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2012 Buzz Words: What's your prediction for 2012??

Each year we hear about the new "BUZZ" words for the upcoming year. Here are a few 2012 buzz words at your fingertips. Which ones do you think will stick?


General Buzz Words: Empowerment, Client-Centric, Core Competency, Eco-Fashion, Social Health, Y2012, Cultural DNA, Change fatigue


Techie Buzz Words: Ultrabooks, Phablets, SuperPhones, OLED, and NFC


Innovation Buzz Words:  Big Data, Self-Quantification, and Consumerization

Business Buzz Words:   Crowdfund/Crowdsource, Synergize, Freemium, Osmosis marketing, Digital nomads, Big Data, Knowledge Economy, Skills Transfer, Cross-platform, Authority Marketing, Social Looping, Gamification, Retail Curation, Network Virtualization, Intellectual Capital, Right-sizing, Convergence, Personal Branding, HTML5, Value-added, Consumerization, Niche, Streamlined, Incentivize, and Localization. 

2012 Color Forcasts:

Sherwin Williams Prediction


 My Predictions: skinny budget, Hyper-Local, Organic, Virtual/Virtual Desktop, Social,and Strategic Default.

I believe people are tired of the recession and all that goes with it. My prediction is we'll begin to see some changes in attitude and actions. The real change will begin after the election regardless of who wins.

I think the word "skinny" has been overused but, we'll see it for a bit longer.

Hyper-Local has just started getting traction and we'll see it for more years to come. People really want to support their local communities.

Organic doesn't just apply to Google. We've started to see a trend in eating and more people are looking at healthy alternatives. It's evident in how we say name brand seller "re-branding" themselves as a healthier alternative. We're seeing more restaurants using organic, healthy and Local foods.

With all the technology available, people are working "where they're at" creating a virtual desk or office.

The Social Trend is in full force and will continue although with some changes. I do believe people are tired of being bombarded and will become a bit choosier in which social media ads/blogs they choose to read/receive. As the market is flooded with more people getting on the social media boat, you'll have to become more creative and consistent to stay in front of the crowd.

I do think we're going to see a change in the foreclosure and short sale market. Banks are looking for ways to forgo the foreclosure process, keep homes from being vacant, and make a smoother transition. 

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Comment balloon 8 commentsCarla Freund • January 14 2012 06:35PM


I predict hard work, saving buyers and sellers gas, time, and helping them see, hear about new properties with full detail media streams that they want are more popular than ever. Less agent, broker and more local area, properties in it is the direction to put all your energies in to. Instead of crystal balls, tea leave reading and water cooler predictions. 

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 8 years ago

Andrew - Thanks for sharing! That's all great and I'm sure we'll be continuing that from 2011!

Posted by Carla Freund, Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489 (Keller Williams Preferred Realty) over 8 years ago

Carla - based on some recent web site stats it looks like 2012 will start of on a good footing ..... besides being real busy our web traffic is really up over the last month.

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Kathy - I completely agree. We've been busy as well.

Posted by Carla Freund, Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489 (Keller Williams Preferred Realty) over 8 years ago

For prospective home buyers the buzz words should be Buy Now!

Have an outstanding week!

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 8 years ago

Roy - LOL and yes, you're right. I do think BUY NOW is the Official Buzz word for prospective homebuyers. It's hard to believe it can get any better than this.

Posted by Carla Freund, Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489 (Keller Williams Preferred Realty) over 8 years ago

Hi Carla -

I am running behind but hope your January is going well and all things are positive In your world.  I look forward to seeing more of you and networking in the Rain in 2012 my friend!

Best regards from the Q

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 8 years ago

I'm still using buzz word from the 60's, 70's and 80's! LOL! I just can't keep up. I'll catch on in the 20's with these buzzwords.

Posted by Cheryl Dickson, Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector (Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector) over 8 years ago

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