Survey: Hope for flatter home prices

23% of agents, brokers expect prices to rise in next 6 months

Real estate agents and brokers are more optimistic about the future of home prices this quarter than in the first quarter of 2009, according to a recent survey by online real estate marketing site HomeGain.

HomeGain conducted the survey March 3-10. More than 1,400 agents and brokers around the country responded.