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Big Brother of the Blogs

Posted by: Toddi Gutner on June 8, 2006

I feel like I’m in high school again. I just found a website that is keeping track of Hot Property’s traffic—of course, I knew Businessweek was doing that, but now it’s out there for all to see. As good news would have it, we’re ranked 10th for the day (32nd for the last 30 days). The site is a treasure trove of real estate blog info. Check it out…

Google “real estate blogs” and up pops “grow-a-brain” as the first entry (yea, I know, we all know how it got to be first…). Anyway, scroll down to “real estate blog ranking” and you’ll get to Pubsub Community Listing.

Reader Comments


June 8, 2006 6:27 PM

Um, I think the post is 2 days to late. Word on the blogs was that it imploded yesterday. I guess we'll see if that is true or not over time.

Joel Burslem

June 9, 2006 12:56 PM

The PubSub list is a good one, courtesy of the folks at Realty Blogging...

Too bad, PubSub is imploding and the list won't likely survive much longer:


June 9, 2006 6:13 PM

The popularity of the BusinessWeek blog must be from the whopping 763 (and counting) entries re: Washington, DC bubble. This blog started nearly a year ago and is a psychological history of the peak and plummet of DC housing.

If you read the whole thing, it reads like a Dostoevsky novel with a legion of characters, some stereotypical bullish-likely-real-estate-agent characters and some early oracles who accurately predicted the bursting bubble.

Richard Nacht

June 9, 2006 9:49 PM

Worry not Joel, et al - if the techcrunch report is accurate and PubSub takes down the list, we'll maintain it on either the Blogging Systems blog ( or the Realty Blogging site (

j johnson

June 9, 2006 10:48 PM

There are lots of sites that are popping up to help the real estate owner get through these challenging times. As often happens, once the momentum dies down, owners have to revert to the basics of ownership and examine positive cash flow, reasonable ROI expectations and patience. I have a home posted on I can view the searches and hits on my member page, but they greatly exceed the phone calls I'm getting. I think people are looking, but cautiously. Sellers need to be patient.

Marlow Harris

June 13, 2006 1:29 AM

I don't think the PubSub list counts traffic. I think it counts links to and from the site. I don't think there's any accurate way to count traffic. Even Alexa is just an educated guess.

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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.

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