Best Real Estate Articles Jan-Feb 2017

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executive Realty 91362

One of the things I enjoy doing when I am blogging is featuring other share-worthy content. There are a lot of real estate bloggers out there who go unnoticed.

Part of the problem is they may not spend any time promoting their content. Others don't know the first thing about SEO - so even though they might have excellent content, nobody ever finds it.

Without further ado, I am going to share a few articles that are worth your time checking out.

What's Different About Selling Luxury Real Estate

Selling your standard four bedroom, two and a half bath colonial is very different than selling a high-end luxurious home. Realtor's marketing high-end properties need to have a thorough understanding of how to sell a luxury home. Owners of these properties are going to have higher expectations than your typical homeowner.

Real estate agents marketing these type of properties need to understand they are not just selling a home but a lifestyle that goes with it. In the above-referenced article, you will see some of the best tips for selling a luxury home. If you have ever had any interest in the sale of high-end homes, this will be worth your time!

The Importance of Outstanding Real Estate Graphics

Anyone who has been blogging for a while understands the importance of writing content that is not the same old blah blah blah. To stand out online, your content needs to be outstanding. If not nobody is going to have the desire to read it.

One of the best ways to add pizzazz to your real estate blogging efforts is to have exceptional real estate graphics that go along with it. One of my favorite parts of blogging is creating the graphics that go along with it!

Kyle Hiscock has put together a terrific article over at the National Association of Realtors Young Professionals Network Blog on how to create graphics that stand out. Kyle mentions Canva in his article which I am also a big fan of.

All of my graphics at my Maximum Real Estate Exposure Blog are created using Canva. In fact, the graphic above was created with Canva. It took me less than ten minutes to make this.

I would highly recommend you check out Canva along with Kyle's article.

Corral The Most Money When Selling a Home

Speaking of graphics, Lynn Pineda is one of the best out there at creating them. You can always count on Lynn coming up with something memorable. In her latest article, she discusses what it takes to sell your home for the most money. Lynn has some great tips for sellers to stay on track when selling their home. This is sound advice that any veteran real estate agent will confirm as they are shaking their head in agreement.

The Importance of Staging Your Kitchen

Without question, the most important room in a home is the kitchen. For most people, the kitchen is where you spend the vast majority of your time on a day to day basis. Anyone who enjoys cooking is certainly going to focus on the kitchen when looking at homes.

In his latest article, Kevin Vitali tackles what you need to know about staging your kitchen to enhance the salability of your home. Take a look at Kevin's excellent tips to not only sell your home quicker but for more money.

The time and energy you put into making your kitchen look great will almost always have a worthwhile return on investment.

Grow Your Social Media Following

Concluding this real estate round-up is a way to take your social shares to a new level. If you are a blogger and you're like me you probably look for new ways to bring traffic to your site. Traffic potentially equals new business! One of the best ways of accomplishing this besides a solid SEO plan is to use social media to its fullest.

Do you use Facebook and Twitter? Do you regularly share your real estate content in these places? If so then you would probably like to get significantly more shares from these social media channels!

So how do you do it? One of the best ways is by joining a FREE service called CO-PROMOTE. Co-promote if used regularly will put your social share count on steroids.

The premise of the site is simple  - you share my content, and I will share yours. Each time you share another person content you earn points. These points can then be used for others to share your content. Co-promote is a great way to get more traffic to your real estate blog.

Click on the link above to join!

I hope you will visit each of these terrific articles from some of the best real estate bloggers.

Final Re-Cap

Speaking of social shares, real estate round-ups are a great way to accomplish to get more eyes on your work. In this article, I have featured multiple bloggers. People absolutely love to see their name in the spotlight.

So guess what's going to happen now that this has been published. If your hand is raised and you're going to say that those mentioned will share the article to their social networks you are correct!

Round-ups are an opportunity to not only feature those folks who deserve it but to also see far more social shares of your own article.

 Other Real Estate Round-ups Worth A Look

Take a look at these additional real estate compilations where even more top-shelf real estate bloggers are featured. Whether you are a buyer, seller or real estate agent, you will find something that will catch your attention.

Posted by

Bill Gassett is a thirty-two year veteran to the real estate industry. He enjoys providing helpful information to buyers, sellers and fellow real estate agents to make sound decisions. His work has been featured on RIS Media, National Association of Realtors, Inman News, Placester, RESAAS, Credit Sesame and others.

Comments (33)

Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Hi, Bill.  

      You are a valued asset to the Real Estate Community - thanks for your great work.

  BTW, I notice that the word "asset" is incorporated in your last name.  How apropos!

Feb 14, 2017 07:05 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 How does it feel to be so loved on Valentine's Day Bill Gassett ?  I would expect nothing less and this excellent blog post ...

Feb 14, 2017 07:10 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Thanks for an excellent compilation of useful information. This was a great way to share so we can all benefit, plus some tips on how and why you should do this sort of thing yourself!


Feb 14, 2017 07:51 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Great round-up, Bill.  I love the co-promote concept!  Thanks for sharing.

Feb 14, 2017 08:12 AM
Melissa Spittel
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Westminster, MD
"Achieving Results Together "

You amaze me with the time, effort and energy you have available to create such  fantastic posts. You are found everywhere! You are an inspiration to the rest of us. By the way, I'm a fan of Canva (great resource) and also try to use Co-Promote.

Feb 14, 2017 09:36 AM
Bill Gassett

Thanks Melissa!

Feb 14, 2017 10:03 AM
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Thanks everyone I appreciate all the comps!

Feb 14, 2017 10:03 AM
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Anyone who is not using CO-PROMOTE right now I would highly recommend it!

Feb 14, 2017 10:36 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Bill, This is a great list. Several that I want to go read right now. I'm not sure what CO-Promote is but hopefully I'll figure it out.

Feb 14, 2017 01:21 PM
Bill Gassett

Co-Promote is well worth joining Connie!

Feb 14, 2017 05:19 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

LOVE this post, Bill! I'll be a regular follower if you're up for doing this periodically. You have an eye for what I am interested in reading and I thank you for saving me time searching for the best articles. 

Feb 14, 2017 02:05 PM
Bill Gassett

I will try Kathleen!

Feb 14, 2017 05:19 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Bill nice post as usual, have been using copromote for just a short while and love the concept. Thanks for the mention of the posts above worth reading.

Feb 14, 2017 02:13 PM
Margaret Goss
@Properties - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Every single article was of interest to me - thank you!

Feb 14, 2017 04:54 PM
Bill Gassett

Good to hear Margaret!

Feb 14, 2017 05:19 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I had never heard of co-promote... thanks for the great roundup and information!

Feb 14, 2017 10:51 PM
Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

Lots of interesting articles to read in on. I have heard of Canva but never tried it and Co-Promote seems to be worth looking into. Thank you!

Feb 15, 2017 02:22 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Thank you

Feb 15, 2017 08:12 AM
Elva Branson-Lee
Solid Source Realty GA - Atlanta, GA
CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent

Thanks Bill. How can I join you on Co-Promote as my biz page instead of my personal page? 

Feb 15, 2017 02:45 PM
Bill Gassett

Elva Branson-Lee I don't believe you can connect your personal profile just your business page.

Feb 15, 2017 05:37 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

This is a nice change from blogs of the week which are fine but articles that can be helpful regardless of origin are welcome.

Feb 15, 2017 03:37 PM
Bill Gassett

Glad you like it Joe Pryor 

Feb 15, 2017 05:38 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Thank you for sharing all of these great articles Bill Gassett.

Feb 15, 2017 08:46 PM
Bill Gassett

Sure thing Sybil Campbell glad you enjoyed them.

Feb 16, 2017 04:17 AM
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Bill Gassett as always you over deliver to our AR community and your buyers and sellers.  Where do you find the time to become soooo savvy in the technical world?   You continue to share and care and we love you for these attributes.

Feb 16, 2017 09:47 AM
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Hi Eileen Burns I started before everyone else did and have always had a fondness for social media/blogging:) So I make the time.

Feb 16, 2017 09:50 AM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

Bill Gassett Thank you for this wonderful collection of articles.  I like the idea of sharing content.  You are a wonderful blogger and appreciate the advice.

Mar 23, 2017 03:18 AM
Bill Gassett

Thanks very much Elyse Berman, PA, CRS !

Mar 23, 2017 04:12 AM