Real estate mavens, from Brad Inman on down, have been promoting blogging to agents for half a dozen years or more. A few agents have picked up on the concept and done it well. Many more have poisoned the well with thousands of blogs updated infrequently with content that's useless to home buyers and sellers.
Of the thousands of real estate blogs I've seen, only about a dozen merit regular visits, and only a very few of those are local to the Chicago area.
I recently came across North Shore Views, which I'd rate as easily the most interesting and worthwhile agent-written real estate blog on Chicago's North Shore.
Anne West updates North Shore Views frequently with local market statistics, write-ups on lesser-known condo developments, local events and more, and illustrates her posts with excellent photos.
West works out of Coldwell Banker's Winnetka South office, which is a client of my firm.