Top Real Estate Blogs list [Updated for 2016]
If you’re anything like us – want to be better informed, become a smarter investor and learn how to successfully market your properties – you need a quality reading list. A go-to-resource of expert advice covering a range of real estate topics from a variety of different angles.
Often, finding this information involves weeding your way through piles of virtual garbage.
Last year we released the top 65 real estate blogs list. The post did really well. But, this year we are taking it to another level.
We’re excited to announce the launch of the “85 Best Real Estate Blogs of 2016”. A revised list featuring many familiar experts, as well as 28 new faces you have never seen before (we removed a few old ones too). This list is loaded with actionable advice from both local and world-renowned real estate experts.
You’ll find site descriptions, top posts and Twitter information for every expert included on the list.
This is the most valuable and comprehensive real estate list post you’ll find anywhere online. A must-read for every property manager, investor, homeowner and landlord.
The list is segmented into topical categories so you can navigate directly to the section most interesting to you. Simply click one of the links below.
Let’s jump in!
85 Real Estate Blogs You Need To Read in 2016 (Broken Down by Category)
#1. Seth Williams – REtipster.com
Seth Williams runs one of the top real estate investment blogs on the internet. Every piece of content he publishes is informed and actionable. If you want to learn how to find motivated sellers, sell properties fast, create passive income and find financial freedom in real estate, check out Seth’s blog today!
101 Things Everyone Needs To Know About Real Estate Investing
#2. Mark Ferguson – Investfourmore.com
Follow real estate guru Mark Ferguson as he introduces you to long term rental investment strategies, as well as ‘fix and flip” tactics that generate serious passive cash flow.
How I built multiple $100,000+ real estate businesses
#3. Brandon Turner – Realestateinyourtwenties.com
Brandon Turner is the man behind the Bigger Pockets podcast. Real Estate in your tweties is his personal real estate blog where he teaches you the strategies he used to create real estate wealth in his twenties.
12 simple tips for beginner real estate investors
#4. Matt Theriault – Epicrealestate.com
After serving as a Desert Storm Marine Matt Theriault built a small real estate empire with hardly using one dime of his own money or one point of his own credit and has found a knack for simplifying complex real estate investment processes. Great blog!
7 uses of leverage you must know before investing in real estate
#5. Cody Sperber – Cleverinvestor.com
Real estate investing blog filled with tips and tricks to help you be successful. He adds a comical twist that makes reading a lot of his content really fun.
How to calculate your net worth as a real estate investor
If there was one blog I could read, this would be it. Insights from industry experts answering every type of investment question you could imagine.
5 financial steps to take before you invest in real estate
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#7. Marco Santarelli – Noradarealestate.com
Real estate news, advice, opinion, and insights from one of the best in the industry. If you haven’t read Marco’s work or connected with him on Twitter or facebook, do it now. He has a wealth of knowledge to share.
When to buy investment real estate
#8. Danny Johnson – Flippingjunkie.com
Danny Johnson has been flipping houses for over 10 years and he shares his best tips on the Flipping Junkie blog. Easy reads with a ton of value.
How to Get Money For Investing in Real Estate
Real Estate Investment Articles, Videos, Blog, Clubs, and Forums for Real Estate Investors. This another one-stop shop for anyone interested in learning more about the investment space.
27 Ways Real Estate Investors Find Motivated Sellers
#10. Ben Leybovich – Justaskbenwhy.com
A man with an inspiring story, Ben Leybovich shares all the tactics he used to build a $1.5 million real estate portfolio through lender financing.
How to Choose a Good Rental Property
#11. Joe Crump – Joecrumpblog.com
Joe has been a real estat investor since 1986. Through trial and much error, Joe found a system for real estate investment and uses his blog to share his knowledge.
How I buy junk houses for 12 cents on the dollar and sell them for full price without doing repairs
#12. The Broker List – thebrokerlist.com
The Broker List is the brainchild of Linda Day Harrison. Her blog connects brokers, building managers, and CRE experts through timely and actionable information. Highly recommend this one if you’re in the CRE space.
10 things an OWNER or commercial real estate should do…NOW!
#13. Jeff Adams – Jeffadams.com
Jeff Adams is a best-selling author and real estate investor who helps readers find financial freedom through his real estate investment systems. He shares key insights on this blog.
2015 real estate market: investing tips and tricks for newbies
#14. Michael Blank – Themichaelblank.com
Learn how to invest in apartment buildings by raising money from private individuals.
How to find the best property manager with Jake Durtschi
#15. Sharon Vornholt – Louisvillegalsrealestateblog.com
Sharon Vornholt is a seasoned real estate investor who has risen from the trenches to achieve great success. She shares her best advice on the blog. Well worth a read through!
Brittany Bolling – From 0 to 25 Real Estate Deals in Less than 2 Years
#16. Paula Pant – Affordanything.com
To skip the 9-to-5 life and live life on her own terms, Paula invested in seven rental properties and now travels the world with no one to answer to but herself.
Real Estate Investing: Why Rentals Are The Best Choice
#18. Mark Brian – Uglybuthonest.com
The name says it all. Mark Brian’s blog cuts through the fat and reveal some of the most “to-the-point” information for investors.
Thinking about buying a home? Consider this advice…
#19. J Scott – 123flip.com
Specializing in rehabbing homes and fixing and flipping, J Scott blogs about his own rehabbing property ventures and also blogs and podcasts about unique investment strategies that have made him a lot of money.
#20. Lynn Pineda – Imagineyourhouse.com
South Florida Real Estate Blog teaching buyers and sellers how to get the most value out of their homes.
20 Cold, Hard Facts about Real Estate Short Sales
#21. Andrew Fortune – Greatcoloradohomes.com
Tips, articles, and Realtor advice for home buyers and sellers in Colorado Springs, CO and surrounding real estate areas.
How To Make The Most Money When You Sell Your House
#22. J.P. Moses – Reitips.com
One-stop blog for real estate investing tips, strategies, and ideas filled with real-world examples from founder, JP Moses.
Top 10 fair housing mistakes investors make (#8 blows my mind)
#23. Fortune Builders – Fortunebuilders.com
This blog provides in-depth articles, news, videos and infographics about investing in real estate and running a business.
Start your investing career off on the right foot
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One of the best resources for landlords. Learn how to successfully manage your rental properties, build wealth, and keep your tenants happy.
How to Be a Successful Landlord in 20 Easy Steps
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#25. Realty Mogul – Realtymogul.com
The Realty Mogul blog shares tips on real estate investing across a variety of different types of real estate and investment opportunities for crowd funders interested in real estate.
Multi-family investments may beat pre-recession levels
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#26. Tracy Royce – Royceofrealestate.com
Arizona short sale expert, and Bigger Pockets contributor, Tracy Royce discusses short sale tactics and real estate trends.
How to control crybaby contractors
#27. CRE Online – Creonline.com
CRE online is one of the leading blogs on the topic of real estate investment. They consistently release information that will keep your finger on the pulse of major changes in the industry, and frequently share actionable tips and strategies to help find profitable investment opportunities.
The Real Estate Cycle: How to Buy Low, Sell High, and Build Wealth
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The Fundrise blog provides helpful resources to help you get started with real estate investment and learn about the new industry of real estate crowdfunding.
8 questions every real estate investor needs to ask
#29. Chris Clark – creoutsider.com
Chris Clark writes about CRE related technology, marketing and anything else that looks interesting. Well worth the read!
Google Takes Another Look at Real Estate
#30. Hassle Free Cashflow Investing
Learn the secrets of Hassle Free Cash Flow Investing as professional investor David Campbell blogs about creative real estate strategies and opportunities.
21 ways to get out of the rat race faster
#31. Just Rent to Own
Just Rent to Own is a new one on the list. Spearheaded by Nicholas Brown, the content marketing team regularly publishes actionable and insightful articles about market trends, rental polices and home buying tips.
The minimum salary you need to afford a home in 27 cities
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A one-stop resource for everything multifamily. Editor, Lindsay Machak, delivers deep insights into what is trending in the multifamily industry so you can make smarter investment decisions.
Why older millennials are leaving the urban core and younger millennials aren’t far behind
#33. Property Metrics
The name says it all. This blog demystifies a lot of the more complex and often overlooked metrics in commercial real estate. Can you explain MIRR or the difference between ingress and egress in real estate?
What you should know about the triple net (NNN) lease
#34. Commercial Real Estate Show
Michael Bull has delivered commercial real estate to the masses. His CRE Show features insights from some of the biggest names in the industry, and is now syndicated nationwide. As a broker, Michael has closed over $3B in transactions making him one of the most sought after CRE advisors around. A lot to be learned here.
#35. Allan C. Buchanan
We just came across Allan’s site. It’s a treasure trove of actionable commercial real estate advice built on years of professional experience providing location advice to owners and occupants of industrial buildings in Southern California.
5 things a commercial real estate owner considers – in a deal
#36. The Strategic Real Estate Coach
Josh Cantwell and his team provide real estate investors and agents some of the best, most up-to-date resources, training, tools, techniques, tips, videos, news, interviews and insider information on investing in real estate in today’s market.
[8 Steps] How to become a successful and confident self-directed private investor
#37. Bill Gassett – Maxrealestateexposure.com
Bill Gassett is one of the top social media influencers in the real estate industries. He curates and publishes some of the best content you’ll find anywhere on the web when it comes to marketing and investment best practices. The guy must never sleep because he is everywhere. Please follow this guy, you’ll learn a LOT!
10 Signs That Your Home is Priced Too High
#38. Joe Manausa – Manausa.com
Joe Manausa is a nationally recognized real estate marketing expert with over 22 years experience helping clients scale investment opportunities.
6 Things You Don’t Know That Will Hurt You When You Buy A Home
#39. Geek Estate – Geekestateblog.com
Real estate marketing and web design blog for real estate agents. Loads of great actionable content in here.
5 ultimate real estate contact management and marketing tips
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#40. Agent Image – Agentimage.com
A real estate website and marketing blog that provides social media and Internet Marketing tips on increasing website exposure and listing leads.
Your real estate marketing calendar: Do’s and Don’ts
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#41. 1000W Blog – 1000watt.net
Writings about real estate, branding, marketing, media and technology.
Start your investing career off on the right foot
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#42. Jim Cronin – Realestatetomato.com
Detailed blogging advice which focuses on lead generation, SEO and writing for the real estate industry.
Is There Such A Thing As A Perfectly Written Real Estate Blog Article?
#43. Union Street Media
Union Street Media specializes in generating traffic, leads and conversions for real estate businesses. They regularly share tips and strategies with their readers. Whether it’s building a responsive website, generating PPC leads or ranking higher in local search, there is something here for everyone.
7 ways to earn web traffic for your real estate website
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#44. Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies
Patrick Wiltse has done a fantastic job with the content strategy for this blog. He regularly shares actionable strategies and tactics to grow your online real estate presence. Everything from personal branding, recruiting, social media trends, lead generation and traffic tips. This one should be on your short list.
Top 7 real estate lead generation strategies used by the experts
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#45. Marketing Ideas for Agents
Jennifer Snyder provides a wealth of online marketing advice through blogging, webinars, video and work sheets. She skips the traditional postcards, flyers, bus benches and shoot straight into the modern era of landing pages, email marketing, blogging, social media and anything the internet has to offer.
8 deadly sins of email marketing
#46. Properties Online
Amanda Cornelius provides loads of great information from the latest in real estate technology and marketing.
12 scary terms for buyers and how to make them more understandable
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#47. Real Estate Marketing blog
If you’re looking for creative ways to market your real estate business online, this site should be one of your first stops. It covers sales funnels, content marketing, web design, lead generation tips and more.
How to nurture real estate leads with content marketing
Flyerco is a newer blog that delivers loads of actionable online marketing advice realtors can use to increase web traffic, generate leads and close sales with the latest technologies.
Remarkable content strategy tips for realtors
#49. RE Wired – Housingwire.com
Opinion, commentary and analysis on everything that makes the U.S. housing economy tick.
10 tips for first-time homebuyers
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#50. Property Cluster – Propertycluster.com
Tips for how to sell your house quickly.
7 negotiation tips for home buyers [infographic]
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#51. Housing Wire – Housingwire.com
Add this one to the shortlist. Property Cluster is anfluential source of news and information on U.S. housing finance. The blogs covers lending, servicing and real estate investments.
White House may cut FHA premiums 50 bps by executive action
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#52. Ilyce Glink – Thinkglink.com
Ilyce Glink and her Real Estate Matters blog appear in over 100 newspapers and sites.
Millennials And Money, Why It’s Cheaper To Own Than Rent, And What To Do When HELOCs Reset
#53 Joe Stampone – Studentoftherealestategame.com
Joe Stampone discusses is unorthodox path into real estate investment and shares his strategies for achieving similar success.
Top 10 Steps When Reviewing A Passive Real Estate Investment Opportunity
#54. Don Campbell – reincanada.com
Canada’s Most Trusted Source of Unbiased Real Estate Investing Education, Coaching, Training, Tips, Strategies.
8 principles of real estate investing
#55. Jonathan Miller – Millersamuel.com
A leader in the real estate industry, Jonathan Miller breaks down the economy and provides up-to-date information on the market and investing, loaded with detailed infographics.
Spectacular TED Talk on The US Financial Crisis: How it Happened + How to Prevent
#56. Boom Town! – Booktownroi.com
Get the latest news surrounding real estate technology in the BoomTown blog.
How To Generate Seller Leads: Prospecting Hot List
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#57. Inman Next – Inman.com
Inman next covers every corner of the real estate industry ensuring you’re always current and informed.
11 amazing real estate facts to entertain your brain
#58. The Real Daily
Looking for the latest in real estate? This is a one-stop resource.
Top 10 hottest zip codes in America based on employment and housing data
#59.Commercial Tenant Resource
A great online resource put together by the team at Colliers International discussing a wide range of topics related to the commercial real estate industry.
Bankrate’s mortgage blog is a go-to resource for the latest news and information about mortgage rate averages and legislative changes. You will also find a huge list of personal finance resources.
Uncle Sam: PMI is tax-deductible
#61. Kyle Hiscock – www.rochesterrealestateblog.com
Keith and Kyle Hiscock are top selling real estate agents in the Greater Rochester, NY area. They provide a ton of super insightful local market data, as well as actionable social media marketing tips and strategies
The who’s who of people in real estate to follow in social media – Google Plus
#62. Debbie Drummond – Lasvegasluxuryhomepro.com
Debbie Drummond regularly publishes quality content related to buy and selling luxury homes in the Las Vegas market. Definitely recommend following her blog.
8 super home selling tips for summer
#63. Karen Highland – Frederickrealestateonline.com
Karen Highland provides helpful information and resources to buyers and sellers in the Frederik Maryland area. A lot of Karen’s blog content is actionable in any real estate market.
Whether to Update Your Home or Sell As-Is
#64. Ryan Lundquist – Sacramentoappraisalblog.com
Ryan Lundquist is an expert appraiser who focuses his content around the local Sacramento housing market. He educates homeowners about the appraisal process and teaches investors how to work efficiently with appraisers during the buy/sell process.
An open letter to sellers about pricing during a slower real estate market
#65. Tim Ellis – Seattlebubble.com
This blog provides local real estate news, statistics, and commentary without the sales spin.
Foreclosures almost back to pre-bust levels
#66. CJ Brasiel – talktocj.com
CJ Brasiel provides expert tips for selling your home in the San Jose area.
Foreign Buyers to Turn Up the Heat in 2016
#67. Jim Klinge – Bubbleinfo.com
Jim started the blog in 2006 and has since amasses over 5,000 blog posts, 1,700 YouTube videos with over 2 million views. He focuses primarily on North San Diego real estate market, but many of the topics and insights he provides are applicable in any market. Well worth a read!
#68. New England Real Estate Journal – Nerej.com
The New England Real Estate Journal is one of the largest commercial real estate news source in the United States.
Five tips to leverage internship productivity at your company this summer
#69. Redfin – Blog.redfin.com
A fantastic resource with loads of informative and actionable content from across the national real estate scene. It includes everything from real estate news and analysis, to investment tips and advice.
5 Questions to Ask Your Real Estate Agent During a House Tour
This blog makes real estate (even more) fun. From quirky real estate trends to calculating the cost of famous imaginary houses, the Movoto blog has done it all. Great read!
29 Things Only People From Upstate New York Understand
#71. Chris Clothier – Memphisinvest.com
Memphis Invest is one of the premier turn-key real estate investment companies in the U.S. making the purchase of cash flow real estate and passive investing, simple.
Real estate news with blog posts on buying homes, celebrity real estate, selling homes, and investment tips.
Top 10 hot housing markets to watch in 2015
This is another great resource for agents, landlords and property managers alike. Loads of quality information from industry leaders that will keep you abreast of national real estate trends, and provide actionable strategies for selling and marketing your home.
The most expensive home for sale in every state
If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for all the latest real estate news and trends, this is it!
FHA to lower cost of mortgage insurance
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Content geared towards making the buying, renting and selling of real estate simple and pain free. Get unique insights into housing data as well as actionable advice for real estate professionals.
Ready to win your financial resolutions? Find out how to succeed in 2015
This blog from the National Association of REALTORS®, is a free source of info that helps homeowners protect, maintain & enhance their home value.
Tax Advantages Homeowners Get That Renters Don’t
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#77. Michael Blank – Themichaelblank.com
Learn how to invest in apartment buildings by raising money from private individuals.
How to find the best property manager
#78. Robert Helms – Realestateguysradio.com
This real estate investing radio show/blog is in Q&A format to provide answers to all of your real estate investing questions with the help of their excellent team of advisors.
Robert Kiyosaki talks second chance – for your money, your life and our world
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he BiggerPockets Real Estate Investing and Wealth Building Podcast interviews investors and professionals each week, focusing on actionable tips and advice.
Building a $350 Million Real Estate Empire Using the 10X Rule with Grant Cardone
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#80. Joe Fairless – joefairless.com
Joe Fairless runs ones of the most popular real estate podcasts on the web. He regularly interviews experts on a range of subject matter. From investment to lead generation best practices, this podcast is goldmine of actionable advice from some of the best minds in the game!
The COMPLETE Guide to Investing in Single-Family Properties
#81. Real Estate Coaching Radio
With over 100,000 listeners, Tim and Julie Harris have created one of the most popular podcasts in the industry. They regularly interview big-name real estate executives, sharing advice to agents and brokers on wide range of industry topics.
Ryan Serhant from ‘Million Dollar Listing New York
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#82. Real Estate Uncut
Each weekday Kevin Turner and the Real Estate Uncut team provides professionals in the real estate industry a short audio program with actionable tips to boost their career or grow their business.
Center your KPI’s around conversion ratios + block out prospecting time
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#83. Real Estate Realties with The Rebel Broker
Robert Whitelaw, a Californian with over 25 years experience has published almost 250 episodes on his podcast. Topics range from home builder confidence, rent-to-own investments, foreclosure impact and more.
New and improved subprime lending?
Doug is a former appraiser and his wife Andrea is an interior designer and licensed realtor. The husband and wife have been flipping houses since 2008. They have bought and sold 200+ houses and are now doing 5-6 deals per month. They share everything they’ve learned along the way.
Funding your deals! 4 of the BEST sources for financing your project!
#85. Randy Lawrence – The Real Estate Preacher
Randy Lawrence is a prolific real estate entrepreneur with over 24 years experience and four successful real estate investment companies. He has been seen on large publications such as Tampa Tribune, CBN and NBC. His podcast shares lessons learned goining from bankruptcy to a 7 figure business.
Interview with Joe Fairless: How to raise $1M for your investment business
There you have it – 85 of the best real estate blogs you’ll find anywhere online. Add each one to your favorite RSS reader and elevate you business in 2016.
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