Just read Sunday’s real estate section in a Chicago newspaper; in particular a column by Mary Umberger. According to the article The Minnesota Association of Realtors has suggested its time for many of its members to go. The logic being, times are tougher, business are getting leaner and the wannabes could be ruining it for the rest of us. " Its time for a career adjustment for many of them"
With the cooling market there are far to many agents chasing to few leads. With fewer then 50% of the 24,000 agents having 2 or less transactions a year according to the article. Suggestions to reduce the number involved tougher testing standards, more education, the requirement of an apprenticeship program until an agent has a certain amount of experience. The new standards would only apply to new agents but is considered a good start.
The same can be said about the inspection business but I’m curious how you feel about this if applied to the HI business.