Everyone has an opinion about the 2020 presidential election — including real estate agents. HomeLight asked 1,157 of their top agents how they thought the election would affect the housing market.
Here are some of the findings:
• Real estate agents are optimistic about the housing market. 23% of agents say the housing market will stay strong regardless of who is elected, President Donald Trump or Vice President Joe Biden. 31% say election results will have no impact on the housing market.
• Agents believe one candidate is best for the housing market. 52% of agents say a second term for Trump in the 2020 presidential election would have been the best choice for housing; just 8% of agents say the housing market would benefit from a Biden presidency.
• Some legislative issues affect real estate more than others. 27% of agents say access to affordable housing is the top concern; 25% say homeownership tax breaks and incentives; 9.8% say diversity, fair housing and racial equality in real estate; 9.7% say mortgage and foreclosure relief; and 6.7% say financial and