HomeGain Agent Success Newsletter
March/April 2009

New Real Estate Survey Results

HomeGain recently surveyed its members on their opinions on home prices and the Obama stimulus package.

The results were published on the HomeGain Blog and the story has been picked up in USA Today, Dallas Morning News, Boston Globe, Crane’s Investment News, Sellsius, Dallas Magazine, Orange County Register, RIS Media, Philadelphia Daily News, St. Petersburg Times, Real Trends, Realtor Magazine, Inman News, Transparent Real Estate, Agent Genius and many others.
Thank you to the nearly 700 respondents! We will run the survey again in June.

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Agent Insight

Question of the Month

Q: I recently met with a seller I found through your AgentEvaluator program who told me they received 12 proposals from agents in my area but decided to go with mine. I’ve just listed their home, but am a bit concerned about my effectiveness going forward. Should I be worried?

                                                     - George G., Atlanta, GA

A: Competition can be worrisome for anyone, but please remember that competition is one of the basics that AgentEvaluator works on. Agents like you are competing for a consumer’s business! In regards to the number of proposals the consumer received, 12 is above average when we look at it from a national level. For 2007-2008, the average consumer received under 7 proposals. Some received more while others less, but it’s important to not let the actual number discourage you!

Consumers are looking for proposals that are personalized to their needs, and it’s a safe bet that not all of your competitors are going to take the time to do this. We’ve seen consumers pick the 15th proposal they’ve received because it was the one that directly talked to them.  The number of proposals does matter, but most consumers are concerned more about the quality of the proposal. Focus on that, and your chances to succeed on the program grow exponentially.

Read more success tips from Realtors & industry experts on the HomeGain Real Estate Blog.

HomeGain News

Download Free New Widgets To Your Website

HomeGain just released instant home values and Home Sale Maximizer™ widgets for FREE download.

There are three different versions of each of the Instant Home Valuation and Home Sale Maximizer widgets.

These widgets work best for HomeGain AgentView members. If you have a HomeGain AgentView membership and place one of these widgets on your site, when your visitors request a home valuation or to use the Home Sale Maximizer tool in the ZIP codes where you are featured, they will be sent to your AgentView module where they can review their home valuation or access the Home Sale Maximizer tool. 

These widgets are a great way to attract visitors and to get them to come back. Used in conjunction with AgentView, they allow agents to keep visitors engaged on their websites and AgentView pages. 

The widgets are also a great addition to any web site in need of quality home valuation or home improvement content.

AgentEvaluator® Agents Can Get More Personal!

AgentEvaluator members now get access to view seller leads’ first names – this enables agents to further personalize their seller proposals and will help them to connect better with home sellers.

Stay tuned for more exciting changes upcoming on AgentEvaluator!

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Awards and Recognition

HomeGain Clubs

Congratulations to HomeGain's newest AgentEvaluator® Platinum Club, Gold Club and Silver Club members!

These members represent our top performing real estate professionals nationwide and receive a reduced referral fee rate.

To find out if you may qualify for Silver, Gold or Platinum status, please contact your Regional Manager or send an email to agent@homegain.com.

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Agent Quote of the Month

“I have been in close contact with Nick De Tomasso and Ryan Mansanto. Your company is one of the BEST. I have offered to talk to anyone you put in front of me or by phone to tell them what HomeGain has done for me and my Team.”

- Ron Petzel

Customer Advocate of the Month

Each month, HomeGain recognizes one person who upholds and represents HomeGain’s high standards of customer care.

HomeGain is pleased to announce the Customer Advocate for February is Da'Mali Ross in the Product Team.

Da’Mali is the sole point of contact for all AIMS agents, and for each of them she takes care of all operations, billing, setup, customer service and tracking issues. She sets an example for what it means to put the customer first.

Join us in congratulating Da’Mali for her outstanding commitment to HomeGain customers.

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