REALTOR® magazine ( and the National Association of REALTORS® surveyed its member sales agents, brokers, and appraisers to obtain estimates of resale value. Nearly 3,900 responded.

The Farnsworth Group, an online market research company, programmed and hosted the Remodeling Cost vs. Value Web-based survey, collected and compiled the data between August and October, and provided consulting.

RemodelMAX, a publisher of estimating tools for remodelers, used Clear Estimates ( remodeling software to generate cost estimates for all 35 projects in 81 cities.