Real estate

France is behind USA in using property portals, but ahead of Germany and UK

29 percent of French people visited a real estate website this March making France the country with the second highest rate of coverage among eight countries studied – it trails the U.S., but is ahead of Germany and the UK,concluded Lloyd Mullender, media consultant to Mediametrie/NetRatings, after analyzing a panel of 22,000 French Internet users. 13.4 million was the number of users who...

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New French sites compare agents, listings, portals

A number of sites have emerged in France in the last year that aim to offer users a comparison tool when navigating real estate portals. For example, Meilleursreseaux.com ranks real estate agents by various criteria, particularly by a number of ads each of them has on LeBonCoin, which they view as the most important portal. The aim is to help users find a good real estate professional or an...

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Information Builds User Engagement

Spanish classified brands seeking differentiation are increasingly using information to reach potential users and build loyalty among existing visitors. Two companies using proprietary information to target specific audiences are recruitment site JobAndTalent and property portal Idealista. JobAnd Talent, a recruitment platform that uses big-data analysis to find potential job matches for its...

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ZIllow hires HomeFinder, UtahRealEstate execs

HomeFinder.com director of strategic partnerships Chris Keil, and UtahRealEstate.com director of business development Steve Allen have been hired away by real estate and rental giant Zillow. Here’s the announcement: Zillow Makes Two Key Industry Hires Steve Allen and Chris Kiel to help Zillow continue building lasting relationships with industry partners SEATTLE, Aug. 27,...

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Auction.com hires Yahoo VP

Auction.com Appoints Mindy Heppberger as Chief Legal Officer Former Yahoo! vice president, deputy general counsel will be based in the company’s Silicon Valley office IRVINE/BELMONT, CALIF. – Aug. 26, 2014 –Auction.com, LLC, the nation’s leading online real estate marketplace, today announced the appointment of Mindy Heppberger as executive vice president and chief legal...

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Gen X U.S. homeowners underwater; boomers can’t sell

According to Zillow,  43 percent of 35 to 49 year old U.S. homeowners are suffering from negative equity. This can prevent boomers from selling and millennials from buying. This announcement explains: High Negative Equity Among Gen X Homeowners Causing Housing Market Gridlock 43 percent negative equity rate among 35-to-49-year-olds may prevent Baby Boomers from selling, millennial buyers from...

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