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We’re now offering FREE Standard Plan subscriptions to all Chicagoland REALTORS®

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Here’s our announcement from yesterday:

Chicago, IL – January 14, 2010 –, a website that helps Chicagoland REALTORS® strengthen their web presence, stand out from competing agents, and attract prospective buyers and sellers looking for a real estate agent, is now offering free Standard Plan subscriptions to all Chicagoland REALTORS®. No credit card information is required. As before, the site does not charge any referral, lead or territory-based fees., a new Affiliate Member of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®, invites agents to distinguish themselves across a variety of categories important to buyers and sellers, including success stories, relevant statistics, expertise, local market knowledge, service level, price, etc. Agents can target specific prospects (first time buyers, short sales, etc.) and post buyer and listing referral fee offers for participating agents to consider. Standard Plan subscribers can create one Buyer Package and one Listing Package that will be displayed in appropriate buyer and seller search results, respectively.

“REALTORS® are not commodities, and they shouldn’t be marketing themselves as if they were,” opined Michael Erdman, President and Founder of “We wanted to make it easier for Chicagoland real estate agents to highlight their individual strengths to home buyers and sellers, so we decided to start giving away Standard Plan subscriptions to all area REALTORS®,” he added. is unlike existing “find an agent” websites. The site is regularly promoted to prospective home buyers and sellers in Chicagoland, but does not solicit agent ratings or reviews. It also excludes “featured placements” and broker ads from search results. The site provides equal treatment to “top producers,” new agents, and everyone in between. continues to offer its Premium Plan subscription, which includes a personalized Profile Page and other amenities, for $9/month or $99/year (cancel at any time). The site serves all of Lake, DuPage, Cook (including all Chicago neighborhoods), Will, McHenry, Kane and Kendall counties.