Leading real estate site increases quality and accuracy of data through industry-wide standards organization
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.
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.
Home values increased 12 percent over past two years for top 300 markets
NORFOLK, Va. (October 27, 2014) – Homes.com®, leading online real estate destination, has released its August Local Market Index, a price performance summary of repeat sales in the top 100 markets, and the companion Midsize Markets Report for defined areas ranked 101-300. Among the nation’s top 100 largest markets, 76 markets increased their three-month average index point change, eight fewer than the prior month. Reviewing the midsize Midsize markets, 141 markets reported an increase over a three-month average, down 25 from the previous month. Of the combined top 100 markets and 200 midsize marketsMidsize Markets, 108 markets, or 36 percent, have achieved full pricing recovery, decreasing by one market from the July reports. Analyzing year-over-year gains, both the top 100 and midsize markets are showing signs of stabilizing, with average home equity gains at 4.57 percent for the year, compared to 7.4 percent in August 2013.
Leading real estate site launches refreshed, improved consumer mobile app
Norfolk, Va. – (October 23, 2014) - Homes.com® has re-launched its Homes, Apartments, and Real Estate search app with version 7.0 for iOS in the iTunes Store and for Android in the Google Play Store. Completely overhauled and featuring new tools and resources, the app utilizes Homes.com mobile technology with advanced features for consumer ease-of-use. Redesigned with a modern look and improved speed and functionality, the new application introduces easier navigation, an innovative commute time feature and more options for sorting and filtering homes. A leader in consumer real estate search solutions and technology, Homes.com continues to prove itself the frontrunner in providing innovative tools and resources for consumers across the country.
Partnership gives new home builders greater access to qualified home shoppers
Norfolk, Virginia (October 16, 2014) – Homes.com®, leading online real estate resource and top provider of real estate marketing solutions, has announced its newest partnership in listing data. New Home Feed, a leading marketing tool for home builders to distribute and manage new home listings, will add its high-quality new home listings to Homes.com. This will provide a positive user experience for consumers and give builders access to the more than 12 million active home shoppers who come to the Homes.com website each month.
Partnerships add rental listings to leading real estate site and increase traffic and leads for property managers
Norfolk, Va. (October 15, 2014) – Homes.com®, leading online real estate destination, has announced its partnership with four new rental property management companies — Free Rental Site, Rentec Direct, Real Property Management and ShowMojo. These partnerships will add more than 168,000 single-family rental listings, growing Homes.com’s single-family database by over 30 percent and providing more choices for consumers looking for their next rental home.