I just read Bob Haywood's featured post on Active Rain titled, "How to research a neighborhood or subdivision for a blog."
The post is a series of steps Bob uses BEFORE writing a market report for a neighborhood.
Honestly, it seems like a ridiculous amount of work...
By the time one is done "researching" a neighborhood, I have written 10 market reports and they are generating leads...
Real estate is a numbers game. Don't forget it.
Get out there and do. I don't care what it is that you do. Just do it...
Research? Research is usually a stall tactic. An excuse for inaction.
It keeps you from accomplishing your dreams.
Don't be tricked.
Just do it...
You will sell more houses.
Read my post on Market Reports "6 Simple Steps for Building your Real Estate Business Online"
See an example of one of my market reports "Naperville Historic District Market Report"