Top Agent Insights for Q2 2019: List Now, Amp Up Your Curb Appeal, and Attract Those Summer Buyers

Another quarter, another HomeLight survey of the best real estate agents in the country! Now’s your chance to grab a copy of HomeLight’s Top Agent Insights report for Q2 2019, which is packed with the latest data and trends relevant to homeowners.

This round we’ve covered what’s happening with housing as the weather heats up, expert selling tips for the season, and how to make the outside of your house attract buyers from the curb. Share what you learn with your real estate agent and work together to boost your home’s appeal for a fast and successful sale.

What’s Included in the Top Agent Insights Report for Q2:

Housing Market Pulse Check
What’s happening with inventory levels, home values, and interest rates? And how can you account for current conditions as you set out to sell your house?

The Power of Great Curb Appeal
Get advice on which curb appeal updates add the most value and marketability before you hit the market. Bottom line: you want to ‘wow’ potential buyers from the street…on a budget.

Attracting Summer House Hunters
Learn about home buyer behavior during the summer to maximize your foot traffic and increase the likelihood of generating more offers on your home.

Get a sneak peek with these key findings: 

  • Market says…It’s still a great time to sell your house! 
    63% of top real estate agents characterize local conditions as a “seller’s market.”
  • Pricing’s a problem
    Homes are still rising in value, but price growth has cooled. 70% of agents say overpricing is the no. 1 mistake they see sellers make.
  • Curb appeal’s king
    If you do nothing else to prepare your house for the market, make the outside shine. 94% of agents say buyers will pay more for a house with great curb appeal.
  • Wait to list at your own risk
    Summertime, and the selling’s easy. Much easier than trying to get offers in the fall, in fact. That’s according to 68% of agents who say seasonal deadlines light a fire under summer buyers who are ready to act fast.

Methodology

At HomeLight, we match home buyers and sellers from coast to coast with top-performing agents in their area. Using objective performance metrics, we identify which agents consistently outperform their peers in transaction volume, speed of sale, average selling price, and client satisfaction across the country for our hundreds of thousands of clients.

Our Top Agent Insights report leverages this direct connection to the best agents in America by tapping into their collective expertise. Agents are selected to participate based on the same criteria that we use in our proprietary matching algorithm.

Over 900 top agents participated in HomeLight’s Top Agent Insights Survey for the first quarter of 2019. We asked agents 35+ open-ended and multiple-choice questions to get their exclusive take on selling homes in today’s housing market.

Stay tuned for the Q3 2019 survey results to be released in September!

HomeLight plans to release a version of the Top Agent Insights survey on a quarterly basis to cover seasonal and recurring trends in the market.

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