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John Whitney Joins ListHub

It’s getting hard to keep track of all the personnel changes lately. Even for this industry things have certainly heated up. It’s like there’s a big game of musical chairs.

Bob and Jay took a seat a Zillow. Todd sat on it at Trulia, and now John has pulled up a chair at Move.com.

Seems like all of them have chosen a seat with a portal. Do they all know something we don’t know? Maybe I should look at buying back Dwellicious!

John left Sentrilock, a NAR owned company, so I guess with MOVE he is still technically part of the REALTOR family? I really think this is a good fit for John. His diverse resume gives him a very unique perspective on the industry.

I’m also hoping that John might enlighten our reader on how he found out about this new gig of him. I have my suspicions but looking for confirmation. : )

Full Press Release Below:

John Whitney Joins ListHub Industry Relations
Whitney Brings MLS Executive Experience To Syndication

MORGANTOWN, W. Va., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — ListHub, the leading listing syndicator and provider of online metrics, announced today that John Whitney will join the ListHub executive team as Vice President of Industry Relations. ListHub is committed to bringing industry-friendly innovation to the online marketing landscape. Whitney will play a key role in leading this evolution, and translating it into direct value for ListHub’s MLS partners.
Whitney has demonstrated twenty years of commitment to the real estate industry, including experience in the role of MLS executive director, as well as experience with technology in service to MLS organizations. His diverse background will bring new vision to the ListHub team, including personal insight into the unique business needs and challenges of the MLS community.

John Heithaus, CMO of MRIS commented, “The team at MRIS is looking forward to working with an alliance executive of John’s caliber. While we’re very pleased with the business relationship that we’ve built with ListHub already, John’s addition will undoubtedly result in further innovation and improvement of the syndication service we provide to our customers. In addition, as MRIS works proactively with the brokers in our system, John’s industry experience and consultative approach will be most welcome at just the right time for us.”

Whitney most recently served as Director of National Sales at Sentrilock, LLC, and he previously held the position of Executive Director at the Central Valley Association of Realtors and at the Southwest Multiple Listing Service. After graduating Cum Laude from Chapman University, Whitney started his career in active service in the United States Navy as a Database Installation and Training Manager. Whitney received the Navy Achievement Medal for outstanding performance of duty, and is a veteran of the Gulf War.
ListHub, a product division of Move, Inc., provides a platform to MLSs and real estate brokers to effectively manage every aspect of advertising listings online, including tools for making informed advertising choices, flexible options for routing consumer traffic and leads, and reporting for accurately measuring the results of their online marketing. Listing information is kept up-to-date to provide today’s homebuyers with the most accurate information available from the MLS. Currently, ListHub is the leading platform nationwide for listing management, serving more than 43,000 brokerage firms, and synchronizing listing information from over 400 MLS data sources with more than 100 publisher websites.

ListHub is operated by Move, Inc., MOVE -3.01% , the leader in online real estate. Located in Morgantown, West Virginia, ListHub provides seamless distribution of active listings to popular Internet sites where consumers search for property information. ListHub updates listings on their publisher site every 12 hours to provide today’s homebuyers with accurate information from their MLS. Multi-level reporting options for brokers, agents, and homeowners, along with unique customization tools make ListHub the premier solution for real estate listing syndication. Currently, ListHub powers listing distribution for more than 43,000 brokerages, 117 publishers, and 376 MLS sources nationwide.

Move, Inc. MOVE is the leader in online real estate and operator of REALTOR.com®, the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®; Move.com, a leading destination for new homes and rental listings, moving, home and garden, and home finance; ListHub, the leading syndicator of real estate listings; Moving.com; SeniorHousingNet; SocialBios; and TOP PRODUCER Systems. Move, Inc. is based in Campbell, California.
This announcement may contain forward-looking statements, including information about management’s view of Move’s future expectations, plans and prospects, within the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the results of Move, its subsidiaries, divisions and concepts to be materially different than those expressed or implied in such statements. These risk factors and others are included from time to time in documents Move files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to, its Form 10-Ks, Form 10-Qs and Form 8-Ks. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on Move’s future results. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. Move cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Finally, Move expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
SOURCE Move, Inc.

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