As community manager for RealEstate.com, it’s always an adventure looking for fun and interesting content within the real estate vertical. In truth, no one really goes buck wild over articles with headlines: “Learn about the new FHA Rules”. Unless you’re actively buying a home, the most people want to know about real estate is the answer to questions like, “Kim Kardashian buys a condo for $3.4 million?”. So the question becomes how can you share content that is interesting but useful?
Traversing the internet, I’ve come across several websites that not only appeal to my interests but have found a way to address the interests of those looking to buy a home. If you’re looking for content, these sites are full of ‘em!
I won’t lie to you, I’m quite envious of Houzz.com’s set up. It’s beautiful. It’s simple. It is essentially Pinterest, except streamlined for home design fanatics with a lot more information. There are a lot of advantages of having a profile on Houzz.com but if you’re just browsing looking for content, it’s a great resource. They have great pictures to share as well as great home design and decoration tips.
This is my Ben & Jerry’s when it comes to real estate content. Nothing’s better than curling up on the couch and browsing through all the fun photos on HookedOnHouses.net. If you’re looking for boring old articles, this definitely isn’t the place to be. What got me hooked on this site was their TV/Movie Houses. They do a great job of finding houses that have been featured in movies and are now for sale. Neat huh? I’ve had a lot of fun sharing some of their pictures.
If my cleaning addiction had a website, it would be here on RealSimple.com. They have a lot of really cool sections but the one that I use the most is the “Home & Organizing” section. If I’m running short on time and need to think of some articles fast, RealSimple.com is one of the first places I go to. Cleaning lists, green ideas, gardening tips, you name it, they’ve got it all.
A site very similar to RealSimple.com but focuses entirely on home improvement ideas, tips and projects. They break it down by area of the house with videos, photos and articles. I love kitchen design and I know it’s one of the main things home buyers focus on when considering a home. Notice, that many of these sites I’m talking about are photo centric which is important because sharing information shouldn’t just be about statistics and articles. There’s more to content than that!
Digsdigs.com is definitely more of an underground website. I don’t think it’s quite up there with some of the other websites I’ve mentioned which is nothing but good news for you! They’ve got great pictures worth sharing and since they’re relatively smaller, you might be the first to share!
Doctor, I’m stuck in my apartment and going crazy. What should I do? No worries! Apartmenttherapy.com will fill your head with amazing and beautiful ideas you can do once you’re out of the constrictive confines of apartment living and out in a home of your own. This website is so down to earth and shares a lot of really great stories about everyday folks and their DIY projects. It’s a very inspiring website.