11/2/98 - Announcement of New Service
10/1/99 - First Anniversary
Contact: Richard A. Johnson
Phone: (814) 945-6555
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9 AM EST, March 1, 2000
Area Real Estate for Sale, the only online property guide specifically serving Northwest and North Central Pennsylvania, presented the 500th property to be offered by area real estate brokers and agents on February 29, 2000. Home buyers have searched this locally run Internet Web site at www.AreaRE.com thousands of times since October 1998 to find their new homes. Over 25,000 hits have been registered on its home page alone.
AreaRE.com, designed and developed by Richard A. (Dick) Johnson of Kane, Pennsylvania, owner of Arden Services, has presented properties from 11 Northwest and North Central Pennsylvania Counties. The listings include commercial and investment properties, camp and seasonal dwellings, and unimproved land as well as residential properties. Because Johnson updates AreaRE.com continuously, the information is always current, and the number of listings can change daily. Only properties listed by licensed real estate brokers and agents, or qualified developers are accepted for presentation on AreaRE.com.
Agents and agencies currently participating in AreaRE.com include Ken Carlson, Salesperson Katy Realty in Kane, Ron Carty, Broker; David Kell, Broker and Hazel Sander, Salesperson RE/MAX Briar Hill Associates in Warren; Greg Smathers, Broker, Shelley Harris and Jim Smathers, Associate Brokers, and Jim Bowersox and Tim Fulton, Salespersons RE/MAX River Country Realty in Clarion and Marienville; and Chuck Cooper, Broker and Tom Abbey, Myra Buckles, Josie Eyles, Lee Eyles, Angie Moshier, Beth Pifer and Anna Pollum, Salespersons Rocking Horse Realty in Smethport. Other participants have included Penn Laurel Realty in Bradford, Professional Realty in Tionesta, Town & Country Realty in Titusville and Howard Hanna Shippen Realty in Clarion, DuBois and Seneca.
Johnson, who has been providing Internet services since August 1996, said, "We are gearing up for a big increase in the number of listings online as the Spring and Summer selling season approaches. One agency is expected to add 50 or more properties during March, and all participants are expected to add many newly listed properties as well. Many people who plan to move to this area, or who are looking for hunting camps or vacation homes, browse frequently to AreaRE.com and do not have to wait until they actually arrive in this area to start looking for a property."
Johnson believes the multiple-agency listings of AreaRE.com are a benefit to industries and organizations as well as to buyers. He explained, "With many organizations attracting employees from outside the area, a local source with a wide selection of properties for sale from a variety of agencies, provides a good resource for recruitment programs. The site is a great convenience for local residents, as well, as they are able to browse area real estate offerings in the comfort of their own homes, regardless of the weather. Most listings have at least one full-color photo of the property, and many have two, three and even more."
AreaRE.com is indexed by the major Internet search engines and is linked from several other Web sites. For more information about real estate listings, browse to www.AreaRE.com. To learn more about all the services offered, browse to Arden Services' business center at www.ArdenWebSales.com, or call (814) 837-7824.