The best real estate blogs of 2019
Looking for a good read over the holidays? Here are 5 of the best real estate blogs, full of a wealth of information perfect for any real estate professional.
Sure, for many agents, selling real estate is just a “job.” They put in their 9 to 5 and call it a day.
For others, real estate is an addiction. They eat, sleep and breathe the industry, spending many “off hours” (is there such a thing?) consuming every tidbit of housing market news, real estate industry gossip and learning new real estate lead-gen tips and tricks.
They rely heavily on the best real estate blogs for information about the industry and, if you do too, you know some blogs are far better than others.
And, while we feel that Easy Agent Pro’s is among the best (and we aren’t alone, by the way, see #21, here), today we’ll turn you on to 5 more of the best real estate blogs that we think deserve a bookmark.
These are in no particular order of “best-ness.”
New agents will find a ton of good information on McKissock Learning’s blog. From how to get organized and how to budget to tips on setting yourself apart from the crowd of other agents in the market, there’s a lot to learn as a new real estate agent.
The posts are short and leave us wanting more, but there’s enough information imparted to help a newbie get a good start.
HousingWire.com is one of the best real estate blogs and a weekly must-visit as far as we’re concerned. It’s here that we get more in-depth information on the headlines. Twitter and Facebook, for instance, was on fire over the NAR outlawing pocket listings.
We got the complete story, however, at HousingWire.com. We also get the straight scoop on the nation’s housing market, instead of the agenda-driven drivel we tend to find in mainstream media.
We love, love, love Redfin’s surveys and studies. One of the latest shows the economic impact to areas with new rail transit, but they’ve studied everything from agent incomes to the nation’s hottest housing markets and the next generation of real estate agents.
The Local Insights section is amazing for agents looking for hyper-local blog fodder. Did your market make the list of the most and least affordable metros? Maybe it showed up on the list of the 25 Most Cat-Friendly Cities of 2019?
New posts appear daily so you’ll have lots of good information to peruse when you can find the time.
Impeccably researched, most of the posts you’ll find at TheClose.com come from a voice of experience, managing editor Emile L’Eplattenier. He’s armed with the experience only a New York real estate license can lend, so you can be assured of getting the facts and some well-considered opinion here.
Although I beg to differ with his portrayal of baby boomers as doddering, digital-marketing dolts, (Hey, Jeff Bezos, did you hear that? You can’t market for crap!), he admirably covers both sides of the single-property website debate.
Maybe it’s because we seem to think alike on a lot of other real estate marketing avenues, but his post about LinkedIn for agents is brilliant – almost as brilliant as ours. We definitely recommend this one as one of the best real estate blogs on the web.
We love this blog for the variety of topics they cover and their lack of an overt agenda. Run by the Residential Real Estate Council, it’s thankfully open for all to read, even if you don’t carry the designation.
From news to ethics and the latest in real estate tech for you to brush up on, TRSMag is worth a read.
Check out “Choosing the Right Stuff,” by Matt Alderton.
Ok, I saved my favorite for last. The self-described “strong news voice in the entrepreneur and tech world,” holds a special place in its heart for real estate in general and agents in particular.
For more than a decade, the site has been “ … advocating for real estate practitioners while offering exclusive insight into best practices, trends, and sharp editorial content.”
Bottom line is that The American Genius for Real Estate section is a must-read each week and easily one of the best real estate blogs.
Here’s a post to get you started, from staff writer Dawn Brotherton: The Best Way to Handle Stressful Clients.
But, don’t just stick to the real estate section; there is useful information sprinkled throughout other of the blog’s sections.
For instance, we found an amazingly valuable-for-the-ultra-luxury-agent post on creating yummy brochures, with lots of inspirational photographs. You’ll find “10 inspirational print brochure examples” in the business section, under “Marketing.”
Member of a real estate team? Head on over to the Business Entrepreneur section and read up on how to share negative thoughts with your business partner.
Tips for serial procrastinators is a find in the Op-Ed section.
As always, when researching online, check the author’s credentials before buying into stats and other important information.
One of our favorite blogs, for instance, has on staff a writer who actually isn’t a writer, but a “performance artist” who dabbles in writing on the side. Needless to say, some of her stats are unverifiable.
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