Weichert Expands Offering to Agents, Web Site Vistors Through Agreement With Realtytrac
MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.– Weichert,
Realtors® recently entered
in to a new agreement with RealtyTrac (www.realtytrac.com),
the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties that enables the
national real estate company to add foreclosure data to its popular consumer Web
site, Weichert.com. The deal also
provides for discounted membership pricing for all Weichert sales associates.
“We are glad to be working with a leader in
the foreclosure business like RealtyTrac,” said Mike Montsko, president of the
Weichert Lead Network. “This agreement gives us the ability to incorporate a
comprehensive database of foreclosure properties with the more than 2 million
listings already available for consumers to search on our site.”
As a result of the agreement, Weichert
sales associates can take advantage of a discounted subscription to
RealtyTrac. This membership will entitle
Weichert sales associates to access to RealtyTrac data, countless articles and
resource guides, discounts on print and eBooks and property reports, and a host
of helpful tools, services and training.
“We’re excited about connecting Weichert’s
extensive network of real estate professionals with our foreclosure data and
educational materials,” said Rick Sharga,
senior vice president at RealtyTrac. “This partnership is an important step in
continuing our mission of opening up the once hidden foreclosure marketplace.”
A top 30 real estate Web site, weichert.com
had over 32 million visitors in 2008.
Indicative of its value to consumers, weichert.com consistently ranks as
a top site among all real estate companies for the length of time that visitors
spend at the site, according to Hitwise®, which monitors
the activity of major Web sites.
Weichert has nearly 18,000 sales associates
in approximately 500 company-owned and franchised sales offices in key markets
throughout the U.S. A family of full-service real estate and
financial services companies, Weichert helps customers buy and sell both
residential and commercial real estate, and streamlines the delivery of
mortgages and home and title insurance.
For more information, Weichert's customer service center can be reached
at 1-800-USA-SOLD or at Weichert's Web site, www.weichert.com. Each Weichert franchised office is
independently owned and operated.
About RealtyTrac Inc.
RealtyTrac (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,
and detailed property, loan and sales data appended to its foreclosure records.
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.
Cited by thousands of media outlets each
quarter — including all the major news networks, leading publications such as The
Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA TODAY, and many others,
RealtyTrac’s foreclosure data also has 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.