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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

It's their blog and they should be allowed to "position it" anyway they wish. If certain posts are not of interest to me I ignore them and move on. But we should police what people want to focus on in their blogs.

Aug 07, 2015 11:34 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Freedom of blogging Michael. 

Aug 07, 2015 11:55 PM
Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

Variety is the spice of life. I like to show that I am an expert in my local market and want engage people both realtors and consumers with blog posts on topics that I find interesting  . If I have a property to sell I have no problem posting it here as this should be a forum for us to promote our business as well. 

Aug 07, 2015 11:19 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

As we need variety in our everyday lives so it should be in the "Rain".

Aug 07, 2015 10:53 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Michael. If I see a just listed or sold heading along with a market report I pass them by.  Like you I want to see a variety.  

Aug 07, 2015 09:09 PM
Toronto, ON

Since AR is a blogging site, and a paid one unless you meet certain criteria, people blog about whatever they want to their own audience.  Some well known bloggers here have many listings, many local market stats posts as well as a variety of posts about a variety of topics.  Others choose to limit their posts to one type of topic such as listings.  Some may use other internet platforms for other purposes than AR.

Aug 07, 2015 08:43 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, I think most that comment prefer variety.  But, everything depends on your objective.  Are you trying to get AR members to comment or local customers to find you?

Aug 07, 2015 08:34 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Michael. I want to see variety as much as possible. Only one topic just doesn't do it for me.

Make it a great weekend!

Aug 07, 2015 08:24 PM
Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

People post what they want, and I support that choice.

Oct 26, 2018 04:41 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

I am with you, Michael, I like a mix of topics to get to know the person that is posting.

Aug 08, 2015 09:54 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It's your what you like(within the guidelines of the community).

Live and let blog.

Aug 08, 2015 12:11 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thornton I also agree with Debbie Gartner, it all depends on what the blogger's objective is for blogging. I like variety myself.

Aug 07, 2015 11:44 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I like to read about the personal interests of members and I also enjoy seeing their photographs. 


Aug 07, 2015 11:21 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I like to provide a mix of blogs with stories i face every day, my listings, some market reports and advice. I write to reach consumers, i write to reach other agents and some days i just hope anyone will come take a look. 

Aug 07, 2015 10:16 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I agree with Debbie's comment.

Aug 07, 2015 09:04 PM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

It doesn't matter to me what somebody blogs about.  If I'm interested, I'll read it.  

Aug 08, 2015 09:56 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I enjoy reading a variety of things, but I do admire those who keep their nose to the grindstone and sacrifice interactions with peers while creating good seo for their businesses.

Aug 08, 2015 03:31 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michael Thornton - I think there is a good mix of everything here. And good news is, we can select what we want....

Aug 08, 2015 02:19 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

perhaps they should have a section indexed as listing.

80% of REALTORS want others to know about the listing and prices.

They could filter listing, local home prices when ONE INVOKE it....

Tools not there....

Aug 08, 2015 11:33 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

michael, are you telling me your not interested on the home that just came on the market in south miami??  hmmm how particular you are. :)   my favorites are helpful hints to make our job easier and better.

Aug 08, 2015 08:08 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

None of my business what someone wants to blog about.  If it interests me, I comment, if not I move on.  A

Aug 08, 2015 05:55 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes to your thinking. Who are you, why and how is the memory behind the act. Listings come and go...people are the pay-off

Aug 08, 2015 05:54 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I prefer to read about interesting subjects or areas as well. Chances are I wont read or comment on a blog about a listing. As others have said though if they want that to be their blog, it's their choice. 

Aug 08, 2015 04:42 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I do enjoy learning, reading and attending local events.

Aug 08, 2015 03:34 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Our blogs are ours and we can choose our topics.  No one forces us to read any particular post.   Personally I enjoy the variety, and even enjoy seeing listings and market reports. 

Aug 08, 2015 01:18 AM
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

On my social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) I try to incorporate a little bit of business with a little bit of personality. I like to think I do the same here on Active Rain.

Aug 08, 2015 12:23 AM