A recent survey study of 1,800 real estate agents by Seattle-based ActiveRain revealed that real estate agents expect that in 2012 the housing market will reach bottom and begin to rebound.
While most of the real estate agents surveyed said they expect real estate values, transactions and the local economy to stay flat or rise from 2011 levels, sixty percent anticipate the volume of real estate transactions will climb slightly.
The survey also shows that the real estate agents polled expect the Fort Myers, FF., area; Austin, Texas; Boise, Idaho; and San Antonio to be among the top-performing 2012 real estate markets.
10 top-performing real estate markets in 2012
1. Fort Myers-Naples, FL
2. Austin, TX
3. Boise, ID
4. San Antonio, TX
5. Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL
6. Denver, CO
7. Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
8. Nashville, TN
9. Houston, TX
10. Salt Lake City, UT
Source: ActiveRain survey of 1,800 real estate professionals.