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News Stories - 2011

December 30, 2011  Staten Island Advance - "Set the Stage For Selling" Ellen Ryan explains how staging can overcome obstacles when selling a home.    Read more...
December 22, 2011  Fox Business - "Easy Tricks to Get Your Home to Sell Faster" Andrea Murad explains the benefits of home staging and how certain projects cited in HomeGain's home improvement survey can help increase the sale price of the home.    Read more...
December 22, 2011  Independent Online - "Dressed to Sell... and it works" HomeGain's home improvement survey helps make the point that home staging can be beneficial in a market where homes need to stand out in order to sell.    Read more...
December 22, 2011  Newsday - "Survey: 48% of NYS agents think home prices will decline" HomeGain Q4 2011 home values survey finds 48 percent of New York real estate professionals believe prices will continue to decline in the next six months. However, a local real estate agent believes otherwise.    Read more...
December 20, 2011  Fox Business - "Financial Predictions for 2012" Linda Stern looks at some of the economic issues that may arise in 2012.    Read more...
December 18, 2011  Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - "Savvy Staging Can Sell a Home" Ellen Ryan warns not to go overboard with some home staging projects.    Read more...
December 16, 2011  CNBC - "Financial Predictions for 2012" Linda Stern makes her predictions on how various economic issues will play out in 2012.    Read more...
December 16, 2011  Reuters - "Stern Advice: Financial Predictions for 2012" Linda Stern uses HomeGain's Q4 2011 Home Values Survey results to help predict the state of the housing market in 2012.    Read more...
December 15, 2011  The Record - "Sellers Overvalue Their Home's Worth" According to HomeGain's Q4 2011 Home Value Survey, 76 percent of homeowners think their home's value is higher than their agent's recommended price. This represents a 3 percent increase from a year ago.    Read more...
December 13, 2011  San Francisco Luxury - "No, Putting in a Pool Will Not Sell Your House" Angela Colley explains why major home improvement projects are not always worth the money.    Read more...
December 11, 2011  The Hour - "Staging Homes That Need It Most" Ellen Ryan explains how home staging can help sell a home faster.    Read more...
December 11, 2011  Concord Monitor - "Staging a Sale" The advantages and disadvantages of home staging are explained in this article by Ellen Ryan.    Read more...
December 10, 2011  Monterey Herald - "Staging Homes to Spark sales" Ellen Ryan explains the advantages of home staging as well as some of the high priority projects.    Read more...
December 08, 2011  Reality Biz News - "Majority of Homeowners Believe Their Homes are Undervalued" When comparing the year over year results of HomeGain's survey on home values, the percentage of homeowners who believe their home is worth more than their agent recommends has increased by three percent.    Read more...
December 08, 2011  Business Insider - "No, Putting In a Pool Will Not Sell Your House" Angela Colley addresses some popular home improvement myths and offers alternative projects.    Read more...
December 07, 2011  REALTOR® Magazine - "Sellers Overvalue Their Home's Worth, Study Finds" Home buyers and sellers are at opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to home values.    Read more...
December 07, 2011  MoneyTalksNews - "5 Home Improvements That Won't Sell Your House" Angela Colley explains how large scale home improvement projects don't always provide a positive return on investment. She offers advice for alternative smaller projects.    Read more...
December 07, 2011  US News - "President Obama Still on Top With Homeowners" Meg Handley looks at the difference of opinion between real estate professionals and homeowners in regards to the President of the United States.    Read more...
December 07, 2011  The Oregonian - "Starts: Consumer Confidence in housing stabilizing, but buyer-seller gap persists" Elliot Njus discusses the gap between what home buyers and sellers believe properties are worth.    Read more...
December 06, 2011  Orange County Register - "Poll: Agents, homeowners differ on politics" According to HomeGain's latest survey, real estate professionals back Mitt Romney while homeowners prefer Barack Obama.    Read more...
December 06, 2011  United Press International - "Three Quarters of Owners Continue to Overvalue" The growing sentiment among homeowners is that their homes are worth more than their agent's recommended listing price. Meanwhile, home values continue to fall.    Read more...
December 06, 2011  Boston Globe - "My home is worth more than that!" Despite falling home values, home sellers continue to believe their home is worth more than the market indicates. Home buyers believe homes are still overpriced.    Read more...
December 06, 2011  RIS Media - "Three Quarters of Owners Continue to Overvalue" Homeowners continue to argue that the value of their home has not declined despite the market indicating otherwise..    Read more...
December 03, 2011  HousingWire - "Real Estate Professionals Slightly Prefer Mitt Romney: HomeGain" Mitt Romney edged out Barack Obama in a vote among real estate professionals in HomeGain's latest survey. Homeowners still prefer Obama.    Read more...
December 02, 2011  Chicago Tribune - "Avoid homeowner sticker shock" Leslie Mann helps new homeowners prepare for expenses that may have been overlooked.    Read more...
November 30, 2011  Washington Post - "Staging to Sell: Tips for homes that need a little sprucing up" Ellen Ryan explains some of the pros and cons of home staging.    Read more...
November 17, 2011  Yahoo! Finance - "First Person: The Importance of Choosing the Right Realtor" Shauna Zamarripa divulges some tips and tricks to finding a good Realtor. HomeGain is listed as a trusted source.    Read more...
November 03, 2011  United Press International - "Prices Fall Thirteen Months in a Row" Real estate professionals and home owners who participated in HomeGain's Q3 2011 survey on home values felt home prices would continue to decrease while real estate experts predicted a more speedy recovery. Home prices continue their downward trend.    Read more...
October 24, 2011  Banker & Tradesman - "Local Realtors Give Obama A Vote Of No Confidence" Scott Van Voorhis discusses President Obama's handling of the housing market.    Read more...
October 24, 2011  Boston Globe - "If it was up to local Realtors, Obama would lose in a landslide" Scott Van Voorhis discusses President Obama's lack of popularity among real estate professionals in Massachusetts.    Read more...
September 29, 2011  New York Times - "Determining a Home's Value" Vickie Elmer advises checking real estate websites like HomeGain, in addition to your local real estate professional, when looking for recent home sales in your neighborhood.    Read more...
September 27, 2011  San Francisco Chronicle - "HomeGain Inducts Nine New Members Into Commissions Based Awards Clubs" The success of real estate agents using HomeGain's AgentEvaluator product is highlighted in this press release.    Read more...
September 27, 2011  AIMGroup - "HomeGain Inducts 9 Agents Into Its Commissions Based Award Clubs" HomeGain recognizes nine new real estate agent members who have earned more than $50,000 in gross commissions using the AgentEvaluator program.    Read more...
September 19, 2011  United Press International - "Homeowners Sour on 2012" See how HomeGain's latest survey compares with the Rasmussen national survey on the topic of home values.    Read more...
September 16, 2011  Israel's Biz Portal - "U.S. Real Estate Pessimism: 50% of homeowners believe their prices will drop" The outlook on home values among homeowners is bleak.    Read more...
September 16, 2011  MyNorthwest.com - "Sellers Say Their Homes are Worth More" While home sellers continue to believe their homes are worth more than an agent's recommended listing price, a large portion of sellers are bracing for a dip in their home's value.    Read more...
September 14, 2011  United Press International - "More Owners Fear Falling Values" HomeGain's latest survey indicates pessimism is on the rise with homeowners when it comes to the topic of home values.    Read more...
September 14, 2011  Reverse Review Magazine - "HomeGain Survey Points to Continued Home Price Declines" Brett Varner writes about some of the highlights of HomeGain's Q3 2011 survey about home values.    Read more...
September 14, 2011  Realty Times - "Homeowners Expect Prices to Fall" Carla Hill looks at some of the economic factors that could be shaping homeowners expectations on home values.    Read more...
September 14, 2011  Boston Globe - "Is Market Reality Finally Catching Up to Homeowners?" Scott Van Voorhis theorizes why Massachusetts homeowners are more optimistic on the direction of home values than the rest of the country.    Read more...
September 14, 2011  AIM Group - "HomeGain: Homeowners Losing Hope" An increase in pessimism among homeowners is at the forefront of HomeGain's Q3 2011 survey about home values.    Read more...
September 13, 2011  San Francisco Chronicle - "HomeGain Releases Third Quarter 2011 Home Values Survey Results" The results of HomeGain's latest survey about home values are revealed.    Read more...
August 30, 2011  ABC News - "Peeping Tom: Ogling Your Neighbor's Property Price" Information regarding home sales and home values has become easily attainable thanks to online home valuation sites. This information is beneficial for buyers but home sellers have some concerns.    Read more...
August 24, 2011  Inman News - "ZipRealty Updates Android App" ZipRealty's latest version of the Android application integrates HomeGain's online home valuation tool.    Read more...
August 19, 2011  Sarasota Herald Tribune - "What's my house worth?" Cynthia Anderson looks at the feature sets of online home valuation tools that are offered by HomeGain and Zillow.    Read more...
July 29, 2011  Chicago Tribune - "Home-listing websites can help, but also hurt" The accuracy of home valuation websites is called into question by real estate professionals.    Read more...
July 26, 2011  ABC Good Morning America - "Go Green in Your Home" The top three green home improvements from HomeGain's Home Sale Maximizer survey are outlined. These projects help reduce energy costs and improve quality of living.    Read more...
July 26, 2011  Las Vegas Sun - "Las Vegas home prices fell in May for eighth consecutive month" With the results of recent reports on home prices, Steve Green discusses the dark cloud that hovers over real estate in Nevada.    Read more...
July 25, 2011  ABC Good Morning America - "Maximize Your Home's Value" The top three home improvements from HomeGain's Home Sale Maximizer survey are outlined. These projects provide the largest return on investment.    Read more...
July 24, 2011  The State - "Errors on home-listing websites rile owners, brokers" Alan Heavens discusses the accuracy of real estate information that can be found online.    Read more...
July 24, 2011  San Jose Mercury News - "Caught in a Web of Mistakes?" The downside and inaccuracies of online instant home valuations are discussed.    Read more...
July 23, 2011  Columbia Daily Tribune - "Owners, brokers take issues with website flaws" The validity of home valuation websites is called into question after homeowners find mistakes about their properties.    Read more...
July 22, 2011  Vegas Inc - "Nevada real estate agents expecting home prices to continue falling" Citing HomeGain's Q2 2011 Home Values Survey, Buck Wargo discusses the grim outlook shared by Nevada real estate agents.    Read more...
July 22, 2011  Modesto Bee - "Is Website home listing info reliable? Sometimes" While instant online home valuations have become popular with homeowners, real estate professionals advise proceeding with caution.    Read more...
July 22, 2011  Star Global Tribune - "Homes For Sale - Decrease in Home Values Expected" HomeGain's Q2 2011 Home Values Survey results are highlighted.    Read more...
July 21, 2011  Kansas City Star - "Errors on home-listing websites rile owners, brokers" Real estate websites that provide instant home valuations are reviewed in depth.    Read more...
July 21, 2011  Florida REALTORS - "Listing website errors rile owners, brokers" Real estate professionals chime in with their opinions of home valuation websites.    Read more...
July 15, 2011  Philadelphia Inquirer - "Home Economics: Web's House-Hunting Sites Not Always Accurate" Alan Heavens questions the accuracy of information found on some of the most popular home valuation sites.    Read more...
July 07, 2011  Candy's Dirt - "HomeGain: Texas Realtors Getting More Optimistic About Everything Except President Obama" While the majority of the nation expects home prices to decrease in the next six months, an overwhelming majority of Texas real estate professionals expect home prices to increase.    Read more...
July 06, 2011  United Press International - "Agents and Owners Turn Increasingly Pessimistic on Values" Steve Cook discusses the gloomy outlook on home values among real estate professionals and home owners. Home owners and buyers are also far apart on home values.    Read more...
July 01, 2011  REAL Trends - "Sixty percent of Colorado real estate professionals expect home prices to stay the same over the next six months" Colorado real estate professionals were surveyed about their thoughts on the direction of home prices.    Read more...
June 29, 2011  AIM Group - "HomeGain Releases 2nd Quarter 2011 Florida Home Values Survey Results" Sharon Hill highlights the recent national and state data from HomeGain's Q2 2011 Home Values Survey.    Read more...
June 29, 2011  Orange County Register - "Poll: Half of Calif. Agents See Home-Price Drop" Jonathan Lansner discusses the increasing pessimism in the California real estate market and the disconnect between home sellers and buyers on home prices.    Read more...
June 27, 2011  Pasadena Star-News - "Survey Paints Pessimistic View of Housing Market" Erick Galindo discusses California real estate professionals' view on the current state of home prices and their view in the next six months.    Read more...
June 23, 2011  Dunedin Patch - "Five Ways To Get the Highest Price for Your Home" Holly Jean summarizes the top five home improvement projects from HomeGain's home improvement survey.    Read more...
June 22, 2011  Boston Globe - "Homeowners brace for more price declines after tough spring" HomeGain's latest survey finds both real estate professionals and homeowners have become more negative about home values in the past quarter.    Read more...
June 22, 2011  Inman News - "Setting the visual stage for a real estate sale" HomeGain's home improvement survey lists the top projects that can make a home stand out in this competitive market.    Read more...
June 21, 2011  United Press International - "Agents More Bearish on Home Values" Real estate professionals continue to predict falling home prices while home buyers and sellers continue to differ on home values.    Read more...
June 19, 2011  RETechnology - "HomeGain Releases 2nd Quarter 2011 Home Values Survey Results" HomeGain's latest survey finds increasing pessimism among real estate professionals.    Read more...
June 09, 2011  San Francisco Chronicle - "HomeGain Recognizes First Agent Member to Reach Two Million Dollars in Commissions, Award Clubs Membership Grows to Over 1,000" HomeGain announces two milestone achievements with the AgentEvaluator program.    Read more...
June 09, 2011  AIM Group - "First HomeGain Member to Reach Two Million Dollars in Commissions, Award Clubs Membership Exceeds 1,000" HomeGain's AgentEvaluator program reaches two major thresholds with its agent members.    Read more...
May 24, 2011  REALTOR Magazine - "Get Your Sellers Moving This Month: Experts Offer Tips on How" Tips to help home sellers prepare their homes for sale are provided by Lorie Marrero and Ashley Whittenberger. HomeGain's Home Sale Maximizer survey aids home sellers in determining the return on investment of certain projects.    Read more...
May 23, 2011  Property Ad Guru - "Are Agents Giving Up on Social Media?" HomeGain's Marketing Practices and Preferences survey shows a decline in the use of social media among real estate professionals. Alice Allan wonders if real estate professionals are tired of waiting for a return on investment.    Read more...
May 23, 2011  The Daily Darien - "Home Sale Maximizer Tool Boosts Bottom Line" Fenella Pearson lists some of the top home improvement projects that appear in HomeGain's Home Sale Maximizer brochure.    Read more...
May 21, 2011  The BiggerPockets - "Real Estate News by the Numbers: Week of May 14-21" The number one marketing preference from HomeGain's Marketing Practices and Preferences survey makes the list of top real estate news for the week.    Read more...
May 20, 2011  Seattle Post-Intelligencer - "Sellers: Don't Miss Spring!" A Spring guide to preparing a home for sale is prepared in this article which includes tips from HomeGain's Home Sale Maximizer Survey.    Read more...
May 20, 2011  RETechnology - "HomeGain Identifies Real Estate Agents' Top Marketing Practices and Preferences" The results of HomeGain's latest survey are revealed in this press release.    Read more...
May 19, 2011  San Francisco Chronicle "HomeGain Identifies Real Estate Agents' Top Marketing Practices and Preferences" HomeGain's latest survey provides insight into what types of marketing activities real estate professionals are currently using and what they plan to use in the future.    Read more...
May 19, 2011  UPI - "Real Estate Pros Prize Referrals" HomeGain's latest survey identifies real estate professionals' most trusted and preferred marketing practices and strategies.    Read more...
April 30, 2011  REALTOR Magazine - "6 Worth-the-Price Fix Ups" Using HomeGain's Home Sale Maximizer survey as a guide, the top six home improvement projects that cost under $1,000 and have the largest return on investment are listed in this article.    Read more...
April 29, 2011  Maxi Article - "Estimate Home Worth Online" This article is comprised of a list of top sites that offer instant online home valuations.    Read more...
April 29, 2011  Daily Hampshire Gazette - "Stand out: Home staging professionals aim to boost, speed sales" Home staging tips and tricks are covered in depth in this article by Alan Heavens.    Read more...
April 29, 2011  Chicago Movers Experts - "Totally Free Property Worth Calculators" When preparing to list or purchase a home, sites like HomeGain that offer home valuation estimates can help both home buyers and sellers make the most informed real estate decisions.    Read more...
April 29, 2011  Alameda Sun - "What is Happening to the Value of Our Homes?" The results of HomeGain's Q1 2011 Home Values Survey are covered in detail. The relationships and disconnects between home sellers and real estate agents, and home buyers and sellers are also discussed.    Read more...
April 28, 2011  AOL Daily Finance - "New iPad Tools Ease the House Hunter's Search" Smartphone users looking to get information from home valuation sites while they're on the move can now do so with an array of mobile applications.    Read more...
April 28, 2011  Atlanta Post - "Should You Spruce Up Your House?" With the help of HomeGain's Home Improvement Survey, Linda Stern covers the cost and return on investment of many home improvement projects.    Read more...
April 27, 2011  Reuters - "Stern Advice: When it pays to fix up your house" Linda Stern offers home sellers additional advice to go along with the results of HomeGain's Home Improvement Survey.    Read more...
April 22, 2011  Burlington County Times - "A Great Way to Make Your Home More Appealing" Techniques from HomeGain's Home Improvement Survey are discussed in Sharon Naylor's article about home improvement and home staging.    Read more...
April 19, 2011  Boston Globe - "In choosing an agent, sellers going for cheap over smart" There is a disconnect between what home buyers want to see in a listing and what criteria home sellers are using to select a listing agent.    Read more...
April 19, 2011  Survival and Prosperity - "Survey Suggests Sellers Still Unrealistic On Asking Price" While some home sellers across the country may have started to realize that their home's value isn't what it used to be, there may be just as many who are still in denial.    Read more...
April 18, 2011  United Press International - "Agents Compete on Price" In today's real estate market, home sellers are focused on price more than any other criteria when they select an agent.    Read more...
April 14, 2011  San Francisco Chronicle - "HomeGain Survey Finds Sellers Don't Focus on What Home Buyers Want When Selecting a Real Estate Agent" HomeGain's latest survey finds a disconnect between sellers and buyers regarding what information is desired in a property listing.    Read more...
April 14, 2011  AIM Group - "HomeGain Survey Finds Sellers Don't Focus on What Home Buyers Want When Selecting a Real Estate Agent" The results of HomeGain's latest survey find that home sellers are more focused on their bottom line versus what a real estate agent will do to get their home sold.    Read more...
April 08, 2011  Chicago Tribune - "The disconnect between buyers, sellers" Mary Umberger interviews HomeGain General Manager Louis Cammarosano about the results of the Q1 2011 Home Values Survey.    Read more...
April 01, 2011  The Star Press - "Second Thoughts: Hope Springs Eternal in Market" Despite a nationwide survey of real estate professionals who believe home prices will decrease or stay the same in the next six months, there is hope for the Indiana real estate market, according to one agent.    Read more...
March 31, 2011  FrogPond Newsletter - "The Pond Report - March 2011" HomeGain's For Sale By Owner vs. REALTOR® Survey is one of the top stories in the March 2011 FrogPond Newsletter.    Read more...
March 26, 2011  Sioux City Journal - "Home buyer preferences changing dramatically" Readers of the Sioux City Journal question whether it is a good idea to sell a home without the help of a real estate professional. HomeGain's For Sale By Owner versus REALTOR® survey has the answer.    Read more...
March 24, 2011  Alameda Sun - "Is it Better to Use a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home?" The benefits of selling a home with or without the help of a real estate professional are compared using the results of HomeGain's FSBO vs. REALTOR® survey.    Read more...
March 23, 2011  AOL Real Estate - "What Multimillion Dollar Home Sales Mean For Us" Multimillion dollar home sales increased while homes that are priced significantly less actually declined. According to HomeGain's latest survey, real estate professionals expect home prices to decline as well.    Read more...
March 18, 2011  Saint Cloud Times - "Home-staging pros help speed sales, increase return" A recent survey by HomeGain shows the most cost-effective home improvement projects that sellers can take on to make their home stand out above the competition.    Read more...
March 17, 2011  Time Warner Cable - "HomeGain Releases First Quarter 2011 Home Values Survey Results" What do real estate professionals and homeowners predict for the future of home prices? See the results of the most recent HomeGain survey.    Read more...
March 17, 2011  San Francisco Chronicle - "HomeGain Releases First Quarter 2011 Home Values Survey Results" See how homeowners' attitudes towards the direction of home prices compare with real estate professionals.    Read more...
March 17, 2011  Santa Cruz Sentinel - "Biz Break" Frank Michael Russell discusses the Silicon Valley real estate market and mentions the results of HomeGain's First Quarter 2011 Home Values Survey.
March 17, 2011  The Street - "HomeGain Releases First Quarter 2011 Home Values Survey Results" Find out how agents and brokers feel about the direction of home prices for 2011.    Read more...
March 16, 2011  The M Report - "Home Values Look Grim to the Public and Professionals" Alyse Rzemek points out the key findings in HomeGain's First Quarter 2011 Home Values Survey Results.    Read more...
March 15, 2011  Greater Syracuse Association of REALTORS - "HomeGain: Homeowners who sell their home using a REALTOR fare better than those who go it alone" HomeGain's survey of home sellers finds that home owners who attempt to sell their home without the help of a real estate agent are less likely to complete the sale.    Read more...
March 15, 2011  Asbury Park Press - "What to do before sale sign goes up" Before listing a home for sale, Eric Ruth advises home sellers to check sites like HomeGain in order to get a ballpark figure of what other homes in the area have sold for.    Read more...
March 15, 2011  The Star Press - "BIZWATCH - Waiting for recovery" Keith Roysdon highlights some notable statistics from the Indiana real estate market and mentions the headline of HomeGain's first quarter 2011 home values survey.    Read more...
March 15, 2011  Real Estate Journal Blog - "We're pessimistic in the Midwest about our home values. And who can blame us?" Dan Rafter compares HomeGain's first quarter 2011 home values survey with the state of the real estate market in the Midwest.    Read more...
March 13, 2011  Contra Costa Times - "Home-staging pros aim to boost, speed sales" HomeGain's Home Sale Maximizer survey can be a valuable tool to home sellers and stagers in determining which home improvements can produce the greatest return on investment.    Read more...
March 09, 2011  AOL Real Estate - "Ready, Set, Sell: Home Staging Tips for Spring" Laura Goldstein advises home sellers to get a head start on preparing their homes for sale. She points out some of the cost effective home improvement projects listed in HomeGain's Home Improvement Survey.    Read more...
March 07, 2011  The Courier - "What to do before sale sign goes up" In Eric Ruth's tutorial for home sellers, he advises checking sites like HomeGain to get an idea of what neighboring homes have sold for before determining the final list price of a home.    Read more...
March 06, 2011  The News Journal - "Before sale sign goes up" Eric Ruth advises home sellers to check sites like HomeGain to get an instant home valuation before determining the list price of the home.    Read more...
March 04, 2011  AOL Real Estate - "First Time Home Buyers: Tips for Today's Market" Shira Levine reminds first time home buyers to get an idea of home values in their desired city by checking sites like HomeGain.    Read more...
March 02, 2011  Relocation.com - "Realtors proving valuable in home sales" Home sellers who work with REALTORS have a better chance of selling their home than sellers who attempt to sell the home themselves.    Read more...
March 01, 2011  News & Observer - "Home-staging professionals aim to boost, speed sales" HomeGain's home improvement survey helps quantify the results of home staging to home sellers and real estate agents.    Read more...
March 01, 2011  Stewart Blog - "Homesellers using a REALTORŪ" According to HomeGain's latest survey, home sellers who sold their home with a REALTORŪ are more likely to use a REALTORŪ again in the future.    Read more...
March 01, 2011  Florida REALTORSŪ - "Sellers better off using a Realtor" HomeGain's latest survey finds home sellers are 50% more successful selling with a REALTORŪ than selling on their own.    Read more...
March 01, 2011  The Republic of Columbus - "Home-staging professionals aim to boost, speed sales" Alan J. Heavens documents the experiences of the Busybee Homestore and Design Center.    Read more...
March 01, 2011  York Daily Record - "Selling your home? Follow this advice to make it stand out" Alan J. Heavens breaks down the process of home staging and explains the intricacies that are involved.    Read more...
March 01, 2011  Sun Herald - "Home-staging professionals aim to boost, speed sales" HomeGain's home improvement survey provides real estate agents with information that can help them sell homes faster and sometimes even for more money.    Read more...
March 01, 2011  FOX TV Indianapolis - "Professional home-staging aims to boost sales" With the help of HomeGain's home improvement survey, Alan J. Heavens shares how home staging increases the sale price of a home and in addition to the time on the market.    Read more...
March 01, 2011  Kansas City Star - "Home-stagers aim to boost, speed sales" Alan Heavens looks at the way home staging can help speed up a sale as well as increase the sale price.    Read more...
March 01, 2011  San Francisco Chronicle - "HomeGain Inducts 15 New Members Into Commissions Based Awards Clubs" More and more HomeGain members continue to reach new plateaus with the AgentEvaluator program.    Read more...
March 01, 2011  Los Angeles Times - "Professional home-staging aims to boost sales" Alan J. Heavens shares specific examples of how home staging can increase both the sale price of a home and the time on the market.    Read more...
March 01, 2011  Macon Telegraph - "Home-staging professionals aim to boost, speed sales" Alan J. Heavens explains the process of home staging and how it can help sell a home faster.    Read more...
March 01, 2011  York Pennsylvania Dispatch - "Selling your home? Follow this advice to make it stand out" Alan J. Heavens examines the process of home staging and explains how the home staging process works.    Read more...
March 01, 2011  RIS Media - "HomeGain Inducts 15 New Members Into Commissions Based Awards Clubs" HomeGain continues to recognize the success of its agent members from the AgentEvaluator program.    Read more...
February 25, 2011  North Carolina Association of REALTORSŪ - "Survey: Sellers Fare Better With Agents" HomeGain's latest survey finds more home sellers prefer to work with a REALTORŪ than without one.    Read more...
February 25, 2011  Philadelphia Inquirer - "Calling the pros to get properties open-house ready" HomeGain's Home Sale Maximizer survey results can help homeowners find cost effective ways to make their home stand out from the competition.    Read more...
February 25, 2011  RIS Media - "Home Sellers Fare Better in Getting Their Homes Sold Using a REALTORŪ, According to HomeGain Survey" The success rate and satisfaction rate are higher among home sellers who sold their home with the assistance of a REALTORŪ.    Read more...
February 25, 2011  Real Estate Economy Watch - "Home Sellers Regret Going it Alone" Citing HomeGain's For Sale By Owner (FSBO) vs. REALTORŪ survey, Steve Cook looks at the low success rate home sellers endured when attempting to sell their home.    Read more...
February 25, 2011  United Press International - "Home Sellers Regret Going it Alone" Steve Cook discusses the declining rate of homeowners who try to sell their home themselves. HomeGain's FSBO vs. REALTORŪ survey results also show a less than 40% success rate among homeowners who attempted to sell their home without the assistance of a REALTORŪ.    Read more...
February 24, 2011  Real Trends - "Selling a Home With a REALTORŪ vs. Without" HomeGain's latest survey compares the success rates of home sellers who sold their home with a REALTORŪ versus on their own.    Read more...
February 24, 2011  Virginia Association of REALTORSŪ - "...But You Knew That Already" Citing Andrew Kantor highlights the results of HomeGain's FSBO vs. REALTORŪ survey.    Read more...
February 24, 2011  International Business Times - "Survey: Sellers Fare Better With Agents" HomeGain's latest survey finds home sellers have a greater chance of success and satisfaction when selling their home with a REALTORŪ.    Read more...
February 24, 2011  AIM Group - "HomeGain Survey Finds Home Sellers Fare 50% Better in Getting Their Homes Sold Using a REALTORŪ Than Selling On Their Own" HomeGain's latest survey shows the success rates of home sellers who use a REALTORŪ and those who sell on their own.    Read more...
February 24, 2011  San Francisco Chronicle - "HomeGain Survey Finds Home Sellers Fare 50% Better in Getting Their Homes Sold Using a REALTORŪ Than Selling On Their Own" HomeGain's latest survey shows home sellers' attitudes and success rates when selling with a REALTORŪ or selling on their own.    Read more...
February 24, 2011  REALTORŪ Magazine - "Survey: Sellers Fare Better With Agents" HomeGain's latest survey finds home sellers have a greater chance of success when selling their home with a REALTORŪ versus selling on their own.    Read more...
February 23, 2011  Boston Globe - "Does it still make sense to use a broker?" Citing HomeGain's For Sale By Owner (FSBO) vs. REALTORŪ survey, Scott Van Voorhis explains how selling FSBO involves significantly more work with a lower rate of success.    Read more...
February 13, 2011  BowiePatch - "House Prices on the Web are Enough to Drive You Batty" John Rouse breaks down his experience with several online home valuation sites.    Read more...
February 11, 2011  Michigan Bar Journal - "Selected Online Sources for Valuing Estate Assets" Jane Edwards explains the features and functionality of HomeGain's home valuation tool.    Read more...
February 09, 2011  Fox Business - "Can you get out of a home purchase contract?" Marcie Geffner and Louis Cammarosano discuss some of the problems that can occur if a home buyer changes their mind about buying a home after a contract has been signed.    Read more...
February 08, 2011  Mountain Democrat - "Home Base: Polish the product for faster home sale" Sellers can sell their home faster by following some of the top home improvement projects outlined in HomeGain's home improvement survey.    Read more...
February 07, 2011  Realtor Magazine - "6 Do-It-Yourself Updates That Can Increase Home's Value By More Than $10,000" Melissa Dittmann Tracey explains the top six low cost home improvement projects that sellers can utilize to help increase the sale price of the home and get it sold faster.    Read more...
February 03, 2011  Fox Business - "Seller's remorse? How to back out of a home sale contract" Marcie Geffner and Louis Cammarosano discuss some of the problems that can occur if a home seller changes their mind about selling their home after a contract has been signed.    Read more...
February 01, 2011  The Real Deal - "Hallucinating homeowners?" Citing HomeGain's fourth quarter 2010 home values survey, Stuart Elliott finds homeowners are more optimistic about the direction of home values than real estate agents.    Read more...
February 01, 2011  HSH - "Can you get out of a home purchase contract?" Marcie Geffner discusses how home buyers can use contingencies to help them back out of a purchase contract, but also warns of the ramifications if the contingencies do not work.    Read more...
January 31, 2011  LearnVest - "House Cleaning And Staging: 5 Tricks To Sell A House Fast" Alison Rogers analyzes the top 5 results of HomeGain's 2011 home improvement survey and offers specific examples of how to accomplish each task.    Read more...
January 31, 2011  HSH - "Seller's remorse? How to back out of a home sale" Marcie Geffner explains some of the hurdles and potential fallouts that can occur if a home seller changes their mind about selling their home.    Read more...
January 31, 2011  San Francisco Chronicle - "On a budget? The top do-it-yourself home improvements" Jenny Pisillo offers homeowners the most cost effective home improvement projects to take on during a turbulent economy.    Read more...
January 31, 2011  Seattle Post Intelligencer - "House Cleaning And Staging: 5 Tricks To Sell A House Fast" This article is a summary of Alison Roger's article that highlights HomeGain's top 5 Do-It-Yourself home improvements.    Read more...
January 30, 2011  Times Herald-Record - "Claudia's Corner: Staging: Is your house ready for its close-up?" Citing HomeGain's home improvement survey, Claudia Jacobs explains how an investment in home staging, cleaning and decluttering, and lightening and brightening a home will cost less than a price reduction.    Read more...
January 25, 2011  San Francisco Chronicle - "HomeGain Announces 2010 Top Performing AgentEvaluator Real Estate Agents" HomeGain announces their top performing agents from the AgentEvaluator program in the categories of Highest Volume of Home Sales and Highest Transaction Volume.    Read more...
January 24, 2011  Bank Tip - "Home Staging - The pitch for real estate" HomeGain's home improvement survey results are used as a reference to highlight home staging's growing popularity in Germany.    Read more...
January 20, 2011  RISMedia - "Top 5 Home Improvement Projects Based on Average Cost and Return on Investment" The results of HomeGain's home improvement survey are highlighted in this article. Cleaning and decluttering remains the number one low cost, do it yourself home improvement.    Read more...
January 19, 2011  Real Estate Channel - "HomeGain Releases Top Five ROI-Driven Home Improvement Projects for 2011" Michael Gerrity highlights the top five home improvement projects from HomeGain's latest home improvement survey.    Read more...
January 07, 2011  Inman News - "Top 10 free real estate Android apps" ZipRealty's Android application features HomeGain's home value estimates.    Read more...

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