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HouseValues leader always eyeing next step

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As chief executive of HouseValues, Ian Morris led the successful initial public offering of the online real estate marketing and lead-generation company in late 2004. HouseValues continues to grow with new product offerings and expanded agent and broker clients, and is aggressively eyeing the online share of real estate advertising dollars. Morris is a high-energy Harvard grad who first made his mark on the real estate world 10 years ago when he started working for Microsoft's online real estate business. The executive will speak at Real Estate Connect in San Francisco, July 31-Aug. 3. Here are his answers to a set of questions posed by Inman News: What was your first job? Product manager for Aetna's 401(k) plan unit. What made you want to join HouseValues? I saw a huge opportunity to leverage the power of the Internet to bring very tangible benefits to real estate professionals. We have come a long way in delivering on this promise, but the best is still ahead of us. What's bee...