Our Favorite Resources for Keeping a Pulse on Realtor Trends
If one thing is for sure in the real estate industry – it’s that the market and trends are constantly changing.
It can be difficult to stay up to date on the fluctuating home values, mortgage rates, buyer demand, seller behaviors, and the economy. The best real estate agents are the ones who prioritize learning and invest time and energy into researching the trends of the industry.
We know how important your time and energy are, so we put together these few resources to help you efficiently stay in the know of what’s happening in the real estate market. The more you know, the better so you can serve your clients through an ever-changing climate and grow your real estate business.
Find real estate groups
Building relationships with other real estate professionals in your area is a great way to stay on top of trends and have a bit of fun while you’re at it. You can find in-person groups of all types, but there are great options online, as well. Joining and engaging in Facebook groups for realtors is a simple (and free) way to connect with and learn from your peers and professional contacts.
Search for lunch and learn events for realtors in your area for a fun and informative gathering. You can network and learn from other realtors about the ins and outs of the market.
If you’re looking for a larger platform, check out The National Association of Realtors (NAR). You can find monthly updates of market research by economists of national housing and commercial stats and trends.
Listen to real estate podcasts
Podcasts are amazing resources for agents with busy schedules. Listen while you drive, get ready in the morning, exercise, or whenever. We love a tool for learning on the go for maximum efficiency. Here’s a few great real estate podcasts to get you started:
- The Best Ever Real Estate Show with Joe Fairless
- Real Estate News for Investors – Hosted by Kathy Fettke
- Real Estate Coaching Radio – Hosted by Tim and Julie Harris
Subscribe to real estate email newsletters
There are plenty of great real estate market newsletters to get your hands on. Having resources delivered right to your email inbox is a great way to learn about changing trends in your area. If you haven’t already, sign up here to receive market tips and insights from VRM Real Estate Alliance.
We’re here to help you grow your real estate business with tools and tips of the industry, and to help you better serve your community and clients.
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