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 Stephanie Holmes, My focus is to provide helpful tips on real estate
(Homes Cute)
Comments 1
Bangkok offers the perfect mix of eastern and western cultures, old and new. From modern skyscrapers to ancient temples, world-famous exotic street food to world-class restaurants, you will find everything here. It is bursting with excitement, making it a dream destination for over 22 million vis...

By Jessica Chestnut
(Real estate student )
Comments 5
After looking into ways you can lose your real estate license, I gathered that one of the most common ways to lose your license is misrepresentation. So then my mind goes to was it intentional or unintentional? Either way if you are being dishonest on purpose or just flat out being lazy and negli...

By Rachelle Moore, Real Estate Media | Photo Editor | Blogger
Comments 12
Photography is both an art and passion. It only takes a photographer and a camera to do photography. It underscores different categories though. This depends on the things the photographer is interested with. Real Estate Photography is only one among the hundreds of categories in this field.Anyon...

By Natalya Kane, Realtor/Broker- Eastern NC
(Crystal Coast Homes & Land Team, Pine Knoll Shores Realty)
Comments 12
Here I am, as many other parents, approaching the "empty nester" syndrome. Although, it is not my first rodeo of taking my kid to his college dorm and driving back home with tears just pouring out of my eyes that I have to pull over and take that "calming" breathing Navy Seals practice when they ...

By Mark Samra
(Michael J. Samra Realty )
Comments 5
In life, presentation is everything.  As a 27-year old man, I often hear people a little younger than me complain about not wanting to get "overly-dressed" for a certain function or outing.  And then ultimately I see those who don't tend to groom themselves at the highest of standards.  I don't m...

By Wendy Smith, Realtor Serving Lake Norman & Surrounding Areas
(Wendy Smith Team)
Comments 12
Great Location!  Convenient to Shopping, Dining and Across the Street from the Novant Hospital and Medical Center. Quick Access to I-77.  Centrally Located Between Lake Norman and Charlotte.  It's the Only Unit Available so Don't Delay!

By Lisa Galizia
(Pine Knoll Shores Realty)
Comments 8
If there's one thing I've found about living in Carteret County, it's there's never a short of rich history and fresh seafood. I work at a local restaurant in Beaufort, Aqua. We are known for our tapas and specialty drinks. If you hang around Beaufort long enough, there are many tours you can tak...

By Teresa Martin, Realtor
(eXp Realty Southern Oregon )
Comments 12
My name is Teresa, I am a Realtor in Southern Oregon and have lived here my whole life.  I have decided to start a blog about things that I love about being a Oregonian. Things that might be of interest to you when making a decision to stake your claim on this earth in the place I love the most. ...

By Heather Behrends, DIY Lifestyle Content Creator
(Made In A Pinch)
Comments 7
Are you searching for a creative way to save money in 2020? Or do you feel like you need a budget re-set after all the cash you spent over the holidays? A no-spend challenge could be exactly what you’re looking for! A no-spend challenge is a quick way to kick start your savings. And it can also h...

By Cassidy Melhorn, I am a real estate investor and owner of Volhomes
Comments 0
Are you wondering how to sell your house fast?Can you get cash for your Knoxville home quickly?Many people hire real estate agents to sell their homes, but this isn't the best way to sell your house when you need fast cash for the property. Knoxville Cash Housebuyers Are Quick! Selling through a ...

By Roger Perry, As one of the Top Producers in Los Angeles,
(Roger Perry)
Comments 4
CONTEMPORARY 180 Degree VIEW HOME!! Just REMODELED! A huge motor court welcomes you to over 9,300 sq.ft (per owner) w/ 5 bed/5.5 baths. Plus, an attached guest house w/1 bed/1 bath/kitchen/living room. Dramatically, high ceilings w/ an open floor plan. Enormous living room connects to an informal...

By MJ Hild, Management for absentee homeowners
(Dixie Property Services)
Comments 2
Why aren't the nightly rental management companies accountable for the people they let rent your home when you are an absentee owner?  The management sides with the renter and not the owner when extensive damage is done so they don't loose positive reviews.  In Utah these management companies req...

By SHELLY IRIZARRY, Default Real Estate Service
Comments 8
Charming Cape-Cod style home located on residential block in Rockville Centre. Enter through the front door into the Large Living Room With Cozy Fireplace. Continue to the Spacious Kitchen with Plenty of Cabinets. Home boasts Large Bedrooms, Full Bathroom, and Hardwood Floors Throughout! Generous...

By Stephanie Kane
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 10
🏡 16 Collins Way, Pelham, NH 🏡📆 Open House Sunday 1/12, 11am-1pm!💰 $479,000Start off the decade by moving into this captivatingly beautiful home! Welcome guests from the foyer that opens to the formal dining room and living area. Gorgeous dining area is great for hosting and is bathed in natural ...

By Tonya Leal, We shall never know all the good that a smile
(Best Real Estate Photographers)
Comments 7
At, we only list one photographer in each area so it’s easier for you to know who to work with, and you can get on with creating your marketing campaign and selling those homes. These photographers have shown themselves to be committed to learning and improving the...

By Don J. Wilkins Broker/SRES, "Your Shasta County Connection"
(GENESIS Real Estate)
Comments 3
CURRENT ACTIVE HOMES FOR SALE 606 total*, 624 last week, 652 last year"19 new listings last week vs. 19 in 2018"  CURRENT HOMES PENDING AND IN ESCROW 321 total*, 329 last week , 343 last year * total numbers are for Shasta County Residential sales only, East to Whitmore, north to Lakehead and Wes...

By Ryanne Larson
(Larson Realtors)
Comments 3
Recycling: it isn't just a good deed for the environment and our neighbors. It's a lifestyle. Looking to help a great cause? Think about how much of a difference recycling can make. Think about it this way, you are helping the world become a better place. It will also be helping everyone breathe ...

By Landon Moser
Comments 4
There are many ways that a Real Estate agent can loos their license. I chose to pick Incopentency to write about. It always seems like a good idea to become a real estate agent. Some think that it would be fun to walk through some beautiful homes. While others think it is a good way to make a lot...

By Laura Dalton, Industry observer
Comments 3
     Being a real estate professional is a responsibility in so many aspects. In order to avoid unwanted situtations Good Record Keeping becomes a vital part of conducting business.      I recently posted the question as to why it is important to keep good records to the active rain community. Th...

By Mortgage Lenders Laredo TX, Laredo mortgage lenders TX
(Mortgage Lenders Laredo TX)
Comments 4