Florida real estate agent John Mudd passed away of natural causes at his Tampa home last month. He was 32 years old and well known within the real estate blogosphere.

Police found Mudd dead on his living room couch after receiving phone calls from Mudd’s co-workers who said he had not been at work for several days, according a report in Tampa Bay Newspapers’ Pinellas Park Beacon.

Officer Scott Mitchell told the newspaper that Mudd died sometime between July 17 and 26.

Mudd lived with his grandmother, who thought he was sleeping and apparently continued to feed him even though he had been dead for several days. Police said there was a strong odor coming from the residence when the elderly woman answered the door.

Mudd, an agent with Exit Suncoast Realty, launched his first real estate blog, “Inside Real Estate Journal,” in early 2003. Mudd also was an active blogger at Blogcritics.org and PropertyMaven.com, launched this year by Know More Media.

Mudd specialized in the sale of luxury, waterfront and golf course homes and condos throughout Florida’s Tampa Bay area. He was a member of the National Association of Realtors, Florida Association of Realtors, the National Association of Residential Real Estate Investment Advisors, the Gerson Lehrman Group Real Estate Council, Emerge Florida and Leadership Florida.

Inman News first met Mudd in May 2004, while researching an article about real estate blogging, and Mudd at one time was a guest writer for the Inman News Blog. He was an outspoken innovator who wasn’t afraid to voice his opinion and try new things.

“I will miss John Mudd. The real estate world is a fragmented hodgepodge of characters. John was one of those passionate, innovative Realtors who keeps the industry exciting and interesting for the rest of us,” said Inman News Publisher Bradley Inman.

Mudd’s real estate Web site, HomeInTampaBay.com, is no longer live.

Show Comments Hide Comments


Sign up for Inman’s Morning Headlines
What you need to know to start your day with all the latest industry developments
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive marketing emails from Inman.
Thank you for subscribing to Morning Headlines.
Back to top
Only 3 days left to register for Inman Connect Las Vegas before prices go up! Don't miss the premier event for real estate pros.Register Now ×
Limited Time Offer: Get 1 year of Inman Select for $199SUBSCRIBE×
Log in
If you created your account with Google or Facebook
Don't have an account?
Forgot your password?
No Problem

Simply enter the email address you used to create your account and click "Reset Password". You will receive additional instructions via email.

Forgot your username? If so please contact customer support at (510) 658-9252

Password Reset Confirmation

Password Reset Instructions have been sent to

Subscribe to The Weekender
Get the week's leading headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Top headlines from around the real estate industry. Breaking news as it happens.
15 stories covering tech, special reports, video and opinion.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
It looks like you’re already a Select Member!
To subscribe to exclusive newsletters, visit your email preferences in the account settings.
Up-to-the-minute news and interviews in your inbox, ticket discounts for Inman events and more
1-Step CheckoutPay with a credit card
By continuing, you agree to Inman’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You will be charged . Your subscription will automatically renew for on . For more details on our payment terms and how to cancel, click here.

Interested in a group subscription?
Finish setting up your subscription