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U.S. News and Agent Ace Team Up to Help You Find the Best Real Estate Agent

SANTA MONICA, Calif. & WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--U.S. News & World Report and Agent Ace, the data-driven real estate agent recommendation service, have launched a new consumer web portal at http://realestate.usnews.com/agents. The portal helps home buyers and sellers understand the dynamics in their own real estate markets and – using Agent Ace’s patented and unbiased search technology – get matched with real estate agents best suited to their needs. The service is currently available for approximately 70 U.S. markets, with new geographies being added every month.

“U.S. News & World Report is a great media partner, instantly expanding our reach nationwide”

“U.S. News & World Report is a great media partner, instantly expanding our reach nationwide,” said Mazen Fawaz, Agent Ace founder and CEO. “With its focus on consumer advice and decisions, U.S. News is a trusted resource for everything from choosing a college to planning for retirement. We look forward to helping them expand their consumer decision engine into Real Estate.”

“The new Best Agents service supports our mission to help people navigate life’s most important decisions,” said Chad Smolinski, Senior Vice President of U.S. News. “We already provide tools to help consumers find the right doctors and financial advisors using unbiased information. What we find exciting about working with Agent Ace is that, for the first time, we can help consumers find the right real estate agent based on actual data – in this case the agent’s performance track record. The Best Agents service provides a strong foundation for our expansion into helping consumers with Real Estate decisions.”

Launched in May 2013, Agent Ace uses historic home sale information, coupled with additional data points, to match homebuyers and sellers with the best real estate agent for their specific home. Homeowners can trust they are getting the best-matched agent for their transaction, while real estate agents get a qualified client who is matched to their strengths. Agent Ace is free to customers and does not accept advertising dollars from agents or have any sort of preferred agent group.

About Agent Ace:

Agent Ace gathers and analyzes data from millions of home sales to connect homebuyers and sellers with the highest-performing real estate agent for their specific home. Agent Ace was founded in 2010 and holds two patents from the U.S. Patent Office for its approach to using hyper-local data to calculate agent performance relative to a specific property. After its initial consumer launch in May 2013, Agent Ace was named Most Innovative Real Estate Agent Vendor by Inman News. Agent Ace’s service is currently available to customers in over 70 U.S. markets, with more coverage being added regularly. Founded by Mazen Fawaz, the company is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA.

About U.S. News & World Report:

U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and analysis, which includes the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on Health, Personal Finance, Education, Travel, Cars and Public Service/Opinion, U.S. News has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. U.S. News & World Report's signature franchise includes its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its annual "Best" series of consumer Web guides and publications that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, mutual funds, health plans and more.

Contacts

Agent Ace PR:
Jaybird Communications
Laurie Jakobsen, 646-484-6764
laurie@jaybirdcom.com
or
U.S. News & World Report:
Lucy Lyons, 202-955-2155
llyons@usnews.com