It seems that Greg’s dog is growing. And the time I spend reading is growing as well. When I think of Greg and his writings, I have to break out the good old Thesaurus to find new words to describe him – prolific, copious, astute, perspicacious – Building on his success, he is adding more writers to his stable and further cementing his place atop the “RE.net.” It will remain daily reading. As with most everything I read, I have a question regarding his stated goal:
Our goal is to be daily must-reading for real estate professionals everywhere — Realtors, lenders, appraisers, investors, vendors and technologists.
There is little doubt that anyone who wants to stay abreast of changes in national real estate trends will find tremendous value at the Bloodhound. I know I have. However, for those who sell real estate in a local market, does such a broad-based approach help or perhaps hinder one’s local real estate presence? Worded differently, will that national focus reach the casual reader who might be interested in buying or selling real estate?
The relationships formed with other real estate bloggers are both crucial to success and one of the reasons that blogging is rewarding. However, one of the reasons that blogs have been so successful, particularly with regards to the real estate segment, if that they fill a local void.
All weblogs are written by and for fanatics, and, with few exceptions — one of whom we will introduce to you tomorrow — there are very few fanatical real estate consumers.
I have to disagree. The early blogs may have fit that mold, but the the phenomenal growth in blogging activity and the growing general acceptance of blogs in mainstream consciousness shows that blogs have grown and will continue to appeal to more and more of the everyday reader/consumer. There are an awful lot of local real estate blogs out there – Teresa’s, Kristal’s, Fraser’s, Kevin’s – and while real estate is a national business with national trends, I would hazard a guess that many local consumers choose to read locally-focused blogs more than they would a national one.
I’ll keep reading his/their blog every day, as I respect what they have to say and learn something each time (when I have time to read it all!) All that said, it could be simply that we have different goals. 🙂