Real estate blogs spark key industry debate

Inman is running an interesting article on how blogs are changing the real estate industry (goes behind a subscription wall after today!). Once you get through a bit about Jonathan Miller of Matrix and Adam Koval of SocketSite, you might notice that they interviewed me as well. 😉

Probably the oddest part about a formal interview like that is that after 30 to 40 minutes of talking you know that they are only going to use a few quotes. Nonetheless, I was glad to see that Jessica picked up on the two most valuable aspects to Rain City Guide: (1) the great contributors and (2) the excellent home search tool developed by Robbie.

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UPDATE: Surprise, surprise…. The Property Grunt did a much better job summarizing the article: “Jessica Swesey does a kick ass job getting into the heart and soul of real estate blogging.

6 thoughts on “Real estate blogs spark key industry debate

  1. Jonathan, I’m not sure I agree…. You’re definitely running a tight operation over there at Matrix and I’m still learning (from you!) how to make things come off so professional.

  2. Kudos to Dustin for his efforts and accomplishments with regard to and what he has done with this blog.

    Kudos to Robbie, for his work on the’s Home Search feature.

    Clearly these efforts have helped both the consumer and the real estate industry take a peek into the future, and consider what NEEDS to happen. At least those of us who are not afraid to peek 🙂 is one of the only, if not THE only, blog that permits a blending of both the real estate industry’s viewpoint and the consumer’s viewpoint. These discussions will do much to shape the future in a way that benefits both.

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