Industry NewsTechnology rolls out free blogs for Realtors

Company also adding video capability, neighborhood data

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Errol Samuelson today announced the availability of free blog sites for all Realtors and also announced several new and planned features for the popular property-search Web site, which is operated by Move Inc. and is affiliated with the National Association of Realtors trade group. The retooled site, he said, is incorporating Web 2.0 principals such as consumer interaction, richer data and online video. Realtors can sign up for a free blog at A planned section at the site will allow consumers to view an assortment of blog posts individually chosen by site editors for inclusion on a featured blogs page at the site. These blog posts can direct traffic back to the Web sites of participating bloggers. About 1,000 agents have been testing the blogging platform for the past four to five months, said Samuelson, who spoke during a session at the National Association of Realtors' ann...