Monday, February 18, 2013
Number of California Real Estate Licensees Continues Trend
And the trend is downward.
If you will remember, we wrote about the declining number of California real estate licensees in January of 2012, covering data through October of 2011: Number of Real Estate Agents Continues to Decline
Now we can add another year into the statistics, and even bring the data up-to-date with the most recent month available (December, 2012) from the California Department of Real Estate:
Month, Year Number of "salesperson" licensees
December, 2012 274,563
October, 2012 276,639
October, 2011 291,623
October, 2010 322,009
October, 2009 356,199
October, 2008 383,118
October, 2007 398,176
October, 2006 376,561
October, 2005 336,827
It will be interesting to watch the trend - as the real estate market picks up will we see an upturn in the number of licensees? Those of us who have been in the business - and this IS our business - just "roll with the punches" in any real estate market. We're here for the "long haul."
Wishing everyone a happy President's Day!