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HomeFinder.com Releases First Open Home Pro Android(TM) App for Tablets

Companies mentioned in this article: HomeFinder.com

CHICAGO, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HomeFinder.com, a leading real estate search site, announces the official release of its Open Home Pro for Android(TM) tablet app. The free tablet app joins the top ranked iPad app, which replaces a paper and pen sign-in sheet at open houses. The Open Home Pro for Android(TM) app can be downloaded for free in Google Play.

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HomeFinder.com's launch of its first Open House Pro for Android(TM) tablet app will help more agents and brokers collect and convert leads at open houses. Android(TM) users can expect the same simplicity and time saving benefits trusted by more than 40,000 iPad users, including the ability to:

    --  Collect and convert qualified leads: Open Home Pro tells agents if
        potential homebuyers have an agent representing them, if they are
        pre-approved for a mortgage, and which leads are highly interested.
        After prospective buyers have entered their information, real estate
        agents can make notes as they tour the property.
    --  Automate follow-ups with homebuyers: As an open house is in progress,
        Open Home Pro automatically sends every visitor a follow-up email with
        property details and the real estate agent's contact information. If any
        changes are made to the listing (ex: price change), Open Home Pro will
        instantly notify all potential buyers of the change.
    --  Automatically identify qualified buyers: Post-open house, agents and
        brokers can easily sort through potential buyers who visited specific
        properties. Open Home Pro sends agents a lead report email and
        identifies the leads that deserve immediate attention.
    --  Increase traffic to open houses: One-click social media sharing saves
        agents time promoting their open houses.
    --  Create a feedback loop with visitors: The visitor feedback gives agents
        talking points to advise sellers on selling strategy and listing price
        adjustments.
    --  Connect with more homebuyers Listings can gain increased exposure
        through HomeFinder.com's national online consumer audience and the 375+
        local newspaper real estate search sites that HomeFinder.com powers.
    --  Access top-rated support: Open Home Pro is backed by HomeFinder.com's
        top rated support team, making sure agents get the answers they need
        quickly.

"Since we acquired Open Home Pro in late 2013, we have been eager to release the Android(TM) version so the thousands of Android(TM) using real estate agents can experience the same benefits as iPad users," says Doug Breaker, president and CEO, HomeFinder.com. "Over the last few months we've received hundreds of requests for an Android(TM) app; we listened to our audience and used this feedback to launch a new product."

Since the release of the Open Home Pro iPad app in 2010, more than 40,000 real estate agents have downloaded the app, and approximately 32,000 photos are uploaded per month.

Open Home Pro for Android(TM) is available for free in Google Play. For more information on Open Home Pro visit: http://www.homefinder.com/openhomepro/.

About HomeFinder.com
HomeFinder.com is a leading online real estate search site that provides digital marketing solutions to real estate agents and brokers. HomeFinder.com offers consumers an easy to navigate home search experience and access to more than four million national real estate listings. The company's mobile search platform includes a Real Estate Search iPhone app, Real Estate Android® app, and a mobile-optimized site.

60,000 real estate agents and brokers use HomeFinder.com's suite of affordable digital marketing solutions to connect with 3.4 million monthly visitors. The company's unique suite of marketing solutions includes Open Home Pro, My Market Ads, Single Property Websites, Enhanced Listings and Featured Properties.

Three leading media companies, Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Co. (NYSE: MNI) and Tribune Co., jointly own HomeFinder.com. The company is one of the only real estate search sites to provide relevant listing content to homebuyers through local online newspaper portals through this national affiliate network of more than 375 online newspaper partners. HomeFinder.com is headquartered in Chicago.

Contact:
Deanna Lawley
312.605.9925
dlawley@homefinder.com
www.homefinder.com

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