Economists' Outlook

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2013 Firm Survey: Future Outlook of Firms

  • Forty-five percent of firms reported they are actively recruiting sales agents in 2013.
  • Seven in ten firms expect profitability (net income) from all real estate activities to increase in the next two years.
  • Two-thirds of firms do have the expectation that competition will increase in the next two years from marketplace and non-traditional marketplace participants.
  • Profitability, local or regional economic conditions, keeping up with technology, and maintaining sufficient inventory are among the biggest challenges cited for firms in the next two years.
  • For more on the 2013 Firm Survey, click here.

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