Be Great in 2008 according to the founder of REMAX

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Best Choice

I just finished watching Dave Linegar on RSN and was amazed at some of the things he discussed. According to NAR;

In 1999 there were 900,000 agents

In 2006 there were 1.4 million agents

In 2008 there were 1.2 million agents

Dave thinks that current number is closer to 1.1 million agents

1/3 of today's licensed agents have been licensed less than 2 years

2/3 of today's licensed agents have been licensed less than 5 years

In 2007 400,000 licensed Realtors did not make a commission.

What does that mean to you?
That as more under qualified, part-time agents leave the business, will allow the professional full time agents amount of transactions will continue to increase.

Some other facts that verify business will increase during the rest of 2008;

5 million resales

Great Interest Rates

Realtors will sell REO's

Best selection opportunity for buyers

Best Investment opportunity for investors

Dramatic decrease in FSBO success

I thought I'd share some positive notes with everyone

 

Posted by Frank Helderle http://www.thehelderles.com

 

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Rainmaker
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Greg Gorman
John R Wood Properties - Naples, FL
Naples Florida Real Estate

Thanks for sharing the positive comments Frank. We always find what we're looking for and focusing on good news brings opportunity. Best wishes for a strong 4th quarter. When things are moving in St Louis, they're moving in Naples. Greetings from Paradise.

Realtor Greg Gorman & Team Paradise Logo

Oct 06, 2008 09:04 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Joseph D. Federico
Donahue Real Estate Co. - Canton, MA
Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate

Frank-Great post and great stats. Thanks for sharing.

"Not Your Average Joe"

Joe Federico

Oct 07, 2008 12:13 AM #2
Rainer
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Yvette Lopez-Robinson
The Real Estate Power Houses - El Paso, TX

Great post Frank - This kind of market certainly weeds out those that aren't in this for the long haul. Let me tell you I've been asking myself what am I doing? :) I love real estate though & will rough it out.

Oct 07, 2008 10:54 AM #3
Rainmaker
783,246
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Thanks for sharing - good stats and something to consider.  WOW!!!

Oct 07, 2008 11:13 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Frank...I missed our Leader Show, I guess we are slow to see Dave's Message here. Great Info, thanks for Posting the highlights,

Cheers, thanks again for sharing.

Dec 16, 2008 02:00 AM #5
Rainer
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David Slavin
Keller Williams Premier - Katy, TX
CDPE, ABR, SRES Keller Williams Premier

Staying positive is the key to stay out of the non-commission receiving column

Dec 16, 2008 03:57 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Frances C. Rokicki
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC - Bolton, CT
Broker-Mentor,CRS

Focus on your business plan for 2009 now.  Don't wait until January.  Are you a Buffini Member?  He has designed a new system for a good start in 2009.  Check it out on the website! We are going to be Blitzing 2009

Dec 16, 2008 04:42 AM #7
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Andrew Monaghan
The Monaghan Group - Glendale, AZ
CRS, GRI, EPro Associate Broker

Some other great ideas can be found in Gary Keller's book The Shift This book can give you a road map on how to move through this crazy time and the opportunities it gives us.

Dec 27, 2008 04:06 AM #8
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