Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

More agents working from home and more independent smaller brokers emerging.  

Mar 08, 2017 12:54 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

For me the trend i see is an attack from the likes of Z and RF looking to make real estate into a "order taking" service based on discounts and pay per service. The HOWEVER is there is a giant push back from those consumers that like, want and are demanding full service and by full, i am saying complete from start to finish of a transaction. The more they push, the bigger demand has been for services like mine that are based on service. 

Mar 08, 2017 04:22 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Not just teams but mega-teams are emerging that look like companies all by themselves. It seems to be working for those that like segregation and specialization of duties.

Mar 08, 2017 01:35 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Too many people getting licenses because the market is good and not understanding just how hard and expensive it is to last long term in this business.

Mar 08, 2017 12:57 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Very few agents are in the office all 5 days  M-F ! Many are now successfully working out of their homes , going to the office when necessary . JMO

Mar 08, 2017 12:43 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Most discount brokers getting a small slice of pie. Most salespersons never go to the office other than picking up their cheques.

Mar 08, 2017 08:44 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

More renters..because can't afford to purchase a home.

Mar 08, 2017 06:32 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Annette - Based on all of the answers, looks like there is more than 1 trend that is shaping the real estate industry. In my area, I have seen more individual agents becoming brokers and working from home. At the same time, many of the agent that work in an office are working on teams where each agent has a specific task - working with buyers only, sellers only, transaction coordinator, marketing expert, lead generator.

Mar 08, 2017 06:21 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Teams are a huge trend for sure.  Transaction coordinators are part of that as well.  Agents are not part of the transaction from start to finish.  We have a team but we each work with our own clients start to finish, no transaction coordinators and we just help each other as needed.

Internet leads is something that nobody did or wanted to do 10 years ago, now it's huge - not just Z & R buy leads, but lead capture sites, call to action on websites, this blogging platform, social media for example.

Recently we have noticed Buyers not wanting representation.  Back in the last boom we saw a lot of FSBO's and sellers wanting to "go it alone" but this time around it seems like we see more buyers thinking they can do better without an agent even though they don't save money not being represented.  We get calls on our listings on a regular basis with people that tell us they don't want to work with an agent, they'd rather drive around like they are doing (and miss out on all the best opportunities).  It's a strange trend, that I think has more to do with the market than anything that will occur forever. 

-Kasey

Mar 08, 2017 02:42 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Less home ownership more renters.

Mar 08, 2017 12:53 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't see anything new developing.

Mar 09, 2017 06:29 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

As Kathleen Daniels wrote.

Mar 09, 2017 06:20 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Kathleen Daniels nailed this one!

Mar 09, 2017 05:04 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

low inventory high demand sellers market

Mar 09, 2017 04:53 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

A very large surplus of unneeded real estate agents.

Mar 09, 2017 04:29 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

I think the millenials will shift to a less consultative approach and more to a redfin style of real estate. Its more to their liking and upbringing.

Mar 09, 2017 03:40 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - I see more and more teams are flourishing. And yes, many agents are less worried about using Virtual Assistants (from overseas!)

Mar 08, 2017 10:19 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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As Debbie Reynolds said - mega teams at nearly every brokerage are not only emerging but, are sustaining...and growing! 

Mar 08, 2017 08:18 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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The Team concept will continue to grow, and it is important for the nurturing of new agents who would otherwise wash out quickly.

Mar 08, 2017 05:40 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Buyers and Sellers are coming in with much more knowledge, thanks to the Internet. 

Mar 08, 2017 05:19 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Every area is different but a leaning towards small and personal

Mar 08, 2017 03:54 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Teams are growing, because it makes sense, and people can have coverage and lead a normal life.  We are also seeing less home ownership opportunites, because of affordability issues in some states.  A

Mar 08, 2017 02:30 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Artificial intelligence and how much impact it will have in the next five years.

Mar 08, 2017 02:18 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Probably outside of your thought process, Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 , but a current trend I am seeing is government trying to make money from the real estate industry. Our state is trying to eliminate the mortgage interest deduction and property tax deduction to balance a huge hole in the state budget - on the backs of homeowners. If successful, I can see this trend spreading across the country.

Mar 08, 2017 01:30 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 Over the years my State Real Estate Board has made it easier for people to pass the real estate test. They did raise the education level to a high school diploma.

Mar 08, 2017 01:20 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Smaller more affordable homes for first time buyers is trying to come back

Mar 08, 2017 12:47 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

So many great answers here!  I have to second the ones about the "work from home" model (which I'm doing now), the small independent offices, the mega teams and people selling themselves to the Z-devil.

Mar 09, 2017 10:03 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I see a lot more teams - interesting as they are not offered anything for being on the team - just able to be part of the team and give their team lead part of their commission - go figure

Mar 09, 2017 09:43 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

More independent small brokerage or sole proprietor operations forming!

Mar 09, 2017 08:45 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

More agents working from there home instead of a office.  You do not make money being in the office.

 

Mar 09, 2017 08:33 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

More agents working independently from home.

Mar 08, 2017 08:11 PM