One of the ways that we, as real estate professionals, can distinguish ourselves from the thousands of others in our market are is by having great knowledge of our area.
For us, knowing about housing prices, what’s available and what has sold is easily accomplished through the MLS. Sad to say, it’s also available to our clients through various easily found web sites.
For us to be truly in the know we need to be able to tell our clients what it is actually like to live in the areas that we are showing to them. If we live in our market area, we probably have that information at our finger tips, but do you know the demographics of an area? Can you get to the census data quickly? Do you have historical weather information at hand? Keeping up with all the various bits of information can be daunting, so that is where today’s recommendation comes into play.
Sitegeist, a FREE app for both IOS and Android phones draws from publicly available data to present a visually appealing (think infographic style) look at:
- Age Distribution
- Political Contributions
- Average Rent
- Popular Local Spots
- Recommended Restaurants
- How People Commute
- Record Temperatures
- Housing Units Over Time
All you have to do to use the app is to let it know where you are by dropping a pin on a map. The app does the rest quickly! I’ve had some fun checking out various places that I have lived…and vacationed!
Get the IOS app here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sitegeist/id582687408?mt=8
And the Android app here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sunlightfoundation.sitegeist.android
Let me know what you think!