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5 tips to upgrade your real estate skill set in 2012

Key in on data rights, bringing online successes to real world

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Hopefully you can stop worrying about enough stuff from last year that you'll have room to try on some new skills in the year ahead. Here is a list of skills you might want to consider adding to make 2012 a better year. These are all areas that you can explore in the coming months. It's not like you need to master any of them right away. But beginning to work on them, and understanding the key issues, will help make 2012 go a little smoother, make your conversations with vendors and partners a little smarter, and will help you improve your business. 1. Analytics I had to start with this, of course. If you haven't yet started to understand how people find you online -- and what they do online after they find you -- then now is a good time to start. If you are already good with that level of analytics, then it's time to start discovering what is useful and what is not useful about social analytics tools, location-specific analytics, and text analytics. The reason you're g...