has consumers rethinking the way they approach the home search process. To accommodate consumers, ForRent.com, anchor website for For Rent Media Solutions™, a division of Dominion Enterprises, announces the launch of its exclusive partnership with newly redesigned Homes.com. Through this partnership, consumers searching homes for a place to live have more options to review during their online search process.
In a June 2010 study conducted by the National Apartment Association, 76 percent of consumers now believe renting to be a better option than homeownership — a 5 percent increase from 2008.
“Because consumers researching homes to rent are changing the way they search, we felt it was necessary to expand our online presence,” said Terry Slattery, president, For Rent Media Solutions. “A Harris Interactive study noted, 25 percent of people who plan to move in the next three years say they will search for both homes for rent and homes for sale. By partnering with Homes.com, one of the top ten real estate sites according to Hitwise, a leading global online competitive information services company, we are maximizing visibility for our multi-family housing customers and offering more variety for people searching for homes, people who might not have been exposed to these listings before.”
In addition, a recent study by Hitwise notes there has been significant growth in the search term “homes for rent” versus “houses for sale” between July 2009 and early July 2010.
About For Rent Media Solutions™
Headquartered in Norfolk, Va., For Rent Media Solutions is a division of Dominion Enterprises. As the multi-family housing solution for apartment seekers, property/apartment managers and owners, For Rent Media Solutions provides superior products, outstanding customer service, and tangible results. For Rent Media Solutions is a leading resource for choosing your next apartment for rent, townhouse, condo, duplex,