Move, Inc. (MOVE), the leader in providing consumers the most accurate U.S. residential listings online*, has selected housing trends expert Jonathan P. Smoke as the first chief economist for realtor.com®, the official site of the National Association of REALTORS®.
"Jonathan brings to our team analytical horsepower, a depth of experience in all aspects of the housing marketplace, and a keen ability to communicate trends to experts and novices, alike," Glass said.
"Jonathan is a highly respected housing economist and has proven himself as a leader and a strategic thinker in creating innovative data and analytics related to housing," said National Association of REALTORS® Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun. "He brings to the position more than 20 years of industry experience and a passion for creating leading edge insights into consumer needs, preferences, and demands, and will help drive realtor.com®'s reputation as the most accurate site for residential real estate listings and information."
As an entrepreneur, in 2006, Smoke founded BlueSmoke, LLC of Atlanta, a housing market research company that provided consulting services to builders, developers, lenders, and real estate investment companies and operated HousingIntelligence.com and RatingInsights.com. Prior to founding BlueSmoke, LLC, he served in several executive roles for Beazer Homes of Atlanta for which he developed its online business strategy. Smoke started his career as a management consultant with Deloitte.
Realtor.com® closely tracks residential real estate listings from more than 800 multiple listing services, 98% of which are updated every 15 minutes, to provide monthly housing reports as well as current news and analysis of housing trends.
* "Most accurate" claim(s) pertain to the accuracy of home listings, are based on comparison with other national listing portals, and are based on the greater frequency of listings updating on realtor.com®.
SOURCE: Move, Inc.