Julien Ray, Real Estate Wrtier For Water Pointe Realty Group. (Water Pointe Realty Group)

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Candice A. Donofrio
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I think first you need to be more specific about identifying 'people'. It's easy to get overwhelmed when you're trying to cast too wide a net.

Mar 13, 2018 03:50 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

As a "Real Estate Wrtier For Water Pointe Realty Group" you should not have to ask around here for ideas. After all, you are supposed to be a professional writer. But, seeing as your first 2 blog posts are pretty much cut and paste articles with minor changes, I guess you are not really a professional writer and Water Pointe realty should be concerned about your technique. I don't think that giving credit for the pictures you "borrowed" will save Water Pointe Realty from the consequences to follow.

Mar 13, 2018 06:22 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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You have some really good answers here.

Mar 13, 2018 05:45 AM
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Ken Jones Commercial Real Estate
VRI Realty, Inc. - Metuchen, NJ
Automotive & Industrial Real Estate

Julien Ray First of all, YOU should be the source of good topics and provide them to the audience you should be building with your blog on your personal website, as well as using other media, such as a podcast, and direct mail driving traffic to your blog and podcast.

By the way, you have lovely brown hair, but it would probably be more beneficial to you for people to see your face in your photo.

Just a few thoughts . . . 

Mar 13, 2018 03:58 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Have you thought about searching the hashtags and see what's trending on social media?

Mar 13, 2018 09:01 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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Trending = Twitter

Mar 13, 2018 07:31 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate

Real Estate is Local Julien Ray . Many of my posts are the result of me reading the Newspaper every morning. Also many of my posts are related to me getting out there and meeting new business people.

Mar 13, 2018 06:57 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Candice A. Donofrio nailed this one!

Mar 13, 2018 06:06 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

You have many options. All of which require some 'mining' on your part.

SM dashboard are a great place to start. 90% of them allow FREE (limited) versions with sufficient capability to monitor conversation. I recommend Sendible.

Key word analytics such as those proved by Google and SEMrush are excellent tools for discovering what folks are searching.

An agents should consider exploring these venues BEFORE finalizing the message to send to their geo farm. 

However, you may find it less time consuming and more direct to simply note what those citizens can SEE. The go with that as the lead. However, if you have budget for online marketing, this is work you should be doing anyway so leverage that for blogging also.

Consider balancing your weekly schedule to include hot topics, hyper local real estate news and market conditions with interpretation.

Mar 13, 2018 05:29 AM
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Corinne Guest
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
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Focus on one topic and expand it deep, become the expert at it. It should tie in with the type of real estate you want to sell. I would say everything can trend, but you want to be opposite.

Mar 13, 2018 05:16 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

The FAQ you as a real estate agent or broker get hit with daily, on the hour ever hour. Those are you what they want and you need to serve up in your blog posting hunt and peck. BUYERS - which kind? The new to the area and know nothing about your turf so beef up the community information and show me around first before talking properties or local but elderly and thinking retirement and downsizing so it's first floor living that they want to extra extra read all about it. Make your blogging round robin and revisit the niche audiences you service. Green living, DIY build your own home, talk about buying the land for the stick built or modular home. Tell me about local mortgage bank rates and the best real estate program fit for me out here in the online audience. See me, talk to me, give me something worthwhile, helpful that does down easy and is retained in the information digestion.

Mar 13, 2018 02:21 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Check Inman, RISMedia etc to get the idea on hot topics, Julien Ray.

Mar 13, 2018 09:17 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Realty Beachside power by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
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Write about what you know and know your target audience.

Mar 13, 2018 09:07 PM
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Don't chase the shiny topic of interest...you will be a day late. Instead, focus on providing as much local real estate information as you can (i.e. subdivisions, communities, market reports, etc.). That information will net you returns.

If you still decide to write about a trending topic, make it something relevant to the local demographic you are seeking to get leads from (i.e. the new community center for 55+, how the new school zoning laws affect millennial homeowners, etc.).

Mar 13, 2018 03:49 PM
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Bob Crane
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Neighborhood info is always in demand, become the local expert.

Mar 13, 2018 12:55 PM
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Read other blog posts, follow other real estate sites, as others have said what is interesting to peoplebuying and selling homes in your area.

Mar 13, 2018 12:38 PM
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Peter Mark
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Hi Julien, geat website by the way from 2003 not bad in organic rankings but you could use some improvement. As far as trending or topics check out answer the public but would focus in on your site structure.

Mar 13, 2018 12:16 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Greg Cremia is spot on with this.

Mar 13, 2018 09:26 AM
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Carol Williams
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If you are writing for a specific company, you need to be writing about the location and target market they serve, not general information.   This comes with local market knowledge and access to current real estate information. Perhaps the company you write for can tell you what topics they want covered and provide the information you need.

Mar 13, 2018 08:10 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Just start with the town closest or has the most sales & start giving market updates that people are interested in. Your MLS can give you tons of ideas.

Mar 13, 2018 07:52 AM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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   Read the featured blogs on AR, including the comments.  Visit this question board daily.  

Mar 13, 2018 07:06 AM
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Roy Kelley
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Local new and events are always popular. Talk about the places you visit and enjoy.

Mar 13, 2018 07:05 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Every pocket of Real Estate has landmarks, dynamics, charm & desire. Visit the neighborhoods, communities/city and random people for their thoughts

Mar 13, 2018 07:03 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Are you in real estate or are you writing for someone who is?

Mar 13, 2018 06:58 AM
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Will Hamm
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You are on the right site.  See lots of topics written by Debbie, Reynolds, Jeff Dowlers and more here.

 

Mar 13, 2018 06:51 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
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 With the amount of media covering real estate, I'd say your an Inman News, a Realtor interview or a Google click away from knowing.

Mar 13, 2018 06:50 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Pick one and then follow the advice of Joe Pryor 

Mar 13, 2018 05:10 AM
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Nina Hollander
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What Ken Jones, ASA, SCGREA, CRES said. Otherwise, if you are just looking to educate yourself, google the topics and read away.

Mar 13, 2018 04:10 AM
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David Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality

Search trending.. Hastags on Twitter? a google search for recent real estate topics possibly specific to your target market? try using various Keyword search tools to see how popular specific long tail keywords are for your desired market? Lots of other options have been given to you here Julien Ray Also follow the suggestions of Candice A. DonofrioKen Jones, ASA, SCGREA, CRES check the popular blog posts with most comments here as well

Mar 18, 2018 07:57 AM
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Katerina Gasset
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HGTV :) 

Don't look for trending topics. 

Discover who your avatar is , and then find out what their pain points are, what is it that they need, then fill that need. 

Always speak the language of your audience and niche it down, drill deep. 

Mar 14, 2018 09:04 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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stop using google and start with learning the local market

Mar 14, 2018 02:53 PM
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National and international news can affect your local market. Address how your market is reacting or what it has to offer that is untouched by national events.

Mar 13, 2018 07:21 PM
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William Feela
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You need to dial down you search and look for a single subject...just listen to the news

Mar 13, 2018 04:39 PM
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Terri Woods
Bexar and Comal Counties - San Antonio, TX
Selling Real Estate in San Antonio, Texas & Area

I am just getting back into blogging. In fact, I am writing 30 blogs before I begin posting again. (I just moved to another city/state so I must begin again.) Blogging is evergreen so be diligent and you will see results.

Google keyword analytics is great. Have a plan and a calendar. And do your best to have 5-7 blog articles per week. 

Have fun!

Mar 13, 2018 12:58 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
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Relax and think... let the inspiration come to  you.

Mar 13, 2018 11:40 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Good luck.

Mar 13, 2018 08:15 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Julien,

Research, research and research.  A

Mar 13, 2018 07:00 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Listen, it's all around you Julien.

Mar 13, 2018 06:45 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I like to write about my experiences, buyers, sellers, locations, what to do and what not to do. 

Mar 13, 2018 05:27 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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Right here on AR . There are two sides to every story

Mar 13, 2018 05:15 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Find a niche, do a series.

Mar 13, 2018 04:56 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Do them yourself.

Mar 20, 2018 08:59 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Life goes on. And it seems so does spam.

Mar 17, 2018 11:29 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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Stuart Florida Real Estate

Get inspiration from what's happening in your area.

Mar 14, 2018 07:01 AM