Leading real estate websites promote, hire technology, SEO executives
Norfolk, VA (May 14, 2014) –Leading real estate companies, For Rent Media Solutions™ (FRMS) and Homes.com® have announced two notable executive shifts with the promotion of Mike Bozeman to vice president of information technology and the appointment of Grant Simmons as vice president of search solutions. The changes are directly in line with organizational goals that will continue the aggressive pursuit and development of innovative technology solutions and SEO strategies to benefit clients, for which both Bozeman and Simmons will play an integral role moving forward.
“These shifts mark a significant time for both companies, as we continue to find synergies within our real estate brands. The Homes.com and For Rent Media Solutions teams are working closely to ensure best practices and strategic directions are aligned,” said Terry Slattery, president of For Rent Media Solutions and Homes.com. “These changes will ensure Homes.com and For Rent Media Solutions are providing improved consumer experiences and driving more leads to customers.”
As vice president of information technology for For Rent Media Solutions and Homes.com, Mike Bozeman will be directly responsible for all aspects of product development and data processing for both brands and will work closely with both teams to continue building on success. During his time as vice president of For Rent Media Solutions, Bozeman led the brand to successful development of several mobile products, university-segmented search options and a complete ForRent.com website redesign.
Grant Simmons joins both teams from The Search Agency in Los Angeles, California where he was the senior director of SEO, serving industry-leading organizations such as Fox Sports, Walt Disney and Yell.com. In his 20 year marketing career, Grant has worked with companies including Paramount Studios, M&M/Mars and UPS. Simmons will be responsible for search strategies for both ForRent.com and Homes.com where he will oversee tactics and leverage opportunities to continue building both brands’ exposure and success, assisting with organic rankings to increase exposure of clients’ listings. Simmons will play a key role in navigating the complexities of the search engine optimization landscape to leverage synergies between the two brands. Sharing his SEO expertise, Simmons spoke at London’s Search Marketing Expo on May 13th, covering the search ranking factors that are influencing results, what’s on the rise, what’s on the decline, and what still works in SEO.
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. Over 10 million consumers visit Homes.com each month to search nearly 4 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 For Rent Media Solutions™
Founded in 1982 as For Rent Magazine®, For Rent Media Solutions™ is headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, and provides property managers and owners with diverse marketing and advertising products, services and education. These products are easy to use, easy to understand, and designed with renters in mind. For apartment shoppers, For Rent Media Solutions provides robust community listings in a multitude of media, including print, social, online, mobile, video and an extensive distribution network. For Rent Media Solutions publishes 80 magazines covering more than 80 markets nationwide, including AFTER55.com™ A Senior Housing and Care Resource, ForRent.com® Magazine and ForRent.com en Español Revista De Apartamentos. For Rent Media Solutions operates five websites: ForRent.com, AFTER55.com™, CorporateHousing.com®, ForRent.com en Español and ForRentUniversity.com™. Additionally, ForRent.com listings receive exclusive distribution to Homes.com® Rentals. Visit ForRent.com for more information, or visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn.