Real Estate Professionals Loudly Proclaim: Real Estate Market Is Back!!

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You're Getting Good at This

For the second year in a row, the ActiveRain real estate community has put their collective knowledge to the test in order to predict how the real estate market will play out in the coming year. Last year, as a group, we collectively called the bottom of the market. All signs would suggest we nailed it!

This year, 2400 of you responded to the survey ActiveRain offered asking you what you expected real estate in your area to do in 2013. 84% of you expect real estate values and the number of transactions will increase in 2013. This number is staggering in many ways. I can't think of one thing where you would get this much agreement when taking the tempature of 2400 members of the real estate community.

Bullish on 2013

Last year, our members predicted that 1/3 of the markets in the country would see price declines. This year? Not a single market! As a group, our members expect every single major market in the US to see price increases in 2013. If you guys were a bull on the housing market, you would be Paul Bunyan's OX, babe.

Below is the infographic we put together based on the data from the survey. If you'd like the full report you can head over to and get all the juicy details.

We would love if you would share this infographic in your blog. The national media has been jumping all over the doom and gloom of the real estate market for the last five (or has it been longer?) years. It's our responsibility as content creators to trumpet the return of the market.

This is Great News, Share It!

To that end, on Friday, March 22nd at 10am Pacific Time we are going to host a webinar that focuses on how to share this kind of real estate news with your sphere. How can you take advantage of all the great real estate news you are predicting will be headed our way in the foreseeable future? We'll talk about that if you'd like to join us. Click this link to get signed up for the webinar.

Enough about all that, here's the pretty pictures.......and for you data geeks, here's the more thorough breakdown.


ActiveRain Real Estate is Back Infographic

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Eilean Foster
Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore - Egg Harbor City, NJ
Real Estate Agent

Being of Irish descent, I do try to look at the glass half-full most of the time; but as others have commented the lack of employment opportunities and deserted houses have to be taken into consideration!

Atlantic County and surrounding areas in NJ have pushed the housing market to the positive when the casinos were doing well, but now into a 6 year downward spiral and all the lost jobs directly and indirectly casino-related have been the major cause of the deserted houses and pending foreclosures!

People here are working 2 jobs and still cannot afford to pay their mortgages!  Post-hurricane Sandy has created an upward push of rental prices where even with families moving back in with one another; they still cannot afford to pay the unnatural cost of rentals!  Property owners who in the past have only done seasonal rentals for tourists have taken advantage of the FEMA and insurance generated monies to rent out yearly at higher than historical prices! And with those monies, the regular rental prices have been increased to take advantage of the "cash cow" by the normal landlords!

And let's not forget the the USDA funding that is paramount to home ownership for alot of the "middle income" in this area is in danger of losing it's funding!

Oh I do pray that the housing market is on the upswing, and I do pray that it will reach my area; but I do not believe that it will happen in 2013!

Eilean Foster

Mar 14, 2013 06:16 PM #85
Andrea.B Ferreira 954-303-8289 CRS
Keyes Co. - Davie, FL
Weston, Plantation, Davie, SW Ranches,Cooper City

Is always good to have great and inspiring messages like this... Today is Friday and give us a new breath to go get more business!!!

Since the market had been clean from those "occasional Realtors",  the sales force now seems real as the new transactions... This couldn't be better!!

Thanks and good luck to everyone!!!

Mar 15, 2013 12:42 AM #86
Tonia Rahming
RMS Realty, St Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach Counties - Saint Lucie West, FL
Relocation Specialist

I agree. I think it has been bouncing back in the last year and I have people asking me how to get in the business. A sure sign!

Mar 15, 2013 02:02 AM #87
Cliff Keith
Today Sotheby's International Realty - Redwood City, CA
Redwood City Real Estate

Good post using all the current features to get the word out. Thank you. I agree this is going to be a great year for Realtors and those working in the real estate industry.

Mar 16, 2013 04:46 AM #88
Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
Professional Help with Rapid Responses...

We receive emails from the KCM blog and were pleasantly surprised they were "sharing" this infographic with your permission. Way to go Active Rain!!

Mar 16, 2013 08:23 AM #89
Donna Paul
Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast - Dix Hills, NY
Long Island Home Specialist,All About Real Estate

Thanks for sharing this our neighborhood the market here is stable and we are now looking for inventory for our buyers. 

Mar 16, 2013 11:02 AM #90
Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

This is encouraging news, indeed. Lack of inventory in our area is holding down numbers of transactions, but s-l-o-w-l-y that might be changing -- too early to know for sure.

Mar 16, 2013 12:31 PM #91
Stanley Stepak
Howard Hanna - Avon Lake, OH - Avon Lake, OH
Realtor - Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake,

that is one very positive report.  It is great to see that the country as a whole is seeing and feeling the same trends.

Mar 16, 2013 01:51 PM #92
JoAnn Borelli-Mardesich
Placentia, CA

Great information to share.  Thank you, for putting information and graphics together. This is going to be a great year!

Mar 16, 2013 01:53 PM #93
Ryan Bruzan
United Real Estate - La Grange, KY
REALTOR®, Home Improvements Professional

I'm in. I even posted the graphic on my website so the rest of the world can see it!

Mar 16, 2013 02:20 PM #94
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Great graphic, sometimes the thing that the economy needs the most is just a little confidence to get people to do something, the confidence that this reflects should be spread near and far to get people to start listing and buying homes and other things that they have been holding off on buying.

Mar 16, 2013 03:04 PM #95
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Here's to 2013!  Thank you for your wonderful work and graphics.  I see there are no East Coast towns on the rebound. . . that's a bit of a disappointment, but we'll see! I'm feeling optimistic!

Mar 16, 2013 11:56 PM #96
Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

This is a good graphic. Still, predictions don't make reality. Some spots are hot, to be sure, and I surely hope this all plays out just as predicted. The Fed has pledged to keep bank rates low. Inventories are low. So the data and the hot markets are fueling justified optimism. Still, multiply these two numbers: lower inventories (less to sell) and, through January, NAR reports that year-over-year sales prices are up 0.8% nationally. 

Mar 17, 2013 12:11 AM #97
Hrisco & Associates
Hrisco & Associates | Expert Advisor Home Services - Argyle, TX
-"When Experience Matters - The Agent You Need!"

This is a great graphic, will definitely be using....can't wait to see the graphic regarding lenders or at least the survey results from the recent mortage survey.

Mar 17, 2013 02:47 AM #98
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Keller Williams Realty - Redlands, CA
(909) 557-6966, GREEN, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Lind

Hi Kerrie,

I have tried 3-4 times and just get the error box when I add it to my post. I do not see it in anyone else's posts either?

Mar 18, 2013 01:55 PM #99
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Keller Williams Realty - Redlands, CA
(909) 557-6966, GREEN, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Lind

Hi Kerrie,

Just did a "Recovery of Real Estate" and used your embedded code. Yes it worked just fine now. Thanks for giving us this data to post on our blogs. Horray, real estate is coming back.

Mar 22, 2013 01:25 AM #100
RE/MAX Premier Group - Tampa, FL

This is what is happening in tampa as well, prices are up and it is a seller's market for sure!

Mar 26, 2013 03:07 AM #101
David Walsh
North Carolina Dream Land LLC - Lake Lure, NC
David Walsh

I just finished the 2Q survey - As a predictor it will be an interesting tool.  Happy Sales everyone!

May 18, 2013 08:03 AM #103
David Walsh

Mizuki Park project with the style of design and layout of the house according to Japanese standards, always take nature as the main factor in the house, so that residents always feel like nature is rushed into the house. modern. Nam Long Group always builds its projects with the key values of nature such as sunshine, greenery park, cool air breeze, nature lake. It brings people a sense of relaxation, peace of mind between the harmony of nature, rivers and water, next to the wealth of class and also the meeting place of people towards a peaceful life.

Aug 19, 2017 04:08 AM #104

Mizuki Park project with the style of design and layout of the house according to Japanese standards, always take nature as the main factor in the house, so that residents always feel like nature is rushed into the house. modern. Nam Long Group always builds its projects with the key values of nature such as sunshine, greenery park, cool air breeze, nature lake.

Aug 19, 2017 04:13 AM #105
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