Daily Housing Reports Without The Normal "Spin"

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Real Estate Agent with Joe Manausa Real Estate 8508880888

REALTOR In Tallahassee ImageEvery month, we see new housing reports that are issued first by the National Association of REALTORS®, then by the Florida Association of REALTORS®, and finally by any local REALTORS® who actually pay attention to market reporting.

The one thing all of these seem to have in common is a consistent “spin.” Somebody at the National Association of REALTORS® determines the best light in which to report the data, then we see a parroting affect all the way down the food chain until somebody locally can announce “now is the time to buy!”

Three years ago, I was one of those local REALTORS®, echoing the housing reports from on high. I figured the information would be received by a thankful reading audience, but I was wrong. I was very wrong.

Most of the readers of my early blogs were quick to point out that I was just passing the buck, reporting good news whenever it could be found, otherwise not reporting any real statistics at all. After receiving enough of this great feedback, I decided to make a commitment to providing current and accurate housing reports, whether they were positive or negative.

A Commitment To Fresh Housing Reports

Picture of Twitter and Real EstateSo I have now made a new commitment to providing the freshest, unbiased housing reports that can be found on the internet. I am so committed to this that I even use the moniker of HousingReporter on Twitter (follow me if you haven’t already).

The Tallahassee Housing Report is now updated daily, with each new day bringing a short housing report with a real estate graph and analysis. The following list shows the most recent reports, are you checking them out?

So, what do you think? Enough housing reports to keep you in the loop? Let me know with feedback in the comments section, thank you.

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Vickie Osoria
Keller Williams Realty - Leland, NC

Very information and easy to follow reporting method.  Thanks for sharing.

February 16, 2010 06:13 AM #1
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Joe Manausa
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Thank you Vickie. I'm curious to measure the traffic to these pages to see how well they are received.

February 16, 2010 06:21 AM #2
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

This is good information for consumers . Good luck in 2010. Hope consumers will read these reports.

February 16, 2010 06:29 AM #3
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Joe Manausa
Joe Manausa Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Thank you Gita, and have a great 2010 too!

February 16, 2010 06:34 AM #4
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TERRY DRISCOLL
MAINE HOME REALTY - Bath, ME
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Joe, what product do you use to produce those graphs with the comment "clouds?"  Don't believe I've ever seen graphs quite like what you've got there - they are very clever. 

February 16, 2010 07:41 AM #5
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO

Joe

Thanks for sharing your insight on the housing market.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

February 16, 2010 08:59 AM #6
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Kevin J. May
Hobe Sound, FL

Good Morning Joe, I had not seen your Real Estate Depreciation report previously and like the concept.  I'm going to put one together here and see how it pans out.  Thanks!

February 16, 2010 09:01 AM #7
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Joe Manausa
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Tallahassee Real Estate

Hey Terry, I use MS Excel for all the graphs. Very flexible program.

February 16, 2010 03:05 PM #8
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Joe Manausa
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Hey Lou, thanks. Good luck to you too.

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Joe Manausa
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Let me know when you do Kevin, I'll check it out. It's a great visual to get sellers to understand that prices are dropping.

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