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BACK Wins National Award

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 02:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- was named a Gold Winner by 2008 Hermes Creative Awards for its overall Web site, is the nation's leading online destination dedicated to helping data hungry house hunters find comprehensive national real estate information in their neighborhood and across the U.S.'s Web site was one of more than 4,000 entries in 136 categories in the 2008 Hermes Creative Awards competition. The event is administered and judged by industry professionals from the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals who look for companies whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. 2008 Hermes Creative Awards winners can be seen here:

"We're extremely excited for our Web site to be a Gold Winner at this year's Hermes Creative Awards competition," says Bret Violette, president of "We've put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into making the top online real estate destination for millions of Americans and this honor certainly proves that all of our hard work is paying off."

The Web site is the gateway for national real estate shoppers looking for a rich database of homes for sale, comprehensive property values or a connection with a top-notch real estate professional anywhere in the U.S. The Web site has recently undergone a series of enhancements including adding detailed neighborhood information for more than 22,000 cities nationwide, the addition of Google Maps Street View™ imagery, as well as home values for more than 97 million properties around the country. Additional innovations will be integrated throughout the year ensuring remains the most helpful location on the Web for those interested in buying, selling or researching real estate.

For more information about and to test drive this award winning Web site, please visit

About gives consumers a better way to buy or sell a home through a comprehensive suite of real estate services, tools and helpful advice as they progress through their home buying or selling process. The site provides access to nearly 2 million home listings, 97 million home values and a unique deep-dive view into more than 22,000 cities across the US (100% US city coverage).

In addition to the portal, the company operates five distinct business lines including, REALTORS®, a company-owned real estate brokerage that operates in 14 markets with more than 900 sales agents; a Broker Network, a strategic lead generation program for real estate brokers that provides them with incremental, targeted, and high-quality leads; iNest, a lead generator that specializes in newly-constructed homes and offers consumers an exclusive cash bonus program; Domania, a provider or innovative customer acquisition and retention products for banks, mortgage lenders and REALTORS®; and also, a network of geo-targeted advertising opportunities throughout the portal. is an operating company of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).


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