In late 2008, the real estate market was shifting (actually down-shifting) and I found myself with a little extra time on my hands. And so began the planning for the blog that you see today.
There have been many late nights reading through real estate blogs from Phoenix, Seattle and San Diego (list to the right) to get a handle on what they were doing from a style standpoint, and a technology standpoint. There was a huge learning curve for me especially with WordPress and it became important to keep up with training while producing decent, original real estate content that people would want to read.
Will I ever finish this blog? Probably not… because it has more than just information about Vienna VA real estate
Thanks to Dakno Marketing’s Bobby Carroll for his teacher/editor/mentor input recently on dougfrancis.com on his Posterous blog. His company offers a very nice WordPress back-boned SwiftBlog theme package for professionals who want to get noticed on the Internet with a customizable, organized, SEO friendly site. So Bobby is someone I listen to when he makes recommendations.
I mention “content people would want to read” because my goal has been to make this real estate blog readable and informative. Recently when I was in Chicago at an Inman News Conference, I was lucky enough to meet two WordPress gurus (I’ll tell you if you ask) where we discussed the quality and organization needed to keep a reader’s attention. I try…
You have to admit that we are on information overload.
So this isn’t just another Vienna VA real estate blog regurgitating the same old statistics from MRIS thinking that “that” is blogging. Of course you can search for homes on my site or get a free real estate market report, but read through my blog and you will see that I am actually writing about topics that my clients are experiencing ( or the 4th of July fireworks ) so you can be a better real estate shopper.