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Participate in our 20+ unit rental market survey
Published March 1, 2007
If you own or manage 20+ unit apartment properties in King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap, or Thurston counties, participate in our semiannual survey of rents and vacancies and receive a detailed Executive Summary of the results, which we publish each April and October in The Apartment Vacancy Report.
We conduct the survey each spring and fall, between March10-17 and September 10-17. To download forms to participate in either the current survey or the next one, please see "Participant forms for the 20+ unit rental market survey" in the "Participate" section of our website.
We treat your rent and vacancy information confidentially. We do not identify any information for any specific property in the final report. The report presents statistical information only, calculated for groups of properties so your property can not be identified.
We collect information on more than 70% of the units in the region. We get such a large participation rate because participants are confident we treat their information carefully. We also get such a strong response because participants value the Executive Summary they get in return.
Participants get a report of the results
Participants get a detailed Executive summary of the results that discusses the trends we found from the survey. It also reports current rents and vacancies by:
Participants can create their own custom reports
Participants can create their own custom reports from their password-protected "my account" page on our website.
The custom reports let you select:
You can even create your own custom neighborhood areas.
Participate with all of your properties
Whether you participate with one property or 100, you will get the Executive Summary report and you will also get access to the custom online report, which is a powerful tool.
So why participate with more than one property?
The custom reports are a powerful tool because you can tailor your report to your own situation. These reports let you zero in on a property age range that fits your property. They also let you define your own market area by combining two or more of our standard neighborhoods, or even by defining your own neighborhood boundary using census tracts.
And the ten years of rent information really lets you compare your property performance against the "peer group" you define in the custom report.
All this flexibility to customize however you want means you will probably want to run a number of different custom reports. You will likely fine-tune your custom reports by changing the age group ranges slightly, or your market area boundaries.
If you participate with one property, we give you the ability to create up to three custom reports. That's it until the next year (note: subscribers can create an unlimited number of custom reports). If you participate with ten properties, you can create 30 custom reports.
So, more property participation results in more access to this useful tool.
Also, if you have others in your organization who should have access to this information, then having the ability to create more custom reports gives everyone an opportunity to use this detailed research tool. (See Access research your office gets with a sub-account link for more information about creating "subaccounts" for others in your organization.)
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June 19, 2013
Dave Schumacher: "When we prepare market data for investors, the first place we go for information is Dupre + Scott. You provide us with a trusted source of information. We may not always agree with your predictions but always find them thoughtful and informative, so we give your analyses a lot of attention and a tremendous amount of respect."
"Your new apartment sale comparable reports are well formatted, detailed, and timely. The Apartment Development Report and custom reports are extremely helpful in tracking the status of projected apartment developments and adding new supply to our data base. And of course, your semi-annual vacancy and rent reports are very valuable and provide an excellent source of historical trends."
"We refer to the Dupre + Scott online database on a weekly basis. We cannot imagine conducting our business without the valuable resource you provide." (Dave is Senior Vice President of the Seattle office of Colliers International and has been an active broker, developer, and investor in the region for 30 years.)