CHICAGO, IL – November 18, 2014 – The Local Media Consortium, a nationwide alliance of leading local media outlets, announced a new partnership with HomeFinder.com, a top digital real estate site. The agreement will provide consumers nationwide with local access to more than four million real estate listings on HomeFinder.com.
The Local Media Consortium (LMC) represents more than 55 local media companies in top markets across the United States and Puerto Rico covering more than 1,200 individual publications. LMC has an audience footprint of more than 470 monthly million unique visitors (aggregate), and LMC member companies serve more than four billion page views monthly.
HomeFinder.com powers the real estate search for leading media companies including The McClatchy Company, Tribune Company, Gannett Company Inc. and GateHouse Media. HomeFinder.com’s partnership with the Local Media Consortium will expand this media reach, so consumers both in and outside these markets can experience the same real estate search experience.
“Providing consumers with easy access to accurate real estate listings is a great service our local media outlets will now add to a solid lineup of digital products and services,” says Christian A. Hendricks, chair of the Local Media Consortium’s Executive Committee and vice president of Interactive Media for The McClatchy Company. “HomeFinder.com’s experience delivering superior real estate products to consumers and real estate agents, as well as its dedication to working with local media companies, will benefit our members, customers and consumers for years to come.”
HomeFinder.com provides its visitors with an easy-to-navigate home search experience via desktop and mobile. Its long-standing relationships with MLS’s and real estate brokerages nationwide ensure the integrity and selection of digital real estate listing content.
“We’re excited to provide an exponentially larger consumer audience access to HomeFinder.com’s real estate listings,” says Doug Breaker, president and CEO of HomeFinder.com. “Our partnership also provides us with the potential to increase our broker and data relationships, to only continue improving the listing content quality we can offer consumers.”
The LMC goes through an extensive, months-long process to choose partner companies, including polling media members about their needs and priorities, and vetting only the highest-quality service providers who have expressed interest in working with the Consortium. LMC members are not bound to work exclusively with specific service providers, but the benefit to both members and the service providers is significant.
About the Local Media Consortium
More information about the Local Media Consortium is available at www.localmediaconsortium.com. Local Media Consortium members are: A.H. Belo, The Bakersfield Californian, Ballantine Communications, BH Media Group, Boston Globe Media Partners, The Buffalo News, Calkins Media, Columbian Publishing Company, Cooke North Carolina Publications, Cox Media Group, The Day Publishing Company, Deseret Digital Media, Digital First Media, The Dispatch Printing Company, Evening Post Industries, Forum Communications, Freedom Communications, GateHouse Media, The Gazette Company, Halifax Media Group, Harris Enterprises, Hearst Newspapers, Herald Interactive, KTBS, Lee Enterprises, Maine Today Media, The McClatchy Company, Morris Communications, Newsday, New York Daily News, The Nutting Company, The Oklahoma Publishing Company, Paddock Publications, Paxton Media, Pioneer News Group, Randall Family, Randall Family, Sandusky Newspaper Group, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Schurz Communications Inc., Scripps, The Seattle Times, Shaw Family Holdings, Sonoma Media Investments, Star Tribune Media Company, Swift Communications, Sun-Times Media, Tampa Media Group, Tennessee Valley Printing Company, Times Publishing Company, Times-Shamrock Communications, Trib Total Media, WEHCO Media and Wrapports Productions.
The media outlets represented by the Local Media Consortium include major market daily newspapers and leading local television stations such as The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Chicago Sun-Times, The Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, The Kansas City Star, The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal, Miami Herald, Omaha World-Herald, Orange County Register, The Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, (Minneapolis) Star Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Tampa Tribune, WMAR, Channel 2, Baltimore; WXYZ, Channel 7, Detroit; WRTV, Channel 6, Indianapolis; WFTV, Channel 9, Orlando; KNX-TV, Channel 15, Phoenix; and KIRO-TV Channel 7, Seattle.