The 40 Best Blogs For Realtors

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As a business owner, you want to find resources with the best information. Whether you're trying to learn more about the market or how to market better and beat your competitors, these blogs will help give you a competitive edge and provide a better service to your home-owners.

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As a real estate professional, you know quite well that knowledge is power. The better informed you are, the better positioned you will be to take care of your clients, improve your productivity, and close more deals.

One of the best sources of free real estate knowledge is blogs by the pros. In this article, we put together 40 of our favorite blogs related to the real estate industry. These are not arranged from best to worse. They are all great and worth your time.

Whether you’re trying to learn more about the market or how to market better and beat your competitors, these blogs will help give you a competitive edge.

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1. AgentFire’s The Spark

Recommended for: Real professionals serious about becoming the go-to hyperlocal experts

Yes, we are obviously biased here. This is our blog after all. However, we’re not just doing empty boasting.

The Spark covers a huge variety of actionable strategies you can follow to create an effective real estate content marketing strategy. From learning to capture more leads from your website, running virtual open houses, to becoming a real estate broker, and so much more.

If you haven’t subscribed to The Spark, what are you waiting for?

Sample article: The Complete Guide to Virtual Open Houses

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2. Bigger Pockets

Recommended for: Real estate investors, new real estate agents.

Imagine a blog that teaches you all you need to know about how to break into the world of real estate investing, regardless of how much capital you have available. 

Sounds too good to be true? It’s not. That blog exists, and it’s called Bigger Pockets.  

Here you’ll find guides and tutorials on how to keep better personal finances, how to build wealth through real estate investing, and which common pitfalls to avoid. 

We recommend it not just to real estate professionals, but also to anyone looking to improve their personal finances.

Sample article: How to Invest in Real Estate With Only $1,000

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3. Inman

Recommended for: Real estate professionals serious about their digital marketing strategy

When it comes to industry news, the latest insights on real estate, and interviews from the biggest names in the business, Inman is the gold standard.

And if you’re obsessed with real estate tech, even better. You’ll find the latest real estate tech that top producers are taking advantage of.

In short, if you want to stay up to date with the latest real estate trends, you’ll love visiting this news organization.

Most of their articles are hidden behind a paywall, but the value they offer makes it a worthy investment.

Sample article: New platform poised to organize your brokerage tech stack

4. Agent Advice

Recommended for: Agents of all levels

The Agent Advice blog was built by real estate agents for real estate agents. Their blogs cover everything from real estate marketing best practices, strategies to increase sales, and marketing trends. With so many topics covered, agents are bound to find the tips they need to take their real estate career to the next level.

Sample article: Real Estate Professionals Who Have Gone Above and Beyond For A Client

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5. Housing Wire

Recommended for: Real estate professionals, real estate investors

Housing wire is another wonderful source of big-picture real estate news that affects the entire country. More than just a blog, Housing Wire is a financial news organization that covers everything from agents/brokers to the latest real estate tech advancements.

If you want to see the big picture of the state of the real estate industry, Housing Wire is the perfect great place to start.

Sample article: Housing market will bounce back this year, but the rebound will be short-lived

6. Tom Ferry

Recommended for: Real estate agents and professionals

Tom Ferry is one of the leading real estate marketing experts in the field with years of experience behind him.

The Tom Ferry Blog covers everything real estate marketing from personal branding to how to better manage your team for consistent success. His tips can be applied to real estate professionals of every level. If you prefer, you can also follow Tom’s podcast to hear him cover similar topics over audio. 

Sample article: 6 Potential “First Hires’ Every Solo Agent Should Consider

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7. Better Homes And Gardens

Recommended for: Homeowners, home buyers

Better Homes and Gardens is an American institution with a long history. It currently ranks as the 4th best-selling magazine in the US. 

Although better known as a magazine, its website publishes a large number of articles.

It’s a superb source of information and inspiration for any real estate agent looking to improve their staging skills, prepare a home for a showing, and maintain curb appeal until the home is sold.

Sample article: 16 Easy Ways to Create High-End Curb Appeal for Less

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8. The Close

Recommended for: Seller agents, real estate marketers

The Close describes its focus as all about bringing “actionable real estate strategies from industry professionals.”

From real estate agent basics, marketing, lead generation, and real estate technology topics, the Close is a fine source of insight for any real estate agent looking to improve his/her digital marketing game.

Sample article: 18 Deal-Killing Home Staging Mistakes Even Experienced Realtors Make

9. The New York Times – Real Estate

Recommended for: Real estate professionals, investors, and design lovers

As to be expected with a New York Times publication, these blogs are packed with eye-pleasing, critical and valuable property information. Keep an eye on this blog to stay up to date on property trends and common client concerns. 

This blog is written by experts in the field and New York Times writers. 

Sample Article: How to buy a home

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10. Apartment List’s Rentonomics blog

Recommended for: Brokers, real estate investors

Rentonomics is “Apartment List’s” blog. It’s all about providing valuable information for both renters and landlords.

If you’re a real estate agent/broker looking to dip your toes into the rental market, check out this blog.

And if you constantly deal with clients looking to move from renting into homeownership, this blog can also help you to get a snapshot of the kinds of questions and concerns that renters have.

Sample article: Breaking the Bank: Where is Rent Affordable for Those Earning a Median Income?

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11. American Genius Real Estate

Recommended for: Real estate professionals looking for entrepreneurial advice and content

The American Genius Real Estate Blog is an entertaining and informative read whenever you have a free moment. These blogs are great for updates on casual real estate-related news and for bringing common issues to your attention that you may not have previously questioned. Think: optimizing our website for digital readers, how to improve your morning routine, and what happens when you lose an employee?

Sample article: How to Optimize your Social Media Posts in Order to Maximize Your Reach

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12. Market Watch: Real Estate Section

Recommended for: Real estate investors, brokers, and agents.

Market Watch is not a news site dedicated to real estate. It focuses on macroeconomic financial news. However, it does have a great real estate section that you definitely should keep on your radar.

Sample article: Home-builder confidence rebounds in May from historic decline as industry grows optimistic about post-pandemic home sales

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13.Kyle Handy Blog

Recommended for: Real estate professionals 

Kyle Handy is one of the leading names in real estate marketing and has built a reputable and resourceful blog in the industry over the past few years.

Kyle has set out to provide clickable and simple educational info for real estate agents. His blog topics range from real estate marketing to taking the perfect professional headshot and passing your real estate exams. If you are looking for refreshing topics and blog insporation, Kyle Handy’s blog is worth checking out. 

Sample article: 6 Quick and Easy Steps to Become a Real Estate Agent in 2022

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14. RE Tipster

Recommended for: New real estate agents

Although RETipster is an outstanding blog that any real estate professional can benefit from, I would seriously recommend it to new agents. 

Its friendly, straight forward approach to real estate topics is immediately appealing and easy to implement.

Sample article: 5 Real Estate Investing Mistakes (Subtle but Deadly)

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15. Shannon Jones

Recommended for: Real estate agents looking to improve their content marketing strategy

Shannon Jones, one of AgentFire clients, is an amazing example of what you can (and should do) when it comes to content marketing. Her team publishes great, easy to understand and assimilate content regularly.

If you need an example of how you should model your content marketing strategy, Shannon Jones is a great choice.

Sample article: 5 “Emergencies” That Are Actually Normal When Selling Your Home

16. Realty Times

Recommended for: Anyone with any interest in real estate

Realty Times provides advice for real estate agents and brokers, as well as buyers, sellers, renters, and homeowners. And it does so in easy to understand language that anyone can follow, even if they’re not directly involved with real estate.

Sample article: Negotiating Tip 67: Avoid One Issue Negotiations

17. Agent Drive

Recommended for: Property Owners and Real Estate Professionals 

This blog is great for actionable and applicable tips that you can put to work right away. You’ll find blogs about marketing hacks, home inspections tips, and similar topics. 

The writers are property content writers or article-related experts. 

Sample article: How Virtual Staging Helps You Sell Properties Faster

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18. Calculated Risk Blog

Recommended for: Veteran real estate investors

If you’re not afraid to dig into the numbers and see the raw data, this blog is for you

Calculated Risk is a blog run by Bill McBride, a full-time finances and economics blogger. This blog is often praised by likes of Time, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and other media organizations for Mr. McBride’s almost unnatural ability to predict upcoming economic developments in the real estate industry.

Sample article: Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in April

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19. HomeLight Blog

Recommended for: Buyer and seller agents

This terrific blog covers tons of basic strategies for both buyers/sellers and real estate agents. That alone would be enough of a reason to recommend this blog.

But the way its authors explain all of their recommended strategies in such an attractive and easy to digest way is enough to highly recommend this blog.

Sample article: Writing Creative Real Estate Listing Descriptions: 3 Pro Tips (and a Warning!)

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20. The Tenant Advisor

Recommended for: Landlords, commercial real estate investors in the Houston, Texas Area.

While the name may suggest that this is a blog might only be interesting to tenants, it’s far more than that. 

This blog is all about commercial real estate, particularly healthcare commercial real estate in the Houston Texas area. As such, it also provides tons of tips on dealing with the current pandemic (and if you’re reading this in the future, remember Covid-19?).

So if you live in this area and you work in commercial real estate, you should definitely check it out.

Sample article: Houston CRE Market Reports | Q1 2020

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21. World Property Journal

Recommended for: All real estate professionals

World Property Journal is a news site that covers international real estate news, by aggregating and syndicating residential, commercial, and vacation real estate articles from around the world.

If you want to stay up to date with the latest real estate news around the world, this is one of the best places to start.

Sample article: New Suburban Boom Now Possible in U.S.

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22. Brownstoner

Recommended for: New York real estate professionals

This blog covers Brooklyn through the lens of real estate, development, and renovation. If you are a Brooklyn real estate agent, definitely check it out.

Sample article: Construction of LICH Medical Facility Can Proceed, While 2 River Park Tower Stops for Now

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23. Zolo

Recommended for: Canadian real estate professionals

Zolo is a real estate listings aggregate site, not unlike Zillow. But it also features the latest Canadian real estate news, as well as a plethora of real estate education articles. 

This site is a first-rate source of the latest real estate news for real estate professionals as well as investors.

Sample article: How to get approval for a mortgage?

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24. RIS Media

Recommended for: Real estate professionals looking to improve their marketing game

RIS Media is a real estate news site that covers the latest real estate news, provides a variety of tutorials, and techniques for real estate marketing.

Sample article: How This Real Estate Express Alum Turned Her Real Estate Job Into a Multi-Million Dollar Machine

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25. Flipping Junkie

Recommended for: Property flippers

Flipping Junkie is a top-notch source of information for all things property flipping. From homes, land, and rental properties, this blog covers them all.

It also shows tons of case studies of home flips, the challenges its buyers faced, and how they overcame them.

Sample article: How 11 Expert Investors Would Spend $500 and $5,000 Per Month To Get Motivated Seller Leads

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26. NAR Blogs

Recommended for: All REALTORS® (that’s right, all caps with a “®” sign)  

In the US, there are about 2 million active real estate agents. And out of those 2 million, around 1.3 million of them are REALTORS®.

That means that if you’re a real estate agent, there’s a very good chance that you’re a member of the National Association of REALTORS®  (NAR). 

As the official NAR website, you can expect to find the latest macroeconomic news about real estate there. And thankfully, NAR delivers.

The National Association of REALTORS® has 7 blogs on its homepage:

Sample article: Older Millennials: Forming Families, Establishing Homes

 

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27. Norada Real Estate Investments

Recommended for: Any real estate investor

Norada’s mission, according to its website, is to “help take the guesswork out of real estate investing.  By researching top real estate growth markets and structuring complete turn-key real estate investments, we help you succeed by minimizing risk and maximizing profitability.”

And their commitment to that mission is readily apparent. Their blog is a fantastic source of valuable information for all real estate investors. Both through their individual market analyses, and through their educational articles.

Sample article: 10 Rules of Successful Real Estate Investing

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28. McKissock

Recommended for: People looking to become real estate agents

McKissock provides real estate professionals, property appraisers, inspectors with a variety of educational and professional development courses.

It also offers an exceptional real estate blog that takes advantage of McKissocks real estate educational experience.

Sample article: Which Home Renovations Generate the Highest ROI?

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29. Forbes Real Estate

Recommended for: Real estate agents looking for a macroeconomic view of the market

Forbes is a brand synonymous with business. And while it does not focus on real estate, it does have a real estate section. This section is great for getting the big picture of where real estate is. The only downside is that there’s a paywall to this content.

Sample article: Renters Can Now Check Whether Their Apartment Building Is Covered Under The Federal Eviction Ban

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30. Real Wealth

Recommended for: Real estate entrepreneurs and investors

Real Wealth is an organization whose aim is to provide information to help investors “live life on your own terms”. The two main goals of the website are to educate readers and share investment opportunities. 

Blogs are broken down into learning topics that go further into detail, such as property management, asset protection, and where to buy.

Sample article: Due Diligence in Real Estate: 9 Tips for Smart Buyers

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31. CRE Online

Recommended for: Real estate investors

CRE Online is all about real estate investing. It offers tips on avoiding common real estate investment mistakes, how to master rental properties, and picking the right investment strategy for you.

Sample article: Investing In Senior Housing: A Primer

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32. Sotheby’s International Realty Extraordinary Living Blog

Recommended for: Luxury real estate professionals, window shoppers

The name Sotheby’s International Realty is synonymous with luxury real estate. Its blog showcases breathtaking luxury homes from around the world, which are sure to impress anyone.

If you are in luxury real estate and would like to see how the pros at Sotheby’s stage their homes, and study the way they promote their homes, you need to check out this blog. Additionally, the Sotheby’s website is exceptionally in depth and layered. This is a great example of how to build your web content in a way that is still interactive and digestible for the reader. 

Sample article: Inside Meg Ryan’s Former Pacific Heights Victorian

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33. Apartments.com

Recommended for: Landlords and renters

This blog covers all topics relevant to being a landlord, including property management, investment, finding and screening tenants, insurance, maintenance, rents, taxes, etc.

On the side of renters, there’s tons of useful FAQs and even resources to manage and pay rent online. 

Sample article: How to attract long-term tenants

 

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Notorious R.O.B.

Recommended for: Real estate veterans

Notorious R.O.B. is a blog created and maintained by Rob Hahn, the Managing Partner of 7DS Associates.

This blog shows you Rob’s unique perspective on all real estate matters, as someone that’s right in the middle of it all. His cutting honesty makes you question some of real estate’s most entrenched truisms while providing plenty of evidence of why he believes so to be the case.

Sample article: Must the Agent Be Local?

 

 

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35. Better Dwelling

Recommended for: Anyone interested in investing in Canadian real estate

Better Dwelling is a leading real estate news website based in Toronto, Canada. They post the latest updates and news that Canadian homeowners, real estate professionals, and investors need to know.

This blog is perfect for you if you or any of your clients are looking to invest in Canadian Real Estate.

Sample article: Toronto Detached Homes See Median Sale Price Fall Below A Million

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36. Biz Journals

Recommended for: Commercial real estate professionals

The Business Journals focuses on providing financial news, but it also provides plenty of up-to-date news about commercial real estate. 

Sample article: U.S. office market is signaling coronavirus distress, but here’s why some see opportunity for growth

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37. REM Online

Recommended for: Canadian real estate professionals

REM is Canada’s premier monthly magazine for real estate professionals.

Their website is also a fantastic source of real estate news, advice from agents for agents, interviews with top producers, tech review, and so much more. Even if you’re not living in Canada, you should check this blog out.

Sample article: What real estate will look like post-COVID-19: The old normal, now normal and new normal

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38. Real Estate In Your Twenties

Recommended for: Young real estate agents

Real Estate In Your Twenties is a website created by Brandon Turner, a Grays Harbor real estate professional. As the website indicates, his goal is to teach young people about the best strategies to follow in order to make homeownership a reality, not just a dream.

Sample article: Forget Everything You’ve Read: Buying a House is NOT For Suckers

39. Real Trends

Recommended for: Real Estate Professionals (specifically agents and brokerages)

This blog delivers exactly what it claims: updated, real trends in the real estate industry. Here you’ll find which brokerages recently made a big break, what major changes are happening in the property market, and what will make you stand out among competition. 

Sample article: eXp Realty’s meteoric growth explored

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40. Afford Anything

Recommended for: Young real estate professionals

The author of Afford Anything, Paula Pant, achieved financial independence at a young age by buying rental properties. 

Her blog uses her life experience to teach her readers how to make smarter money decisions, how to align your habits and lifestyle with those goals, and how to keep an entrepreneurial mindset throughout your life.

Sample article: Real Estate Investment Report: How I earned $5,604 in Five Hours

In Conclusion

You came looking for the best blogs for realtors… What we gave you was a targeted list of blogs crafted for the sole purpose to help you, as a realtor, stay educated and competitive in the business.

If you can provide a great service, you’ll get referrals and repeat business for years to come. These resources will help you do that.

Would you add any blogs to this list? How have the 40 blogs listed here been useful to you? Let us know in the comments!

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