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Real Estate Is Easy!
When the market is hot, Real Estate looks easy.
Maybe real estate is easy and it's people that are hard?
The number of agents goes up too!
(50% of the licenses out there are not Realtors ie. not NAR members. So not all sales agents are Realtors).
Here's the stats:
2013- 1.04 M. NAR agents and 2.08 million total sales people with a license. 2014- 1.10 M.  NAR agents and  2,20 million total sales people with a license. 2015- 1.23 M. NAR agents and 2.46 million total sales people with a license. 2016- 1.70 M. NAR agents and 3.40 million total sales people with a license. "at the end of the 20th Century we had only 750,000 NAR members and in 2006 at the heighth of the real estate industry fraud and era of low hanging fruit we had 1.374 million. We will see the tipping point this year." Joe Pryor contributed this fact for my post, thanks Joe, so true!
Some sellers think, "The agent put a sign in the yard, did nothing and it sold = no skills."
Well sure that happens, but even in a hot market, you have to price well, negotiate well, manage-sort and qualify multiple offers well, problem solve well, etc.
The public thinks getting the home ... more

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