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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

My market reports get a lot of hits. And today I just got yet another lead off of one of them. That makes four leads in the last two weeks. 

Feb 24, 2015 12:23 PM
Rainmaker
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Debra B Albert, PA - Keyes Realty
Keyes Realty Treasure Coast, 34986 - Port St Lucie, FL
Ron and Debbie 772.708.3292

My overview of the 5 economist weighin on real estate conditions for 2015 had the most hits in the past month.  I think it shows that the public realy wants the facts, not us saying.....Here is the Greatest House in the World.....or......This is the Best Place in the Country to live.  They will make those decisions for themselves.  We just need to give the public the informaiton that they need in order to make an informed decision.  Debbie

Feb 25, 2015 10:42 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

By far my neighborhood market reports. It pulls my name up in the rankings and people that google the neighborhood think I am the expert and call. And I am the expert so they are right.

Feb 24, 2015 11:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Listings! lol!

Feb 18, 2018 07:05 PM
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Hyper local post on certain communities.  Changes made to AR by Trulia in how local post show up may have hurt me here.

Feb 26, 2015 01:43 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Russ -- specific market reports -- neighborhoods or condo/townhome/loft complexes which can be identified by name or address.   They may not always get the most comments but they do make the phone ring.

Feb 25, 2015 12:09 AM
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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

For me, there is no one blog.  It is more of bloging about my niche and my passion.  Anyone searching for a horse property or interested in horses are attracted to my posts. 

Feb 24, 2015 10:23 PM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Your question stated, "Which blog topics .....the most CALLS."

As others have noted, market reports generate a lot of traffic.

However, when it comes to CALLS, "FIRST LOOK" wins hands down.

Now, be aware, due to the brief nature of 'FIRST LOOK' opportunities, the reader has only one option, which is CALL. 

Moral to the story: If you provide clear instructions and a real promise, the reader will respond as you direct.

Feb 24, 2015 09:30 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not checked the stats to compare. Thanks for the reminder.

Feb 24, 2015 09:26 PM
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John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

It's hard for me to say exactly because all of my leads aren't sourced, but I know for a fact my blogs on delayed financing have gottent he phone to ring many times

Feb 24, 2015 02:52 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

My market reports, Russ Ravary. People have seen my market reports on ActiveRain and they recognize me through that. 

Feb 24, 2015 12:19 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

For me, it's answering FAQ's.  The key is to listen to your clients'/customer's q's.  What are the things they search for online?

Feb 24, 2015 10:53 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Market reports and land wanted posts.

Nov 10, 2019 11:07 PM
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Market Reports from Praful.

Jul 04, 2018 11:13 PM
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Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

Sounds like market reports are a huge hit. I just need to be better and more consistent with them. 

Mar 01, 2015 12:49 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Definitely my articles and videos on area communities

Feb 26, 2015 03:53 AM
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Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Hello Russ I would have to agree with Michael Jacobs & Debbie Laity  on what blog topics get the best results . For me they have been my Hyper Local Market Reports these reports are on specific neighborhood areas .They make my phone ring

Feb 26, 2015 01:57 AM
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Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Mobile Notary Colorado Springs, CO Notary Training

I focus on customer FAQs so they find the answer on my website, where I have a WordPress blog.  Interestingly, my very first blog has attracted the most traffic, "How to Notarize a Will in Colorado". 

I also write on topics of general interest including tech tips, notary history, product reviews, emergency preparation and more to attract more visitors.  Even if the blog reader doesn't call today for a transaction, they have found my website and blog, and my blog boosts my Google ranking to the top of the first page of organic search results.

Feb 26, 2015 12:13 AM
Rainmaker
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M.C. Dwyer
Melody Russell Team at eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Felton, CA
MC Dwyer-Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist

 Dave Werth at the upper right hand corner of your active rain panel, there is a blank box with a magnifying glass icon.   Type market reports there and you'll see some examples.

Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239  what a great question!

I've yet to get any direct calls or business, but that doesn't stop me from posting because I believe our blogs give us credibility.

Feb 26, 2015 12:10 AM
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Jean-Paul Peron
The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany - Corolla, NC
Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive

My top 10 posts have definatly generated the most inbound traffic and the only post that I can directly correlate to a comission check in hand.

Feb 26, 2015 12:01 AM
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Bill & Cyndi Daves
Hiawassee, Young Harris, Blairsville, Hayesville, Murphy and Beyond! - Hiawassee, GA
TeamDAVES - Your REALTORS In the GA/NC Mountains!

Amazingly the blog that has my phone ringing the most is one I did about a local event we have in our area each year - The Punkin' Chunkin' Contest.   I get tons of calls every October from both locals and out-of-towners.  You can tell the difference and I always spend a little extra time on the phone with those who are visiting the area. I even offer to send them a notice of next year's event (an excuse to get their mailing address and/or email address).  Then I send them a handwritten note and business card telling them how nice it was to speak with them and that I hope they enjoyed the event and our area.  Of course, I mark the calendar to send them a notice of the following year's event too!

Cyndi

Feb 25, 2015 11:20 PM
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Dave Werth
WERTH REALTY - Fargo, ND
FULL TIME REALTOR

Can someone help me understand what a market report is?  of how to do them or where to go do do what.  Thank you

Feb 25, 2015 11:13 PM
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Ron Aguilar
Gateway Mortgage Group - Saint George, UT
Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995

you should always run analytics on all your advertising. When talking to the suspect don't forget to ask why or how they found you. This is assuming the lead was an inbound inquiry...

Feb 25, 2015 11:13 PM
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Steve and Jan Bachman
RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax - Herndon, VA
Realtors - Northern Virginia

Neighborhood and Market reports

Feb 25, 2015 10:36 PM
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Mike Tizzano
Amerifirst Financial, Inc Equal Housing Oppurtinity Lender AZ BK0013635 NMLS 145368 LO:1015837 - Mesa, AZ
Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender

From my perspective as a lender my best received topics have been on low down payment options and DPA programs. I share most of my posts on my business social media pages and have received a few apps from those posts.

Feb 25, 2015 10:25 PM
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Dena Stevens
Rocky Mountain Realty - Canon City, CO
Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004

Down load-able maps! Go figure huh!

Feb 25, 2015 10:21 PM