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Real estate, car shoppers unite online

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Payam Zamani, CEO of Reply! Inc., will speak at Real Estate Connect, presented in San Francisco July 28-30. Consumers looking for one stop on the Web where they can find a Realtor to sell their house, buy a car, arrange a cross-country move and secure a contractor to remodel their kitchen now have Reply.com. Next Phase Media, which owns and operates online real estate lead generation services AgentConnect and RealtyNow, officially relaunched itself today under the new brand name Reply! Inc. The new brand also incorporates iCastle, iMotors.com, OpenAuto.com and CarClub.com into a single Web portal with the real estate, autos, loans and home improvement services. Reply!'s founder and CEO Payam Zamani expects the single portal to increase opportunities to monetize consumer traffic by offering more than one type of service. The company found that many of its customers were interested in cars and homes at the same time. "We're able on average to generate 30 percent more revenue from the s...