The number one thing that has helped my real estate career has been reading blogs.
Through my years in real estate, I have gotten almost no help from my colleagues or brokers. The philosophy was that we were in direct competition with each other so we could not share our ideas or expertise because it might hurt our career. Almost no agents would divulge any of their so called “secrets”. If a real estate agent would give up any of their knowledge, it was at a price.
I am so glad I discovered Web 2.0. What I learned was it is ok to share knowledge and ideas. It will not hurt me. It will help build a supportive community and it will help the real estate industry as a whole.
Here are some things I have learned by reading blogs:
- Social media, especially Twitter
- About blogging and blogging ideas
- All about video
- Virtual tour options
- Marketing techniques
- Real estate news
- What to put on my website
- How to treat clients
And much, much more.
My favorite real estate blogs are:
- Sellsius Real Estate
- HomeGain Blog
- Agent Genius
- Bloodhound Blog
- Guerilla Marketing
- Real Estate Tomato
- Real Estate Zibra
- The Real Estate Bloggers
- My local newspaper blog
I subscribe to about 20 blogs and read them in my feed reader. I am discovering more every day. I encourage you to find your own favorites and never stop learning!
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