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 Vani Murthy, CPA, IRS Problem Resolution
(Tax Relief Central)
Comments 7
Can’t pay your taxes? Don’t panic. You have options! Step 1- File your tax return by the original due date or request an extension Step 2- Consider getting a loan or paying by credit card. It may be a better and less expensive options than owing the IRS not only taxes but late-payment penalty and...

By Joe Biundini, Commercial & Residential Investment
(Wealthley Investment Group)
Comments 5
Property investors and future homeowners have some things in common--mainly that they both shouldn't rush important decisions. The worst thing you can do when you’re shopping for a property is to convince yourself that you’ve found the home of your dreams without exploring other options in the ma...

By Glen Hopkins, REALTOR serving the South Surrey White Rock area
(Glen Hopkins PREC*)
Comments 12
FOR SALE: 2292 Madronna Place in South Surrey! Fall in love with this COMPLETELY RENOVATED 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home with LEGAL 1-bed SUITE!This beautiful home has a functional floor plan with impeccable quality workmanship throughout. Enjoy cooking in the NEW gourmet kitchen with custom cabinet...

By Camille Simms, Residential Real Estate, REO, Short Sale, vac home
(RE/MAX New Beginnings Realty)
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By Chris McDermott, We Buy Houses in Jacksonville FL in Any Condition
(Jax Nurses Buy Houses)
Comments 9
5 Tips for A Successful Remodel in Jacksonville FLSummer is the season that many owners remodel their home. Investors typically are ready to unload their properties as well. However, no matter if you’re a homeowner or an Investor to be successful at your remodel requires proper planning.  While t...

By Janis Peterson, Philadelphia Main Line Realtor Haverford, PA
(Main Line Homes)
Comments 10
While digital marketing and virtual tours have been an increasingly important part of the home-sale process, these days, they are critical. And, as these strategies become more sophisticated and effective, consumers will come to expect them long after the threat of COVID-19  has passed. Meanwhile...

By Robert Carrillo, Full Service Property Management
(Century 21 Haggerty)
Comments 7
Many owners of rental properties don't realize that owning a rental property is very much different from managing a rental property. Often times the assumption is that the hard part was purchasing the investment property. Now the easy part starts with collecting rent and making sure the occasiona...

By Sara Conklin, Owner at
(Frozen Pennies)
Comments 30
Eighteen years ago thins June 3, we bought our first house.  My boys were two and a half and one.  We didn’t look at 23 different homes over six months.  We bought the first one we looked at. My husband was working at a paper mill. The rumors were flying that they were going to close their doors ...

By W. Cavin Weber, Making Dreams Come True One Key At A Time!
(Dream Key Team)
Comments 21
Have you ever Goggled yourself? I know that sounds kinda weird, but this is something you should do, on, at the very least a monthly basis. Chances are, when you meet someone and you give them your business card, they are referred to you, they stumble across or were delivered some of your marketi...

By Wendy Dyes, Wendy Dyes
Comments 0
Retiring soon? This is one of the most exciting stages of life. Retirement is filled with opportunities - to relax, to have fun and to live wherever you choose. Proximity to your job no longer has to factor into where you live - your decision can be entirely based on your preferences. If you’re l...

By Dave Suder
(Suder realty)
Comments 11
Many sellers want a listing agent to visit their home so that the seller can convince the agent of its value.  This if frustrating when I have compelling comps that show the home is worth significantly less. I find I often lose the listing if I don't tell the seller what he wants to hear.  And of...

By Kris Lippi,
Comments 6
 Lately as the real estate market is changing and new agents are getting their licenses, I have been getting an increasing number of emails, phone calls, text messages and even social media messages via Facebook and Linkedin from agents who are inquiring about how the service my company offers ca...

By Omer Kapic
(Kapic Realty)
Comments 7
Old Profile Contents About me: Print | Close REONetwork Broker & Agent Profile Please mention that you found them on when you contact Omer! Thank you! Omer Kapic Kapic RealtyPhysical Address724 Ridge Road Webster, NY 14580Email: reo@kapicrealty.comEmail 2: bpo@kapicrealty.comPhone ...

By Debbie Rindlisbacher, student in real estate school and loan officer
Comments 11
I am a loan officer that is also getting my real estate license. What will I need to know regarding unathorized finance activity involvement, since I have a loan officer license and will soon have a real estate license? Will I be able to give advice about financing if I am representing a seller/b...

By Maralea Norden, Sedona/Verde Valley Pricing Strategist
(eXp Realty, LLC)
Comments 15
Ok - I'm a "follow the suggestions until you know better" kind of person; so I'll start with why I joined ActiveRain and why I got into Real Estate...I'm making a transition from 4 years as a buyers agent to a listing agent.  I've got 2 active farms and one is paying off - so far.  I've had three...

By Frances Victoria Romero, Experienced residential/ commercial realtor.
(JPS Realty)
Comments 13
TBD Westfork Dr. ODESSA, TX 79764 100 RESIDENTIAL ACRES PERFECT FOR INVESTOR/DEVELOPER $2,000,000 Amazing development potential on aprox. 100 acres of raw land. Per seller there is a rich water stream running under property. City water main line to run through property. Located on W. 42nd st. Ju...

By Aloha Hutton, Nothing yet
(None yet)
Comments 11
okay I'm going to see if this post.

By Denise van den Bossche, 35 Years Arizona Real Estate Phoenix Valley
(Realty Executives)
Comments 16
Home for Sale near Arizona Biltmore with Mountain Views! Just REDUCED TO UNDER $1M. Guard gated lock and leave 10 minutes from Sky Harbor airport with Phoenix Skyline Views. 

By Miriam Odegard, Real Estate Broker Serving Greater Indianapolis
(HergGroup Team )
Comments 13
We are through the first quarter of 2020--and what a ride it's been!Happy May 1st, everyone! Here's to brighter days and happier moments!  With gratitude,Miriam   Miriam OdegardBroker/Sales Director, Herg Group IndianapolisKeller Williams Indy Metro NE8555 North River Road, Suite 200Indianapolis,...

By Jacob Elrod
Comments 0
False advertising is a very bad practice. The damages do not only fall on yourself as a business owner, but any collegue working under the same business as you has now had their reputation questioned and could poissibly be permanetly tarnished. Your clients can be seriously affected as well as ot...