2012 'Hot or Not' Real Estate Survey

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Hot and ColdReal estate is local.

If you did a search for that phrase on ActiveRain I bet you would get tens of thousands of results. It's a mantra in the real estate business. Anyone who has been doing this for any amount of time has heard this phrase and anyone (from a consumer's perspective) worth doing business with knows this to be a fact.

So why then does the National Association of REALTORS® roll out the esteemed Lawrence Yun every year with a bunch of predictions about the national real estate market? Who do these predictions impact? Wall Street or Main Street?

ActiveRain members are dealing with Main Street. And on Main Street, real estate is local.

Mr. Yun has forecast that existing home sales will edge up 1% in 2012. Where will this happen? In every city across the country? Of course not. Some cities will continue to experience sales declines while others will experience sales increases much greater than 1%. A broad national number does none of us living on Main Street any good. It just doesn't.

So who better to give predictions about local housing markets across the country than local real estate professionals? We say no one, not even NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.

We would love if you would consider taking the time to participate in our 2012 'Hot or Not' Real Estate Survey. If you are a member of ActiveRain, we will give you 500 points for the opportunity to hear how you think the market is going to play out in 2012.

Of course we want your opinion.....but possibly even more important is the opinion of your peers. Not because their opinion is more important that yours, but because the more responses we get, the more representative the survey becomes. We would love if you would consider sharing this survey with others in your office or in your local boards. 

As we compile and release the results, there will no doubt be media opportunities for many of our members that choose to take the survey. But we need to get to that tipping point in each market before the results have validity. So take the survey yourselves and please think about sharing it with others.

Real Estate is local and no one is more qualified to make local predictions than local real estate professionals.

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2012 Hot or Not Real Estate Survey

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David Karp
Peachtree Realty Group, LLC - Woodstock, GA
Woodstock, Marietta GA Real Estate

Interesting survey. just completed. Looking forward to seeing the results.

Nov 27, 2011 01:21 AM #142
Kerry Lucasse
eXp Realty - Urban Nest Real Estate Group - Atlanta, GA
Your Urban Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant

Great idea!  I completed it last week and can't wait to see the results.

Nov 27, 2011 03:32 AM #143
Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Division Specialist

Just took the survey and I hope someone actually listens.

If you bail out the real estate industry, then the trickle down effect will launch multiple subcontractors back into business and our economy will be on the road to recovery.

Sound too easy...

Ponder this: 

Realtor sells a home, you need a maid, a lawn guy, a pool guy, a gutter guy, a handyman, insurance, a/c guy, screen guy.  Now, you put all these folks to work and they need vehicles as does the realtor who made commission.  So you put a car salesman to work.

The car saleman puts to work a detailer, a mechanic, a tuneup person, a car wash person.

Now if you sell a new construction, then you put to work all the subs, who in turn new materials from Home Depot who employs people to sell to the subs and then they make money and spend it back into the economy.

Now, is it smarter use of bailout money to bail out the AUTO INDUSTRY who is at the bottom of this trickle down effect or to bail out the REAL ESTATE industry who is at the TOP of this trickle down effect and so many others benefit long before the car dealer?

President Obama, we beg you to THINK about this and then ACT upon it. 

It really can be THIS SIMPLE folks.

Nov 27, 2011 02:11 PM #144
Ken Cash
CB Select Real Estate at Lake Tahoe - 775.691.3855 - - Incline Village, NV
Lake Tahoe Lake Front Homes, Luxury Homes, Condomi

I have taken the survey and appreicate the opportunity to talk about my real estate market just a little.

Nov 28, 2011 05:04 AM #145
Jim Hale
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website

In an era of higher-and-going-higher-eventually gas prices, time/distance to employment will continue to be a factor that makes housing demand vary drastically even withing any given market/commuter area.

Some neighborhoods will be losers and others winners within any metro area.

It is the job of local government to help even-out those differences.

Nov 28, 2011 06:10 AM #146
Lisa Marie Flenoury
"Lisa The Broker" - Playa Vista, CA
"Lisa The Broker" - Making Dreams Come True

Thanks, that was interesting.  I can't wait to se the final results and the opinions of others and hear how our markets are so different but yet so much alike.  Thanks again for the opportunity!

Nov 28, 2011 01:25 PM #147
The Real Estate Professionals
Real Estate Professionals - Salt Lake City, UT

I'm very interested in seeing the results of this survey! maybe I missed it, but where will we find the results when this survey is published?

Nov 29, 2011 09:39 AM #148
Steve Queen
Bennett Realty Solutions - Bowie, MD
Chosen Realtor for Bowie And Laurel

I completed the survey. I really hope this makes a difference. I'm sure some of the thoughts are very positive and could bring some insight to law makers

Nov 29, 2011 11:46 PM #149
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Filled out a couple of weeks ago, look forward to results! Should be interesting.

Nov 30, 2011 12:27 AM #150
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA

I took the survey. Interesting questions --- especially what one should tell Obama. Bet that one will get a ton of information, unrelated to real estate.

Can't wait to see the survey results.

Nov 30, 2011 04:29 AM #151
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Survey completed.

Nov 30, 2011 12:02 PM #152
Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA
Liz Harris Realty - Chandler, AZ

Enjoyed the survey... but I love taking all surverys!

Nov 30, 2011 02:07 PM #153
The Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers Team
Michael Saunders & Company - Sarasota, FL
Nowhere But Here

I took the survey a while back and sent it to a couple of associates to complete as well.  They already have their points, I hope you don't forget me!

Dec 02, 2011 07:32 AM #154
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

Keith - How could we forget you?!? :)  We are in the midst of awarding points and making cracks in our list each day.  Yours are coming I promise!

Dec 02, 2011 07:36 AM #155
Mary Murillo
Lisa Von Domek & Associates, LLC / Real Living Real Estate Group - Cedar Hill, TX

Good morning,

I did participate in the survey last month, but have not had the points awarded as yet.  Just following up, thank you!

Dec 09, 2011 12:29 AM #156
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

Mary - On their way now.  Thanks for participating!

Dec 09, 2011 04:12 AM #157
Sylvie Stuart
Realty One Group Mountain Desert 928-600-2765 - Flagstaff, AZ
Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagsta

Great idea, and more accurate coming from Main Street. I filled out the survey for Flagstaff.

Dec 20, 2011 12:42 AM #158
Sylvie Stuart
Realty One Group Mountain Desert 928-600-2765 - Flagstaff, AZ
Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagsta

I actually haven't gotten my points from completing the survey either. Thanks for your diligent follow up!

Dec 28, 2011 12:37 AM #159
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

Sylvie - Your points are on their way!  Thanks!

Dec 28, 2011 06:51 AM #160
Matt Robinson
Professional Investors Guild - Pensacola, FL

Sorry, I was stylishly late to the party, but I did fill out the survey...so I hope I still get my 500 bonus points.  I'm a points junkee...LOL.

May 08, 2012 02:41 AM #161
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