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Today’s Best Real Estate Blogs

Today's Best Real Estate Blogs

The aim of this post is to acknowledge a list of the best real estate blogs on the internet today – websites with a solid reputation for putting out the most helpful & reliable content for those who are active in the industry.

It goes without saying that the vast majority of blogs are NOT “permanent fixtures” on the internet. There is a lot of noise in the blogosphere, and it’s not always easy for the average person to find the best information in an ocean of mediocrity.

Given the ever-changing nature of real estate blogs, this post will be re-visited on a semi-annual basis and kept up-to-date with newer blogs that show promise and to eliminate the blogs that are collecting dust and no longer bringing substantial value to the table.

In an effort to remove as much personal bias as possible – we will use a few measurements to determine which blogs belong on this list:

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1. Quality Content

Great blogs are chocked full of killer content. What does this mean? It should include plenty of the following…

  • Actionable Advice
  • Specific Instruction
  • Well-Written Articles
  • Engaging Multimedia (images, audio, video, etc.)
  • Free Tools & Resources
  • Excellent Entertainment Value

2. Regular Updates

In the spirit of keeping readers well-informed, a good blog needs to publish new, original content on a regular basis. Personally – I’m more concerned with quality over quantity, but as a general rule of thumb – a good blog should be updated with new posts at least once every other week.

3. Reader Focused

OddenI’m not against blogs that promote products and services when they legitimately add value to the discussion, but let’s be honest – those instances are few and far between. It’s pretty obvious when a writer has shifted their focus away from helping others and more towards making money. Admittedly, this is a tricky balance for most bloggers because most blogs wouldn’t exist if they couldn’t be monetized in some way.

Nobody invests the countless hours required to maintain a popular blog without carefully considering the ways they can earn a financial return from it…    so with that said – a good blog needs to be tactful about the types of “plugs” they pass on to their audience. They should be used sparingly and only within the context of legitimately helping the reader.

4. Niche Specific

To serve an audience well, a blog needs to stay focused on its niche (whatever that happens to be). If I’m visiting a website to learn about real estate investing, I shouldn’t have to sift through posts about physical fitness, relationship advice, political rants or any other subject that has nothing to do with real estate investing. The only reason any popular blog develops a following is because it gives the reader what the reader is looking for.

5. Good Design & Easy Navigation

This is easily the most overlooked aspect of all the blogs I’ve seen. Even if a blog has the best information in the universe – it’s all for nothing if the reader can’t find what they’re looking for. The best bloggers on the internet put A LOT of effort into helping their readers find what they’re looking for as effortlessly as possible (via search bars, categorized posts, archives, sort by author, etc). If a blog isn’t easy to use – it doesn’t belong on this list.

So with that said – the running list will be grouped into the categories shown below…

Mainstream / Collaborative Real Estate Blogs

BiggerPockets Blog

Inman News

Zillow Blog

Redfin Blog

Realtor News

Crains Real Estate

Huffington Post Real Estate

Real Estate Investing Blogs

REtipster

123Flip

FlippingJunkie

Landlordology

Memphis Invest

Mobile Home Investing

InvestFourMore

Epic Real Estate

ThinkGlink

Cash Flow Diary

Real Estate Marketing & Technology Blogs

Inman Next

Placester

GeekEstate Blog

1000Watt Blog

Ubertor Blog

AgentImage Blog

ForSaleByOwner Blog

RISMedia

Tech Savvy Agent

Real Estate Economy / Data / Entertainment Blogs

Lighter Side Of Real Estate

Matrix Blog

Sacramento Appraisal Blog

Movoto

HousingWire

PropertyShark

PropertyCluster Blog

HousingViews

Eye On Housing

Home Inspection Digest

Real Estate Agent / Realtor / Local Blogs

Maximum Real Estate Exposure

Colorado Springs Real Estate Blog

Warner Robins Real Estate Blog

Rochester Real Estate Blog

Madison Mortgage Guys

Frederick Real Estate Online

HouseHunt Network Blog

Joe Manusa Real Estate

Home Loan Artist

Raleigh Realty Homes

San Marino Real Estate Report

Mortgage Monks

(Last Updated on March 18, 2016)

Did We Miss Anything?

Do you know of a blog that should be included in this list? Are you able to measure its adequacy by the criteria laid out above? If so, then by all means, let us know about it in the comments section below!

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  • Danny Johnson July 9, 2014, 2:36 pm

    Seth. Seth. Seth!

    This is a great compilation of the best blogs for flipping houses and real estate investing in general.

    Thank you so much for mentioning my blog. I really appreciate it.

    Danny
    FlippingJunkie.com

    • Seth Williams July 9, 2014, 3:54 pm

      No problem Danny – thanks again for the great blog you’re sharing with the world of real estate investors!

  • J Scott July 9, 2014, 2:43 pm

    Thanks Seth!

  • Brandon Turner July 9, 2014, 4:11 pm

    Seth – this is an excellent list – thanks for including BiggerPockets and sharing the wealth of information that you do!

    • Seth Williams July 10, 2014, 8:31 am

      Absolutely Brandon – thank YOU for your invaluable contributions to the world of real estate blogs. Keep up the great work over at BP!

  • Roberto Reyna July 9, 2014, 5:17 pm

    Thank you Seth, Please sign me up for your blog.

  • Joe Manausa July 9, 2014, 8:57 pm

    Self serving for sure, but how about a local blog loaded with analytics for real estate consumers?

    • Joe Manausa July 9, 2014, 8:58 pm

      Sorry, I left out the address http://manausa.com/blog

      • Carey Frankel November 16, 2014, 11:16 am

        I have to 2nd the addition of Joe’s blog. It has awesome local content that I would want to know if I was buying in Tallahassee.

        • Seth Williams November 16, 2014, 11:22 am

          Thanks for your thoughts Carey – Joe’s blog has been added!

    • Seth Williams July 10, 2014, 8:30 am

      Not a bad idea Joe. I thought about adding a section for local blogs, though I wasn’t sure how much value a local blog would bring to the ENTIRE real estate blogosphere – even if it was well done (since it only applies to a small demographic). Perhaps I’ll add a section of local blogs if there seems to be more interest in them. Thanks for sharing!

  • Adam July 9, 2014, 11:02 pm

    What about video blogs? With YouTube being the 2nd largest search engine in the world (so I’ve heard) video blogs are just as powerful. What are the best real estate video blogs?

    • Seth Williams July 10, 2014, 8:27 am

      That’s a valid question Adam. Most of the popular blogs I know integrate their YouTube channel right into their blog in some way (though I know there are some vlogs that basically exist as a YouTube channel and not much else). Did you have a particular YouTube channel or blogger in mind?

  • Anita July 11, 2014, 8:57 pm

    Here’s one for your Realtor / Local Blogs list: http://sellingwarnerrobins.com

  • Mark Ferguson July 12, 2014, 1:18 am

    Hi Seth, nice list you have accumulated. I heard http://www.investfourmore.com is really awesome. :). Self serving comment, but you did ask for it.

    • Seth Williams July 15, 2014, 3:58 pm

      Alright Mark – I spent some time on your blog and you’ve officially won me over. Welcome to the list!

      • Mark Ferguson July 15, 2014, 5:15 pm

        Thanks Seth! If I ever make a best RE blog list I will be sure to include your site. Love your inspirational posts on G+

  • Ryan Lundquist July 12, 2014, 4:00 pm

    I’m honored to be included here, Seth. Thank you so much. I’ll be sure to dig through your list to check out a few of the other blogs I’ve not yet encountered. Nice job.

    • Seth Williams July 13, 2014, 11:39 am

      Thanks so much Ryan. Your blog is awesome and I’ve appreciated the interaction we’ve had over the past year. Keep up the great work!

  • Lolly July 14, 2014, 6:45 pm

    We didn’t make the cut? 🙁

    • Seth Williams July 15, 2014, 3:56 pm

      Thanks for the heads up Lolly – see above!

      • Lolly July 15, 2014, 4:14 pm

        Thanks Seth! Let us know if you’d ever like to do a guest blog swap!

  • Roxane Colner July 20, 2014, 8:25 pm

    Thanks for the great list Seth. Here is one for Real Estate Appraisers about the appraisal industry, http://appraisersblogs.com

  • Jeff Brown August 8, 2014, 1:10 pm

    What a top notch site, Seth. This is truly outstanding. Your list gives me something to which I can aspire. You set the bar high, a sign of true excellence.

    • Seth Williams August 9, 2014, 12:18 pm

      Thanks for your feedback Jeff! That means a lot coming from a fellow blogger like yourself. 🙂

  • Henry August 16, 2014, 1:11 am

    A nice list and thanks for this information it is really good..

  • Brad Yzermans September 8, 2014, 4:37 pm

    Great list of real estate related blog sites to follow Seth. I follow a majority of them for many different reasons, but education is the primary reason…..I love to learn! Hopefully someday my blog will make that list:-)

    • Seth Williams September 9, 2014, 3:23 pm

      Hi Brad, thanks for checking out the list! I’ll check out your blog too and see how it measures up to the criteria I’ve outlined above.

  • Tanya November 17, 2014, 7:47 am

    Just stumble upon your site. I wish I found this post a lot earlier!
    Like what you wrote about why you created this site too. It was the same reason I created my agent2agent platform too. I was put off by too many lies and misleading marketing materials. And some business are selling ads on Chinese platforms to realtors knowingly those ads will never help them close deals.

    • Seth Williams November 17, 2014, 7:12 pm

      That’s awesome Tanya – I’m glad this stuff resonates with you too. Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for the nice comment!

  • Carrie Cathey November 26, 2014, 8:43 am

    Hey there! Great list you have and I’d like to add another to the list, the Creating Wealth blog on the JasonHartman.com site. This site talks about real estate investments on topics including hot markets, numbers to consider when investing, property taxes, landlord friendly markets and more! Check it out here: http://www.jasonhartman.com/blog/

  • Sana March 16, 2015, 12:05 pm

    Hi, great list you have there. Please check out our blog as well: http://www.remic.ca/blog
    Would love to hear your feedback!

    Thanks,
    Sana

  • Shaivi Sharma March 23, 2015, 3:52 am

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  • Pankaj Gupta May 21, 2015, 7:40 am

    Really impressive articles about the real estate property and graceful posting, Thank you for sharing valuable information. Nice post.

  • Scott Layson September 16, 2015, 2:33 pm

    Thanks for the list Seth. There’s a lot of great inspiration for our blog on this post. Please consider ours at http://www.nashvillehomeviewer.com

  • Ryan Fitzgerald September 19, 2015, 7:35 pm

    Hi Seth,

    Great list of blogs!

    Have you checked out http://www.raleighrealtyhomes.com/blog/ …. Could be a good one to add to your local blogs :)!

  • Joseph Zingales November 13, 2015, 4:15 pm

    Well written Seth!
    JZ

  • Rohan November 16, 2015, 3:51 am

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  • real estate farm house in Chevalla November 27, 2015, 2:35 am

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  • HIDInspector November 28, 2015, 1:20 pm

    We at the Home Inspection Digest would be honored, and thankful, to be included in your lists of real estate blogs.

    We are new, and growing, and are devoted to quality and entertaining content.

    Thank you for your consideration,
    HID

    • Seth Williams November 29, 2015, 1:42 pm

      I just took a look at your blog and it does look like it’s fairly well put together. I’ll take this into consideration.

      Thanks for sharing!

      Seth

  • Voyage January 16, 2016, 6:18 am

    Very interesting Post! thanks for sharing latest news about real estate.
    thanks

  • Innovative Estates January 27, 2016, 4:45 am

    Hmm.. great resources Thanks!

  • Justin January 28, 2016, 10:19 pm

    I guess I’m not doing a good job getting my blog out there – http://www.thebostoninvestor.com. 🙂 Excellent list Seth.

    • Seth Williams February 1, 2016, 12:00 pm

      Thanks for letting me know about your blog Justin, I’ll check it out!

  • Jeremy Teske January 30, 2016, 4:25 am

    Seth,

    I completely agree with a few of these blogs being great, but I also feel that some of these just don’t have great content. I have picked up a few new blogs that I’m actively looking over everyday now and have learned some valuable stuff.

    Thanks,
    Jeremy
    mysquareonerealty.com

    • Seth Williams February 1, 2016, 11:56 am

      Hi Jeremy, thanks for your honest opinion – I appreciate that a lot actually.

      Are there any particular blogs that you think don’t belong on this list? If so, which ones? Feel free to contact me directly if that’s easier.

  • Ross Kaplan February 6, 2016, 9:28 am

    “City Lakes Real Estate Blog”: over 4,000 posts, or 1-2 daily, spanning 9+ years.

  • Dan February 8, 2016, 7:55 pm

    Something to consider. Blogs on high end sites like Time and others require a subscriber log in while other blogs don’t. It seems that traffic on a high end blog would be better if they simply allowed the visitor to access the blog and then decide if they want to subscribe or follow.

    • Seth Williams February 8, 2016, 10:23 pm

      I agree Dan – I’m not entirely sure what their strategy is behind that… but maybe they’re figuring gobs of traffic is less important than actual revenue.

  • Thomas Henthorne February 13, 2016, 1:46 pm

    I’ve just launched my blog in the last month and your article is a great resource as I work to create original, engaging content. Just starting out, but thanks for this… I have a lot of blogs to go read now!

    • Seth Williams February 13, 2016, 1:54 pm

      That’s great to hear Thomas! Best of luck on your new blogging venture!

  • Mangrove Realty February 17, 2016, 2:39 am

    Hey, thankyou for sharing such a useful post..
    These blogs will really help the clients to know more about your services..
    🙂

  • Gary Thomas February 23, 2016, 5:48 am

    Seth, Please see my blog http://activerain.com/blogs/keywestproperties. I started blogging on Blogspot.com ten years ago where I have had 1,262,651 views as of today. A couple of years later I copied and re-post on Activerain where as of today I have 1900 blog posts with 2,777,798 page views. I provide original content on homes and other real properties for sale in Key West. Sometimes I venture off and write about non-real estate issues such as my blog on the old Atlantic Shores Resort in Key West. That one blog generated 13,760 page views on Activerain alone. I welcome new readers.

  • shantigram February 26, 2016, 4:26 am

    Very Nice blogs.
    Thanks for sharing, There is an importance of visual communication in blog & sure readers will love it.

    Thanks

  • Carrie Benuska February 28, 2016, 12:04 am

    I would love for you to check out my blog – The San Marino Real Estate Report, http://carriebenuska.com/san-marino-real-estate-report/

    • Seth Williams February 28, 2016, 1:30 pm

      Hi Carrie, I just checked out your blog and it looks awesome! I love all the high quality images on your site – really makes it stand out. Keep up the great work!

  • Time Realty February 29, 2016, 5:31 am

    Nice and attractive blog. You clearly provide all information related to real estate in a valuable way.

  • Niti Sharma February 29, 2016, 6:02 am

    Check our western height blog.

    Its awesome real estate blog, share very good knowledge.

    https://www.westernheights.in/blog/latest.html

    Thanks

  • Tanya Bacic February 29, 2016, 6:13 am

    Thank you very much sir, I am also searching a real estate related blogs.It must be sharable Blog.

    • Seth Williams February 29, 2016, 10:00 am

      Thanks Tanya – I agree, it can be extremely helpful when blogs are easy to share.

  • Keith Knutsson March 4, 2016, 1:40 am

    Thank you for sharing such useful post. Very interesting Post!

  • Anshul Loomba March 4, 2016, 4:43 am

    Thanku very much seth william sir. I was finding the real estate blogs and i find this very much helpful thanks a lot.

  • Ira March 8, 2016, 9:19 am

    Thanks for trotting out this list, very informative. I guess most of us have quite a few of these sites safely bookmarked but I personally came across several great blogs new to me. Thanks again for sharing!

    Here’s also a related blog covering real estate marketing that might be useful:
    http://www.buy-sell-rent.asia/blog/

  • Rob March 8, 2016, 1:24 pm

    Thank you for sharing sir.

    Also please consider ours at please consider our site at http://www.buyplaya.org/blogs/playadelcarmenrealestate/default.aspx

  • Aaron Bute March 14, 2016, 5:58 am

    Thanks for sharing this knowledge as i was searching for a good blogs .
    I have found another site may be that can help you friends.http://www.colliers.com/sv-se/sweden

  • Chris Mack March 15, 2016, 11:32 am

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    EmergentRealEstate.com

  • Gloria March 18, 2016, 5:24 am

    Hey Seth,
    Indeed an informative blog for everyone related to real estate. Worth appreciation.
    Keep good work up buddy..!!! 🙂

  • Gloria Roberts March 21, 2016, 5:41 am

    Hey Seth!
    Thank-you so much for this post, as its been more than a month that I was looking forward to buy the property but was not really getting that best of the result. Reading your post here made it possible for me to look up for the best!

    Thanks alot! 🙂

  • Pacfic Paradise Realtors March 30, 2016, 2:04 am

    Nice and very informative Blog … Thanks for sharing information…

  • Primerealestateny March 31, 2016, 7:42 am

    Nice blog related to real estate in these days the real estate market will be the best place to invest your money.

  • richarddan April 6, 2016, 1:05 pm

    Very nice, I like to read this blog, I am also a builder and i love reading real estate related blogs, thanks for sharing with us.

  • Tomasa J. Whitlock April 13, 2016, 6:51 am

    This blog is very informative, thanks for sharing with us. You can also check this http://expertsusa.org/ for more categories.

  • 3dmlstudio April 13, 2016, 6:14 pm

    Thanks
    it’s good

  • Kara Macdonald April 16, 2016, 9:02 am

    My good friend, Naomi Hattaway, writes an excellent blog and as a result of the blog and strategically infiltrating herself into her community, she does not buy leads and is VERY successful. Check it out: http://8thandhome.com/blog/

    Have a great day everyone!

    Your Favorite Title Lady,
    Kara Macdonald

  • Matt April 18, 2016, 2:30 pm

    https://www.realestateagent.com/blog/

    Has 120+ real estate agent specific posts, a glossary and FAQ section that wikepedia is linking to.

  • Steve April 19, 2016, 1:32 pm

    This was actually pretty helpful, one i like looking at is

    http://makeminothome.com/minot-real-estate-blog/

    Has a lot of good posts, tips, and ideas.

  • Neal Goffman April 21, 2016, 1:58 pm

    Super helpful, thanks! Part time real estate investor myself and agent http://www.nataliarealestatepro.com

  • Shravan April 28, 2016, 6:01 am

    Nice blog Article And it contain great real estate blog list

  • 3Dml Studio May 2, 2016, 5:36 pm

    Thanks
    its nice blog

  • Keith Lynam May 3, 2016, 6:02 pm

    Seth,
    This list is absolutely fantastic! My marketing/SEO guy uses a bunch of these sites to get our blogs out; Biggerpockets & Activerain are some of his favorites. Thanks for sharing!

    Keith Lynam
    http://www.homesinsouthernnevada.com/

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