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?

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