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Using Data To Improve Your Commercial Real Estate Valuation

 

Entering into a commercial real estate investment is a significant long-term investment, and reaching a valuation you are comfortable with is a challenge. Real Estate is an emotional investment as well, for all but the most hard-nosed investor. You've probably asked yourself at some point whether you’ve allowed your emotions to get the better of the hard facts.

Allocating a few hundred dollars to buying data is a great risk reduction strategy in this regard, and nowadays you can get great bang for the buck. There are many reasonably-priced sources of data available in the market today that can help keep you honest. At dmi.io we've been scouring the landscape of data providers and building tools to help you find data quickly and easily. In this blog I break down the valuation challenge into actionable steps you can take with data. You can view all of these through the dmi Data Explorer.

What's new with dmi.io?

Our dmi.io journey took an exciting turn last month when we joined the Boomtown Accelerator program. As part of the program we are working with mentors including some leading names in the professional services worlds (including the marketing and consulting industries). Based upon their advice plus our own experiences we are renewing our focus upon understanding the needs of our buyers. This already appears to be yielding returns, as we’ve started unearthing some pretty rich discoveries on buyer needs and patterns.

Five interesting lead sources

If you’re working on finding new and improves sources of lead information, here are five interesting options to consider. If these don’t meet your needs, just type ‘leads’ into the dmi.io search bar and see what additional options come up for you.

Video - getting up and running on dmi.io

We held a webinar last week to provide an interactive demonstration of how to get set up on dmi.io in three easy steps. If you didn't have a chance to attend the webinar, you can access the recording below (scroll down further to see the timestamps of each section if you want to cut to a specific topic).

Why your data could be valuable in the coming election campaign

One interesting class of data buyers and sellers that we have engaged with on the dmi.io journey has been participants in the political data world, who perform activities such as lobbying, political research, polling, political consulting, analysis and predictive modeling. With data now becoming a central part of any campaign strategy, I want to use this blog to share some of the learnings we have gained from the industry experts and leave you to think about whether your data has value to the campaigns.

Attracting Buyers

Many of our first sellers have asked us how we will attract buyers that they don’t presently reach. We've heard other similar questions: "Why should I spend my time entering my data products into your website? How will it benefit me?"

Will you be a winner or a loser in the Information Age?


"Twenty-five or 30 years ago, the thing that was differentiating companies was how well managed they are. But if you think about the companies that have just kicked butt in the past decade, they are deep-domain, technology-led, innovative companies—Google, Amazon, Apple. So I think this notion of, if the only common thread you have as an industrial company is the fact that you think you're well managed, you can still be a pretty good company, but you're not going to be a dominant company, a competitive company over time." 

How to get control of your data – a template for understanding data governance

Do you have control of your data?

How We at dmi.io Think about Selling Data

Summary / TL;DR

dmi.io is the first data marketplace designed to help small & medium Data Aggregators do business more effectively and efficiently. In our model we don't compete with Aggregators: you sell directly to buyers via our platform (no reseller licenses), and we don't touch your data - you use your existing delivery systems. Our fees are only 10% of the value of each transaction, there are no listing fees (so we make money only when you do), and we cover the cost of payments to keep things simple and straightforward. Sign up now and you can post your first listing in just a few minutes! If you have a number of listings you wish to post, please contact our supplier account management team and we can help with the data entry.

Call to arms …. Data Originators

About a year ago I had a series of conversations with a major household name institution who had realized that there was this enormous untamed monster lurking in their conceptual basement, which if tamed could transform their world. Guess what, the monster was called ….. data!