This question is about how much is OK to share on our blogs and if it could possibly be detrimental to our clients, or to us? These questions are rhetorical and I am looking for you all to weigh in with the answers.
In their recent post AgentGenius raised a question about providing feedback to the listing agents and how it could be detrimental to a buyer, if you represent a buyer.
This made me think about things we write about on our blogs. Let me give you some examples.
If I write a post about how to find a bargain in Princeton NJ, I am giving away this information to the whole of the Internet. including the buyers represented by other agents. Wouldn't it be to the benefit of my clients for others not to have this information?
There are many posts on blogs of the "buy of the week, month, etc". If you as selling agent and say that the property is priced bellow the market, is does this present a conflict for the seller? If you are representing buyers, wouldn't you want to share this info just with your clients, and not the whole wide net?
Posts with generic ideas on how to buy and sell real estate are a dime a dozen, so there is no issue there. But suppose you have some clever and unique idea, wouldn't you want your clients only to know -to give them the competitive advantage?
How about competition? We all have access to the same data. It's the analysis and interpretation that is important. is it to the agents' benefit to educate their competition on this analysis?
If competing agents pass this info to their clients, does it diminish the advantage your clients have because of your knowledge?
Just pondering...I am sure the brilliant minds on this forum had it all sort it out:)