Mike Simonsen

A true data geek, Mike founded Altos Research in 2006 to bring data and insight on the U.S. housing market to those who need it most. The company now serves the largest Wall Street investment firms, banks, and tens of thousands of real estate professionals around the country. Mike is also the president of Entrepreneurs’ Organization in San Francisco, where he gets to lead and learn from hundreds of the most exciting entrepreneurs in the world. His first book, Hacking Happiness, will be published later this year.

National Real Estate Update: Rising Inventory Continues to Surprise

August 16, 2021

A return to the new normal in real estate? This week we're seeing real estate inventory continue to climb and demand pull back a bit, with more..

How to Answer: "What's going to happen in the real estate market?"

August 16, 2021

So you've got the market data you need, and you're ready to answer questions from both buyers and sellers – fantastic. One of the most popular..

The Foreclosure Moratorium is Ending. Bad News for the Housing Market?

July 21, 2021

Our video about foreclosures has gotten over 15,000 views already - everyone is watching the market closely for what will happen.In case you..

Are We in a Housing Market Bubble? 10 Signs to Watch [2021]

May 12, 2021

Home prices have risen 18% in a single year. Even as the median home price in the US pushes $400,000, 25% percent of all homes that came to market..

How does Altos Research Inventory differ from the NAR version?

April 15, 2021

As the inventory crisis in America deepens, the Altos Research data recently has been receiving a lot of attention. I often get asked how Altos..

Is Now a Good Time to Sell My Home? 2021 Data to Help Answer

February 17, 2021

When a homeowner is asking whether now is a good time to sell, Altos data makes it easy to respond with statistics to back it up.

How to Use Housing Market Data in Direct Mail Campaigns [+Tips]

February 15, 2021

With neighborhood walks and in-person farming tougher to do these days, direct mail has re-emerged as a high-impact marketing channel...

How to Create Videos Using Real Estate Market Data in 2021

January 13, 2021

Another powerful way to use Altos data - and showcase your expertise - is to record regular video walk-throughs of what’s happening in the market...

How to Use Real Estate Market Data on Social Media [+Example]

January 13, 2021

Coming up with great social media content can take a lot of time and effort. With Altos data, you’ll have fresh content to share every day. We..

Housing Market Competition: How to Talk to Buyers and Sellers About It

January 13, 2021

Do you have a buyer or seller wondering what they're up against in terms of competition? Have them look at the Altos Market Action Index (MAI) to..