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.
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.
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
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
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 this blog.
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
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?
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
Recommended for: Real estate professionals and investors
Just like Housing Wire, the Real Deal is more of a news organization than a simple blog.
The Real Deal is a real estate magazine that covers real estate news from some of America’s largest real estate markets including New York, Los Angeles, South Florida, Chicago. But it also covers real estate news that affect the entire nation.
Sample article: Can Compass Deliver?
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
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.
9. Geek Estate
Recommended for: Technologically inclined real estate professionals
As the name indicates, Geek Estate is a blog written by self-described real estate geeks "with experience [in] providing technology services to the real estate industry and practitioners.”
In this blog, you can expect to see the latest tools and techniques on the cutting edge of real estate, as well as interviews from real estate professionals that have taken their real estate game to the next level by means of technology.
Sample Article: Real Estate Unicorns and the Green Curtain
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.
Recommended for: Real estate professionals looking for content
The Keeping Current Matters blog is all about covering the latest national economic news and how they affect real estate. The content is relevant to both real estate agents as well as home buyers and sellers.
But one of its most notable features is that it’s possible to personalize their blog articles and use them yourself (for a price). So if you’re looking for a high-quality article for your own blog, Keeping Current Matters is an excellent choice.
Sample article: Why Home Office Space Is More Desirable Than Ever
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.
Recommended for: Real estate professionals with a sense of humor and a good understanding of social media marketing
If you’ve ever shared any real estate memes, there’s a good chance some of them came from The Lighter Side of Real Estate. While this blog is a great way of sharing and discovering real estate memes, it’s not just a site to procrastinate and get a few laughs.
It also has excellent articles about how you can use humor to your advantage in real estate marketing.
Sample article: 11 Real Estate Agent Headshots That Can’t Be Real (But Are)
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)
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. Realest Blog
Recommended for: Anyone with any interest in real estate
Realest Blog 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: The Only Reason Your Home Isn’t Selling
Recommended for: Real estate investors
A Student Of The Real Estate Game is a blog created by Joe Stampone, the current Vice President of Investments at Atlas Real Estate Partners.
He’s been blogging consistently since 2009, with his primary goal being teaching his readers how he personally became a real estate investor and entrepreneur. He teaches the strategies and tools that allowed him to be where he is right now, and (in his words) “anything else that piques [his] interest.”
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
26. NAR Blogs
Recommended for: All REALTORS® (that’s right, all caps with a “®” sign)
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:
- Culture Scan - Fun topics about real estate, pop culture, and real estate humor.
- Economists’ Outlook - Housing stats, and research results from NAR’s economists.
- Emerging Technology - Real Estate Tech Topics
- NAR en Español - Real estate topics with Spanish speakers in mind.
- NAR Newsline - The latest news affecting NAR and its members
- Spaces to Places - News about public places being turned into community spaces
- Styled, Staged & Sold - Articles all about remodeling and staging homes.
Sample article: Older Millennials: Forming Families, Establishing Homes
27. Norada Real Estate Investments' blog
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: 19 Passive Income Ideas You Can Use To Make Money In 2020
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?
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.
Recommended for: Real estate entrepreneurs and investors
Jim Ingersoll is an entrepreneur, author, real estate investor, and creator of the hugely successful blog “Investing Now Network.”
In this blog, Jim Ingersoll does an amazing job of showing you how you can become a better investor now, which investment options are available to you (regardless of your net worth), how to create passive income, and so much more.
Sample article: Upgrading Your Real Estate License from Agent to Broker
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
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.
Sample article: Inside Meg Ryan’s Former Pacific Heights Victorian
Recommended for: Landlords
This blog covers all topics relevant to being a landlord, including property management, investment, finding and screening tenants, insurance, maintenance, rents, taxes, etc.
Sample article: How to attract long-term tenants
Recommended for: Young real estate agents
The College Investor helps college students, first-time buyers, and younger millennials get out of their student loan debt, build passive income, and start investing in their future.
Though this site does not focus on real estate topics directly, it often covers them as part of a wealth-building strategy.
Sample article: How to become a real estate investor with just $500
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.
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.
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.
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
Recommended for: Real Estate Professionals in the Greater Toronto Area
If you’re a real estate agent in Ontario, particularly around the Greater Toronto Area, you need to check out his blog.
It covers all the latest news about real estate in Toronto, the latest laws and regulations and how they affect real estate, as well a local real estate news developments
Sample article: Is Market Activity On The Rise?
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
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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.
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