Spam prevention
Rainmaker
955,051
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I think I could take a poll of 3700 others and get a completely different set of numbers. PS. It's a great time to buy a house if you need a house! LOL

Dec 17, 2017 04:16 PM
Rainmaker
5,768,742
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Nancy,

Polls like statistics can be manipulated to the wish of whoever is pushing their agenda.  Like every media, they have their agenda to sell more commercials as well as to influence people in their thinking.  They also want you to believe they are unbiased.

Sorry, I don't buy any of this.  Each market is different.  Some markets do not have new homes being built.  A

Dec 17, 2017 03:05 PM
Ambassador
2,613,063
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  The line at the bottom says it all:  "Full political coverage from MSN".

   Political:  The fake news leftists at MSN hate President Trump, they hate conservatives; they have to paint a gloomy picture of the American economy.

Dec 17, 2017 01:52 PM
Ambassador
4,622,744
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I don't give credibility to MSN polls - Even if not politically driven, in our area, almost everyone believes that the spring is the best time to buy and sell - our voices have yet to be heard by the consumers as a whole.

Dec 17, 2017 04:24 PM
Rainmaker
539,377
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Are there any ulterior motives in this survey?

Dec 17, 2017 03:16 PM
Rainmaker
1,708,245
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

The real news leftist don't take polls at face value and do further investigation. I'm having a great December.

Dec 17, 2017 01:55 PM
Ambassador
5,823,963
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I know that it is a good time to buy one from me.

Dec 17, 2017 07:58 PM
Rainmaker
5,581,328
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

now is a fine time to buy a new home..... 

Dec 17, 2017 03:06 PM
Rainmaker
2,204,095
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Dec 17, 2017 02:33 PM
Rainmaker
7,124,990
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Smart consumers are anxious to take advantage of the very low mortgage interest rates.

Dec 17, 2017 01:43 PM
Rainmaker
4,569,532
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What do I think about msn or the poll?  With regard to the poll results, if 64% of respondents said it's not a good time to buy a home... we as an industry have not done a good job of explaining why it has been in recent years and remains so.

Dec 17, 2017 01:42 PM
Rainmaker
2,069,797
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

No idea.

Dec 10, 2018 11:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,598,230
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Interesting. 

Thank you.

Dec 10, 2018 11:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Nancy Robinson Ranked #111 by Real Trends/Wall Street Journal I don't put much credibility in polls.

Dec 18, 2017 06:42 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,732
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would work on the 26% who think it's a good time to buy.

Dec 18, 2017 06:24 AM
Ambassador
4,318,202
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nancy Robinson Ranked #111 by Real Trends/Wall Street Journal - well this is a good news for us....

Jan 07, 2018 09:24 PM
Rainmaker
5,396,743
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

People buy homes when it is good for them.  

Dec 21, 2017 08:46 AM
Rainmaker
4,407,231
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow,  Hope they are wrong.

 

Dec 20, 2017 12:01 PM
Rainmaker
937,191
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Statistics do show that home sales slow down most in my area in January and February, but I am a believer that homes are bought and sold throughout the year, and like Candice said, "It's a great time to buy a house if you need a house".

Dec 19, 2017 05:07 PM
Rainmaker
3,759,798
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Nancy Robinson Ranked #111 by Real Trends/Wall Street Journal Interesting!

Dec 18, 2017 08:42 PM
Rainmaker
1,568,222
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

If course, it is not the best time for everyone, since so many holidays, give it a month or two. 

Dec 18, 2017 05:25 PM
Rainmaker
854,652
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I think it's a reaction to many current uncertainties.

Dec 18, 2017 12:35 PM
Rainmaker
1,439,021
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Dear MSN, what was your sampling methodology?  Did you only ask those active in the market, or is this on your site so anyone (regarless of ability to legally buy a house) can answer?  How many times has George Soros and Hillary Clinton voted?  Is it like the Atlanta election for Moore, where 5,000 people voted yet only 2,300 are registered to vote?

Dec 18, 2017 10:34 AM
Rainmaker
401,810
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

I really do not put much stock in polls.

I do think we can do better to educate the public so we can dispel inaccurate information that is being published.

Dec 18, 2017 08:20 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,034
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Key words "full political coverage" - perhaps "biased"?

Dec 18, 2017 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,574,499
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Anonymous polling results have really little use. I think the questions posed to a screened, knowledgeable pool may be worthwhile though.

Dec 18, 2017 07:14 AM
Ambassador
3,174,724
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Polls will be polls will be polls.  

Mean nothing to me most of the time. 

 

Dec 18, 2017 07:14 AM
Rainmaker
950,223
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't do fake news polls LOL - isn't this one of the polls that said Trump had no way to 270?

Dec 18, 2017 06:46 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thanks 

Dec 18, 2017 06:13 AM
Rainmaker
3,393,897
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Unfortanately the result of mainstream media. Many people do think that. BUT you also have to look at who who watching/reading the source as to how they will respond.  Use a more neutral media sourch and you will get far more yes answers. I have this conversation often and can leave consumers with their mouth open when i tell them how good of a time it is to buy or sell. Ultra low interest rates make it the best time for a buyer to buy. The ability to sell their home at a good price makes sellers ready now

Dec 18, 2017 05:44 AM
Rainmaker
920,078
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Actually, this is highly accurate. The question they answered is read, 'Is now a good time for ME to buy a house?"

Those with real estate on their mind will say 'YES.'

Those without the same concern respond NO.

Of the 25% who responded yes, less that 5% of the total population are able to pull the trigger.

And our marketing is focused on that 5%.

Did we really need a poll to tell us what has been common knowledge for such a long time?

Dec 18, 2017 05:36 AM
Rainmaker
2,059,280
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

They are probably thinkit meant DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Dec 18, 2017 05:25 AM
Rainmaker
796,708
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I'd love to see the demographics of those who responded to the poll... 

MSN... ugh! 

Dec 18, 2017 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,456,958
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

It is always a good time to buy a home or anything that is needed when one is ready.

Remember the days when no one purchased a vehicle in winter and now they sell just as many as any other season.

Numbers may be changed to whom is using them; except the lottery!

Dec 18, 2017 05:07 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I donot like large national surveys

Dec 17, 2017 09:04 PM
Rainmaker
1,372,765
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

New Homes or "a new home"?

Cause I'd not want to buy a New Home now either, but a new home, relocate, oh yes it is and I'm looking into it myself.

Dec 17, 2017 08:31 PM
Ambassador
3,987,060
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

That is not the case in my area. I wonder where they ran this poll?

Dec 17, 2017 06:05 PM
Rainer
225,515
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

Not giving this much creditability. I bet many of the no votes are answering no because THEY are not looking to move.  

Dec 17, 2017 05:19 PM
Rainmaker
4,630,374
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

For most who lack the ability and discipline to invest, real estate is the only alternative. Surprising numbers! god time with low interest rates to use leverage.

Dec 17, 2017 01:53 PM
Rainmaker
2,700,315
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Those in the trenches and front lines know it is always a good time to buy with this one here and now exception. We are approaching the end of a Real Estate cycle. This will cause a slight hiccup and then resume. I don't see it being severe or radical. Buy now if able. If not pause and then buy. BUT BUY!

Dec 17, 2017 01:47 PM