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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Comments (106)

AndreaBFerreira CRS - SRS - CLHMS
Keyes Co. - Davie, FL
Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County in FL

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
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
Cliff Keith
SF Bay Homes - 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
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
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
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

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
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
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
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - 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
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
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
Hrisco & Associates
Hrisco & Associates - Roanoke, TX
Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods

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
Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

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
Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

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
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
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
David Walsh

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