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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

If I want my posts to rank well on google/be evergreen, generally a min of 1000 words, but often 1500-2000 words.  I have a few that are over 3,000 words.

I do one of these per month.

for other posts that I don't care about and/or ones that are meant for backlinking, they are often shorter and may only be 200-500 words, pending on subject.

Yes, the length does matter!  but, it depends on your objective: 1. ranking well and providing meaningful info for target customer vs 2. easy reading/trying to generate comments on here.

And, no you should not write lots of words for the sake of filling up the space.  It has to be a topic that works to be an in depth article.

Dec 10, 2015 07:22 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

It's ober when it's over and I have said what I have to say....word count ...who does that ?

Dec 10, 2015 06:55 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I use the 250 to 300 word limit I learned when I first started in 90% of my over 3000 posts.  I write shorter ones now.

Dec 10, 2015 06:50 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've heard short is better, I've heard long is better. I'm totally confused and I no longer care. I write as much or as little I think a topic needs and just try to do a great job on the writing.

Dec 10, 2015 09:19 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The number of words it takes to convey the message!

Dec 10, 2015 07:55 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

The best blog length is long enough to communicate something of value. That can be less than 100 words for a simple message. Usually mine are 200-500 words.

Dec 10, 2015 04:27 PM
Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA

I try for 400 to 600. I usually have to cut out a lot.

Dec 10, 2015 03:38 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Somewhere between 50 and 500 depending on what it's all about.

Dec 10, 2015 02:19 PM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Wow Debbie Gartner that's great. Mine are between 300 & 500.  I may try to write more this next year.

Dec 10, 2015 12:51 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

at least 50! LOL

Dec 10, 2015 11:40 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

I hear that for SEO longer is better but I just blog what I ‘m thinking and don’t worry about how long it is.

Dec 10, 2015 11:39 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I usually just say what I have to say then stop.  I know there is a 50 word minimum for points here.  Google likes posts with 500+ words.

Dec 10, 2015 11:04 AM
Toronto, ON

A minimum of 50 words is required to earn posting points on ActiveRain.  My posts are longer than 50 words.

Dec 10, 2015 10:46 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

RealtyZap . I've heard around 300 words. Maybe it was in a previous AR post.

Dec 10, 2015 10:00 AM
Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX

I have aimed for around 500 words per blog.

Dec 10, 2015 09:53 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

On AR I shoot for a minium of 150, for my outside blogs at least 500 words but usually longer.

Dec 10, 2015 09:26 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Most of my posts have around 300 words unless they are an indepth look at a a community and it could be double or triple that.

Dec 10, 2015 09:13 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

50 words is my minimum. I post lots of short blogs.

Dec 10, 2015 07:07 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Short enough to keep peoples interest, yet long enough to share the message.

Generally works out to between 100-500 words.

Dec 11, 2015 06:44 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Mine vary and can be as few as 200 to over 500 words.  Occasionally I have had some in the 50 word range along with some "speechless" posts.

There is lots of talk about mega posts but I haven't done any yet.

If you are looking for points -- I believe there is a minimum of 50 words and a limit of ten per week.   Of course -- a post with less than those words can still "collect" points by getting comments(up to a daily maximum too).  

Dec 11, 2015 12:07 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I think 50 words to get points, but it has been said more words is better for content, up to 1,000.

Dec 10, 2015 11:09 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I write until my heart is satisfied

Dec 10, 2015 10:37 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It depends on who your intended audience is and the purpose intended.

Those readers who have no intent to learn anything or to be challenged by anything new will restrict their reading to snippets. Superficial, quick reads are needed to keep these samplers coming back and to create within them a desire to know more.

Now there are those who are in pursuit of substance, and may turn to big G for the meaning of life. These are folks looking for ANSWERS, not snippets. Being recognized as authoritative, in the eyes of big G means you need to know the choreography of their dance.....which means a more verbose post.

Does it matter? Depends on the outcome wanted. Some twitter folks have huge followings and do influence the national dialog. 

What do I do? Use every word needed to convey my intent. 

Dec 10, 2015 10:25 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Useful information here

Dec 10, 2015 09:45 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I never give that any thougth.

Dec 10, 2015 09:44 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not count the words. My market reports are only 100 words. I will increase it in the new year.

Dec 10, 2015 08:12 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

300 words is the min to get noticed I have read.

Dec 10, 2015 11:49 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I once heard that you should keep your blogs between 60 to 100 words. 

Dec 10, 2015 08:20 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

 No limit keep it to the point and fill the screen....

Make it interesting...... No kidding.

Dec 10, 2015 08:04 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

50 words minimum (to get the points).  Other than that, I don't have a set maximum

Dec 10, 2015 08:01 AM