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HomeLight Teams Up with U.S. News & World Report to Help Consumers Find Top Real Estate Agents


HomeLight's unparalleled agent performance and market data powers
agent recommendations and content for publisher of "The Best Places to
Live in the U.S."

the world's leading marketplace for connecting homeowners with real
estate agents, today announced its collaboration with U.S.
News & World Report
, the global authority in rankings and
consumer advice. Drawing on its analysis of more than 30 million
residential real estate transactions, HomeLight will power's
agent recommendation tool as well as provide market trends and editorial
content on the site's Real Estate section. offers objective research and advice on buying and selling a
home, making home improvements, financing and selecting an agent.
HomeLight's contributions will provide consumers with insight into
market statistics, top performing agents and other demographic data they
need to make informed decisions about real estate in more than 7,000
cities nationwide. Visitors to will be able to fill out a
short online form to immediately be connected with real estate agents
who are best poised to meet their needs based on the agents' past,
relevant performance.

"People come to because they're in the process of making an
important decision," said Chad Smolinski, chief product officer for U.S.
News. "Our collaboration with HomeLight gives them the tools and
information they need to better understand real estate trends in their
local market and connect directly with agents that can support their

Today's collaboration marks the latest in a number of partnerships
HomeLight has forged with companies looking to improve audience
engagement and expand their product offering. As the only company in the
United States using performance data to determine which agents sell
homes faster and for more money, HomeLight empowers even more homeowners
to make data-driven decisions in selecting the best real estate agent
for their specific needs through its network of trusted partners. Built
on HomeLight's robust data library, partners benefit from turnkey
implementation of:

  • Unique real estate agent data not available anywhere else
  • Customizable agent performance and market data for use on their site
  • Objective real estate agent recommendations for their users

"There is no shortage of information available online about real estate
today, but the quality of that information can vary greatly," said Devu
Gandhi, vice president of business development at HomeLight. "U.S. News
& World Report provides a well-established and trusted voice that
consumers need as they navigate a process that can be extremely
confusing. Combining that expertise with our robust data and agent
matching tools is a winning combination for home buyers and sellers."

In the past year alone, HomeLight has helped homeowners list nearly $5
billion worth of homes. The company currently has data on over two
million real estate agents, with more than 35,000 agents in its network
nationwide. Agents can claim
their profiles, upload additional data and transactions and sign up for
free to be part of the HomeLight network. To learn more about HomeLight,
or see its insights in action at

About HomeLight
HomeLight is the world's leading marketplace
for connecting home sellers with the best real estate agents.
HomeLight's algorithm uses real transaction data and matches homeowners
with agents proven to sell homes faster and for more money. These
data-driven matches provide objective, personalized recommendations that
accurately reflect past performance and success. HomeLight has
information on over two million agents and actively works with over
35,000 of them. With offices in San Francisco and Phoenix, HomeLight
conducts business nationwide. HomeLight is backed by Zeev Ventures,
Menlo Ventures, SGVC, CitiVentures, Bullpen Capital, Crosslink Capital,
Montage Ventures, GV, Innovation Endeavors and more. For more
information, visit

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