Real estate

Dot-Realtor exclusive domain now live

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just announced the new dot-Realtor top-level domain (TLD). Its DotRealtor.org , the TLD’s administrative portal, is now live. Realtors in the U.S. and members of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) are the only folks who will be able to create Web sites with a dot-Realtor exchange.  The first 500,000 members to register for the new TLD...

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Trade Me adjusts pricing model

A new monthly fee has been added to the Trade Me pricing structure. The move comes after some real estate agents across New Zealand boycotted the site to protest a change to a pay-per-listing pricing model, according to TVNZ. The monthly subscription fee is scaled to reflect higher property prices in some areas. Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch-based agents will pay NZD $1,399 per month. All...

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Realtor.com rentals in Zumper network

  Zumper, one of the most engaging content and research providers in the rental industry, is now “officially” sharing Realtor.com rental listings via the Zumper Leads Network, though we picked up on the team-up a few weeks back. With the introduction of the new Zumper Pro Android app property managers and agents who are Zumper Pro subscribers will have another way to post,...

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Rightmove revenue climbs 20%

Rightmove, the U.K.’s premier real estate site, posted strong results for the first half of FY2014. Revenue increased 20 percent and underlying profits were up by 22 percent to £59.6 million ($101 million U.S.), the company said. The rise in revenue came from an increase in advertisers active on the site. The number of advertisers rose three percent to 18,995 advertisers, with each...

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Trinity Mirror reports strong growth in recruitment

For Trinity Mirror the first half of FY2014 confirmed that digital recruitment advertising was by far its strongest performer. While overall digital classified revenue rose by 1.3 percent from H1 in FY2013 to the same period in FY2014, recruitment revenue rose 18.8 percent (full media statement here in PDF). The national and regional news organization owns the general recruitment site Fish4Jobs,...

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Move Inc. reports Q2 $5 mil net loss

Despite a year-over-year revenue growth of 7 percent for the second quarter of 2014, Move Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE) suffered a $5,288,000 net loss. Its July direct-denial-of-service attack was blamed for almost $1 million revenue loss. Sales and marketing costs were up considerably year-over-year, presumably due to the ongoing Accuracy Matters advertising campaign and new sales hires.  (Move has...

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