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Agents killed the real estate blog

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There have been many blog posts, and interesting conversations online and offline, about the real estate blog. Some say that the real estate blog is dead. Interestingly, there will be a panel discussion on the subject at the REBlogworld conference this fall. I am inclined to agree. The real estate blog is largely dead. It had to die. Those agents who post every listing they have, and nothing else, helped kill the real estate blog. The blog-type sites that have headlines from sites like this and others, and a lot of advertising, have been dead for years but they take almost no effort to maintain so their owners keep them going. Many of the real estate blogs that are all about local events died before they were born. That space is increasingly occupied by local newspapers and magazines, which have taken to the Internet to survive. The newspapers and magazines are facing stiff competition from local television stations and radio stations as the go-to places for local events. Th...