How to Understand the Real Estate Market

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Arizona Resource Realty BR518926000

Top-earning real estate agents have one thing in common – they know their local real estate market. Ask them any questions about the area, and they can answer it – or at least they know where to go to find the answer. If you want to make it in real estate you have to know the ins-and-outs of the local market place. Including the following:

 Basic factors, forces and principles that shape the area economy.
 To obtain marketplace data, to ensure you have the most current information at your fingertips.
 How to use that knowledge to benefit the client.

There are different factors or elements that will help you understand the real estate market, below are the details.

1. Employment
Individuals live where there are jobs, because employment is how people afford the cost of their homes. When an area experiences an increase in employment, there will normally be an increase in the amount of individuals moving to that specific area, which will drastically enhance the local real estate market. The reason for the employment hike might be different, but overall increase employment causes the real estate market to boom. Meaning when an area experiences a gigantic increase in employment the real estate market will rise, because more people will be moving to that specific area. On the opposite side, you have areas that have suffered massive layoffs. You always have to find right information.

2. Supply
Supply is the number of houses available to be purchased or units accessible on the market at this moment in your area. The run of the mill benchmark for this is six months which is the thing that investors consider a solid market. On the off chance that there is less than six months’ worth of supply of houses, then that means there is a potential shortage, which could raise demand and possibly raise prices.

3. Affordability
The last and essential element of understanding the real estate market is affordability. You have to know the local’s capacity to bear the cost of the homes. You could live in an absolute paradise yet in the event that individuals can’t bear the cost of the homes there is an issue. Affordability has three components: house price, interest rates and household incomes.

In other words, you have to become a local market expert. When you are new to the game, which may sound discouraging. But if you put time and effort into truly understanding your local real estate market you can significantly improve our chances of success.


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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Good morning Tamra. And most thinks a real estate license is a ticket to easy money! Thaink again, I say! Enjoy your day!

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