Los Angeles (PRWEB) October 31, 2008
Consumers searching for real estate in Southeast Florida have a competitive advantage when negotiating for properties found on Realtor.com, the #1 homes-for-sale-site. Updated information on property listings is fed to Realtor.com by the REALTOR® Associations in Southeast Florida every 15-minutes, delivering the freshest and most up-to-date information to home buyers searching online for real estate.
"We know nothing's more frustrating than researching properties online and finding you're basing a decision on old or out-of-date information," says Realtor.com President, Errol Samuelson. "Through our 15-minute MLS data update program, consumers searching on Realtor.com for properties in Southeast Florida now have instant access to comprehensive information in as close to real time as possible. This means a seller's home will be visible to potential buyers faster and buyers will be able to find new homes or take advantage of price changes faster."
The Southeast Florida Realtor Associations participating in the program to feed listing updates to Realtor.com every 15 minutes include the Northwestern Dade Association of REALTORS, REALTOR Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale, REALTOR Association of Greater Miami and the Beach, South Broward Board of REALTORS, and the REALTOR Association of Miami-Dade County. About half of the 4.5 million+ property listings on Realtor.com are currently updated four times an hour. The average listing on Realtor.com is refreshed at least 13 times a day.
"It's vital that home buyers, sellers and Realtors have access to the most up-to-date information available in order to negotiate through today's extremely challenging real estate market," said Jack H. Levine, President of REALTOR® Association of Miami-Dade County. "We're excited to work with Realtor.com to update home listings every 15-minutes. Delivering this kind of currency and transparency to consumers and then putting them in direct contact with local Realtors is an important step toward transforming the real estate market for the benefit of all parties involved."
To stay on top of the market, home buyers searching in Southeast Florida on Realtor.com can opt-in to receive emails or RSS feeds that deliver immediate updates when a property matching a buyer's saved search criteria is listed, as well as when price adjustments or new photos are added to a listing of interest. Later this year, Realtor.com will begin time stamping every listing so consumers know exactly when the listing was last updated.
Samuelson adds, "While some national real estate sites show listings on their sites, only Realtor.com delivers the most property listings in Southeast Florida that are also updated every 15-minutes. Combined with the full array of tools, resources and connections to local Realtors®, we're confident consumers searching for properties in this area on Realtor.com will be better prepared and hopefully more successful in finding the home of their dreams."
REALTOR.com®, where the world shops for real estate online, is operated by Move, Inc., (NASDAQ: MOVE) and is the official Web site of the National Association of REALTORS®. Ranked as the #1 homes-for-sale site, REALTOR.com® currently offers potential home buyers access to over four million property listings, as well as the most brokers and agents. It also provides REALTORS® and the home sellers they represent with the Internet's largest real estate marketplace, reaching more than 4.9 million consumers in September 2008(1). Agents and companies have the power to customize REALTOR.com® resources to maximize their brand and productivity.
REALTOR® and REALTOR.com® are registered trademarks of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark, which identifies a real estate professional who is a Member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. All other trademarks appearing above are the property of Move, Inc., or of their other respective owners. For more information: http://www.realtor.com.
ABOUT MOVE, INC.
Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE) is the leader in online real estate with 7.1 million(1) monthly visitors to its online network of websites in September 2008. Move, Inc. operates: Move.com®, a leading destination for information on new homes and rental listings, moving, home and garden and home finance; REALTOR.com®, the official Web site of the National Association of REALTORS®; Welcome Wagon®; Moving.com; SeniorHousingNet™; and TOP PRODUCER® Systems. Move, Inc. is based in Westlake Village, California, and employs more than 1600 individuals throughout North America. For more information: http://www.move.com.
(1) comScore Media Metrix, September 2008
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