Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker (Harry Norman, REALTORS® )

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Unlikely.   Real buyers buy.  Real sellers sell.  Everyone else will have an excuse.  

Jan 25, 2016 09:37 PM
Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate

Here in the Washington DC area it will.  The change in the administration (regardless of the winner) with lead to a change in appointees, and staff, those a change in housing requirements.


Jan 25, 2016 01:15 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Every time there is a change of administration, the Washignton, DC market has about 30 sales transactions.  The rental market may get a bump.

Jan 25, 2016 01:13 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

It always does. Rates, consumer confidence, speculation ...and the wheels on the bus go round and round.

Jan 25, 2016 10:29 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Any change in political power will impact the stock market and real estate.  Depending on who wins, it may be a good change or a bad change.  I'm more worried right now about California's next governor race.  That's going to likely turn this state into a living nightmare.

Jan 26, 2016 01:24 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

parked and reading 

Jan 25, 2016 10:30 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Anthony. I made up my mind a long time ago, that I will never allow the economy to have any effect on the amount of income that I want to make.


Jan 25, 2016 05:37 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Well there is certainly alot of speculation that it will have an impact, as is true every 4 years. I think, in general, we see a slow down around election time. Time will tell if this bears out in 2016. There is, at least now, alot of buyer demand

Jan 25, 2016 02:43 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I've noticed that every 4 years -- no matter who is running -- the market seems to slow down especially 2 months prior to the election.  And then once it's done, just like little ants people are scampering around all over again ... like business as usual.

Jan 25, 2016 02:13 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes of course.  Elections affect everything and the closer it gets the slower everything else gets.

Jan 25, 2016 11:23 AM
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Yes especially the high end and second home sales may be directly effected due to consumer confidence.  Some buyers think the market may soften 

Jan 25, 2016 10:47 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Past statistics indicate that an election has a slight impact but nothing worth spending time pondering.

Jan 26, 2016 02:56 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I would not anticipate major changes.

Jan 26, 2016 12:57 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Yes historically it always has.

Jan 25, 2016 11:15 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes...and in many ways....the magnitude of which will only be determined by which party gets in....

Jan 25, 2016 10:54 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Not in my market .

Jan 25, 2016 10:30 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes, there will be an effect.

Should a D get into the white house, the middle class American will take comfort knowing they will continue to get poorer a little at a time. It will be their economic erosion by health-care costs that will force personal calamity.

Should THE R get into the white house, the same thing will happen except MUCH FASTER.

The uncertainty and craziness created by the latter will freeze everything.

Jan 25, 2016 10:28 PM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Not for the serious buyers or sellers. Serious being those that really want to move this year, or sell this year. 

If it is the best time for your family to move, then you do it. You don't wait because of Washington DC, because in the end, little will really change as it relates to real estate.

Jan 25, 2016 09:38 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It sure can as consumer confidence affects listings and sales. Right now there is very little confidence in this administration and many home owners are staying out. No one wants to move with the low level of confidence. 

Jan 25, 2016 09:37 PM
Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Realty - Blue Bell, PA

I do not expect it would have much impact for the midgrade homebuyer, however it could have an impact on the luxury housing as well as the economy housing markets. 

Jan 25, 2016 09:16 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

You would like to think it does not, but the election always has some impact. In some parts of the country more than others!

Jan 25, 2016 08:22 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Anthony. Presidential elections always have an impact on real estate. Consumer confidence in the new administration is the key factor.

Jan 25, 2016 05:16 PM
Toronto, ON

If it has any effect in my area, it would be minimal. 

Jan 25, 2016 04:09 PM
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

I think Trump winning would inspire real estate investment, since that is his thing.  The others I doubt would have a similar effect.

Jan 25, 2016 03:33 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Anthony Acosta there is always some effect on Real Estate when we have a new president and election-time.

Though hopefully, this time - not much..

Jan 25, 2016 03:18 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Hope is always high during an election year. Politicians promise the world and consumers feel confident.  This should be a great year for real estate.  Once the election is over things change.  Half the country feels like it's time for doom and gloom because their candidate lost and they truly feared the opposition.  This election sure doesn't offer a Kennedy or Reagan so things could be skaky for a while.  Trump, Sanders, Clinton, Rubio, Cruz?  What happened to all of the people that give us a hope for the future?

Jan 25, 2016 03:04 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I think the fear of election will have more of an effect this year than the outcome will have next year

Jan 25, 2016 01:05 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

No , our greatest priorities shouldn't have a drastic impact on us .

Jan 25, 2016 12:07 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I really don't think it will have much impact as most people I know have no respect for any of the candidates and fell like things will not change after the election whichever way it goes.

Jan 25, 2016 11:45 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Nada. If affects the stock market.


Jan 25, 2016 10:54 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Repblican Democrats, Minorities selling their homes because their realtives will be on the other side of fence,  Names in the database need to sell....

Jan 25, 2016 10:48 AM
Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
#11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World

Yes indeed If Trump gets elected  there will  soon be very little housing shortage in the United States  particularly around  the East and West coasts. Toronto/ Montreal  and  Vancouver May tighten up on housing.  

If Sanders gets elected  we are likely to flatten out as  many more people will  likley be enjoying  the legalization of many exotic leafy varieties of intoxicating plants and won't give a damn about much of anything including housing.


Jan 30, 2016 07:39 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Probably, one may cause riots and soldiers on the streets to control them, another may cause an economic collapse.

Jan 26, 2016 12:20 PM