Santa Barbara, CA, April 4, 2013 ---- RealtyStore, the largest provider of foreclosure listings and discount property data nationwide, announced a new partnership with HomeFinder.com (www.homefinder.com), a leading online real estate marketplace and provider of digital marketing solutions for real estate agents. The strategic relationship brings greatly expanded resources for consumers seeking extraordinary home buying opportunities.
“We’re proud to add HomeFinder.com, a complementary top tier Real Estate listings marketplace, to our partnership roster.” - Tim Chin, CEO of RealtyStore.com
HomeFinder.com bridges homebuyers to real estate agents and provides agents with innovative ways to connect with the three million monthly home buyers and sellers who visit the site to access more than four million national real estate listings.
Since 2005, RealtyStore.com has focused on accumulating and providing the most comprehensive selection of foreclosed, distressed and bargain real estate listings nationwide, and has grown to become the most visited foreclosure listings website, welcoming over 2 million motivated home buyers to its site per month.
With the partnership, RealtyStore.com’s online listings can benefit from the reach of HomeFinder.com’s affiliate network of 375 online newspaper partners and its 3.4 million monthly home buying, selling and renting site visitors. Homebuyers visit HomeFinder.com to experience an easy to navigate and intuitive digital home search experience. This new partnership brings these homebuyers additional resources to find an affordable home on a local or national level.
“In partnering with RealtyStore.com, we are excited to provide our online audience with access to thousands more properties in their local markets, as well as on a national level, said Doug Breaker, president and CEO of HomeFinder.com. “RealtyStore.com’s reputation for excellent customer service, site usability and an all-encompassing database of affordable home listings is an excellent value-add to our consumer audience.”
Tim Chin, CEO of RealtyStore.com said, “We’re proud to add HomeFinder.com, a complementary top tier Real Estate listings marketplace, to our partnership roster. RealtyStore has the best of breed foreclosure listings coverage available for consumers, plus the infrastructure necessary to create a win-win platform for our business partners who are interested in promoting the broadest cross section of real estate listings nationwide.”
The continued visitor growth to RealtyStore.com supports strong ongoing consumer interest in foreclosed property. While the housing market is showing some signs of recovery, an existing, deep backlog of distressed shadow inventory remains in pre-market status. As inventory tightens, these pre-market foreclosed properties are expected to enter the market and offer additional buying opportunities to consumers and investors.
Founded in 2005, RealtyStore, a division of Nations Info Corporation, is the leading provider of foreclosure listings and discount property data nationwide. RealtyStore's mission is to empower its customers with the tools, education and analysis required to identify and potentially maximize profits with undervalued real estate. Collected from hundreds of public and private sources, RealtyStore's proprietary database includes over 1 million listings including pre foreclosures, foreclosures, short sales, tax defaults and rent to own or owner financed listings. As the foreclosure listings industry leader, RealtyStore.com is the nation’s most visited foreclosure website and powers the foreclosure listings sections for top real estate sites, including HomeFinder.com, Homes.com, Rentals.com, HomeGain.com, Owners.com and others.
HomeFinder.com is a leading online real estate search site and provider of strategic digital marketing solutions. 3.4 million visitors each month gain access to almost 4 million online real estate listings. The 20,000 real estate agents that comprise the HomeFinder.com advertising network utilize a unique suite of product offerings; including a patent pending Single Property Website. Through a national affiliate network of 375 online newspaper partners, HomeFinder.com is the only real estate search site to also provide relevant listing content to homebuyers through local online newspaper portals.
HomeFinder.com is owned jointly by three leading media companies, Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Co. (NYSE: MNI) and Tribune Co., and is an affiliated company of Classified Ventures, LLC, which owns and operates three leading online businesses: Apartments.com, Cars.com and HomeGain.com