Leading online real estate destination partners with real estate guru
Norfolk, Va. (October 23, 2013) – Two powerhouses – leading online real estate destination Homes.com®, and celebrity real estate personality Barbara Corcoran – have teamed up to share invaluable information and insights with consumers across the country. Addressing “5 Questions to Ask Before You Purchase a Home,” Corcoran and Homes.com collaborate to share expert tips, insights and tools of the trade with potential homebuyers as they navigate the journey to homeownership. The combination of Homes.com’s Local Market Index and Rebound reports, along with Corcoran’s vast knowledge of the real estate industry, will help buyers make more informed purchasing decisions in today’s volatile real estate marketplace.
“Teaming up with a real estate destination like Homes.com is a natural fit,” said Barbara Corcoran. “I began my career as a real estate professional and remain very close to the industry. The tools and resources available on Homes.com are integral to today’s on-the-go, ultra-connected consumer.”
Corcoran’s knowledge of the real estate industry began with her entrance into the entrepreneurial world as the founder and co-owner of The Corcoran Group. Most recently, she’s been known for her role on ABC’s Shark Tank, offering tough-as-nails advice to aspiring business owners. She has invested in more than a dozen businesses to date.
Visited by more than 12 million consumers monthly, Homes.com is at the forefront of the real estate industry with cutting-edge tools and resources, including:
- Mortgage Calculator – Allows consumers to compare the cost savings of renting vs. buying and to view how much monthly mortgage payments would be, based on sale price, down payment, interest rate and loan period.
- Home Values Channel – Serving as the first step for consumers seeking more information about a home’s market value, this innovative channel provides a wealth of property information on local market conditions.
- Mobile Applications – Provides useful tools for consumers interested in buying or renting, assisting them in making informed decisions.
- Local Market Reports – Filled with informative statistics, the Homes.com Local Market Index and Rebound Reports provide consumers insight into the local market pricing trends in the top 100 U.S. markets.
“Partnering with a trusted, well-known real estate expert aligns with Homes.com’s mission of helping consumers find their next home, whether their aspiration is buying or renting,” said Brock MacLean, executive vice president of Homes.com. “From providing useful tools to helping consumers select a local real estate professional to answer questions, our goal is to be a resource to buyers and renters throughout their home search.”
To search more than 3 million properties for sale or rent, or to learn more about the state of the housing market with Homes.com’s housing market reports, visit www.Homes.com.
As one of the nation’s top online real estate destinations, Homes.com inspires consumers to dream big. From affordable houses to luxurious estates, condos, apartment rentals and more, Homes.com features nearly 3 million property listings and exclusive distribution of over 20,000 apartment listings from ForRent.com in a user-friendly format, making finding your next home easy. Visitors to the Homes.com blog will find a collection of rich content and posts on DIY projects, painting, organization tips and more, providing the ultimate resource for everything home related. From finding your first apartment to buying your first home, upgrading, downsizing and everything in between, Homes.com is an inspiring and engaging partner in every phase of the home buying or renting process.
Homes.com is a division of Dominion Enterprises, a leading marketing services and publishing company headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia.
About Barbara Corcoran
Barbara Corcoran’s credentials include straight D’s in high school and college and twenty jobs by the time she turned twenty-three. It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country when she took a $1000 loan to start The Corcoran Group. As one of the “Sharks” on ABC’s hit TV show, SHARK TANK, Barbara has ponied up her own money and invested in more than a dozen businesses, competing to make those deals for all to see, then shepherding them to success. Her newest book, SHARK TALES, takes you behind the scenes of her life and business and her ‘seen on TV’ venture capitalism. Barbara is famously brash and blunt, bold and courageous, and a brilliant identifier of opportunity and talent (often invisible to others).