10 Amazing Real Estate Blogs
Looking for great real estate blog examples? Here are 10 of the real estate blogs we've seen through the month of April
Blogging is a proven lead generation strategy.
And here at Easy Agent Pro, we don’t just preach they you should blog to grow you business… we actively blog ourselves.
Additionally, we give every single new agent that signs up with us a free coaching session on how to use blogging in their business. I’m proud to say that approximately over 80% of our agents publish a blog post within the first 2 weeks of getting their site.
During April, we picked 10 of the 100’s of posts published by LeadSites customers and featured them here.
Real Estate Specialist Tristen Campanellla takes a quick break from expertly discussing the ins-and-outs of her local market to dish on the latest interior design trends and what trends are making their way into San Diego living rooms.
She discusses some of the biggest decor trends of last year and gives a fun forecast for what she hopes homeowners can expect in 2016 and beyond. Tristen predicts homes in the area will see statement lighting, quirky end tables and the rise of the modern farmhouse.
Tristen concludes the article by offering readers who are ready to sell a free consultation and home valuation, as well as the opportunity to discuss what on-trend upgrades could add value to their property.
Preston Kallshian of Norwest Home Listings uses a super informative and readable infographic to take a closer peek at consumer home buying trends this spring as well as to focus in on the future market and economy.
He covers five key points in the graphic, including looking at the best time to buy (or not to buy), pricing trends and statistics, home sizes and types, location and outlook.
Cape Cod real estate pro Micheal Leighton’s write up on becoming a first-time homeowner after renting is seriously awesome. He makes the strong argument that investing in a home is actually, more often than not, a more sound financial decision than continuing to pour money into steep rent rates and having little to know return on the long-term investment.
Leighton’s highly informative post answers many common questions about making the leap from renter to homeowner and breaks down the main steps renters need to take so they can be on their way to owning their first home.
His first tip is for hopeful owners to do their research. And here’s why: Leighton explains that any mortgage calculator will show renters that a mortgage is going to be very close to the price of what prospective buyers are paying monthly in rent. Though he also suggests that renters read another one of this posts that goes into the hidden costs of buying a home so they’re as financially prepared as possible, which is where the next step comes in, and that’s saving money.
Renters need to start saving up for that down payment, which Leighton explains can actually be much lower than 20% depending on your budget and it’s possible to put down as little as 3% to qualify.
Of course, first-time buyers will also need to do a credit check-up. Leighton gives lots of details and information about why this is such an essential step in the home buying process and provides resources for his readers.
Dustin Brohm is back with a super fun and helpful article for families moving to the Salt Lake City area to talk all about the best parks and playgrounds the city has to offer.
Dustin and his two year old son are definitely well on their way to becoming local park and playground experts as they did extensive research in preparation for this article.
Their footwork allowed them to get some great photos and give readers an awesome overview of the top kid-friendly parks in Salt Lake. They give the location and all the details any new family in town would need to make the most of any one of these awesome parks.
Boston-based agent Jason Niles took the time to break down what everyone needs to know when buying a bank or real estate owned property.
This happens when the house doesn’t sell in a foreclosure auction and reverts to the mortgage lender.
He also points out that these properties are actually a large part of the housing market, but there are several factors future buyers need to consider and be aware of before investing in one. From where to search for bank-owned properties to the home inspection and financing, Jason covers it all this article.
Real estate professionals Ann Kuss and Jeanie Oehrle have developed a great series called “Neighborhood Notes” that is all about Jackonsville Beach. They discuss the growing appeal for folks to escape the hustle and bustle of big city life for the coastal living that Jacksonville Beach provides. Best of all? It’s just across the bridge!
Ann and Jeanie’s overview of the area is enough to make anyone begin to fantasize about relocating to this bona fide beach town. The article is fun yet incredibly informative and is an awesome example of what you should include in an engaging blog about your city that readers will find both helpful and entertaining.
Broker John McConnin has a lot to say about avoiding real estate turbulence and how having a real estate attorney on your team can do the trick.
It’s no secret that things can get a bit bumpy along the way to buying or selling a home. John’s advice to agents is that having an attorney in your corner can definitely save you a headache and help to smooth out transactions. If you’re not convinced, be sure to read the full blog where John discusses a list he found of the 88 types of common problems that can arise during these processes and the many different ways in which an experienced real estate attorney can help you navigate and avoid these pitfalls. He also gives some scenarios to better illustrate his point. Case closed!
Seller, buyer and investment specialist Scott Mosley tells a great story to convey the importance of integrity.
Take a break from your routine today and give this one a read. It starts with he and his family having a nice Saturday morning breakfast together at their favorite local stop and ends with him learning a really valuable lesson from his soon-to-be 6 year old son.
It’s always nice to take a minute to stop and reflect on our values and how we exemplify them in our everyday lives, both at home and especially in our real estate dealings.
Here’s what we can all learn from Scott’s son Kona:
JC Silvey takes on a highly-localized issue concerning how the building of a church will impact the value of homes in his area. This is an intriguing topic for many reasons and should definitely grab the attention of folks living in Woddlea Manor as well as those hoping to buy and sell property.
This is actually a pretty complex topic and JC does a killer job at breaking it down and giving readers a fantastic overview of why this matters and what he sees happening in the area that he’s quickly becoming a known expert in. He’s also taken the time to update the post as needed to let people know how the proposal is proceeding and what changes the community can anticipate.
Xavier De Buck’s entertaining write up on the often common misconceptions people hold about agents and what can be done to overcome these stereotypes is definitely one of our favorite blogs this month!
“You’re getting paid way too much for what you’re doing!”
“You real estate agents are always so pushy to do a deal!”
Xavier thought about many of the misunderstandings that can often lead to agents getting a bad rep in the industry and among clients. He then considered what agents can do to dispel these misconceptions and provides a ton of great points about how agents are actually entrepreneurs and how challenging it can be to make it in this business!
With this in mind, Xavier’s piece takes readers through 5 major reasons why people often don’t like real estate agents and how agents can prove them wrong! From poor communication to a lack of transparency, Xavier has some great tips for how you can be the agent to disapprove these common industry cliches and be the person to actually land the deal and prove them wrong.
Brendan Daly of The Naples Team recently compiled a list of the many diverse qualities a top agent needs to have and the unique skill set that is required to dominate in this industry.
This is a great read for clients who are looking to hire a real estate agent so they know what attributes to look for in an agent. It’s also a nice read for agents to not only see what clients will be looking for, but to check out how they measure up to the qualifications Brendan lays out.
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