RISMEDIA, Sept. 17, 2007-Homescape(r), a online provider of local real estate property listings and rich content, and Threewide Corporation announced that Homescape is now available through ListHub, Threewide’s broker-controlled Internet marketing tool which syndicates listings for brokers and Multiple Listing Services nationwide. ListHub customers include brokerages such as RE/MAX Greater Atlanta and Michael Saunders & Company of Florida as well as more than 45 MLSs. More than 1.5 million listings are now available to appear on the Homescape site via ListHub.”With this partnership, brokers and MLSs across the country can use ListHub to easily post their listing inventories on Homescape to drive consumer traffic and leads back to the brokers,” said Frank Breithaupt, vice president and general manager of Homescape. “This agreement is another example of our commitment to grow our customers’ businesses by providing listing exposure to qualified, local home buyers.”
According to the company, ListHub provides a seamless flow of data from an MLS system to popular Internet sites like Homescape, without any re-entry of data, where consumers search for property information. Brokers control which sites display their listings and monitor the traffic and leads generated from those sites back to their own Web sites. ListHub keeps the data up-to-date in order to provide today’s home buyers with the most accurate information available.
Homescape is a division of Chicago-based Classified Ventures, LLC, a strategic joint venture owned by Belo Corporation, Gannett Co., Inc., The McClatchy Company, Tribune Company and The Washington Post Company. In addition to more than two million homes for sale and eight million property photos, Homescape aims to simplify the home search for buyers by allowing them to find resale, new construction, newspaper classifieds and open house properties from across the country. According to the company, Homescape offers consumers one simple search with multiple options to view and manage results. The site also provides advertising opportunities with unlimited text and photos for real estate professionals, offering rich content and exposure to serious, local home buyers.
“We are excited about the partnership with Homescape and the opportunity to provide additional exposure for our broker and MLS customers,” said Luke Glass, CFO and COO of Threewide. “Homescape shares our passion to provide innovate products and solutions to help make our customers more efficient and profitable.”
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