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10 Reasons NOT to Add Podcasts to Your Blog

You really shouldn’t try podcasting. Why bother? Tech-savvy youngsters are the only ones downloading files from iTunes. And, that’s exactly what you should believe. Please ignore reports from comScore Networks that indicate 35-54 year olds makeup a sizable portion of podcast listeners.

Apparently, many top podcasts are in the business and educational genres and appeal to the more educated and higher-income consumer segments. But that should be of no interest to you…because you don’t need to podcast.

You’re a real estate agent, not a radio broadcaster. You need to spend your time in the field with your clients. Don’t bog yourself down with a phenomenal social media tool that can spread your message, your brand, and your expertise like wildfire.

And here are 10 more reasons why you should absolutely, positively, NOT add podcasting to your real estate blog:

  1. Don’t do it….you will increase your online visibility.
  2. Don’t do it….you can gain a new audience for your blog.
  3. Don’t do it….you can strengthen the community bond with your current audience.
  4. Don’t do it….it may show off your expertise to your target market. Continue reading this post

Posted by: Nicole Nicolay on June 15th, 2008 under Guest Bloggers, Technology


Agent Blogs Network – Off to a Good Start

We’re pleased to see that the launch of the HomeGain Agent Blogs wasn’t simply something we sent out in a press release and blog post.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us and continues to support our initiatives!

Here are a few examples of the reception we received in the blogosphere:

Transparent Real Estate

1000 Watt Blog

Real Estate Radio USA

Bloodhound Realty Blog


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Posted by: Jessica Gopalakrishnan on May 2nd, 2008 under Blogging and Social Networking, HomeGain

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Guest Bloggers Continue To File In

HomeGain is committed to providing the best marketing tips and real estate information to its agents.

Next week please join us as guest blogger Nicole Nicolay of MyMarketWare provides the next guest post.

Presenting Nicole Nicolay:

Nicole Nicolay is co-founder of Effektive Solutions, a marketing and technology solutions company for real estate professionals. She has created products and services that integrate valuable real estate content with unparalleled technological innovation. Nicole is adamant about providing useful resources to reps and agents, as well as staying current with industry trends.

Nicole (“NikNik”) enjoys writing about real estate technology on her blog, And recently launched a new real estate marketing solution and blog at MyMarketWare offers MarketSites, a premier single property site service coupled with cutting edge marketing tips and resources. A former teacher, Nicole’s passion for identifying helpful information and writing in a how-to format shine through in her blogging.

Nicole provided the first guest blog, On the Road to Real Estate Blogging on the HomeGain Blog long before the existence of the guest blog program.

Stay tuned for NikNik’s blog post on Tuesday! Continue reading this post


Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on February 8th, 2008 under Guest Bloggers


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