Sensis, owners of the 1 2 3 4 premium directory, the Yellow Pages, and a bunch of other stuff, have compared requests for real estate agents during 2007 and 2008, and found that enquiries are down 10 per cent. Associated industries are struggling as well, with calls for property valuation experts down 57 per cent and calls for mortgage brokers falling 13 per cent.
However, it’s not all bad news. When you go to the Sensis.com.au website and check out their Top Searches, you see that “Real Estate” comes in at number 3, behind “news” and “games”. Perhaps it’s not so bad for real estate agents after all.