Move operates Realtor.com, the second-largest consumer home search portal, and several other real estate websites.
- Move, Inc. / Realtor.com
- Santa Clara, CA
- Number of employees:
- Approx. 2,500 (Realtor.com)
Move has gone through several transformations since its incorporation in 1993 under the name InfoTouch Corporation — a company that sought to create an interactive network of real estate kiosks where consumers could search for homes. In 1996, under the name RealSelect, Inc., the company partnered with the National Association of Realtors and began operating Realtor.com. In 1999, RealSelect was acquired by Homestore.com, which became Homestore, Inc. in 2002 and then rebranded as Move, Inc. in 2006.
Move was purchased by media giant News Corp in 2014 but retains operational control of its real estate businesses, the largest of which is Realtor.com. The real estate portal is licensed to operate by NAR as part of an ongoing agreement between the company and the trade association.
In addition to Realtor.com, Move operates moving.com, a moving company search portal; Doorsteps, a rentals listing website; Avail, a rentals management platform; UpNest, an agent comparison site; and ListHub, a listing management platform. The company is currently led by CEO David Doctorow.
In their own words
Move Inc. provides unsurpassed real estate information, tools and professional expertise across a family of websites and mobile experiences for consumers and real estate professionals through all stages of the home journey.