HomeGain Press Release

June 22, 2009

HomeGain Inducts 17 Realtor® Members Into New Diamond Club

Members of HomeGain's AgentEvaluator® real estate marketing program are recognized for achieving half a million dollars or more in gross commissions

Emeryville, CA - HomeGain one of the first major websites to connect home buyers and sellers with Realtors®, today announced it has launched the HomeGain Diamond Club to recognize members of AgentEvaluator® for attaining a half a million dollars mark in gross lifetime commissions. With this launch, HomeGain is inducting 17 real estate agents from across the U.S. into the new club.

"We congratulate our new AgentEvaluator® Diamond Club members and expect to be naming further members to this prestigious group in the coming months," stated Louis Cammarosano, General Manager at HomeGain. "Unlike the anecdotal evidence of the success of our competitors' marketing solutions, HomeGain offers concrete proof that our programs result in closed business, and, in many cases, lots of it."

Diamond Club inductees include:
  • Jeffrey Bastress, Startpoint Realty in Massachusetts
  • Virginia Cheezum, RE/MAX Allegiance in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. areas
  • Les Davis, Realty Executives Metro One in Missouri
  • Dorothy and David Eiglarsh, The Eiglarsh Team in Florida
  • Sheryl Goble, Realty Executives Premiere in Illinois
  • Doug Goss, RE/MAX Real Estate Services in California
  • Sharon Kunz, RE/MAX Greater Atlanta in Georgia
  • Joseph Niece, Joe Niece Team at RE/MAX Results in Minnesota
  • Brenda Porter, Porter and Associates in Nevada
  • Barbara Tidwell, Keller Williams Realty in Texas
"I've been with HomeGain for many years and it's become a critical piece of my business," stated Virginia Cheezum, Associate Broker with RE/MAX Allegiance and new Diamond Club inductee. "I continue to be impressed and delighted with the quality of leads they provide. HomeGain does a magnificent job and provides a valued service. I am delighted to receive this recognition!"

HomeGain has previously recognized its AgentEvaluator® agents' successes by inducting members in four additional clubs including:
  • 224 Silver Club members who have earned $50,000 or greater in gross commissions from AgentEvaluator® leads
  • 278 Gold Club members who have earned over $75,000 in gross commissions
  • 359 Platinum Club members who have earned over $125,000 in gross commissions
  • Two Million Dollar Club members who have earned over $1,000,000 in gross commissions
AgentEvaluator® is an Internet marketing program for real estate professionals who are looking to connect with homebuyers and home sellers. To learn about the program, please visit www.homegain.com/agentevaluator.

About HomeGain

HomeGain is a leading provider of online marketing solutions that connect real estate agents and brokers with home buyers and sellers. HomeGain offers free services to find and compare real estate agents, research home values, and view homes for sale. Since 1999 REALTORS® have used HomeGain's real estate marketing programs to connect with consumers, promote their services and grow their business. HomeGain.com has been a top visited real estate website since 1999. HomeGain is your real estate connection.

About Classified Ventures

Classified Ventures™ is a strategic joint venture among five media companies, including Belo Corp. (NYSE:BLC), Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE:GCI), The McClatchy Co. (NYSE:MNI), Tribune Co. (NYSE:TRB) and The Washington Post Co. (NYSE:WPO), whose objectives are to collectively capitalize on the revenue growth in the online advertising categories of automotive, real estate and rentals.

Contact:
Louis Cammarosano
510-594-4121 Office
louis@homegain.com

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