Homes.com launches new ‘conversational’ consumer-driven search experience

When a real estate company initially hires a web design firm, the company will ask the firm to share a few websites that inspire it. This gives the company a place to start, and a look inside what the firm prefers. That concept is one of the primary dr…

America’s housing market rebound: Too soon to declare victory

In the wake of the 2007 housing crash, America’s homeowners lost more than 6 trillion dollars of equity in their homes — about six times the gross domestic product of Australia, according to CNN Money. Millions saw their net worth plummet, lost their …

Homes.com president: ‘Think of us as the Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s of real estate portals’

Homes.com President David Mele feels no envy for his counterparts at Zillow and realtor.com. Chasing the next dollar for public owners? Striving for even more than 140 million unique viewer hits, when only 5 million to 6 million houses are sold in the …

The old peaks and new pitfalls of home prices

In July, the National Association of Realtors announced that by its calculations, the national median existing-home price for all housing types surpassed the record national median sales price of $230,400 set nine years ago …

Homes.com promotes new head of industry development from within

Real estate search portal Homes.com has promoted Andy Woolley to vice president of industry development, responsible for developing MLS, broker, franchise and other industry partnerships. As vice president overseeing sales and customer service, Woolley helped Homes.com — the fourth most …

Homes.com has new leader

Homes.com, the fifth most popular real estate site in the U.S., has a new leader. David Mele takes over leadership of the portal this week as president as competitors Zillow, Trulia and realtor.com are moving forward with merger deals that could …