House.com Now One Of Two Most Visited Homes For Sale Websites

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Connects Several Million Home Buyers A Month With Over 10,000 Real Estate Agents

Consumers are happy, and so are the brokers

House.com today announced that has become the second most popular homes for sale websites, according to comScore Media Metrix. A year after being launched, the site now connects several million home buyers a month with over 10,000 real estate agents.

Despite interest rates creeping upward, consumers still look to home ownership as a safe investment. This is demonstrated by the continued growth in traffic to House.com. The site had 1.286 million visitors for the week ending September 26, 2004, up from 807,000 unique visitors for the week ending September 19, 2004, according to comScore Media Metrix. The site has secured an additional 1,500 qualified agents registered to the site over the past few months.

"Regardless of the slight escalation of interest rates, we are seeing extraordinarily active web traffic," said Dan Parisi, president of House.com, the nationwide leader in connecting home buyers to qualified real estate agents, and one of the industries' most popular homes for sale websites.

"Since the modest up tick in interest rates began, we are seeing ever-increasing web traffic and about 20% more volume in consumers seeking qualified sales agents," said Parisi. "With the economy gradually rebounding, corporations are beginning to hire and interest rates still remain very, very low historically. People put more faith in homeownership than the stock market and as such, I expect the market for buying and selling homes will remain very active."

Due to explosive consumer demand to secure qualified real estate broker and agent representation, House.com seeks to register an additional 2,500 agents by year's end.

"Consumers are happy, and so are the brokers," adds Parisi. "Unlike other lead generating companies that take hefty percentage of the agent's transaction, leads from our site are priced at only $30 each. While our competitors take a back end 30% commission out of each and every deal, we offer vetted leads from qualified buyers at very reasonable price. We offer the broker and agent community valuable consumer leads that have been evaluated by our customer service team."

Parisi, who has worked in the residential real estate space for the past two decades, became a registered broker in 1984 as well as a builder. "I launched House.com because the residential real estate sector is in dire need of a change," he adds. "The site utilizes a sophisticated, custom-built management system that matches customers with pre- qualified realtors in their area. By filling out one simple form a prospective house buyer or seller is able to receive better service. Our approach provides a more customized experience to a buyer and seller accomplished by working with only qualified and knowledgeable realtors."

Dan Parisi founded House.com, the nationwide leader in connecting home buyers to qualified real estate agents, in September 2003. The site attracts several million visitors to its site monthly and over 10,000 registered real estate agents have joined the network representing every state in the Union. For more information, visit http://www.house.com.

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