San Diego (PRWEB) January 19, 2010
House hunters using ZipRealty (NASDAQ: ZIPR) to search for homes can also get local, real time estimates of all closing costs involved in buying any property they find on the ZipRealty site thanks to a new partnership between ZipRealty and Closing.com, the most comprehensive source of real estate closing services on the Web.
Consumers in the 36 major U.S. markets and 22 states that ZipRealty serves will be able to access live rates from Closing.com’s national database of more than 125,000 real estate and closing service vendors in 11 categories, including title insurance, home inspections, pest inspections, appraisals, notary and home warranty services, and shop for the vendors they want to work with. Closing.com estimates incorporate data for property taxes, transfer taxes and recording fees for each transaction, customized by location and transaction type.
Every month, real estate closing service providers listed on Closing.com will reach millions of consumers who use ZipRealty to find a home. Closing.com’s vendors will be accessed directly by ZipRealty’s thousands of certified ZipAgents, who are Realtors® representing active buyers and sellers.
“ZipRealty is a pioneer in providing home sellers and buyers with innovative real estate solutions. By using the efficiencies of the Internet, they have streamlined the real estate process and are able to pass significant savings on to clients. With the addition of Closing.com, consumers will benefit from a site that takes them from property search to agent search to the closing process quickly and transparently. Best of all, the combination of ZipRealty and Closing.com will help buyers and sellers save money,” said Julie Han, ClosingCorp’s VP, Business Development.
“Our clients rely on ZipRealty.com for home listing and financial transparency so they can make the best home buying decision possible with the largest transaction they’ll likely make in their lifetime,” said ZipRealty President and CEO, Patrick Lashinsky. “This partnership with Closing.com will help our clients understand all costs involved in a home purchase so they can budget appropriately, especially first-time buyers who are looking to take advantage of the tax credit extension that expires this spring.”
ClosingCorp, an independent real estate information services company based in La Jolla, Calif., owns and operates Closing.com™, the most comprehensive source for real estate closing services on the Web. The site empowers consumers and real estate professionals to shop, compare and evaluate real estate closing services in their area. Visitors to Closing.com can estimate their closing costs, learn more about a real estate provider's products, services and rates and make inquiries online. The company does not own, sponsor or endorse any company that is listed on http://www.Closing.com.
About ZIP Realty
ZipRealty is a full-service residential real estate brokerage firm. The company utilizes its user-friendly Web site and employee real estate agents to provide home buyers and sellers with high-quality service and value. ZipRealty's Web site provides users with access to comprehensive local Multiple Listing iServices’ home listings data, as well as other relevant market and neighborhood information. The company's proprietary business management system and technology platform help to reduce costs, allowing the Company to pass on significant savings to consumers. Founded in 1999, the company operates in 36 major markets in 22 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit http://www.ziprealty.com.