Tips to Assess and Evaluate the Real Estate Market in Your Area

Posted on Apr 7 2017 - 11:27am by Mikkie Mills

buy or sellThe real estate industry constantly stays in a dynamic state and undergoes fluctuation throughout the year. Making an assessment, evaluation and forecast of your local real estate market might be a tedious task, due to the ongoing market fluctuations. Here we share some essential tips to make a smart analysis of your local real estate market.

Observe the Pricing Trends

A fundamental approach to gain primary knowledge about your local real estate market is by observing the price trends. Acquire an accurate and firsthand knowledge about the current price trends and compare them with the price trends of the past. This will help you analyze the growth and expansion of the market in the recent decades and enable you to make an accurate forecast of the future. Note the varying degrees of prices of residential, commercial and agricultural property located in various areas and sectors within the market. This will help you get an insight into the highs and lows of the markets as well as the promising areas and sectors.

Identify the Catalysts

Once you have observed the varying price trends of different areas and the types of property available within your market, you are in a better position to look into the factors that influence the pricing fluctuation in the market. Real estate thrives on certain elements, catalysts, and macro and micro economic factors that steer the growth, development, and expansion of the market. Infrastructural development such as roads, bridges, schools, hospitals and other public facilities tend to bring an instant upsurge of market growth. Aside from that, local regulatory policies, state and regional economy, tax and interest rates, as well as market demographics play a key role in driving a real estate market.

Assess the Sales and Purchase

Keep a check on the figures of sales and purchases to analyze if your local industry is currently a buyer's or seller's market. Assess the number of houses and other property sold on a regular basis. The DoM or "Days on Market" is an effective tool to analyze the buyers’ demands and evaluate the market's capacity to deliver to their needs. Moreover, this analysis will also help figure the demands and buying trends of the future.

Find Out the Types of Property Available in Your Market

Without a sound, realistic and accurate knowledge about the types of property available in the local market, you cannot develop an accurate perspective of your real estate industry. Assess the property as per their type and category such as residential, commercial and agricultural. These main categories are further classified into secondary and tertiary classes. This analysis will enhance your real estate acumen and will also provide you with a strong grip over your local market.

Compare with Suburbs and Vicinities

Aside from a sound knowledge and grip over your local industry, it is essential to keep a check on the market state and price trends in the outskirts and adjoining vicinities. Find out the pace of infrastructural development and the eminent landmarks and public service amenities available in the outskirts and if they are likely to influence your market in the future.

Whether you are an established real estate enterprise or are planning to venture into your local real estate industry, you need to improvise your business strategy and service designs, if you want to excel in the industry. Automation is the key, and by incorporating smart software, systems, applications and securing them using remote monitoring services, you can efficiently optimize your performance and get an edge over your competitors in the market.

2 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Michelle Simpson April 13, 2017 at 3:09 am - Reply

    Informative one!

  2. Shalonne Freeman April 21, 2017 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    I will certainly apply this to my business

    Shalonne Freeman
    Ronchet Realty International

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