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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Brings traffic to your website, demonstrates your knowledge as a local expert, and people get to know, and hopefully like you, by reading it. Other good answers here, too!

Dec 02, 2016 11:32 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

If you are old and have a blog, your millennial prospects will think you are cool.

Dec 02, 2016 11:05 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If you have a blog and spend the time or money to get traffic to READ it, then you can redirect that traffic to your website.

Read that again.

Oh, hmmm. Why not make getting traffic to your website THE prime objective and save your time?

Another look at the same issue. We've all read 'Content is KING!'

If the blog has content, why would one choose to NOT put that content on their website?

Since the website is what pays you back, use the blog to sell the sizzle but your website to deliver the steak.

You will find a better use of your time and resources will be to BUY eyes and traffic to read your worthwhile content on your WEBSITE which may have a blogging feature.

Now, IF SEO is part of your evaluation equation, you will get more 'juice' linking content text to authority sites such as Wekipeda, YouTube, Bing or govn'mt and edu sources than by redirect via a blog.

 

Dec 02, 2016 11:47 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

It affordably helps you be FOUND ONLINE !!!

Dec 02, 2016 01:06 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Google juice, advertising 24/7, ability to show your area expertise.

Dec 02, 2016 12:40 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Oh... let me count the ways.  There are many many blogs on this site covering this subject!  

Dec 02, 2016 12:40 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Since I have joined Active Rain (and I haven't been here that long), AR is the number 6 referring site to my company website. This is great for SEO as AR is a highly recognized website for real estate and does provide added credibility to my site as a result. Those links are super important!

Dec 02, 2016 12:00 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

Done correctly, it can bring business to you through your knowledge and expertise of your local real estate market.

Dec 03, 2016 04:00 AM
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Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

shares your experience and is one back link to your web site.

Dec 03, 2016 02:24 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Charles Ross & Associates - online presence in the wild wild world of www.... lol!

Dec 02, 2016 10:46 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

SEO, Marketing, and a bit of fun.

Dec 02, 2016 08:46 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

There could be many benefits.  It all depends on your goals and objectives.

Dec 02, 2016 07:08 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

So many answers..hope you are reading..all good! Especially Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 comment.

Dec 02, 2016 06:39 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I can attribute at least 9 transactions from my blog since I started a little over 1 per year.

Dec 02, 2016 04:27 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Charles,

Everything everyone said, and be sure you like doing it.  A

Dec 02, 2016 04:22 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

SEO. Traffic. Phone Rings. Business. 

Dec 02, 2016 02:20 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

its a cyber-voice and needed in todays world of technology

Dec 02, 2016 01:50 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Let's see, networking, advertising listings and getting your name out on the web.  I am on the first page and don't pay anyting.  the big boxers pay over $500 amonth to be on the first page.

Dec 02, 2016 01:43 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

every answer here is the right answer..... 

Dec 02, 2016 12:44 PM
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Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Exposure to different ideas from folks around the country.

Dec 02, 2016 12:28 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Jeff Pearl gave you my number one reason, TRAFFIC. Also it can add to your cachet as an authority in your field.

Dec 02, 2016 11:22 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

To drive traffic to your website for one.

Dec 02, 2016 11:06 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

To get current information out to the public for your SEO.

Dec 04, 2016 04:23 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It is a representation of who you are to the public.

Dec 04, 2016 08:01 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

What Jeff Dowler said.

Dec 03, 2016 07:37 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Exposure and it shows you as the expert.

Dec 03, 2016 04:31 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

There can be many benefits if you are consistent and provide material that people want to read/see including exposure, business and networking possibilities.  

Dec 03, 2016 11:46 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Blogging helps get the work out about you and gets people to your website.

 

Dec 03, 2016 10:42 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

It puts food on the table, pays for college...little things like that.

Dec 03, 2016 08:31 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

You develop friends here in the Rain that may have a finacial benefit somewhere in the future. And, if not, they are still great friends!

Dec 03, 2016 06:50 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Consumers expect it

Dec 03, 2016 06:28 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

As all the others already wrote, plus it fills the day so at the end of the day, we feel like we have accomplished something

Dec 03, 2016 05:51 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The great amount of new clients i get from all the leads my blog brings

Dec 03, 2016 05:36 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Exposure, branding and oh so much more

Dec 03, 2016 05:16 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Building your credibility as an expert in your market.

Dec 03, 2016 04:54 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 nailed this one!

Dec 03, 2016 04:50 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Others have answered.

Dec 03, 2016 04:23 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

There are no benefits unless your blog contains important information and can be see by those who need your services.

Dec 02, 2016 04:20 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

What Jeff Dowler said - absolutely!  It makes your phone ring!

Dec 02, 2016 02:48 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Gets you noticed!

Dec 02, 2016 10:51 AM