Did Your Agent Quit? Check Out an Open House

Anecdotally, I’ve started hearing stories about real estate agents leaving the business. For example, a friend described her new co-worker to me, saying with an sympathetic nod, “She used to be a real estate agent.” Enough said, apparently.

At agentgenius.com is a post on the enrollment numbers at the National Association of Realtors (NAR). While there’s been no actual drop in membership… yet, the slowdown in membership increase is dramatic. In 2006, NAR membership increased by 92,365. In 2007? Just 261 members more than 2006. Check out the graphs in the post for a visual representation of the membership numbers.

In the meantime, you don’t need your agent to see these South Seattle homes. Open houses are Sunday December 16 from 1-4.

Price: $259,000
735 S Homer St
2 br/1 ba; 800 sq ft
MLS#: 27211568

Price: $349,950
2921 23rd Ave S
2 br/1 ba; 910 sq ft
MLS#: 27188060

Price: $435,000
4403 Powell Pl S
3 br/2.5 ba; 1,930 sq ft
MLS#: 27143562

Price: $575,000
4111 43rd Ave S
4 br/2 ba;2,710 sq ft
MLS#: 27208799

Price: $824,900
5900 Wilson Ave S
4 br/2.5 ba; 3,300 sq ft
MLS#: 27177162

All information is from sources deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed.

  • http://www.mortgageporter.com Rhonda Porter CMPS

    It will be interesting to see how many Loan Originators will be around after the end of this month if they have not passed their state required compentency exam (LO’s who work for mortgage banks are not held to the same standards by the State of Wa.). The last figures I saw were that only about 3000 Loan Originators out of 15,000 in the state of Washington have passed their exam. Then they need to renew their license and prove they’ve taken two courses during 2007.

    I’m good thru December 2008 and don’t plan on going anywhere. :)

    I’m betting that between licensing and this market, many will go back to doing what ever it was before they decided to originator mortgage loans.