2 rules for learning how to read real estate markets

The numbers to learn and data sources to curate
  • Stick with the simplest things that you understand, and spread out gradually.
  • Don't try to predict the future.

Real estate brokers have two markets to think about, and they could not be more different. The housing market is inherently local. Most brokers — if they survive their first year — discover what classes of housing information are useful to them and their clients.