HomeGain Polls and Surveys

HomeGain frequently engages its customers with surveys, seminars and emails in order to stay current with home values and home prices trends. HomeGain uses this feedback and data to make improvements to our marketing solutions and services, and to provide HomeGain Realtors with information that will benefit their businesses.

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2008 Polls

Home Buyer and Seller Polls

How valuable is a real estate agent's BLOG to you?
August 2008 Poll
How valuable is a real estate agent’s BLOG to you?
Not Valuable55%
Extremely Valuable19%
Somewhat Valuable15%
Valuable11%
How important is it to see a Realtor's photo on the Internet?
June 2008 Poll
How important is it to see a Realtor's photo on the Internet?
Extremely Important40%
Not Important24%
Important21%
Somewhat Important15%
What's most important to you when evaluating agents online?
March 2008 Poll
What's most important to you when evaluating agents online?
Experience46%
Comission Rate22%
Area Specialist14%
Personal Referral14%
Accreditations4%

Real Estate Agent and Broker Polls

Do you require Web visitors to provide their contact info before viewing your MLS listings?
November 2008 Poll
Do you require Web visitors to provide their contact info before viewing your MLS listings?
Yes67%
No 33%
What's your main secret to a great blog?
September 2008 Poll
What’s your main secret to a great blog?
Quality of content56%
Frequent posts22%
Networking & marketing it22%
What is your biggest challenge with short sales?
September 2008 Poll
What is your biggest challenge with short sales?
Length of time47%
Banks and Lenders47%
Homeowners3%
Paperwork3%
How important is securing "buyer's contracts" to your business?
August 2008 Poll
How important is securing
Extremely Important67%
Very Important19%
Somewhat Important10%
Important5%
Not Important0%
Are you attending NAR's Annual Expo in November in Florida?
August 2008 Poll
Are you attending NAR's Annual Expo in November in Florida?
Yes40%
No40%
Maybe20%
Compared to last year, how's business?
July 2008 Poll
Compared to last year, how’s business?
Transactions and total sales down 55%
Number of transactions and total sales up 37%
Transactions up, total sales down5%
Transactions down, total sales up3%
What's your general 'phone calling' etiquette for reaching new prospects?
June 2008 Poll
What's your general 'phone calling' etiquette for reaching new prospects?
Call 1-3 times a week, with message32%
Call 1-3 times a week, no message26%
I don't call, only email26%
Call at least once a month for a few months16%
What's most challenging for you with handling foreclosures?
June 2008 Poll
What's most challenging for you with handling foreclosures?
Bank processes62%
Buyers not understanding the "as is" sale16%
Home not meeting the appraised price14%
Repairs5%
Lenders/inspectors not dependable3%
Agents: How much time daily do you spend "doing business" via Internet?
May 2008 Poll
Agents: How much time daily do you spend
5-6 hours50%
3-4 hours36%
All day, 7-8+ hours7%
1-2 hours7%
Less than an hour0%
How valuable are client references to your business?
May 2008 Poll
How valuable are client references to your business?
Extremely Valuable68%
Valuable16%
Somewhat Valuable13%
They don't make a difference3%
What is your average monthly "online marketing" budget?
May 2008 Poll
What is your average monthly
Up to $10028%
More than $1,00029%
$500 - $1,00024%
$100 - $25019%
$250 - $5000%
How often do you read RSS Feeds?
April 2008 Poll
How often do you read RSS Feeds?
Daily47%
What's an RSS feed?20%
Once a month17%
Once a week10%
Never6%
How often do you read real estate blog/s?
February 2008 Poll
How often do you read real estate blog/s?
Maybe once a month44%
What's a blog?32%
Every day15%
I have my own blog, so A LOT!9%
A few times a week0%
What's your prediction for 2008?
January 2008 Poll
What's your prediction for 2008?
Business will be strong for me64%
I'm upping my marketing spend18%
I'm throwing in the towel14%
I'll be able to raise my commission4%
What is your main marketing goal in 2008?
January 2008 Poll
What is your main marketing goal in 2008?
Improve my communications32%
Focus on my website22%
Develop more tools for my prospects/clients20%
Make more goals10%
Continue off-line marketing strategies8%
Get my listings posted online8%


Surveys

2008

April 2008 AgentEvaluator Survey to Real Estate Agents and Consumers
Highlights:
  • On average, agents propose to 73% of the consumer leads they receive from HomeGain.
  • Consumers who buy or sell a home with a HomeGain agent read 86% of the proposals that are submitted to them.
March 2008 What AgentEvaluator Home Buyers and Sellers Want in Their Proposals
Highlights:
  • Nearly 9 out of every 10 customers who bought or sold a home using a HomeGain agent said that receiving a personalized proposal was either very or extremely important in their decision to select their agent. Only 4% said this was not a factor at all in their decision.
  • 4 out of 10 expected to receive their first proposal within 4 hours of their profile.
  • 1 out of every 4 consumers selected their agent within 24 hours, while 8 out of 10 selected their agent within 1 week.