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HomeGain Releases 3rd Quarter 2012 National Home Values Survey Results

Fifty-one percent of real estate professionals expect home values to increase, up from 48 percent from last quarter; Sixty-seven percent disapprove of Obama’s performance as President; Mitt Romney favored over Barack Obama by both real estate professionals and homeowners

HomeGain, one of the first companies to provide free instant home valuations online, announced the results of its nationwide third quarter 2012 home values survey. Over 300 real estate agents and brokers and over 2,200 homeowners were surveyed. We also released the regional results of the third quarter 2012 HomeGain home values survey.

Real estate professionals continue to be more optimistic about the direction of home values than homeowners. Fifty-one percent of real estate professionals expect home values to increase, unchanged from last quarter. Thirty-four percent of homeowners expect home values to increase, up from 27 percent last quarter.

Eighty percent of real estate professionals and 62 percent of homeowners think home values will increase in the next two years. In contrast, just five percent of real estate professionals and 14 percent of home owners think home values will decrease in the next two years. Fifteen percent of real estate professionals and 24 percent of homeowners think home values will stay the same in the next two years.

Eleven percent of real estate professionals expect home values to decrease in the next six months, down from 14 percent from last quarter. Twenty percent of homeowners expect home values to decrease in the next six months, down from 24 percent from last quarter.

Thirty-eight percent of real estate professionals and 46 percent of homeowners believe home values will stay the same in the next six months.

According to surveyed agents and brokers, 76 percent of homeowners believe their homes are worth more than the recommended agent listing price. In contrast, 60 percent of home buyers believe homes are overpriced.

“Optimism about the direction of home prices continues to grow,” said Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain. “The survey show an increase in optimism, especially over the course of the next two years, as 80 percent of real estate professionals expect home prices to be higher than they are today.” said Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain.

Top 10 States Where Real Estate Agents and Homeowners Think Home Prices Will Go Up in the Next Six Months:


Top 10 States Where Real Estate Agents and Homeowners Think Home Prices Will Go Down In the Next Six Months:


Fifty-three percent of agents and brokers surveyed indicated that they “strongly disapproved” and 14 percent “somewhat disapproved” of Barack Obama’s performance as President, earning him a 67 percent disapproval rating, an increase of one percent in the disapproval rating of agents and brokers surveyed in the second quarter of 2011. In the second quarter of 2012, the President also had a 66 percent disapproval rating among agents and brokers.

Forty-five percent of homeowners “strongly disapproved” and 11 percent “somewhat disapproved” of the President’s performance, earning him a 56 percent disapproval rating. The President had a 59 percent disapproval rating last quarter among surveyed homeowners with 46 percent “strongly disapproving.” The Rasmussen Daily Presidential Approval Index taken during the same period as the HomeGain Second Quarter 2012 Home Values Survey indicated that both of the President’s average approval and disapproval ratings were 49 percent, with an average of 41 percent “strongly disapproving” of his performance and an average of 29 percent “strongly approving” of his performance.

Top 10 States Where Real Estate Agents and Homeowners Approve of Barack Obama’s Performance as President:


Top 10 States Where Real Estate Agents and Homeowners Disapprove of Barack Obama’s Performance as President:


The survey was conducted from September 11 – September 21, 2012.

View all prior HomeGain national and state home prices surveys.

Set forth below are the results of the third quarter 2012 and second quarter 2012 national home values surveys as well as the results of the third quarter 2011 survey. Also set forth below for selected questions is the national home owner response data for the third quarter of 2012. Click on each question to see complete results:

Questions and National Results:

  1. Have home prices increased, decreased or stayed the same in the last year?
  2. On average, what do homeowners believe that their home is worth?
  3. How do buyers feel that homes for sale are priced?
  4. What is the average difference in price between what sellers believe their home to be worth and the amount at which the home gets listed?
  5. What is the average difference in price between what a home is listed at and what a home sells for?
  6. In the next six months, will the values of homes in your market increase, decrease or stay the same?
  7. In the next two years, will the values of homes in your market increase, decrease or stay the same?
  8. What percentage of homes for sale are foreclosures in your area?
  9. What is the average home price in your area?
  10. What percentage of your clients are first-time buyers?
  11. How do you think Barack Obama is performing in his role as President?
  12. If the Presidential election were held today, who would you vote for?
  13. If the Presidential election were held today, who would you vote for? (Part 2)

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Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on September 27th, 2012 under Home Prices, Home Values, Home Values Surveys

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HomeGain Nation – Live Real Estate Forum Impresses Agents

homegain-nation-logoThe HomeGain Nation Real Estate event is underway today! With over 100 attendees (real estate professionals), it’s a full day’s worth of strategies, networking and learning from 11 sessions, 4 workshops and 15 speakers. See full agenda

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What do attendees think of the event so far?

Barbara Tidwell of Keller Williams in Texas (AgentEvaluator National Top Performer 2009) said that she (and her daughter Lisa Rich) “learned so much within the first 2 hours, it’s been the most worthwhile event she’s attended” in a long time, and that she can’t wait to get home and apply it to her business.

Jaime Sparks of Sun Coast Realty, Inc. in Corona, CA commented, “I’m having so much fun, and learning so much that I think this should be a 2-day event!”

“This has been such a valuable event. I’m learning how to optimize my business with my HomeGain products,” added Yulonda Evans of Sessions Real Estate in Oakland, CA.

Videos to be posted in the coming weeks for most HomeGain Nation sessions here on the HomeGain Blog and on YouTube.

Attendees can also post comments and upload photos or videos to Flickr and Facebook.

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Posted by: Jessica Gopalakrishnan on March 1st, 2010 under HomeGain Nation

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Leads, Leads, Leads and Touch?

So most of you know by now that I am all about leads. I can talk with the best of them about lead conversion, lead capture and basically anything lead based.

Today I want to talk to you about the human part of what we do. You can drive a million people to your site and get 10,000 leads, but if you don’t understand the human aspect of what we do as Real Estate professionals, this is all for not.

To me, and my staff, leads are a God send. We are constantly working and currently our Florida office is averaging 130+ different customers per month and we just grew to our final number of 22 agents.

Even though the market is tough right now, we are still selling 15-25 homes per month. Not very stellar for the amount of people we are showing, but if you understand our Florida market the past couple of years, you would think that is great!

If it weren’t for leads, my company would have been gone a long time ago, which has been the fate of about 20% of our Realtors and many Brokerages.

So you have a lead, what happens then? I’m not going to talk about your drip campaign or for that fact anything computer or tech related…except maybe having a good CRM system to insure your great follow up.

Firstly, if you are not picking up the phone and calling your new customer within 24 hours, preferably within a few hours, then you are wasting money. Continue reading this post

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Posted by: Mitch Ribak on April 3rd, 2008 under Best Practices, Leads

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HomeGain Launches Media Center

Today marks the launch of our new Media Center.

HomeGain Media Center

The focus of our Media Center is to be a centralized online communication resource for the real estate community.

Real estate agents and brokers can read our monthly Agent Success Newsletter, connect with peers, and get the latest scoop about HomeGain’s online marketing programs, events and company news.

Members of the press have access to a media kit, press releases, videos and company information.

Reporters, journalists and other real estate professionals like home stagers can find out the latest market statistics, analysis and real estate trends.

Basically, if you want to know what HomeGain has been up to, where we’ve been, and where we’ll be, this is the site to visit. Every month it will be updated with new information.

The Media Center website is www.homegain.com/media-center

What do you think? I welcome your comments and feedback!

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Posted by: Jessica Gopalakrishnan on February 22nd, 2008 under HomeGain

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Guest Bloggers Continue To File In

HomeGain is committed to providing the best marketing tips and real estate information to its agents.

Next week please join us as guest blogger Nicole Nicolay of MyMarketWare provides the next guest post.

Presenting Nicole Nicolay:

Nicole Nicolay is co-founder of Effektive Solutions, a marketing and technology solutions company for real estate professionals. She has created products and services that integrate valuable real estate content with unparalleled technological innovation. Nicole is adamant about providing useful resources to reps and agents, as well as staying current with industry trends.

Nicole (“NikNik”) enjoys writing about real estate technology on her blog, MyTechOpinion.com. And recently launched a new real estate marketing solution and blog at MyMarketWare.com. MyMarketWare offers MarketSites, a premier single property site service coupled with cutting edge marketing tips and resources. A former teacher, Nicole’s passion for identifying helpful information and writing in a how-to format shine through in her blogging.

Nicole provided the first guest blog, On the Road to Real Estate Blogging on the HomeGain Blog long before the existence of the guest blog program.

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Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on February 8th, 2008 under Guest Bloggers

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Invasion of the Guest Bloggers Continues

HomeGain is committed to providing the best marketing tips and real estate information to its agents. We know that HomeGain is not the only way to for Realtors to attract customers.

In line with that thinking, we are proud to have Jay Thompson, aka the Phoenix Real Estate Guy, as the next guest blogger on the HomeGain Real Estate Blog.

Presenting Jay Thompson:

Jay is a REALTOR® with Century 21 Aware Realty in Phoenix, Arizona, and a devoted real estate blogger. Jay’s real estate weblog is called The Phoenix Real Estate Guy and he also contributes to other real estate blogs including Bloodhound Blog, Zillow’s Geek Estate Blog, and the Phoenix Real Estate Technology Exchange weblog.

He recently founded NARWisdom.com, a weblog venue for real estate professionals to openly discuss the National Association of Realtors. Jay is also the founder Continue reading this post

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Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on February 5th, 2008 under Guest Bloggers

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