Being a knowledgeable buyer or seller is key to making an informed decision. You need to know what is going on in your particular market so you understand the inventory, pricing and other issues which will affect your buying or selling decision. Of course working with a knowledgeable REALTOR is key so that you understand what the market conditions are and the trends that are occurring.
I publish monthly real estate market reports for many of the communities I work in so consumers will have an overview of the trends in a particular community. I can tell you more about what these mean for your particular situation, just ask. Simply click on the links in the reports that interest you to read more details.
And if you would like a similar report on a different community, a smaller area (e.g., the Leucadia area of Encinitas, or a particular zip code), a neighborhood (e.g., Bressi Ranch in Carlsbad), please let me know.