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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Update: Real Estate Agent Boom and Bust

by Calculated Risk on 2/19/2013 01:40:00 PM

Way back in 2005, I posted a graph of "the Real Estate Agent Boom". I updated the graph last year The Real Estate Agent Bust .

Below is another update to the long term graph of the number of real estate licensees in California.

The number of agents peaked at the end of 2007 (housing activity peaked in 2005, and prices in 2006).

California Real Estate Licensees Click on graph for larger image.

The number of salesperson's licenses is off 31% from the peak, and is still declining. The number of salesperson's licenses has fallen to June 2004 levels.

However brokers' licenses are only off 8% and have only fallen to late 2006 levels.

Someday the number of licenses will start to increase again (probably a sign that people think they can money as an agent again), but for now the number is still declining.