In yesterdays email from ActiveRain the post Survey Says...Realtors Suck caught my interest. It is about a survey done in California of Buyers and Sellers. I found much of the data in the report interesting and would suggest that any Real Estate Professional look at the entire report. I suspect that Buyers and Sellers in the Midwest are different in a number of ways than California Buyers and Sellers, however reviewing the report might assist everyone in understanding what our clients think and expect.
This is one of the pages that caught my attention. "Would Use The Same Agent Again" Dropped from 79% in 2004 to 24% in 2008. Unbelievable in my mind.
Share your comments and thoughts on any of the pages that you see and if you will consider altering what you are doing based upon what you see in the survey.
Any buyers or sellers that happen to read this posting, I also welcome your comments about Realtors, Lender or other Real Estate Professions.