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Read Press Release 11/2/98 - Announcement of New Service

Press Release
Contact: Richard A. Johnson
Phone: (814) 837-7220
9 AM EST, October 1, 1999™ Celebrates 1st Anniversary

Since October 1998, home buyers in Northwest Pennsylvania have been using a locally run Internet Web site to search for their new homes. Area real estate agencies are listing their properties on "Area Real Estate for Sale" at

AreaRE.comô was designed and developed by Richard A. (Dick) Johnson of Kane, Pennsylvania, owner of Arden Services. Over 450 properties from 11 Northwest and North Central Pennsylvania Counties have been listed. Properties include commercial and investment properties, camp and seasonal dwellings, and unimproved land as well as residential properties. Because Johnson updates several times each day the information is always current, but the number of daily listings varies. On the average, over 200 properties can be found online. Only properties listed by licensed real estate brokers and agents, or qualified developers are accepted for presentation on AreaRE.comô.

Charter participants in AreaRE.comô are Katy Realty in Kane, Penn Laurel Realty in Bradford, Rocking Horse Realty in Smethport, and RE/MAX Briar Hill Associates in Warren. Other participants include Professional Realty in Tionesta and RE/MAX River Country Realty in Clarion and Marienville. Town & Country Realty in Titusville and Howard Hanna Shippen Realty in Clarion, DuBois and Seneca have also participated.

Johnson, who has been providing Internet services since August 1996, said, "Our daily statistical reports have shown that AreaRE.comô is viewed by people from around the world as well as by area residents. It is not possible to tell where every hit comes from, but some are obvious such as the U.S. military in national and foreign locations plus many from national and international organizations, both private and governmental. Many people who are planning to move to this area, or who are looking for seasonal properties, browse frequently to AreaRE.comô and do not have to wait until they physically arrive in Northwest Pennsylvania to start looking for a property. The participating agencies also report many valid leads resulting in sales directly connected to properties being presented on AreaRE.comô."

Johnson sees the continued growth of AreaRE.comô as a benefit to participants as well as to buyers. He explained, "With industries such as FCI McKean, Ostram Sylvania, Kane Magnetics International, and Zippo, to name just a few who attract employees from outside the area, a local source of properties for sale, from a variety of agencies, provides a vital service. Also, local residents are able to browse area real estate offerings in the comfort of their own homes, regardless of the weather, without hunting for and jumping between Web sites. Most listings have at least one full-color photo of the property, and many have two, three and even more. As more agencies and developers participate, the number of listings increases significantly. As the listings increase, the number of visitors increases. This benefits everyone."

AreaRE.comô is listed with many Internet search engines and is frequently the first site, or one of the first dozen sites, found for Pennsylvania real estate. AreaRE.comô also advertises on radio and in area newspapers. For more information about real estate listings, browse to www.AreaRE.comô. To learn more about all services, browse to Arden Services' business center at, or call (814) 837-7220.


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