Homestore.com, Inc., Operator of Realtor.com(R), Breaks All Real Estate Web Traffic Records Attracting Over Nine Million Unique Users in March

Homestore.com's Family of Sites, Including Realtor.com(R), Retains Number One

Ranking Leading All Others for Courting Unique Online Real Estate Visitors



Apr 13, 2001, 01:00 ET from Homestore.com, Inc.

    WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Homestore.com, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: HOMS), which offers the largest family of Web sites for home and real
 estate related content, attracted 9.6 million unique users in aggregate to its
 family of Web sites during March 2001, a 14 percent leap from last month,
 according to March 2001 home/work panel data just released from
 Nielsen/NetRatings.  In contrast, Homestore.com's nearest online real estate
 competitor attracted only 3.2 million visitors in March.  Additionally,
 consumers and professionals spent 235 million minutes on Homestore.com's
 sites, including Realtor.com(R), an increase of 53 percent since February,
 confirming the Homestore.com network's lead over all other real estate Web
 sites in both the unique user and "stickiness" categories nationally.
     Operated by Homestore.com, Inc., Realtor.com(R) is the official site of
 the National Association of Realtors(R) and the largest Web site for
 Realtors(R) and their listings, currently boasting 1.5 million homes for sale.
 The site also recorded historic unique usership as measured by Nielsen,
 logging 4.87 million unique users for March, up 30 percent from February,
 retaining its ranking as the number one real estate Web site.  Total minutes
 by consumers looking for real estate information, or "stickiness," increased
 substantially -- 73 percent -- from 99 million minutes in February, to a
 resounding 172 million in March.  This is more than four times the number of
 minutes spent on Homestore.com's nearest two online real estate competitors
 combined.  Nielsen/NetRatings uses the largest consumer panel to measure
 Internet usage in the United States.
     "We're proud of our record of attracting consumers to all our sites, as
 well as our leading edge in keeping the consumer interested in our content for
 millions of minutes each month," stated Stuart Wolff, chairman and chief
 executive of Homestore.com, Inc.  "For information, listings, superior
 industry relationships and cutting-edge professionals tools and services,
 Homestore.com and its many sites, especially our flagship real estate
 destination, Realtor.com(R), consistently win in these categories every
 month."
     Homestore.com is also a category leader according to Media Metrix, another
 independent traffic measurement service, reporting 7.2 million unique users in
 March, well ahead of its nearest online real estate competitor, which
 attracted 3.6 million unique users.
 
     About Homestore.com, Inc.
     Homestore.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOMS) is the leading supplier of online media
 and technology solutions to the home and real estate industries, serving both
 consumers and professionals.  Homestore.com, Inc.'s family of Web sites
 includes the Homestore.com(TM), REALTOR.com(R), HomeBuilder.com(TM),
 Homestore.com(TM) Apartments & Rentals, and HomeFair.com(TM) Web sites.
 Homestore.com(TM) features the widest-range of home and real estate related
 information on topics including finance and insurance, home improvement,
 decor, lawn and garden, and home electronics, among others.  Consumers can
 view over 1.4 million new and existing homes for sale and find broker and
 agent services on REALTOR.com(R), the official Internet site of the National
 Association of REALTORS(R).  Consumers searching for new homes can find more
 than 120,000 models, new homes and built-to-suit plans on HomeBuilder.com(TM),
 the official new homes site of the National Association of Home Builders.
 Consumers interested in renting an apartment will find listing information
 from more than 45,000 properties in more than 6,000 cities on
 Homestore.com(TM) Apartments & Rentals.  Comprehensive moving and relocation
 information on the Internet is available from HomeFair.com(TM).
 Homestore.com(TM) content is also available through distribution relationships
 with America Online, Excite @Home and Netscape.  Technology subsidiaries of
 Homestore.com, Inc. include WyldFyre Technologies, the leading developer of
 software used to access multiple listing service data and property photos; Top
 Producer Systems, North America's #1-selling provider of leads management and
 marketing software for real estate professionals; and The Hessel Group, the
 provider of technology-driven solutions and services to the relocation
 industry.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning
 of Section 27A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
 Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbors created by
 those sections.  Actual results, including but not limited to usage of the
 Homestore.com sites, may differ materially.  The matters discussed in this
 press release also involve risks and uncertainties described from time to time
 in Homestore.com, Inc.'s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission
 (SEC).  In particular, see "Risk Factors" in the Final Prospectus included in
 the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-1 declared effective by the SEC
 on January 26, 2000 and also see the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for
 the year ended December 31, 1999 filed with the SEC (http://www.sec.gov).  We
 assume no duty to update this information in this press release if any
 forward-looking statement later turns out to be inaccurate.
 
 

SOURCE Homestore.com, Inc.
    WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Homestore.com, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: HOMS), which offers the largest family of Web sites for home and real
 estate related content, attracted 9.6 million unique users in aggregate to its
 family of Web sites during March 2001, a 14 percent leap from last month,
 according to March 2001 home/work panel data just released from
 Nielsen/NetRatings.  In contrast, Homestore.com's nearest online real estate
 competitor attracted only 3.2 million visitors in March.  Additionally,
 consumers and professionals spent 235 million minutes on Homestore.com's
 sites, including Realtor.com(R), an increase of 53 percent since February,
 confirming the Homestore.com network's lead over all other real estate Web
 sites in both the unique user and "stickiness" categories nationally.
     Operated by Homestore.com, Inc., Realtor.com(R) is the official site of
 the National Association of Realtors(R) and the largest Web site for
 Realtors(R) and their listings, currently boasting 1.5 million homes for sale.
 The site also recorded historic unique usership as measured by Nielsen,
 logging 4.87 million unique users for March, up 30 percent from February,
 retaining its ranking as the number one real estate Web site.  Total minutes
 by consumers looking for real estate information, or "stickiness," increased
 substantially -- 73 percent -- from 99 million minutes in February, to a
 resounding 172 million in March.  This is more than four times the number of
 minutes spent on Homestore.com's nearest two online real estate competitors
 combined.  Nielsen/NetRatings uses the largest consumer panel to measure
 Internet usage in the United States.
     "We're proud of our record of attracting consumers to all our sites, as
 well as our leading edge in keeping the consumer interested in our content for
 millions of minutes each month," stated Stuart Wolff, chairman and chief
 executive of Homestore.com, Inc.  "For information, listings, superior
 industry relationships and cutting-edge professionals tools and services,
 Homestore.com and its many sites, especially our flagship real estate
 destination, Realtor.com(R), consistently win in these categories every
 month."
     Homestore.com is also a category leader according to Media Metrix, another
 independent traffic measurement service, reporting 7.2 million unique users in
 March, well ahead of its nearest online real estate competitor, which
 attracted 3.6 million unique users.
 
     About Homestore.com, Inc.
     Homestore.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOMS) is the leading supplier of online media
 and technology solutions to the home and real estate industries, serving both
 consumers and professionals.  Homestore.com, Inc.'s family of Web sites
 includes the Homestore.com(TM), REALTOR.com(R), HomeBuilder.com(TM),
 Homestore.com(TM) Apartments & Rentals, and HomeFair.com(TM) Web sites.
 Homestore.com(TM) features the widest-range of home and real estate related
 information on topics including finance and insurance, home improvement,
 decor, lawn and garden, and home electronics, among others.  Consumers can
 view over 1.4 million new and existing homes for sale and find broker and
 agent services on REALTOR.com(R), the official Internet site of the National
 Association of REALTORS(R).  Consumers searching for new homes can find more
 than 120,000 models, new homes and built-to-suit plans on HomeBuilder.com(TM),
 the official new homes site of the National Association of Home Builders.
 Consumers interested in renting an apartment will find listing information
 from more than 45,000 properties in more than 6,000 cities on
 Homestore.com(TM) Apartments & Rentals.  Comprehensive moving and relocation
 information on the Internet is available from HomeFair.com(TM).
 Homestore.com(TM) content is also available through distribution relationships
 with America Online, Excite @Home and Netscape.  Technology subsidiaries of
 Homestore.com, Inc. include WyldFyre Technologies, the leading developer of
 software used to access multiple listing service data and property photos; Top
 Producer Systems, North America's #1-selling provider of leads management and
 marketing software for real estate professionals; and The Hessel Group, the
 provider of technology-driven solutions and services to the relocation
 industry.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning
 of Section 27A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
 Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbors created by
 those sections.  Actual results, including but not limited to usage of the
 Homestore.com sites, may differ materially.  The matters discussed in this
 press release also involve risks and uncertainties described from time to time
 in Homestore.com, Inc.'s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission
 (SEC).  In particular, see "Risk Factors" in the Final Prospectus included in
 the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-1 declared effective by the SEC
 on January 26, 2000 and also see the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for
 the year ended December 31, 1999 filed with the SEC (http://www.sec.gov).  We
 assume no duty to update this information in this press release if any
 forward-looking statement later turns out to be inaccurate.
 
 SOURCE  Homestore.com, Inc.