Join Homes.com Execs at Real Estate Connect in San Francisco!

Homes.com is excited to be back in San Francisco for one of the biggest events in the real estate industry, Real Estate Connect San Francisco 2013! If you’re looking for the latest trends, technologies, and business practices that shape the industry, then the City by the Bay is the place to be on July 10 and 11th! Providing real estate professionals with a remarkable opportunity to network and learn from the industry’s top influence, Real Estate Connect is always ahead of the curve and this year is no exception! The Homes.com Senior Management team will be participating in four panel discussions at this year’s event, providing their expertise to real estate professionals in the following sessions:

Homes.com Executive Team Speaking at Real Estate Connect 2013

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Homes.com Launches Home Values Channel

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New tools provide property value information and connect consumers with real estate professionals

NORFOLK, Va., May 23, 2011Homes.com, anchor website for Homes Media Solutions and a division of Dominion Enterprises, announced today the launch of its new Home Values channel. Designed to serve as the first step for consumers seeking more information about a home’s market value, the channel’s innovative tools provide a wealth of property information to help educate consumers on local market conditions.

Home Values gives users highly accurate estimates of property values based on a proprietary, automated valuation model from SmartZip Analytics, Inc. It has valuable information about the property, including estimated value over time, last sold date and price, and a mortgage estimate. Home Values also delivers information on nearby homes for sale and recently sold properties.

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Dominion Enterprises Launches Homes Media Solutions

Synergistic approach for Dominion’s real estate brands will provide innovative products and services for real estate professionals, consumers

Homes.comNorfolk, Va., May 8, 2011Dominion Enterprises announced today that it will unify its real estate brands and businesses, including its flagship brand, Homes.com, into a new division called Homes Media Solutions.

In addition to Homes.com, Homes Media Solutions will include the other Dominion real estate media and technology brands, specializing in marketing and data solutions for real estate professionals. These include Advanced Access, AgentAdvantage, eNeighborhoods and NUMBER1EXPERT®.

Leading the new Homes Media Solutions business unit are two seasoned Dominion executives. Andy Woolley, vice president of eNeighborhoods, LLC, will assume the role of vice president of Homes Media Solutions, overseeing the Advanced Access, AgentAdvantage, eNeighborhoods and NUMBER1EXPERT® product lines. Jason Doyle, vice president of Homes.com, will continue to oversee the growth of Homes.com, the nation’s premier real estate search site, visited by over 6 million consumers monthly. Woolley and Doyle will report to Brock MacLean, executive vice president of Homes Media Solutions. Continue reading

Homes.com Announces Mortgage Calculator App

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Application helps consumers navigate tough financial decisions

NORFOLK, Va., May 5, 2011Homes.com, a division of Dominion Enterprises, announced today the release of its new Mortgage Calculator Application for the iPhone. The Mortgage Calculator app joins Homes.com’s already extensive mobile suite, which includes home search applications for iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Phone 7 and Android users, as well as a mobile website, making Homes.com the first real estate portal to reach consumers on all major mobile platforms.

Homes.com’s Mortgage Calculator app offers a variety of tools to help home buyers and renters searching for their next home. The “Buy or Rent” tool, which calculates the home searcher’s best financial option based on factors like monthly expenses, local market conditions and taxes, is the first of its kind offered in a mobile app designed by a real estate search site.

Other tools on the app include:

  • A debt-to-income calculator that offers feedback on whether now is a good time to buy based on the consumer’s financial circumstances
  • A monthly payment calculator
  • A refinance calculator

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Homes.com Enters Into Major Advertising Partnership with Century 21

Agreement leverages Homes.com’s status as #1 upstream traffic source to century21.com

NORFOLK, Va., (April 19, 2011) – Homes.com, a division of Dominion Enterprises, announced today a  partnership with Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organization.  This partnership will provide participating CENTURY 21® brokers with enhanced services for their listings on Homes.com, viewed by more than 6 million visitors monthly.  The partnership leverages Homes.com’s record traffic, as the #1 upstream traffic source among real estate websites driving traffic to century21.com in March 2011, and behind only the major search engines and Facebook overall, according to Experian Hitwise.

“This partnership further demonstrates our commitment to providing CENTURY 21 sales professionals with an effective digital marketing platform,” said Bev Thorne, chief marketing officer, Century 21 Real Estate LLC. “The Showcase Advantage Listing Program, of which this partnership is a valuable component, enables our System members to deliver exceptional value to their customers and increased exposure for their properties.” Continue reading