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4,505,696
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

It depends on what you mean by real estate "industry." Different sources for different aspects.

Dec 19, 2016 04:16 AM
Rainmaker
2,692,834
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I read 5 newspapers a day, various mags and know my neighborhood and what others are doing...All this and more keeps me current

Dec 19, 2016 12:34 PM
Ambassador
1,906,630
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

General industry news: NAR & Inman.  I also like KCM
Local statistics: Pacific Appraisal monthly Real Estate SNAPSHOT report
My blogging topics: My head and the AR Q&A section

Dec 19, 2016 06:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,431,861
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Here, the state association, various industry blogs.

Dec 19, 2016 10:23 AM
Rainmaker
4,362,208
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Active Rain

Our state real estate commission

Our state association

Dec 19, 2016 07:16 AM
Ambassador
2,609,588
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Not Inman.

Not NAR.

Not Zillow.

   I have several Twitter Lists, including Real Estate and Mortgage and Title

   Plus skim-reading the financial papers, and about a dozen real estate websites.

Dec 19, 2016 07:13 AM
Ambassador
3,724,177
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Inman, Inman and Inman

Dec 19, 2016 07:05 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers I don't know if I can think of three unbiased sources.

Dec 19, 2016 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
4,579,620
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The Rain, NAHB, Crain's Chicago Business, NREI, and Curbed Chicago come to mind quickly!

Dec 19, 2016 06:22 AM
Rainmaker
3,386,578
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I think most knowledge of news and trends comes from doing not just reading. Most news sources only report trends after they happen. A bpo agent can see market trends go up or down as it happens. Loan officers, under wrtters can relay mortgage trends, issues or tips. Inman , Nar, Zillow and others at times, seem to be more promotional promoting a service that they state is a trend but a glorified commercial. 

Dec 19, 2016 05:50 AM
Rainmaker
946,423
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Depends what I want to find - I use many, many sites for information including this one

Dec 19, 2016 05:49 AM
Rainmaker
7,052,178
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Email, newspapers and ActiveRain.

Dec 19, 2016 04:43 AM
Rainmaker
1,361,645
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
  • CRS/SDAR/CAR/NAR/Inman daily emails & websites.
  • ActiveRain members like Jason E. Gordon and Buffini & Company  
  • The ActiveRain Podcast & The Daily Show on the National Real Estate Post

 

Dec 19, 2016 04:21 AM
Rainmaker
985,363
Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

I use, read Inman, NAR and Active Rain, not necessarily in that order.

Dec 19, 2016 04:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,559,728
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

For me: this blog platform, C.A.R. website, and local board news and updates. 

Dec 20, 2016 12:14 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

My email inbox generally has all the latest news.

Dec 19, 2016 07:32 PM
Rainmaker
4,799,732
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

The National News, Local News, Stock Market.

Dec 19, 2016 05:04 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

What criteria should be used to select "top 3"?

Dec 19, 2016 03:41 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I focus on my local area and local news for a daily update...beyond that, national news and a financial picture each day....

Dec 19, 2016 03:40 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - for me, ActiveRain, KW Blogs and Inman.

Dec 19, 2016 03:13 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Inman is a good one and RIS Media. I also like my newsletter from my association.

Dec 19, 2016 02:46 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

We read our little free local paper for local real estate information and especially any rules going before the city that may affect property values, etc. We like to read our local realtor board postings, blogs, etc and their market reports, the international division and the realtor party information for our local board and the Miami board. I also keep up with NAHREP and AREAA notices and blogs, etc. 

Dec 19, 2016 02:04 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Active Rain and our assosciations

Dec 19, 2016 01:52 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

The Land of Oz and the Grand Internet Highway can and will lead to relevant, reliable information about real estate and anything and everything. 

Dec 19, 2016 01:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

ActiveRain, Inman and attending state meetings. 

Dec 19, 2016 01:24 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Depends on what I want and need but certainly Inman, NAR, CRS. I'd have to include KCM, too

Dec 19, 2016 10:27 AM
Rainmaker
864,358
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

KCM ( Keeping Matters Current) comes into mind.

Dec 19, 2016 09:24 AM
Rainmaker
4,347,548
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Inman News

Nar

CRS

Dec 19, 2016 09:20 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 I use Inman news, ActiveRain, and my brokerage for my information about our industry .....

Dec 19, 2016 09:16 AM
Rainmaker
1,708,245
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Books but not just about real estate, Flipboard, and Google search.

Dec 19, 2016 08:08 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

NAR

Dec 19, 2016 07:01 AM
Rainmaker
610,260
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

NAR, Central Oregon MLS, Oregon Assoication of Realtors.

Dec 19, 2016 06:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,673,215
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

The MLS, Financial news on the web, here in the Rain.

Dec 19, 2016 06:18 AM
Rainmaker
2,055,099
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

me,myself and I  ?????

Dec 19, 2016 06:16 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"..about the real estate industry.."

In my interpretation, that means social trends and predictive analytics.

Fortune, WSJ and Architectural Digest.

However, within the identified industry, critial reading is esesntial.

Example from the methodology section a report from the darkside: "Anyone identified via digital fingerprinting, speeders, and those who failed a given number of quality control checks within the survey were not counted as completes."  Within this sentence are clues regarding associations determined by digital chips enabling a 'smart' method of determining intent. This statement is more relevant about the real estate industry than the content of the report.

What will I do? Go to my DOD associates and find out what the darkside is doing, why this may be beneficial, determine how I can leverage their efforts and keep paying attention.

What you get from the real estate industry are rewarmed, regurgitated pablum that keeps agents doing what they have always been doing.

Dec 19, 2016 06:06 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I reas Inman, NAR and AAR web site

Dec 19, 2016 06:04 AM
Rainmaker
4,400,764
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

It does depend on what I'm looking for but I read a variety of sources: NAR, Texas Realtor, MLS, Active Rain, Inman News, Texas A& M Research and I follow several local economists, local lenders and make sure I attend any relevant seminars offered on Real Estate in Texas..I'm interested in keeping up locally since real estate varies across the nation.

Dec 19, 2016 05:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,768,146
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

DS News, Inman (not very informative), AR, KCM, CoreLogic, my MLS, IL Assn of Realtors, notice not NAR. Tom Ferry, Mike Ferry, Buffini, Realty Times.

Dec 19, 2016 04:46 AM
Rainmaker
5,338,311
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

MLS, our Association, inspection emails, Inman and many other publications.

Dec 21, 2016 07:10 AM