Running out of Blogging Topics?

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Services for Real Estate Pros with RE/Advantage
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Twice a month (if not more) I speak with REALTORS® at local boards and MLSs about using social media networks effectively - one major question I get is "WHAT DO I BLOG ABOUT!". So I've complied a quick list for you. My suggestion would be to export this list into a word doc. and create sub categories under each applicable topic.What I mean by that:

Topic (from below) - Land Lord or Tenant Issues

Sub categories for multiple blog posts: Process of Approving a Tenant (credit check etc.), What Signing a Lease Entails, Explain Broker Fees

Blogging Topics for Real Estate Professionals

  1. Architecture or housing styles in your area
  2. Historic buildings
  3. Market statistics for your area, including average prices and absorption rates
  4. 10 most common code violations found by local inspectors
  5. Home maintenance
  6. Senior housing
  7. Pet friendly housing
  8. Staging ideas
  9. Local events
  10. Top 10 lists
  11. Renting vs. buying
  12. A lender who did a great job
  13. Things that go wrong with real estate sales
  14. Home owners insurance
  15. Gardening and landscaping
  16. Your city council
  17. A new development
  18. Decorating ideas
  19. Real estate industry news - with your own unique commentary
  20. Mortgages news
  21. Interest Rates
  22. Credit scores
  23. Consumer hoaxes and scams
  24. First time home buyer programs
  25. Second homes
  26. Investment properties
  27. Foreclosure
  28. Property flipping
  29. Home energy conservation
  30. Final walk through
  31. Equity stripping scams
  32. Transportation & Parking
  33. Schools
  34. Churches/Houses of worship
  35. Day Care
  36. Pest control
  37. The home buying process
  38. The home selling process
  39. Moving with children
  40. Moving checklist
  41. Moving with pets
  42. Places to eat
  43. Places to shop
  44. Commentary on local news stories
  45. Commentary on local public policy
  46. Environmental issues
  47. Land lord or tenant issues
  48. How to sell a house
  49. How not to sell a house
  50. Building trends
  51. Parks
  52. Property taxes
  53. Open houses
  54. Active listings/New listings
  55. Trends in kitchen design
  56. Area events for children
  57. The local zoo
  58. Where to play golf
  59. Coffee shops
  60. Women home buyers
  61. Advice for FSBO's
  62. Mortgage fraud
  63. Types of mortgages
  64. Home owners associations
  65. Credit repair
  66. Fair housing issues
  67. Luxury properties
  68. Liens
  69. Refinancing
  70. List of community resource links
  71. Explain Good Faith Estimate
  72. Tips on organizing a garage sale
  73. Cost-of-living comparison for different cities or neighborhoods in your local market (side by side comparison)
  74. Bargain hunter's guide (lunch for under $10, furniture outlets, clothing store sales, cheapest gas stations)
  75. Go through your email, is there a question or comment from one of your clients that can be made into a post?
I hope this helps! Create a content grid with these topics and you'll ALWAYS have something to blog about. Don't know what a content grid is - just ask! We're happy to help. By popular demand if you want a content grid go here http://readvantage.com/design/quote.cfm and fill out your contact information and say I want the Active Rain Content Grid and I will email one over to you.
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Re-Blogged 6 times:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
  1. Regina P. Brown 05/23/2012 05:22 AM
  2. Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl 05/24/2012 09:56 AM
  3. Winston Heverly 10/30/2012 01:45 PM
  4. Praful Thakkar 10/30/2012 04:01 PM
  5. C. Lloyd McKenzie 10/30/2012 04:21 PM
  6. Ann Marie Clements 11/07/2014 11:46 AM
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Rainer
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Morry Efrach, Realtor®
Samson Properties - Falls Church, VA
"Putting More Money in the Pockets of FSBOs!"
Awesome stuff Mark...just what I need! Many thanks! Morry
May 24, 2012 08:51 PM #50
Rainmaker
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Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

Wow Mark, fabulous list.  We thank you so much.  Have a great weekend!

May 25, 2012 01:46 AM #51
Rainmaker
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Joanne Tarantino
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Knight & Gardner Realty - Key West, FL
CRS, Realtor

Great list! This will help me find some inspiration 

May 25, 2012 03:05 AM #52
Rainmaker
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Mark Menzella
RE/Advantage - Fairfield, NJ
We build websites for REALTORS®

Thanks everyone.  I hope to get some more way to make your life easier up soon.  Book mark me and stay tuned.

May 25, 2012 03:28 AM #53
Rainmaker
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Mark Menzella
RE/Advantage - Fairfield, NJ
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I got a ton of responces for my content grid.  I will have them out shortly.  If anyone else wants one please let me know.

May 25, 2012 03:29 AM #54
Rainmaker
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

My problem is not topics.  It is time.  Have a great one.

May 25, 2012 01:34 PM #55
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Sometimes a list helps to spur thoughts on what to write about. Often times I just get stuck.

May 26, 2012 11:13 AM #56
Rainer
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Jairo Arreola #SOLDBYVETERAN
PRG Real Estate - San Jose, CA
VA Home Loan Specialist - SF Bay Area

Thanks for the list! Bookmarked for future reference.

Jun 19, 2012 05:36 AM #57
Rainer
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Paddy Deighan JD PhD
TimeshareLawyers.pro - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

great list...very detailed..great post and it should help many agents!!

 

Paddy Deighan

http://www.homesavers.pro

Jun 22, 2012 06:33 PM #58
Rainmaker
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Debi Braulik
www.roundrealestate.com - Maple Valley, WA
Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale

Thanks for the great list.

Oct 30, 2012 03:14 PM #59
Rainmaker
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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Mark:  Lots of great ideas on what to blog about, here.  But, I am sure it we sat down and worked on it, we could come up with two or three times this much stuff.  Blog posts can be just about anything that would be of interest to a buyer, a seller, a Realtor, a stager, a lender, an inspector, or many other things.

Oct 30, 2012 03:21 PM #60
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

So there is no reason for me to run out of blogging topics - wish you had 75 ways of overcoming the blogging block.......

I think these topics should help me do that....

Oct 30, 2012 03:59 PM #61
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Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Top 1%!
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

This list of topics should see me through to 2013!

Oct 30, 2012 04:36 PM #62
Rainmaker
750,987
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I came from Winston's reblog - I could always use a good list of blog topics.  I should just start going down the list....-Kasey

Oct 30, 2012 04:48 PM #63
Rainer
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Allison Bernard
Keller Williams Central Rhode Island - East Greenwich, RI
Real Estate & Relocation Services 401-533-6916

Recent reblog.  I like the idea of mapping out these ideas and taking it further by  creating a series with subcategories.

Jan 05, 2014 02:32 AM #64
Rainmaker
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

A bargain hunter's guide? That's a neat idea! I might do something like that. 

 

 

 

 

Nov 07, 2014 06:37 AM #65
Rainmaker
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Ann Marie Clements
Remax Realty Group - Gaithersburg, MD
Montgomery County & Frederick County

Wow! this is a great list! I am going to try to blog every topic on that list. I am new to blogging and that will help me get familiar with different topics as well as educate. I am going to save your list.

Nov 07, 2014 11:43 AM #66
Rainmaker
434,355
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

A very nice long list of ideas. Lots of inspiration to set our minds into creative frenzies.

 

Nov 07, 2014 11:54 PM #67
Rainmaker
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Mark, this is certainly a list I will use over and over again. Thanks for sharing, got it bookmarked.

Nov 08, 2014 04:54 AM #68
Rainmaker
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Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

SHOCKED! I saw Karen Ann Stones comment and I just realized this is an older post.

No worries.... it is still a great post.

Nov 09, 2014 08:35 AM #69
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