10 blogs that ruin my life! (and you should let them ruin yours)

Services for Real Estate Pros with Inbound Real Estate Marketing L.L.C.

Every year I do 200 to 400 consultations with real estate professionals all over the world. It's surprising how often the topic of what blogs or websites I follow and why. In 2018 my list was more the real estate blogs you SHOULD read. This year in 2020 I am simply listing the blogs I actually read which are not all blogs lol. Some are Facebook pages and Instagram feeds. About 1/2 are real estate related and the other focus on search engine updates, digital marketing, and motivation. In a moment I will give you the list . The order of the list is based on how much time I spend on that blog. From most to least.


But first here is the link to the full blog post on InboundREM 

Here are the 10 blogs listed in the order I spend time on the most time spent to least. Also what information I am seeking by reading that blog. 



1. Neil Patel - Digital Marketing beginner to intermediate

2 Gates Notes -  Inspiration/Motivation and recommendations for mind-expanding literature.

3. Search Engine Journal - Organic and Paid Google Algorithm updates

4. Active Rain - Staying in touch with my chosen vertical

5. The Close - Tracking the most popular producer of real estate content

6. Adam White - Advanced link-building Strategies 

7. Christophe Choo - The ONLY working real estate professional I follow. Nough said.

8. Tom Ferry - Gives me something to talk to my clients about

9. Brian Dean - Advanced SEO strategies

10. Inboundrem - Detailed reviews of real estate websites | CRMS | Lead generation systems



Alright, rainers what blogs do YOU read? Link in the comments. 



Comments (13)

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Just ActiveRain! It has been my Go-To for 11+ years now.

Apr 07, 2020 10:54 AM
inboundREM Market Updates
InboundREM - Los Angeles, CA

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! Its an amazing blog and the vest space if your doing real estate only blogging.

Apr 07, 2020 11:07 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

It is a little bit of everything from market posts, to gardening, to fishing to photography. I enjoy it and it does bring referrals!

Apr 07, 2020 11:14 AM
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

I follow three of your ten, but I measure my time and don't feel expanding my list would be a good use of my time.  

Apr 14, 2020 07:07 AM
Robert Newman

Peter Mohylsky, The Beach is closed but I am open. Completely understandable. Which three do you follow?

Apr 14, 2020 06:56 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Great list, saw your post in Peter's repost, I used to be all over the place, but now only read AR, for real estate.

Apr 14, 2020 07:52 AM
Robert Newman

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 Thank you for checking my list out :-) 

Apr 14, 2020 06:57 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

THis is really helpful - thanks for curating this list for us

Apr 16, 2020 06:01 AM
Robert Newman

Lise Howe Actually THANK you for dropping by. 

Apr 18, 2020 02:58 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Robert Newman - I learned blogging on Active Rain and still follow through on my own website.  I send my posts to Linked In and Facebook.

Apr 18, 2020 04:56 AM
Robert Newman

Grant Schneider Active Rain was the SECOND blog I started. The first was my Wordpress blog I run my company off of. 

Apr 18, 2020 02:57 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Thanks. I'll check out Adam White. (I'm not in real estate).  I follow many of the others you mentioned and they are great choices.

Apr 18, 2020 06:47 AM
Robert Newman

Debbie Gartner He's brilliant if you are going to study SEO. He just released another case study which is what us SEO's live and breathe. 

Apr 18, 2020 02:56 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Robert - well, that is certainly some post title and thanks to Carol Williams SCS Second Chance Saturday post, I was "alerted" to it.  There are some familiar names included here along with some new-to-me.  Thanks for the information.  

Apr 18, 2020 07:03 AM
Robert Newman

Michael Jacobs Ever wake up grab your coffee sit down at your computer and the next thing you know it's lunch time? I've done that with these many times lololol.

Apr 18, 2020 02:55 PM
Michael Jacobs

Robert Newman - unless we remain mindful of all things - time does a "habit" of escaping.  

Apr 18, 2020 05:07 PM
Robert Newman

Michael Jacobs So true.

Apr 19, 2020 04:12 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Robert, I will also check out some of the links you shared with us. 

Apr 18, 2020 07:55 AM
Robert Newman

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Let me know if any of these resonate with you. Maybe start with Gates's notes I think everyone can use a little optimism right now. 

Apr 18, 2020 02:54 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Robert Newman ,

so glad Carol Williams featured your post in her Second Chance Saturday series. I'm definitely going to check out the links you listed. Thank you forsharing

Apr 18, 2020 02:59 PM
Robert Newman

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR It's great to run into you again on Active Rain. Grateful to @Carol Williams fore giving my post another look. You as well Dorie. 

Apr 18, 2020 03:12 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

While I am familiar with most of these I do not follow regularly...but perhaps I need to rethink that approach, given your recommendations.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend at home!


Apr 19, 2020 02:14 PM
Robert Newman

Jeff Dowler, CRS Thank you Jeff! Hope you enjoy yours. 

Apr 19, 2020 04:14 PM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

GREAT info!!!  Thanks for posting!!  Something for everyone!!

Apr 19, 2020 02:23 PM
Robert Newman

John Henry, Florida Architect Ha! This has been my best-received post about blogs I follow ever. The funny thing is I was sure it would be the worst because I went deep off the rails in terms of real estate specific. Glad you like the list. 

Apr 19, 2020 06:40 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Thank you for sharing what info you are allowing in to your world.

Apr 25, 2020 02:57 PM
inboundREM Market Updates

MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900 What we feed our intellect is more important than EVER! 

Apr 25, 2020 03:36 PM