Seattle, WA; Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) June 10, 2008
HomeSavvi, a new online community for homeowners planning a home improvement project, and SecondSpace, Inc., the leading online marketplace exclusively focused on second homes and recreational retreats, today announced a partnership to jointly promote their sites to consumers looking to buy, build or remodel a second home in the Pacific Northwest. The two companies have introduced a co-branded version of SecondSpace's flagship ResortScape.com web site, creating a seamless online experience for buyers interested in finding second homes as well as project management tools and resources designed to assist in the second home design and remodeling process.
"With one third of all second homes situated over 500 miles from an owner's primary residence, the search for remodeling professionals can be a time-consuming experience--which is where the Internet comes in," said Villette Nolon, CEO of HomeSavvi. "By partnering with SecondSpace and their ResortScape.com site, we are opening up an entirely new online community that connects second home buyers and owners with trade professionals in rural and resort communities across the Pacific Northwest."
The new co-branded web site--now available at HomeSavvi.ResortScape.com--is powered by SecondSpace's highly scalable semantic web platform and an intelligent listings switch which sorts over 1.5 million property listings to determine those that uniquely match the "second home" lifestyle. By integrating HomeSavvi's web-based social networking capabilities and project management tools into the ResortScape.com site, HomeSavvi gains access to an entirely new stream of organic search engine traffic as well as a new content category for their growing base of visitors to the HomeSavvi.com web site.
"HomeSavvi is a great resource for the most popular remodeling jobs, such as kitchen and bathroom remodeling, additions, window and door replacement, exterior siding, decks and roofing," said Gary Cowan, Director of Product Marketing for SecondSpace. "Now, by integrating ResortScape.com with HomeSavvi's online network and remodeling tools, we are bringing an entirely new set of services to second home owners as well as those looking to remodel a vacation property in their dream location."
Second home developers and REALTORS® who wish to market their properties and services on the new HomeSavvi.ResortScape.com "Vacation Homes for Sale" web site can contact Sales@ResortScape.com for details and pricing information.
About HomeSavvi (http://www.homesavvi.com)
HomeSavvi is a social network of homeowners, architects, contractors, interior designers and retailers. HomeSavvi offers online solutions for homeowners seeking expert advice, local resources and professional assistance with home improvement and remodel projects. HomeSavvi features a comprehensive remodeling resource directory, informative articles from trusted professionals, a forum where homeowners can meet local professionals and view their projects and the latest news about eco-friendly building products and energy efficient initiatives. The company's banner advertising programs and email sponsorship opportunities help specialty product retailers and home improvement professionals showcase products and services and connect with consumers. HomeSavvi is a member of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBA), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Cabinet Makers Association (NCMA). Earlier this year, HomeSavvi was featured in a podcast at the 2008 Seattle Home Show.
SecondSpace, Inc. (http://www.SecondSpace.com) is an online services company operating a network of highly immersive Web sites that enable people to make the most of the "second home" lifestyle. The company's sites include ResortScape.com (http://www.ResortScape.com), LandWatch.com (http://www.LandWatch.com), and a fast-growing network of international and co-branded sites that connect out-of-region buyers with knowledgeable professionals who have a local presence in thousands of rural and resort communities across the Americas and around the world. SecondSpace's sites are powered by the company's innovative, patent-pending Lifestyle Search & Discovery™ platform. The company is headquartered in Bellevue, WA, USA and led by a team of internet veterans with backgrounds from Amazon.com, American Express, Classmates.com, IMDb, Microsoft, VeriSign, Trendwest and other leading companies.
For all media related inquiries, please contact Minou Nguyen, at (206) 779-4559 or minou(at)illuminatepr.com or Steve Stratz, (206) 300-9134 or steve(at)illuminatepr.com, both of Illuminate Public Relations for SecondSpace, Inc.