Remember the Mod Squad on 1970s TV, those bad dudes with velvet bellbottoms who fought crime and jumped into cars without opening the doors first?
Now there’s a Real Estate Blog Squad. They don’t wear bellbottoms, but they’re just as cool. The Real Estate Blog Squad is 40 or so blogging real estate agents who have joined forces to outblog the mainstream press and help the world. One of their first projects is raising money for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
The Real Estate Blog Squad started late last month. Its founder is Frances Flynn Thorsen (pictured here), a Realtor/blogger in Bethlehem, Pa.
If you like real estate and you like blogs, check out the new site.
BusinessWeek editors Chris Palmeri, Prashant Gopal and Peter Coy chronicle the highs and lows of the housing and mortgage markets on their Hot Property blog. In print and online, the Hot Property team first wrote about the potential downside of lenders pushing riskier, "option ARM" mortgages and the rise in mortgage fraud back in 2005—well ahead of many other media outlets. In 2008, Hot Property bloggers finished #1 in a ranking of the world's top 100 "most powerful property people" by the British real estate website Global edge. Hot Property was named among the 25 most influential real estate blogs of 2007 by Inman News.