YEGisHome.ca is changing the way Edmonton views its communities and homes.
Edmonton, April 3, 2014: The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton launched a new community information website today. The website, at YEGisHome.ca, contains information about every community in Edmonton, over 90,000 businesses and public places, ticketed events and local news. It also contains all the homes and properties currently available for sale on the Edmonton Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) operated by the Association.
“Homebuyers want to know the details of a home for sale but they also want to know more about the community in which it is located,” said Greg Steele, President of the REALTORS® Association. “This website provides a platform for new and existing residents to connect with their community in a more informed way.” Because of the high volume of traffic to real estate websites, the community information on YEGisHome.ca will get more exposure than the same data on other websites.
The website is organized by community and all information relevant to that community is located in one place. The website also picks up any Twitter messages (tweets) tagged with #YEG and the community name. Local news items are provided by CTV Edmonton. Local events are profiled and tickets may be available on-line through Tix on the Square.
“REALTORS® have served home buyers and sellers in the Edmonton area for over 85 years,” said Steele. “We are a stable and responsible business organization and YEGisHome.ca is made available at no charge to users as our gift to the community. We're very proud of YEGishome.ca; we believe it's more than just a dynamic new website. It will change the way people experience real estate, making it easier than ever to make well informed choices.”
The website was developed in Edmonton by Ignition Media, a full service agency that specializes in branding, advertising, web design and development, and interactive marketing. “We are excited by a challenge and delighted that the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton selected us to develop this website,” said President Tim Hanas.
The website will be expanded to include other communities in the near future although available homes and municipal information is already available for many of the municipalities in the area.
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