Real estate agents are fleeing the field. Is that good for homebuyers?

Real estate agents are fleeing the field. Is that good for homebuyers?

When real estate broker April Strickland looks at her local housing market in Gainesville, Fla., she sees a mismatch. Industry data shows that only a few hundred homes are sold each month, she said, yet there are more than 1,500 local Realtors.

Strickland has seen the ups and downs of the housing market since 1995, when she started managing her parents’ rental properties as a teenager. But she says the business environment of the past two years is the most challenging she can remember — slower even than the years following the 2008 financial crisis.

“Quite frankly, Realtors are running out of money,” Strickland said.

An industry that swelled with newcomers in 2020 and 2021 has recently experienced a harsh slowdown — leaving the field no choice but to downsize, experts say. One widely cited analysis predicts that as many as 80 percent of the country’s real estate agents could

Sick of Your Blue State? These Real Estate Agents Have Just the Place for You.

Sick of Your Blue State? These Real Estate Agents Have Just the Place for You.

Jen Hubbell ​b​ecame a real estate agent ​in Greenville, S.C., because she ​b​elieved a good life started with a good home, and now her phone​ buzzed regularly w​ith ​calls from out-of-state clients who believed they could find ​b​oth things in ​her city.

​M​any were staunch conservatives ​f​rom deeply blue states like New York, Washington and California, fed up with the​ politics there.​ Could Ms. Hubbell, a conservative herself, help them​ find neighborhoods of like-minded people?

Her response was always emphatic: “You are going to love it here.”

Ms. Hubbell is the lead agent in South Carolina for Conservative Move, a Texas-based company that helps conservatives migrate to solidly red places. (“When your community no longer reflects morals and values, it might be time to move,” its website says.) And ​with South Carolina surpassing Florida last year as the fastest-growing state in the country, she is keeping very busy.

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Contractors don’t count for purposes of the Affordable Care Act, under which health insurance must be provided when a firm reaches 50 full-time equivalent employees. With liability established, the issue then became how much FAS owed its reclassified contractors. The issue of damages claimed by the named plaintiff and a sampling of 10 class members went to trial first. The jury awarded a total of $2,060,237 to those 11 individuals for unpaid overtime, unpaid expenses, penalties, and interest. In 2019, the federal court then ruled that the plaintiffs’ attorneys were also entitled to an award of more than $5 million in attorneys’ fees. This was even before FAS’s liability to the rest of the class members was determined.

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They are meticulous, knowledgeable and are always available to take your call, email or that quick zoom meeting. Working with Bali Realty makes life so much easier when buying or selling any type of real estate on the Island of the Gods. For a city like Orlando, with its 284,817 residents, HUD homes are an increasingly viable option for those trying to move into a new home but may be feeling squeezed out of the current housing market. HUD homes are owned by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and present a greater range of financing options than traditional homebuying paths.

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Why WA real estate agents are leaving nation’s most powerful group

Why WA real estate agents are leaving nation’s most powerful group

Real estate agents all over the country are reconsidering their relationship with a troubled national trade group — and that soul-searching appears to be especially strong in Washington. 

The state recorded a nearly 10% decline in members of the National Association of Realtors in December, the largest year-over-year drop of any state. 

NAR and its state affiliate, the Washington Realtors, blame the drop on a cooling housing market that has made real estate a more difficult business. But others in the industry are openly questioning whether remaining affiliated with NAR in the wake of antitrust litigation and sexual harassment allegations is doing their reputation more harm than good.

Most real estate agents work hard to protect their clients, said Lake Tapps agent Kim Harlington, whose brokerage recently decided to leave NAR. But “now, if you say I’m a Realtor, people think, ‘Oh, those shady guys that were engaged in price-fixing?’”