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ZipRealty Partners with the U.S. Army to Help Veterans Find Employment in Real Estate

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Through the PaYS program, former soldiers receive career opportunities as ZipRealty agents.

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ZipRealty, Inc. (http://www.ziprealty.com) (NASDAQ: ZIPR), the nation's most prominent online technology-powered residential real estate brokerage firm and real estate marketing solutions provider, has partnered with the U.S. Army to help former soldiers find employment in as real estate agents. The program, Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS), provides honorably discharged soldiers with a job interview and possible employment after serving in the Army.

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"At ZipRealty, our business is all about finding people a home that's right for them, much like PaYS helps soldiers find a workplace 'home' that's right for them after they've served their country," said Lanny Baker, CEO and President of ZipRealty. "We're proud to provide returning soldiers with a career option in the booming real estate sector, which offers limitless opportunities for success to outgoing professionals."

"We are excited to now offer our soldiers future career opportunities as real estate agents at ZipRealty," said Dr. Richard A. Lundin, Army Reserve Ambassador for California. "The Army benefits by gaining valuable industry partners like ZipRealty, who acknowledge the Army as a quality producer of skilled professionals. By committing to this partnership, ZipRealty gains access to individuals who have developed professional work habits and have been held to the highest standards of conduct in the military."

PaYS has more than 500 partners, including corporations and public sector organizations.

Hiring More Agents a Top Priority for ZipRealty in 2014
ZipRealty stepped up its agent hiring and recruiting efforts in 2013 as the real estate market continued to improve nationwide, according to Mr. Baker. As of year-end 2013, ZipRealty's agent count increased 13% compared to 2012.

"Whether just coming out of the Armed Forces, fresh from college or switching careers, we are searching for talented and hard-working people who are ready to benefit from one of the best real estate markets in years," said Adam Lerman, National Director of Recruiting for ZipRealty. "People who join ZipRealty as agents gain access to an incredible amount of qualified leads, along with the best technology tools in the industry. Namely, they will have access to our intuitive CRM platform, which is tied directly to those leads."

About ZipRealty, Inc.
ZipRealty is a leading national real estate brokerage and provider of proprietary technology and comprehensive online marketing tools for the residential real estate brokerage industry. For home buyers and sellers who increasingly want control, choice and a seamless, customized service, ZipRealty offers Internet-enabled, state-of-the-art technology and complete access to accurate, timely information via their website and mobile applications, which real estate professionals can combine with their own local knowledge and personal expertise to offer an exceptional start-to-finish client experience. For real estate professionals who seek more productive ways to conduct business, ZipRealty provides technology and online marketing tools to enhance their online sales channel, including lead generation, conversion and service of their clients. ZipRealty's technology and online marketing products serve its full-service, owned-and-operated residential real estate brokerage business in 19 markets nationwide, as well as its Powered by Zip network of leading third-party local brokerages in 20 markets.

Media Contact: Stacey Corso
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