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If you want to get extra mileage out of your blogging work, write FAQ (Frequently Asked Question) posts.  We've had Active Rain challenges in the past that rewarded bloggers for answering questions that you get asked frequently.  Face it, there are MANY questions you get asked over and over!

  • How much can I get for my house?
  • How long will it take to sell my home?
  • How do I appeal the taxes on the home I bought?
  • How do I apply for a homestead exemption?
  • What do I need to do to prep my home for sale?
  • How do you market my home for sale?
  • What do I need to know about septic systems?  wells?  cisterns?
  • What does the residential property disclosure form cover?  Do I need to disclose a problem I had 7 years ago?
  • Why are you requiring me to get a preapproval letter? 
  • How much are HOA fees for ________ community? What services are provided?
  • When does school start? 
  • Where can I find golf course homes? 
  • Pool community homes?

And we're just barely scratching the surface on the FAQs you could write!

Once you've written these posts, you can get plenty of use out of them.  If you've got other websites, you can create a FAQ section, or take the content and create a Wordpress page.  And when you get one of those emails asking a question you've covered, write an intro and include the link to your FAQ blog post.  Easy peasy, right?  Why reinvent the wheel when you've already ridden that unicycle?  Don't you already have enough new work to do to not repeat past work?

Keep on Blogging!

Liz and Bill aka BLiz

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Elizabeth Spear, ABR, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2002007747

William (Bill) Spear, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2004011109  Kentucky 77938
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Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Liz and Bill...Thanks for posting this. I have done a few of these posts and need to do many more. It is a very helpful way to convey information to our consumers.


Sep 03, 2013 08:17 AM #39
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Sharon, Fantastic leverage for your posts!

Jill, Hmmm, that's the same thing our crystal ball said!

Debbie, Great proof of their power!  And excellent double use as training tools!

Anita, All we have to do is listen to our clients and prospects, they'll supply the questions.

Yvette, Easy to tailor them to local areas and look for a real estate specific link that gives you an "excuse" to add a Search For Homes link.

Donna, Another powerful way to maximize the value of your posts!

Kate, They're the kind of posts that can prove our expertise and give a glimpse into our personalities.

Sep 03, 2013 08:18 AM #40
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Liz and Bill,

You guys are just awesome. Thank you for all the Q & A topics that I can work on.

There is no need for any of us to reinvent the wheel. Just need to start blogging.

Sep 03, 2013 10:08 AM #41
Helen and Larry Prier- Re-Max Gateway - Residential Real Estate
RE-MAX Gateway- Residential Real Estate Sales - Anacortes, WA
Anacortes & surrounding Skagit & Island Counties

Bill and liz, you timed this weel for me. I am just writing out my list of blogs to do for the month and now will include so,me of these tips. Thanks for the reminders.

Sep 03, 2013 10:53 AM #42
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Sarah and Lester, Always happy to help out!

Helen, Glad to help you with your monthly topic selection :)

Sep 03, 2013 10:55 AM #43
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Excellent suggestion, BLiz. FAQs are a great source of post ideas and multi-purposing them to use in other ways (in handbooks, handout, open house flyers, mailers, etc.) makes so much sense. And you know they will get readers! I have written a number of these although I don't label them as such.


Sep 03, 2013 11:29 AM #44
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

I have yet to write one, but I think I was just inspired to make a FAQ list just about the homeowners' association I live in.

Sep 03, 2013 12:26 PM #45
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

I am actually in the process of doing this right now on my website. I'll just take posts I've already written here, rework them a little and use in an FAQ section of my website blog.

Sep 03, 2013 01:07 PM #46
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Liz and Bill, these types of posts can come in handy for use in buyer and seller information materials.

Sep 03, 2013 02:51 PM #47
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Jeff, We often don't label them directly as such either, but they are what they are.  And you've added some great additional uses for them too!

Gary, One of the most common questions we either get emails about or see Google search engine matches for involves local HOAs.  That's a good topic to hit hard.

Tammie, For our WP site, my first priority has been our subdivision posts, and after that will be the FAQ type posts reworked.  It's slow going, but it's going :)

Pat, Definitely!  So many extra ways to get use out of these.

Sep 03, 2013 08:20 PM #48
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Liz & Bill.  FAQ's are kind of like objections.  You tend to hear the same ones.

Sep 03, 2013 08:30 PM #49
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Conrad, There are definitely certain ones that come up, particularly around how the home buying and selling process works.

Sep 03, 2013 08:36 PM #50
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

BLiz-   Couldn't agree more on this and yes rework them... put them in your newsletter or website.  Send them out when you have an inquiry!  

Sep 04, 2013 02:45 AM #51
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Kathy, I love to "recycle" our posts, whether FAQ or others.  Just wrote one on a 55+ community today and was able to email the link to potential buyers out of state :)

Sep 04, 2013 03:23 AM #52
Karen Johnson, Realtor, ABR
Addison Wolfe Real Estate - Doylestown, PA
"Bucks County PA Homes"
Hi Liz and Bill, thanks for the ideas! I have never written a FAQ post yet but it is definitely on my to-do list. Thanks for sharing!
Sep 08, 2013 11:06 AM #53
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Karen, You're welcome!  They're easy to do once you get in the groove of writing them.

Sep 08, 2013 08:16 PM #54
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am grateful for the recent challenges that required FAQ posts, they are more difficult to conceive and write, but the rewards are great with positive responses and many features.

Sep 12, 2013 03:00 PM #55
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Bob, Especially in a field of business such as yours.  Your blogging has to give you unique exposure to the public and business worlds both.

Sep 12, 2013 07:57 PM #56
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Obviously this one is a no brainer. FAQ posts can serve multiple purposes, not to mention provide valuable info to any prospective client.

Sep 30, 2014 04:47 AM #57
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Troy, They can really do a lot for us, and really handy to have the links for later use.

Sep 30, 2014 05:19 AM #58
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