LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Move, Inc., the leader in online real estate search, has signed a new exclusive three-year content distribution agreement with online leader MSN. As a result, the more than 94.8 million(1) monthly MSN visitors will continue to have instant access to the largest online collection of resale homes, new homes, and rentals at Move.com and Move-operated REALTOR.com(R). This new agreement replaces an existing agreement signed by the two leaders in 2003.
Visitors to MSN can access millions of real estate listing and relevant services from Move.com by going to MSN Real Estate from the MSN home page. In addition to detailed property information, video home tours, photos, floor plans, and hyper-local information on 50,000 neighborhoods in 400 metro areas, MSN visitors clicking to Move.com can also connect directly with REALTORS(R), mortgage services and professional movers to help make the process of buying and selling a home easier.
“Move is pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with MSN,” said Lorna Borenstein, president of Move, Inc. “MSN Real Estate is a valuable resource for consumers and Move is excited to deliver convenient access to the largest, freshest and most comprehensive online collection of real estate listings to the MSN audience. This renewed relationship reaffirms our commitment to provide consumers with the best online real estate search experience.”
As part of this new agreement, MSN and Move.com have agreed to continue joint exploration efforts to develop new search tools to improve the consumer experience and access to listing data on the Move network of web sites.
“Enabling access to Move.com’s comprehensive set of resale homes, new homes and rentals is a big win for our MSN Real Estate users,” said Don Holtzinger, senior director of business development for MSN. “We pride ourselves on having the most complete and comprehensive coverage in each of our vertical channels, and this renewal helps solidify our position. We're happy to continue our strong relationship with Move.com.”
ABOUT MOVE, INC.
Move, Inc. (Nasdaq: MOVE), the leading online network of websites for real estate search, finance, and moving, is the essential resource for consumers seeking the information and connections they need before, during and after a move. Move, Inc., operates Move.com(TM) (http://www.move.com), a leading destination for information on new homes and rental listings, moving, home and garden and home finance; REALTOR.com(R) (http://www.realtor.com), the official Web site of the National Association of REALTORS(R); Welcome Wagon(R) (http://www.welcomewagon.com); Moving.com; SeniorHousingNet(TM); TOP PRODUCER(R) Systems; FactoryBuiltHousing.com; and Home Plans. Move, Inc. is based in Westlake Village, Calif. and employs more than 1600 individuals throughout North America. For more information: http://www.move.com.
About MSN and Windows Live
MSN attracts more than 465 million unique users worldwide per month. With localized versions available globally in 42 markets and 21 languages, MSN is a world leader in delivering compelling programmed content experiences to consumers and online advertising opportunities to businesses worldwide. Windows Live, a comprehensive set of personal Internet services and software, is designed to bring together in one place all the relationships, information and interests people care about most, with enhanced safety and security features across their PC, devices and the Web. MSN and Windows Live will be offered alongside each other as complementary services. Some Windows Live services entered an early beta phase on Nov. 1, 2005; these and future beta updates can be found at http://ideas.live.com. Windows Live is available at http://www.live.com. MSN is located on the Web at http://www.msn.com.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including information about management's view of Move’s future expectations, plans and prospects, within the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the results of Move, its subsidiaries, divisions and concepts to be materially different than those expressed or implied in such statements. These risk factors and others are included from time to time in documents Move files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to, its Form 10-Ks, Form 10-Qs and Form 8-Ks. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on Move’s future results. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. Move cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Finally, Move expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
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