HomeGain Press Release

July 28, 2010

HomeGain Inducts 27 New Members Into Commissions Based Awards Clubs

HomeGain inducts 27 new real estate agents into its elite commissions based award clubs for closing home sales; Two HomeGain Members reach Diamond Club status for earning more than $500,000 in gross commissions

Emeryville, CA - HomeGain® a leading online real estate destination that connects home buyers and sellers with real estate professionals, today announced that it has inducted an additional 27 HomeGain members across 18 states into its commissions based award clubs for its AgentEvaluator® program.

"With today's announcement, HomeGain continues to provide concrete evidence that our marketing programs produce results for our members. While thousands of real estate professionals are spending inordinate amounts of time and money on social media and social media conferences, many HomeGain members continue to quietly earn commissions through their memberships with HomeGain," stated Louis Cammarosano, General Manager at HomeGain.

HomeGain has inducted the following award club members:

  • Two new HomeGain Diamond Club members (totaling 26 members who have earned $500,000 or more in gross real estate commissions from using HomeGain's AgentEvaluator program)
  • Six new HomeGain Platinum Club members (totaling 364 members who have earned $125,000 or more)
  • Ten new HomeGain Gold Club members (totaling 296 members who have earned $75,000 or more)
  • Nine new HomeGain Silver Club members (totaling 254 members who have earned $50,000 or more)
HomeGain also noted that it has two members in its Million Dollar Club (for agents who have earned more than $1,000,000 in gross real estate commissions).

Recently inducted HomeGain Award Club members had this to say regarding their HomeGain membership:

"I love HomeGain. I have been using them for over seven years now and I would say 60% of my business comes directly from them!" - Pamela Peck, Keller Williams Realty, Texas, New Gold Club member

"It is an honor to be a Diamond club member of the HomeGain organization. I have enjoyed a wonderful relationship with HomeGain and hope to continue for many years to come." - Andrea K. Dugan, RE/MAX Premier, Virginia, New Diamond Club member

HomeGain referred clients are consistently superior to any I've received from other companies. They are ready to buy and sell. My Regional Manager, [Samantha Apsey]* talk to Llena is great to work with. Samantha and HomeGain are valued partners in my business." - Ellen Kelliher & Damian Musello, GreenHome Realty, Massachusetts, New Silver Club members

"The AgentEvaluator leads and subsequent business has been a great supplement to my personal referral business. Those that have contacted me for the most part have been for real and have been an integral part of my business." - Charles Ginsberg, RE/MAX Leading Edge, Massachusetts, New Gold Club member

"HomeGain has been more than a great lead source for me. It has connected me with life-long friends. HomeGain has been an integral part of my business for more than seven years and it will continue to be." - Derek Bauer, Real Estate One, Michigan, New Platinum Club member

"Having over 25 years experience in real estate, we enjoy HomeGain's leads as an excellent source of extra business in this challenging market." - Jay Holop & Nina Davidson, Coldwell Banker Residential R.E., Florida, New Silver Club members

"'Luck is when preparation meets Opportunity.' We were very lucky to discover and use HomeGain, which is now an integral part of our overall Real Estate sales strategy." - Sarah and Steve Gerhart, Coldwell Banker George Realty, California, New Diamond Club members

Also inducted into new HomeGain Award Clubs are:

  • Cathy Eichorst, Southland Properties, California, New Silver Club member
  • Patricia Stewart, Trend Setter Realty, Texas, New Gold Club member
  • Mark Dimas, The Professional Group Realty, Texas, New Silver Club member
  • Randi Hutton, William Raveis, Connecticut, New Platinum Club member
  • Shellee Scherr, Signature Realty, Inc., Colorado, New Gold Club member
  • Andrew Neal, Century 21 Scheetz, New Platinum Club member
  • Greg Kinnear, RE/MAX Advantage Realty, Maryland, New Silver Club member
  • Gregory Schmidt, RE/MAX Realty Solutions, New Jersey, New Silver Club member
To see a complete list of all new club members, visit the HomeGain Real Estate Blog.

HomeGain Award Club members have earned over $100 million dollars worth of real estate commissions since 1999 when HomeGain was founded. Award Club membership has grown to include nearly 1,000 HomeGain members.

AgentEvaluator® is a competitive marketing program whereby consumers profile anonymously requesting that agents send them proposals as to why they should be selected. Due to its competitive nature, not all participating agents will be successful or make any money at all.

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.

Louis Cammarosano
510-594-4121 Office

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