October 30, 2008
Classified Ventures Announces Homescape(R) and HomeGain(R) to Exhibit at 2008 National Association of REALTORS(R) Conference and Expo
CHICAGO, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago-based Classified Ventures, LLC, a strategic joint venture owned by five major media companies, is pleased to announce that Homescape (http://www.homescape.com/) and HomeGain (http://www.homegain.com/) will be exhibiting at the 2008 National Association of REALTORS(R) (NAR) Conference and Expo November 7-10 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. This marks Homescape's third time exhibiting, and HomeGain's fifth successive return to the show.
"In today's challenging market, Homescape and HomeGain are more committed than ever to providing our customers and consumers with a comprehensive set of online marketing tools that effectively drive traffic and leads back to the real estate professional and the listings," said Tim Fagan, President of Classified Ventures Real Estate. "We are excited to showcase our trusted array of online marketing solutions and new products for real estate agents and brokers this year at the NAR Conference and Expo.Both Homescape and HomeGain will showcase the new features and capabilities of their Web sites at the show. Homescape http://www.homescape.com/), the leading online provider of local, comprehensive real estate property listings and rich content, will debut its newly launched Green Initiative that identifies and marks listings with green features, our Green Buying Guide for consumers, the Foreclosure Guide for consumers, and mobile text lead service for agents and brokers. Since the last time Homescape exhibited, they have added a consumer-focused blog, Opening Doors, redesigned their national home page and added enhanced mapping capabilities with Google Street View.
HomeGain (http://www.homegain.com/), a leading provider of online marketing solutions that connect real estate agents and brokers with home buyers and sellers, will feature their recently launched AgentView product. AgentView is an exclusive marketing system for real estate agents to showcase their business assets to consumers, giving agents online exposure of their photo, contact information, professional bio, website, home listings, and agent blog. HomeGain's orange gorilla, Max, will make his second annual appearance at the booth. Visitors will also have a chance to meet one-on-one with special guests, Mitch Ribak, Broker/Owner of Tropical Realty, and Joseph Ferrara, Real Estate Broker and Publisher of Sellsius Real Estate Blog, during its "Meet the Experts" sessions on Saturday and Sunday.
Homescape, booth #3331, and HomeGain, booth #3231, will each offer giveaways and prizes, including cash prizes and stuffed animals, at the Expo.
The 2008 NAR Conference and Expo will feature thousands of product and service innovations, expose show attendees to new ideas and productivity tools designed to save time and teach REALTORs(R) more efficient ways to work and make more money in today's challenging market by more than 500 exhibitors.
HomeGain(R) is a leading provider of online marketing solutions that connect real estate agents and brokers with home buyers and sellers. HomeGain offers free services to find and compare real estate agents, research home values, and view homes for sale. Realtors use HomeGain's real estate marketing programs to connect to consumers, promote their services and grow their business. A subsidiary of Classified Ventures, HomeGain receives an average of over five million website visits per month. HomeGain is your real estate connection. For more information, visit http://www.homegain.com/.
Homescape provides local, comprehensive property listings and rich content to consumers nationwide, while delivering a suite of advertising solutions that offer choice and results to meet the individual needs of real estate agents, brokers, builders and private party advertisers. Homescape also serves a network of 140 local online newspaper Web sites nationwide. Our network includes The Arizona Republic (http://www.azcentral.com/), Chicago Tribune (http://www.chicagotribune.com/), The Dallas Morning News (http://www.dallasnews.com/), The Miami Herald (http://www.miamiherald.com/) and The Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/). For more information, visit http://www.homescape.com/.
About Classified Ventures, LLC
Classified Ventures is a strategic joint venture among five media companies, including Belo Corp. , Gannett Co. Inc. , The McClatchy Co. , Tribune Co. and The Washington Post Co. , whose objectives are to collectively capitalize on the revenue growth in the online advertising categories of automotive, real estate and rentals. To execute on its objectives, Classified Ventures has four leading businesses -- Apartments.com, Cars.com, HomeGain and Homescape. Visit http://www.classifiedventures.com/.
Classified Ventures, LLC
CONTACT: Shannon Swierczek of Homescape, +1-312-601-5720,[email protected]
Web site: http://www.classifiedventures.com/