SOURCE: GolfCourseHome.net

May 03, 2006 08:00 ET

GolfCourseHome®Network Records Best-Ever First Quarter

Visitor Traffic and Featured Community Totals Hit New Highs

NEWTOWN, CT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 3, 2006 -- The first quarter of 2006 was the best quarter in the seven-year history of the GolfCourseHome®Network, with visitor traffic rising 43.2 percent to a record 373,161 visitors and an additional 37 communities from 10 states and Mexico signing on to be featured.

The visitor total represents an increase of more than 112,000 visitors over the same period in 2005, according to David Lott, Editor and Publisher. In addition, once all the communities are live, the Network will feature more than 140 communities in 24 states, Mexico and Canada -- a new high.

The visitor total also pushed the Network to its sixth year in a row of first-quarter increases of 30 percent or more. The higher traffic translated into record growth in the number of leads sent to Network advertisers, of which the category of broker-sponsored pages is strongly increasing.

"Real estate brokers, as well as enterprising individual agents, are discovering that of the GolfCourseHome®Network is an effective and efficient media channel for developing quality real estate leads," notes Lott. "In addition, current clients who are already reaping the rewards of advertising on the Network are adding more communities. Several companies, such as The Ginn Company, Toll Brothers and LandMar feature five or more communities."

http://www.GolfCourseHome.net and http://www.WaterViewHome.net are the core of the GolfCourseHome®Network which features a database of more than 500 master-planned communities, plus features on more than 125 world-class golf and waterview communities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Industry leaders featuring properties on GolfCourseHome®Network include Toll Brothers, IMI Resorts, Intrawest/Playground, Centex, Pulte Homes/Del Webb, The Ginn Company, Worthington, Carl M. Freeman Co., Bluegreen, DR Horton, Creedmoor Partners and LandMar.

GolfCourseHome.net was recently cited in Business Week magazine and has been featured in Business 2.0 Magazine, Golf Digest, Schwab's ON INVESTING magazines and many online publications.

Contact Information

  • To request information about advertising on the GolfCourseHome®Network,
    contact:
    David Lott
    Editor and Publisher
    1-203-270-9357

    Alan Pearce
    VP/Sales, Southeast
    1-800-673-0321

    Paul Stanton
    Western Regional Sales Dir.
    1-916-641-8255

    Elise Ryan
    New England/Mid-Atlantic Sales Manager
    1-410-433-0889