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Thursday, November 19, 2009

PropertyPursuit.com featured in several top national news outlets

The re-launch of PropertyPursuit.com was announced less than one week ago, but several national media outlets have already picked up the story.

Inman News, one of the top real estate news websites, featured an article on PropertyPursuit.com atop the 'Top News' section of the Inman home page. Read Inman News' article on PropertyPursuit.com here.

REAL Trends, Steve Murray's real estate publishing and communications company, has an article on PropertyPursuit.com's release here.

PropertyPursuit.com's news release was also featured on Forbes.com, PR-Inside.com, Business Wire and other major news websites.

Forbes featured a release about The Real Estate Book feeding its online listings to PropertyPursuit.com here. The PropertyPursuit.com and The Real Estate Book release was also featured on EarthTimes.com here.

PR-Inside.com has the PropertyPursuit.com and TREB release here, Business Wire carried it here, and Herald Online has the story here.

As time goes on, PropertyPursuit.com will continue to gain national traction, and we'll continue to keep you posted on the outlets carrying information on PropertyPursuit.com.

As PropertyPursuit.com continues to grow in popularity, more consumers will use the national property search real estate portal to find their next home or real estate agent, and Delta Media Group will continue sending those consumers to your real estate agent or brokerage website.

Click here to create your FREE real estate agent profile on PropertyPursuit.com, and start improving your exposure and real estate search engine optimization today!

PropertyPursuit.com featured in several top national news outlets

The re-launch of PropertyPursuit.com was announced less than one week ago, but several national media outlets have already picked up the story.

Inman News, one of the top real estate news websites, featured an article on PropertyPursuit.com atop the 'Top News' section of the Inman home page. Read Inman News' article on PropertyPursuit.com here.

REAL Trends, Steve Murray's real estate publishing and communications company, has an article on PropertyPursuit.com's release here.

PropertyPursuit.com's news release was also featured on Forbes.com, PR-Inside.com, Business Wire and other major news websites.

Forbes featured a release about The Real Estate Book feeding its online listings to PropertyPursuit.com here. The PropertyPursuit.com and The Real Estate Book release was also featured on EarthTimes.com here.

PR-Inside.com has the PropertyPursuit.com and TREB release here, Business Wire carried it here, and Herald Online has the story here.

As time goes on, PropertyPursuit.com will continue to gain national traction, and we'll continue to keep you posted on the outlets carrying information on PropertyPursuit.com.

As PropertyPursuit.com continues to grow in popularity, more consumers will use the national property search real estate portal to find their next home or real estate agent, and Delta Media Group will continue sending those consumers to your real estate agent or brokerage website.

Click here to create your FREE real estate agent profile on PropertyPursuit.com, and start improving your exposure and real estate search engine optimization today!

PropertyPursuit.com Questions and Answers

Since Friday’s launch of PropertyPursuit.com, the newest broker and agent-centric national real estate listings portal, we’ve had quite a bit of interest in what the system is and how it works. To help everyone better understand the values of PropertyPursuit.com, Delta Media Group has assembled a Q&A on the national real estate website.


What is PropertyPursuit.com?
PropertyPursuit.com is a unique broker and agent-centric real estate listings portal built for consumers to easily search for homes or real estate agents nationwide, and brokers and agents to improve their exposure, online marketing and search engine optimization. PropertyPursuit.com launched with over one million listings Friday to coordinate with the start of the NAR Conference and Expo, and is adding more listings daily.

What makes PropertyPursuit.com different from other real estate listings portals?
PropertyPursuit.com is unique in that it is built for brokers and agents. While the end product is a consumer-focused real estate website, PropertyPursuit.com drives all leads directly to brokers and agents free of charge, and drives consumers to broker and agent websites to help improve their online business.

Where does PropertyPursuit.com get its data?
PropertyPursuit.com receives data directly from brokers and agents, and also from listing syndication companies that offer enhanced listing exposure at the broker and agents’ permission.

Where do leads from PropertyPursuit.com go?
All leads from PropertyPursuit.com are routed free of charge directly to the brokerage or agent that the listing belongs to.

Does PropertyPursuit.com ever sell leads?
No. Neither PropertyPursuit.com nor Delta Media Group sells leads. We believe the lead is the property of the real estate brokerage and agent. Delta Media Group offers services to help brokerages and agents improve their listing exposure and online leads, and PropertyPursuit.com is one of those services.

Does PropertyPursuit.com display IDX data.
No. In order to best follow IDX and VOW guidelines, PropertyPursuit.com only displays those listings provided to it by brokers and agents directly, and listing syndication sources like ListHub and The Real Estate Book. PropertyPursuit.com only accepts listings syndicated from companies that receive broker permission to syndicate listings. In addition to PropertyPursuit.com’s data, Delta Media Group aggregates more than 3.5 million listings daily for its real estate broker and agent website customers, but those IDX/VOW listings are not incorporated within PropertyPursuit.com.

Why does my listing appear on PropertyPursuit.com?
Your listing could display for a number of reasons, but the three primary reasons include:

1/ Your MLS has agreed to send your listings to data syndication portals, including PropertyPursuit.com.
2/ You are a customer of Delta Media Group and have authorized this.
3/ Your broker has authorized Delta Media Group to display your listing data. Typically, this is done by logging in to one of the MLS-approved data syndication partner websites of PropertyPursuit.com. These partners currently include ListHub and The Real Estate Book, but there may be additional partners in the near future.

Please note: Although these are the three most common examples of why your listing might appear on PropertyPursuit.com, it is recommended that you speak to the Designated REALTOR® from your office responsible for approving such matters for your brokerage, and discuss any further questions, including your broker’s data syndication policy.

How much does PropertyPursuit.com cost?
PropertyPursuit.com is free to consumers, and offers free profiles to all real estate brokerages using Delta Media Group, and to all real estate agents. PropertyPursuit.com also offers upgraded marketing services to brokers and agents that are built to maximize online exposure.

How do I fill out my free real estate agent profile on PropertyPursuit.com?
Creating your free real estate agent account on PropertyPursuit.com is easy! Just visit the following link and fill in the required information:
http://www.propertypursuit.com/Agents-Center/New-Account/

What kind of marketing packages does PropertyPursuit.com offer?
PropertyPursuit.com offers marketing packages for agents and listings. Each are built to improve exposure, online marketing capabilities and search engine optimization. For more information, visit:
http://www.propertypursuit.com/Advertise-With-Us/Property-Packages/Featured-Properties/

More questions on PropertyPursuit.com? Visit PropertyPursuit.com for further details, or click to contact Property Pursuit.

PropertyPursuit.com Questions and Answers

Since Friday’s launch of PropertyPursuit.com, the newest broker and agent-centric national real estate listings portal, we’ve had quite a bit of interest in what the system is and how it works. To help everyone better understand the values of PropertyPursuit.com, Delta Media Group has assembled a Q&A on the national real estate website.


What is PropertyPursuit.com?
PropertyPursuit.com is a unique broker and agent-centric real estate listings portal built for consumers to easily search for homes or real estate agents nationwide, and brokers and agents to improve their exposure, online marketing and search engine optimization. PropertyPursuit.com launched with over one million listings Friday to coordinate with the start of the NAR Conference and Expo, and is adding more listings daily.

What makes PropertyPursuit.com different from other real estate listings portals?
PropertyPursuit.com is unique in that it is built for brokers and agents. While the end product is a consumer-focused real estate website, PropertyPursuit.com drives all leads directly to brokers and agents free of charge, and drives consumers to broker and agent websites to help improve their online business.

Where does PropertyPursuit.com get its data?
PropertyPursuit.com receives data directly from brokers and agents, and also from listing syndication companies that offer enhanced listing exposure at the broker and agents’ permission.

Where do leads from PropertyPursuit.com go?
All leads from PropertyPursuit.com are routed free of charge directly to the brokerage or agent that the listing belongs to.

Does PropertyPursuit.com ever sell leads?
No. Neither PropertyPursuit.com nor Delta Media Group sells leads. We believe the lead is the property of the real estate brokerage and agent. Delta Media Group offers services to help brokerages and agents improve their listing exposure and online leads, and PropertyPursuit.com is one of those services.

Does PropertyPursuit.com display IDX data.
No. In order to best follow IDX and VOW guidelines, PropertyPursuit.com only displays those listings provided to it by brokers and agents directly, and listing syndication sources like ListHub and The Real Estate Book. PropertyPursuit.com only accepts listings syndicated from companies that receive broker permission to syndicate listings. In addition to PropertyPursuit.com’s data, Delta Media Group aggregates more than 3.5 million listings daily for its real estate broker and agent website customers, but those IDX/VOW listings are not incorporated within PropertyPursuit.com.

Why does my listing appear on PropertyPursuit.com?
Your listing could display for a number of reasons, but the three primary reasons include:

1/ Your MLS has agreed to send your listings to data syndication portals, including PropertyPursuit.com.
2/ You are a customer of Delta Media Group and have authorized this.
3/ Your broker has authorized Delta Media Group to display your listing data. Typically, this is done by logging in to one of the MLS-approved data syndication partner websites of PropertyPursuit.com. These partners currently include ListHub and The Real Estate Book, but there may be additional partners in the near future.

Please note: Although these are the three most common examples of why your listing might appear on PropertyPursuit.com, it is recommended that you speak to the Designated REALTOR® from your office responsible for approving such matters for your brokerage, and discuss any further questions, including your broker’s data syndication policy.

How much does PropertyPursuit.com cost?
PropertyPursuit.com is free to consumers, and offers free profiles to all real estate brokerages using Delta Media Group, and to all real estate agents. PropertyPursuit.com also offers upgraded marketing services to brokers and agents that are built to maximize online exposure.

How do I fill out my free real estate agent profile on PropertyPursuit.com?
Creating your free real estate agent account on PropertyPursuit.com is easy! Just visit the following link and fill in the required information:
http://www.propertypursuit.com/Agents-Center/New-Account/

What kind of marketing packages does PropertyPursuit.com offer?
PropertyPursuit.com offers marketing packages for agents and listings. Each are built to improve exposure, online marketing capabilities and search engine optimization. For more information, visit:
http://www.propertypursuit.com/Advertise-With-Us/Property-Packages/Featured-Properties/

More questions on PropertyPursuit.com? Visit PropertyPursuit.com for further details, or click to contact Property Pursuit.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Delta Media Group launches national real estate search site, PropertyPursuit.com

Coordinated with the start of the NAR Conference Friday, Delta Media Group officially launched the newest national real estate portal www.PropertyPursuit.com.

Property Pursuit launches with more than one million listings, and will continue to grow. It is unique in that leads from the site are routed back to the broker and agent real estate websites free of charge, and will filter through Delta Media Group's DeltaNet lead management system, for those brokers and agents using our real estate websites.

We posted a blog entry and the official press release about the announcement of PropertyPursuit.com Friday on our Delta Media Group blog, and we'll release more info as it comes along!

Delta Media Group launches national real estate search site, PropertyPursuit.com

Coordinated with the start of the NAR Conference Friday, Delta Media Group officially launched the newest national real estate portal www.PropertyPursuit.com.

Property Pursuit launches with more than one million listings, and will continue to grow. It is unique in that leads from the site are routed back to the broker and agent real estate websites free of charge, and will filter through Delta Media Group's DeltaNet lead management system, for those brokers and agents using our real estate websites.

We posted a blog entry and the official press release about the announcement of PropertyPursuit.com Friday on our Delta Media Group blog, and we'll release more info as it comes along!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Delta Media Group launches new national real estate portal site PropertyPursuit.com

Your listing exposure is about to drastically increase.

Delta Media Group just set live the newest national real estate portal site, PropertyPursuit.com!

Property Pursuit is a unique broker and agent-centric portal, designed specifically to send all leads directly to the respective real estate broker or agent, and drive consumers to their real estate websites. It was launched to coordinate with the start of this year's NAR Conference & Expo, and can be found online at www.PropertyPursuit.com.

Please see the official PropertyPursuit.com press release below:

CANTON, Ohio – (November 13, 2009)
Delta Media Group, a leading real estate Web site and lead management developer of more than 32,000 broker and agent sites, today announced the launch of PropertyPursuit.com, a broker and agent-centric national real estate portal.

PropertyPursuit.com is unique in that it drives all leads from the site directly to the respective broker or agent. With easy-to-search tools and more than one million listings at the time of debut, PropertyPursuit.com will provide home buyers a highly user-friendly experience in finding their next home.

“It’s extremely gratifying that a company of the caliber of Delta Media Group has decided to launch a broker and agent-centric global portal that is so easy to use for today’s buyers and sellers,” said Chad Ochsner, president of RE/MAX Alliance in Denver. “It is refreshing to see a company like Delta Media Group build this national portal. The organization is comprised of extremely well-known, highly qualified experts in the real estate Web site, lead management, SEO and SEM industries, and we are confident that PropertyPursuit.com will quickly become the REALTOR™ site of choice in the real estate industry.”

PropertyPursuit.com provides home searchers with the most comprehensive online real estate search tools available. Beginning with a unique Internet Protocol (IP) address look-up that displays the visitor’s city at log-in, the site offers distinct search functions including an easy search, advanced search and search map, as well as the abilities to search by address, zip code, listing features and more.

“PropertyPursuit.com will enable Web site visitors to experience single-click access to local listings and in-depth search options for specific criteria for desired real estate properties and features,” said Mike Minard, president of Delta Media Group. “Visitors additionally have access to an abundant amount of the most up-to-date property listings on the market. PropertyPursuit.com provides the users with the options they desire and accommodates all the various methods consumers prefer to use when searching for real estate.”

PropertyPursuit.com gives buyers the ability to narrow their search results in their effort to find their dream home, and its smart technology displays similarly priced properties in the area they are searching. Homebuyers can access convenient graphical links to property features and details from each listing detail page, and can also contact the listing agent directly for more information or to schedule a showing. The site also displays available open houses and current price reductions, and gives users the ability to print a listing flier, pinpoint their chosen location, view large photo galleries, videos and slide shows, calculate mortgage payments and review community and school information. Buyers can save their search criteria and schedule to receive updates when properties become available that match their requirements.

Visit www.PropertyPursuit.com for more details, or contact Mike Minard at mike@deltagroup.com.

About Delta Media Group:
Canton, Ohio-based Delta Media Group is a national real estate technology developer. Serving more than 32,000 broker and agent real estate professionals and managing more than four million listings daily, Delta Media Group builds one of the most profitable tools for major brokers in the real estate industry. Delta Media Group has been in business since 1994, and works with independent and franchise brokerages across the country. Delta Media Group specializes in real estate Web sites, real estate lead management, mobile applications, IDX property search, and real estate search engine optimization (SEO). Visit www.DeltaGroup.com for more info.

Major announcement planned for today

Delta Media Group will make a very exciting announcement today to coincide with the start of the NAR REALTORS Conference & Expo, beginning this afternoon in San Diego.

Delta Media Group will release a system notice notifying all real estate brokers, admins and agents of the announcement, and will distribute the details through many real estate news platforms.

Check back to Delta Media Group's blog for more details.

If you're attending the NAR Conference, make sure to stop by booth #1948 to visit with a Delta Media Group representative.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Google positiong itself to take advantage of the mobile push...are you?

Google announced today its plans to purchase AdMob, a mobile Internet ad provider.

The price tag? $750 million in stocks.

While it seems unrelated to real estate, the move signifies the growing importance of mobile Web usage, and the opportunity available for those who get in the mobile game early.

Delta Media Group realized this opportunity, and this summer released Mobile Broker Advantage™, a real estate brokerage website built specifically for mobile Internet browsers.

Google plans to use AdMob to "help the company's advertising partners improve how they target mobile Web users," according to a CNNMoney.com article.

Mobile Broker Advantage™ was built for the purpose of targeting mobile Web users. Mobile search keeps growing, and more and more consumers look to their cell phones to quickly and easily find homes online. Yet most real estate companies have no presence on the mobile side, other than possibly a convoluted real estate website that displays incorrectly in some browsers, forbids a simple property search in others, and even crashes some.

Mobile Broker Advantage™ not only is void of those issues, but gives real estate brokerages the ability to be one of only a handful of mobile-specific broker websites in a market. In many markets, it is the first and only mobile real estate website.

More benefits to Mobile Broker Advantage™ are: 1/ It's not an app, which restricts consumer usage since apps are only usable on certain phones, and 2/ Unlike other mobile sites, it requires no log-in to use, which turns many consumers away before ever seeing the resources available.

Mobile Broker Advantage™ gives users the easiest tools available to search all real estate listings, open houses and agents in a given market, and encourages them to easily request showings, ask questions, or even quick-call a real estate agent directly. All leads are filtered through Delta Media Group's real estate lead management system for easy, Web-based lead and contact tracking.

Click here for more information on Mobile Broker Advantage™.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Delta Media Group attending NAR Conference & Expo

Delta Media Group will again be at the National Association of Realtors Conference and Expo, scheduled to be held November 13-16 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Delta Media Group's booth number is 1948. We have a large booth again this year, and will be unveiling several new products, in addition to the recent release of our Mobile Broker Advantage™ solution. And, as always, we'll be demoing our popular real estate website and lead management systems.

We'll release more details on the NAR Conference soon. Meanwhile, we'd love to know if you plan on attending the conference. If so, please let us know and make sure to stop by the booth to see us!

Delta Media Group launches new real estate website for Prudential Plus Realty

Delta Media Group has been busy in recent weeks!

In addition to NAR Conference planning, the release of Mobile Broker Advantage™, the release of customizable real estate agent websites, and putting some finishing touches on soon-to-be-announced new products, we've launched several new real estate website and lead management systems.

Today, we introduced a new real estate website for Prudential Plus Realty. Prudential Plus Realty lists homes for sale in Columbus, Ohio and surrounding communities, including Powell, Dublin, Lewis Center, Worthington, Westerville, Upper Arlington, Clintonville/Beechwold, New Albany and Hilliard. Visit Prudential Plus Realty online at www.PruPlusRealty.com.

We'll update more on the other new real estate websites soon. Check back to Delta Media Group's Real Estate News blog for more information...or, you can be among the first to see all Delta Media Group updates by Fanning our Facebook Page and following Delta Media Group on Twitter!

Delta Media Group launches new real estate website for Prudential Plus Realty

Delta Media Group has been busy in recent weeks!

In addition to NAR Conference planning, the release of Mobile Broker Advantage™, the release of customizable real estate agent websites, and putting some finishing touches on soon-to-be-announced new products, we've launched several new real estate website and lead management systems.

Today, we introduced a new real estate website for Prudential Plus Realty. Prudential Plus Realty lists homes for sale in Columbus, Ohio and surrounding communities, including Powell, Dublin, Lewis Center, Worthington, Westerville, Upper Arlington, Clintonville/Beechwold, New Albany and Hilliard. Visit Prudential Plus Realty online at www.PruPlusRealty.com.

We'll update more on the other new real estate websites soon. Check back to Delta Media Group's Real Estate News blog for more information...or, you can be among the first to see all Delta Media Group updates by Fanning our Facebook Page and following Delta Media Group on Twitter!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Google Maps now features homes for sale

Google updated its popular Maps system today to display real estate listings.

Now, when using Google Maps, you can click the "More" button on the map and find a check box titled "Real Estate." Upon clicking it, you'll see red dots representing homes for sale at their locations. Read Google's post on the Maps update on the Google Lat Long Blog.

Google appears to be pulling the listing data from its Google Base system. So if you are currently syndicating your listings to Google Base or a listing syndication company that syndicates to Google Base, they should already be on the map. If not, Delta Media Group can automatically syndicate your listings to Google Base for you. Click the "Data Feeds" button on the Admin side of the DeltaNet for more info.

It will be interesting to see if the Google Maps real estate feature will spark the interest of consumers. While it certainly is a convenient option, it seemed to go live today with little hoopla among the real estate industry. Maybe the focus was on the potential extension of the first-time homebuyer tax credit. On either front, check back to Delta Media Group's News blog for more info.

Google Maps now features homes for sale

Google updated its popular Maps system today to display real estate listings.

Now, when using Google Maps, you can click the "More" button on the map and find a check box titled "Real Estate." Upon clicking it, you'll see red dots representing homes for sale at their locations. Read Google's post on the Maps update on the Google Lat Long Blog.

Google appears to be pulling the listing data from its Google Base system. So if you are currently syndicating your listings to Google Base or a listing syndication company that syndicates to Google Base, they should already be on the map. If not, Delta Media Group can automatically syndicate your listings to Google Base for you. Click the "Data Feeds" button on the Admin side of the DeltaNet for more info.

It will be interesting to see if the Google Maps real estate feature will spark the interest of consumers. While it certainly is a convenient option, it seemed to go live today with little hoopla among the real estate industry. Maybe the focus was on the potential extension of the first-time homebuyer tax credit. On either front, check back to Delta Media Group's News blog for more info.