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2019 Rising Star: ​​​​​​​Danielle Hale

Chief Economist, realtor.com

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Danielle Hale is a recognized expert in the residential housing market. As chief economist for realtor.com, Hale provides real estate market insight to major media outlets, translating trends to highlight how the data impacts consumers.

Hale, who joined realtor.com in 2017, leads the company’s team of analysts and economists to assess and draw meaning from listing trends, search data, lending patterns, and info on demographics and consumer behavior, creating valuable market insight for the industry and the public. Hale began her career at the American Enterprise Institute before joining the National Association of Realtors, where she worked as an economist and policy researcher, overseeing the production of housing market data and managing its tax policy research.

F1WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED?
“Tell a story that anyone can understand. Early in my career, I sent a friend a piece I’d published, and I’m sure he thought he was paying a compliment when he told me, “It was great! I didn’t understand a word of it.” I was crushed. Sure, there’s a lot of industry knowledge that I have from my years working in housing, and describing the process of how we are tying together data from a variety of sources to conduct analysis can be complex, however, the end result has to be comprehensible in order for the findings to have real impact.”

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