To Pay or Not to Pay for a Blogsite?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291


The answer is that either REBlogsites or a free one can work for you.  It's like anything else - how much money and TIME do you want to invest?  If you have plenty of both, REBlogsites does a nice job of presentation and has some flexibility that the free sites don't have.  If you're solo and have limited time (or interest) to keep up a blog, you either get a simple free one and take time from something else to do the writing, or you hand off whatever part you don't want to someone else.   The argument isn't really about whether to use a pay service or a free service - it's how much are you willing to spend? Every hour of your time is worth money, whether it's at a listing appointment, collecting a check at settlement, on the phone with a prospect, or writing a blog.  You're spending a resource - and the only choice is how much you want to spend on doing something that someone else can do vs. doing what only you can do.  Do what you do best and delegate the rest!

Baltimore,Md.

 

 

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Rainer
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Thomas Cowan
RE/MAX Center - Suwanee, GA
I totally agree as our time is valuable and why spend your time doing something that others can do for less. I can't even see a new person doing it themself since their goal should be to spend more time trying to get listings and buyers. Spend the money! remember the old saying it takes money to make money.
Jul 28, 2006 01:36 AM #1
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Kelli & Michael Sheppe & Fournier
Helen Adams Realty - Charlotte, NC

I agree that spending money to save time is well worth it, however, it seems that the RE Blogsites don't offer to save any time writing blogs.  I would still be responsible for providing relevant regular updates, which I can do now for free.  So, just what do they provide in time saving for $400/month?

Jul 28, 2006 03:31 AM #2
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Linda Slocum
RE/MAX of Santa Clarita in Valencia - Santa Clarita, CA
Realtor - Santa Clarita
Real Estate BlogSites aren't about time saving, they're about EXPOSURE. The more your blog is seen, the more prospects you'll have as long as you have items they can respond to. You can post away in any format you want to, but if all you're doing is writing text that nobody reads, it doesn't make a lot of sense. The REBS format has a technology base that gets it seen more on the search engines, and it has a back office that helps you to understand who is visiting your site and where they are coming from. If all you want to do is post a few stories once in a while and you're not looking to use your blog as an advertising tool, then go ahead and use one of the freebies. If you want to use a blog as part of your marketing efforts, then check out REBS.
Jul 28, 2006 03:24 PM #3
Rainer
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Kelli & Michael Sheppe & Fournier
Helen Adams Realty - Charlotte, NC
Thank you Linda!  That is an answer that I can understand!  I was struggling mightly with the justifications for paying for a RE blog site.  Your analysis is appreciated.  Do you see a tangible result in your own blog now versus the free one you used to have?
Jul 28, 2006 04:41 PM #4
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Jason Ungos
Real Estate Technology - Lewiston, ID

Do what you do best and delegate the rest!
Well said!  That's one I always need reminding of. Also, great post. It might actually put the seemingly endless debate to rest. 

Linda, excellent synopsis of REBS. Very helpful.

Aug 01, 2006 05:25 PM #5
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