There are lots of ways you can learn about the real estate market. Whether you’re learning out of pure interest or you’re about to embark on the journey of purchasing a property, growing your knowledge on all things property is a worthwhile pursuit for anyone. So where do you start? From listening to a commercial property podcast to speaking with commercial property real estate agents, here are our best tips for learning about real estate.
When you’re getting started in real estate, you’ve got to read real estate books. There is a wealth of information available as a buyer or investor, when you step into a bookshop. Some of the most successful figures in property have written books and shared their insights, laying them out for you to learn from. For more beginner investors, they fall in love with real estate books. Most bookshops will have a section dedicated to property or real estate; if not, these books often fall under the finance section. If you have particular titles in mind – do some research – it is best to call ahead. If you don’t mind waiting, you can also order your books online!
If books aren’t your thing, podcasts just might be! They’ve skyrocketed in popularity recently. Basically, podcasts are audio shows that you can listen to online or on your phone, through a streaming platform. Listeners love the podcast form because it is educational, and offers a welcome change from listening to music or scrolling on social media on that morning commute.
Blogs are also a great way to learn about real estate. When you search pretty much any property-related question, you will get an informed, experience-backed answer. There is so much blog content on the web, and so you have a universe of property knowledge at your fingertips. All you have to do is ask!
With the advent of social media, there are still many forums and groups where you can post, respond and engage with a community of people also wanting to learn about the same things as you. Real estate is no exception. Explore the many Facebook groups and Reddit threads where you’ll find people from all corners of the property market weighing in.
Videos offer a great way to learn, and there is so much free educational content available on YouTube. Videos can break down complex topics, making them easy and fun to understand. And if you don’t understand? There are tens more for you to try out!
With the help of a commercial buyer’s agent
A commercial buyer’s agent has spent years in the game so you don’t have to. Engaging an agent, you can draw on their knowledge and experience to get the best results.
With all of these resources out there, there really is no excuse for anyone wanting to learn about real estate. All you have to do is choose your favourite way of learning, and get started! From podcasts to videos, books to forums, it really does go to show – investing and buying is for everyone. It doesn’t take a certain “type” of person – just a desire to learn.