A couple of years ago, Realty Times, a one-time major rival to Inman News a couple of decades ago, was acquired by John Giaimo.
Online real estate industry veterans will remember John when he was the head of HomeSeekers.com, and before that, Visual Listings (1990). HomeSeekers was the first real estate website (June 1995) to display full data and images of real estate homes available for sale, derived from 100% MLS data.
John later partnered with Blanche Evans to form her publishing company, evansEmedia. She was the talented editor of Realty Times when it was owned by Jody Lane back in the late 90s
John has always been a leader with a great mind and a strong heart. Not long after he bought Realty Times, he recruited two industry veterans that arguably are the Godfathers of online real estate — Saul Klein and John Reilly — to become his Executive Editors.
Saul and John R. are two of the real estate industry’s most prominent and enduring industry pros with over 80 years of combined real estate expertise and knowledge. Together, they have engaged and influenced all aspects of real estate: as a managing broker, MLS/Association board members, licensed attorney, architects of arguably the first online real estate community, as well as passionate educators.