Late last week, Greg Swann announced that I had joined the cadre of authors at Bloodhound Blog. Since that announcement, I’ve made two posts on Bloodhound, and with each one comes an email or two from someone asking me why I would contribute to another Phoenix real estate blog. “Joining the competition” as someone put it.
I joined Bloodhound because I think it is a collection of some of the finest writers in the RE.net. An opportunity to join a group like that doesn’t come around every day. I’m looking forward to contributing, and honing my writing skills. You see it in sports every day. How many superstars have elevated their entire team to greatness? Bloodhound is chocked full of superstars. You’ve got to play with the best to be the best.
For the record, I’ve never seen Bloodhound Blog as “competition” for the Phoenix Real Estate Guy blog. Sure Greg and Cathleen (and Allen Butler) are all based in Phoenix. So what? Bloodhound writers don’t write for local markets. Bloodhound a nationally focused real estate blog. This blog is a locally focused real estate blog (for the most part. I do tend to wander into national things. And completely non-real estate matters as well. But that’s just what you get here).
The point is, although Greg and I are in the same market, we are not direct competitors. The Phoenix real estate market is wide and varied — much like the Phoenix geography. I live in and focus on the east side of Phoenix. Greg lives central and tends to focus on historical/mid-century homes. We really don’t directly compete for business. Besides, there are close to 60,000 homes listed for sale and with 40K something agents, the odds of any two running into each other are slim to none.
There is plenty of real estate — both in the physical and cyber worlds — for all of us.