"2010 was a year of tremendous activity at Move, as we took significant steps toward realigning our business to continue and grow our long standing market leadership," saidSteve Berkowitz, chief executive officer at Move, Inc. "Move's mission is to connect real estate professionals and consumers to facilitate more real estate transactions. The increased use of the internet and mobile devices in the real estate industry has changed the ways consumers and real estate professionals interact. Move is committed to delivering products and services that meet the market's needs. As we head into 2011, we are focused on serving the complete home-buying cycle with an expanding list of distribution partners and real estate solutions."
4th Quarter 2010 Highlights:
- Market leadership: Move maintained its leading market position, leading the industry in unique users and total engagement. In 2010, on a monthly basis, the Move Network attracted an average of 11 million unique users(1) who spent on average more than 224 million minutes monthly on our network(1). Visitors to the Move Network viewed nearly 4.4 billion total pages in 2010, more than the next six competitors combined.
- MortgageMatch.com: Launched in December, MortgageMatch.com was developed to give first time buyers or refinancing owners the tools they need to find and prequalify for the right loan in as little as 10 minutes. In its first month in operation, MortgageMatch.com's state-of-the-art decision engine helped more than 30,000 prospective homebuyers know in just a few minutes how much they can afford to borrow and what their monthly payments would be based on real rates and loan choices for which they qualify.
- AOL: Move announced an agreement whereby Move will power the AOL Real Estate search experience. The agreement delivers a powerful ad network for agents and advertisers to expand their reach and visibility to AOL.com's millions of monthly visitors. The AOL Real Estate experience powered by Move will deliver a user experience customized for AOL with instant access to accurate property listings, neighborhood and school content, and connections to real estate experts. Leveraging Move's ListHub network, Move will syndicate millions of listings to AOL Real Estate and power the home buyer's search experience.
- Mobile Highlights: Move launched the Realtor.com Real Estate Search Android and Windows Phone 7 application in November, building on the success of Move's Realtor.com iPhone app launched in January. In 2010, the Realtor.com mobile apps have been downloaded over 3 million times with hundreds of thousands of consumers connecting directly with real estate professionals.