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Trend-Spotting for Real Estate Agents: Where Do We Stand Today?

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Buyer Inquiries on the Rise This year, nearly six in 10 (59 percent) respondents report an uptick in buyer inquiries compared to this time last year. This is a significant increase from only 44 percent reporting increases in 2011, and 43 percent in 2010. At the same time, only 15 percent say they are getting fewer inquiries than a year ago, down from nearly three in 10 (29 percent) for the prior two years.



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Fewer Buyer Challenges with Financing and Selling Existing Homes

REBAC members identified the top issues currently preventing buyers in their local market from completing a purchase. While difficulties obtaining financing were cited as the leading challenge among buyers in 2010 (61 percent) and 2011 (65 percent), in 2012, the percentage noting this challenge dipped to 49 percent. Problems selling their current homes, similarly, declined in 2012 to 43 percent, down from 59 percent in 2011 and 57 percent in 2010.


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