Tell stories about your community with real estate data

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Skylar Olsen of Zillow
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 5 at 11:20am
  • Location: International 10
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Housing data is about more than just real estate. Get beyond the market reports and tell stories about your community: Watchdog government programs, profile up-and-coming neighborhoods, and inform your daily reports on transit, crime, and new development.

In this session, Zillow's senior economist, Skylar Olsen, will walk you through the data available about real estate, explain its caveats and show off her favorite tricky Excel shortcuts. She'll demo how she combines housing stats with census data to find trends relevant in local markets all over the country.

Speaker Bios

  • Skylar joined Zillow in 2012. Her research is used by consumers, policy makers, and other researchers to understand the real estate markets and make better decisions. While authoring numerous research projects, she also creates many of Zillow’s real estate metrics, including the Buyer-Seller Index and Buy-Rent Breakeven Horizon. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Washington and specializes in the spatial patterns of housing and demographic change.

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