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Real estate blog pioneer dies

John Mudd among first to create blogs for real estate

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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 and, launched this year by Know More Media. Mudd specialized in the sale of luxury, ...