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50 Real Estate Blog Topics


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50 Real Estate Blog Topics

  1. 1. Guide to Creating Your Social Media World 50 Real Estate – Blog Topics from Kelly Schrum Gregory Drejza [email_address] (623) 556-3616 <ul><li>CONNECT </li></ul><ul><li>MINGLE </li></ul><ul><li>LEARN </li></ul>
  2. 2. Topics 1- 10 <ul><li>Here are 50 topics you can blog about today. Use these to plan your 2010 blog content. </li></ul><ul><li>1. How to file for the $8,000 federal first-time homebuyer tax credit. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Things homeowners can do to save on energy costs. </li></ul><ul><li>3. How to prepare your home to sell. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Information about the new Good Faith Estimate. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Common scams and how to avoid them. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Buying a resale versus a new construction home. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Information about loan modifications. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Tips on knowing whether you're ready to own a rental property. </li></ul><ul><li>9. How to hire a great property management company. </li></ul><ul><li>10. Interview three or four local home inspectors about important things a homebuyer should watch for when buying a home. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Topics 11-20 <ul><li>11. From three or four home inspectors, create a list of the 10 most common code violations found by local inspectors. </li></ul><ul><li>12. How to secure your wireless Internet connection (many homeowners become victims of identity theft or other crimes simply because they use an unsecured Internet connection). Give readers the steps they need to take to protect themselves and possibly get some Iocal ISPs or a computer consultant to provide input. </li></ul><ul><li>13. How to get involved in local charities. Write about things you've done and ways residents can get involved in local organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>14. How to organize a neiqhborhood cleanup day or garage sale. </li></ul><ul><li>15. How to plan a neighborhood block party. </li></ul><ul><li>16. Information about a local Little League or other sports team that you coach or that is popular in your area. Post your coach photo and a team picture on your website, write a short blurb about the way the season is going and send the photo, article and URL to all the parents along with your business card or brochure. . </li></ul><ul><li>17. Create a list of local Web cam feeds on topics ranging from points of interests, such as beach resorts, to traffic monitors, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>18. Cost-of-living comparison for different cities or neighborhoods in your local market Create a side-by-side comparison for the average price of homes, gas, utilities, etc. Use Sperling's Best Places website bestplaces.netiCOL for information. </li></ul><ul><li>19. Fire safety tips for your home. </li></ul><ul><li>20. Legal pitfalls when buying or selling a home. This is a great place to have an attorney talk about the importance of hiring a real estate professional and to talk about the protections and responsibilities built into your state/local real estate contracts. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Topics 21-30 <ul><li>21. How does the close-of-escrow process work? Talk about the general closing process and things that are specific to your market or state/local laws. </li></ul><ul><li>22. Guidelines for what to offer for earnest money and down payment when buying a home. </li></ul><ul><li>23. Bargain hunter's guide: where to eat for under $20, how to find furniture bargains, etc.). </li></ul><ul><li>24. 25 things to do in your town on the weekend for under $40. </li></ul><ul><li>25. Attend local zoning commission meetings, council meetings, school board meetings, etc., and write recaps of them. </li></ul><ul><li>26. Learn a little about local historical events, and write a blog post about it on the anniversary dates of significant events. </li></ul><ul><li>27. Participate in and/or post photos and a write-up about local marathons, triathlons, fundraisers, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>28. Take photos and write a short blurb about the holiday lights and decorations in your own neighborhood or farm area. Post this on your website and incorporate it in any direct mailings or newsletters. </li></ul><ul><li>29. Cheap gas-spots. -Link to sites-that show-where readers can buy the cheapest-gas in the area where they live or work. Some examples might be found at your local AAA website, local radio and news- media sites, Gas Buddy and Gas Price Watch. </li></ul><ul><li>30. Moving resource guide-resources for buyers moving into your community from out of the area, for local moves and for sellers moving out-all are potential customer bases for you. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Topics 31-40 <ul><li>31. Weekend getaways at local resorts for residents (often in the off-season, local resorts and attractions offer huge discounts). </li></ul><ul><li>32. What you need to know about buying foreclosures. </li></ul><ul><li>33. Top 10 reasons why baby boomers should buy their next home in your town. </li></ul><ul><li>34. What you need to know about buying short sales. </li></ul><ul><li>35. Tlps on buying a second home or vacation home/condo in your city. </li></ul><ul><li>36. The pros and cons of buying and owing a timeshare. </li></ul><ul><li>37. Local school report cards and ratings. </li></ul><ul><li>38. Childcare guide. Write a resource guide for parents on locations, costs and services of local childcare, daycare, preschool and after-school facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>39. Local shopping and attractions in the area. </li></ul><ul><li>40. Guide to dining out-give information on many restaurants in your area. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Topics 41-50 <ul><li>41. Hidden gems. Share all the great restaurants, shops and service providers that are your area's best-kept secrets. </li></ul><ul><li>42. Upcoming sporting events, concerts, shows, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>43. What is curb appeal? </li></ul><ul><li>44. Easy tips for attractive landscaping. </li></ul><ul><li>45. Remodeling ideas to instantly increase the value of your home. </li></ul><ul><li>46. Resources and tips for hiring contractors. You can provide a list of tips and resources, such as your local or state contractors' association and referral services. Believe me, you wiIl get comments from blog readers on both good and bad contractors. </li></ul><ul><li>47. Do I need to worry about radon? </li></ul><ul><li>48. Average energy prices for your neighborhood. </li></ul><ul><li>49. What $150,000 will buy you in your farm or neighborhood. </li></ul><ul><li>50. Whether to rent it or flip it </li></ul>
  7. 7. Thanks to Kelly Schrum! <ul><li>Find Kelly on Facebook or LinkedIn! </li></ul><ul><li>Connect and share your ideas! </li></ul>