SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Home buyers have a new, robust experience that makes global for-sale home search more simple and efficient in the United States and across dozens of countries, all within a single interface. Today, realtor.com®, a leading online real estate destination operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA]; [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc., announced the addition of U.S. listings to realtor.com/international, giving users access to more than 4.5 million listings from over 70 countries.
The site, which relaunched in July as part of a newly formed global property network created by News Corp, REA Group [ASX: REA] and Move, now allows users to view U.S. listings along with for-sale properties all around the world within an upgraded common interface using their preferred language, currency and units of measurement. It also helps attract more global buyers to realtor.com/international as the only site in the network to display the complete property inventory including U.S. listings in a single location. The American inventory is sourced from realtor.com®, the most comprehensive inventory of for-sale real estate listings in the United States with approximately 1.5 million for-sale U.S. listings updated at least every 15 minutes on average in most areas.
The global property network is the world's largest global real estate listing community, offering more than 4.5 million listings from 72 countries. The network consists of 13 leading international real estate sites in Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the United States as well as News Corp's Mansion Global and India-based PropTiger, collectively attracting more than 200 million visits globally each month, according to internal metrics.
"The expansion of realtor.com/international reflects the increasing demand for global property information and experiences across geographic boundaries, while helping make the process simpler, easier and more personalized for consumers and professionals alike," said Eleonore Rojas, vice president, NAR partnerships and international at realtor.com®. "We are constantly working to enhance our solutions to help connect people wherever they are with properties and with the professionals to help them through their home journey."
In addition to making global home search easier for buyers and sellers, the new opportunity offers expanded capabilities to real estate professionals who represent U.S. sellers looking to promote their listings to international buyers. All U.S listings on realtor.com® are displayed and translated on realtor.com/international as a free benefit, accessible by property searchers around the world. Additionally, real estate professionals who wish to take full advantage of the reach of the global property network may opt to syndicate their U.S. listings to other global property network partner sites as a free benefit through ListHub, the nation's leading provider of listing syndication services and performance marketing metrics, also operated by Move.
Realtor.com® is the trusted resource for home buyers, sellers and dreamers, offering the most comprehensive source of for-sale properties, among competing national sites, and the information, tools and professional expertise to help people move confidently through every step of their home journey. It pioneered the world of digital real estate 20 years ago, and today helps make all things home simple, efficient and enjoyable. Realtor.com® is operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc. under a perpetual license from the National Association of REALTORS®. For more information, visit realtor.com®.
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