They say that it all depends who you talk to with regards to perspective on an issue. With the down turn in the market last year, as expected, Real Estate Agents have left the profession in groves. With a little over 12,000 agents a year ago to todays 7000 in Orlando, we have seen a "thinning out" of agents and offices!
Are the reduced numbers a good thing? Those of us that have stayed standing say yes as it creates more business and our theory is that it got rid of those people that were not serious about Real Estate. Here's a devil's advocate. Was it really a good thing? How many agents did we lose that were good agents but just had circumstances that prevented them from continuing? What if they had a spouse or significant other who lost their job and they needed a more steady income to make ends meet?
How much talent was lost and will these agents come back as the market improves. Of course, from the inside looking out, it looks pretty sweet. It has coincided with the phone ringing more and with governmental actions designed to bring more buyers off the fence.
Agent Exitus..Is it Good For Everyone?