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

For robo-posters, it's a no brainer. Quality of posts is most important for many and can accomplished in 300 words or less when posting daily, bi-weekly, several times a week or weekly. 

Mar 11, 2020 05:44 AM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Even when I posted daily I did my best to make it a quality post.

Mar 11, 2020 05:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,601,104
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

quality for me. I am not a fan of those 50 word photo posters but it's their blog not mine.

Mar 11, 2020 05:38 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have heard this debate for so many years, and many of those who argue in favor of quality do not really post anything that is of higher quality than the average.

I say post some for reading, some for google, and it all balances out.

Mar 11, 2020 08:57 AM
Rainmaker
762,754
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I see many quality posts. I am familiar with certain AR members whose post are frequent and worth reading. I am aware of some who auto-post and are worthless. Quality and frequency may not go hand-in-hand but they are not mutually exclusive, either.

Mar 11, 2020 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Everyone has a different goal and while it seems that overall ActiveRain traffic may have decreased from its peak(whenever that may have been).  There are many examples of quality and quantity posters still in existence.  Some combine both.  Others are hit/miss.  The "follow"aspect here is good but it can be limiting at times but discovering previously unknown-to-me post/posters is one of the many surprises of membership.  

Mar 11, 2020 06:05 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

Personally, I believe quality is important and takes precedence over quantity.  It is possible to be a frequent poster and still maintain quality?  I suppose it's possible....

One only needs to point to Kathy Streib, or Liz and Bill Spear  to see examples of those who post regularly, consistently, and still maintain quality... but I think it's difficult and requires serious discipline that many do not have.

Mar 11, 2020 09:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Quality is in the eye of the reader. There were a few that pumped out quantity without thought of quality

Mar 11, 2020 07:11 AM
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David M. Dwares
Title Professionals Corp. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Title guy with a broker license

So my question for ARMS is have you increased posts in the Q&A Section because you are afraid of a drop in activity due to the change in collecting points?

If so, is this an example of quantity over quality?  I do not mean to imply that you are not asking good questions, but aren't you curious to see what happens organically as a result of the point change.

I for one, am glad that the "only for points" questions and answers have receded.

Mar 11, 2020 06:53 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Are you referring to the quality of THIS question or the entire body of work ARMS has published?

Maybe you are asking about those who blog everyday? It is a mystery to me.

I would challenge you to present what you call/define as 'consistant quality' and juxtaposed that with what creates a flowing and readership. Too often these do not walk the same path. And certainly they do not and I would suggest should not have the same intended outcome.

 

Mar 11, 2020 05:39 AM
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Thank you Alan May for your kind words.

To: ARMS

There is one reason why I post daily and that's is for my own self-discipline and a commitment I made to myself years ago after one of those 30 in 30 posts. That said, I make every effort to write something every day that others may find fun and interesting.  

I find this and the vast majority of posts here far more interesting than the copy and paste posts that while interesting are just that...copy and paste words from some other source. 

Mar 11, 2020 12:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Garbage In - Garbage Out. 

Quality always over quantity. 

Yes, it is possible to do both. 

Mar 11, 2020 10:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

I like to think that I have quality blogs...but they are not frequent.

I am slow and it takes me too long to say something interesting and still have good grammer.

For SEO purposes the length needs to be longer, and longer, and longer...

Eve

Mar 11, 2020 09:12 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

1. I don't see how repetitive useless dreck accomplishes much of anything except to annoy the readers. I would not hire that 'author' for anything.

2. Sure, if you are a good writer with lots of imagination/knowledge!

 

Mar 11, 2020 08:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Peter Mohylsky. The Santa Rosa Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN

I go for both.  I want to post daily to make it a habit but I try to make each post interesting and informative.  

Mar 11, 2020 07:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Quality is important for the reputation of the blogger. Some posts have limited appeal.

Mar 11, 2020 07:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Quality is a champion and quantity is second place to it. There is a chasm between instructive conversation and gibberish. One must choose a side

Mar 11, 2020 07:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

I guess anything is possible.  The automated post system might be the worst option or paying someone else to post too.

Mar 11, 2020 02:42 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

ARMS,

I think that we post quality both in fun posts as well as our branding and marketing posts.  It often takes me over an hour for those posts to make sure I said it perfectly.  A

Mar 11, 2020 10:24 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Quality.  Whether it's in one post a week or 10 quality market reports per week.  Quality is key.

Mar 11, 2020 08:26 AM
Rainmaker
991,192
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 can only speak for me; quality. Quantity reduces my quality if daily, but consistency raises my quality when I do so weekly. I admire daily quality.

Mar 11, 2020 08:25 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I used to think it was ALL about quality REAL ESTATE posts but, then I began getting regular comments about 'having gotten to know me' on my blog (which is this one). I don't mind a bit doing boring market reports which are particularly interesting to me but, to no one else! 

And, I don't mind sharing my fur baby stories, stories about things that happen in this business, etc. It's an opportunity for people to get to know me and what's right for me, may not be right for others. 

Mar 11, 2020 06:45 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Quality for sure.  I have just under 300 posts. And, they usually generate 550,000 - 600,000 pv/month.

Mar 11, 2020 11:55 AM
Rainer
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Lauren Vega
RE/MAX - Colorado Springs, CO

Definitely believe that quality trumps quantity.

Mar 12, 2020 02:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Rae Dolan
Roots & Wings Realty Group / Champions Real Estate Group - Katy, TX
Real estate agent serving the Katy area

Quality. Typically it's only possible to deliver quantity and quality with a writer on your team, be it part-time contract work or whatever. Kind of hard to post quality in quantity when you're successfully selling real estate IMHO.

Mar 15, 2020 06:56 AM