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

By Scot Jones, Home staging company in the Houston area
(The Staging Team)
Comments 6
If I could only give one piece of advice to someone about to list their home on the market, it would be "Put brand new white towels in all of your bathrooms". "And don't even think about using them or washing them!" New... Brand new! People are pretty hesitant to walk into someone's personal spac...

By Allen Tate Companies, Independent real estate company in the Carolinas
(Allen Tate Realtors)
Comments 0
As a first-time home buyer, coming up with a lot of cash for a hefty down payment can seem like an impossible task. Luckily for new buyers, there are several programs that help soon-to-be buyers come up with the funds for a down payment. An FHA loan is one of the more common loan programs that's ...

By Brandon Hunt
Comments 1
I need to create a blog for my training. I know of an agent that used funds to help renters pay their insurance, he never stole any money and always replaced it when they actually paid but he is a great guy in a bad situation.  No jail time.

By Kim Moore, Residential Real Estate
(EXP Realty)
Comments 1
What tool are you using to do a CMA that is quicker than the CMA in the MLS?

By Rod Mayhew, Seniors Real Estate Specialist
(The Mayhew Group)
Comments 2
To better serve the 55+ community, Rod Mayhew with HomeXpress Realty, Inc. has earned the nationally recognized Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation from the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association of Realtors.Mayhew joins more than 15,000 real estate professional...

By Pamela Murray
(wildscape garden)
Comments 4
I have just started the training to be a real estate sales agent.  I am finding the most amusement in reading stories of incompetent agents.  A friend of mine, a two year agent in the making has shared a few stories too.  An agent that fails to follow up with potentail clients, missing appointmen...
The real estate sector is an international recognized sector.  The Real Estate sector generally comprises four sub-sectors - housing, retail, hospitality, and commercial. It is one of the key sectors of the Indian economy, contributing 6-7 percent of India’s GDP. In addition, the sector itself em...

By Jenica Williams, A Reputation For Results
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 5
 If you’re a current homeowner, or in the market to buy, you’re probably curious about the latest trends in home design.  Sellers who make strategic updates before listing a property can generate increased interest from buyers and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should conside...

By Sean Blanchette
(Frontdoorhomes group)
Comments 3
9416 Silver Meteor Ct., Manassas Park, VA Get Directions Click Here FOR LEASE Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 3 Baths (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 1636 SqFt Immaculate & Bright! Three Levels of Fine Living Space, Fully Fen...

By nik krohn
(Go Social LLC)
Comments 1
There are many types of principals in real estate. The one's that I activley seek out are investor principals.Investors in real estate have different needs then most principal clients that you work with. Some of their needs are as follows: Have specific cashflow requirements for a property Specif...

By Abigail Davis, DFW Real Estate Professional
(Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 5
Many thanks to Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070 for the invitation to ActiveRain and the very warm welcome. In fact, thank you to everyone who so kindly welcomed me to the platform based on Elisa's post. I gravitated to Elisa immediately when we met at the Sotheby's International Realty conference i...

By Caroline Johnson, Real Estate Agent serving Wauwatosa
(Powers Realty Group )
Comments 3
Wondering what style of home is right for you, there are so many to chose from especially in the Milwaukee area!  Milwaukee is known for some attractive and unique architectural styles, here are just a few of the common ones;  Bungalow:  Bungalows are one of the most attractive home to new home b...

By Logan Allec, CPA for Real Estate Agents and Investors
(Money Done Right)
Comments 3
As a CPA who works exclusively with the real estate community, I come across a lot of real estate agents who know how to make money fast in a hot market but can't get ahead financially.Here are three tips for real estate agents in this situation. 1. Budget for when the market cools.Sure, you migh...

By Ron Lanzillotta & Mike Pesce, The Pesce & Lanzillotta Team, at Douglas Elliman
(The Pesce & Lanzillotta Team, at Douglas Elliman)
Comments 1
Sayonara Amazon!  We’re sure you’ve heard by now that Amazon will not be settling in Long Island City after all.  The news was reported this morning, and its not being taken well by most in the real estate industry.  Before we go down the rabbit hole and discuss the topic, lets try and understand...

By Home Wiz, Our Family Cares!
Comments 4
In the middle of a cold, unforgiving winter, a thermostat may be the most crucial device in any New England home. Modern technology provides a wealth of products when it comes to heating controls. Recently, smart thermostats have risen in popularity and have proven to be a valuable choice for hom...

By Separy Law
(Separy Law PC)
Comments 3
Separy Law Barristers and Solicitors is a company which is renowned for its expertise in cases related to Family Law in Toronto. Our professional team of Toronto Family Lawyers has a lot of experience in handling cases which are related to Family Law in Toronto. Be it less complicated cases to ev...

By Rajiv Agnihotri, Star Realtors
(Star Realtors)
Comments 0
If you are searching for a place to settle in Toronto, the choice usually comes down to either a condominium or an apartment. Toronto has a lot of condos that allow you to explore some of the best places in the city. However, choosing apartments for rent in Toronto can prove to be quite the exper...

By Arturo Rubio, Residential Sales and Mortgages
(L. A. Realty Services)
Comments 7
  This article will help you develop a home buying budget and other financial goals. Developing a family budget. Rather than budgeting for what you’d like to spend, start by making a list of what your expenditures were in the last six months. By using this approach, you are more likely to factor ...

By Christopher Estrada
Comments 10
   Being a current student for Real Estate Agent, I feel that one of the biggest problems and an issue that can be linked to all the other issues that can affect the Real Estate communities is dishonesty. Being dishonest can and will affect how someone views the agent and the brokerage they are a...

(Charles Rutenberg Realty Corp. Office 255 Execuitive Dr ,Plainview NY (888) 552-7754 )
Comments 10
A recent survey from the National Association of Realtors® revealed that 77 percent of buyers’ agents said staging a home makes it easier for potential buyers to visual it as their own. That’s why here at Breakthrough Broker, we believe staging is not to be overlooked! Here are our top tips. Dres...