How To Make Market Graphs For Your Blog

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Real Estate Agent with Joe Manausa Real Estate 8508880888

This is long over due. Ever since I posted a blog on how to use Microsoft Excel to create market graphs, I have been thinking about doing an instructional video for Active Rain members. Finally, I have it posted!

If you have been wondering if you could be posting useful charts and graphs in a real estate blog, you can! Here is all you need to know about creating simple charts using Microsoft Excel. Watch the video and let me know what you think!

If you would like to see examples of real estate market graphs or if you want some ideas for market report schedules, please drop on by.

How To Create Real Estate Market Graphs





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Joe Manausa
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I'm glad you found it (and liked it) Jo!

January 11, 2009 02:16 PM #54
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Kevin McGinnis
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This is what I was looking for, thanks for your time in putting together the tutorial!  One (unrelated) question - would you mind sharing how you made/where you got the "buttons" at the bottom of your post (with link to your market reports, etc.)  I've googed 'custom buttons', etc but don't see anything.  Thanks!

January 13, 2009 12:14 PM #55
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Joe Manausa
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Thank Kevin. I find that making something in MS Powerpoint and then doing a screen capture to convert it to a .jpg or .gif file is the easiest way to make buttons.

January 13, 2009 12:27 PM #56
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Kevin McGinnis
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Joe - Thanks for the suggestion! I hadn't thought about that solution. Great idea.

January 14, 2009 09:36 PM #57
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Joe Manausa
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No problem Kevin. There are probably other great ways, this one just is simple.

January 15, 2009 05:03 AM #58
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Mike Andruff
RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside - Vancouver, BC

Hi Joe,

Your blog was one of my first learning experiences on Active Rain, and it made an impact on me. I relly enjoyed it. Here is how I recently employed some of the techniques you discussed on screen saving.:http://activerain.com/blogsview/910639/How-productive-is-your-BLOG-in-driving-traffic-to-your-website

Best regards,

Mike Andruff

February 01, 2009 12:41 AM #59
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Joe Manausa
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Thank you Mike. I went and checked out your blog and your results are outstanding. Keep up the great work!

February 01, 2009 06:47 AM #60
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Emmaniece Gordon
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This one will take me a few tries to master.
February 06, 2009 06:08 PM #61
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Joe Manausa
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Thank Emmaniece, but one you master these skills you'll use them all the time.

February 07, 2009 06:18 AM #62
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Fleming Island, FL
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Joe, thank you for sending the link to this tutorial. Frank and I just watched it. What camera did you use? We are going to start doing videos this year and trying to decide what camera to use. Please, let us know if you're ever over this way, we'd love to meet you!

February 07, 2009 10:33 AM #63
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Will do Sharon. I used camtasia (software, no camera required). It does a live screen capture that you can "do and record" at the same time.

February 07, 2009 02:23 PM #64
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Raj Khurana
RE/MAX R.E. (Mountain View) - Calgary, AB
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Excellent tutorial I need to figure out how I can retrieve the info from my MLS though.

February 20, 2009 10:22 PM #65
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Joe Manausa
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Raj, you might be able to buy it from a third-party as well. Good luck!

February 21, 2009 09:59 AM #66
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Cheryl Ritchie
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I am researching how to do Excel Charts and Graphs for my Market Reports. Thanks for doing the video. I am listening to it right now.

April 24, 2010 06:19 PM #67
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Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
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Which program did you use to do the tutorial on the Excel graphs? I need to listen again but this was great. Would Snagit also work for screen capture of the graph to then move to the blog?

April 24, 2010 06:30 PM #68
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Joe Manausa
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I'm glad it helped Cheryl. Yes, snagit is fine. I wrote this blog 2 years ago... I now use the built-in snipping tool that comes with Windows 7.

 

For the video, I used Camtasia.

April 24, 2010 06:35 PM #69
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Yvette Chisholm
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Rockville, MD
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This is great!  Thanks so much for your help...just what I was looking for!

August 25, 2011 09:52 AM #70
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Joe Manausa
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I'm glad it helped Yvette, and you've demonstrated that even 3 year old blog posts get traffic! Thank you.

August 26, 2011 05:55 AM #71
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C. Lloyd McKenzie
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Hi Joe,

Just watched your Video for the first time.  I have decided that it is imperative that I post market reports.  I will definitely be watching your video again.  I will also checkout the other pointers that you provide about Market Reports.  Thank You for Sharing.  I will definitely start tinkering with EXCEL.

September 03, 2011 11:01 PM #72
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Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
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...4 years later... Joe, a friend of mine sent this link to me so I could start making graphs for market reports. Thanks for putting it together, even if it was a long, long time ago. Are there any updates you'd make in todays world?

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