Chicago, IL – May 19, 2010 – HomeFinder.com and Builders Digital Experience (BDX) today announced that they are expanding their existing partnership to bring together one of the fastest growing real estate sites and the largest database of new construction data, to become a new home listings powerhouse. Now consumers who visit HomeFinder.com or one of the newspaper Web sites in their robust Network, including LATimes.com, AZCentral.com, ChicagoTribune.com and MiamiHerald.com, will have access to comprehensive information about new homes and communities from NewHomeSource.com.
“With this newly expanded partnership, everyone wins,” said Tim Costello, CEO of BDX. “Not only will consumers who search for real estate on HomeFinder.com have more choices than ever, but this expanded relationship also gives our builders even more opportunities to reach home buyers locally and nationally through HomeFinder.com’s unparalleled Network and reach.”
NewHomeSource.com is the #1 new home listing Web site built by leaders in the building industry, helping builders market their new homes online for more than a decade. As an effective media partner and trusted consumer resource where homes and people find each other and connect with a real estate professional, HomeFinder.com offers over 3.5 million homes for sale and online listing enhancement solutions to more than 20,000 agent, broker and builder advertisers.
“BDX and NewHomeSource.com has always been a great partner for us and we’re thrilled to expand our relationship,” said Tim Fagan, CEO of HomeFinder.com. “We’re proud of our long history of commitment to delivering new home listings to home buyers and sellers and effective, trackable solutions to our builder customers. Builder and new home data has always been a part of the HomeFinder.com strategy, and we look forward to generating qualified phone calls and emails to BDX’s consortium of builders.”
Builders who list their communities on NewHomeSoure.com will automatically have their home and community details included on HomeFinder.com and across the 130+ newspaper real estate sites that are part of the HomeFinder.com Network. Builders can also enhance their listings on HomeFinder.com to include features such as priority placement, premier branding, trackable toll-free number and on demand ROI reporting.
“We have worked with Builder Homesite for years to market our new homes and we’re excited that through the newly formed BDX and this expanded partnership with HomeFinder.com, we will now be able to provide our home and community information once to reach more consumers and enhance our exposure across the HomeFinder.com Network,” said Kira McCarron, Chief Marketing Officer of Toll Brothers, Inc.
HomeFinder.com is one of the most trusted Web sites for consumers to search for a home and connect with a real estate professional. Distinguished by its inventory of comprehensive property listings and rich content, HomeFinder.com provides more than 3.5 million listings with customized searches and multiple options to view and manage results. HomeFinder.com also provides simpler, more valuable online advertising solutions for agents, brokers and builders, combining the brand power of more than 130 local newspaper Web sites with exposure on a national scope, in a platform that tracks every phone call, email and click a consumer makes. Owned jointly by three leading media companies, Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Co. (NYSE: MNI) and Tribune Co., the HomeFinder.com Network includes The Arizona Republic, Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times and The Indianapolis Star.
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Builders Digital Experience, LLC (BDX) a joint venture from Move, Inc. and Builder Homesite, Inc. combines the industry’s leading new home resources, and offers new home builders innovative online marketing solutions, streamlined customer service and support, and greater value. BDX is based in Austin, Texas and operates, NewHomeSource.com from Builder Homesite, Inc., and the new home channel from Move.com. Additional services include mobile marketing capabilities, interactive floor plans, photo realistic renderings, video and rich media production, email creative and fulfillment services, and digital marketing products for real estate professionals. For more information, visit www.theBDX.com.