Inman News asked readers to share their expectations for real estate’s top issues and trends in 2012, and to find out what tops their wish lists and to-do lists in the year ahead.
The following is a collection of some of the submissions received. If you’d like to share your thoughts, fill out a brief online form at this link: http://www.inman.com/news/2011/12/15/2012-real-estate-trends-resolutions-and-wish-lists.
What are the top items on your real estate wish list for 2012?
1. Jobs, jobs, jobs. You can’t revive housing without jobs. Some say real estate will create jobs, but that is (putting the) cart before the horse.
2. Implementation of true data standards, and a movement toward global apps development.
What are your top New Year’s resolutions for real estate in 2012?
Continue to identify and implement additional "public service" apps that assist brokers, agents and consumers. More direct involvement with brokers within our multiple listing service: What can we do to make things better?
What do you expect to be the top trends and hottest issues in real estate in 2012?
Brokers taking back control of their listings, limiting their syndication of listings, and trying to drive people to their websites instead of third-party sites. MLSs will get involved in assisting them with self-syndication.
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED)