Top Agent Insights for Q1 2019: Get the Latest Market Trends, Spring Selling Tips, and Staging Secrets

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HomeLight’s Top Agent Insights Report for Q1 2019 is hot off the press. We surveyed over 900 top agents in the industry identified for their outstanding performance, asked for their advice on selling homes and the current real estate market, and compiled their expertise into an easy-to-scan package just for homeowners.

Now’s the time to get your free copy!

What’s Included in the Top Agent Insights Report for Q1:

Read the Housing Market Tea Leaves
Tap into local market predictions for the year ahead and understand common causes for closing delays to plan out your listing strategy.

Spring into Home Prep
Get tips on seasonal home improvements that add value and attract buyers.

Set the Stage for Success
Maximize the benefits of home staging by targeting key rooms and setting your budget.

Get a sneak peek with these key takeaways:

  • It’s not the spring market of yesteryear!
    58% of top agents characterized their local housing conditions as a seller’s market but say homeowners will need to be realistic on price and get ready to negotiate as inventory rises.
  • Over 90% of top agents give home staging a big thumbs up.
    Faster sales, more money, what’s not to like about staging? The money? Oh, well 75% of top agents have provided complimentary home staging services to their clients, too.
  • Skip these two home prep tasks and you’ll leave nearly $4,000 on the table.
    You won’t believe how easy it is to give your list price a little boost with nothing but sweat equity.
  • Drum roll, please: The no. 1 most recommended home staging paint swatch is…
    You’ll have to download the report to find out which paint color won by a landslide 137 votes and why you should go buy a dozen gallons of it at the hardware store.


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 30 open-ended and multiple-choice questions covering an array of topics relevant to people selling homes and the real estate industry at large.

Stay tuned for the Q2 2019 survey results to be released in June!

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.