Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563 (1 MONTH REALTY)

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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

Not especially..... Charlotte's economy has been on the upswing for several years now. I'm more concerned about the number of people who want to buy a home and can't afford to anymore given thinventory and price increases.

Nov 19, 2017 12:34 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Last year was rough, but this year is more than making up for it. I could use a day off, though! I'll get one in April . . . LOL . . . attitude of gratitude for the duration!

Nov 19, 2017 01:12 PM
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Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro

Diana, my business is doing well, but one thing that happens in our market when things are going well is a flood of new Realtors. So, we go from around 400 to about 1200. Most only get in the way, but a few superstars rise. Most drop out at the first sign of a recession. 

Nov 19, 2017 02:45 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Do not count on the political hype to help your business.

Nov 19, 2017 12:58 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

NH's economy is red hot with ultra low unemployment and a great deal of relocation buyers coming in. We had a great fall and it is setting us up for a great start to 2018

Nov 19, 2017 01:49 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Buyers everywhere, every day, all day long

Nov 19, 2017 12:34 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Nov 19, 2017 12:30 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

My investors bought more this year and we have a large number of pending sales already for 2018. Wages are still lagging so I think there are limits to owner-occupant purchases.

Nov 19, 2017 12:29 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

My business has been good but it was good last year too. What I have noticed that people's attitudes are much better and therefore they seem more willing to consider buying.

Nov 19, 2017 07:15 PM
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Austin's economy has been moving upward and still no sign of slowing down. Our inventory is low, buyers are being picky and not jumping on anything they see unless your in certain more central locations.

Nov 19, 2017 05:32 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

the economy is making the changes in general and it will trickle down

Nov 19, 2017 05:08 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Government town, in the South.  Times are always good.

Nov 19, 2017 03:31 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

WE had more buyers but less sellers this year.

Nov 19, 2017 03:19 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

It would seem that none of what you have mentioned helps with the lack of inventory and sky-rocketing home prices.  There are many employed homeless in my area.  

I hold hope for a better tomorrows. 

Nov 19, 2017 02:57 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No noticable improvements around here. Although new construction has picked up some, so that's good. 2018 looks to be about the same with slight improvements in some industries.

Nov 19, 2017 02:28 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Not really. The Chicago market in terms of employment has been steady. Rentals are on the upswing downtown.

Nov 19, 2017 02:04 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

yes..... but I don't think it's because of the economy.... I'm digging deeper for listings...more intensely... they're not waiting in line with numbers to list!!! but we have more listings than others.... it's costing me a bundle, but we do what we need to do to make the phone ring....

Nov 19, 2017 01:48 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

No, but many people are actually starting to think more positively overall. Some of my sellers are still not making any money or breaking even. Most are just tired of waiting & are just bailing. Life moves on, even if their investment hasn't. I'm sure you'll agree, prices in the good ole' Midwest are not going exactly nuts.

Nov 19, 2017 01:14 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont see a trickle down effect and most are not likely to, especially with the coming tax hike.

Nov 19, 2017 08:27 PM
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David Martin
Fairfax Realty - Alexandria, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality

Among high income people yes, I haven't seen much in middle income.

Nov 19, 2017 08:01 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We have been living in a booming town for the last 5 years. Our number one problem now is lack of inventory and all the "newbies" all going after the same cut of the pie!

Nov 19, 2017 05:56 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

The unemployment rate is 2.5-3% in SFBA this month.

Buyers are more confident and are willing to bid up. Any priced range homes there are more serious bidders. I have not heard anything negative or claiming the price is high. We have 40% of listings in 2017 vs last year. I think next year there will be more home bidders willing to pay prices all way over sold recently (Sold/list=1.15-1.30% etc).  However, I do not have an appraisal coming too low. Often we can pick all cash buyers this year.

Nov 19, 2017 04:23 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

I am hopeful and optimistic but never let reality escape me.   Well...rarely that is.   

Nov 19, 2017 04:05 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

We are doing fine

Nov 19, 2017 01:33 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I have not Diana Dahlberg , business is still as busy as usual.  The growth in Dallas metro is tremendous and many people are moving here because of jobs, low cost of living, good schools, and nice area for families.

Nov 19, 2017 08:31 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

The Charlotte market turned around in 2012 and we've been on the upswing since then, Diana! Our issue now is that there's FAR more demand than supply and the strong sellers market is driving up the prices.

I think we're going to see a dip in 2018 in our market, simply because our inventory is so painfully low. 

Nov 19, 2017 08:21 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

‘Slow & steady’ that is how Erie market has described 

Nov 19, 2017 07:16 PM
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Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

I have had a kick butt year.  And still have a few more closings to go.  

Nov 20, 2017 09:21 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

2017 was (is) a very good year !

Nov 20, 2017 04:37 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

On Kauai unemployment is well below 2%. Businesses are desperate to hire. But our housing inventory is low and prices continnue to rise.

Nov 19, 2017 11:16 PM
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Not in particular. Our economy here is pretty good, unemployment is down, buyers are buying, but we need inventory.

Nov 19, 2017 10:06 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I don't see too many businesses coming to california unless there are SIGNIFICANT changes to our employment and tax codes, as well as our state's leadership.

 

I still see machines replacing people and companies consolidating facilities out of state.

Nov 19, 2017 09:30 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Business this year was better than 2016, and expect 2018 to be even better.

Nov 22, 2017 07:11 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

These last 2 years have been on the decline in NYC metro area.  2017 has been worse than 2016 which was worse than 2015.  That being said, the key how to find the right customers/clients for your business and differentiate.  (and I think that's the key no matter how the economy is...it just shows itself more when things are tight. 

 

Hopefully, the real estate market will be better in 2018, but I'm kind of doubting it...and a lot in our area may end up being impacted by outcome on tax bill.  Right now, it looks like it would make things even worse here, especially for real estate as we are high cost of living.

 

Again, the key is making your business more resilient to economic down turns.

Nov 21, 2017 04:06 AM
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Mike Kelly
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

I sense a Trump supporter in your question! Trump's got NOTHING to do with California! We had the worst natural disaster Fires in California history and he didn't lift a phone to call our govenor. His disaster bill has NO money going to California. He's likes Hurricanes as they are "RED" state issues! 

Nov 20, 2017 09:08 PM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Business was busy very early this year and slowed very early too.

Nov 20, 2017 04:42 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No.

Nov 20, 2017 07:01 AM
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Yes, there will be changes. The economy is constantly changing.  One thing I see, in our state in particular, is the significant increase in the minimum wage.  This is encouraging more use of automation and robotics to replace unskilled workers.  This is going to create a shift in demand for more skilled workers, such as those who build and repair robots.  The unskilled workers are going to have a hard time finding a job.  

Nov 20, 2017 06:10 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Sounds like a political question so I'll opt out.

Nov 20, 2017 05:52 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

My personal business is growing like crazy but the general market is steady. I'm expecting it to be better in 2018.

Nov 20, 2017 04:53 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Nov 20, 2017 03:27 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

About the same as last year

Nov 20, 2017 03:22 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

As one of very successful economists said: we are not in a ''goldylock'' time, but there is no doubt that crush is coming next year or few years from now.

Nov 19, 2017 11:48 PM