The Get-More-Listings Solution: Launch a Neighborhood or City Blog

    Here’s a question for you: Why is it called “a sellers’ market” when sellers aren’t selling? 

    We are facing nearly 26% “… fewer homes newly listed for sale compared to last year,” according to recent NAR research. This is despite a 7.1% rise in homes actively for sale compared to last year at this time.

    OK, so how do we make this sellers’ market a true sellers’ market? To start, more listing leads would be nice, right?

    One effective strategy is to become a neighborhood or city expert. Sure, tons of agents pay that title lip service, but you, my friend, are actually going to live it.

    Not only will a neighborhood – or city-specific blog brand you as the area expert, but it will boost lead generation as well.

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    And how will it do that?

    With the organic website traffic that comes from your neighborhood or city blog. 

    “Real estate had the highest monthly organic traffic, on average,” of all the industries in the finance category of a recent SEO report published by Conductor. They go on to state that “… searchers looking into real estate are most likely not tied to a brand. This makes investing in SEO and the website experience more crucial since the ROI could be significant if your site provides the desired property solution.” 

    In other words, done right, and with the current state of SEO, your little blog could pay off big by providing a steady stream of leads.

    Remember, this website/blog is in addition to your IDX website

    This website/blog will focus on showcasing your in-depth knowledge, expertise, and passion for the city or the neighborhood. Here are some topics you might want to cover:

    • Neighborhood Profiles: Provide detailed information on different neighborhoods within your target area, highlighting their unique features, amenities, schools, and local attractions. Including lots of photos.
    • Local Market Updates: Regularly update your website or blog with the latest trends, market statistics, and insights specific to the neighborhood.
    • Home Improvement Tips: Share practical advice on enhancing the value of homes in the area, such as remodeling ideas, landscaping tips, and cost-effective renovations.
    • Local Events and Activities: Promote community events, festivals, charity drives, and other neighborhood activities to foster a sense of belonging and showcase the vibrant community spirit.
    • Local Business Profiles: Where to get the perfect cup of coffee or a yummy breakfast or dinner. Best yoga studios, hair stylists, auto mechanics, etc. You can find ideas for these on or join your neighborhood and read neighbors’ reviews.

    Consider inviting local business owners, experts, or community leaders to contribute guest posts or interviews on your website or blog. This not only adds diverse perspectives but also increases the likelihood of them sharing your content with their own networks.

    Don’t forget to cross-post every piece of content to social media. 

    DIY a WordPress site or have one done for you?

    While WordPress might be the least expensive way to set up a blog or website, there is another option and that is what is on offer at

    Dubbed “the only service in the world that actually builds community websites for real estate agents” by the company’s CEO and co-founder Grant Findlay-Shirras, it’s certainly a service worth a look.

    PLUS: When you have time…below are some marketing tools to help support your success.

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    2. The Free 6-Month Done-For-You Strategic Marketing Plan

    The Real Estate Marketing Planner is a powerful 6-Month Guide that strategically defines what marketing to do and when. Four key market segments include niche Markets, geographic farming, sphere of influence, and past clients. – Click Here

    3. The Free Interactive 6-Month Real Estate Business Review

    The Free Interactive 6-Month Real Estate Business Review allows you to enter your business goals for the remainder of the year and get a breakdown of how many prospects, listings, closing, and so on are needed to reach your goals.   – Click Here

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    Lisa is an accomplished marketer with years of expertise in direct response marketing, digital marketing, data analytics and business development working with both B2C and B2B.