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!