Real Estate Agents Tout Success With HomeGain’s BuyerLink™ Marketing Program

Emeryville, California (EastBayDaily) — HomeGain®, a leading website that connects real estate professionals with home buyers and sellers, today announced, in anticipation of the HomeGain Live Nation Real Estate Forum on August 3rd in San Francisco numerous successes of its agent and broker members across the U.S. using HomeGain’s BuyerLink™ per-per-visit marketing program.

“HomeGain’s success is tied to our agents’ success,” stated Louis Cammarosano, General Manager at HomeGain. “As part of our semi-annual review of customer satisfaction, loyalty and performance, we are delighted to announce the achievements of our agents.”

Mitch Ribak of The eHomes Realty Network and Tropical Realty of Suntree in Florida exemplifies HomeGain member success with BuyerLink. Mr. Ribak is on track to sell 350 homes in 2009 with the help of the BuyerLink marketing program. The Mitch Ribak Real Estate Team sells over $40 million in real estate annually and is ranked as the #1 Buyer Brokerage in Brevard County.

“BuyerLink has helped me increase my business revenues year after year – it brings in over $110,000 per month,” said Mitch Ribak. “We get double the click-to-lead conversion rate using HomeGain versus Yahoo! and Google. We sold 280 homes last year and have already passed our home sales goal from last July. We expect to earn over one million dollars in commissions coming from BuyerLink this year. My ROI with BuyerLink is higher than any other marketing program I’ve tried and it has exceeded my expectations.”

Additional BuyerLink agent members also reported their success: Debra Gravelle with RE/MAX Home Team Realty in Washington State noted: “I just calculated that I am now over $50,000 in commission from BuyerLink! That’s amazing considering a $600 a month budget.” Steve Forbes of Exit Realty in Florida said: “I get two to three deals per month on average from BuyerLink and I usually see a return of $8,000-$10,000 on a $1,500 per month budget – that’s a huge ROI!” Rosemary Mancuso of Keller Williams in Massachusetts reported: “Since September of 2008 I have spent $5,400 and have made back $72,355 in income just from BuyerLink. Plus, I have 24 home sales pending. HomeGain’s leads are very high quality and I rely on the traffic they send me.” Ron Petzel of Realty Executives in Florida stated: “I get a 5-1 return on my dollar, which is why I continue to partner with HomeGain to reach new clients. I have gotten over 3300 leads from HomeGain over the past year, 1200 of which are still active. That shows it brings me business now and business for the future.”

HomeGain also recently inducted 17 members into its Diamond Club for AgentEvaluator®, recognizing HomeGain members who have earned more than $500,000 in lifetime commissions from using that product.

BuyerLink is a pay-per-visit marketing program for real estate professionals who are looking to increase their business through the Internet by connecting with potential home buyers on their websites. To learn about the program, please visit

The HomeGain Live Nation Real Estate Forum is an exclusive HomeGain member event that provides real estate professionals strategies for how to increase their success with HomeGain products, BuyerLink, AgentView and AgentEvaluator®.

At HomeGain Live Nation, Mitch Ribak will host the BuyerLink session together with panelists Linda Davis of RE/MAX Realty Group and Dave Marron of First and Elm Realty. Brian Kinkade of Cherry Creek Professionals Realty will present the AgentView session. Wayne Long of Shepherd will present the AgentEvaluator session along with Carl Medford of Windermere Properties East Bay and Karen Breen Elia of RE/MAX Exclusive Properties. Additional HomeGain Live Nation sessions include an SEO session led by Eric Blackwell of RE/MAX Properties East, a home staging session led by Lise Desormeaux of RMR Home Staging, and a real estate marketing trends panel discussion that features Louis Cammarosano, Jay Thomspon, Patrick Kitano and Robert Hahn. Louis Cammarosano will give the keynote and be joined by Brad Inman, Founder of HomeGain. This real estate event will take place on Monday, August 3, 2009 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, California.

About HomeGain

HomeGain® is a leading provider of online marketing solutions that connect real estate agents and brokers with home buyers and sellers. HomeGain offers free services to find and compare real estate agents, research home values, and view homes for sale. Since 1999 REALTORS® have used HomeGain’s real estate marketing programs, products and tools to connect to consumers, promote their services and grow their business. receives an average of over five million web visits per month, ranking it in the top 10 real estate websites worldwide.


Jessica Gopalakrishnan