First Blog Posts

Sometimes, it can be scary to write your first blog post! Luckily, the supportive community of ActiveRain is just the place to start.

On this page you will find a running list of “first blog posts” written on ActiveRain by members of the real estate industry. These new bloggers have taken the leap to begin their blogging journey. Our first-time real estate bloggers deserve a big welcome and some extra encouragement from you!

Take a read, leave a comment, and say hello. You'll make that author’s day and help to give them a great first impression of our community.

Agent's first blog posts on ActiveRain

Italy is considered a great investment opportunity. Especially Its region of Tuscany has attracted a lot of investors in the last decades. Recently,  Daou Family Estates expand in the Val d’Orcia region of southern Tuscany by purchasing a 70-hectare (173-acre) estate.How much is Real Estate growing in Tuscany and Italy?The annual global cost-of-living index by World Data compares the cost of living in different countries to that of the United States, with a baseline score of 100. Italy's score on this index is 86.2, suggesting that the cost of daily living expenses in Italy is 13.8% lower than in the United States.My Dolce Casa, a research site on living abroad, reports that in 2022 Tuscany is the fourth most expensive region in Italy to buy a home, as reported by TravelsToTuscany blog....
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By Raman Sharma, Everything I Touch Turns To SOLD!
(Re/Max Professionals )
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By Jason Polancich, Easily learn to do your own digital marketing.
Real estate has been described as a "vanity industry." Negative connotations or personal feelings aside, you can see why people think this. Home listings almost always emphasize "gorgeous" or "beautiful" (or any one of a dozen other synonyms). Listing pictures are typically professionally done to make Zillow surfers stop and take notice at the quickest glance. Real estate signs and advertisements usually carry a professional photo of the agent looking as lovely or handsome as possible. In real estate, it's clear looks are essential - or at least highly emphasized. It's no wonder, then, that most real estate professionals want a "great looking," "super-slick," or "alluring" website. They're also OK to spend a lot of hard-earned cash to get one. Why? Because, as it is with most other thi...
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By Valerie Cannistraro, Broker specializing in Boulder, Colorado
(Platinum Properties Colorado - Lokation Real Estate)
JUST LISTED! 1446 Yaupon Avenue Boulder This property is listed by Valerie Cannistraro Click or copy and paste to view the virtual tour: Click or copy and paste to view listing:,+co+80304-recolorado2030357837                     +11       All reactio 1    
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By Jake Evans, Agent in training.
I’m currently completing my training for my real estate agent’s license, and have been tasked with writing a blog in reference to one of the ways to lose a real estate license. For this, I’ve chosen the topic of Dishonesty and why it’s so easy not to do. When posting a listing, or simply with any business interaction (or really, any interaction in general), being dishhonest is possibly the easiest thing in the world not to do. I understand that many agents (and I’ve experienced this in my own interactions with them) utilize clever language to embellish the positive attributes of a property. While this can teeter on the precipice of dishonesty, steering it away from that is quite simple. All one has to do is to not say anything that isn’t true. If you simply make statements that are true...
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By Bob Hoffman, Real Estate Broker 35 years serving Sandy, Utah
(Rocky Mountain Realty)
Been selling real estate for 35 years, had 100 agents working for me at one time-I have never seen a market so messed up.  Let me explain, I have been able to reasonably predict the market direction (based on stats, writings, and actual sale numbers, pretty well. ) Most of us can.  But in Utah right now it is a bear.  From March of last year until now we did lose a lot of value (equity) --now however, our market seems unsure of what it will do next.  Short on inventory, but with such high rates, we are in an unsure environment.  Our labor market is tight, but debt is rising---Currently our prices are holding and we are in many instances still seeing multiple offers.......Currently I am advising my clients if they are in it for the long haul 4-8 years, let's move forward and buy, thinkin...
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By Bob Pudlock, Talent Acquisition | Real Estate | Investor
(Banyan Bridge Group)
Becoming a real estate agent is less complicated than you might think, but being successful in the field is another story. If you’ve read this far, you’ll see several themes emerge that are the foundation for part-time real estate agents.In order to be successful, the most important skills revolve around effective communication, time management skills and establishing priorities and expectations that are aligned with your schedule and commitment.Successful part-time real estate agents typically possess the following traits:Time management skillsAs a part-time agent, it’s important to effectively manage your time to balance your real estate responsibilities with your other commitments. Successful part-time agents are able to prioritize their tasks and maximize their productivity.Most if ...
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By Charles Marius
(Axis capital finances)
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By Suhail Akhtar, Seasoned veteran Ontario broker at your service!
(RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group)
Investing in Ontario real estate can be challenging, particularly for those unfamiliar with the area. Fortunately, WE KNOW ONTARIO REMAX HALLMARK realty group brokerage, and our expert broker, Suhail Akhtar, is here to help.With years of experience in the Ontario real estate market, Suhail Akhtar and his team offer exceptional service and support to clients looking to buy, sell, or invest in Ontario real estate. We have a deep understanding of the Ontario real estate market, including market trends, property values, and investment opportunities.Our team is comprised of experienced professionals who offer personalized, one-on-one consultations to ensure that your unique needs and goals are met. Additionally, we utilize the latest technology and marketing strategies to ensure that your pr...
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By Scott Poirier, Providing Lead Gen, & other business services
(SEP Power Business Tools, LLC)
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By Mick Phoenix, Sales Agent in the Utah County
(McEwen Realtors)
Real estate transactions involve significant amounts of money and therefore require a high level of trust between all parties involved. Unfortunately, sometimes this trust is breached through the practice of misrepresentation, which can have serious financial and legal consequences for buyers, sellers, and real estate agents alike. In this blog post, we will explore what misrepresentation is in real estate, how it can occur, and what you can do to protect yourself from it.What is Misrepresentation in Real Estate?Misrepresentation occurs when an agent provides false, misleading, or incomplete information about a property, its condition, or its value. This can take many forms, including: Overstating the property's features or amenities Concealing or downplaying significant defects or issu...
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By Arnold hickey, Real Estate Agent Serving PebbleCreek Goodyear
(PHX PRO Realty)
MLS #6524804 Listed by: Phx Pro Realty $639,000 2823 N 169TH DR, Goodyear, AZ 85395  Why wait to build when you can own this home that is only 2 + years old. What an opportunity! Great established adult community in PebbleCreek! This 2 bedroom plus den neutral tile floors, and luxurious light fixtures. You will enjoy the open-concept great room, dining room & kitchen. The master bedroom comes with a lavish primary bathroom w/dual sinks and walk-in closet. Backyard features a 20x29 pergola over a 6'x9' out door kitchen and travertine. Pull down your sun shades in the winter, turn on the patio heaters and enjoy a second living room with TV. This back yard is an entertainers dream! This one won't last long. What are you waiting for? Make this beauty yours before it's too late
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By Sarah Row, Honesty, Competence, Care: You're in Good Company
(My Home Group)
Sarah Row is happy to showcase this wonderful home for sale in the Verrado Community.  For your private showing, please contact Sarah Row directly at 602-718-7976.  You'll be glad you did!View Our Virtual Property Tour Here. Welcome home to your own PRIVATE DESERT OASIS situated on an upgraded lot,directly across the street of the walking paths. It is well designed and highly upgraded with extended pavers, 10' ceiling, tray ceilings and plank tiles throughout the home with carpet in all the right places as well as many other upgrades throughout! If you like to cook and entertain, this fully open gourmet kitchen will not disappoint, from the double wall oven with designer hood fan to the butlers pantry. All centered around an extended marbleized beautiful quartz kitchen island. The pool ...
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By Mark Zabilowicz, Affordable Seller's Commissions
(Realtors with Tampa Bay Premier Realty)
What will $1,000,000 Buy you in the Tampa MarketAs the Tampa Florida real estate market continues to evolve, many people are wondering what their money will buy them in the future. If you're thinking of purchasing a home in the Tampa area, it's important to understand how the market is trending. This blog post will give you an idea of what you can expect to get for your money in 2023. So, whether you're a first-time home buyer or a seasoned investor, this information will be helpful as you consider your options in the Tampa real estate market. Thanks for reading! Click here to read more!
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By Eli Wensel
During my pre-licensing education I learned that there are three types of agents: Specific General Universal A specific agent is involved only in one transaction with a client. An example would be first-time homebuyers who are looking for a house in a specific area and they know what kind of house they want. They enlist the help an agent and once the transaction is complete they go their separate ways.General agents help clients make several real estate transactions. This could look like an agent who has a client that invests in real estate and the agent helps the client to find new properties to invest in.The last type of agent is a universal agent which is about the same as a general agent except a universal agent is also given power of attorney to complete real estate transactions fo...
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By Antonio McGriff, Helping Agents Talk Their Way To The Top!
(Boomtown Media, LLC)
Even though we live in a digital age where there are countless marketing and social media tools available to us as real estate agents, one of the most effective tools is not being used to its full potential - that tool is a podcast. Podcasts are effective tools for real estate marketing because they allow you to reach buyers exclusively, sellers exclusively, or any niche you decide to target. Depending on your niche, your podcast will help to hypertarget your chosen audience and give a great return on your investment of time and effort. Your podcast will also deliver superior value to your listeners, especially if it is produced on a consistent schedule while delivering engaging and fresh content. Here's more good news about hosting a podcast. When hosting a podcast, chances are good yo...
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By Greg Ferrera, Empowering Agents to be their very best
(Real Estate Rescue Realty)
Working with sellers/listings can be a challenging.  Especially in a down turning market. You are subject to 2 related BUT very different types of Dynamics- Mental/Emotional state of the (Fears, Ideas, Previous experiences, Anxiety, Needs, Wants, Desires) Loans or home equity lines of credit against the home. (Is there a loan on the home, is it current, a 2nd or home Equity loan) 1ST Step- Initial call to seller(s), After your introduction, let them know you have a few questions to better understand their situation, and to ensure that you do a great job for them. (This is a very important step in your successful journey) Get personal information – correct spelling of names, email addresses, cell phone numbers, work schedules, and any other information you may need to contact them. Ask w...
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By Niki Worthington, Real Estate Investment Expert in Highland
My husband and I attended the St. George Parade of Homes last week. Let's just say "It did not disappoint"! I love the designs, creativity and most of all asking the  builders and home owners lots of questions on how they got to this point in their lives. The common thread is always "invest in Real Estate"! So many people think it's too risky. I always say "go big or go home" In all honesty though- to grow we have to take risks. If you become educated in the Real Estate world and in investing you can make some serious cash. You will watch your investments double, sometimes triple. My husband and I have 4 investment properties. All of which have a minimal 15% return. Where will you ever find that kind of return on your money. Not only that, our properties values have all tripled in the p...
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By Randy Abbe
(The Lending Times)
In 2023, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan requirements are changing. These changes can affect the banking and real estate industries, as they affect who can qualify for a loan and, thus, how many transactions take place each year. Knowing the FHA loan requirements for 2023 can help those in the banking and real estate industries better understand their options for securing financing for those looking to purchase a home. So……what is an FHA loan?FHA Loan ExplainedAn FHA loan is a type of mortgage insured by the FHA explicitly designed for low- to moderate-income borrowers. An FHA loan offers more lenient credit and down payment requirements than a traditional mortgage. As of 2023, there are a few requirements you must meet to qualify for an FHA loan. These include a minimum c...
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