CHICAGO, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HomeFinder.com, a leader in digital marketing solutions for real estate agents and online real estate, today announced that it is teaming up with the CENTURY 21 System to support Easter Seals. For every CENTURY 21 agent who enters the HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes through August 16, 2013, HomeFinder.com will donate $1 to Easter Seals*, which provides services to help children and adults with disabilities and/or special needs, as well as support to their families.
CENTURY 21 agents who enter the HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes have the opportunity to win a two-night trip to Chicago to receive a business and style makeover, while contributing to Easter Seals. Easter Seals has been the CENTURY 21 System's sole philanthropic partner for more than three decades, surpassing $106 million in donations.
"I'm proud of the CENTURY 21 System's ongoing commitment to their communities and this effort serves them in two ways. It helps our sole philanthropic partner fulfill their mission of helping adults and children living with disabilities and special needs," said Rick Davidson, president and chief executive officer of Century 21 Real Estate LLC. "Secondly, the HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes is a chance for our agents to expand upon the existing tools, services and products we offer them to help deliver incredible consumer experiences."
"Real estate agents do more in their communities than sell property; they are philanthropic leaders and community ambassadors," said Doug Breaker, president and CEO, HomeFinder.com. "By teaming up with the CENTURY 21 System to support Easter Seals, we are proud to help further CENTURY 21 agents' philanthropic dedication to their individual communities."
As the real estate industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, HomeFinder.com wants to give the winners and thousands of participants valuable information on how to become even more prominent in their communities. CENTURY 21 agents have the opportunity to be one of five randomly chosen winners flown to Chicago to network with industry leaders, receive online marketing training with a professional business coach, and gain insight on how changes in their personal lives can benefit their business.
Additional training will include:
- Why search results are a crucial part of online marketing success
- How to become experts in their local markets
- The importance of making a commitment to technology
- How to become the agent with whom clients and other agents would like to work
All licensed real estate agents are eligible to enter the sweepstakes, and five randomly chosen real estate agents will receive an all-expenses-paid, two-night trip to Chicago from Sept. 18-20, 2013, for a full business and style makeover. The style makeover will include a personal styling session, head-to-toe outfit, new hairstyle, makeup consultation and a professional photo shoot. Contestants may enter the sweepstakes twice: once by visiting www.homefinder.com/agentmakeover, and once via http://www.Facebook.com/homefinderdotcom. The complete rules for this sweepstakes conducted by HomeFinder.com can be found at http://www.homefinder.com/agent-makeover-rules.
HomeFinder.com is one of the fastest growing real estate websites in the U.S. attracting more than 3 million monthly home shoppers with more than 3 million property listings. HomeFinder.com provides simple and effective online advertising solutions such as Single Property Websites and enhanced listings to 20,000 agents, brokers and builders. HomeFinder.com has the combined strength and resources of a nationally branded site and a network of 375 real estate sites across America, including the chicagotribune.com, azcentral.com and miamiherald.com. HomeFinder.com is owned jointly by three leading media companies, Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Co. (NYSE: MNI) and Tribune Co., and is an affiliated company of Classified Ventures, LLC, which owns and operates three leading online businesses: Apartments.com, Cars.com and HomeGain.com.
About Century 21 Real Estate LLC Century 21 Real Estate LLC (century21.com) is the franchisor of the world's largest residential real estate sales organization, providing comprehensive training and marketing support for the CENTURY 21 System. The System is comprised of approximately 7,100 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 74 countries and territories worldwide with more than 100,000 sales professionals. Century 21 Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services.
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About Easter Seals Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs. For over 90 years, we have been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play.
*Up to $2,500