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The housing market is still feeling the effects of a slow economy of course so what does it take to get your house sold.
When your neighbors isn't selling Shannon Bream joins us now what part do have our special report on housing crisis I -- Hi Martha well it is a very tricky market -- the realtors -- stuck around during this time have become experts at trying to get homes moving.
You know the number of realtors and their earnings peaked in 2007 there's been a lot of attrition since then we talked to Paul bishop of the National Association of Realtors.
He sets for those -- been able to hold on it's been a rough ride.
What's been really tough for a lot of realtors because -- You know there's been working just as hard sometimes harder.
In the case of working with -- Sellers who were under water distress transaction takes a lot of work to do that -- are working just as hard or harder than they did before him.
And not earning as much.
I think it's been tricky for both realtors and buyers alike he -- federal regulations primarily under the Dodd-Frank bill -- it taking -- Wall Street and reforming things there.
It's been a lot tougher for folks to get appraisals and financing so that's added a new challenges well Martha.
So -- clients who are tennis other house -- -- realtors helping them to sort of move that ball off.
Well they say it takes a lot of old fashioned hard work gone are the days for used to sit around and wait for the phone to ring -- bidding war to break out over house.
And now realtors like Beverly Langley who we talked to said.
-- you've got to do everything and anything you can't here's a bit of what she told us.
I'm still doing the old fashioned stuff I'm calling.
Expired listings every day I'm calling for sale -- owners every gang.
I'm looking for buyers everyday so I'm really the old fashion.
Call on the phone person still.
But we're doing everything.
That we -- to do.
One thing that she and other realtors told us is working is leveraging social media tweeting using the Internet of course for listings they've been on for years but they say now.
-- -- gotta be flexible willing to meet with clients virtually willing to meet up at a copy shop.
-- you can do business anywhere these realtors say if you have a strong web presence in -- -- -- -- -- house out there -- can drive traffic to that house Martha got -- better than that about it chant thank you very much set for more on our special shattered dreams are housing series.
Head on -- foxnews.com slash shattered dreams and -- -- Be sure to tune in for part three.
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