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News Stories - 2010

December 27, 2010  MSN Real Estate- "New Year's resolutions for home sellers" Amy Hoak offers smart tips and advice for home sellers in 2011.    Read more...
December 27, 2010  MarketWatch - "Resolutions for home sellers in 2011" Amy Hoak explains the tips and tricks homeowners should be aware of when they prepare their home for sale in 2011.    Read more...
December 27, 2010  El Economista - "Do you want to sell a house in 2011? Five tips to start off on the right foot" Louis Cammarosano explains what home sellers may be thinking if a home for sale has too many price reductions.    Read more...
December 26, 2010  Wall Street Journal - "Getting Your House Sold in 2011" Louis Cammarosano offers valuable tips to homeowners who plan to sell their home in the new year.    Read more...
December 20, 2010  Inman News - "New year in real estate: no cause for celebration" Louis Cammarosano offers his predictions and wish list for the real estate market in 2011.    Read more...
December 16, 2010  Baltimore Sun - "Prices reduced on 40% of Baltimore homes for sale" Seventy-five percent of surveyed Maryland agents said their sellers believe the home is worth more than the recommended listing price, with an almost equal amount of buyers believing homes for sale are overpriced.    Read more...
December 15, 2010  China Radio International - "U.S. Realtors Pessimistic for 2011, Survey Says" Tom McGregor highlights the main points of HomeGain's Fourth Quarter 2010 Home Values Survey.    Read more...
December 15, 2010  Newsday - "Report: NY area housing lost less in 2010" While 70% of real estate professionals in New York believe home prices will continue to decline in 2011, the Long Island Board of Realtors president, Don Scanlon, believes home values in Long Island have stabilized.    Read more...
December 13, 2010  San Francisco Chronicle - "HomeGain Releases Fourth Quarter 2010 Home Values Survey Results" Real estate professionals remain pessimistic on the direction of home values heading into 2011.    Read more...
December 13, 2010  Boston Real Estate Blog - "Survey: Mass. Realtors among most optimistic in country" According to HomeGain's Fourth Quarter 2010 Home Values Survey, Massachusetts real estate professionals and homeowners are optimistic about the direction of home prices in 2011, both ranking in the top 5 in the country.    Read more...
December 13, 2010  Orange County Register - "22% of homeowners predict price gains" In the fourth quarter of 2010, California homeowners and real estate professionals are more optimistic on the direction of home values than they were in the third quarter.    Read more...
December 13, 2010  Boston Globe - "Bay State homeowners, brokers, lead nation in real estate optimism" Almost 30% of homeowners in Massachusetts are expecting home prices to increase in the next six months, making Massachusetts the second most optimistic state on the direction of home values, behind Virginia.    Read more...
November 30, 2010  San Francisco Chronicle - "HomeGain Launches New HomeGain150 Promotion for Home Buyers and Sellers" The details of HomeGain's latest promotion are outlined in this article.    Read more...
November 17, 2010  DSNews - "Internet Firms Partner to Provide Agents with Single Property Websites" Heather Hill Cernoch discusses the latest partnership between HomeGain and AgencyLogic which provides real estate agents with fully customizable websites to showcase their listings.    Read more...
November 17, 2010  San Francisco Chronicle - "What Home Improvements Raise Property Value?" Chris Blank discusses different types of home improvement projects that can improve livability and desirability. According to HomeGain, many common "green" home improvements have a return on investment greater than the cost to the homeowner.    Read more...
November 16, 2010  National Mortgage Professional Magazine - "HomeGain and AgencyLogic Announce Web Partnership" This new partnership will allow HomeGain to offer real estate professionals a more robust set of tools and features to showcase their listings.    Read more...
November 16, 2010  AIMGroup - "HomeGain launches single-property websites" Sharon Hill highlights HomeGain's new single property websites, which offer additional features and functionality to enhance an agent's listings.    Read more...
November 16, 2010  The Mortgage Encyclopedia - "The Authoritative Guide to Mortgage Programs, Practices, Prices and Pitfalls" Jack Guttentag advises home owners who are dealing with private mortgage insurance to periodically check their home's value on sites like HomeGain.    Read more...
November 10, 2010  Newsday - "Is it cheaper to rent or buy?" Despite the pessimistic outlook on home prices by studies from HomeGain and the National Association of Realtors, buying a home may prove to be cheaper in the long run than renting.    Read more...
November 02, 2010  FXStreet - "What is the Best Website for Real Estate Data?" Diana Hill talks about the different types of property search websites and how they differ from each other.    Read more...
October 27, 2010  Foreclosure Listings - "The Home Prices: Recent Report" According to several surveys, including HomeGain's Q3 Home Prices Survey, home prices across the country continue to decline since the first time home buyer tax credit expired.    Read more...
October 27, 2010  MSN Money - "The Basics - Save hundreds on your mortgage" Homeowners looking to cancel their private mortgage insurance can use HomeGain's home valuation tool as a starting to point in determining their eligibility.    Read more...
October 26, 2010  United Press International - "Home Prices Slide in Third Quarter" Real estate data from several sources including HomeGain and the National Association of Realtors shows a decline in home prices coming earlier than expected.    Read more...
October 22, 2010  A Real Estate Agent's Guide to Offering Free Home Staging Consultations - "Barbara J Jennings uses HomeGain's Home Sale Maximizer survey as the basis of explaining how certain low cost home improvement projects can yield a large return on investment".    Read more...
October 22, 2010  North New Jersey News - "Presentation is key to selling in today's market" Homeowners who take advantage of low cost, high return investments are more likely to have their home sell faster and for more money. According to HomeGain's Home Improvement Survey, cleaning and de-cluttering and home staging offer the largest returns.    Read more...
October 20, 2010  Thaindian News- "Tips for First Time Home Buyers" HomeGain is listed as a top website for first time home buyers to visit when beginning their search for a new home.    Read more...
October 19, 2010  U.S. Housing News - "Charlotte Real Estate and Mortgage Update - Q4 2010" According to HomeGain's third quarter home prices survey, Charlotte real estate professionals and homeowners have taken a negative view on the direction of home prices in the next six months.    Read more...
October 07, 2010  Petaluma Argus Courier - "How to build equity and sell quickly" As homes continue to sit on the market, Suzanne Morrison refers to the results of HomeGain's home improvement survey and points out the top improvements to help sell your home faster and for more money.    Read more...
October 02, 2010  Florida Today - "Ways to make home appealing to buyers" Megan K. Scott highlights 10 home staging tips to help increase buyers' interest in a home.    Read more...
September 27, 2010  Orange County Register - "Calif. homeowner optimism plummets" California homeowners have become quickly less optimistic about housing values, according to surveying by online real estate trackers HomeGain.    Read more...
September 27, 2010  Inman News - "Florida real estate pros pessimistic on prices" In the third quarter, Florida's real estate professionals are more pessimistic about the future of home prices than those in California or Texas, according to a survey by online real estate marketing site HomeGain.    Read more...
September 25, 2010  Times Colonist - "Whether buying or selling, be prepared" Buying or selling a home might be the biggest single financial transaction of your life. You want to get it right, but how do you do that at a time when even the professionals don't fully understand what's going on in the housing market?    Read more...
September 22, 2010  Boston Globe - "For sellers, letting go of that dream price is hard to do" An increased number of homeowners continue to believe that their home has not lost any value, while more home buyers feel homes are overpriced.    Read more...
September 22, 2010  Reuters - "Making Sense of the Housing Market" Linda Stern offers home buyers and sellers advice to navigate through the turbulent real estate market.    Read more...
September 22, 2010  Fox Business - "Making Sense of the Housing Market" Despite an increase in the number of foreclosures and existing home sales, Linda Stern wonders why new home constructions increased over the previous month.    Read more...
September 22, 2010  CNBC - "Making Sense of the Housing Market" The latest Case Schiller index report indicates home prices are rising, along with foreclosures and new home constructions.    Read more...
September 21, 2010  Baltimore Sun - "Homeowners more optimistic about their values than agents" Overall, Maryland real estate agents and homeowners are optimistic about the direction of home prices in the near future.    Read more...
September 21, 2010  AOL Real Estate - "Real Estate Pros Gloomy on Near Future of Housing Market" The pessimists have won - for the time being, anyway. Some 90 percent of real estate agents and brokers anticipate that home prices will fall or stay the same over the next six months, according to a new survey by HomeGain.    Read more...
September 21, 2010  Inman News - "Survey: Home-price outlooks sour in Q3" Ninety percent of real estate agents and brokers expect home prices to either fall or stay the same over the next six months, according to a survey by online real estate marketing site HomeGain.    Read more...
September 21, 2010  United Press International - "Expectations Rise for Prices to Fall" Real estate professionals and homeowners have become more pessimistic on the direction of home prices since the second quarter of 2010.    Read more...
September 20, 2010  Boston Globe - "Realtors finally getting in on market conditions?" Scott Van Voorhis suggests that we may finally be starting to see signs of a more realistic attitude from Realtors.    Read more...
September 18, 2010  AIMGroup - "HomeGain: U.S. home price outlook bleak" Citing HomeGain's third quarter Home Prices Survey, Sharon Hill reports that the disconnect between home buyers and home sellers on home prices has widened since the last quarter.    Read more...
September 18, 2010  The Washington Post - "Lowering home's price drastically may be only way to sure sell" As homeowners continue to believe their homes are worth more than their agent's recommended listing price, buyers are walking away from expensive homes, forcing homeowners to reduce their asking prices.    Read more...
August 30, 2010  PRLog - "Working for the weekend... Top five Labor Day weekend projects" Homeowners looking to complete home improvement projects over a holiday weekend can take on any of these five projects without sacrificing the entire weekend.    Read more...
August 20, 2010  Kiplinger - "8 DIY Projects to Add Value To Your Home" Homeowners on a budget can increase the value of their home by taking on some of these cost-friendly, do-it-yourself home improvement projects.    Read more...
August 10, 2010  AOL Real Estate - "Going Green in the Kitchen" Katie McCaskey discusses some green home improvement projects. The results of HomeGain's Home Improvement Survey show how green improvements can increase the sale price of a home.    Read more...
July 20, 2010  eHow - "How to Check the Price of a Home" HomeGain is an excellent website to use when preparing to buy a home. Listings are gathered from agents and multiple listing services across the nation and displayed in a central location.    Read more...
July 16, 2010  Bright Hub - "How to Buy a House Directly from the Homeowner" When preparing to purchase a house, sites like HomeGain can help homebuyers understand the local market by showing recent transactions and home valuations.    Read more...
July 06, 2010  Lifestyle - "HomeGain's New Real Estate Study Reports 578 Percent Return From 'Cleaning and De-cluttering' a Home For Sale" Cleaning and de-cluttering ranks as the most cost effective solution to produce a high return on investment when preparing a home for sale.    Read more...
July 06, 2010  Interiority Complex - "Home Staging Statistics" According to real estate agents who participated in HomeGain's Home Improvement survey, smaller improvements are the ones that can return the largest dividends when a home is sold, not the larger more expensive projects    Read more...
July 02, 2010  Divine Caroline - "Home Sweet Home: Realtor's Top Five Staging Tips" HomeGain's Home Improvement survey shows the top improvements to make that can help home owners sell their home faster in a tough market    Read more...
June 30, 2010  Virginia News & Messenger - "Survey: Sellers want more money for homes" Cheryl Chumley breaks down the divide between Virginia homeowners and home buyers with the help of HomeGain's 2nd Quarter 2010 Home Prices Survey results    Read more...
June 29, 2010  UPI.com - "Sellers and Buyers Disagree on Home Values in HomeGain Survey" According to HomeGain's 2nd Quarter 2010 Home Prices Survey, 75% of homeowners believe their home is worth more than their agents recommend, while 63% of home buyers believe homes are still overpriced.    Read more...
June 29, 2010  REJournals.com - "Selling a home in Michigan? Get ready for falling prices" Citing HomeGain's 2nd Quarter 2010 Home Prices Survey, Dan Rafter reports that Michigan has the highest percentage of real estate agents who believe home prices will decline in the next six months.    Read more...
June 28, 2010  Chicago Tribune - "HomeGain survey: Chicago, Illinois sellers and agents far apart on home values" Dan Rafter reports only 3% of Illinois real estate agents believe home prices will increase in the next six months, while 27% of Illinois homeowners believe the same.    Read more...
June 25, 2010  For What It's Worth - "Well this is funny - now it's Realtors who are the (secret?) realists" Based on HomeGain's 2nd Quarter 2010 Home Prices Survey of real estate professionals and homeowners, the survey indicates that real estate agents have become more realistic than optimistic on the direction of home prices.    Read more...
June 25, 2010  Boston Globe - "Realtors now a fount of market realism?" HomeGain's 2nd Quarter 2010 Home Prices Survey finds only 20% of Realtors believe home prices will increase in the next six months, compared to 33% of homeowners.    Read more...
June 25, 2010  North Carolina Star News - "Home values and Obama's approval rating" Citing HomeGain's 2nd Quarter 2010 Home Prices Survey, Wayne Faulkner finds that North Carolina has the highest disapproval rating of President Obama by real estate professionals. Only 30% of homeowners predict home values will rise in the next six months.    Read more...
June 25, 2010  Chicago Tribune - "Agents in Illinois like Obama; they don't in most of the rest of the country" Dan Rafter reports that real estate professionals in Illinois have the second highest approval rating of President Obama, second only to Maryland real estate professionals.    Read more...
June 25, 2010  Chicago Agent Magazine - "Second Quarter 2010 Home Prices Survey Results" This article highlights some of the key numbers from HomeGain's 2nd quarter survey on home prices.    Read more...
June 24, 2010  AIMGroup - "HomeGain: US agents, owners clash about home prices" Sharon Hill discusses the differences of opinions between real estate agents and homeowners on current and future home values.    Read more...
June 10, 2010  San Francisco Chronicle - "Top 10 states for future declining home prices" Anna Marie Hibble cites HomeGain's first quarter 2010 Home Prices Survey and shares the top ten states where real estate agents and brokers think home prices will rise and fall in the next six months.    Read more...
June 10, 2010  Ezine Articles - "Minor Changes Or Repairs That Could Increase Home Value" Katrina Marie Santes uses HomeGain's Home Improvement Survey as the basis of her discussion regarding home repairs that can dramatically increase the sale price of a home.    Read more...
June 01, 2010  PRWeb - "Home Staging Provides a 586% Return on Investment". Pacific Staging uses HomeGain's 2009 Home Improvement survey to stress the impact staging can have on a home, such as a higher sales price and shorter time on the market.    Read more...
May 25, 2010  CNN Money - "Money 101 Lesson 8: Buying a home" This guide gives prospective home buyers advice ranging from timing to cleaning up credit to finding a Realtor.    Read more...
May 21, 2010  Mint.com - "How to Find a Fixer-Upper" Donna Fuscaldo offers advice to home buyers on taking the best approach to purchasing a fixer upper, but also warns that time and money can prove more costly than expected.    Read more...
May 20, 2010  Examiner.com - "Staging your home for quick sale" Jo Ann Wentzel explains the home staging process, including the associated costs and benefits, and return on investment that can be expected from different home staging techniques.    Read more...
May 20, 2010  AIM Group - "HomeGain anniversary, inducts Realtors into awards club" Six new agents are inducted into the AgentEvaluator commission-based awards program and seven agents attain higher status as HomeGain celebrates its 11th anniversary.    Read more...
May 10, 2010  Inman News - "6 Hot Real Estate Companies in the San Francisco Bay Area" HomeGain's diverse offering of marketing programs for real estate agents and home improvement tips and tools for home buyers and sellers makes it a leading real estate technology company in Northern California.    Read more...
May 09, 2010  Daily Tribune - "Several easy ways to increase any home's value, whether it's for sale or not" Homeowners looking to increase the value of their home in a tough economy without breaking their budget have several cost effective and readily available options that can produce a large return on investment.    Read more...
May 03, 2010  HomeGain Blog - "Max Mobile Spotted on CBS" Max, the HomeGain gorilla, is spotted on CBS in a news segment regarding advertisements on automobiles.    Read more...
May 01, 2010  Examiner.com - "Go 'green' doing it yourself" Broderick Perkins advises home sellers to use HomeGain's Green Home Improvement survey results to discover which simple "green" improvements to make that can increase a home's value, as well as enable sellers to become eligible for new tax credits.    Read more...
April 29, 2010  RIS Media - "Top 9 Green Home Improvements" HomeGain's Home Improvement Survey outlines the top nine Green Do-It-Yourself home improvements that cost under $300. These improvements have a high return on investment and also make the home more appealing.    Read more...
April 29, 2010  The Christian Science Monitor - "Want to sell your home fast? Put it on stage" HomeGain's Home Improvement Survey is featured in this article by Husna Haq. Based on responses of over 1,000 real estate agents, the survey lists the top 12 cost-friendly home improvements that will provide the largest return on investment, as well as helping the home sell faster in a tough market.    Read more...
April 23, 2010  Northern Gas Heating - "Central heating systems with programmable thermostats 'worth investment'" Citing HomeGain's Home Sale Maximizer survey, Jasper Cullen advises homeowners to install a programmable thermostat to their central heating systems which will allow them to reduce the cost of their monthly utility bill.    Read more...
April 19, 2010  CNN Money - "100 best money moves you can make" This article offers money saving tips, and highlights a tip by HomeGain to create a website for your house to help sell it faster.    Read more...
April 17, 2010  The Herald-Palladium - "Staging may be key to selling your home quickly" Marcy Blesy looks at how home staging can have a positive impact in the home selling process by reducing the number of days on the market and increasing the chances that the seller will receive an offer near the asking price.    Read more...
April 10, 2010  MSN Real Estate - "10 questions for first-time homebuyers" This SmartMoney.com article covers 10 of the top questions first time homebuyers may have when they are ready to make their first purchase.    Read more...
April 05, 2010  CA Real Estate Journal - "Foreclosures: Is California In For a Second Wave?" Kari Hamanaka examines the numbers that could determine whether or not California faces more foreclosures.    Read more...
April 02, 2010  Aimgroup.com - "HomeGain home values survey and Web conference" HomeGain held a conference call with Realtors and members of the press to discuss the results of the first quarter Home Prices Survey.    Read more...
March 30, 2010  Aimgroup.com - "Where agents, brokers will spend ad dollars, HomeGain reports" This article discusses how a recent HomeGain survey indicated that Realtors' are more likely to use Facebook than any other social media interface, including Twitter, YouTube and MySpace.    Read more...
March 29, 2010  North Carolina Star-News - "Survey finds that Obama has few fans among N.C. Realtors" Wayne Faulkner writes about how a recent HomeGain survey indicated that 71% of Realtors in North Carolina disapprove of President Obama's handling of the economy.    Read more...
March 29, 2010  Herald Tribune - "Realtors expect home values to decline or remain flat" Tom Bayles discusses the national forecast for home prices and the lingering disconnect between Florida home sellers and home buyers.    Read more...
March 26, 2010  FreeRateUpdate.com - "Northern CA Mortgage Rate Update" Mark Simons covers topics such as rising interest rates while wondering if any national trends can be seen from HomeGain's 1st Quarter Home
Prices Survey.    Read more...
March 25, 2010  i-Newswire - "This Is The Perfect Time For Inexpensive Home Improvements" The down economy has forced homeowners to move away from expensive home upgrades and look for more inexpensive ways to increase the value of their home. According to a survey by HomeGain, cleaning and decluttering and lightening and brightening rooms can cost less than $500 and return up to $3,000.    Read more...
March 25, 2010  Real Estate Channel - "Brokers Bearish on Home Prices, California Marketer Claims" Based on the results of HomeGain's 1st Quarter 2010 Home Prices Survey, Realtors in Minnesota are the least optimistic on the direction of home prices with 82% of agents expecting further declines.    Read more...
March 24, 2010  OC Metro - "OC Metro Minute" The first quarter 2010 HomeGain survey that indicates what Realtors think about home prices is discussed in this video edition of the Metro Minute.    Read more...
March 24, 2010  Dallas Morning News - "Texas home prices headed higher?" According to the 1st Quarter Home Prices Survey released by HomeGain, Texas is the most optimistic state in the country in regards to the direction of home prices in the first six months of 2010.    Read more...
March 23, 2010  North Carolina Star-News - "Survey shows N.C. Realtors' views on home prices" While 69% of North Carolina agents surveyed in HomeGain's 1st Quarter 2010 Home Prices Survey indicated that home prices have decreased in the past year, only 29% forecasted further declines for the first half of the year.    Read more...
March 23, 2010  Tampa Tribune - "Florida Realtors are gloomy about prices" With home prices dropping more than 40% since 2006, Florida agents remain skeptical about the direction of home prices with 83% of agents predicting stagnant or falling prices in the first half of 2010.    Read more...
March 23, 2010  DSNews.com - "Only 23% of Agents Surveyed Predict Increase in Home Prices" In the first quarter of 2009, the HomeGain Home Prices Survey found that more than twice the number of agents from last year's survey now believe home prices will increase in the next six months.    Read more...
March 22, 2010  UPI.com - "Real Estate Professionals Cautious on Direction of Home Prices" The results of HomeGain's first quarter 2010 Home Prices Survey show that 77% of respondents expect prices to decline or stay the same over the next six months, compared to 89% in the first quarter of 2009.    Read more...
March 20, 2010  Baltimore Sun - "Realtors' take on Md. home prices" Maryland agents attempt to talk home sellers down from their price expectations as 85% of agents surveyed say sellers continue to believe their homes are worth more than suggested.    Read more...
March 19, 2010  Property Ad Guru - "Referrals Still the Top Strategy" A look at the top 10 marketing strategies Realtors will employ in 2010 finds traditional marketing methods like referrals and postcard mailings trump newer marketing options like Facebook and blogging.    Read more...
March 19, 2010  San Diego Union Tribune - "Notices of default up 24% in county" As default notices rise in San Diego County, HomeGain's 1st Quarter 2010 Home Prices Survey indicates that California agents are expecting to see an increase in home prices in the first six months of the year.    Read more...
March 19, 2010  Danbury News Times - "Does your home need a fresh, new look?" Simple upgrades like painting, purchasing furniture accessories and updating lighting can add a whole new feel to a room while increasing the overall salability of the home.    Read more...
March 12, 2010  Bloodhoundblog.com - "Marketing Channels: It's a matter of trust (and conversations)." Eric Blackwell of RE/MAX Properties East in Kentucky finds that the best marketing strategy for Realtors is one where they can effectively utilize their strengths to convert a lead into a client.    Read more...
March 12, 2010  GlobalGold - "Email marketing 'helping to drive new property business'" According to HomeGain's Realtor Marketing survey, email marketing is one of the top three marketing strategies Realtors will use to generate business in 2010, trailing only referrals and featured listings.    Read more...
March 11, 2010  Inman News - "Top 10 marketing strategies" The results of HomeGain's survey of Realtors' marketing strategies finds referrals are widely considered the most effective way to generate business. Meanwhile, more traditional marketing methods such as postcards and mailings rank ahead of social media outlets like Twitter and YouTube.    Read more...
March 11, 2010  Florida Realtors - "Survey: Agents' top 10 marketing preferences" According to HomeGain's recent survey of real estate agents on their preferred marketing strategies for 2010, email, social media and lead generation services are still not considered as effective as referrals.    Read more...
March 06, 2010  PR Leap - "New Real Estate Website Launches, FreeHomeListingOnLine.com" A new website that connects home sellers and buyers without the aid of a real estate agent aims to compete against other real estate websites that offer the assistance of real estate agents.    Read more...
March 02, 2010  PR Log - "7 Tips for First Time Home Buyers" First time home buyers can often get caught up in the excitement of becoming a new homeowner and overlook important details. Follow these seven steps to ensure your first home purchase goes smoothly.    Read more...
March 01, 2010  AIMGroup.com - "HomeGain Award Club Members Reach $100 Mil in Commissions" Robert Gosalvez and Gary Shapiro of Intero Real Estate Services explain how their newly acquired Diamond Club status with HomeGain's AgentEvaluator® program is having a positive effect on their business.    Read more...
February 25, 2010  EnergizedSeller - "Does Home Staging Really Bring Anything To The Table?" As part of the 2009 Staging Statistics Report which was released by the Real Estate Staging Association, the report revealed that staged homes spent 78% less time on the market than unstaged homes.    Read more...
February 25, 2010  Business Wire - "Real Estate Staging Statistics Prove Staging Works, Even in Current Market Conditions" A recent study by the Real Estate Staging Association found that homes that were staged before going on the market were sold, on average, in 40.5 days, as opposed to unstaged homes which had been on the market for an average of 263 days.    Read more...
February 25, 2010  PR Web - "HomeGain Award Club Members Reach Over $100 Million in Real Estate Commissions" HomeGain inducts 15 new members into its commission-based awards program, pushing the total value of real estate commissions over $100 million.    Read more...
February 24, 2010  MSN Real Estate - "Get your money's worth in a home sale" Mai Ling Slaughter outlines steps home sellers can take to increase their home's value even in a struggling market.    Read more...
February 23, 2010  MSN Money - "How to get more money from your home" A panel of real estate experts, including Louis Cammarasano of HomeGain and Julie Reynolds of Realtor.com, are consulted on how to maximize the value of a home using various home staging and marketing techniques.    Read more...
February 19, 2010  Bloodhoundblog.com - "Eric On MicroHoo vs. Google" What does the new deal between Yahoo! and MSN mean for search? Eric shares his speculation on how it may affect real estate professionals.    Read more...
February 19, 2010  Forbes - "Ten Ways To Get More Money From Your Home" The real estate market is still very much a buyer's market and sellers looking to get an edge on the competition should consider making more simple, inexpensive adjustments that highlight existing qualities of the home versus larger, more expensive renovations.    Read more...
February 18, 2010  transparent real estate "The problem with social media marketing - it's still push marketing" Pat Kitano explains how traditional push marketing methods have become prevalent in today's social media marketing practices, which are now raising questions about how to effectively utilize social media outlets.    Read more...
February 04, 2010  PR Web "Real Estate Virtual Home Staging Virtually Affects the Sale of Homes" - Tiffany Esser, owner of Tiffany's Home Staging, LLC, announces her new Virtual Home Staging service. This approach to home staging saves home sellers time, energy and money by using digital imaging to furnish a vacant home, eliminating the need to rent and move furniture.    Read more...
January 27, 2010  The Fun Times Guide "12 Best Home Improvement Projects That Benefit Home Sellers Most" - Cleaning and decluttering continues to rank as the number one home improvement for home sellers to concentrate on. It offers the highest rate of return for the least amount of investment, and is recommended by 98%
of Realtors.    Read more...
January 18, 2010  Examiner.com "Simple DIY improvements are the key to selling your home" - Jenny Mikrut advises home sellers to ignore the assumption that large remodeling projects produce the largest ROI. Instead, she recommends more simple and cost effective solutions like cleaning and de-cluttering, home staging and lightening and brightening the interior of the home.    Read more...
January 15, 2010  Realtor Magazine "Increase Appeal by Adding a Little Green" - Home sellers looking to increase appeal in their home are doing so by making it more eco-friendly. A recent survey by HomeGain lists the most effective low-cost green improvements.    Read more...
January 14, 2010  USA Today "Selling your home? Realtors pick nine green improvements to close deal" - Based on a survey by HomeGain of nearly 1,000 Realtors, Wendy Koch lists the top nine green home improvements sellers can make to increase the sale price of the home.    Read more...
January 12, 2010  Bankrate.com "Home staging key to selling" - Tamara E. Holmes discusses the impact of a properly staged home in a market where buyers begin their search on the internet and often rely solely on photographs to determine whether or not to visit the home in person.    Read more...
January 05, 2010  Creators.com "Foreclosed Homes Appeal to Special Buyer Groups" - Citing HomeGain's 4th quarter survey of home prices, Jim Woodard answers one of the top questions surrounding real estate; will home prices increase in 2010?    Read more...

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