7 Things I’ve Learned in 7 Years of Blogging

By Todd Carpenter, Director of Digital Engagement, National Association of REALTORS® I wrote my first blog post about the real estate and mortgage industries on Jan. 27, 2005. Much has changed, but several truths about blogging have remained pretty...
January 27, 2012

It’s Not ‘Blogging,’ It’s Online Marketing

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine When I wrote a story in REALTOR® Magazine a couple of years ago about the realities of doing business in social media, I interviewed Jay Thompson, a.k.a., The Phoenix Real Estate Guy. Jay’s...

The Future of Blogging: Vlogging

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine While it may seem amateur video is already gaining a lot of momentum online, experts at BlogWorld & Expo 2010 believe this trend will take off even more in 2011. Growing access...
October 25, 2010

2 Blogging Mistakes You’re Probably Making

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine I was in Las Vegas last week attending the BlogWorld & New Media Expo 2010 to learn best practices about blogging and social media, and to figure out what really works and...
October 18, 2010

Challenge Yourself to a ‘Content Reboot’

Be prepared to use data-driven, original content for your best results in 2018. ...
November 4, 2017

After Trulia Merger, ActiveRain Has More to Prove to Its Users

It’s not clear how active the users of ActiveRain will remain, as the real estate social site seems to be reaching a watershed moment following its latest move to further merge with Trulia. Bloggers on ActiveRain moved quickly to...
April 15, 2014

They’re Serious About Social

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® recently welcomed two new communicators into the fold. Heather Elias and Nobu Hata are familiar faces in the RE.net, the informal network of industry professionals who pioneered the use of social media in real...
August 28, 2012

RETSO Preview: Working Toward a Better Syndication Solution

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Brad Nix, producer of RETSO, the event formally known as RE TechSouth, believes that innovation is driven forward by “doers,” the people who are willing to experiment with new technologies and figure...
April 11, 2012

‘Why Should I Write for You?’

By Todd Carpenter, Director of Digital Engagement, National Association of REALTORS® A friend of mine came to me yesterday asking if I thought it was a good idea to write for a high profile blog/site in the real estate...

Match Your Marketing to Your Skill Set

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Heather Elias is a social media and blogging whiz. Brian Copeland gets many of his clients through videos that highlight neighborhoods in his market. The Corcoran Group has effectively used geolocation apps...