Branding yourself as an expert is critical. It can be difficult to stay up to date on the latest news and trends but you owe it to your clients to BE the expert in your area. Clients expect this and will give you more referrals if you wowed them with your area and industry knowledge.
I am constantly preaching about the benefits of staying organized. Anything you do more than once deserves a check list and this includes your consumption of news and education on trends. Staying organized with everything you do helps you accomplish more in less time.
I recommend keeping a "punch list" of your news and trend resources. You can quickly go through it and make sure you are on top of our constantly evolving industry.
Here are so me of my favorite news and trend resources ~
ActiveRain is my favorite "searchable" database of everything relevant in our industry. If I have a topic where I need to see the latest real life conversations, this is where I go. ActiveRain has never failed me in returning some excellent content provided by real people who are active in the market.
Housing Matrix Our group keeps an eye on the latest news and trends. We gather top news from several resources into one easy to read news feed focused on top news, market news, technology news, and other news. This is the place to get up to date quickly on those busy days.
Inman News Where Real Estate & Technology Connect
Realty Times Real Estate News & Advice
Mortgage News Daily Mortgage & Real Estate News
WVMLS Statistics Visit your local MLS statistics monthly to stay educated on your market
Realty Trac Trend Center Provides trends on foreclosures, market view, sales trends and more
CyberHomes View trends on home values, homes for sale, distressed homes, neighborhoods + industry news
Contact Me To order a custom Residential Transaction Study. This is an information-rich market analysis branded with your photo and contact information. All sales are represented including various MLS and FSBO. We can zero in on very custom areas for an in-depth analysis of the trends.
Where do YOU go for news? Please share! We're always looking for the best resources for news and trends.