Old Republic Home Protection Gets Widgetized

Old Republic Home Protection (ORHP), a leading provider in the Home Warranty industry, announces an exclusive Home Warranty partnership with TheListingWidget.com. TheListingWidget.com is an innovative marketing tool for real estate professionals, designed to assist them in getting more listings through the use of address-specific Web sites, and creating powerful referral sources from their clients.

San Ramon, CA, April 02, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Jim Charlesworth, Manager of Sales and Marketing Development at ORHP, said, “We’re excited about this partnership because it furthers our commitment to be a solid e-commerce resource for our customers, the real estate professionals who use Old Republic Home Protection warranty products. The ListingWidget.com is an easy-to-use resource which gives our customers a distinct advantage in the marketplace.”

National Association of Realtors® studies show that almost 77% of all home buyers begin their search on the Internet, looking for both properties and an agent to represent them. By partnering with a local Old Republic Home Protection Account Executive, real estate agents can receive a discount on high-visibility, address-specific Web sites for their listings – Web sites that are specifically designed to be retrieved by Internet search engines. This powerful tool raises the marketing level of their listings above the noise, clutter and expense of traditional advertising, and allows the agents to market directly to today’s Internet-savvy searchers.

“Not only will our customers be able to purchase discounted address-specific Web sites for their listings, but they can also expand the marketing of their listings by using other listing tools that TheListingWidget.com offers, such as Broker-to-Broker eFlyers, the Agent Feedback System on listing price, and Unlimited Virtual Tours,” stated Charlesworth. “And TheListingWidget.com also translates into nine languages at no additional cost. I know our customers are going to be as excited about the tremendous potential of this partnership as we are.”

For more information about TheListingWidget.com, visit their website at http://www.thelistingwidget.com

About Old Republic Home Protection

A home warranty is a one-year service contract that repairs/replaces a home’s major systems or appliances that fail due to normal use during the term of the contract. The Standard Plan offers coverage on plumbing, heating and electrical systems as well as appliances including oven/range, water heater, dishwasher, garbage disposal, trash compactor and specialty items such as built-in bathtub whirlpool, and central vacuum systems. Optional coverage is also available, which varies by state. Please see state-specific Plans for details of coverage

Old Republic Home Protection has been a leader in the Home Warranty Industry since 1978, and is currently the third largest home warranty company nationwide, conducting business in 27 states coast to coast. ORHP is a member of the Old Republic International Group of Companies (ORI), one of the nation's 50 largest publicly held diversified financial services institutions. Headquartered in Chicago, ORI's business is concentrated in commercial insurance lines, diversified across four major industry segments: general, mortgage, title and life.

For more information regarding Old Republic Home Protection, visit www.orhp.com.

Old Republic Home Protection
Lorna Mello
800-445-6999 Ext. 1123