Who do you believe will most influence real estate sales in 2013?

  • Investors and speculators. (25%, 55 Votes)
  • Mortgage bankers and lenders. (24%, 54 Votes)
  • Buyers. (10%, 23 Votes)
  • Federal legislature (9%, 21 Votes)
  • Sellers. (9%, 20 Votes)
  • Other. (4%, 10 Votes)
  • State legislature / local government (3%, 7 Votes)
  • Credit agencies and FICO. (3%, 7 Votes)
  • Wall Street. (3%, 6 Votes)
  • Brokers and agents. (3%, 6 Votes)
  • Appraisers. (2%, 5 Votes)
  • The California Association of Realtors (CAR) and local boards (1%, 3 Votes)
  • The Department of Real Estate (DRE). (1%, 2 Votes)
  • The courts. (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Builders. (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 223

In 2012, you voted mortgage bankers and lenders would have the greatest impact on real estate sales, with buyers and investors coming in second and third. How much has the market shifted? Is the ball in someone else’s court this year?

Choose the number one influence of 2013 from the list above. If you don’t see it listed, make your own prediction in the comments section below!