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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Great question. For me, after 24 years in this industry:
The only "I" that can affect me is Indecision. None of the above have any affect on my goals, activities or energy.

Decide to create your own energy flow, your own economy and your own results and none of your 3 listed I's stand a chance. 

I've sold houses in recessions, pandemics, catastrophic crashes of the market, booms, sellers' markets, buyers' markets and flat markets. I've sold happy, sad, divorced, remarried, sick, and healthy. Sales happen where energy flows!


Jan 27, 2023 07:04 AM
Shayne Stone
HomeSmart - Fulshear, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor" RETIRED

To me it's none of those I's, for me it's Individualism as well as what Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets  said Indecision which somewhat coincide.


The time to Purchase or Sell should always be based on one's Needs and not their Wants!

Jan 27, 2023 07:39 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

location inventory can be a problem that when something comes up in a coveted area, it is expensive & goes quickly. Great for seller not so much for buyers & investors. As to rates, it has a braking effect on a certain target group, but the main players cannot be stopped as owning is the preferred position today and selling for top dollar right behind it. Real Estate never sleeps. Ponder that

Jan 27, 2023 07:21 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services


Simply stated. 

None of the Above! 

 I am in alignment with Mr.

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets 

Let it Flow. Let it Flow. Let it Flow.

Jan 27, 2023 08:24 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Interest rates are the big deal these days. Fewer home on the market due to sellers reluctance to accept that prices are in a slump. Fewer purchases due to the cost of financing.

Is inflation the cause? Inflation affects the broad economy and not just real estate.

Jan 27, 2023 07:23 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

None of these are affecting me or my life.

Jan 27, 2023 11:06 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

All 3 affect the industry but consumers will still buy in any market. 

Jan 27, 2023 10:47 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Interest rates are what buyers think is bad right now but there are ways to get them down


Jan 27, 2023 10:11 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

All three play a role ... however, having said that if a buyer wants and/or needs to buy they will and nothing will hold them back. IMHO

Jan 27, 2023 09:49 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Out of the three; I would say Inventory. In our market place a healthy normal market is about 1,300 active resale listings. Currently when you remove new construction our active inventory in MLS is below 400.

Jan 27, 2023 09:39 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Being I am retired from RE it has to be inflation William Piotrowski . That being said I do remote loan closings and the high rates are killing that business.

Jan 27, 2023 08:08 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The "I" salad is a distraction to my business plan, so I ignore them and move on.

Jan 28, 2023 04:00 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

The only "I" that ever gets in my way of my success is named Bob.

Jan 27, 2023 11:08 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Inventory is impacting my clients the most but, none of the above are impacting ME...other than which of the topics I address when educating my clients! 

Jan 27, 2023 08:25 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

You left out the Season.  Seasonally homes sales drop of and pick up around Easter.  This hopefully happens again this year.

Feb 02, 2023 04:55 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Interest rates are still manageable, especially mortgage rates, although buyers are either goaded into buying now to avoid higher rates or are scared away, fearing those rates. By manageable I mean finding better terms. For example, I just did a car loan at the highest rate offered, but stretched over 82 months, so the monthly payments are "normal" and the loan can be refinanced when rates go down. Housing inventory is low, but that can be helpful for those that actually have homes on the market, if the property is not overpriced. Overpriced homes are the main inflation items; for most the rest is still not overly noticeable, especially when gas prices go down. What hits me the most usually is my heating oil bill, but we've had a mild winter in the northeast and we burn our own wood in our fireplace that has a wood-burning insert. 

Jan 28, 2023 09:56 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

Thin inventory is the biggest issue in my market currently.  We still have droves of buyers looking for the right house.  Sellers with 3% interest rates are really interested in letting that go right now.

Jan 28, 2023 09:21 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Since I am retired, inflation is affecting me the most. I thank God I don't have to live on SS or my stock earnings at this point.

Jan 28, 2023 08:50 AM