Laurie Manny Challenge - 3 Posts I Think You Should Read

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with LKN Realty, LLC 242267

  I will always remember Mr. Hoban, my high school English teacher.  He caught my attention (at a time when that was very hard to do!), made me want to ask questions, and ultimately inspired me to change my major in college from math to English.  A good blogger can have the same affect on me; albeit perhaps not as life-changing! 

In this context I decided to have my own contest to determine my favorite bloggers in three different catagories and then choose their best post to share with you:

 

                                          Best Individual Real Estate Blogger

   Kevin Boer consistently does something that I have rarely experienced; he captures my attention almost instantaneously with a combination of extremely well written posts and his infectious wit backed up by thought-provoking insight into today's real estate industry.

His recent post, The Innovator's Dilemma In Real Estate:  Beware Of That Redfin Swimming Just Below You, dares to address the ever controversial Redfin business model from a big-picture, theoretical perspective using Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen's theory that "new entrants into an industry often take advantage of a disruptive technology to enter the marketplace at the lower end".  Sound's dry?  That's what makes Kevin so talented...once you start reading you won't quit.  And, on top of that, he will make you laugh!

 

 

                                                    Best "How To" Blogger 

               

     If you subscribe to only one how to blog, let it be copyblogger .  Brain Clark writes succinct, well designed posts with invaluable information for bloggers of all levels.

His post:   5 Grammatical Errors That Make You Look Dumb and its 315 comments are so useful that I have a printed copy on my desk.  Now be honest, do you really know the difference between Affect vs Effect?  

 

 

                                                      Best Local Blogger  

 Target marketing.  Who are you trying to reach with your own personal blog?  Who is your target audience?  Almost all of my marketing efforts are focused on newcomers and those researching the Lake Norman/Charlotte area for their future relocation. 

In this context, my must read local blog is New Around Town; Your guide to the Charlotte Region written by Leigh Dyer for The Charlotte Observer.  This blog was the winner of the 2006 Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Award from the Society of Professional Journalists

Check out one of her best posts: On cartoons and the South.  Read this as an example but then find a blog in your community that best addresses your own target market.

                                                              ENJOY!

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Rainer
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Suburban Chicago Illinois Real Estate
Suburban Village Realty - Barrington, IL

Diane,

Thanks a lot --  I just spent an hour on Kevin's site reading his great blog! As if I am not already spending enough time reading the great blogs on AR!

--Paul

Aug 20, 2007 04:38 PM #33
Rainer
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Al Maxwell
Keller Williams - Marietta, GA
Real Estate Agent
I like it, especially the 5 errors....because I made one of them last week! Another blogger quickly pointed out my error!
Aug 21, 2007 12:43 AM #34
Rainer
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Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate

"The Lovely Wife":  You are too funny!  I see that you are getting a lot of new comments on that post so does that mean I reciprocated???:)

 Jessica:  Thanks.  I'm glad you are also a fan of Kevin Boer.  I love being challenged and he always makes me think!

Ann:  Thanks so much.  RSS Pieces and the Tomato are right up there with Copyblogger!

Jeff:  Thanks so much for your kind words of support.  It's hot and humid today in NC, makes me wish I was at the beach in Carlsbad!  Ah, the good old days!

Sharon:  I'm glad you found the links interesting!

John:    I truly appreciate you taking the time to read my post and comment!

Cindy:  Another Copyblogger fan!  I always need reminders about writing dos and don'ts.  Thanks for your comment

Paul:  Kevin is truly smart and a great writer.  I'm glad you enjoy his blog as much as I do!

Al:  Okay, not fair.  If you are going to mention 5 errors you need to help me correct them.  I'm guessing they are related to grammar but do give me a heads up so that I can correct them!

Aug 21, 2007 01:57 AM #35
Ambassador
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

Diane...

I may very well be funny but sometimes I'm not too bright. I was so busy chuckling about what I was doing to you that I didn't even notice you won Laurie's challenge.

Congrats on that ... I'm sorry I missed it yesterday.

Now as far as reciprocating goes...We're done...The post was brought back to life as a result of other bloggers here digging on the concept of reciprocating :)

I just gave away my age didn't I? Digging? Yah. Dead give away :)

TLW...ROAR!

Aug 21, 2007 02:40 AM #36
Rainmaker
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services
Congratulations -- I had been away for a few days and almost missed this.  I really enjoyed looking at reading the suggestions.  Lots of great information - now I just need to find the time to do a little more reading.
Aug 21, 2007 06:16 AM #37
Rainer
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Rolo Cuadrado
Colorado Mountain College - Frisco, CO

Thanks for turning me on to these bloggers. Checking them out right now.

Aug 21, 2007 06:38 AM #38
Rainer
292,542
Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate

The Lovely Wife:  Well, at least you didn't say "neat" or "keen"...I do remember Peter, Paul and Mary: "I dig rock n roll music" so I guess that makes me old too!

Joan:  Welcome back and thanks for the comment!

Rolando:  I hope you enjoy them while suffering away in Breckenridge Colorado.   I went to CU and used to ski in Breckenridge....it is so beautiful there in the summer too!

 

Aug 21, 2007 07:40 AM #39
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

Good comeback :)

We're not old...We're seasoned :)

Am I driving you crazy yet? LOL.

You can call me TLW you know. I hear it's easier to type.

TLW...ROAR!

Aug 21, 2007 08:32 AM #40
Rainmaker
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Gary Bolen
McCall Realty - South Lake Tahoe, CA
CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information
Congrats on winning the contest. As you can see with something we just did, we read every word, followed every link and got a lot out of your journey. Thanks again for taking it, and the trip was most appreciated.
Aug 21, 2007 09:20 AM #41
Rainer
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Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate

TLW:  I could banter back and forth all day long so keep it coming!  Please tell me, why does the AARP keep sending me magazines and why is Sally Field doing ads about old bones?  Shouldn't she be flying around in a nun's outfit? 

 

Gary:  I am so grateful that you took the time and enjoyed the journey! 

Aug 21, 2007 09:42 AM #42
Ambassador
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

LOL...

It's your turn to be "funny".

Did you know that no matter how many times you cancel the AARP mag they keep sending it? I think they believe we doubt whether or not we actually cancelled our subscription. Something to do with short term memory loss :)

I think it was them that told me Sally broke one of her 'fragile' wings :)

You really are fun to play with you know. LOL. Go ahead it's your turn to 'tee' something up :)

TLW...ROAR!

Aug 21, 2007 11:05 AM #43
Rainer
292,542
Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate
TLW:  Well, I'm glad you cleared that up for me.  Although, all she had to do was take ONE pill a month for gosh sakes.  Do you think the new Farah Fawcett look will catch on?  Her bangs are so groovy!
Aug 21, 2007 12:18 PM #44
Rainmaker
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Cyndee Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes
Diane - Great job and love Copyblogger myself - way to take the challenge - Congrats on your success!
Aug 21, 2007 01:31 PM #45
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Caroline Dunn
Rossman Realty Group, Inc - Cape Coral, FL
Realtor Cape Coral Florida
Diane, Congratulations on getting first place!
Aug 21, 2007 11:11 PM #46
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Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate

Cyndee:  Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and kind words!

 

Caroline:  Thanks...it is such an honor to be a part of a great group of bloggers!

Aug 22, 2007 12:18 AM #47
Ambassador
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Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate
Congratulations !! Good job, I joined Copy Blogger after reading your post.
Aug 23, 2007 03:46 AM #48
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Pat Hommel
Annapolis Plaza CB Residential and Commercial - Annapolis, MD
Annapolis, AA Co., Md. Real Estate Sales

Diane,

Kevin Boer's blog about Redfin and other such companies is great.  Excellent information from Harvard.  He did his research on this.  Good work.

Pat

Aug 23, 2007 08:13 AM #49
Rainer
292,542
Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate

Missy:  I'm so glad you like Copyblogger.  It is such a quick read that I like having come to my email.  Thanks for the feedback

Pat: I agree,  Kevin is very bright and brings such an interesting perspective on our industry.  I'm glad you like his work as well!

Aug 23, 2007 09:16 AM #50
Rainer
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Jennifer Dazet
KELLER WILLIAMS BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge Real Estate

Great information! I think alot of this is very useful in the career that we are all in today.  Thanks, Jenn

baton rouge real estate
Feb 09, 2008 05:37 AM #51
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I can't believe you had 51 comments on this.  Wow! you have good material.

Jul 04, 2008 12:39 AM #52
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