Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: Will Writing Market Reports Make Your Phone Ring?

Will Writing Market Reports Make Your Phone Ring?

Will Writing Market Reports Make Your Phone Ring?


Market reports in Clarksville TNMarket Reports are the part of blogging that I like the least. It feels like work and I guess that is exactly what it is. There really is no way to make them fun unless you count being able to put your own twist on them to project the future and what it holds. I do like doing that part. You see by writing these reports, I am being found by the public and my phone is ringing. The public sees me as the expert in the area and more specifically the neighborhoods I write about. It is a necessary part of any blogging schedule where you want to be recognized as the one in the know about the market.

 

The Market Reports Are Repetitive 

So what? There are only so many ways you can present the facts and the facts are what the public wants to see. They want to know if houses are selling and appreciating. They want to know about the schools and days on the market. They want to know about the HOA's and the neighborhood amenities. They want to know what is special about the area. I can tell them all about these things and I do it often and consistently. 

Regular Postings Will Get Found

Being regular about your postings is important. Hitting the topic every now and then may not prove your knowledge or establish you as the expert. It takes putting your nose to the grindstone and writing the posts regularly, selecting good titles and packing them with data. Your posts are evergreen and after you have established a good inventory of posts you will dominate. I can promise that if you are selecting areas that others are not writing about then you will be on the very top of the search list. This will open doors and make the phone ring.

It happened to me again a couple of weeks ago. A buyer was looking for a home in a particular and was having trouble finding any available for sale when driving through the neighborhood. She decided to call me since I knew the neighborhood and was the agent that came up at the top of her Internet search when keying in the neighborhood name. I became the expert to her and the fact is I do know the neighborhood very well.  

The Bottom Line

When you gather the data and put together market reports you are digesting the data and internalizing it. You know the market and it becomes part of you. Not only in your writings but in your daily conversations you can speak it and know what is going on. You can also put together your own opinions and interpretations about the trends in the neighborhood and share those. The public loves to hear what we agents are thinking thus all the questions like, what do you think interest rates will do, when is the best time to sell, and are there any good deals out there? I study and write regular Market Reports and additionally analyze the data. I enjoy giving my opinions because they are my opinions and nobody else's. 

 

Homes for sale in ClarksvilleSuck It Up and Do It


All this writing makes me educated which helps me serve my real estate clients better. It gives me confidence and expertise in the neighborhoods I study. Writing Market Reports will payoff with making the phone ring. It will not happen overnight. It may not happen this year but if you are consistent and are giving good data you will earn business you would not otherwise get. It is not my favorite thing to do but I suck it up and do it anyway. 

Will Writing Market Reports Make Your Phone Ring? 

I believe it will, over and over. It is part of my blogging plan and necessary for me to stay on top of the market and be well versed in my market area. It has helped me to become an expert in the neighborhoods I blog about. It has made my phone ring and brought me new clients which leads to more sales.

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Comment balloon 96 commentsDebbie Reynolds • February 21 2016 06:45PM

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It's like flossing.  We know it is good for us, but the process isn't much fun.  Thanks for reminding us that they do work!

Posted by Joan Dickie, Keller Williams Premier Realty (Keller Williams Premier Realty) almost 3 years ago

I don't like flossing much either, Joan but love the feeling afterwards.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 3 years ago

Debbie Reynolds It's been about 4+ years since I am writing about few markets - and usually, there are about 200+ views on each of my 7 reports EVERY WEEK!

That means 6,000 views of my market reports every month!

And  yes, I have heard buyers saying we saw your reports somewhere (where else it can be? I post it on AR only!)

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) almost 3 years ago

That is postive proof Praful Thakkar that you are making the phone ring. Good for you.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 3 years ago

I think my market reports get me the most local consistant readership.  I've had dozens of people ask me to email them my newsletter as a result of putting a statement about wanting to get them in the future in each one.  I know they have brought me business as well.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 3 years ago

They do work Tammy Lankford. Do you enjoy writing them?

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 3 years ago

The public does like the market reports.  We may think they are boring, but the public wants to know what is happening in the real estate market.  I do believe it will make the phone ring.s

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) almost 3 years ago

Debbie, I've had the phone ring from neighborhood posts that were just short of a market report - they had information about what's for sale or various amenities.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 3 years ago

Debbie Reynolds 
Totally in agreement about not enjoying doing them. The other thing about Market Reports is that they get TONS of clicks and a small number of comments. Have a great day -Lynn

Posted by Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers (Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...) almost 3 years ago

Debbie - You are so right, and I used to be so much better about doing them.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 3 years ago

I've wondered about about writing too many of those and what it does for people or doesn't do for that matter.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 3 years ago

And I guess each has its own theory of being good or bad. Good luck in whatever market.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 3 years ago

Good morning Debbie. I can assure you, if I was in the business, I would be doing them all the time.

A well deserved feature, very well done!

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) almost 3 years ago

 Too many market reports are a change in a number and then people call it a "new post"....urgh...quality reports worth reading and well illustrated...soooo much better !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 3 years ago

Writing market reports is not fun or sexy, but it just really needs to be done. Someone needs to share their expertise!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) almost 3 years ago

Hi Debbie.  To me, one of the biggest benefits of these reports is the knowledge we gain about the current market condition and trends.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 3 years ago

So many wouldn't be writing them if they didn't make the phone ring.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 3 years ago

Definitely deserving of a feature. I agree with you that it makes the writer much smarter and will benefit in a listing presentation.  Getting a good template and putting the data in on a regular basis makes it an easier task 

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties) almost 3 years ago

Congratulations on the featured post. Thank you for the inspiration to continue to post market reports.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing:

It gives confidence and expertise in the neighborhoods we study. Writing Market Reports will payoff with making the phone ring. It will not happen overnight. It may not happen this year but if you are consistent and are giving good data you will earn business you would not otherwise get

Posted by Sham Reddy, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) almost 3 years ago

Yes, I can see how market reports can be a double win in getting found and knowing more abt the marketplace.  Smart to do ones for some of the smaller areas.

Posted by Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead (Women of Westchester Working Together) almost 3 years ago

Debbie, They're a staple of our monthly blogging efforts.  While they don't often cause our phone to ring in a way that I can directly attribute to them, we have walked into listing appointments with a copy of the applicable one and had the seller state "we've seen that already!".  So they may be more subtle, but they work.  And once we got settled in to our personal template, it doesn't take much to produce a new one.  Refresh the intro paragraph, the charts and data and capture the highlights.  The buyer advice and seller advice don't change much month to month because the big factors driving the market don't move that quickly.

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) almost 3 years ago

Congratulations on your feature recognition. This is excellent advice for ActiveRain bloggers.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) almost 3 years ago

Good morning Debbie. When you work, there are parts of the process no one likes, but they do work.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 3 years ago

Debbie Reynolds I used to do them but stopped a few years back when I was taking care of my mother.  It is the next thing on my to-do list and I have been scouting around for a format.  The graphs confuse me.  I am looking for an easy-to-read layout.  Anyone have one they're willing to share?

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) almost 3 years ago

Well said, Debbie. They are can be a challenge to keep them exciting, but they do pay dividends.

Posted by Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro (Cornerstone Business Group Inc) almost 3 years ago

Good Post - I find it boring but to some potential clients it is news and helps them adjust to the reality of the market.

Posted by Gloria Laughton Allston, GREEN, SFR (COLDWELL BANKER/PRINCETON) almost 3 years ago

I share your sentinment, Debbie. Great post.

Posted by Marzena Melby, Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty) almost 3 years ago

Good morning Debbie, I do them, we see these numbers every day, check availability and sold homes on a regular basis so to us, it may be boring, however, that's what buyers and sellers are looking for.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) almost 3 years ago

"Writing Market Reports will payoff with making the phone ring. It will not happen overnight. It may not happen this year but if you are consistent and are giving good data you will earn business you would not otherwise get."  Excellent reminder Debbie Reynolds and Re-Blog!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 3 years ago

I do a handful of different market reports each week. My phone hasn't been ringing yet but I know it will pay off in due time. 

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty) almost 3 years ago

Debbie, I do several each months, and these posts rank when you do the long tail searches.   Homeowners and potential buyers both call.  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 3 years ago

Yes, they do work, I agree Debbie. People who are looking in specific areas will call and ask questions, it's proven and I just closed a new build with a couple who did just that! Congrats on the feature, well written.

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Prado Real Estate South) almost 3 years ago

We never know what it is that's going to make our phones ring. That's why I'm constantly out there being visible on the web...

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) almost 3 years ago

Good advise Debbie-just suck it up and do it! I don't enjoy it myself.

Posted by Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida (Beachfront Realty) almost 3 years ago

Debbie having a system in place to create market reports does make it a lot easier and smoother as you know:)

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) almost 3 years ago

Being hands on is the way to go and that is what a market report says to all

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) almost 3 years ago

This is great information.  I still have some work to do on my blogging plan, but I'm confident that once I get it in place and stick with it, I'll get the results I want.  Congrats on being featured!  

Posted by Dana Tapia, Gulf Coast Real Estate Professionals (Re/Max of Orange Beach) almost 3 years ago

Debbie, I have no doubt that you do what works. And you are correct that writing market reports is work, however, it is better than a root canal.

We do what we have to do to get business.

Thanks for sharing.

Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA (Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty) almost 3 years ago

Hi Debbie - I completely agree. I write 20+ market reports every month, a real slog, but last year, about 1/3 of our business cames as a direct result of that work. It's well worth the effort.

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) almost 3 years ago

Debbie - I love numbers and actually like doing market reports. The information is often quite interesting, too and it does get attention.

Posted by Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management (Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate) almost 3 years ago

I think it works, too. In fact, last year at this time I got a call from the St. Louis Post Dispatch asking permission to use my luxury sale statistics that they found through my Active Rain blog on the topic!

Posted by Cathy Perry almost 3 years ago

Suck It Up and Do It.

 

like that phrase

Posted by Peter Mohylsky, Your Bucket List Broker Along Scenic 30A (BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE) almost 3 years ago

Ditto on this one Debbie, not my favorite thing to do.  But you give me the insights I need and I'll do it anyway!  Great post and reminder!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) almost 3 years ago

Glad that I saw your post today Debbie! I was just thinking that I should add in some market data about the neighborhoods I'm blogging about. It's a sign:)

Thank you!

Posted by Susan Feldman CRS, Real Estate Broker serving Seattle's Eastside (Keller Williams Eastside) almost 3 years ago

Always a great idea to be the "resident" expert in the areas serviced.  

My 1st broker used to do them and it seemed really helpful for the people he sent it to before he starteg blogging and then just posted it for everyone.  

I may have to start that up again myself.  ;-)

Posted by Randy Elliott, REALTOR : Lodi / Stockton, CA (RE/MAX Gold) almost 3 years ago

Debbie, this is the kick in the pants I needed to get back to blogging about my area, including market reports. Thank you. Always enjoy reading your blogs.

Posted by Ann Steinemann, REALTOR, GRI, PPS (Russell Realty,Westlake, Ohio 419-602-0339) almost 3 years ago

If my name was Debbie Reynolds, I think I'd be letting the public see it all the time, any way possible!!  Thanks for your insight!!

Posted by Bob Marsh, Broker,480-529-2936, Warm Weather Real Estate (Warm Weather Real Estate) almost 3 years ago

I write market reports every month for three key areas that I work...I should write about more areas and you've inspired me to do so!

Posted by Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes) almost 3 years ago

The bottom line is JUST DO IT!  I would love to see some examples of other's market reports ... is there a place I can go to look for them?

Posted by Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563 (1 Month Realty) almost 3 years ago

Debbie, my last listing was because of a market report.  The seller liked what I said about his community and how well I understood the values.  I hope you inspire a few more people to do it. 

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) almost 3 years ago

Lik, I know I need to do them but I don't have a template. Can you suggest some good ones we can use for examples?

Posted by Dianne Goode, Realtor/Broker (Raleigh Cary Realty) almost 3 years ago

I used to do it, so need to start back. Gives ME more knowledge if nothing else!!!

Posted by Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker, email: Travis@theSOLDman.me / cell: 334-494-7846 (Team Linda Simmons, Enterprise, AL 36330) almost 3 years ago

It's a little bit of work. So it always get put on the bottom of the to do list. Thanks for the great reminder.

Posted by Teresa K. Nelson (Windermere Real Estate/HLC) almost 3 years ago

I do think it is of value as it makes you not only look at the figures and data but you have to understand the values as well.

Posted by MaryBeth Mills Muldowney, Massachusetts Broker Owner (TradeWinds Realty Group LLC) almost 3 years ago

Debbie, what I do like about doing market reports is that it keeps me in tune with the various neighborhoods whether I need the data at the moment or not.  

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) almost 3 years ago

I did my first one in Jan. My phone did not ring, but I gained a lot of confidence and knowledge. Like you I want to be the go-to agent in my market. I'm a newer agent so I'm hoping this will help me stand out!

Posted by Robin Hobbs, REALTOR (Front Gate Realty ) almost 3 years ago

Debbie

You've shared all the right reasons to be writing and sharing market reports. Who can argue with this? Those wo are not taking the time to research and write these are missing the boat...big time!

I don't like doing them particularly, but I do them every month and have for a number of years

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) almost 3 years ago

You couldn't have said it any better! Just do it!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 3 years ago

You speak the truth! Now it's time for me to get back in my routine & start doing these darn Market Reports! Thanks for the cattle prod poke reminder ... it was needed & appreciated! :)

Posted by Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, d+b Real Estate, Lake Ray Hubbard (214.422.0729 www.SamIAmHouses.com) almost 3 years ago

A well deserved feature here Debbie.  There is a reason it is called work.  Some things need be done that are boring or not looked forward to.  That is why it is called a job.  Well done Debbie.  Mark

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 almost 3 years ago

YES, YES, YES! I am sorry for screaming but you have created an excellent post Debbie and I am here to testify that it works. I have clients and sales where the people told me they found me from my market reports. 

These days it is harder than it used to be because of the dilution of the Z's T's etc but if you do not give up and keep up the work you will be rewarded.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 3 years ago

Oh yes market reports are on my 2016 goals list. I used to be diligent in posting those and need to get back on target for my key communities. I find when I'm consistent with good quality reports they do get noticed and yes I also see results. Thank you for the kick in the rear.

Posted by Teri Pacitto, Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty (Compass) almost 3 years ago

Debbie, thank you for the much needed and well deserved push in front of the obvious bus for market reports. I have avoided the torture routine for some time unless occasionally forced but plan on making it a regular part of my new blogging future.

Posted by Craig Cooper, Creating-Preserving-Growing Wealth in Real Estate (Chase International Real Estate) almost 3 years ago

Debbie, I do not do these often enough, but they truly are evergreen, I have received two calls in the past two weeks from a report I did a couple years ago and another just last night from another post I had written, this stuff really works and I need to be much more consistent

Posted by John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties (The K Company Realty) almost 3 years ago

I agree market reports have really paid off for me.  I print them for my subdivision.  I blog market reports about 2 areas.  By preparing them, I know more about these areas than most agents.  Dianne Goode when you click on Write a Blog, on the right side of the screen you will see a list of templates.

Posted by Linda Guess, Branson area real estate sales. (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO) almost 3 years ago

Linda Guess Thank you for the suggestion.   I have looked at that one and I'd like to find a presentation with more graphics and less verbiage.  

Posted by Dianne Goode, Realtor/Broker (Raleigh Cary Realty) almost 3 years ago

I still do snail mail market reports - my target is out of area owners as my area is largely a vacation home market.  I do get listings from doing the mailing and people call me telling me that they kept the report from years ago and once they decided to list, they choose me as the area expert.  While it works......snail mailings are a huge time consumer.

Posted by Carol Lynn Johnson, Residential Specialist (Re/Max Elite Realty) almost 3 years ago

I agree!  I post our board of realtors report and I also use the data from our Clerk of Court because that source uses ALL sales not just MLS and also includes New Construction sales.  Together, we have a full picture.  You can not control market swings, but you can show that you know them and how they effect your clients.

Posted by Debra B Albert, PA - Keyes Realty, Ron and Debbie 772.708.3292 (Keyes Realty Treasure Coast, 34986) almost 3 years ago

Think market reports may open the door for possible future communications. So makes it kind of a necessity.

Posted by Bill Reddington, Destin Florida Real Estate (Re/max Southern Realty) almost 3 years ago

I don't think they are boring but you have to be sure that you have a good breakup of pics vs words.

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) almost 3 years ago

Thanks for all the comments and support. I am working on changing mine up and hope it will make it easier in the future. 

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 3 years ago

Thanks Debbie for the kick in the butt!! We all need a little nudge from time to time!

Posted by Pat and Ed Okenica, Lake Oconee Ga Real Estate (RE/MAX Agents Realty Lake Oconee Ga) almost 3 years ago

Market Reports tend to be my most read post.  Thanks for the post.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) almost 3 years ago

I agree.  Market reports are of tremendous value to consumers. The reports demonstrate that we know our market and always generate interest and calls.

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) almost 3 years ago

You have made me start writing my market report instead of saying Im going to do this next month!  thank you!

Posted by Sheila Moylan Realtor, The numbers agent you can count on (United Real Estate, LLC) almost 3 years ago

I couldn't agree more Debbie. I've been doing market reports for years and because of it have become very adept at understanding the market. Yes, they give you credibility with the buyers and sellers and they also make the phone ring. That's great. Just importantly though, they make you into a more knowledgable agent so when you meet those buyers and sellers that they know right away that you're an agent who knows what their doing. 

Posted by Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices (Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268) almost 3 years ago

Debbie, thanks for the post. The people I talk to truly want to know information about their areas. Thankfully not every agent has the time or desire to do this. just saying...

Posted by Ron Aguilar, Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995 (Continental Mortgage) almost 3 years ago

I'm very consistent in my market reports, Debbie. But can't say that to-date it's generated any calls to me. But I know it pushes me to the first page of google more than once, so I suppose that's a good thing. I think of it as a credibility thing and the process of preparing the reports "forces" me to be very current on market conditions in the areas I cover.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC) almost 3 years ago

Good advice. And, it works. It's what people are looking for and it distinguishes you from the competition!

Posted by Kirsten Wolfe, Excellent Service, Superior Results (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services) almost 3 years ago

I think anything you write that shows your expertise and your market knowledge is a good thing. It all adds up in the minds of the consumer, and soon you will become that agent they just have to call. 

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) almost 3 years ago

Thank you for the reminder and the kick in the butt. Congradulations on the featured post!!!

Posted by Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters! (eXp Realty) almost 3 years ago

Nice to see this post featured - a great birthday gift, I guess, Debbie Reynolds .

And as I mentioned earlier - my market reports do make the phone ring.

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) almost 3 years ago

Thanks for the post Debbie Reynolds and sharing in..

Posted by Michael Kaim, Real Estate team serving the Cleveland Area (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty) almost 3 years ago

I believe in market reports but I have not been consistent enough! I always wonder if I should do the report on the cities that are in my service area or would it be better to choose and focus on specific subdivisions within the city? What do you think? If you narrow it down to subdivisions, and you do a lot, it would be very time consuming. There are so many small subdivisions in my area.

Posted by Kalene Bagwell, Realtor - Selling Blue Springs - Kansas City Metro (Realty Executives Of Kansas City) almost 3 years ago

Hi Debbie! Market reports are essential to really see what the market is doing. Our search website now offers a type of market report to get a glimpse of what's going on with just a few clicks. There are many types of reports that can be generated; probably shorter, 'to the point reports' will get the best reaction from readers/buyers/sellers.

Posted by Jill Winchel, We make it easy. You make it home. (Royal Shell Real Estate - Koffman & Associates ) almost 3 years ago

Great Insight. Market reports are an excellent way to set yourself apart as the go-to expert in a certain market.

Posted by Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty) almost 3 years ago

I agree, market reports are a great part of the blogging library and something I actually look forward to each Thursday (my dedicated market blogging day).

Posted by Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA, Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties (www.HugginsHomes.com) almost 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing, Very Informative Debbie Reynolds 

Posted by Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Realtor, 614-390-9243 (Key Realty) almost 3 years ago

Great advice! Thank you :o) I have been intermittent with reports and I can see how being regular with postings can make a difference!

 

Posted by Deb Espinoza, GRI, Broker, SRS,ABR ePro, SFR, CNE (Stage Presence Homes, San Diego Real Estate) almost 3 years ago

every time that I have reviewed market reports, I have found something that surprised me and I believe that they are valuable

Posted by Paddy Deighan JD PhD, Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D (TimeshareLawyers.pro) almost 3 years ago

That is an awesome article on blogging. Thank you so much for inspiring me to take a community I live in so I can become its expert. Appreciate the words of encouragement.

Posted by John Gatas, Realtor serving Erie and Niagara County of WNY (The John Gatas Team at Keller Williams Realty Buffalo Northtowns) almost 3 years ago

I'm sure it does, but there is nothing that I like less.

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) almost 3 years ago

I don't like writing them nearly as much as other topics but they do help build my business. Thank you all for the comments.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 3 years ago

Hi Debbie Reynolds - with all the comments - you hit that nerve!  As you have said and others agreed, the market reports are a very important part of our job. It helps me stay right on top of the market for the cities and communities I analyze.  I had a chat with Anna Banana Kruchten about this very topic some time ago. I like to read about other areas as well... Thanks for the post!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 2 years ago

Thanks for the reminder, Debbie Reynolds . I have been working on a standarized format that is easy to read and captures the readers' attention.

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty National) over 2 years ago

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