Realtors Exhibit Cautious Optimism for Housing's Future

At the 2010 Realtors Conference & Expo in New Orleans last week, real estate professionals were cautiously optimistic about the current and future state of the industry.

“The spike up and down in the housing market wasn’t normal, so we shouldn’t be measuring ourselves against it,” said Margaret Kelly, CEO of RE/MAX and panelist on the State of the Real Estate Industry forum. “To be successful in the current housing market, real estate professionals need to educate themselves about buying and selling distressed properties and working with investor buyers, who are a significant part of the market.”

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