Top 10+ CRE Blogs in 2017

Finally, the long awaited list of the Top 10+ CRE Blogs of 2017! What is all of this blogging stuff you say? It is YOU publishing for yourself. Our bloggers are amazing and they get it. These bloggers put so much hard work into these blogs all year and this is their shining moment as they are such an integral part of our community. Thanks to all of the readers of our daily “Blogs of the Day” email and our amazing blog contributors. We appreciate all of you and are so grateful to have this incredible community growing every year as a result of the teamwork!

A tBL Tradition

So each year at this time we review all of the data and identify by month the top blogs. Top blogs are those with the most views. Period. Blogging is about writing great content, headlines and planning your keywords, but it is also about promotion. Our bloggers are truly professionals as they do not just write, but they also promote. That is the name of the game. They say, write once, share twice!

Congratulations

Congratulations to the following superstar #CRE bloggers for 2017. All of our blogs are well read and these numbers are based on counts. These counts are very close and we pick the top 3 of each month. Please note that in January Mark Chase’s “The One Page Business Plan for Commercial Real Estate Agents” is still pulling in readers. The blog was written several years ago and is an evergreen blog. It is so obvious that in January brokers are planning their new year and it was one of the top 4 blogs in January of 2017. Thanks Mark for writing such an important blog for the industry.

I think it is very interesting to see what titles and blogs are the most popular each month and what titles are appealing to brokers. If you intend to start blogging, this is a really good list to study, as well as our past year winners. These are the topics and titles our readers are gobbling up.

Top Bloggers of 2017 (Multiple Blogs)

1. ClientLook – 6 top blogs
2. Massimo Group – 5 top blogs
3. SimonCRE – 3 top blogs
3. Allen C Buchanan – 2 top blogs
4. ProspectNow – 2 top blogs
5. QuantumListing – 2 top blogs

Top Bloggers of 2017 (Single Blog)

Restaurant Properties (Mark Chase)
Michael Kushner
Burt Polson
RealNex
Buildout
SVN Graham Langlois Legendre
Lynn Drake
Michael Coschigano
Bull Realty
Michael Beckerman
Doug Marshall
Re’Nauta Bell (and new blogger!)
SVN Desert
Linda Day Harrison

tBL 2017 Special Category Blog Awards

Best Images and Consistent Message – Metropolitan Capital Advisors
Best Technical Insight – Connected Real Estate Magazine
Best Vlogs (video blogs) – Andrew Bermudez / Digsy AI
Best Market Reporting (Retail) – Brad Umansky / Progressive Real Estate Partners
Longevity in Blogging (Since 2011) – Lynn Drake
Largest Team Blog – Beck Partners
Most Comprehensive Market Reporting – RealMassive
Newest Blogger –
Pivot Real Estate Craig Byer
Newest Corporate Bloggers – Rosano Partners AND Lee & Associates Orange
Newest Team Bloggers – Vegas CRE Team (Natalie Wainwright and Dan Palmeri)
Most Visionary CRE Tech Blog – Buildout
Outstanding Financial Analysis Insight – REFM (Bruce Kirsch)
Best Mobile Technology Insight – CRE Tech®
Fan Favorite Legal Blogger and Author – R. Kymn Harp
Makes us think / most thought provoking – Michael Beckerman
Most Done Deals – NAI Isaac, SVN Desert Commercial Advisors, CBRE/Kristina Konen
Best Branding with “Takeaways” – MDL Group / Hayim MIzrachi

January

Six Commercial Real Estate Lessons Learned in 2016

On The Horizon: Growth of Tertiary Markets and Suburbia

CRE 101: 3 Reasons to Invest Today

The One Page Business Plan for Commercial Real Estate Agents

February

CRE Broker Best Practices – “The 50/50 Rule”

Breaking Down Triple Net Lease Properties

Time Management Tips for Commercial Real Estate Brokers

March

5 Non-CRE Bloggers that Will Help Grow Your Commercial Real Estate Business

Letter of Intent or LOI Defined

4 Must-Watch CRE Technologies for 2017

April

No. 1 – Commercial Real Estate Is… Teamwork and Creativity

Top Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Firm Rankings Show How the Market is Shifting

Top 3 Mistakes People Make When Looking for a Building

May

What’s Wrong with ICSC RECon?

6 Things Disrupting Commercial Real Estate in 2017

End of the Current Real Estate Cycle?

June

Do Commercial Real Estate Brokers Make Money Using Social Media?

5 Tips for Writing Subject Lines that Get Emails Opened

5 Hidden Land Mines in Commercial Real Estate Deals

July

Co-Star vs. Xceligent – A Lesson for Brokers Everywhere

Five types of real estate that tech will make obsolete…

Website Debuts to Buy Commercial Real Estate Online

August

IRR is a fool’s approach to valuing commercial real estate

Commercial Real Estate Leasing Negotiation Mistakes You Should Avoid

[Infographic] Save 1031 Exchange

September

Do These 5 Things Every Day to Up Your Prospecting Game

How cannabis is changing real estate

6 CRM Features You Need To Be Successful

October

No. 5 Commercial Real Estate Is…Hardwork, Old School, & Funny

#CRE Success Stories: Commercial Real Estate Brokers DO Make Deals Using Social Media

Why energy efficient investments will be huge for CRE success

November

CoStar vs. Xceligent – The Soap Opera Continues

Land Opportunities for Developers Increase Valley Wide: SVN Tops 30

6 CRE Trends to Watch in 2018 (And How They Impact Your Prospects)

December

Bad Timing for Xceligent Folks Who Lost Jobs, But CRE Trying to Help

Xceligent closes down

5 Email Examples for Staying Top-of-Mind with Clients

Thank You

It is so hard to believe the talent assembled here to write about commercial real estate. Because of this virtual teamwork, theBrokerList is recognized time and time again as one of the best commercial real estate blogs and is a must read for anyone in the industry! Thanks all for letting us share your blogs and for those who return each day to read what our amazing contributors put out there!

Happy New Year 2018!

~Linda

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