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After reading his blog for a while, I remain convinced that the VOW/DOJ settlement is going to have a much greater impact on MLS issues than previously thought. … FBS Blog – Michael Wurzer with FlexMLS’ insight into the formerly-closed world of MLS issues is remarkable and educational; in my opinion he sets the standard for what an MLS owner/executive should be doing.

After reading his blog for a while, I remain convinced that the VOW/DOJ settlement is going to have a much greater impact on MLS issues than previously thought. ... FBS Blog - Michael Wurzer with FlexMLS' insight into the formerly-closed world of MLS issues is remarkable and educational; in my opinion he sets the standard for what an MLS owner/executive should be doing.

Top ten blogs that make me think

Where do you learn?

My personal focus is on technology, MLS issues and the real estate space in general. This year I am working to winnow down the number of feeds I read and focus on high-quality content. With each new post I read, I want to learn something applicable to my business.

Everything is changing, and these are a few of the sites I read that help me stay on top of changes.

Each of the following blogs makes me think. I like that.

1000 Watt Blog – Marc and Brian consistently provoke new thoughts that are implementable.

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Notorious R.O.B. – Find me a more intelligent write in the real estate space. Heck, he’s even coined a new term for the RE.net – realestistas .

MLS Terresact – Brian has long been one of the best thinkers in the MLS space, and I learn something every time he posts something new. After reading his blog for a while, I remain convinced that the VOW/DOJ settlement is going to have a much greater impact on MLS issues than previously thought.

Better Homes and Gardens – A “small brokerage” blog with “big brokerage” backing. This site provides a different perspective than I’m used to, if only because they’re the only Realogy company to blog (that I know of).

FBS Blog – Michael Wurzer with FlexMLS’ insight into the formerly-closed world of MLS issues is remarkable and educational; in my opinion he sets the standard for what an MLS owner/executive should be doing. In addition, Flex continues to get rave reviews.

What are yours? What do you read that makes you think differently? Inside or tangentially related to real estate?

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Dad, Husband, Charlottesville Realtor, real estate Blogger, occasional speaker - Inman Connects, NAR Conferences - based in Charlottesville, Virginia. A native Virginian, I graduated from VMI in 1998, am a third generation Realtor (since 2001) and have been "publishing" as a real estate blogger since January 2005. I've chosen to get involved in Realtor Associations on the local, state & national levels, having served on the NAR's RPR & MLS groups. Find me in Charlottesville, Crozet and Twitter.

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11 Comments

  1. Lani Rosales

    February 3, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    My passion is marketing and new media, here are 10 blogs I read frequently (not in order of quality):

    (1) ICHC
    (2) Web Strategy by jeremiah Owyang
    (3) Brains on Fire
    (4) Brand Curve
    (5) The Social Organization
    (6) Tiny Gigantic
    (7) Make Use Of
    (8) Tech Crunch
    (9) Mashable
    (10) Lifehacker

  2. Jeremy Arntz

    February 3, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Lifehacker is the best!! Mashable and Tech Crunch are must reads as well. The rest of my feeds are developer related so I won’t bore you with them.

    — Jeremy

  3. Tom Scrace

    February 3, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    In no order:

    1. https://metamodern.com (fascinating stuff on nanotech)
    2. https://www.oed.com/ (word of the day feed)
    3. https://www.slate.com/id/2076999/?from=rss (Christopher Hitchens)
    4. https://smashingtelly.com (quality video content)
    5. https://www.techcrunch.com

    Loads more, but those are some of the most interesting.

    Tom

  4. Seth Parker

    February 3, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    No particular order:

    1. 1000 Watt Blog
    2. AG, of Course 🙂
    3. Seth’s (Godin, not me :)) Blog
    4. Smashing Magazine
    5. Fail Blog
    6. Techmeme
    7. Mashable
    8. Lifehacker
    9. Makeuseof.com
    10. Noupe

  5. Trace

    February 3, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Love 1000 Watt and Notorious Rob has some very intelligent convos going on.

    TechCrunch
    TUAW.com
    ReadWriteWeb.com
    problogger.net

    Wow, I spend 3 plus hours every day, YES every day, reading articles from my feedreader and I can’t name my top ten… yet am vigilant to axe those that are not teaching me….. I’m a goofball.

  6. Michael Wurzer

    February 3, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Jim, thanks for mentioning the FBS Blog! I also follow Rob Hahn, Brian Larson, and 1000Watt closely. Some of my other favorites are (in no particular order) and from both real estate and tech:

    1. 37signals’ Signal vs. Noise.

    2. O’Reilly Radar.

    3. Glenn Kelman at Redfin or Bloodhound.

    4. Russell Shaw (https://www.number1homeagent.com/).

    5. Kris Berg (https://sandiegohomeblog.com/).

    6. WAV Group Blog (https://waves.wavgroup.com)

    7. You, especially your recent videos https://www.realcentralva.com/2009/02/03/thoughts-on-idx/. Usually I won’t take the time to watch a video, but yours recently have held my attention.

    8. Ajaxian.

    9. Read/Write Web.

    10. Doc Searls Weblog.

  7. Lisa Sanderson

    February 4, 2009 at 6:12 am

    I have way too many feeds in my reader at the moment, and have been slowly deleting some here and there. There’s just so much good stuff out there!

    When I do get in there to check stuff out, my favs include some already mentioned: Problogger, FBS, Better Homes & Gardens and AG.

    5. Teresa Boardman, Chris Griffith & Karen Rice…to see what agents are writing about
    6. The Real Estate Tomato
    7. Just Listed, PA Assoc. of REALTORS
    8. Ungated, the Community Associations Institute blog
    9. The Simple Dollar
    10. Janet’s Positively Divine Insights -helps me focus the right way.

  8. Missy Caulk

    February 7, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    future of Real Estate Marketing
    1000 Watts
    Agentgenius, LOL
    Common Craft
    Domus Consulting Group
    LouisGray
    Mashable
    TechCrunch
    ProBlogger
    SethGodin
    AnnArborCronicle
    Seo Book

    I have over 300 but these are some I don’t miss.

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