What Do You People WANT?

I’m just going to level with y’all.

It’s one of my performance goals to write one of these blog posts every week, and every week, I approach the goal with a healthy heapin’ spoonful of a little something I like to call dread, or as they call it in German, dredenscheiningruvenshtocken.*

Now at first I thought that this dread was just some sort of performance anxiety, but I had an epiphany yesterday. Okay, maybe epiphany is a little strong. Maybe “duh-moment” would be more accurate.

I have no idea what you guys and gals want to read about. None at all.

But I’m not supposed to admit that, right? I’m supposed to just keep trying different articles and then track your pageviews like I’m some sort of criminal mastermind, then slowly and gradually hit on a winning formula of pure crowd-pleasingness; drawing you in, addicting you to content without you ever even knowing it. Mwa ha ha.

Frankly, that sounds like a lot of work, and really, I’m not the mastermind type. So I thought I’d just ask. Nicely.

So, could I please ask you to take a minute to fill out a little survey I came up with? Please? Pleeeeeease? (It helps if you picture me staring up at you with big puppy-dog eyes. It works especially well if you picture me as an actual puppy.**)

Take the Sweet Digs survey!

I can’t really promise you any toys or treats or anything, but I can promise that I’ll do my best to give you something worthwhile to read. And then everybody wins.

Thanks all!

*Not real German. Sorry Germany!
**Seriously, can you imagine that? Some cute puppy sitting at a keyboard, typing away with his little paws? That would be adorable!

  • Renting in Mass

    This thread is lonely ;)

    I filled out the survey. Here's something to file under tips and tricks for using the Redfin web site.

    I really like the stats I can get for each zip code, but I wish I could get the same type of stats page for clusters (or even for a county).

    Here's why: Only one home sold in May for the town I'm looking at, so the stats aren't very useful. The stats for the county would be nice, but that's too wide a net and includes towns that are too close to Boston to usefully compare to my town. There's a cluster that covers the area I'm interested in quite nicely.

    When I zoom in on clusters, I eventually see the following text in the right-pane: “Hover over clusters to see stats.” I hover, but I don't see any stats. The clusters are too small at that point to help me anyway…

    Anyway, if I'm missing something, and there's a way to do this, that would make a great blog post :)

  • Renting in Mass

    Hey, I just found stats by county! (It's on the bottom of the widget in the upper left corner of the search page.) I guess I was expecting to see that link on the stats page somewhere.

    On to clusters!

  • Renting in Mass

    To clarify, I found the county stats by searching by county and then clicking the link on the widget. I was thinking I could get to county stats via the stats page for a particular town.