This includes adding things like links to your Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts; including a video; adding marketing text; and, of course, uploading a photo. Here is a great example of a complete profile. 10. Zillow Academy. This is a lot, isn’t it? And there is much more! If you want to keep on top of all the ways to use Zillow AND learn about other online marketing techniques, please bookmark www.ZillowAcademy.com. We have awesome classes every week! *Source: Internal tracking by Omniture, March 2011.
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Zillow Acquires Postlets
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Point2 Announces 11 New Listing Syndication Partnerships
San Diego, – April 07, 2011 – Online real estate marketing solution provider Point2 (www.Point2.com) announced today that it has completed the technology implementation and market rollout of its listing syndication and real estate broker and agent product line co-marketing program with 11 additional real estate Multiple Listing Service (MLS) organizations and associations. The new implementations bring the number of syndication partners served by Point2 in North America to nearly 240. The Point2 program, launched more than two years ago, plays an increasingly critical role in the supply and maintenance of timely and accurate real property data on the Web. With the rollout complete, Point2's new partners now power real estate syndication for their entire membership base at their choosing, with full control and choice over syndication destinations and on a listing by listing basis. "We're pleased to see adoption of Point2's syndication program maintain this kind of momentum. It signifies that more MLSs, associations and boards are moving to ensure that property data online is consistent, accurate and available to consumers in a timely manner," said Saul Klein, senior vice president, Point2. Klein added, "Further, automating listing distribution through an MLS feed, at no cost, circumvents an onerous manual process for many brokers and agents, and eliminates unnecessary duplication of effort and time. It's a great value-add and a must-have marketing service for real estate professionals today." Point2's new partners include: Grand/San Juan Association of REALTORS® MLS (Utah) - http://utahrealtors.com Rock Green REALTORS® Association (Wisconsin) - http://rockgreenrealtors.com Fremont County Board of REALTORS® (Wyoming) Chipola Area Board of REALTORS® (Florida ) - http://chipolaareaboardofrealtors.com Northern Black Hills Association of REALTORS® (South Dakota) - http://nbhrealtor.com Southern Black Hills Association of REALTORS® (South Dakota) - http://nbhrealtor.com Grant Pass Association of REALTORS® (Oregon) - http://www.gpar.net Hemet San Jacinto Board of REALTORS® (California) - http://www.hsjaor.org Rancho Southeast Association of REALTORS® (California) - http://rsaor.com Midwest Missouri Board of REALTORS® (Missouri) - http://missourirealtor.org Down River Association of REALTORS® MLS (Michigan) - http://www.drar.com Under the plan, Point2 MLS and Association partners will also co-market Point2's subscription- based Point2 Agent real estate lead management, online marketing and website solution to their members. Point2 's listing syndication network spans more than 60 high traffic real estate consumer portals, search engines, auction and classified websites. For more information about Point2's solution for MLSs, associations and boards, please visit www.listingsyndication.com. About Point2 Point2 (www.Point2.com), a Yardi Systems Inc. (www.Yardi.com) brand, provides inventory management and online marketing software solutions to the real estate and heavy equipment industries across 120 countries.  
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Point2 and Proxio Sign Global Marketing Agreement
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