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Online real estate leaders get set to Connect

Conference comes amid renewed excitement in category

Despite losses, scandals, investigations and faulty business models in recent years, online real estate is re-emerging with a fresh outlook that is quickly positioning it as the next major Internet growth category. This rebound closely follows the explosion of paid search marketing companies, largely responsible for driving consumer interest in online real estate. With more than 70 percent of home buyers now shopping online before inking a deal–almost double what it was during 2001–the category is expected to generate as much as $500 million in revenue during 2004. Inman News will be tapping into the momentum surrounding online real estate at the 10th Real Estate Connect information and technology conference July 28-30, 2004, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, where more than 1,000 industry leaders will huddle to plot the future of online real estate. Leading the way into online real estate is Barry Diller, Chairman and CEO of IAC/InterActiveCorp, this year's Connect k...

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