<<UPDATE: Nominations extended until 11:59 p.m. on SUNDAY, March 2>>
I’ve had this idea running through my head ever since VARbuzz was little more than just a twinkle in my eye. I’m very excited to announce a battle royale for all the real estate blogs in the universe: The First Annual VARbuzz Real Estate Blog Brawl.
As you may have heard, in the month of March, there’s a little college basketball tournament. It’s the inspiration for the Blog Brawl. A single-elimination winner-take-all competition. A fight-to-the-death blog battle where VARbuzz readers determine the winner. Here’s how the Blog Brawl will work:
Today begins the call for competitors. At the bottom of this blog post, you’ll find a single-field form. Simply enter the URL of the REALTOR® blog you’d like to nominate for the Blog Brawl. You can nominate as many REALTOR® blogs as you want, as many times as you want. You can nominate your own or others’ blogs. Multi-author blogs are permitted to join the brawl, provided that a majority of its authors are REALTORS®. VARbuzz may exclude blogs from the brawl at its sole discretion. We’ll take the top 64, 32, or 16 nominees and seed the Blog Brawl bracket in the same manner that the NCAA seeds its tournament bracket. As the Blog Brawl sponsor, VARbuzz will not participate.
Throughout March, we’ll hold up to six rounds of voting to determine who moves on to the next round, who goes home weeping, and ultimately the winner. Being as this is the Blog Brawl, there are no rules. Competitors can use whatever means at their disposal to drive up their vote.
So, get to it. Nominate all of your favorite real estate blogs as many times as you want by Friday, February 29th at 11:59 p.m. EST. Once you successfully complete the form, you’ll be redirected to the VARbuzz First Time Here page.