Of course they do!
Ever hear the saying “a picture is worth 1000 words?” Well this age old saying applies to your real estate listings too! The proven advertising medium for real estate professionals is the Internet, and according to the National Association of Realtors, 93% of homebuyers look online for their next home. The text description on the MLS is very limiting so most home buyers turn to quality photos and virtual tours to assess which homes they would like to go out and view. Continue reading
If a buyer is browsing through listings on Homes.com and begins to narrow their list down, how many listings without photos do you believe are on their list? Many people are visual creatures and would skip right over a listing without at least one photo. In this buyer’s market quality listing photos are necessary to make a good first impression. A survey conducted by the Realtors’ association says that when it comes to web features that buyers consider “very useful,” 83 percent cited pictures, 81 percent cited detailed property information and 60 percent cited virtual tours.
Online Listing Network Expands Opportunities for Agents and Brokers
NORFOLK, Va., July 21, 2008 – Homes.com (www.homes.com), a division of Dominion Enterprises, announced today that it has partnered with BobVila.com, an award-winning home improvement Web site, in a listing agreement.
The agreement allows more than 105,000 Homes.com hand-entered, active property listings to be directly available to home buyers and sellers on BobVila.com. By integrating Homes.com’s property listings with BobVila.com, home buyers and sellers can receive the latest Homes.com properties while researching home improvement products on BobVila.com. Continue reading
Online Listing Network Expands Options for Agents
NORFOLK, Va., April 29, 2007 – Homes.com (www.homes.com), a division of Dominion Enterprises, and Zillow.com announced today that they have entered into a listing agreement that allows all Homes.com hand-entered property listings to be fed directly to Zillow.com at no additional cost to the agent or broker. Zillow.com joins Vast, Google Base, Oodle.com, HarmonHomes.com, Trulia, Propbot.com, Yahoo Real Estate and Bargain Network as the latest listing distribution channel for Homes.com agents and brokers.
“This partnership is just one example of our ongoing efforts to provide Homes.com customers with the most effective means of marketing their listings to multiple consumer destinations while providing the convenience of managing their distribution from one central location,” explains Jason Doyle, vice president of Homes.com. Continue reading