The Twin Cities’ 40th Best RE Blog? Really??

Run a Google search on “Twin Cities’ best real estate blog” and what do you find?

Not this blog.

At least, not in the top 25 hits (“City Lakes Real Estate” was actually 40th as of this morning — at least before this post pushed it up several notches).

Instead, you’ll find a (mostly) motley collection of stale blogs, non-blogs, and completely inactive blogs.

Case in point: according to Google, the 19th-highest rated Twin Cities real estate blog is something called “Broker Eric Kodner’s Twin Cities Real Estate Blog.

Last post (out of less than ten total)? February, 2009. That’s how many fresh, topical posts (if I say so myself) there have been on this blog in the last week.

Dear Reader: Any Suggestions?

Nothing against Mr. Kodner, but it’s hard to compare his blog with one that’s been mentioned or quoted in The New York Times,, Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, etc. numerous times the last year.

[Sorry, had to get that off my chest — can you say, “Google” and “pay-for-play”??]

P.S.: to be fair, included in the top Google hits are some excellent local real estate blogs, including Teresa Boardman’s St. Paul Real Estate blog and Alex Stenback’s Behind the Mortgage.

P.P.S.: if you regularly read this blog, and have a suggestion on how to remedy this problem — at least one that doesn’t involve my paying buckets of money to Google — please feel free to call (612-925-7701) or email me at Thanks!

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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