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 The Boyd & Berend Group, Specialized real estate team in a ski resort town.
(The Boyd & Berend Group)
Nestled along the 7th fairway of the esteemed Catamount Ranch golf course, a mountain retreat awaits discerning buyers seeking the pinnacle of luxury living. Listed for $7.5 million, this estate offers 8,731 square feet of meticulously crafted living space on 6.42 acres.Just minutes from Steamboat Resort, the property's private driveway leads to a 3-car garage and a grand entrance adorned with wood-beam vaulted ceilings and two-story stairwells. These set the tone for the lavish experience on both levels of the home.The home offers practical one-level living, with five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, including a primary suite on the main level. The main level features a chef's kitchen equipped with granite countertops, custom cabinets, and top-of-the-line appliances. The adjacent dining r...
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By Ali Khan, Provide Buying and Selling Services
(Jenny G Realtor)
In the grand quest to sell your house, a single feature emerges as the most powerful attraction, the equivalent of the One Ring that draws hobbits and wizards alike. But unlike Tolkien's fictional artifact, this "one feature" isn't universally identical. It depends on the desires burning brightest in the hearts of potential buyers.So, what is the biggest selling point of a house? The answer, like a well-crafted treasure map, unfolds with a series of considerations.Location: The Enduring Power of PlaceThey say it all the time in real estate, and for good reason: location reigns supreme. A desirable location can elevate an average house and make a less-than-stellar one more attractive. Here's why: Lifestyle Synergy: People buy into a lifestyle as much as a structure. A house close to good...
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By Kelly DiRisio, Serving the Carolinas
(NorthGroup Real Estate)
1. 🏡📈 Market Update: Charlotte, NCLooking to buy or sell in Charlotte? As of April 2024, there is a 1.77 Months Supply of Inventory, with a 38.28% increase over the past year. The median days on market is just 14, and the list to sold price percentage is 100%. The median sold price is $427,500. Let's chat about how these trends could impact your real estate goals!2. 🌟🏠 Hot Market Alert: Charlotte, NCBuyers and sellers, take note! Charlotte's real estate market is on fire. With a low 1.77 Months Supply of Inventory and a 100% list to sold price percentage, now is the time to make your move. The median days on market is just 14, so properties are selling fast. Reach out to me for personalized insights into how these trends could benefit you.3. 🏡💰 Charlotte Real Estate UpdateAttention pote...
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By Kelly DiRisio, Serving the Lakelands of SC & GA
(Impresa Realty, LLC)
1. 🏡 Attention Greenwood residents! 🏡 Did you know that there is currently a 4.92 Months Supply of Inventory in our area? That's an increase of 583.33% over the last 12 months! Now is a great time to buy or sell - let's chat about your options! #GreenwoodRealEstate #MarketTrends2. Looking to sell your Greenwood home? With a List to Sold Price percentage of 98.2%, you can trust that you're getting top dollar for your property. Contact me today to learn more about how I can help you maximize your return on investment! #GreenwoodHousingMarket #SellWithKelly3. 📅 The median days on market in Greenwood is currently 52 days. With properties moving quickly, now is the perfect time to make your move in the real estate market. Let's work together to find your dream home or sell your property fast...
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Imagine searching for your dream home with an app as easy and powerful as Property Finder. That kind of tool could be amazing for both buyers and sellers! Whether you're a new business owner with a similar idea or an existing company looking to step up your digital game, this post is for you. We'll break down the costs of building a real estate app so you can plan your budget effectively.In this post, we'll explore what makes building a real estate app cost more or less, including design, features, and what platform you choose (like iPhone or Android). We'll also show you what costs to expect at each step of development and how to keep your project on budget. Let's get started and see what it takes to build your own Property Finder app!Overview of Property Finder and Its Key FeaturesPro...
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By Raul Morales, Real estate Buyer's agency helping Buyers
(mycasa real estate)
Considering retirement in the picturesque locales of Mexico? Our guide delves into the intricate planning necessary for enjoying your golden years south of the border, blending financial, healthcare, and lifestyle insights into actionable advice.Why Retire in Mexico? Mexico's allure as a retirement destination is undeniable, offering a fusion of breathtaking landscapes, vibrant cultural tapestry, and an affordable lifestyle. As the cost of living continues to appeal to retirees, understanding the nuances of the country’s retirement savings landscape, including government pensions and private retirement options, becomes crucial.Navigating the Financial Terrain While the Mexican government has suggested reforms to provide full-wage pensions, these are not yet guaranteed, making it essenti...
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By Tess Marquez, Tess Marquez Real Estate Group has been the leadin
(Tess Marquez Homes)
The Role of a Certified Probate Specialist Realtor Part 1 🏆When it comes to navigating the complex world of probate real estate, having a certified probate specialist realtor by your side like Tess Marquez can make all the difference. Dealing with the legal and emotional aspects of probate can be overwhelming for petitioners and administrators alike.In this blog, we will dig into the crucial role of a certified probate specialist realtor and the invaluable benefits they bring to those involved in the probate process.Understanding Probate Real Estate:Probate real estate refers to properties that are involved in the probate process after the passing of the owner. This can be an intricate and time-consuming procedure, as it requires legal documentation, court approval, and various other co...
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As a real estate agent or broker, understanding your fiduciary duty to your clients is paramount. Fiduciary duty refers to the obligation to act in the best interests of someone else. In the context of real estate, this means that agents and brokers are obligated to act in the best interests of their clients and disclose any information that could impact their decision-making process.One vital component of fiduciary duty in real estate is disclosure. Disclosing information to your clients is vital because it enables them to make informed decisions regarding the sale or purchase of property. Failing to disclose significant information could have legal consequences and damage your reputation as an agent or broker.The most prevalent form of disclosure in real estate is material facts discl...
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In the ever-evolving landscape of real estate, where dreams are built and futures are shaped, lies a shadowy realm that often blurs the lines between reality and illusion. False advertising in real estate is not a new phenomenon, yet its repercussions continue to reverberate through the industry, leaving buyers and sellers alike disillusioned and disheartened.At its core, false advertising in real estate encompasses a spectrum of deceptive practices, ranging from exaggerated property descriptions to manipulated photographs that paint an unrealistically rosy picture. While the allure of a perfect home or investment opportunity is undeniably enticing, the repercussions of falling prey to false advertising can be financially and emotionally devastating.One of the most common manifestations...
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By Evie Johns, Helping Families in the Probate Process
(E & J Real Estate Solutions)
  Open Communication: Foster open and honest communication among family members involved in the process. Seek Professional Guidance: Engage the services of professionals such as probate attorneys, estate planners, financial advisors, and real estate agents who specialize in probate or trust matters. Their expertise can streamline the process and provide valuable insights. Develop a Plan: Create a clear plan of action for the real estate in question. such as property maintenance, repair, sale, or transfer of ownership. Consider Mediation: In cases where there are disagreements among family members regarding the handling of real estate assets, consider mediation as a means of resolving conflicts amicably. Prioritize Family Harmony: Take Care of Emotional Well-being: Best Wishes, Evie Joh...
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By Stuart Sheinfeld, Real estate agent serving Las Vegas & Henderson
(Stuart Sheinfeld)
 Discover the epitome of 55+ living in this exquisite 3-bed/2-bath pool/spa haven nestled within the coveted community of Sun City Aliante. This 1-story home boasts a seamless flow of space, accentuated by an abundance of windows that invite natural light to dance across the porcelain plank tile. Stainless steel appliances(less than 2 yrs old)& granite counters add a touch of sophistication to the kitchen.The primary suite is a serene retreat, boasting a luxurious ensuite bath w/ travertine shower & walk-in closet. Outside, the backyard provides a tranquil oasis, perfect for relaxation & entertaining guests. The refreshing pool/spa, fruit trees, rose bushes & spectacular mountain views create a picturesque backdrop. Its prime location is close to Aliante Casino, parks, shopping centers,...
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By Melanie Bocock, Marketing creative in Naples, FL
(M Bee Creative)
In the competitive world of real estate, standing out from the crowd is essential for success. Building a strong personal brand is a powerful way to differentiate yourself and attract clients. Your personal brand is more than just a logo or tagline—the unique combination of your values, personality, expertise, and reputation sets you apart from others in the industry. In this blog post, we'll explore why personal branding matters for real estate professionals and provide practical tips for crafting your own brand identity.Why Personal Branding MattersIn today's digital age, consumers have more choices than ever before when it comes to selecting a real estate agent. Your personal brand is a beacon, guiding potential clients to choose you over your competitors. Here are some key reasons w...
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By Marjorie Ann Watson, Extraordinary Experience
(XLV Realty Group)
  County 5 Rd Lot 1 Canon City CO 81212   MESA RIDGE SERENITY - Welcome to this amazing 36+ acre parcel in Mesa Ridge Subdivision, where you will enjoy the beautiful topography of the land and views of the Mesa ridges and distant mountains. Easy access to High Park Rd/Teller 11 and you are on your way within a short driving distance to many phenomenal playgrounds Colorado has to offer. Outdoor enthusiast? Living here you will be near numerous outdoor recreational activities in the area to include white water rafting on the Arkansas River, ziplining, Royal Gorge, horseback riding, four-wheel driving, fishing, hiking and more. No covenants ~ Rock formations ~ Scattered scrub oak ~ Pinion & Ponderosa Pine. In a little over an hour drive and you are at Eleven Mile Canyon and Eleven Mile Res...
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By Byron Erard, in training to becoe a real estate agent
Housing Markets can be daunting for new individuals looking to join the real estate community.  Real estate sales seems like a daunting task without a large company organization to guide you through your first sales, but that doesn't mean it can't be done without them.  Real estate sales is a market saturated by large companies who have the capital to advertise beyond the means of most individuals.  Most SEO optimation targetting ads cost $50,000+ in todays market, meaning getting your start is more expensive and more difficult than ever, and even once you have a client in hand, turning a name and a phone number into the sale of a home is a huge task.  That's why I'm posting today.  To show people that real estate is for anyone.  I am an individual looking to make home buying and sellin...
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By Wayne Jennings, Full service Realtor in Southern Colorado
(Rocky Mountain Realtors)
  3535 Delilah Drive Canon City CO 81212   Escape to your own artistic haven on 35 acres of natural beauty! Welcome to the extraordinary world of this geodesic dome house, where innovative architecture meets serene surroundings. Step inside to discover a warm wood interior, meticulously crafted by a team of 4 artists to combine comfort with creativity. From custom tile in the shower to towel bars and lighting fixtures, everything is a unique piece of art. Outside, acres of untouched land beckon, offering endless possibilities for adventure and reflection. Seize the rare opportunity to own a masterpiece of design and nature. This home has been featured in the New York Times as a superb blend of a luxury log cabin with a contemporary flair. Other features include: 4 car detached garage (4...
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By Trent Butler, Inspected Right the First Time!
(House 2 Home Inspector LLC)
House 2 Home Inspector LLC started in 2020 to answer the call for great home inspectors in central Mississippi. Our mission is to provide professional home inspection services in a timely manner for a reasonable rate and with a reputable reporting software. Our inspection reports are delivered same day with lots of photos and information to educate home buyers and home sellers. No home purchase transaction is ever complete without a proper home inspection. 
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By Rebecca Bingham, Accessibility, Realtor Matchmaker, Downsize Queen
(eXp Realty)
Here are 5️⃣ easy upgrades to start working on *now* to boost your curb appeal for a late May listing date:🌼 🌺 Add Colorful Flowers: Plant vibrant flowers in your front yard and around the entryway. Flowers add a pop of color and freshness, instantly improving the look of your home. Potted are just fine.🏡 Upgrade Front Door Hardware: Install new door knobs, handles, and door entry sets for a modern and welcoming entrance. This small change can make a big difference in the overall appearance of your home. Clean windows around/on the doors.🌊 Clean Exterior Surfaces: Pressure wash your driveway, sidewalk, and siding to remove dirt and grime. A clean exterior makes your home look well-maintained and inviting. 💡 Upgrade Outdoor Lighting: Illuminate your entryway with new porch lights or sola...
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By Elyon DeClan, The Capital Solutions Guy
(Goldsmith & Freudenthal)
Insider's Hack and Business Credibility #1 : Make Sure Your Business Meets Lending Criteria Before You ApplyYour Business Name When choosing a name, try to choose one that is as basic and generic as possible and doesn’t peg you into one industry. Many industries fall into restricted lists. Believe it or not, about 50% of the chosen business names can inadvertently cause a flag in the credit computers' algorithms. General consulting-type names work best, as nobody will deny you then. Any other industry-specific name might restrict your ability to get money with some lending sources and credit issuers. Your Business AddressWhen applying for business credit, please make sure you provide an actual physical address. You cannot use a PO Box or UPS address. We'd like to suggest that you don't ...
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By Ellerbrake Group powered by KW Pinnacle, Real estate agency
(Ellerbrake Group powered by KW Pinnacle)
Discover Your Dream Home with Ellerbrake Group powered by KW Pinnacle in O'Fallon, ILIn the quest for the perfect home, the journey can often feel overwhelming. From finding the right location to securing the ideal features, every step is crucial. This is where the Ellerbrake Group powered by KW Pinnacle, shines as a beacon for those seeking houses for sale in o'fallon il. With a reputation for excellence and a commitment to client satisfaction, they are your partners in turning your homeownership dreams into reality.A Legacy of ExcellenceThe Ellerbrake Group powered by KW Pinnacle isn't just another real estate agency; it's a legacy of excellence in the O'Fallon area. With deep roots in the community, they bring a wealth of knowledge about the local market. Whether you're a first-time ...
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By Team Huff, Real estate team serving Mt. Pleasant, SC and more
(Team Huff)
In the heart of Mt. Pleasant, SC lies Carolina Park, a sprawling 1,700-acre master-planned community that redefines the essence of community living. With its masterful blend of scenic beauty, modern amenities, and a vibrant lifestyle, Carolina Park is more than just a place to live—it's a place where life flourishes in harmony with nature.At Carolina Park, every day is an invitation to experience the joy of living in a community where every detail is designed with your happiness in mind. From leisurely strolls along lush, green pathways to the convenience of local shopping and dining options right at your doorstep, this master-planned community offers an unparalleled living experience.Here, the spirit of community is alive in the diverse neighborhoods that make up Carolina Park. The Vil...
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