Real Estate Blogging: Tips In Creating Fresher, Informative Content

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The art of blogging has showered the real estate industry with a lot of benefits, and can an d should be one of the tools in your property marketing toolbox.

By creating a real estate blog in your area and talking abou current events, industry updates and other useful commentary, you can begin to position yourself as an "expert" on the area and real estate trends there. Your blog's readers can then subscribe, much like a magazine subscription, and have your real estate blog comments and articles delivered to them daily in their news reader, or e-mail.

In today's truly competitive world, only the truly enthusiastic bloggers would publish real estate blogs. However, at times this is not the case, and as a result you may see many "half-hearted" blogs online today. A half-hearted commentary would stand out like an eyesore in the universal blogosphere, which in turn will only help to do more harm than good for you and your industry.

Real Estate Blogs Should Be Thoughtful Venues For Readers

According to veteran bloggers, the greatest real estate blogs are thoughtful, as in in "full of thought." Every time you publish a blog post, put some thought into the content, and ensure that you support your overall blogging goals, provide your readers useful information, and mirror upon you as a real estate professional.

You Blog Because You Love To

First-time bloggers should remember that they should blog because you want to, not because they think you have to. If start blogging just because everyone else is doing it, it will lack the heartfelt enthusiasm that's a regular trademark of the most popular blogs today.

Blogs Should Be Frequently Updated

In comparison, real estate blogs are much more lively and updated that than their Website counterparts. These venues are easier to update than regular Web sites, which is important in the constantly-changing world of real estate, mortgages, interest rates, and others. When you frequently update your blog with good-quality content, this becomes an active resource wherein your visitors people would be more inclined to read, revisit and recommend to others.

Your Blogs Should Be Flexible

The manner with which you use your blog is only limited by your imagination and energy. Your blog could serve as a resource for local real estate news, or it could cater to a certain niche, like condo buyers or home sellers. With the versatile publishing potentials of most blogging programs, you can set up your blog to support any real estate marketing or communication objective.

In blogging, you should make a commitment to constantly update your content frequently to enhance readers' interest, get repeat visits and subscriptions. You can do this if you have the proper blog service and setup, and have a pool of guest authors that would help you keep your blog fresh with new content weekly or monhly. A good suggestion is that, you could also ask your favorite mortgage broker would like to write some articles for you with links to his/her site, or to a title company, home inspector, developer, and more.

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Susan Mangigian
RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
Nice ideas.  Thank you for posting them.
Apr 14, 2008 06:13 AM #1
Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

Hi V Dr.,

Nice post on blogging, thanks for sharing.  Have a great week.  Michael A. Caruso

Apr 14, 2008 06:14 AM #2
Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes

Hi V. Thanks for sharing the great tip! Keep them coming.

Apr 14, 2008 07:17 AM #3
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