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Who's your favorite?

I saw this idea on someone else's post a few days ago then I went to look for it to give credit to the person who thought of it. Well, I couldn't find the comment so could give the person who thought of it proper credit.

Anyway I thought it was a great idea! Who's your favorite blogger? As I said in the Inman News article, I look for certain pictures and read those blogs and I usually skip over a bunch of them. Let's list our top ten and tell why you like their blog:

  1. The one and only Bryant Tutas and "The Lovely Wife"-always funny and says it like he sees it-improving on the comma usage :)
  2. The Real Estate Tomato-Love the name and I always learn something new when reading their blogs.
  3. Kristal Kraft-She's always posting something useful. I like her sense of humor.
  4. Jacqulyn/Charles Richey-They usually post about SEO and web stuff. I'm doing more of the website promotion, so I enjoy their blogs.
  5. Jim Lee- His blogs are a little long (I usually don't have the attention span to read long blogs) but whenever he post it's worth reading. He makes good points when posting comments.
  6. Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky- They're fairly new to the site but I have started gravitating toward their posts and comments.
  7. Tori Stamps- Haven't seen her around for a while but she just has a funny writing style. I can relate to what she's blogging about.
  8. Eric Bouler- He has some good ideas on his blogs and always gets good conversation started.
  9.  Scott Daniels-I don't even have to turn on the T.V. for drama I can just read his blogs. Very entertaining!
  10. Jonathan Greene, Taine Gregorio-They're really hanging in there. Again, they get good conversation started. They just seem very likeable.

A few other blogs I like-

Matt Heaton- Keeps you up to date on AR and all of the techie and real estate world.

Sharon Simms- I don't sell luxury property on a regular basis so I feel like I can learn a lot by reading her views and blogs.

Ben Kakimoto & Rory Siems, Paul Sullins, Jay & Francy Thompson, Ann Marie Pedevillano- They don't post often but when they do it's always worth reading.

Alexander Harb, Geri Sonkin, Sheri Ann Johnson, Sherri Wellborn, JoAnn Guida, Maureen McCabe, Greg Swann(the Bloodhound)- Love reading all of their blogs. Great information and well thought out blogs.

And last but not least--

Lloyd Reed , Greg Tracy-Tell it like they see it. I like that.

I guess I cheated a little by adding the ones on the bottom! Oh well, who are your favorites?

Comment balloon 19 commentsShannon Moore • August 20 2006 07:06AM


Yippee.  I posted this idea in the comments of the guess how many contest on the AR blog!  And we made your top 10!  You just made my day....
Posted by Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky, Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel (Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel) over 13 years ago

Good morning ladies, Thanks for the kudos. I also read everyone of your posts and love seeing your smiling faces. "The Lovely Wife" thanks you as well. I think I need to register "TheLovelyWife .com. Might come in handy some day.

It's funny my list would look just about the same as yours. I guess great minds think alike!

Have a great day "Lovely Ladies". Ooh, I like that!:)

Posted by Bryant Tutas, Selling Florida one home at a time (Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC) over 13 years ago

I like that! Drama, huh? Come down to South Florida, and you`ll see what I mean!This is how the game is played down here!:) 

Thank You!

Posted by Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission. (Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. ) over 13 years ago
For entertainment value and information it's the Tomato and Bryant Tutas.  There are so many other blogs including yours, that have provided me with so much useful information and new ideas that I will throw in my tool bag.  If any of you have Open Houses today (except you Bryant), good luck on them, get some prospects!!!
Posted by Christopher Smith (TREGO REALTY) over 13 years ago
You will have to do a blog on the cut and pasters. You are correct in that we just breeze over these. I think the lenders tend to do this more than realtors. Be looking for the cut and pasters blog.
Posted by Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs ( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.) over 13 years ago
Agree, too many people use this blog for all the wrong reason! This is a good forum..
Posted by William Seufert (Florida List For Less Realty, Inc.) over 13 years ago

Wowo, someone actually reads my blog!

Thank You..

Posted by Omar Camejo (Florida List For Less Realty,Inc.) over 13 years ago
This has become a community.  When Tori Stamps misses a few days of posting, for example, I miss her.
Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) over 13 years ago
LOL, Eric I think that list would be very long.  I'm glad you enjoy my posts. I'll keep them coming! - Charles
Posted by Jacqulyn Richey, Las Vegas Real Estate (Prominent Realty Group) over 13 years ago

Wow...what a day.  I'm so happy to make your list.  You girls are definately in my top 10 as well.

I also like Bryant Tutas and Gary DePury (who is on a posting hiatus of late).

Posted by Jonathan Greene (Team Greene Realty) over 13 years ago

Yeah, I forgot about Gary. I haven't seen him for a week or so. I also like Louann Nudi, Mitchell Hall and Chris Hummel. We really have a great group of people!

I know there's several others I left out that I enjoy reading as well!

Posted by Shannon Moore, Realtor, Sarasota & Charlotte (Green Lion Realty) over 13 years ago

Thanks for the mention people....I try to be informative and yes...I do try to think through what I am writing...kinda like Spock.....

I guess that is why I am called to be an evangelist......gotta have all yer "poop in a group" to use the term...hehehehe :-)

And yes...I do have my favorites..some of which I read and wince at because they hit me where I live and make me think about things......

That list will remain classified.... ;-) so don't ask...:-P  ;-)

Posted by Alexander Harb, Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing (Knights Investing) over 13 years ago

Well THANKS R&S!  I appreciate the nod. (and I'm trying to post more often... stay tuned!!!)

I enjoy your "stuff" too! 

Posted by Jay Thompson (Zillow) over 13 years ago

Thanks for the mention.  And I would agree with your "top ten" or so.


Posted by Gary De Pury, ESQ. (Bay Vista Realty) over 13 years ago
Thanks for the mention!  I've been busy for a few days and really behind in my AR reading.  It's really great to be a part of this group.  I love reading all the blogs, we keep having more and more very valuable contributors.  Active Rain has a bright sunny future in it's forecast!
Posted by Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022 (The Berkshire Group Realtors) over 13 years ago

Thank you very much for the mention! i'm very happy that I've made your list!

You and Bryant are on the top of my list!!:)


Posted by Taiane de Gregorio (Sunvest Communities USA) over 13 years ago

Roxanne and Sharon-

I am so flattered.  Kind words and recognition are what have inspired me to post as often as I can.  Great list: I wish I had 3 sets of eyeballs to read all the great blogs that are out there.

One that is a newcomer to AR, but already a seasoned pro on the blogosphere is Bloodhound Blog.  He topics are often pot stirring, and his appetite to post unmatched... but what I find most exciting is the beautiful way he uses the english language. 

Posted by Real Estate Tomato, Beautiful & Effective Real Estate Websites (Real Estate Tomato) over 13 years ago

Thanks for the mention... I haven't been as active lately, with my other blog and business, but I appreciate being noticed...

Thanks Again- Greg Tracy

Posted by GReg Tracy over 13 years ago

super delayed reaction... thank you for my mention in "Alexander Harb, Geri Sonkin, Sheri Ann Johnson, Sherri Wellborn, JoAnn Guida, Maureen McCabe, Greg Swann(the Bloodhound)- Love reading all of their blogs. Great information and well thought out blogs."  

All the new search capability on Active Rain opens up a lot of information you'd never know was there otherwise.  Or was it there (the ability to search) and I did not know it? 

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) over 13 years ago