MSN HomeAdvisor Taps MoveCentral Inc.’s Moving & Relocation Content

BOSTON, Mass., and REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 26, 2000 — The MSN TM HomeAdvisor TM online real estate service, the award-winning guide to finding homes and loans on the Web, has entered into an exclusive agreement making, a Boston-based provider of on- and offline move-related services to customers of its corporate clients, the moving content provider for the upcoming MSN HomeAdvisor Moving & Relocation Center. The information — geared to help the more than 17 million Americans who move and spend more than $102 billion annually — will soon be available to consumers at .

This agreement gives visitors to HomeAdvisor the widest array of moving services, tools and information of any real estate portal. Later this quarter, the close to 2 million renters, buyers and sellers who visit HomeAdvisor each month will find a wide variety of resources to assist them in the moving process, including a move assistance program that provides community information and demographics profiles; information on vendors; and cost-saving opportunities on the merchandise and services consumers need before, during and after their moves.

“HomeAdvisor is committed to providing its customers with the most useful set of resources and tools to manage every aspect of the home-buying and relocation process,”
said MoveCentral Inc. President Richard Libby.
“This agreement enables to instantaneously broaden our customer base by nearly 2 million qualified home buyers each month.”

Among the dozens of moving and relocation information and services brings to HomeAdvisor will be an online change-of-address tool, an interactive
“move calendar”
that sends automatic planning reminders, and just about everything else consumers might need to help them navigate their move.

“We are glad to be adding a best-of-breed Moving & Relocation Center to HomeAdvisor’s award-winning offering of real estate content,”
said Ian Morris, group product manager for MSN HomeAdvisor at Microsoft Corp.

About MoveCentral

Founded in 1992, Boston-based MoveCentral provides Fortune 1,000 companies with customer retention, acquisition and revenue enhancement programs that tap the market of
17 million moving Americans worth $102 billion-plus annually. Ranked on the Inc. 500 list two years in a row, MoveCentral is a member of The Cross Country Group.

About MSN HomeAdvisor

MSN HomeAdvisor is the Internet’s most complete guide for finding homes and loans, combining Microsoft® technology with services and expertise from some of the most trusted names in the real estate industry. It empowers consumers through every step of the home-buying process and is the first Internet site to fully integrate content and services such as neighborhood crime and school statistics with homes, loans, editorial content and expert advice. Winner of the Inman Innovator Award as the best residential real estate site, HomeAdvisor is a PC Magazine Top 100 Web site, a Yahoo! Internet Life Best of the Best winner and one of its 100 Best Sites for 2000, and a Family PC Web Site of the Month. Part of the MSN network of Internet services, HomeAdvisor launched in July 1998 and is free on the World Wide Web at (connect-time charges may apply).

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq
) is the worldwide leader in software for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software — any time, any place and on any device.

Microsoft, MSN and HomeAdvisor are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. is a trademark of MoveCentral Inc.

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