As I looked around the Expo Hall this year I couldn't help but wonder - Where have all the Realtors gone? Attendance was down about 25% over last year. Where they out working with buyers and sellers and too busy to attend their convention? Or is today's economy and business just for the serious Realtors?
In the 80's interest rates were so high buyers had a hard time qualifing for loans. Realtors were challenged to find buyers that did qualify for a mortgage. In today's economy, buyers are looking for bargins, but homes aren't appraising high enough to qualify for the loan value. Realtors are still challenged, short sales, foreclosures, leases. These Realtors are busy for sure and I think only the true serious Realtors are still working this business. Congratulations to all the professional Realtors who are still working hard for us! I hope to see you next year.