Monday, February 19, 2007

Data Analysis Service

Agent Bubble and I have noticed a lot of blog traffic recently from real estate-oriented financial companies. We are aware of the new realities facing your industry, and we are here to help. With our unique data sets, we can:

- Provide regional background listing and sales reports using inputs you provide
- Compare your portfolio data with current market activity
- Help pinpoint possible problem loans using LTV and current comps

If you like what you see here, and think we can help your company to understand the Sacramento market better, please send an email to sacrealstats (at) blogspot (dot) com.

11 comments :

Anonymous said...

I am quite certain that you have stated this in the past, but as a relative newcomer to this excellent blog I am not aware of the source of your data and how you obtain it.
I would be grateful if you would spell this out so I can feel more sure that this information is verified and verifiable. It sure is powerful stuff.

Max said...

I would be grateful if you would spell this out so I can feel more sure that this information is verified and verifiable.

I get my data from a variety of sources, most of which are publicly available. I'd rather not go into specifics.

All of it is verifiable using other sources (Flippers In Trouble is derived from it, for example). If you have a specific test you would like me to perform, let me know.

Anonymous said...

So there's the newspaper, which tells me its data sources but doesn't tell the whole story. And there's you, who might be telling the whole story but won't reveal your sources, which are "mostly" publicly available.

Your answer is inadequate and cause for concern.

This actually sums up the entire problem of the web. We're all drowning in information now, and a lot of it is trash.

I lack insufficent knowledge to set you a specific test of your authenticity. I dearly want your information to be right. Perhaps too much.

Max said...

Believe me, I sympathize. My problem lies in the perceived proprietary nature of the data by those who generate it. If I reveal specifics, I risk my access.

I realize this is can limit my credibility, but I've tried to overcome that limitation by building a verifiable body of work over time which can be tested against more "trusted" sources.

I understand if I haven't earned your trust yet, but I'd rather have a few skeptical readers, than no readers at all.

Sittin' Out This One said...

Skeptical Anon,

Just open the Sunday paper and you can verify anything you see here. Look at the homebuilder adds, see the sales in areas by zip code, open up foreclosurestogo.com and then go drive the Sacramento area and see for yourself. With the exception of a few isolated statistical anomalies from time to time, Max hits the nail on the head every time.

AgentBubble said...

Since I'm a Realtor, my data comes straight from the MLS. If it's a field agents use to describe a house (i.e., square feet, lot size, etc) I can retreive it. I don't omit data, nor do I add to it. Pretty simple numbers really. It's how you interpret them that gives you results.

Anonymous said...

Anon,
I use these blogs to gather all my data as an investor. Not to diminsh the work of Max and others, these folks are much like newspapers in the sense that they are reporting, very specific information (and in one location). Which is really good. The underlying cause of why, when, how and how long is better assessed by other sources. I use Bruce Norris of the Norris group ( www.thenorrisgroup.com) and Robert Cambell's "timing the market" book. These folks help guide our decsion making process. If your looking for good news...you'll have to wait sometime.

~Caddis

Max said...

Not to diminsh the work of Max and others, these folks are much like newspapers in the sense that they are reporting, very specific information (and in one location).

And, I think it's fair to say we try hard not to represent ourselves as financial advisers or analysts. I see it as an issue of impartiality.

Besides, there's plenty of well-written opinion out there. Data and facts are hard to come by.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, all. I appreciate what's been said, and in what spirit.

As we say in the north:

Stay calm
Be Brave
Wait for the signs

Anonymous said...

I found this useful.

https://www.melissadata.com/lists/ezlists/ezhomeowners.aspx


~Caddis

Anonymous said...

Look under lookups and then home owner sales by zip. Good source of data

~Caddis