Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL (Palm Properties)

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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Government regulations.  In the past 5 years it's forced 7 major employers to close in my market.  Some relocated out of the country, so just simply closed. Huge job losses.

Oct 02, 2016 11:02 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Lack of a qualified candidate! Never has the political landscape been so baren. And, many times we have had poor choices! Nothing tops this!

Oct 02, 2016 10:58 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

#4. Credit constraints are keeping good hard working buyers from homes. The raise in interests rate that will come, will further shrink the ability to purchase. 


#6 .The uncertainity of the future is keeping many home owners staying put. That leads to a shortage of homes for sale. 

#7. When you put all the BS aside and look at taxes and the future of the economy, it does not take long to read the basic promises of each candidates forecast for taxes and the economy. The shear increase of taxes under Hillary will criple what is left of the middle class. 





Oct 02, 2016 11:00 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Door #4

Oct 02, 2016 10:36 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

All of the above and government keeping their thumb on all ways of life.

Oct 02, 2016 10:35 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

IMO there is not "one" issue - it is a combination of issues that is sucking the life and means out of our country!!!

The established politicians need to go - I've been saying this for years - we keep electing the same idiots over and over and expect something to change... Really?

Oct 03, 2016 12:05 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

#4 but, we have too much government in our lives and businesses right now, lending to all of these issues.  More government involvement impacts our job market and without jobs, people can't buy homes.  That issue needs to be resolved first and foremost.  

Taxing on small business owners (including US!) are killing the American Dream.  Yes, that's part of government control too and it's putting more and more small businesses out of business thus, impacting the houseing market as well.

And personally, I think 'disappearing middle class' is political-speak to scare folks!  Just MHO!  

Oct 02, 2016 11:48 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

The bottom line is that America needs less government and more jobs.

Oct 02, 2016 11:36 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

If I had to choose one, I'd say #4, housing affordability.  People have to live somewhere and most would rather own a house rather than rent, if they could afford to do so.   Newton's Law is at work here, though:  For every action there is an opposite and equal reaction.  Everything is tied together in one way or another.   We need leaders who understand this!

Oct 02, 2016 11:25 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

6) Continued practice of ALL of the banks to continue to suck fluidity out of the economy.

This sustained practice of the 17 Big Banks, coupled with the creeping health-care caused bankruptcies, and the already gone middle class and the result will be in increase from 85 to 92% of licensed agents unable to support themselves (no family included) with their real estate income.

Florida Realtor Magazine, similar to NAR are victims of SOS and should be working to create a free working environment for real estate agents NOT protecting NAR turf.

Oct 02, 2016 11:23 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

All of the above and they are all somehow inter-related. Housing affordability and disappearing middle class will definitely impact housing.

Oct 02, 2016 10:31 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I think a completely dysfunctional Congress could keep either candidate from fixing the serious problems facing our economy.

Oct 03, 2016 02:10 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

The economy, defense, and job creation...

Oct 03, 2016 01:40 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

#4 for sure

Oct 03, 2016 12:16 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

We have too many social programs and forgiveness. We can't have less than 50% of the population paying the way of the 100%.

Oct 03, 2016 10:37 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

global economy

Oct 03, 2016 10:09 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

5) The disappearing middle class.

Oct 03, 2016 10:03 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Oct 03, 2016 07:39 AM
Toronto, ON

I don't track how the issues in your election will affect the real estate industry in your country.  There are numerous factors affecting the real estate market in my area.

Oct 03, 2016 06:36 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

People not taking personal responsibility and expecting everything to be handed to them on a silver platter.  Free college, free healthcare, CEO level jobs right out of college.  On top of that I'd throw in "trigger words" "micro-agressions" the need for "safe spaces" and the general woosification of the American citizen.

Oct 03, 2016 02:32 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Specifically to real estate ... #4.

Oct 03, 2016 01:58 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am thinking more interest rates in the future.


Oct 03, 2016 01:55 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Time will tell.

Oct 03, 2016 01:38 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We are being regulated so much it is impacting all avenues of our business. 

Oct 03, 2016 01:07 AM
Joe D'Agostino
NMLS# 729950 - Manahawkin, NJ
Mortgage Officer 46 years!

It's very simple and factual. Dodd-Frank and the Consumer Finance Protecting Bureau has cause Over-Regulation. It's a failure that has cost Americans billions...why...the only success in these two it has managed to grow an already "Too Big Government." Even the head of the CFPB stated recently,"I would rather fine, then regulate." In my 46 years in the mortgage business, I have never seen such a disaster!!!!!

Oct 03, 2016 12:57 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the only thing that is ever discussed recently is Bill's affair and Donald's 1995 tax return

Oct 03, 2016 12:44 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Susan, that is an easy one!  The high cost of health insurance. 

Before the Affordable Care Act we were paying less than $500 per month for a family of four, and now we are paying over $1,300 per month for the two of us.  Health insurance sucks up over 50% of our real estate business expenses now and our monthly health insurance payment is 61% greater than our mortgage payment.  It is brutal out there for the self-employed.

With the high deductible we will have to spend over $20,000 in insurance payments and medical expenses before our insurance will begin to cover a non-wellness expense.

Oct 03, 2016 12:39 AM
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

There are too many that are impacting us daily, to place emphasis on one IMO would be to minimize the impact of the others which are just as important

Oct 03, 2016 12:19 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

A good ongoing target is the middle class subject matter. Fix that & things flow better

Oct 03, 2016 12:13 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Oct 03, 2016 12:02 AM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

I work with a lot of short sales so I would be most concerned about FNMA's guidelines changing & becoming overregulated. I also would be concerned about the Debt Forgiveness Act of 2007 being repealed.

Oct 02, 2016 11:59 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

5) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oct 02, 2016 11:55 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

I am keeping my vote secret. 

Oct 02, 2016 11:40 PM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida


Oct 02, 2016 11:26 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Taxes and regulations impacting business--especially small business.

Oct 02, 2016 11:11 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

All the above since they are all interrelated.

Oct 02, 2016 11:04 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Obviously each has an impact - number four likely has the greatest.  

Oct 02, 2016 10:57 PM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®


Probably number 4 and of course all the others.

Oct 02, 2016 10:47 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I think they all have an affect, but I'll answer you this way; in this order:

4., 5., 1., 2., 3. from what I'm experiencing by way of buyer/seller concerns and or my own first hand experiences.

Oct 02, 2016 10:47 PM