Real Estate Blogging A Serious Look Into The Industry

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Until 2005 blogging was considered a curiosity, but this early cult phenomenon has now gone mainstream in a big way. Real estate blogs have been more of a journal of opinions until recently.

Until 2005 blogging was considered a curiosity, but this early cult phenomenon has now gone mainstream in a big way. Real estate blogs have been more of a journal of opinions until recently.

Today there are thought to be more than 30 million “bloggers” worldwide and growing by thousands every day. Blog sites have ranked high in many searches as they proliferate throughout various industries, groups and organizations. Blog is short for “web log,” and is basically an online platform published on a website where “bloggers” (those who write the entries) offer their opinions and thoughts.

To meet the growing need in the real estate industry a national real estate blog was recently created named With its an impressive line-up of industry who’s who the site continues to gather momentum with an eclectic mix of industry visionaries, authors, speakers, leaders and new paradigm thinkers. Collectively they may pooled together the most extensive group of real estate brain trust the industry has ever seen on one real estate blog. With interaction and blogging in large part being based on the sharing of knowledge, this level of cooperation is unheard of and to be applauded.

Regular real estate bloggers and contributors include:

Michael Russer – Author, real estate speaker - Also known as Mr. Internet.

John Tuccillo – Author, speaker and former Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors®.

Jeremy Conaway – CEO of Recon, focusing on Realtor® Association restructuring.

Jack Peckham – Founder of The RE Cyberspace Society and organizer of the largest online real estate convention.

Ralph Roberts – TIME Magazine’s "#1 Realtor® in Northern America.”

Don Hobbs – Co-founder of Hobbs Herder, leading real estate marketing and advertising company.

Bill Shue – From iSucceed real estate mentoring service.

Darlene Lyons – President of one of BASB, the largest speaker’s bureau in the real estate industry.

Terri Murphy – Author, national speaker and real estate trainer.

Jim Remley – Author and creator of the Accredited Luxury Homes Specialist (ALHS) designation.

Don Murray – Entrepreneur and real estate technology innovator.

Kendra Shearer – Season I winner of The Real Estate Apprentice®.

Michael Krisa – The Interview Guy with Broker Agent News.

Philip Schoewe – Texas real estate educator and instructor.

Richard Nacht – Author and real estate blogging expert.

Joe Kennedy – From Seller Agency Council managers of the ASR® designation.

Craig King – Auction expert and former President of Auction Marketing Institute.

Allen Wright – From CreateAPlan real estate business planning solutions

Rhonda Hamilton – Real estate speaker, educators and instructor.

Stefan Swanepoel – Founder of RealBlogging, best-selling author and CEO of the RealtyU® Group.

According to Swanepoel, “we have all, at one stage or another, thought about creating our own real estate blog but the time and effort it takes to maintain a quality blog site, filled with continuous high level copy covering a broad base of subject matter, is almost impossible. Each of us has a different expertise, so we compliment each other and collectively provide a much better vehicle for the industry to participate in.”

Some of the hottest topics and questions they attacked include:

· Are Rates Rising?.

· Is Real Estate Brokerage a Cartel?

· Are Real Estate Brands Growing Stronger?

· What’s Happening at the Fed?

· The Man Agents Hate to Love.

· Could You Use $500,000?

· Largest Scam in Real Estate History.

· Are Real Estate Auctions Growing More Popular?

Already labeled the Official Blog for the Real Estate Industry, has in the two months since its launch not only become one of the top 20 of real estate blog sites, but has also risen rapidly to create an objective, balanced and meaningful site – willing to address all real estate issues unpolluted and openly.


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