The beginning of a new year is a time to look ahead.

Personally, it’s a good time to start new habits and create resolutions. Professionally, it’s a great time to think ahead and create a sound business plan that will help you achieve your goals.

It’s also the time of year when some prefer to look back. After all, year-in-review articles and podcasts are always popular.

Many MLSs or associations that subscribe to FastStats receive an Annual Report, which is a summary of housing trends that sheds light on a local market’s 2018 performance versus previous years.

For agents in MLSs or associations that don’t subscribe to FastStats or receive an annual report, you can create your own real estate year in review with InfoSparks to share with your clients, sphere of influence and others in the area where you typically prospect.

Within InfoSparks, you can choose from 8-12 different metrics, depending on which are offered by your MLS or association. From there, you can choose to highlight whichever metrics you prefer and zero in on other variables, such as number of bedrooms, size, etc.

You can also compare different geographies within the same chart or have separate charts for each specific geography.

Once the latest MLS data is uploaded (nightly for InfoSparks), you can also utilize bar charts and display information using the Year to Date option.

Whichever way you choose to present your selected housing metrics, you’ll be able to show the last years’ worth of local market history.

Creating your own real estate year in review with InfoSparks can not only be very beneficial for current and potential clients, but also for other prospecting purposes.

Combining your data-backed year in review with your experience and real estate expertise gives you the opportunity to talk about what 2018 looked like and what the trends point toward for 2019.

Do you have the market statistics you need at your fingertips?

If you’re a real estate professional and belong to an MLS that subscribes* to MarketStats by ShowingTime, you already have access to useful reports and charts for every situation.

For MLS and association staff who need to quickly generate reports and charts that summarize local market activity, MarketStats by ShowingTime can help. Contact us for more information.

*MLSs and associations subscribe to MarketStats by ShowingTime to provide ready-made statistical tools for members. MarketStats is currently sold only to MLSs or associations.