Even if the real estate market still suffers from the financial recession in 2008, it seems like there are solid signs of revival. In 2008, many real estate agents remained without jobs, and the incomes of those that remained in the business were affected, especially because the smaller values of properties. On the other hand, the financial recession can also be considered as a negative aspect, as all the unprofessional agents disappeared. 2013 is a year of consolidation in the real estate business, a year in which the agent has to prove that they have learned their lessons.
2013 comes with major changes in this industry. First, the majority of states imposed laws and regulations, so today; all the people that want to become real estate agents have to be trained. This is surely a good thing, as this way, only professional and well prepared agents would enter the market.
The real estates still don’t have the values that they had before 2008, but there is still room for improvement. It is harder to make money as a real estate agent in 2008, but this means implication and determination from those agents. In 2013, the clients would not consider agents as being parasites, and they would understand the importance of such support while buying or selling properties.
The goal of agents in 2013 is to avoid the mistakes of the past. The real estate agencies would only hire the well-prepared agents that can meet the demands of clients with professionalism. The clients would realize that it is a lot better to sell or buy a house with the help of agents, even if they need to pay a commission for those services. After all, it is a lot more important to find a good home where you can live for the rest of your life, instead of buying a house alone, just to discover that it has all the disadvantages in the world, just because you wanted to save a few hundreds dollars.