Monday, October 13, 2014

Update: Real Estate Agent Boom and Bust

by Calculated Risk on 10/13/2014 02:15:00 PM

Way back in 2005, I posted a graph of the Real Estate Agent Boom. Here is another update to the graph.

The graph shows 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).

The number of salesperson's licenses is off 33.5% from the peak, and may be flattening out (still down 1.5% year-over-year). The number of salesperson's licenses has fallen to March 2004 levels.

Brokers' licenses are only off 9.9% from the peak and have only fallen to mid-2006 levels, but are still slowly declining (down 1.7% year-over-year).

California Real Estate Licensees Click on graph for larger image.

So far there is no sign of a pickup in real estate agents!