SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwired - May 13, 2014) - FindTheBest.com, a research engine with detailed information on thousands of topics, today announced its expansion into real estate with the launch of Homes, a residential real estate research product. FindTheBest Homes will transform the way home buyers, sellers, and researchers think about home ownership by providing them with the fullest understanding of any property.
"Every home has a story, and today's real-estate search solutions are only able to tell a fraction of it," said Kevin O'Connor, FindTheBest CEO. "We're aiming to connect the dots and give researchers all the information they should know not just about their house, but the surrounding context that makes that house a home."
With this announcement, visitors to FindTheBest can expect:
- Exhaustive property information: Detailed information on 105 million for sale, off-the-market, and foreclosed homes. FindTheBest provides more property attributes and transaction history than other real estate websites.
- Proprietary local content: Relevant information about the neighborhood, schools, weather, and more -- content from the FindTheBest platform that gives researchers a more complete picture of what it's really like to live in a home.
- Intuitive market analysis: See how a home's features (i.e. bedrooms, living space, lot size, construction, price) compare to other properties in a given area. Simple yet powerful visuals paint a fuller picture of current market conditions.
For its core real estate data, FindTheBest has entered into a long-term arrangement with CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, that will give researchers the most comprehensive property data available on the internet.
For listing information, FindTheBest has entered into a strategic agreement with ListHub, the leading distributor of property listings and provider of performance metrics in real estate, operated by Move, Inc., (MOVE). ListHub will provide timely listing data about homes for sale through its relationships with more than 50,000 brokers across the U.S.
"For the past four years, we've been building a platform that ingests and connects the world's data to transform the way people research. Our expansion into real estate was an inevitable step in our evolution as a research engine," said Kevin O'Connor. "With every additional data set that we add, new value will be created for both real estate researchers and FindTheBest users as a whole."
FindTheBest is a research engine focused on collecting, structuring, and connecting the world's data -- 59 billion facts to date -- to give people all the information they need to research with confidence. The company's desktop site, mobile site and embeddable widgets let people thoroughly research thousands of topics on one intuitive interface. Launched in late 2010, FindTheBest has quickly become a leading research engine with 23 million monthly visits. FindTheBest is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. More information about FindTheBest is available at www.findthebest.com.
ListHub™ is operated by Move, Inc., (MOVE), the leader in online real estate. ListHub provides a platform to MLSs and real estate brokers to effectively manage every aspect of advertising listings online, including tools for making informed advertising choices, flexible options for routing consumer traffic and leads, and reporting for accurately measuring the results of their online marketing. Listing information is kept up-to-date to provide today's homebuyers with the most accurate information available from the MLS. ListHub is the leading platform nationwide for listing management, serving more than 50,000 brokerage firms, and synchronizing listing information from over 450 MLS data sources with more than 125 publisher websites.
About Move, Inc.
Move, Inc. (MOVE), a leader in online real estate, operates: realtor.com®, the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®; Move.com, a leading destination for new homes and rental listings, moving, home and garden, and home finance; ListHub™, the leading syndicator of real estate listings; Moving.com™; SeniorHousingNet; SocialBios; Doorsteps®; TigerLead®, Top Producer® Systems and FiveStreet. Move, Inc. is based in San Jose, California.
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