New Real Estate Web Site Launched for Florida's Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast

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New "public MLS" Web site, http://www.HomeToFlorida.com, provides consumers with comprehensive area property listings

A new Web site designed to help consumers find homes in Florida's Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast region has been launched by Regional MLS of Florida (RMLS). HomeToFlorida.com is the official Web site of REALTORS® in Florida's Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast. The site currently has more than 40,000 local real estate listings, as well as agent profiles to help buyers and sellers find qualified real estate professionals. The HomeToFlorida Web site was created for RMLS by eNeighborhoods, LLC, a division of Dominion Enterprises, based in Boca Raton, FL.

In the past, there has been some debate in the real estate industry over making multiple listing service data available directly to the public, but recent research has shown that public MLS Web sites are gaining favor with both consumers and real estate professionals. The listings are updated directly from the MLS to the HomeToFlorida Web site six times each day. Consumers appreciate the ability to research local homes and learn more about local REALTORS® before choosing the agent they want to work with.

"It's always great to be involved in a project that benefits both consumers and real estate industry professionals," said Andy Woolley, vice president, enterprise services at eNeighborhoods. "Buyers and sellers will have a valuable resource to search properties and find qualified real estate professionals. The more than 13,000 REALTORS in the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast region also get a valuable business-building tool and more visibility for their property listings. There are now several public MLS sites around the nation and homebuyers seem to appreciate the convenience of a targeted search for local properties."

"Our goal is to ensure that Regional MLS members have the best real estate marketing technology available," said Patty Connor, CEO of Regional MLS. "The Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast region has some of the finest properties in the world. There is no place like this area, so it's fitting that we have our own unique destination on the Web for local buyers, sellers and REALTORs®."

HomeToFlorida.com is the first implementation of MLSPortal™, a new service introduced by eNeighborhoods. MLSPortal was created using the same technology platform currently powering the listing and lead management system for remax.com.

About eNeighborhoods
eNeighborhoods®, a division of Dominion Enterprises, is the nation's premier compiler of real estate related home and neighborhood information, providing the real estate and marketing services industries with a comprehensive set of marketing and analytical tools. In 2002, eNeighborhoods became a partner in the National Association of REALTORS®' REALTOR Benefits® Program. The company provides MLS data sharing and marketing tools to top MLS organizations in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The company maintains strategic alliances with major real estate franchisers, including CENTURY 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, EXIT Realty, GMAC, Keller Williams, Prudential, Realty Executives and RE/MAX International as well as many of the major independent brokerages. eNeighborhoods is the proud founding sponsor of NAR's Good Neighbor Awards which educates, encourages and rewards outstanding community service by real estate professionals throughout the country. For more information on the company, visit http://www.eneighborhoods.com.

About Dominion Enterprises
Dominion Enterprises, a division of Landmark Communications, is a leading marketing services company serving the automotive, real estate, apartment, recruitment and marine markets. The company operates a variety of businesses that offer Internet marketing, Web site design and hosting, lead generation, CRM, and data capture and distribution services. The company has more than 40 market-leading Web sites reaching more than 12.5 million unique monthly visitors, and more than 500 magazines with a weekly circulation of over 5 million. Headquartered in Norfolk, Va., the company has nearly 6,000 employees nationwide and annualized revenue of more than $946 million. For more information, visit http://www.DominionEnterprises.com.

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