SAN JOSE, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Move, Inc. (MOVE), the leader in providing consumers the most accurate U.S. residential listings online*, has selected housing trends expert Jonathan P. Smoke as the first chief economist for realtor.com®, the official site of the National Association of REALTORS®.
Smoke, a 20-year real estate veteran, will lead a team of real estate analysts and report to Luke Glass, Move's executive vice president of industry platforms. Smoke will be based in the Washington, D.C. area. He can be followed on Twitter at @SmokeonHousing.
"Jonathan brings to our team analytical horsepower, a depth of experience in all aspects of the housing marketplace, and a keen ability to communicate trends to experts and novices, alike," Glass said.
For the past six years, Smoke has served in key executive roles for Hanley Wood, a premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, including chief economist and senior vice president, executive director of market intelligence, and senior vice president of products and innovation.
"Jonathan is a highly respected housing economist and has proven himself as a leader and a strategic thinker in creating innovative data and analytics related to housing," said National Association of REALTORS® Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun. "He brings to the position more than 20 years of industry experience and a passion for creating leading edge insights into consumer needs, preferences, and demands, and will help drive realtor.com®'s reputation as the most accurate site for residential real estate listings and information."
As an entrepreneur, in 2006, Smoke founded BlueSmoke, LLC of Atlanta, a housing market research company that provided consulting services to builders, developers, lenders, and real estate investment companies and operated HousingIntelligence.com and RatingInsights.com. Prior to founding BlueSmoke, LLC, he served in several executive roles for Beazer Homes of Atlanta for which he developed its online business strategy. Smoke started his career as a management consultant with Deloitte.
Smoke earned a masters degree in business administration in 1994 from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor of arts degree in economics and religious studies from Rhodes College.
Realtor.com® closely tracks residential real estate listings from more than 800 multiple listing services, 98% of which are updated every 15 minutes, to provide monthly housing reports as well as current news and analysis of housing trends.
* "Most accurate" claim(s) pertain to the accuracy of home listings, are based on comparison with other national listing portals, and are based on the greater frequency of listings updating on realtor.com®.
About Move, Inc. and realtor.com®
Move, Inc. (MOVE), a leading provider of online real estate services, operates realtor.com®, which connects people to the essential, accurate information needed to identify their perfect home and to the REALTORS® whose expertise guides consumers through buying and selling. As the official website for the National Association of REALTORS®, realtor.com® empowers consumers to make smart home buying, selling and renting decisions by leveraging its direct, real-time connections with more than 800 multiple listing services (MLS) via all types of computers, tablets and smart telephones. Realtor.com® is where home happens. Move's network of websites provides consumers a wealth of innovative tools and accurate information including Doorsteps®, HomeInsightSM, SocialBiosSM, Moving.com™, SeniorHousingNetSM, homefairSM and Relocation.com. Move supports real estate agents and brokerages by providing many services to grow their businesses, including ListHub™, the nation's leading listing syndicator and centralized intelligence platform for the real estate industry; TigerLead®; Top Producer® Systems; and FiveStreetSM; as well as many free services. Move is based in the heart of the Silicon Valley — San Jose, CA.
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