NEW YORK, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Realtor.com®, a leading provider of online real estate services operated by Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp [Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA], today announced agreements with prominent New York brokerages – Bond New York, Brown Harris Stevens, Compass, Halstead Property, and NestSeekers – as well as leading brokerage listing syndicator RealPlus for the display of New York City real estate listings on the realtor.com® web and mobile platform. These agreements combine to provide more than 350 New York brokerage firms with the opportunity for better exposure for their listings, while turbocharging realtor.com® as the go-to and neighborhood-friendly resource for consumers looking to buy, sell or rent a home in New York City.
With the inclusion of content provided by these top brokerages and listing syndicator, realtor.com® adds thousands of New York City listings to its national database, which builds its position as the New York listings resource for buyers and renters. Additionally, realtor.com® has enhanced its user experience with the addition of new filters, property types and images to make searching its growing number of New York listings more streamlined and intuitive.
"Realtor.com® is laser focused on enhancing its presence in the highly sought after New York City market," said Ryan O'Hara, chief executive officer for Move. "We expect a larger New York footprint will help amplify the flow of prestigious properties to realtor.com® and lay the groundwork for a more lucrative digital advertising platform."
"We are absolutely thrilled that Terra Holdings, parent company of Halstead and Brown Harris Stevens, has committed to maximizing our incredible listings on the powerful platform of realtor.com®. Our clients deserve the best possible exposure for their listings and we are firm believers of the strength of realtor.com®. We have been proud to work with them since they debuted in New York City and we look forward to continuing our relationship," explained James G. Cahill, executive vice president, chief technology officer for Terra Holdings.
"NestSeekers is always looking for opportunities to leverage cutting edge marketing and technology solutions to deliver superior performance to our clients," said Eddie Shapiro, president and CEO for NestSeekers. "This agreement with realtor.com® will help bring NestSeeker's prestigious listing catalogue to a national audience of highly engaged home buyers and sellers. We're confident Move's newly inked deal with News Corp will lead to great opportunities for realtor.com® and we're excited to see what they have in store for NestSeeker listings."
For-sale and for-rent New York City listings with exclusive company branding from select brokerages and listing syndication feeds are now available on realtor.com®.
About Bond New York
Since its inception in 2000, Bond New York has quickly become Manhattan's largest independently-owned real estate firm with seven office locations and a sales force of over 500 professionals. This full service agency covers all New York neighborhoods for residential sales and leasing, commercial sales and leasing, new development marketing and corporate relocation.
About Brown Harris Stevens
Brown Harris Stevens, established in 1873, is the premier provider of residential real estate services. The company has offices throughout New York City, The Hamptons, North Fork and Palm Beach. Brown Harris Stevens offers more luxury residential exclusives than any other firm and serves as the exclusive affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate, Inc., a subsidiary of Christie's International PLC, the world's oldest fine arts auctioneer.
Compass is a technology-driven real estate platform based in Manhattan. Launched by Ori Allon and Robert Reffkin in 2013, Compass takes an innovative approach to real estate, offering technology that empowers agents and clients to collaborate on a home search that is simple, intelligent and enjoyable.
About Halstead Property
Halstead Property is one of the largest and most visible residential real estate brokerage firms in the New York metropolitan area. Headquartered at 499 Park Avenue, the firm has 1,200 sales and rental agents throughout prime retail offices in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Halstead boasts seven offices in Manhattan including the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, East Side, SoHo, Greenwich Village, Harlem and Washington Heights as well as six offices in Brooklyn. In addition, Halstead has offices in Riverdale, the Hamptons, Metro New Jersey, the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County, Connecticut. To learn more, please visit www.halstead.com.
In less than ten years, NestSeekers has become a powerful full service brokerage sales and marketing firm leading the real estate industry in New York City, the Hamptons, Miami and Beverly Hills. With several billion dollars in gross sales, NestSeekers is one of the fastest-growing real estate firms in the world. Additionally, it has a staff of over 700 professionals, as well as offices and storefronts in 15 different locations.
About RealPlus LLC
RealPlus is a full service business-to-business technology company which has been designing, developing, and delivering essential software, listing syndication, data solutions, and consulting services to the New York City residential real estate industry for over 30 years. In addition to Jaguar, its industry-leading listings and customers management system currently in use at over 300 firms, RealPlus is the architect and operator of the first successful NYC based electronic listings exchange.
About Move, Inc. and realtor.com®
Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp, is a leading provider of online real estate services. Move operates the realtor.com® website and mobile experiences, which connect people to the most important and accurate information they need to find their perfect home and to the REALTORS® whose expertise guides consumers through buying and selling. As the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®, realtor.com® empowers consumers to make smart home buying, selling and renting decisions by leveraging its direct, real-time connections with more than 800 multiple listing services (MLS) via all types of computers, tablets and smartphones. In addition to the industry's most comprehensive and accurate information, Move's network of websites provides consumers a wealth of innovative tools, including Doorsteps®, Moving.com™, SeniorHousingNetSM and others. Move supports real estate agents and brokerages by providing many services to grow their businesses, including ListHub™, the nation's leading listing syndicator and centralized intelligence platform for the real estate industry; TigerLead®; Top Producer® Systems; and FiveStreetSM; as well as many free services. Move is based in the heart of Silicon Valley – in San Jose, Calif.
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