Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA   Relo Specialist (KW Elite )

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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I believe that is known as a self-fulfilling prophecy.  Damn, naysawyers. Move forward.  Prosper.  

Feb 12, 2017 06:04 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I am with Michael Jacobs .... sometimes it is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Put negative energy out there, negative energy comes back.  I see no reason for gloom and doom at this point. 

Feb 12, 2017 06:32 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

"Attitude determines altitude". -Zig Ziglar

Feb 12, 2017 09:21 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Basis for this claim is economist Lawrence Yun getting paid boocoo bucks by NAR.  He has to say something!

Feb 12, 2017 06:15 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

That's not what I am seeing or hearing in my area, in fact 17 will be stronger.

Feb 12, 2017 12:05 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I saw some NAR predictive graphs that didn't really knock my socks off. Might find some of those. 

Feb 12, 2017 09:30 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I have not heard anything like that, and Michael Jacobs stated it perfectly

Feb 12, 2017 08:54 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

2017 is starting out strong in the Denver, Co. area.

 

Feb 12, 2017 08:27 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

It seems a little premature to make that claim.

Feb 12, 2017 08:20 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It's a bit early and a lot can happen. I only look at sales 90 dayas at a time and by March I will have the most sales in my 26 year career.

Feb 12, 2017 08:11 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I have not heard that from anyone Michael J. Perry but then again I am focused on what I can do to make my business better and I'm sure 2017 will be my BEST year ever.

Feb 12, 2017 08:00 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I suspect that will be local market based, if it occurs. I haven't heard this. I agree with Michael Jacobs 

Feb 12, 2017 07:29 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

real estate is local.... there may be a few areas that are continuing to struggle.... we are steady .... and we see alot of light at the end of that tunnel.... subdivisions are a key factor....if builders are buying and feel confident, I'm flowin with it.... and we have a few of those subdivisions coming this year....

Feb 12, 2017 07:04 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

You are correct; IT'S STRONGER here in San Diego. I'm having a much busier year already than 2016 began.

Feb 12, 2017 06:52 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Well i have to say January an the first 2 weeks of February have been  extremely strong even though it is winter here in New England. If this keeps up and could be a record breaker. Many so called journalists saw the slow down in October and November and screamed decline, when it was election nerves over come by a HUGE spike in consumer confidence and a sharp increase in sales For December through now. 

Feb 12, 2017 06:22 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

My year though busy is not as far along as last year. Inventory is down and it is hard to sell homes when there is no inventory.

Feb 12, 2017 05:43 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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Things are often what we expect them to be.

Feb 12, 2017 01:02 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Parked and reading.

Feb 12, 2017 08:26 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

You are becoming attuned to the "change" agent that is girding itself up

Feb 12, 2017 06:51 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Its the doom and gloomers speaking...rates are good, people will be selling since prices are up-all points to a good year!

Feb 12, 2017 06:50 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have no idea... my crystal ball is cracked. 

Feb 13, 2017 04:26 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Michael Jacobs nailed this one!

Feb 13, 2017 02:22 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I've noticed an increase in activity already. I would bet there is going to be a noticeable surge in March.

Feb 13, 2017 12:06 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michael J. Perry - the real estate market is what we have in our mind!

Great agents did even better when everyone thought real estate market is down!

Feb 12, 2017 09:54 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I have no idea about those claims but, prefer to keep my thoughts just as Carol Williams said - positive, positive, positive!

Feb 12, 2017 08:25 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't agree, as my sales have strated much stronger

Feb 12, 2017 06:48 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

In Silicon Valley they stop hiring and it became a tricker. I know Google, Apple etc are not hiring. In fact Google is quietly letting employees go.  Even Apple let go of their self driving car group......

Interest is 0.35% since Oct. We expect 2-3 time raises from Feds in 2017....

Feb 12, 2017 06:23 PM
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Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

What makes Strong?  In our area
Prices are at the highest ever,
Inventory is at 1 month for pre-owned homes;
Rate of Home-ownership has been Steadily Falling since the Crash;
Rents are going up so what are the builders building? Multifamily & SFR's that are too big and the average buyer cannot afford;
Local Realtor Association membership is up 12% in one year.

Nationwide the Rate of Home-ownership is about the lowest its been since they started tracking it in the early 1960's.  Hopefully we turn this item around responsibly and soon. 

Feb 12, 2017 05:37 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Real estate is local..our market is strong! See no slow down for properties that are priced and staged right. Buyers are savvy... they want value and they'll buy!!

Feb 12, 2017 04:35 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Too soon to conced to that line of thinking

Feb 12, 2017 04:32 PM
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Susan Giglio
Douglas Elliman - Huntington, NY

I think it will be better this year. Always thinking positive!

Feb 12, 2017 03:41 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Probably coming from media that wants to undermine the current President.  I don't trust the media.  2017 is going strong for me.

Feb 12, 2017 03:25 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I think a correction is in the future but not sure it will be this year. Where is it coming from? I think uncertainty from the public because of a new administrarion, not knowing what interest rates are doing, prices already at a peak prices, etc.

Feb 12, 2017 12:24 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It is not possible to determine the basis for the claims without looking at who is making the claims and finding out their reasons.

Feb 12, 2017 11:27 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have no idea what the basis of those claims are ... I do believe 2017 will equally strong or stronger than 2016 in my market. 

Feb 12, 2017 09:26 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

There is a lot of uncertainly and concern for the unknown.

Feb 12, 2017 06:53 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Huh? 2016 my worst year ever - I've already surpassed 2016 by 2 sales and it's only February!!!!

Feb 13, 2017 05:53 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Limited inventories may impact the sales volume for some agents.

Feb 13, 2017 05:34 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Well these people were false prophets as I had almost a  50% increase in income in 2017 !

Feb 13, 2018 09:10 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Afraid I can't answer that as I didn't hear that information at the time and now expect that 2018 could be more challenging from a buyer and agents perspective

Feb 12, 2018 04:43 PM
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Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

2017 has been a hot market.

Sep 17, 2017 09:46 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Our market has been REALLY strong going on four years now, and thinking it SHOULD slow down, but so far, have not seen this.

Feb 14, 2017 09:11 AM