Real Estate Companies are Actually NOT Laying off Staff Right and Left

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Recent headlines have been filled with news of layoffs, but look closer. The companies where layoffs are occurring are wholly unrepresentative of the real estate industry and don't represent a major trend.

Inman performed an analysis on the industry and published it today. Here's a summary of their findings and our view at My State MLS.

Here was the headline in The Street’s report on the Compass and Redfin layoffs last week: “Real Estate Companies are Laying Off Staff Right and Left.”

Counterpoint: No, they’re not.

Here was Newsweek’s: “What Real Estate Layoffs Tell Us About the Housing Market.”

Answer: Nothing.

And here was the headline from my friends at Inman: “Do Layoffs at Compass and Redfin Signal a Looming Real Estate Purge?”

Answer: No. 

Here’s the reality. The companies that laid people off are either investor-driven companies that are losing money and share price, startups with unproven business models, or refi-dependent mortgage and title companies. They all attract a vast amount of attention from the cognoscenti, but they are wholly unrepresentative of the industry as a whole.

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Comments (1)

Gwen Fowler-864-710-4518 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

The layoffs just reflect a correction in business, when something does not work, you rethink it and move in another direction. 

Jun 24, 2022 04:51 AM