RealEstate.com Unveils New Website Featuring ‘Town Square (SM)’ – a Community Social Network Connecting Homebuyers, Sellers and Real Estate Professionals

June 10, 2009

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 10 /PRNewswire/ – Today RealEstate.com rolls out its all-new website, offering even faster, easier access to nearly three million homes for sale, as well as current home values, local resources and advice for homebuyers and sellers. At the heart of the website is Town Square(SM), a real estate social network that creates an open dialogue between homebuyers, sellers and real estate professionals through blogs, forums, wikis, groups and more.

Driven by consumer feedback, the all-new RealEstate.com offers more direct access to the information homebuyers and sellers want, whether they are searching for a home or looking for advice. This includes a tighter integration between the website’s search feature and hundreds of useful tips, tools, community guides and other information. Simply enter a phrase like “moving” and get a checklist on “choosing the right moving company,” an article about “how to avoid moving scams” and more. As always, the website is seamlessly connected with RealEstate.com, REALTORS(R), the company’s full-service real estate brokerage, and its broker partners – so consumers can also get immediate live feedback from real-world professionals on specific listings.

Accessible at http://ts.realestate.com or via the RealEstate.com home page, Town Square(SM) brings the worlds of online and in-person real estate together in an interactive social community. By visiting Town Square(SM), consumers can access expert insight from agents, share their experiences, learn about emerging real estate trends and search an A-to-Z encyclopedia about all-things-real estate. For real estate professionals, Town Square(SM) offers an opportunity to connect with interested homebuyers and sellers, network with other agents, share tips and best practices and blog about the latest real estate news and happenings in their area.

“Our mission has always been to immerse consumers in the data they need to make smart, well-informed real estate decisions, while also delivering expert guidance and personal support through our local brokers and agents,” said Rick Finch, Vice President of Marketing, Product, and Operations. “The combination of our website, brokerage network and now Town Square(SM) offers a complete suite of resources for consumers to do this, creating a content-rich, highly intuitive experience for their individual buying and selling needs.”

About RealEstate.com

RealEstate.com gives consumers a better way to buy and sell homes through a comprehensive suite of real estate services, tools and helpful advice. The site provides access to nearly 3 million homes for sale, 97 million home values and a unique deep-dive view into more than 22,000 cities reaching every metropolitan area in the U.S. RealEstate.com also features Town Square(SM), an online community designed to facilitate an open dialogue between homebuyers, sellers, brokers, and local real estate professionals.

The company also operates five distinct business lines consisting of RealEstate.com, REALTORS(R), an Internet-enabled real estate brokerage that operates in 20 markets with more than 1,300 sales agents; a Broker Network, a strategic lead generation program for real estate brokers that provides them with incremental, targeted, and high-quality leads; iNest, a lead generator that specializes in newly-constructed homes and offers consumers an exclusive cash bonus program; Domania, a provider of innovative customer acquisition and retention products for banks, mortgage lenders and REALTORS(R); and also, a network of geo-targeted advertising opportunities throughout the RealEstate.com portal.

RealEstate.com is a division of LendingTree, LLC, a Tree.com, Inc. company (Nasdaq: TREE).

REALTOR(R) — A registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS(R) and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.

    Jesson Burnam
    Resound Marketing
    609-279-0050 x104

SOURCE RealEstate.com

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