2013 Firm Survey: Future Outlook of Firms Posted in Did You Know, Financing & Credit, by Jessica Lautz, Managing Director, Survey Research and Communications on September 11, 2013 Forty-five percent of firms reported they are actively recruiting sales agents in 2013. Seven in ten firms expect profitability (net income) from all real estate activities to increase in the next two years. Two-thirds of firms do have the expectation that competition will increase in the next two years from marketplace and non-traditional marketplace participants. Profitability, local or regional economic conditions, keeping up with technology, and maintaining sufficient inventory are among the biggest challenges cited for firms in the next two years. For more on the 2013 Firm Survey, click here. Jessica Lautz, Managing Director, Survey Research and CommunicationsJessica Lautz is the Managing Director of Survey Research and Communications. Jessica analyzes data and writes annual studies such as the Member Profile, the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and the Commercial Member Profile.More Posts Tags:2013 Firm Survey,real estate firms Related Posts Gap in Buyer and Seller Traffic Index Persists Time for ARMs?