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Homebuyers Can Now Find the Most Comprehensive Home Listings for Las Vegas, Austin and Nashville on Roost.Com

July 14, 2008

Roost (www.roost.com), the most comprehensive search engine for homes, today announced the addition of comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date information on homes for sale in the greater Las Vegas, Austin and Nashville areas.

“The Internet is an amazing resource for homebuyers — unfortunately, the information available on many real estate listing sites is incomplete. Often, you have to go to multiple sites to get the complete picture for a particular market,” said Alex Chang, CEO of Roost. “This means that you may miss out on the perfect home, or lose out on the best bargains because you’re only seeing a subset of available properties. Our mission at Roost is to provide the most comprehensive and current listings for the markets we serve. I encourage anyone looking to buy a home in the 26 markets across the U.S. that we currently cover to give Roost a try.”

Roost partners with the local Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) and local brokers to provide a search engine that provides consumers access to all publicly available homes for sale data via a network of individual broker sites accessed via the Roost search engine. By doing this, Roost ensures consumers receive a single, consistent experience for searching comprehensive property listings. Roost also provides homebuyers with access to For-Sale-by-Owner listings and New Construction listings, ensuring a comprehensive experience.

Roost currently has approximately 25,000 listings in Las Vegas, approximately 20,000 listings in Austin, and approximately 40,000 listings in Nashville.

In addition to offering an intuitive and comprehensive consumer experience, Roost also offers an innovative online marketing vehicle for brokers and REALTORS(R). It provides individual IDX (Internet Data Exchange) sites as part of its platform, which use MLS listings in compliance with local policies to attract and qualify self-selected, relevant buyers and sellers to local REALTOR(R)’s sites. In fact, a recent internal company study revealed that Roost traffic included 88% more new visitors to broker sites versus any other referral source. In addition, visitors referred from Roost spent twice as much time on site and nearly three times as much time on each listing page.

Roost.com has no setup fees and no commitment term for brokers. Brokers simply pay for the traffic when they want it. Brokers interested in learning more about Roost can contact Matthew Cullen, Vice President of Business Development at (415) 250-7087 or email sales@roost.com. Roost has formed partnerships with many MLS boards throughout the country bringing a comprehensive home search experience to homebuyers in over 12,000 cities — with nearly 1.5 million listings updated multiple times each day.

About Roost

Roost is an innovative online real estate platform that combines a network of individual real estate broker Web sites with a comprehensive search engine. Roost offers new search technology, an intuitive, visual interface and the most comprehensive property listings to help users find a home for sale and find it fast. The company works collaboratively with Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) and real estate brokers in each region to provide up-to-date, accurate data. Roost.com currently lists homes for sale in thousands of other cities across the nation including; Atlanta; Austin; Baltimore; Boise; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Fort Worth; Houston; Las Vegas; Miami; Minneapolis; Nashville; Orange County; Orlando; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Portland; Sacramento; San Diego; St. Paul; Tampa; Silicon Valley; St. Louis; and Washington D.C. areas, ensuring the results for each local search are complete. Founded in 2007, Roost.com is based in San Francisco, Calif. To start your home search, visit http://www.roost.com. Keep your eye on Roost.




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