10 Great Real Estate Blogs From May
Looking for great real estate blogs? Here are 10 of the real estate blogs we've seen through the month of May
Welcome back to another blog roundup! Our Easy Agent Pro clients have really outdone themselves this time! Today we’ve got 10 stellar reads for you written by agents just like you.
If you’re having some difficultly coming up with fresh blog ideas, or are looking for that little extra “oomph” to get your own real estate blog started today, you’re going to love this post!
So, let’s get to it and see what these agents are writing about and how it’s helping them stand out in their market and in the industry.
Power couple Eric and Debra Ross kickoff this roundup with a killer guide to life in Simi Valley. A city just outside of Los Angeles with a small-town vibe, these two pros make a seriously convincing argument for their area.
The winning blog starts off with a nice infographic that gives readers a solid overview of what’s to come, which is a full-on guide for those looking to call Simi Valley their home.
If you’re not going to lead into your written content with a video, infographics are also a great way to go.
The article covers Simi Valley’s rich history, climate, transportation, diverse and friendly neighborhoods, education, job market, nightlife and dining, and recreation, just to name a few! Plus, what any future residents would need to know about any of these lifestyle categories.
If you haven’t written a city guide yet, or a persuasive list as to why folks should be considering your city, put it in your blog cue for this week!
Eric and Debra also took a very clever approach to this blog by writing it in, essentially, listicle form. Listicles are everywhere and they are not going anywhere. They’re easy to write because you’ve already got a format to follow and they are even easier for your readers to consume.
Bridge Realty agent Justin Culley has a nice series going to let his audience know what’s going on in the market each month. He kicks things off with a casual video where he speaks directly to his viewers and discusses the current market climate and what it means for both buyers and sellers.
As of last month, Justin’s area was highly competitive for buyers and great for sellers. Justin does an excellent job of breaking down everything for his audience, through both text and video.
Because the material is so relevant for buyers and sellers in the area and he delivers it in such a casual and easy to understand way, Justin is definitely establishing himself as a reliable go-to source for his target audience.
Does the idea of weighing in on controversial subjects intimidate you? If so, that’s totally understandable! However, adding your voice to the already viral conversation happening around a trending hot topic can be great for business! It’s a bold way to increase the visibility of your blog, get people talking in the comments section, and can be great for social networking and sharing. All that said, you’ll still want to proceed with caution on this one.
Pierce Real Estate agent Seth Muenzer recently published a blog that is a great example of how to navigate these often murky political waters and still remain neutral. How’d he do it? Research. Seth spent some time tracking down credible sources and pulling from the best to address what the 2016 election could mean for the housing market.
Seth starts out strong with an excerpt from the New York Times and then goes to such experts as the National Association of Realtors to find out how things have played out in past election years shadowed by political uncertainty.
Sean R. Swartz of Murphy Realty Group in New York recently published a great advice-based blog for future homeowners and it’s super helpful and informative. This kind of content is always, always great for your agent blog. People are reading their content to gain valuable insight and you have the opportunity to provide this and more with every post that you write.
From this article, you can see how much Sean genuinely cares about his clients and this article is all about sparing folks any heartache or unnecessary stress from side-stepping the lender approval process prior to looking for a home.
He provides detailed tips to make the process easy and concludes the blog by including his contact info for readers who would like his professional recommendations for lenders.
Missouri-based agent Jeff Cohen takes on a popular topic in this article to give first-time home buyers some tips and tricks to get the most out of the experience. This is another subject that you too should have at least one article about, so put it on your “to write” docket as well.
In just four short tips, Jeff manages to successfully cover a variety of steps hopeful buyers should take as they enter the home-buying process. He also provides valuable resources that readers can use as they begin the search for their dream house.
Affordability, hidden or often forgotten expenses and the importance of working closely with a qualified agent are just a few of the hacks Jeff offers up to his readers.
An article like this will always be relevant to your audience and can easily be expanded and updated as time goes on.
Jerry Brown, Real Estate Rockstar, put up an awesome post about why buyers may want to reconsider trying to selling their home on Zillow.
This is a good one, folks.
It can be difficult to persuade all sellers that they need to work with a professional to sell their property and if Jerry’s article doesn’t convince them, I don’t know what will. Jerry begins by breaking down exactly how little money will actually be saved for those who opt to put their house on Zillow themselves and then moves into the aspect of trying to keep emotions out of the transaction and what it is a real estate agent actually brings to the table.
For one thing, as Jerry points out, selling your property is their full-time and, as we all know, there’s a ton of behind-the-scenes work that goes into this that many clients will never know about. Jerry lifts the curtain on this a bit to give sellers just a taste of what it is an agent actually does in a day to sell their property.
Atlanta real estate pro Karin Carr picks up where Jerry left off and gives her readers even more reasons why they should work with an agent to sell their home. Karin incorporates a colorful, yet simple infographic to introduce readers to her topic before launching into some excellent FSBO stats in a pretty hilarious way that will definitely keep readers interested.
She discusses many of the aspects of an agent’s job that clients may not know about and also works in some of her professional expertise, including a great example of video marketing. Nice one, Karin!
She also lets her audience know that agents often have access to a variety of other professionals and specialists that will come in handy during the seller process, which is really just an added perk of working with a real estate agent.
Karin wraps it up by letting readers know that it’s actually okay if they want to move forward with selling their property themselves (no FSBO-shaming here!), but by this point has already laid out 10 great reasons why hiring a pro is really the way to go.
This is an excellent niche writeup by Jon Albert. Although this topic may be an area of interest for many readers, you don’t see many posts published about how eco-friendly features can add to the value and interest of homes, so chances are Jon is going to be ranking on Google with this piece in no time, if he isn’t already!
Because while it’s great to blog about popular, common topics, and you really should do this, it’s also a really good idea to include topics that are more unique to quickly establish yourself as an expert in that area. What will end up happening, especially when your piece is well-optimized, is that your blog will begin to show up at the top of Google searches when folks look for information on the topic.
Jon discusses what green features can have a positive influence on home value and which may actually have a negative impact. He backs up his predictions with stats and concludes that while many buyers care about being green, their ultimate decision may still have more to do with how these features impact their bottom line.
Leah and Alex Del Mundo recently shared a great Q & A blog where Leah answers many questions about island life and why Guam can be an amazing place to live. As if living in a literal tropical paradise weren’t enough, Leah also highlights the many other features South Guam has to offer.
She also provides resources for Navy families who may be relocating to the area, in addition to including information for those looking to rent or buy homes or townhouses.
We can see why Alex and Leah have become one of the top authorities on South Gaum living.
While all markets are unique, if you deal in an especially interesting or even quirky area, giving an insiders-look into life there is great. Question and answer posts are also a fun format to follow too because you can take questions from your network, bring in other market experts to weigh in, and generally provide an entertaining read on a subject that will be very important to your readers.
Colorado agent Mark White rounds off this group of awesome blogs with his post on how folks can be great home buyers. These steps are good and easy to follow. It would even be simple for new or first-time buyers to print out his article and take it with them as they start the process to use as a reference guide or checklist.
It’s all vital information for buyers and particularly for those who’ve never bought property before. Mark’s article is a great way for future buyers to start the hunt for their dream home with confidence and ease.
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