SOURCE: HouseValues

March 20, 2006 08:10 ET

Sherry Daminski Says a Billion-Dollar Real Estate Pipeline Is Possible -- and Will Explain How She Built One

During Free HouseValues Mastermind Conference Call, Virginia-Based Agent to Discuss How She Built and Now Maintains a Vast Prospect Database

KIRKLAND, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2006 -- Is it possible for a real estate agent to not only build a billion-dollar pipeline overflowing with 15,000 prospects, but to maintain it on a day-to-day basis? Virginia real estate agent Sherry Daminski is living proof it can be done.

As the upcoming featured speaker on the MasterMind Conference Call series sponsored by HouseValues Inc. (NASDAQ: SOLD), she'll explain how she does it, and what other agents can start doing now to enjoy such phenomenal success in their careers. The call takes place Thursday, March 23.

Daminksi's achievements are all the more impressive considering she and her husband, Ed, started their real estate business together just six years ago. Last year she and her team of two buyers' agents earned $575,000 in commissions from 112 transactions, the bulk of which was generated by HouseValues.com, JustListed.com and through Market Leader, a customer relationship management (CRM) system supplied to all subscribers at no additional cost.

In addition to discussing how agents can -- and should -- use such online programs to exponentially increase their business, Daminski will discuss the following topics:

--  Building and prospecting a billion-dollar pipeline
--  Million-dollar marketing ideas
--  Why it is so critical to build a constantly growing pipeline
--  How to build such a pipeline by acquiring email addresses at every
    opportunity, and maintaining a vast array of custom Web sites that focus on
    individual topics such as local property values, just-solds, specific
    neighborhoods, etc.
    
"I wake up every morning faced with the choice of either prospecting or following up," Daminski said. "I like to fill pipelines with so many prospects that I can wait for them to call me, but, of course, that requires thousands."

Getting to that point may seem daunting. But during her HouseValues MasterMind call, Daminski will discuss her proven regimen for achieving success, which involves a strategic mix of postcards (she mails approximately 10,000 a month to seven neighborhoods), follow-up, and a powerful and extensive online presence.

Daminski's free March 23 MasterMind Conference Call will be held at 7:30 a.m. PDT and again at 9 a.m. PDT. To access the call, real estate professionals should call: 800-349-8037 and enter the pass code 173546.

HouseValues launched the MasterMind Conference Calls in 2002 to create a forum for real estate agents to share tips and engage in real-time discussions with peers across North America.

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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