Back in May I said it was just a matter of time before the real estate world woke up to the power of blogging and while we’re not all the way there yet, I thought it might be interesting to see just how far we’ve come.


Some milestones, as I see them:

Successful blogging community sites like ActiveRain have become wildly popular. (Yes, I’ve changed my tunemea culpa)

Real Estate blogging evangelists like Richard Nacht and Paul Chaney published their book Realty Blogging which is currently #199,273 in Book Sales Rank. Not too shabby.

Community intiatives like the Carnival of Real Estate (thanks to Drew at Zillow Blog) have taken off – which it so happens, you can digest in multiple courses over at Bloodhound Blog this week.

The social news platform RealEstateVoices launched to provide bloggers and web users an interactive forum to share interesting real estate news.

Finally, industry thought leaders like Inman News have embraced blogging in a big way, which is very encouraging. Check out their next Connect Conference in Miami, which has its very own conference Blog.

More disappointing however is that not many of the big players (Hello Realogy?) have embraced the concept yet. Truliablog breaks the news that Prudential CA/NV/TX has launched an internal blog, which is a step in the right direction, but we need to see more of this.

Of course, the best part is all the new interesting voices that have emerged (Pittsburgh Homes Daily, TransparentRE, BlueRoof Blog, just to name a few). I’m looking forward to see what more arrive on the scene in the months to come.

So, are there any other milestones I’ve missed?

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