MORGANTOWN, W.Va., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ListHub, the leading distributor of property listings and provider of performance metrics in real estate, operated by Move, Inc., (NASDAQ: MOVE) launches ListHub Global, giving ListHub's 48,000 brokerage subscribers the opportunity to advertise listings internationally. A new agreement with Switzerland-based EdenHome represents ListHub's first global offering, bringing ListHub customers exposure to a network of 23 portals in 19 countries.
Prudential New Jersey Properties is the first to enter into an advertising agreement with ListHub to provide exposure on the EdenHome network as a benefit to their network of agents.
EdenHome provides ListHub's 48,000 broker subscribers with the opportunity to gain exposure to clients in Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Luxemburg, Morocco, Portugal, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Additionally, EdenHome will now be able to include accurate and fresh U.S. listings in the data set they display in their network of websites around the world.
"ListHub Global allows brokers to market their listings to a new group of home buyers. The estimated volume of international sales increased by 24 percent between 2011 and 2012," said Luke Glass, general manager of ListHub. "While the international home buyer community is growing significantly year-over-year, it has always been a challenge for U.S. real estate professionals to market to this group. ListHub Global makes it easy for listing brokers to put their homes in front of international home buyers."
According to a recently published ListHub whitepaper that studied a sample of 200 listings on two leading international websites 75 percent of the U.S. listings displayed on the sites contained inaccurate property information. ListHub's global offering is the solution to accuracy concerns regarding the international advertising of U.S. listings. ListHub customers who choose to use ListHub Global will benefit from ListHub's standard publisher contract terms, especially around data protection, as they enter the international real estate marketing landscape.
EdenHome has a unique model for working with international websites. Listings provided to EdenHome are never distributed or leave EdenHome's servers. Instead, the portals within the EdenHome network are powered by EdenHome by framing the search experience or providing listings via a real-time application programming interface (API).
"When selecting a U.S. listings provider, we were looking for an industry veteran with large scale coverage that is committed to the integrity of listing content. We also wanted to find a provider that has established trusted relationships with industry professionals," said Vincent Moindrot, EdenHome business development director. "ListHub met all our expectations and we're proud to bring U.S. listings to our portals. We look forward to a successful business relationship with ListHub in service to U.S. real estate professionals."
"Our seller clients are increasingly demanding international marketing as a fundamental component of our property marketing program," said Bill Keleher, CEO of Prudential New Jersey Properties in Somerset, NJ. "We have experienced first-hand the challenges of gaining safe and accurate international exposure, and we are thrilled to now have the opportunity to advertise through ListHub's trusted platform to meet our international marketing goals."
Brokers who wish to participate in the EdenHome opportunity will have the ability to purchase access to the network through ListHub. Visit ListHub's website for more information on ListHub Global and the EdenHome Network.
ABOUT LISTHUB ListHub is operated by Move, Inc., (NASDAQ: MOVE), the leader in online real estate. ListHub provides a platform to MLSs and real estate brokers to effectively manage every aspect of advertising listings online, including tools for making informed advertising choices, flexible options for routing consumer traffic and leads, and reporting for accurately measuring the results of their online marketing. Listing information is kept up-to-date to provide today's homebuyers with the most accurate information available from the MLS. ListHub is the leading platform nationwide for listing management, serving more than 48,000 brokerage firms, and synchronizing listing information from over 450 MLS data sources with more than 125 publisher websites.
ABOUT MOVE, INC. Move, Inc. (MOVE), the leader in online real estate, operates: realtor.com®, the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®; Move.com, a leading destination for new homes and rental listings, moving, home and garden, and home finance; ListHub™, the leading syndicator of real estate listings; Moving.com™; SeniorHousingNet; SocialBios; Doorsteps, TigerLead®; and TOP PRODUCER® Systems. Move is based in San Jose, Calif.
ABOUT EDENHOME EdenHome is a pioneer in building international networks for helping local real estate portals to improve their worldwide performance. The company offers the biggest global network of real estate sites bringing together leading portals from across the world. Belonging to the Swiss ImmoStreet group, EdenHome is born from the acquisition of beezBEEZ, a software development company founded in 2006 which operates the EdenWay network. www.edenhome.com
SOURCE Move, Inc.