July/August 2010
HomeGain Releases Results of 2nd Quarter 2010 Home Prices Survey

HomeGain recently announced the results of its nationwide home prices and Presidential approval poll of over 900 real estate professionals and over 3,500 homeowners.

The results of the survey found that real estate professionals and homeowners disagree on current and future home values. Seventy-seven percent of homeowners believe their home is worth more than their real estate agents' recommended listing price.

Sixty-five percent of real estate professionals and 58% of homeowners disapprove of Barack Obama’s performance as President.

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Agent Insight

Agent Question of the Month

Agent Question: I recently received a request from a prospective client through your AgentView program. The client resides out of the US. He sent me a check for $150,000 as an earnest money deposit. I sent the check to my title company who then deposited it in an escrow account.

I have heard about other agents doing this and there were some problems with the situation. Can you tell me if this is legitimate?

Agent Quotes of the Month

“'Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.' We were very lucky to discover and use HomeGain, which is now an integral part of our overall Real Estate sales strategy.”
– Sara & Steve Gerhart, Coldwell Banker George Realty, California

“HomeGain has been more than a great lead source for me. It has connected me with life-long friends. HomeGain has been an integral part of my business for more than 7 years, and it will continue to be.”
– Derek Bauer, Real Estate One, Michigan

“Having over 25 years of experience in real estate, we enjoy HomeGain’s leads as an excellent source of extra business in this challenging market.”
– Jay Holop & Nina Davidson, Coldwell Banker Residential R.E., Florida

“I love HomeGain. I have been using them for over 7 years now, and I would say 60% of my business comes directly from them!”
– Pamela Peck, Keller Williams Realty, Texas

Give Your Listings a Boost! As a HomeGain member, you can upload your listings for FREE!

HomeGain News

New XML Feed Benefits

The HomeGain listing upload system is now compatible with both the Trulia and Zillow XML URL formats. Using an XML feed to upload your listings saves you time and effort. Any new listings posted will be automatically uploaded to the HomeGain system on a daily basis.

The benefit to uploading your
listings is that the listing provides a lot of Search Engine Optimization value. Many more people can view them. A listing is viewed by the major search engines as a unique and highly relevant piece of information.

As such, when searched, the listing appears high in the search results and, of course, the listing agent and their information are pulled up with the listing. For more information about uploading your listings, please contact HomeGain Client Services at (866) 512 – 7918.

HomeGain Celebrates its 11th Anniversary

On June 30, 2010, HomeGain celebrated its 11th anniversary by attending a San Francisco Giants game.

The Giants lost to the rival Dodgers but it was a beautiful day at the ballpark.

Awards and Recognition

HomeGain Clubs

Congratulations to HomeGain's newest AgentEvaluator® Club members!

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

HomeGain inducted 27 HomeGain member agents into its elite clubs:

  • 2 new HomeGain Diamond Club members (now totaling 26 members who have earned $500,000 or more in gross home sale commissions from AgentEvaluator)
  • 6 new HomeGain Platinum Club members (now totaling 367 members who have earned $125,000 or more in gross home sale commissions from AgentEvaluator)
  • 10 new HomeGain Gold Club members (totaling 300 members who have earned $75,000 or more)
  • 4 new HomeGain Silver Club members (totaling 258 members who have earned $50,000 or more)
The HomeGain Million Club has two members who have earned in excess of one million dollars.

To find out if you qualify for Silver, Gold, Platinum or Diamond status, please contact your Regional Manager
View All New Club Members

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In This Issue



  1. Q2 2010 CA Home Prices Survey Results

  2. Q2 2010 FL Home Prices Survey Regional Results

  3. Q2 2010 TX Home Prices Survey Results

  4. What Makes a Website Valuable

  5. How to Get Consumers to Select You As Their Agent

Featured Posts From The HomeGain Agent Blogging Network

  1. How Can You Help Your Home or Condo Qualify for an FHA Loan?

  2. Greening Your Yard Organically

  3. What Buyers Want Most from Agents



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