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A beef with Realtor association blogs

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Over the years Realtor associations have expressed interest in starting blogs, and some have followed through. I have been watching the association blogs. It is hard to get them off the ground and to keep them going. Some associations rely on agent volunteers to write, and others rely on staff or some combination of the two. I went searching on the Internet looking for blogs written by associations and found several. Most don't appear to get much traffic or have a clearly defined audience. Some of the posts look like they are for agents and others seem more consumer-oriented. For the uninformed, it is hard to determine the mission of some of the associations based on their blogs. Some of us who have had blogs for years are not sure we want our associations writing posts for consumers. I would rather have consumers come to my local blog for local real estate information. I would rather continue to be the source for local market statistics and not have to compete with my ...