RealtyJoin™ Connects Investors, Agents, Brokers and Tradespeople
IRVINE, Calif. – February 25, 2010 – RealtyTrac® (http://www.realtytrac.com/), the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, today announced a strategic agreement with RealtyJoin™ (www.realtyjoin.com), a new and exciting social networking site that allows real estate investors to connect with the people who can help them profitably invest in real estate: agents, brokers and other real estate professions — all 100 percent free.
"RealtyJoin brings key components of social networking to play for real estate investors, home buyers and sellers and real estate professionals," said Rick Sharga, senior vice president of RealtyTrac. "We believe that our current members will benefit from these interactions, and that by participating in RealtyJoin we will expose the benefits of RealtyTrac's products and services to a broad audience of prospective new members as well."
Based on extensive experience with leading social networking and social media sites, RealtyJoin has built features that are optimized for the real estate industry:
• Attractive profiles that are easy to set up and privacy-protect, and can be shared across Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere for more exposure
• Search and communication tools to identify and contact relevant investors or vendors while maintaining privacy
• Community-building via groups and contacts
• A wide selection of real estate news within a news portal
• A platform for blogging and distributing one’s real estate knowledge
• Facebook-like feeds to update one’s community with time-sensitive announcements
With these features, investors can find deals and properties to purchase, and can identify any vendor whose services they might require. Vendors and service providers can get work and listings by reaching out to tens of thousands of potential customers.
“RealtyJoin is on a fast growth trajectory, and aims to be one of the most popular real estate social networking sites by the end of 2010,” said Andy Heller, co-founder of RealtyJoin. “If you want to succeed in the real estate field, you can’t be a well-kept secret. Others need to know who you are and what you are looking to do. You need an easy way of reaching out into your community and finding the customers and vendors that will help your business thrive. RealtyJoin is the first social networking site for the entire real estate industry.
To view questions and answers or to post a question, visit http://www.realtyjoin.com/
About RealtyTrac Inc.
RealtyTrac (http://www.realtytrac.com/) is the leading online marketplace of foreclosure properties, with more than 1.5 million default, auction and bank-owned listings from over 2,200 U.S. counties, along with detailed property, loan and home sales data. Hosting more than 3 million unique monthly visitors, RealtyTrac provides innovative technology solutions and practical education resources to facilitate buying, selling and investing in real estate. RealtyTrac’s foreclosure data has also been used by the Federal Reserve, FBI, U.S. Senate Joint Economic Committee and Banking Committee, U.S. Treasury Department, and numerous state housing and banking departments to help evaluate foreclosure trends and address policy issues related to foreclosures. RealtyTrac publishes a blog with daily updates on the foreclosure market (www.foreclosurepulse.com) and a monthly print newsletter covering the foreclosure market in depth (www.foreclosurenewsreport.com).
RealtyJoin (www.realtyjoin.com) is the leading social networking site for the entire real estate industry. RealtyJoin helps real estate investors, service providers, and other professionals find deals and relevant opportunities, as well as connect with the people they need. RealtyJoin formally launched in early 2010, and already has 1000s of members across the United States and Canada. RealtyJoin is based in Atlanta, Georgia with an office in San Francisco, California.
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