Agents battle sellers over listing price

HomeGain survey shows sellers get their way

A growing number of brokeres and agents say their clients think their homes are worth more than the recommended listing price, and that their clients usually get their way in setting the asking price, according to a survey by home valuation and listings site HomeGain.

HomeGain’s survey of 1,084 brokers and agents, conducted Aug. 11-17, also showed Realtors are slightly more pessimistic than they were three months ago that home prices will bottom soon.