As I was doing some dougfrancis.com performance maintenance over the summer, I started reading through some of the older blog posts deep inside this blog. Part of my effort was to clean up issues that Google Webmaster Tools told me were causing Crawl errors… but, anyway, it forced me to read through some of my older blog posts.
This little exercise helped me see that my blog is unique, and not like the other 99,000 real estate web sites that simply give you a gateway to the MLS home-search info. Yes, you can search for homes here (see the Search Real Estate page) using two excellent home search tools if you want, but, I was doing something more. Much more.
dougfrancis.com covers my day-to-day real estate business
I discovered a subtle theme here that I really liked. This little blog covered the day-to-day, street level, gritty local Vienna VA real estate action that I have experienced in a rather challenging market. And the goal of most posts is to give readers insight into what my real estate clients were going through getting a mortgage, understanding their home inspection, comparing Zestimates with reality or negotiating traffic.
I didn’t start this post just to toot my own horn, but to encourage readers or other bloggers to take a minute and read a little. Writing about the real estate business is easy because there is virtually an endless supply of material that other home sellers or home buyers can appreciate when they are faced by similar situations. It challenging, but there is a lot of fun in it!
What do you think?