<p style=”background-color: transparent; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-left: 0px; outline-width: 0px; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: baseline; -webkit-background-clip: initial; -webkit-background-origin: initial; padding: 0px;”>Blogging can be a great way to interact with home buyers and sellers, no matter where they are in the purchasing or selling process.  No matter how long you’ve been blogging or if you’re just thinking about getting started, you can always check back on Gooder Group’s blog every Sunday for a new buyer and seller topic.  Use the topics for one posting or a series, but not matter what you do, you’ll be providing useful real estate information to your readers, answering their home buying and selling questions and building up trust with your blog readers.</p>
<p style=”background-color: transparent; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-left: 0px; outline-width: 0px; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: baseline; -webkit-background-clip: initial; -webkit-background-origin: initial; padding: 0px;”>And, if you need even more inspiration, check out our <a style=”background-color: transparent; outline-width: 0px; color: #a00004; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; -webkit-background-clip: initial; -webkit-background-origin: initial; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;” onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/realestaterainmaker.com/index.php/category/blog-topics-of-the-week/’);” href=”http://realestaterainmaker.com/index.php/category/blog-topics-of-the-week/” target=”_blank”>blog archive</a> for even more topics to use on your blog.</p>
<p style=”background-color: transparent; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-left: 0px; outline-width: 0px; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: baseline; -webkit-background-clip: initial; -webkit-background-origin: initial; padding: 0px;”><strong style=”font-weight: bold;”>Sellers topic for your blog:</strong></p>
<p style=”background-color: transparent; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-left: 0px; outline-width: 0px; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: baseline; -webkit-background-clip: initial; -webkit-background-origin: initial; padding: 0px;”>First-time sellers (and even experienced home sellers) are often unsure of the process of how to handle the first offer on their home.  Outline the steps of how to proceed in accepting an offer and explain the art of the counter offer, including where your negotiating expertise can help them the most.  No matter the offer, the first offer should be taken very seriously.  Explain the importance of looking at the pros and cons of accepting the first offer, especially since it can sometimes be the best offer.</p>
<p style=”background-color: transparent; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-left: 0px; outline-width: 0px; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: baseline; -webkit-background-clip: initial; -webkit-background-origin: initial; padding: 0px;”><strong style=”font-weight: bold;”>Buyers topic for your blog:</strong></p>
<p style=”background-color: transparent; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-left: 0px; outline-width: 0px; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: baseline; -webkit-background-clip: initial; -webkit-background-origin: initial; padding: 0px;”>Getting finances in order is often a huge task for buyers as they start the process of considering buying a home and move to actively looking.  Encourage buyers to meet with a lender to get pre-approved for a loan before they head out house hunting.  In addition, list easy ideas to save money on day-to-day tasks (like cutting out the daily gourmet coffee, reining in eating out meal costs, carpooling or telecommuting more often, etc.) that can help buyers save money for a down payment or just get spending under control to be able to get closer to buy that dream home.</p>
<p style=”background-color: transparent; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-left: 0px; outline-width: 0px; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: baseline; -webkit-background-clip: initial; -webkit-background-origin: initial; padding: 0px;”>We’d love to read more real estate blogs.  Share yours with us!</p>

Using your blog as a way to gather and gauge the interest of buyers and sellers, start conversations and keep them interacting with you is a goal of many real estate professionals.  However, keeping the momentum going on your blog can be difficult as you may face days of writer’s block, unable to craft a blog post that is worthy to inform or educate home sellers and buyers. 

If you ever find yourself needing a new boost for your blog, or you’ve just started your blog, look no further than Gooder Group’s blog every Sunday.  We provide you with two topics — one for buyers and one for sellers — that you can use for a single post, or elaborate upon for a series of posts.  And, if you want even more ideas, be sure to check out our blog archive for more ideas to keep your blog going.

Sellers topic for your blog:

If you’re working with a niche market that could involve homeowners who have been in their homes for years and years (think original owners dating back to the 1970s or thereabouts), you may want to discuss the topic of capital improvements versus home repairs.  If a seller stands to make more than the $250K single/$500K joint tax-free gains, they may be unaware that any capital improvements that they made to the home during their years of ownership can be deducted from their gains, thus lessening or eliminating taxes.  List out typical capital improvements homeowners make such as window replacement, room additions, garages, etc.  Anything that you “can’t take with you” is likely to be considered a capital improvement.  As always, remind sellers to contact a financial or tax professional.

Buyers topic for your blog:

Remind first-time buyers (and move-up buyers) of the quickly approaching April 30 deadline for the up to $8,500 first-timer and $6,500 repeat buyer tax credits.  List out the qualifications necessary for each tax credit and link to a government site with additional details such as http://www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com.

We’d love to keep up on your blogging.  Leave a comment or send us an email with your blog. 

Amy Hausman

Editor at Gooder Group
Amy is editor extraordinaire. If she’s not writing, proofing or editing, she’s traveling the world and taking photos around every corner.

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