I wanted to show you how to make graphs by exporting current and historic MLS data. Sounds exciting, right? I used a screencast below to give a brief tutorial. I show some examples of graphs in the beginning of the video, but you can also click market trends to scroll through more.
Why does this matter? Knowing how to work with numbers is very powerful. Making graphs can help you understand the market more deeply and assist clients to see what you are seeing. Both agents and appraisers can visually show things like a decade of sales in a particular neighborhood, all sales of a certain size or bedroom count, or even compare multiple tiers of data in a neighborhood (as I show you in the second tutorial below). This can be very convincing to quickly illustrate value trends and even help establish a list price (plus it makes you look smart in the eyes of your clients). You may want to check out a beginner’s tutorial I did for making scatter graphs in MLS and download Gnumeric for free here.
Tea or Lunch: If you’re an agent and want to sit down in person, just buy me a tea or lunch and I’m glad to teach you how to do this.
Tutorial on how to use new and old data in MLS (watch below or here):
Tutorial on how to use multiple segments of data: (view below or here – examples include REO vs Traditional Sales, 2-bed vs. 3-bed, model match sales vs. entire neighborhood, etc…)
How might making graphs be relevant for your business?
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