Cost vs. Value: Share Your Remodeling and Home Valuing Expertise!

Every year, REALTOR® Magazine teams up with Remodeling magazine to provide the Cost vs. Value Report–an annual report that reveals which remodeling projects offer the biggest returns at resale. They are now collecting data for the 2011-2012 report and need your help! Brokers, sales associates, and appraisers are encouraged to participate in the survey, which asks you to estimate the resale value of 35 remodeling projects. Those eligible to participate must live in one of the 80 metro areas evaluated.

To take the Cost vs. Value survey and learn more, visit:

Complete the survey by Sept. 30, and you’ll also be entered into a special drawing to win one of three $500 gift cards.

Also, visit REALTOR® Magazine online to check out previous Cost vs. Value surveys to help ensure that your clients spend their remodeling dollars wisely.

Melissa Tracey

Melissa Dittmann Tracey is a contributing editor for REALTOR® Magazine, writing about home & design trends, technology, and sales and marketing. She manages the magazine's award-winning Styled, Staged & Sold blog.

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  1. Melissa,
    Hi, when do you expect this article to be out for this year? I feel like I missed it and look forward to seeing it.
    Vicki Harvey

  2. Hi Vicki – Thanks for your message! The 2011-2012 Cost vs. Value Report has been released and is a great resource when looking for what remodeling projects offer the biggest returns at resale. You can read a recap at Remodeling Magazine:

    We’ll also be sure to have a report next Wednesday at Styled, Staged & Sold about the top projects from this year’s report too. And the March/April issue of Realtor Magazine will also include a recap of this year’s findings too.
    Thanks, Vicki –Melissa Tracey