Need to catch up on your real estate reading this week? There’s been some great blogs out there….
Running Into Oncoming Traffic over at the Real Estate Tomato is a quick read on things to do to get your blog moving along. These tips would apply to any blog type, it’s certainly not limited to real estate. As a complete aside, I used to love Frogger.
Zillowblog has some interesting census trends/demographics, complete with versions of Zillow’s nifty “heat maps”. (Phoenix doesn’t crack the top five for oldest median age. Obviously they didn’t do the counting in the winter.)
Dustin Luther, Greg Swann and Joel Burslem take a critical eye to Windermere’s new map based MLS search. It’s a beauty. The techno geeks at Century 21 would do well to emulate this thing. The techno geeks at Century 21 should…. oh, never mind. I’ll save it for another day.
There’s been some BlogBuzz this week around buyer’s agency, dual representation, et al. Jim Duncan sums it up nicely, including links back to other’s thoughts.
And Todd Tarson opines on MLS data accessibility. I’m all for it. Why not get our seller’s property out to as many people as possible? Isn’t…that…the…point???
A couple of new (to me) bloggers have hit my radar screen in the past few weeks. Maureen over at MIOaklandCounty not only has finally given up Blogger and has a spiffy new WordPress blog, she’s also found a great list of tips to get your home ready for sale. And Jonathan Dalton spins up a great analogy between real estate and my favorite sport, poker.
Both Maureen and Jonathan are also active bloggers on ActiveRain, a superb “social network” for real estate professionals. If you are in real estate in any shape, form or fashion, you should join! (disclosure notice: I get “points” if someone joins ActiveRain using this link. Points get you nothing but bragging rights and my shiny face on the Arizona page. Jonathan is under the delusion that he’s going to catch me in the points race, so please sign up with this link so I can continuie to dominate him.)
So there you have it, oh avid readers. These selections should keep you going for quite some time, particularly of you follow the internal links. Also, don’t just stop at these posts. Read anything in any one of these fine blogs and you’ll find expertise, knowledge, humor and some great writing.