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HomeGain Survey: Home Staging Top Priority for Sellers

HomeGain.com recently conducted its third nationwide home improvement and home staging Home Sale Maximizer‚ĄĘ survey (previously conducted in 2003 and 2007) to reveal the top 12 low cost*, do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvements for people getting their home ready to sell.¬† Nearly 1,000 REALTORS¬ģ responded to the survey. (See complete survey results)

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Thousands of REALTORS and Home Stagers use "Home Sale Maximizer" to advise their home seller clients.

Home Staging is reported to be the 2nd most valuable home improvement project to a seller when it comes to selling a home by return on investment (ROI), according to surveyed Realtors.

Home Staging is also the 3rd highest price increase to a home‚Äôs resale value ($300 cost / $1,780 price increase to a home’s selling price, which is a 586% ROI)

82% of Realtors nationwide recommend home sellers do DIY home staging.

Staging has rose on the list of priorities over the years. In 2007 survey results, Lightening and Brightening had the second highest ROI followed by Home Staging. Two years later, Home Staging overtakes Lightening and Brightening.

How many Realtors recommend professional home staging the majority of the time? Continue reading this post

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Posted by: Jessica Gopalakrishnan on November 6th, 2009 under Home Improvement, Home Improvement Surveys, Home Staging, HomeGain Market Data, HomeGain Surveys

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Press Call: Q3 Home Prices Survey

homegain_radioLast week we met with Realtor¬ģ survey respondents and members of the press to discuss the results of the Q3 Home Prices Survey of Realtors on HomeGain Radio.

If you didn’t have a chance to attend, listen to it here:

A Taste of HomeGain Realtor Member Participant Comments:

Mitch Ribak in Florida – “The last 3 months look like home prices are stabilizing, although a significant number of homes are still overpriced, and inventory is shrinking from 8,000 to about 4,500 in the Melbourne area.”

Gary Belhumeur in Colorado – “REO properities were dragging down the Denver market. As banks slowly release them, it’s helping stabilize things.” Continue reading this post

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Posted by: Jessica Gopalakrishnan on September 8th, 2009 under Home Prices, Home Values, HomeGain, HomeGain Radio

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