Millennials, taxes, disasters: 10 predictions for 2018

Bernice Ross's outlook for next year

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Inman Connect San Francisco, Jul 16-20, 2018

Home prices are up, the stock market keeps hitting all-time highs and consumer confidence has soared. On the other hand, we’ve been rattled a year of unprecedented natural disasters, growing divisiveness and an on-going inventory shortage. What will happen in 2018? Taking a cue from Brad Inman’s top 10 predictions for 2018, here’s my take on what to expect next year. (By the way, I fancifully speculated that Trump could win the White House in September 2015, four months before Brad Inman did.) Prediction 1: WomanUP! In early 2017, the California Association of Realtors (CAR) discovered that only 14 of the top 100 brokerages in California were run by women. CAR set about remedying this situation by launching its Women’s Initiative that included its day-long WomanUP! conference this past June. Look for this initiative to become a major force in the industry during 2018 as CAR releases the white paper on its research, launches a national mentoring initiative and ho...