The Battle Creek Area Association of Realtors reports the third best year ever in Battle Creek for home sales and home values. That's the word from Dan Jaqua of Jaqua Realtors and Kathy Perrett, CEO of the BCAAR.

There are also other notable statistics related to real estate, not the least of which is a 20-year low in the homes currently on the market.

On The Richard Piet Show, Jaqua discussed his perspective on that, as well as why staging has become popular and why some haven't been able to sell - even when inventories are low. Hear his comments by clicking the player below.

Hear The Richard Piet Show weekday mornings from 5:30-9 on WBCK.