SOURCE: HouseValues

August 29, 2006 08:40 ET

HouseValues Launches "Daily Motivator" Podcasts for Real Estate Professionals

HouseValues Aims to Keep Agents One Step Ahead by Offering Free Business-Building Tips Sent Automatically to Their Computer, iPod or Other Digital Audio Device; Free Samples and Subscriptions Available at www.AtHouseValues.com

KIRKLAND, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 29, 2006 -- HouseValues (NASDAQ: SOLD) today announced that it has launched a new educational podcast, "The Daily Motivator," available free to all real estate professionals.

Each day, real estate professionals can receive an audio clip typically 2-3 minutes in length, and specifically designed to help agents start their day with motivating, business-building ideas.

The podcasts run the gamut: from inspirational stories to success tips and marketing advice, to how-to secrets from top-producing agents.

"We are focused on giving real estate professionals the tools and information they need to increase their business with past, current and prospective customers," said HouseValues' Senior Director of Marketing, Matt Heinz. "Podcasting free educational information to real estate professionals is yet another industry first, and HouseValues is pleased to bring this to agents from coast to coast."

Recent Daily Motivator podcasts include tips on:

--  How One Agent Turned $1.50 into a $12,000 Commission
--  How To Build a Bigger Pipeline of Business
--  Best Practices for Working with Buyers
    
The Daily Motivator joins two other HouseValues podcasts already available to both real estate professionals and consumers nationwide. The "Real Estate Masterminds" podcast features Q&A interviews with many of the nation's most successful real estate agents -- sharing their secrets to success. HouseValues also offers a "Home Owner Tips" podcast, specifically designed for busy home owners and featuring content from HomePages.com.

Samples of each HouseValues podcast, as well as free subscriptions, are available at www.AtHouseValues.com. They are also available directly via the Apple iTunes Store (www.itunes.com), using the search terms "Daily Motivator," "Real Estate Masterminds" and "HomePages.com."

About HouseValues Inc.

Founded in 1999, HouseValues Inc. (NASDAQ: SOLD) provides consumers and real estate professionals with the information and tools they need for success throughout the home buying and selling process. The company's flagship consumer products include HomePages.com™, a lifestyle and neighborhood-centric home buying and selling service; TheLoanPage.com, a service that provides current and prospective home owners with competitive mortgage and refinance quotes from leading lenders; HouseValues.com®, a service that provides home sellers with market valuations of their current home; and JustListed.com™, a service that alerts home buyers as soon as new homes hit the market that meet their criteria. Learn more at www.housevaluesinc.com.

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