Market Leader boosts revenue but stays in the red

SmarterAgent acquisition helping grow premium subscribers

Market Leader Inc. said it boosted third-quarter revenue by 50 percent from a year ago as more than 3,000 agents and brokerage companies upgraded to its premium services.

The Kirkland, Wash.-based company — which provides marketing tools, websites and lead generation services for real estate agents, brokerages and franchisors — said it was the largest increase in subscribers of premium services in five years.