Summer is just around the corner and with the market traditionally heating up this time of year, many real estate professionals may find themselves too busy to pick up a good book. For those occasional days when you find yourself relaxing on the beach or stretched out on a lounge chair by the pool, we’ve narrowed down your search with a list of top summer reading picks for real estate pros.
While these certainly aren’t required reading, our top picks are packed with information, insight and tips to keep you on top of your game whether you’re sitting at your desk or relaxing on the beach.
National Mortgage Professional Magazine
If you’re looking for a traditional magazine you can flip through on the sand, look no further than National Mortgage Professional Magazine. The robust magazine, and its website, offer endless articles on everything real estate including compliance, marketing, trends, servicing, residential, commercial, originations and more. They also take select contributed content if you’re looking for a place to publish your Thought Leadership. A yearly subscription is $69 and will provide you with enough reading material for every season.
A more modern, millennial-fueled online publication is Curbed. Curbed is “all things home from interior design and architecture to home tech, renovations, tiny houses, prefab and real estate.” You won’t find any drab generic news updates here. Curbed covers 15 U.S. cities, including Atlanta, with each city having its own website. Each city website features stories about their respective city along with top stories from other cities. Fascinating Atlanta headlines include:
- Extreme Heat: How Urban Design Needs to Adapt to Rising Temperatures
- Is Virginia-Highland Affordability Bastion on Chopping Block?
- Juxtapositions: South Downtown Atlanta Then & Now
Bookmark Curbed on your Kindle and you may find yourself falling down a rabbit hole of the most expensive tiny homes in Atlanta while waves are touching your toes.
Your Local Paper
In case you haven’t noticed, newspapers and other traditional media outlets are adapting to the ways people consume media. If you’re turned off by the idea of flipping through newspapers, there are other ways to stay on top of vital information relative to your particular region including tuning into social media influencers and blogs. For example, Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Real Talk blog provides more digestible information about Atlanta real estate, rather than long form articles that are often only appealing to commercial real estate executives.
It’s absolutely vital you stay in the know about the local real estate market in order to speak confidently about the market with your clients. You can be sure your competitors are keeping up with the latest market news and updates and so should you, whether it’s done at the beach, your desk or on a staycation.