Property Grunt

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Real Estate Blog Squad taking it to the streets

The Grunt recently posted an entry regarding the Real Estate Blog Squad which Frances Flynn Thorsen of the Realtygram blogger. has set up. In that post I made reference to an Inman News article on the Blog Squad by Janis Mara. One of the interesting points of the article was NAR's luke warm reaction to the presence of Bloggers. Apparently that has all changed according to an entry by Janis in the Inman blog.

Realtor bloggers welcome at NAR convention, spokesman says
On August 8, Inman News ran a story about the Blog Squad,a group of (mostly Realtor) bloggers who will chronicle the National Association of Realtors Conference & Expo Oct 28-31 in San Francisco, led by Bethlehem, Pa. Realtor and blogger Frances Flynn Thorsen. Lucien Salvant, an NAR spokesman quoted in the story, returned from an absence from the office and called today to say that he wanted to emphasize that Realtor bloggers are welcome at the conference. "They (Realtor bloggers) are welcome at the conference and they certainly are welcome to attend the news conferences," Salvant said. "Bloggers in general who are not Realtors would have to pass a credential check, but Realtors in general are welcome to attend the conference." The original Inman Blog Squad story drew comment in blogs including the Property Grunt, a New York broker's blog.
Janis Mara, Inman News

Frances Flynn Thorsen also pointed out in a recent entry that NAR has also jumped on the Blog bandwagon.