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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I'm not seeing that trend, esp emoji's which look unprofessional in blogs posts.

Dec 08, 2020 01:18 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Not seeing it personally.  Like Debbie Gartner I don't find emojis to be professional.

Dec 08, 2020 02:49 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

If this is true, Bad News, IMO. 

Bad Trend, Yes, IMO. 

I won't change a thing.  Who wants to read a wall of words ... and emojis, Please! 

Dec 08, 2020 01:37 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
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I am not a fan of a lot of emojis on a business blog

Dec 08, 2020 02:25 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Have not heard nor seen this. Maybe some people are trying to 'practice' blogging now from other platforms. Still going with pics, good advice, wordy post.

Dec 08, 2020 01:19 PM
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Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
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Maybe that trend explains the tons of new emojis in Q&A. 😋

To answer your Q, it all depends... like other forms of real estate advertising.  In your ex. we target the structure of the blog to the blog's goal, purpose and audience. Different approaches may apply. Blogging is not one size fits all situations.  If posting a market report, will want those charts and graphs.  A blog about a listing needs those pics, and so on.

Dec 08, 2020 01:01 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

I like a professional  looking post.  I do not like emoji's for blogs, I feel they cheapen the look and feel of a post.  Emojis are fine between friends and on texts.  We deal with big luxury firms like LMH's fine wine and spirits which include Dom Perignon...A

Dec 08, 2020 12:58 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

As long as the message is communicated....Less is more is the rule for me. As for pictures...where appropriate they speak loads

Dec 08, 2020 12:52 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
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So as a reader/consumer I am not interested in seeing blogs with lots of text and emojis. Nor am I interested in writing that kind of blog...

But those kinds of blogs are probably not meant for me. Which means there must be an audience for them. 

As for bad/good trend - that depends on who is judging the trend. A person who is comfortable doing what they're doing and doesn't want to change, or a person whose way of communicating is the "new" way. 

 

Dec 09, 2020 05:46 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
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Any time there are too many words,  I move on.... 

Dec 09, 2020 04:17 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Have not 👁👁 that trend yet Annette. Emoji's have their place and can 🐝 fun! I prefer not to use them in a blog post but am 👁👁ing them a bit 👂 in the Q & A.

Dec 08, 2020 05:07 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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Too many pictures can be distracting and too many words are a turn off for me and emojis? Maybe an occassional one

Dec 09, 2020 06:43 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I only use photos when it helps the message.

Dec 09, 2020 04:30 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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I dont see myself participating in the creation of a trend like this.

Dec 09, 2020 02:43 AM
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Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
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I do see lots of text on several of the ultra-competitive areas I follow, but not necessarily less pictures or any emojis.

The pages are not simply a wall of text, they are well formatted, and often contain data tables and charts.

It seems, to compete on competitive areas, well constructed and researched pages are needed.

Dec 08, 2020 04:31 PM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

that's not a trend I have seen and I won't be doing that.

Dec 08, 2020 03:25 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I am not sure you have identified a trend.

Dec 09, 2020 09:44 AM
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Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Nope. Sorry this old guy is not going to change a thing.

Dec 10, 2020 05:13 AM
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John Meussner
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Every SE under the sun wants one thing - traffic.  They get it from showing content people are looking for.  Good, keyword rich content will continue to win the day.

Dec 09, 2020 04:36 PM