Stefan Swanepoel Does It Again With His 2008 Top 10 Real Estate Trends - A Must Read
This morning, UPS delivered to my door, arguably the most influential annual publication in the Real Estate Industry. Stefan Swanepoel had sent me 2008’s look at the Top 10 Real Estate Trends, hot off the press.
Since 1997, Swanepoel has been producing this intriguing report, mapping out what real estate professionals need to be recognizing as major factors that shape the industry in which they aim to strive.
The 2008 report illustrates the maturation of last years ground breaking trends such as blogging, social networking, and online communities. But just as interesting, he brings light to the fact that there has been a mostly national shift in the market, and just what needs to be considered to ride on with this change:
[Those in the industry] “will have to readjust their DNA and understand that transformation has become mandatory if they wish to be part of the winning side of the industry's constant evolution.”
We’re happy to say that we made his list of preferred blogs to read, along with some of the usual suspects and a couple of gems you may not be familiar with:
1000 Watt Blog
Future of Real Estate Marketing
Real Estate Blog Lab
3 Oceans Real Estate Blog
Real Estate Competition and the Law
Transparent Real Estate
The reason I take the time to mention this report is that it is actually an enjoyable read for anyone in the Real Estate Industry. I’m not joking. I remember last year, getting the report and thinking: boring. But then I flipped through it, looking for what Stefan had to say about the emergence of real estate blogging, and found myself unable to put it down. I read the whole thing in one sitting. This year has that same feeling; it needs to be consumed.
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