16 Reasons Why "Bloggers Connect" Is Going To Rock
Now that Realtor Magazine recognizes that real estate blogs are worth visiting, it seems we can all lower our “freak flags” and breathe a sigh of relief; we’re on the map. Now let’s take it by storm.
This year’s Inman Connect in San Francisco has included a special two day event called the Bloggers Connect. 16 of us have been asked to be part of a Steering Committee where we’ll aim to develop the topics of discussion and workshops for the event.
In addition to the serious stuff, there are to be “fun and crazy events being built into the program including the Dive Bar Tour, the Haight Ashbury experience and the blogging romp.” What a blogging romp is, I can’t be sure… I can only hope involves the throwing of tomatoes.
In addition to the above, Inman and ActiveRain have sponsored a contest called “Project Blogger”. As many as 10 real estate blog coaches will be teaming up with a their own blogging apprentice to compete to develop the best new blogger. The winner of the competition will be chosen at Bloggers Connect. (Details on the contest forthcoming)
Those whom have been selected by Inman to participate in the steering of the event are listed below. The event will be a great opportunity to not only meet the authors of this motley crew, but to pick up a few tricks of the trade as well.
Sellsius Real Estate Blog
Rudy Bachraty & Joseph Ferrara
Often referred to as the “Gentlemen of the real estate blogging community,” Rudy and Joe are relentless providers of real estate, blogging and web 2.0 happenings.
Not a platform to showcase his company’s listings, Doug built TrueGotham with a clear mission to help build trust between real estate consumers and their real estate professionals.
Designed to be an unbiased, real-time take on the Manhattan real estate market, UrbanDigs pumps out beautifully formatted and well researched articles at a furious pace.
Beautiful images, and a ton of personality have helped the property dominant blog become the gem of bay area real estate blogging.
Rain City Guide
Admittedly, Dustin’s masterpiece was the inspiration for me to begin blogging. A blend of Seattle real estate with technology, advice and overview, this is still my all time favorite real estate blog.
Transparent Real Estate
A fantastic networking effort, coupled with spot-on observations of technology’s effect on the real estate industry has made Pat’s blog a splash hit in the real estate blogging community.
Future of Real Estate Marketing
FoREM is the reason I learned to use an RSS reader. No one beats Joel to the punch when it comes to uncovering what is interesting, hip, launched, or newsworthy in online real estate.
With an ear to the ground, Mary seems to anticipate just what real estate bloggers want to know, and she delivers.
Perhaps the best example of giving it all away just to bring it all in. Renowned appraiser and juiced up real estate blogger, Miller is a statistical wizard. Can dodge bullets in slow-mo as well.
Bloodhound Realty Blog
No one in the community writes like Greg. No one. I’ve said it before… If there was only one blog I could read a day, it would be Swann’s.
On topic and off beat. A joy to read. Marlow has been entertaining and informing her audience about the Seattle real estate since 2004! A true pioneer.
The Realty Gram Blog
Frances Flynn Thorsen
A weblog digest of news, articles, and essays about events and trends impacting the real estate market. Frances is a great writer and a very internet savvy Realtor.
St. Paul Minneapolis Real Estate Blog
We may have been responsible for crowning Teresa, “the Real Estate Blogging Goddess”… but it is her pace, style, approach, personality, and candor that have made her the undisputed localist blogging champion.
The founders of the Carnival Of Real Estate also have a great blog touching on all sorts of news beyond Zillow’s effect on the real estate industry. Always a great read.
Captain of the largest and fastest growing (congrats on 20K) real estate social network, Matt’s blogging platform has helped spawn the next generation of real estate bloggers.
Real Estate Tomato
Recently labeled “The Zen Master of Blogging Lead Generation,” I humbly aim to educate real estate professionals on how to embrace the internet as an effective marketing tool.