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Realtors, you know you can’t be good at your jobs if you’re not plugged into the industry. But you also can’t start a real estate business — or grow the one you have — if you’re stuck behind a computer spending hours each week reading. It’s important to get the industry news, trends, and marketing advice you need quickly, so you can get back to what real estate is all about — helping your clients.

So, I’ve put together a carefully curated list of the best real estate blogs to follow in 2018. Pick five of your favorites and commit to following them each week. You’ll feel more connected to your industry and have the ability to offer more value to your clients. Happy reading!

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Real Estate Blogs Every Realtor Should Read in 2021
1. Zillow Porchlight
Best for: Homebuyers

This consumer-focused blog gives clients a great pulse on what’s hot in housing and rental markets, how to build home equity, and what they should know about new legislation affecting homeowners.

Must-read post: What You Need to Know About the Fair Housing Act

2. CRE Online Blog
Best for: Real estate investors

Have an ear to the ground on what real estate investors are acting on in the current market. CRE Online offers tips on avoiding common real estate mistakes, mastering rental properties, and choosing an investment strategy that’s right for you.

Must-read post: Real Estate Investing in the Age of Bitcoin (and Other Cryptocurrencies)

3. McKissock
Best for: Real estate agents, real estate appraisers

Want to grow your appraisal skills and real estate career? McKissock is a great place to start. Learn about real estate tax laws, appraisals of specific home types like senior housing, and even how to balance parenting with a real estate career.

Must-read post: Terrifying Encounters from Real-Life Appraisers

4. Keller Williams
Best for: Real estate agents

Gathering leads, real estate marketing and personal branding, and even training opportunities — Keller Williams’ Blog has it all. Get inspired with hand-curated TED Talks, learn about the latest in real estate regulation, and find out how to grow your business on this comprehensive blog.

Must-read post: 10 Ways to Take Territory in the Fourth Quarter

5. Fundrise Education
Best for: Real estate investors

Whether you’re making your first or your 15th real estate investment, Fundrise has helpful how-to articles and opinion pieces to help you make the right choices for now and tomorrow.

Must-read post: The Most Important Questions to Ask Before You Invest in Real Estate

6. Housing Wire
Best for: Real estate agents, real estate investors

Your one-stop-shop for industry news, Housing Wire will feed you the latest trends in interest rates, finance, and regulation. Impress your clients with valuable information that will help them make educated decisions about the market.

Must-read post: What Realtors Need to Know about Millennials

7. The BiggerPockets Blog
Best for: Homeowners, real estate agents

Get authoritative articles on real estate investing, personal finance, real estate marketing, and more. Landlords, first-time homebuyers, and agents will all find helpful resources on the BiggerPockets Blog.

Must-read post: The Top 10 Rental Features that Attract Cream of the Crop Tenants

8. Speaking of Real Estate
Best for: Real estate agents

The official blog of the National Association of Realtors®, this destination offers fresh insights on real estate policy, possible violations, and home equity loans. Their no-frills approach is refreshing and trustworthy in today’s crowded internet landscape.

Must-read post: What’s the Right Way to Structure a Marketing Service Agreement?

9. Inman
Best for: Real estate agents

Are you a tech-obsessed realtor? You’ll love the Inman Blog. Find out what’s new in real estate technology and what the biggest agencies in the U.S. are doing. This is a resource for the modern realtor, so if you’re keen to learn the latest trends in homebuying you’ll feel right at home.

Must-read post: Why Real Estate APIs are the Future

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