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Rainmaker
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Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I regularly have guest bloggers on my WP blog, with credit going back to the guest blogger in the way of links to their sites/articles. It is an excellent way to generate new buzz on a topic we may not be well versed on (like mortgages). It is also a great way to increase exposure as the guest blogger often socially shares the article with their fan base too.  My AR content is my own.

Apr 27, 2015 07:55 PM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

I have never.  For better or (usually) worse, it's all me!

Apr 27, 2015 04:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No, we have not.  We have had offers from many who have to write for us on our site and pay us for doing so, and they get so insulted when we say no.  We are the genuine article, like it or not.  A

Apr 27, 2015 03:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Who knows better than yourself?  Those ghost writer writing is not yourself.

Apr 27, 2015 11:24 AM
Ambassador
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 No! I never have.

Apr 27, 2015 07:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Debbie. I have not had anyone blog for me, it just hasn't seemed right for me, but know many that do it and they don't have an issue with it.

Apr 27, 2015 04:53 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Never, you can tell! 

Apr 27, 2015 03:12 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I couldn't see myself doing this. I do all of my own writing. I want it in my words, and no one elses. 

Apr 27, 2015 02:06 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, nor will I.  Only I sound like me. I couldn't do that with a clear conscious.

Apr 27, 2015 01:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

No, I haven't.  I probably never will hire or pay someone to write my blogs.

Apr 27, 2015 12:54 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Not during recent years. I will be happy to have you as a guest blogger!

Apr 28, 2015 04:09 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

No. 

Apr 28, 2015 12:10 AM
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Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

I have had requests but you have to be careful who they are from. If it is a guest blogger that copies and pastes the same article to 100 different Realtor sites it will hurt you more than help. If it is original content and maybe even by request then it is great for your site.

Apr 27, 2015 11:22 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Debbie Reynolds No, I never used a guest blogger or a virtual assistant to write my blog.

Apr 27, 2015 10:57 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

All of my content is my own, and I can't imagine some else writing my content.

 

I have also guest blogged on other sites...as myself.  There is a MAJOR difference between guest blogging and ghost writing!  When it's a guest blog, the author is stated loud and clear and given full credit.

Apr 27, 2015 10:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Only one time a young girl who just graduated requested me if she could write a guest blog so I agreed. She did a good job. Ofcourse i did not get points for it but i did it as favor to her.

Apr 27, 2015 10:18 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Neither have I.

Apr 27, 2015 09:36 PM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Debbie Reynolds this is the unique part of our business. It's all me. I wouldn't mind a guest writer but no ghost writer. 

Apr 27, 2015 09:19 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

I have not used a ghost writer for my blog but do provide that option for others..

A guest blogger is a great idea.

Apr 27, 2015 09:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Not as of yet, Debbie, but I've thought about using a guest blogger or two on specific topics.

Apr 27, 2015 09:05 PM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not here, but I have on my outside blog.

Oct 27, 2018 06:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No. We like the special touch that knowing the area makes in showing potential clients that you are an expert.

Apr 28, 2015 05:47 AM