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

随着每个人的年龄增长,您的身体都会发生变化,例如荷尔蒙水平降低以及神经系统和循环功能发生变化,这可能会导致一些性问题。那么如何改善夫妻间的性生活呢?其实,通过了解满足性行为背后的生理和情感因素,你就可以自己解决问题。以下是一些帮助您改善性生活的方法的摘要。与您的性伴侣沟通:Talking about sex in a new relationship can be difficult to start for years because you may feel shy or afraid to offend your partner's privacy. When sexual problems occur, they fail to communicate effectively due to feelings of shame, guilt, and resentment. Good communication is the foundation of a healthy relationship, so communication is the key to improving the sex life of a couple, and it is also conducive to a closer relationship between the couple. You can find a suitable time to talk to your partner. Tell your partner honestly how you feel during sex and how it will make you more comfortable. At the same time, be careful to avoid criticism. You...
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There are 21 ways to lose your real estate license well I’m sure more but categorized into 21 ways. I wanted to speak on one specific one today and that is money problems or commingling. This can go as such as an agent receiving money from a principal/clientele for a downpayment, rents, whatever the reason may be and not actually using the money for the purpose of it. For example, an agent gets money for rent and that agent goes and buys a new bed and says they will just return the money. This is so wrong that money is not theirs to spend it was there for them to grab it and take it to the right destination. I mean I understand if something happens and you aren’t physically unable to take the money there but if it continues to be a problem then the real estate agent needs to find anothe...
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Young professionals want their workplaces to be adaptable, with private rooms available when they require them and open areas where they can communicate and collaborate when they do not require them. Businesses must take this into consideration when establishing workplaces for their employees.At the end of the day, they want a workplace that reflects their company's values and philosophy. Staff productivity and retention are likely to be impacted by the use of community as a design approach, as well as organizational culture and well-being.According to Earl Geertgens, the CEO of Accessfloorstore, "a raised floor system can be divided into two basic categories," which are as follows:In most cases, when people hear the phrase 'raised floor,' they immediately think of the traditional post ...
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Over the past 18 months, many hardworking people and businesses have suffered economic losses through no fault of their own.  Some have failed to file tax returns or even pay their taxes.  During the pandemic, the IRS temporarily ceased collection activity.  Due to increased funding and a need to pay for some government actions, the IRS is ramping up their collection efforts.  Using a myriad of techniques including artificial intelligence (AI), the IRS is identifying and pursuing high income (over $100,000 income) non-filers. The IRS is a collection agency, they have many tools at their disposal, the most effective of which are liens and levies.   So, what happens when your client’s assets are encumbered by a Notice of Federal Tax Lien, and they want to sell their house?Take a deep brea...
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By Christopher Burdzy, Founder @ Realopoly, LLC
(Realopoly, LLC)
According to NAR's 2020 Member Profile report, 4 out of 5 real estate listings are sold by an agent other than the listing agent and about 43% of listings are sold by the agent from a competing brokerage. In my local market the percentage of the listings sold by a competing brokerage is often closer to 70-85%. This clearly shows that brokerages in around my market (Staten Island, NY) are highly cooperative (which is a good thing) but it also shows that there is definitely a big room to improve their bottom line - by putting more marketing efforts into selling their own office listings. After all, double-ending and in-house sales are not dirty words.Just for the record, I do fully support cooperation amongst agents and brokers. Working as a Realtor for the past 15 years, I have had many ...
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If we talk about Medellin investment and real estate, numerous foreign investors and expats have created passive income to live their life, gain financial goals, and future tranquility. In this post, you will find the numerous ins and outs, how to invest in the city that has now been becoming an attraction for people all around the world.You will also get to know about the great neighborhood of Medellin that provides various reasons for this attraction. Medellin offers multiple things that make it one of the preferred cities in Colombia. Whether it is about short-term rentals, luxury apartments, or anything about the real estate market, you will be amazed to find several things to invest in a city.During the Covid-19 pandemic, when the investment and financial world across all countries...
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Dishonesty - one of the 21 Ways to Lose a License that plays a role in nearly every other 20 categories. Misrepresentation, False Advertising, Breaking Rules, Dual Representation (w/out Consent)...the list goes on with ways to lose a license that have a direct relationship with a person's ability to conduct themselves honestly.As agents, building the foundation of our clientele, brokerage and industry should be built upon honesty. This simple concept would obviously protect our clients but, on a simpler note, would also makes our lives as real estate professional easier. It is a fun thought to imagine what it would be like to conduct day-to-day business with the ability to trust every licensed professional we work with.Until then, lets all just make one step each day to move ourselves c...
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Fundada en Estados Unidos en 1971, la red CENTURY 21 es la principal organización inmobiliaria del mundo, con 9.700 agencias y oficinas independientes y 127.000 empleados en 82 países.Esta red de profesionales inmobiliarios está presente en todos los continentes, desde América hasta Asia, pasando por Europa, Oriente Medio, África, Oceanía y el Caribe. Century 21 France es una franquicia maestra de Century 21 Real Estate LLC. Century 21 fue fundada en 1972 por Arthur E. y Marsh Fisher, dos agentes inmobiliarios californianos. HISTORIA La empresa salió a bolsa en 1977 y fue adquirida en 1984 por Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. En 1995, la empresa pasó a formar parte de HFS, precursora de Cendant, bajo la dirección de Robert W. Pittman, creador de MTV. Cendant se escindió de HFS en 20...
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By Immobilien Florida, Immobilien Florida - Immobilienmakler Florida
(Posh International Properties)
Immobilien Florida - ZUHAUSE IN DEN BESTEN LAGENWillkommen bei Posh International Properties, Ihrem Immobilienkauf- und Verkaufsmakler für Immobilien in Naples, Florida seit 1999. Unser vertrauenswürdiges und erfahrenes Deutsches Makler-Team bedient Marco Island, Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach und Sanibel IslandUnsere Einzugsgebiete aus der Region SW Florida.Als Immobilienmakler der Posh International Properties mit Sitz in Naples Florida, entwickeln wir erfolgreiche Beziehungen zwischen Käufern und Verkäufern von Luxus-, Wasser- und Strandhäusern,  Eigentumswohnungen sowie Golfanlagen, Tennis Clubs und Ferienhäusern in Marco Island, Naples, Bonita Springs, Bonita Beach, Estero, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach & Sanibel Island.NAPLES WA...
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By Denise Wilson, Here to help you with your real estate needs!
(Leigh, Lori & Associates)
If you’re thinking of purchasing a home and will need mortgage financing, keep reading! Many agents recommend getting a pre-qualification letter because the Seller won't even consider your offer without knowing for certain you can get financing for it. My advise....GET Pre-Approved!A Pre-Qualification is not a guaranteed approval. The lender simply pulls and reviews your credit report and bases your approval off of information you provided on your application. In most cases, underwriting has not seen your loan. With a pre-qual, you run the risk of not being approved later if anything you told the lender was incorrect or changes.A Pre-Approval means your application is submitted into underwriting along with your documention (credit report, bank statements, paystubs, W2’s/ or 1099’s, etc)...
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Fundada en Estados Unidos en 1971, la red CENTURY 21 es la principal organización inmobiliaria del mundo, con 9.700 agencias y oficinas independientes y 127.000 empleados en 82 países.Esta red de profesionales inmobiliarios está presente en todos los continentes, desde América hasta Asia, pasando por Europa, Oriente Medio, África, Oceanía y el Caribe. Century 21 France es una franquicia maestra de Century 21 Real Estate LLC. Century 21 fue fundada en 1972 por Arthur E. y Marsh Fisher, dos agentes inmobiliarios californianos. HISTORIA La empresa salió a bolsa en 1977 y fue adquirida en 1984 por Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. En 1995, la empresa pasó a formar parte de HFS, precursora de Cendant, bajo la dirección de Robert W. Pittman, creador de MTV. Cendant se escindió de HFS en 20...
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By Michael Mikhail, Lending Capital for Real Estate Investors
(Stratton Equities)
So, You Want to Be A Real Estate Investor...The Top Questions Real Estate Investors Ask–AnsweredAs a real estate investor, your number one priority should be to be open to learning and educating yourself on the real estate market's happenings. These frequently asked real estate questions will provide you with a better understanding of what to expect as a real estate investor and provide you with the ability to stand out from your competitors. 1. Is Getting a Real Estate License as an Investor Necessary? It is not necessary to receive your real estate license as an investor. However, numerous benefits come with acquiring a real estate license. As an investor with a real estate license, you'll gain unlimited access to property information, be able to network with fellow real estate entrep...
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As a student of Real Estate looking to obtain my license and this activity is part of my training.  I have never written a blog before but there's a first time for everything.  In this blog we will look at the different types of agents that can be chosen from and hopefully provide the reader with enough information to be able to make the right choice when seeking out a Real Estate professional. Are you looking to Buy or Sell a home or property?  Do you need a Commercial location for a business you are looking to open?Then a Special or Specific Agent is probably the right fit for you.  In this one time transaction scenario a Special agent is able to do many things.  If you are looking to sell your home, the agent can help you through the process of listing your home for sale in the MLS a...
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WE OFFER LOAN AT AFFORDABLE RATESI am a retired banker, now consulting for Investors.The Investors are providing loan funding to anyone who has a goodbusiness/project in need of finance at 3% interest rate annuallywith minimal documents required to conclude funding modalities.Also, a fee: 1% is paid to anyone who introduces project ownerfor finance and we are ready to fund any project up to500,000,000 EURO (five Hundred Million Euro) as well as provideLoan to individual or Co-operation are available.I anticipate your reply.Email : denvgriffin@gmail.comI am a retired banker, now consulting for Investors.The Investors are providing loan funding to anyone who has a goodbusiness/project in need of finance at 3% interest rate annuallywith minimal documents required to conclude funding modali...
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By Kimberly Merrell
Throughout the Agent Professor real estate course, I have learned about the basic fiduciary duties of a licensee to his/her clients. These duties include accounting, care, confidentiality, disclosure, and obedience. When an agent has clients on both sides of the transaction (buyer and seller), situations can get a bit tricky. It is impossible to completely fulfill the responsibilities to both parties. For this reason, consent must be given by both parties in order to proceed. For example, if you originally signed a listing contract with a seller, your client is the seller. When an unrepresented potential buyer contacts you to find out more information about your listing, you may be asked to represent them, as well. In that case, you would need to find out if your seller would agree for ...
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You don't need to invest in costly, time-consuming renovations if you want to improve your home. All of the projects discussed here are easy enough to do on a weekend, and they're also surprisingly affordable. Here are five ways to improve your home without a lot of hassle. 1. Add New Hardware to Your Cabinets Replacing your cabinets can cost a fortune, but if you'd like to give them a fresh new look, there's a much cheaper solution.By adding new hardware, you can change up your cabinets and improve their appearance. Cabinet hardware can usually be purchased at a very affordable price, and it's easy to install. This is a terrific way to spruce up your kitchen, but it can also be a nice way to add some polish and visual interest to your bathroom. If you don't have any hardware on your ca...
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By Debra Napier, MBA, EA, Fastest IRS lien release executioner in Central FL
(d/b/a TAMCO Capital Accounting & Finance)
So you get a title report in and find an IRS Notice of Federal Tax Lien (NFTL) in public records that encumbers the seller’s assets. In a state of panic you realize that this $1.3 million dollar closing next month is in serious jeopardy. You need help to fix this IRS problem like yesterday.Unfortunately, settlement agents and closing attorneys will see more of this in the near future not less. It’s critical to be proactive now and form relationships with specialized tax resolution experts. A target has been placed on the assets of high-income taxpayers by the IRS and they intend to collect by any means necessary. Why now? Part of it relates to COVID-19 and how it slowed IRS enforcement activity because offices closed. A larger factor, however, is a report issued May 29, 2020, by the Tre...
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By Nataliya Isom, CPA helping taxpayers with IRS problems
Tax resolution is the process of developing and executing a solution to resolve a taxpayer’s IRS problem for both individuals and businesses. In the truest sense, the ideal resolution will solve the challenge permanently and settle the tax burden for the lowest amount allowed by law.There are quite a few distinct possibilities the taxpayer has at their disposal to sort out their tax problem with the IRS. However, relatively few taxpayers are aware of the options. Often, the taxpayer is not effectively informed by the IRS of all alternatives, let alone which option may best match the taxpayer’s individual situation. This is notwithstanding both guidance and rules from the U.S. Senate Finance Committee overseeing the IRS.Amond resolution choices are filing missing tax returns, disputing t...
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By Hagen Smith
After a year and half out of the business, I have to redo the schooling and practices of the business to get my license back and running. They want me to write a blog post about the 21 ways to lose a license in this industry. One of the topics really always catching my eye that i am even familiar with in this industry and that is "failure to respond". I know this is a big issue because i tend to see it over and over when i did have an active license. The whole job as an agent is to best represent someone who wants to buy and sell right?? I'm sure people are busy with showing, writing contracts, etc. But to never respond to somebody trying to put a deal together for their client? Thanks for reading! ;)
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