Welcome to SanDiegOh! As a relatively new blogger, I was excited to read ALL of your submissions and have finally narrowed the field. This weeks submissions covered a variety of topics, so I did my best to provide all of you with the best and most useful. And just so you dont stop reading after the first pick, I saved this weeks winner for the end.
Thanks for all your submissions and as I should, Im dedicating Carnival #73 to the San Diego Chargers! See all of you in Arizona. Enjoy.
Ill begin my selections with a few blogs that offer some useful tips and insight. Some of these issues were news to me, so I hope they help you as well.
DeeinAustin of the Texas Realty Blog provides us with the Top 5 REALTOR Magazine Tools That You Don’t Know About. Dee reminds us, or in some cases introduces us to Realtor.org (not Realtor.com). This is the online version of the REALTOR Magazine and the site also offers great tools to stay informed.
John Barker of John Barkers Mortgage Blog doesnt have the most creative blog name, but he does offer some useful information on How much will my credit score cost me on my next mortgage? John talks about how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be placing new penalties for borrowers who have less than ideal FICO scores. The blog is short, clear and informative “ thanks John.
Raymond of the Money Blue Book talks about some interesting ways to pay down your mortgage. In his blog, Use Credit Card Rebates To Help Pay Off Your Home Mortgage Loan Principal, Ray teaches us about some credit cards that arent as flashy as air miles reward cards, but can help those who tend to over spend and maybe under pay their mortgage.
Moving on, the next selections are more of the editorial type, but offer some insight on topics that many of us deal with. And while we may have heard it before, its always nice to get a quick reminder.
Mike Mueller at Patagonia Finance takes a step back from all the numbers and negativity in the current real estate and finance industry. In It Doesnt Matter, Mike reminds readers that the change were all experiencing in the market right now is more than a decreased income, or articles about foreclosures. He asks us to look beyond the numbers and headlines and really think about how people are being affected. As Mike says, it is Humans that matter.
Pat Kapowich of Silicon Valley Broker talks about how the weather and changing seasons affect more than just what we wear. In Deja Vu~What Spring & Summer Sellers, and Their Licensees, Can Learn from their Fall & Winter Counter-Parts, Pat breaks down the year and talks about how agents and clients are affected by the weather “ increased listings, holiday anxiety and how maybe when the best time to sell is.
Finally, we come to my last pick “ The Carnival of Real Estate #73s Winner
Jim Cronin of the Real Estate Tomato was recently selected as one of the industries top bloggers, so I try and pay attention to what he has to say. In How A Strong Finish Has A Real Estate Blog Article Generating Leads, Jim talks about how important is it to focus on the end of our blogs in order to get the point across. Not only are readers trained to look at the end of an article or blog, this is your last chance to engage the reader “ its the end!
Jim talks about how to structure your blogs and how to get readers to participate. He reminds us that our content must produce a feeling of trust and value in order to get any type of response. I wont discuss the article too much, but I think we can all gain from his writing style and tips.
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Again, thank you all for your submissions and I look forward to seeing you all next week.
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