SOURCE: HouseValues

June 22, 2006 10:45 ET

Mortgage Industry Veteran Dave Hershman Signs Exclusive Partnership Agreement With HouseValues

Author, Trainer and Public Speaker to Serve as Spokesperson and Content Partner for HouseValues' Mortgage Business

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 22, 2006 -- HouseValues Inc. (NASDAQ: SOLD), the online real estate and mortgage industry's leading marketing services company, announced today that it has formed an exclusive partnership with mortgage industry veteran Dave Hershman to help the company accelerate customer acquisition within the mortgage industry. Offering his expertise from more than 20 years in mortgage, Hershman will serve as a keynote speaker at several HouseValues-sponsored events both online and offline, and will also feature HouseValues on The Hershman Group's Web site and monthly newsletter, distributed to more than 200,000 mortgage professionals.

"HouseValues was a natural fit -- the company is well positioned as an industry leader and we are mutually committed to providing professionals with the best information for today's rapidly-changing mortgage market," said Dave Hershman. "Excellent customer service, smart technology and old-fashioned hard work are the three keys to success -- something that HouseValues recognizes."

"We are thrilled to work with Dave Hershman and share his expertise with our customer network," said Kevin Akeroyd, vice president of mortgage at HouseValues. "HouseValues provides mortgage professionals with the tools they need to increase their value and sharpen their business and sales skills with their customers."

Dave Hershman is the author of seven books, including two published by the Mortgage Bankers Association of America. He has written hundreds of articles and columns for publications including The Washington Post, Mortgage Originator, Mortgage Banking and The Mortgage Press. Hershman has trained thousands of mortgage professionals, business owners, managers and sales personnel, during his career. Hershman has also headed sales forces for several mortgage and technology companies, including Ellie Mae -- the largest mortgage technology company in the country.

As part of the partnership, HouseValues will also have licensed access to Hershman's articles and additional publications, including "The Book of Home Finance."

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™, a lifestyle and neighborhood-centric home buying and selling service;, a service that provides current and prospective home owners with competitive mortgage and refinance quotes from leading lenders;®, a service that provides home sellers with market valuations of their current home; and™, a service that alerts home buyers as soon as new homes hit the market that meet their criteria. Learn more at


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