Best of Google+ Real Estate October 2015
















As we move from Summer to Winter, many of us will experience a natural slow down in our local real estate markets. This is a great time to work on your website and get some new content created for next year. Here’s some material to help inspire you to create some great articles during the slow season.

These articles were written in October, 2015 and were shared throughout the real estate communities on Google Plus. Every month we pick some of the best real estate content found withing Google Plus and showcase the expertise of the authors who have taken the time to write them. Each of the article are packed with outstanding advice! Grab a cup of coffee and head over to each of the titles that grabs your interest.

Articles For Buyers & Sellers:

Real Estate Disclosure Issues

Halloween is here! Are you ready for spooky decorations and creepy Halloween movies? Well, this article will let you know how to avoid a spooky situation. Do you know whether you are required to disclose a murder that happened in a house when selling? How about if the house is haunted? Do real estate agents also have to let perspective buyers there is a sex offender living nearby? These are all interesting topics and questions that Bill covers in great detail. This is good info for agents and consumers alike. Take a look and see if you know the answers. You better as the chances of getting sued will go up exponentially if you don’t!

10 Really Smart Ideas about Selling a Home

There are SMART ideas and then there are REALLY SMART ideas. This article by Lynn Pineda covers 10 smart thoughts for home sellers. Lynn talks about the importance of getting a pre-home inspection, as well as several other ideas that will help your home sell faster. This article is a must-read for home sellers ready to get their house on the market for the fall/winter selling seasons.

What Comes After a Seller Accepts your Offer?

Looking at homes can be emotionally and physically exhausting. Once you have found the right home, you may feel like the majority of your work load is complete. That’s not necessarily true though. In this article, Ryan Fitzgerald explains the process to get from a signed contract to the closing table. There are important steps that have to be completed in a timely manner and this article covers them all from top to bottom!

Top 5 Reasons A Mortgage May Be Denied After Pre-Approval

Receiving your mortgage pre-approval from your lender is a great feeling. But don’t let that pre-approval convince you that your loan is guaranteed. In this article, Kyle Hiscock explains the top 5 reasons why a loan can still fall apart after the pre-approval has been granted. This is a great article for home buyers and agents alike. Knowing the pitfalls to avoid can save you plenty of stress later on!

Signs That You are Ready to Purchase a Home This Fall

Many real estate markets start to slow down in the Fall. Some home buyers may feel that their local market has less to offer in the Fall and that maybe they should wait until next year to buy a house. Well, that may not be the best idea. In this article, Luke Skar offers some insight to help you determine whether this fall may be a good time for you to buy a home. Oftentimes homeowners really need to sell and know that if the don’t accept now it could be a long time before they get another good offer. This is a great read for those who are now considering jumping into the real estate market to purchase a home.

How to Buy a House from Start to Finish

The home buying process is exhausting, but it doesn’t have to be. If you know what to expect through each step of the process, the home buying experience is actually very fun. In this article, Jeff Knox offers a HUGE info-packed info-graphic and article that will take you through each step of the home buying process. This article covers just about everything you can imagine! After reading this helpful article you will be far more prepared to purchase a home.

Top 8 Real Estate Articles: Every Buyer Should Read

As we all know, there is no shortage of real estate content on the web. Sometimes it can be hard to find the best articles in the mix. In this article, Nathan gathers the top 8 recent real estate blog posts for home buyers. These article represent some of the best home buyer material on the internet today. This is a great resource to keep handy! What’s great about this one is it has advice from top real estate experts scattered throughout the country. If you are considering purchasing a home make sure you have a look at some of the top notch home buying advice presented here.

Articles For Agents:

15 Real Estate Agents Show How Their Website Helps Business

Got a real estate website that is dormant and needs to be brought to life? Maybe you’ve been planning on starting a new one? Then this is the article for you. This article contains insights from 15 top agents who are willing to share their best advice on starting a real estate website. It’s loaded with great info that will help you earn more business by using a real estate website effectively. Specific advice is given on what should be included in a top performing website that increase your odds dramatically of capturing business.

How to Promote Your Real Estate Content Like An Expert

Creating good real estate content is only half the battle. Figuring out how to promote real estate content and get it shared all over the internet is a whole other story. In this article on RESAAS’ blog, Bill talks in depth about the many ways to properly promote your content and get your stuff out there to be shared. This is great info for any professionals who uses content marketing as a business growth strategy! Whether you are looking to improve your understanding of social media as a promotional tool or are looking for some lesser known content marketing platforms, this is well worth the read!

Articles About SEO:

Real Estate SEO: Building a Real Estate Website

Trying to get your real estate website to rank organically for valuable keywords is a daunting task. In this article, Tony discusses how the foundation of your site should be built around linking structure and great content. He advises not to get too caught up in chasing backlinks, but to focus more on creating a better website experience for consumers and search engines alike. Most real estate agents lack an understanding of how SEO works. If this sounds like you reading this article will give you a better understanding of how onsite search optimization works.

Why Google Rewards Re-Publishing

Ok, so this is not a real estate article, but I’m sharing it anyway. This is a great article by Rank Fishkin that explains the value of re-purposing older content. If you have a huge library of content and you are constantly producing more, it may be time to look at your library and re-purpose some of it. This article explains the best ways to do that and the benefits of doing it right.

Previous Best Google+ Real Estate Article Recaps

Make sure you check out some of the above mentioned previous issues of the best of Google+ real estate! When looking for the best content found on the Google+ social network you have come to the right place!

Andrew Fortune This article was written by Andrew Fortune at He is a top Realtor in Colorado Springs who enjoys creating content for the real estate community and networking with other real estate professionals on all social channels.