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BLOG SENSE: Everyday Smarts "Out There" in Real Estate Web 2.0
BLOG SENSE: Common sense out there on the Internet . For the real estate professional, it is based on good familiarity with the real estate Web 2.0 environment, real estate social networks, and "blogosphere". And it means authentic/original BLOG posts with relevant information for interested readers.
Making sense of where you stand (see photo) in a challenging real estate market with surprises along the road is important. A clear voice signaling the way is much appreciated. An authentic voice can further alleviate concerns for the consumer-facing public and even could be helpful for those real estate people new to blogging.
Lately I've been wondering if blogging in a social network such as Active Rain may be critical to a future career in real estate.
But two obstacles come to my mind:
blogging requires effort for some, a considerable wariness of " putting themselves out there " on the Internet could be deterring factor. I've heard folks say, "But what if I approach blogging in the ‘wrong' way- could I be immortalized online in a way that is embarrassing or defeats my purpose?
Good question, especially considering that what one puts out there could stay out there ad infinitum. Before leaping into the ethers, positioning yourself to succeed makes sense. ... more
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