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Number of active Phoenix real estate agents down 34% in October

PHOENIX — The number of real estate agents selling homes in Phoenix dropped 34% from September to October.

It was worse in Mesa, where the number of active agents dropped by 40% during that same time period, according to AgentStory, a Miami, Florida-based tech firm that publishes sales profiles for real estate agents.

The company tracks a metric known as “active agents” to see how many real estate agents are selling homes in any calendar month.

In October, Scottsdale active agents were down 34%, while Arizona active agents overall were down 33%, according to AgentStory.

“Buyers are reluctant to take a 6% loan or more,” said Jonathan Cardella, co-founder and CEO of AgentStory. “Sellers don’t want to list in this environment where they know rates are so high and demand has dried up a lot. We’re seeing a lot of price reductions nationally.”

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