CHICAGO, May 20, 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 RE/MAX to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals). For every RE/MAX agent who enters the 2013 HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes through August 16, 2013, HomeFinder.com will donate $1 to CMN Hospitals, a North American nonprofit organization that raises funds for 170 member children's hospitals, medical research and community awareness of children's health issues.
RE/MAX agents who enter to win 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 the RE/MAX commitment to CMN Hospitals. HomeFinder.com and RE/MAX both share the same values: a loyal commitment to agents and Broker/Owners, and a dedication to the communities in which RE/MAX agents live and work.
"Giving back is ingrained in the RE/MAX culture, and our agents are always willing to step up to help better the lives of sick children and their families in their communities," said Mike Reagan, Senior Vice President of RE/MAX Business Alliances and member of the CMN Hospitals Board of Governors. "RE/MAX agents are also serious about delivering the best results and service for their clients, and entering this fun sweepstakes provides a great opportunity for them to gain expert insights to rejuvenate their businesses while supporting a cause that's long been close to their hearts."
RE/MAX proudly supports Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, and RE/MAX agents have donated more than $128 million to their member hospitals – primarily through the Miracle Home® program, where agents make a contribution to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals with each closed real estate transaction.
"Real estate agents do so much to serve their communities and clients, and the HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes is one way we can thank these agents," said Doug Breaker, President and CEO, HomeFinder.com. "Teaming up with RE/MAX is a great way for us to give back to its network of agents and the communities in which they serve."
As the real estate industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, HomeFinder.com wants to provide the winners and thousands of participants with valuable information on how to stay one step ahead in this new marketplace. Compared to a year ago, The National Association of REALTORS® reports rising home prices resulting from low inventory, and also anticipates that mortgage interest rates will remain steady. RE/MAX agents have the opportunity to be one of five randomly chosen winners flown to Chicago and receive the tools needed to navigate this changing real estate environment.
The winners will 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 Google is 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/agent-makeover, and once via http://www.Facebook.com/homefinderdotcom.
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 the RE/MAX Network
RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, real estate industry visionaries who still lead the Denver-based global franchisor today. RE/MAX is recognized as a leading real estate franchisor with the most productive sales force in the industry and a global reach of more than 85 countries. With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $128 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Susan G. Komen® and other charities. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX. Please visit www.remax.com or www.joinremax.com.
About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children's hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it's needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.7 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at www.CMNHospitals.org.