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Rainmaker
4,042,063
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Initially, my blogging structure was rather ramshackle with lots of starts/stops before I focused on market reports combined with specific property updates. Along the way, I think I read that there was a reason behind showing some diversity in posts so I included those on occasion as well.

I took a year away from posting and returned by putting my random thoughts into words quite frankly more for me but the interaction continues to be rewarding.  Just in a different way now.  

Mar 03, 2020 05:08 AM
Rainmaker
883,521
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I am not structured. My blog is not dear diary. If I have a new listing, sell one, or have something to say that I feel someone might want to hear, that's when. And that's what.

Mar 03, 2020 05:11 AM
Ambassador
2,947,901
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Pretty structured.  1st day of the month, market snapshot.  Tuesdays:  Ask An Ambassador.  6 other days of the month:  market reports.  Also a move-in ready patio home update for one of the area builders.  That leaves me about 1/2 the month to write to whatever topic I think needs addressed. 

Mar 03, 2020 06:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,376,563
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

When I was gunning for the free account, I had my market reports that I posted every Thursday because that was usually a less busy day on the schedule.

 

Now I just post whatever, whenever.  No structure and no desire or one.

Mar 03, 2020 08:09 AM
Ambassador
3,030,668
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

A little of both. Sometimes I get a call for a consult and that inspires the post. There are some topics that are structured and scheduled. Given that I write and post all my own content, there are times "scheduled" does not happen. 

 

Mar 03, 2020 07:58 AM
Rainmaker
879,151
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Structured:  I publish market reports 1 or 2 times a month mainly driven by new listings or sold activity. This schedule is nearly always supplemented with opportunity blogs related to what has been detected by the radar of home owners.

And of course, if its in the news and related to the lives of those in the community, it may be worth a blog.

What would cause me to deviate?  A gourmet cupcake.

Mar 03, 2020 05:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,712,352
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I am not that regimented. I am more 'off the cuff' I guess. I pick things that come up in my area & try to fill in the blanks on subjects.

At the beginning of the month, I know I have to start the market reports so that is structured I guess. 

Mar 03, 2020 05:24 AM
Rainmaker
3,316,490
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I like to use a mix. Mondays i write my Monday market report and then during the week i write about my experiences. I mix in market reports about popular local condo complexes in between. It has been working well. 

Mar 03, 2020 05:21 AM
Ambassador
1,809,122
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I don't even have a cuff.

Mar 03, 2020 03:47 PM
Rainmaker
2,631,751
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Shooting from the hip gets things done most of the time. Other times a pause

Mar 03, 2020 10:22 AM
Rainmaker
348,902
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I am more off the cuff, but am working on more structure in my blogging and my life!  :o)

Mar 03, 2020 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
1,867,545
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

No structure at all. I've always blogged about my experiences and thrown in market reports as well.

Mar 03, 2020 06:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,843,489
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

In general, I'm not structured, although I do always do a market report early in the month. Otherwise, I just post whatever I feel like posting when I feel like writing.

 

Mar 03, 2020 05:45 AM
Ambassador
3,249,502
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Well I"ve been off my past history of doing market reports or anything much else for that matter. We've had other things going on that needed our attention but one of these days I'll be back in the grove.

Mar 03, 2020 03:31 PM
Rainmaker
1,384,724
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Definitely off the cuff - we write a blog when something happens that is blog-worthy. But also scheduled -we do monthly market reports.

Mar 03, 2020 01:35 PM
Rainmaker
6,506,585
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Many of my regular posts are structured.

Mar 03, 2020 11:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,207,131
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I've been off the cuff for years. But, I'm working on a more coordinated plan with my Podcast/Blog/Marketing so I must become structured in that vein.

 

Mar 03, 2020 10:56 AM
Rainmaker
1,709,813
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

When I was active, my blogging was NOT structured. I wrote about whatever I felt was pertinent at the time.

After retirement, I found "theme day" blogging was much easier because I wasn't IN the market every day.

Mar 03, 2020 09:06 AM
Rainmaker
5,493,568
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

ARMS,

It depends on my inspiration, whatever strikes me in that moment.  On weekends, I like to share restful and fun posts.  Saturday is about our Farmers Market...

A

Mar 03, 2020 08:49 AM
Rainer
1,285
Steve Whitehead
Coastal Real Estate Group - Saint Augustine, FL
Rehabber-Landlord investing in St Augustine

I blog about various subjects as they come up.  If I see it as important in my business, I will share it with others.

Mar 05, 2020 06:33 AM
Rainer
3,378
Eva Braughly
Freelance - New York, NY
Interior Decorator

a mix of the two styles

Mar 05, 2020 04:20 AM
Rainmaker
637,152
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Blogging should be something done with a purpose and have meaning to the blogger.  Being regimented comes across as robotic in my opinion.

Mar 04, 2020 01:41 PM
Ambassador
5,332,503
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

A mix, scheduled on topic posts for business, random stuff for fun.

Mar 04, 2020 07:44 AM
Rainmaker
794,006
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Mine is whatever has happened recently around me that I beliieve needs to be told. The only structure I have is that I try to connect whatever is going on around me to Real Estate. Sometimes it works...and sometimes it doesn't.

Mar 04, 2020 07:31 AM
Rainmaker
2,070,191
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Rotation with more frequent hot topics to stock the blogging shelves to round robin. Then filliing in tied to national trends and local happenings custom made to your market. The what it is like where you live as the local insider living here makes you and I shine way way brighter in search engine indexing than RTZ that are out of touch with your community flavor. It is not tied to the day of the week but which blogging platform you are hunting and pecking on. One site we manage is heavier on buying Maine land and everything that entails broken into blogging posts. Owner financing, developing waterfront land, farming soils and woodlot management plans, recreational build your own cabins off grid, etc. Another is purely living in Maine travel channel fun, no real estate. Our blue site is buying a home topic and here are the resources heavy. Lighter on the land blog posts to hit different audience demographic targets. Your images, your video, it is not just words that a blog contains and make them optimize and all over local to be found by the public, the search engines. Do you just blog real estate real estate or is it obvious where you live, what you like about the area where all the listings you peddle are on the planet? Do you instantly know where most AR bloggers are from town and state? It should be obvious from what they post. Don't leave it to the chamber of commerce and be the local cub reporter excited about where you live.. promote that too!

maine green bridge

Mar 04, 2020 04:14 AM
Ambassador
2,567,333
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Mine is an eclectic mix of business, inspiration, events, lessons and my amazing family life in southern Utah!

Mar 03, 2020 04:59 PM