RISMEDIA, August 10, 2007–The consumer was just handed more power in the real estate and mortgage transaction equation. Residents now have their own transparent community-based blogging network where they can post information about their favorite cities or hometown, giving others an unvarnished peek at life inside.
“Our slogan, ‘Ask the people who live there,’ is more than a trite marketing line because today’s consumer actually prefers to ask for advice from residents about real estate values, finding a cardiologist, jobs, local organizations, politics, lifestyles and other issues before they open a dialogue with a real estate agent or mortgage lender,” said Donald Teel, Founder of CityBlogUSA, a blogging network.
The Network includes blogging Web sites for every state and city in the U.S. Residents in the smallest towns of mid-America have the same opportunity to tell a local story as those living in Manhattan. Residents can suggest “Park Bench” topics and invite others to sit and talk about issues important to local residents. “We’re bringing Mayberry’s transparency to Manhattan’s culture,” stated Teel.
The Network is accessed at www.CityBlogUSA.com and can help people avoid common mistakes when relocating because residents don’t have a financial stake in the outcome. Residents can create blogs about any approved topic, such as hiking, dining, schools or jobs and layout the good, the bad and the ugly, if necessary.
CityBlogUSA delivers a platform and allows the residents and consumers to create a transparent local community experience where people get first hand information from local experts, the people who live there.
Residents can become authors and commentators free of charge. Local businesses and others may participate by becoming “Park Bench Sponsors” through online advertisement features.
Residents can even become local photo journalists who upload interesting photos about a city to the PhotoBlog component. PhotoBlog captures the imagery of community and its culture.
CityBlogUSA.com participants can use the blogs and the photos to create a mirror image of their favorite cities from Mayberry to Manhattan. Consumers can look into this mirror for advice.
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