As a global pandemic upends just about every aspect of life, housing markets across the nation will inevitably be impacted. HomeLight’s latest report tracks the drastic rise and fall of agent expectations around the country over a short three-week span.
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HomeLight’s Q1 2020 Top Agent Insights report was compiled using data from two separate surveys. The first survey was sent out between Feb. 17 and Feb. 23, 2020, with 572 participating top agents answering a total of 41 questions. Due to changing conditions driven by the coronavirus outbreak, HomeLight also conducted a follow-up survey between March 13 and March 17, 2020. 601 top agents responded to this 15-question “Flash Poll,” which HomeLight used to put the original findings into the greater context of recent developments.

What's offered in the Top Agent Insights report?

  • Get a Gauge on the 2020 Housing Market Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Maximize Your Spring Home Sale in Fast-Changing Conditions
  • Navigate Buying a Home This Spring if You Plan to Continue Your Search
  • Industry Trends: The Technology Behind Sight-Unseen Home Purchases

More about HomeLight's research

572 Agents surveyed between Feb. 17-23, 2020

601 Agents surveyed between March 13-17, 2020

Here's what's inside:

  1. Coronavirus Casts Shadow of Uncertainty on Spring Housing Market

    In February, just 5% of top agents predicted that the 2020 spring real estate season would be slower compared to last year, a number that jumped to 44% in the new March poll.

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  2. How the Coronavirus Is Changing Homebuyer and Seller Behavior

    As health concerns rise, governments encourage residents to stay indoors, and the nation practices social distancing, some buyers and sellers have no choice but to take a step back.

    See How Buyers Are Reacting, Too
  3. Are Sight-Unseen Home Purchases Becoming More Common?

    Prior to the pandemic, agents across the country reported that these types of transactions were still pretty rare. Will that change as virtual showings rise in demand amid the current circumstances?

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Other key findings from HomeLight’s Top Agent Insights Survey for Q1 2020 shed light on the long-term impact of tax rules on housing, spring showing and listing tips, home design trends, and the average returns on common spring home improvement projects.

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