Running out of Blogging Topics?

Reblogger Regina P. Brown
Real Estate Broker/Owner with MBA Broker Consultants CalBRE Broker #00983670

Awesome list to help you brainstorm blogging topics.  This will answer that one question that real estate professionals ask about, "what topic do I blog about?"

Original content by Mark Menzella
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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Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
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With this list, I will probably never ever run out of things to write about. Nice reblog.
May 23, 2012 01:08 PM #1
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Regina P. Brown
MBA Broker Consultants - Carlsbad, CA
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Thank you Melissa! :)

May 29, 2012 12:25 AM #2
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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Regina:  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 03:24 PM #3
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Regina P. Brown
MBA Broker Consultants - Carlsbad, CA
M.B.A., Broker, Instructor

Karne Anne, you're absolutely right!  There's such a lot to write about.  Thanks to Mark for compiling those list.

I also want to thank you for visiting my page.

Oct 31, 2012 01:39 PM #4
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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Regina:  You are very welcome. There are just times when we sit down and try to write a blog post... and no matter WHAT we do... we keep drawing blanks.  Frustrating.  It is at times like that that lists like the one in the post can be most helpful.

I hope things are well with you.  Take care, and have a great week!

Oct 31, 2012 02:10 PM #5
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