Wellesley realtors over the past year have really stepped up their presence on the Web, establishing blogs, Twitter accounts and you-name-it to get buyers and sellers interested in their services. Many of the posts are just painful plugs, but increasingly realtors (especially residential realtors) are branching out and sharing some real opinions. And why not, since they get to see all sorts of sides of the town.
Traci Shulkin of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co., writes this week about irritating cell phone coverage in Wellesley and Weston from AT&T, and her hopes that Verizon will soon start offering the iPhone. Rumors of Verizon giving AT&T some competition on the iPhone front have been rampant for months.
John Prescott of Century 21 Commonwealth Wellesley was one of the earliest blogging realtors I noticed in these parts. In his most recent post, as BostonKayakGuy, he laments the changing downtown Wellesley business district in light of the Ann Taylor closing story that we broke earlier this week thanks to reader tips and other recent or impending departures. He gravely writes: “The economic impact of the recession has taken aim at Wellesley, and frankly this shakeup will dramatically change the ambience and configuration of the town’s retail outposts forever.”
Rutledge Properties has been blogging about things such as its toy drive, holiday window display and general home buying questions.
Pinnacle Residential Real Estate has a blog called Talk of Our Towns that covers Wellesley, Weston, Dover and Needham, and generally focuses on market stats and real estate tips, such as whether to put a For Sale sign on your property when selling.
The Walsh Team & Partners at William Raveis Real Estate also blogs, on topics ranging from prepping your pet for a move to figuring out how much your place is worth. Haven’t noticed much in the way of Wellesley-specific content, aside from some stats.
While this real estate blog written by a friend of The Swellesley Report focuses on Washington, D.C., he’s got the right idea on how to produce a mix of lively content that also supports his business.