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Hank Hayes • May 11, 2020 at 8:00 AM

KINGSPORT -- Tricityhomes.com has been revamped with a goal of being the region’s innovative and cutting-edge real estate platform developed using Google’s AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) technology..

“Tricityhomes.com was long overdue for an overhaul,” said Billy Kirk, advertising director of the Kingsport Times News and vice president of Outside Sales for the Northeast Tennessee Media Group. “Once we found the right vendor that could not only create the look we sought, but also the desired functionality and flexibility, we knew we were on the right path.”

Tricityhomes will now get the benefit of the Kingsport Times News and Johnson City Press websites traffic by having a large promotional link on the homepage. Over 800,000 unique users per month are visiting these websites on a monthly basis. The Tricityhomes.com site was built with mobile technology first in mind since 70% of web traffic to those newspaper sites comes from mobile devices.

Here’s what users get:

• Feed-Less Integration – the site pulls your listings (for sale, rent, open houses, etc.) directly from your website or listings data base.

• Direct Click-Through (Direct CTR) technology – its proprietary method of driving exclusive leads directly to your website or listings database.

• Advanced Performance Reports – key performance indicators right at your fingertips.

• Top shelf customer support.

“This new website gives both agents and brokers a number of attractive ways to display their listings, no matter whether they’re for sale or rentals,“ Kirk pointed out. ”Best of all, the pricing for our clients is incredibly affordable.”

More than 3 in 4 potential sellers – 77% – are preparing to sell their homes following the end of stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19 with half completing do-it-yourself home improvement projects, according to a new survey from the National Association of Realtors®.

“After a pause, home sellers are gearing up to list their properties with the reopening of the economy,” said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. “Plenty of buyers also appear ready to take advantage of record-low mortgage rates and the stability that comes with these locked-in monthly payments into future years.”

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