SOURCE: HomeGain

April 02, 2007 09:00 ET

HomeGain and Yahoo! Real Estate Make Finding the Perfect Realtor a Snap

Newly Redesigned Find A Realtor Section Delivers Enhanced Resources and Information for Consumers Looking to Connect With Agents

EMERYVILLE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 2, 2007 -- HomeGain, the most popular Website for finding a real estate agent, and Yahoo!, a leading global Internet company, today announced the newly redesigned Find A Realtor® center within Yahoo! Real Estate. With enhanced educational materials, the center offers consumers a simpler and more streamlined pathway to finding local real estate agents.

"One of the most important decisions in the home buying and selling process is finding a real estate agent that fits your style and need," said Michael Yang, general manager of Yahoo! Real Estate. "With the amount of money and time involved, it is imperative you find someone you can trust. Through the redesigned Find A Realtor center on Yahoo! Real Estate, consumers not only can have confidence in the agents they are selecting but can also access other pertinent tips and best practices for buying and selling a home."

The Find A Realtor center offers an online library of content to help home buyers and sellers navigate the real estate process more effectively. This content includes tips for creating a home search strategy, selecting the best agent, preparing a home for the market, and closing a transaction.

"We are pleased to offer consumers an improved Find A Realtor offering in connection with Yahoo!," said Louis Cammarosano, HomeGain's general manager. "Yahoo! has been a valued HomeGain partner for more than five years. The enhanced Find A Realtor center deepens our relationship."

Find A Realtor is powered by AgentEvaluator™, HomeGain's real estate marketing tool for agents who are looking to connect with home buyers and sellers in their target market areas.

Yahoo! Real Estate is a leading Internet resource with the mission to connect people to their new home through a comprehensive set of real estate tools and information, including MLS homes, apartments for rent, home values, local schools, and home mortgage rates. Consumers can visit Yahoo! Real Estate at http://realestate.yahoo.com.

About HomeGain

HomeGain is a leading provider of online real estate solutions that connect agents and brokers with home buyers and sellers. HomeGain offers free services for finding and comparing a local agent, researching the value of a home and viewing homes for sale. Real estate agents and brokers use HomeGain's marketing solutions to connect to consumers, promote their services and grow their business. With an average of over five million website visits per month, HomeGain is the second most visited real estate website. Acquired by Classified Ventures in 2005, HomeGain has more than 300 online partnerships, including Yahoo!, MSN and USATODAY.com. Visit www.homegain.com or www.agentevaluator.com.

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