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 Spencer Rivers, Specialist in marketing Calgary luxury homes
(Synterra Realty)
Calgary Real Estate Market April 2024 Update: Key Insights for Home Buyers and Sellers [Comprehensive Guide]The Calgary real estate market for April 2024 is a critical focal point for home buyers and sellers alike. Staying informed about the latest trends, statistics, and insights in Calgary's real estate landscape is paramount for making informed decisions. As a home buyer or seller, understanding the current market conditions can significantly impact your real estate journey.In this update, we delve into the key trends and statistics shaping the Calgary real estate market in April 2024. A deep dive into the market data can provide valuable insights for those looking to buy or sell properties in Calgary. By staying abreast of the market dynamics, you can position yourself strategically...
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By Kymberli McDowell
(Raise the Rank)
Hey there, friends! Have you ever wondered how to keep your sinks and toilets happy and running smoothly? Well, you're in luck because today Admiral Plumbingtn is going to talk about some super simple tricks to keep your drains clear and clog-free, whether it's in the kitchen, bathroom, or toilet. Let's dive in!Tricks for Kitchen Sinks: No Grease, please: When you're cooking up a storm in the kitchen, it's important to remember not to pour grease down the sink. Grease might look all liquid when it's hot, but as it cools down, it can turn into a sticky mess that clogs up your pipes. Instead, let the grease cool off in a container and throw it in the trash. Be Kind to Your Garbage Disposal: Garbage disposals are like superheroes for your sink, but they have their limits too. Avoid shoving...
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By Star Real Estate, Premier Realtor in California
(Star Real Estate)
Whether you're looking to buy your dream home in Roseville or sell your property  for top dollar, Star Real Estate is your trusted partner in navigating the Roseville real estate market with ease and confidence. In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into the essential steps, expert tips, and invaluable insights to help you make the most informed decisions when buying or selling a home in Roseville. Understanding the Roseville Real Estate Market: It's important to understand the current situation of the Roseville real estate market before beginning the purchasing or selling process. Roseville is a dynamic real estate market with shifting house prices, variable inventory levels, and changing buyer preferences because of its advantageous location, strong economy, and variety of housing ...
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By Jeromy Black, Aspiring agent
Let us talk about your license and how to lose it before you even have it. Most people would never willingly break rules, but it happens. Intentionally or not, if you break rules your license could be suspended and you will likely face sanctions from the commission. One individual in charge of a campground and paid a portion of the campsite fees faced legal trouble since neither himself nor the owner were aware that he needed a real estate license to do so but still faced a $5,000 fine. This could also be considered incompetency for not researching the requirements for such a position, which is another way to lose your license. While he could still get a license after facing the sanctions of the commission and paying his fine it could cause anyone who looks him up to have doubts due to ...
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By Marina Ellis, I am writer by choice
(Sterling Homes Edmonton)
Building your dream home can be an unbelievably rewarding experience, offering the ultimate in customization and personalization. However, starting on this journey can feel daunting, especially if you're exploring the process for the first time. But fear not! With careful planning, the right home builder, and a clear understanding of the steps involved, building your dream home in Canada can be a smooth and even stress-free experience.   This guide will provide you with the knowledge & resources, including the best home builder Edmonton, to make informed decisions and confidently begin the journey.  Is Building a Home the Right Move for You?It's important to determine whether construction is the correct decision for you before jumping in wholeheartedly. Consider your timeframe, desired ...
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By Misti Davis
(None )
Seems like a straightforward scenario, right? Well as a matter of fact, it is pretty straightforward when it comes to what you do that can jeopardize a real estate license. What is less straight forward is which classification your infraction will fall under. There are so many to choose from, and very likely if you have committed an action that qualifies as one of them, it will likely constitute as another one as well! I am not sure how the regulation authorities handle such complaints, as I am still new to this education, but how interesting it must be to hear some of these disciplinary meetings. For example, let's say that there was an agent who completed the documentation that was needed and received funds due, then when it came to getting that documentation where it needed to go, th...
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In a landmark decision that promises to reshape the landscape of real estate brokerage, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has reached a proposed $418 million settlement in a lawsuit concerning real estate commissions. This pivotal moment marks a significant shift in the way real estate services and compensation are managed, offering both challenges and opportunities for realtors. Here’s what you need to understand about the changes ahead… The Essence of the SettlementThe NAR has brokered a deal to settle claims related to broker commissions, a move aimed at eliminating litigation for over one million NAR members and numerous real estate entities. This settlement, pending court approval, encompasses all NAR members, state/territorial and local REALTOR® associations, association-...
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Are you planning a getaway to the beautiful Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area? Look no further than our exquisite condo rentals, where luxury meets comfort, and breathtaking views await you at every turn. Whether you're seeking a romantic escape, a family adventure, or a relaxing retreat with friends, our Gulf Shores Orange Beach condo rentals provide the perfect setting for an unforgettable vacation.Gulf Shores Condo Rentals: Your Gateway to ParadiseImagine waking up to the sound of gentle waves lapping against the shore, with the sun peeking through your window, inviting you to start another day in paradise. Our Gulf Shores condo rentals offer just that and more. Nestled along the stunning coastline of Alabama's Gulf Coast, our properties provide direct access to pristine beaches, whe...
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By Dan McElfresh, Your St. Louis real estate & lifestyle guide
(St. Louis Living powered by ExP Realty)
Purchasing a home is a milestone that many of us dream of, but the journey to turning that key for the first time can be filled with uncertainty and stress. That's where Emily and the team at Flat Branch Home Loans shine, transforming the daunting into the doable, the complex into the clear.The Journey to Mortgage MasteryEmily's venture into the mortgage industry was sparked by her own home-buying experience. Understanding firsthand the rollercoaster of emotions and the avalanche of questions that come with purchasing a home, she embarked on a mission: to demystify the mortgage process for others. Emily is not just any loan officer; she's a guide, a supporter, and, most importantly, a listener who knows that at the heart of every mortgage is a dream waiting to be realized.A Personal Tou...
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By Chris Tritter, Home Inspector for Calgary & Surrounding Areas
(The Calgary Home Inspector Corp.)
Purchasing your first home is a thrilling adventure, filled with hopes and dreams of the future. Yet, amidst this excitement, it's essential to ground your decision in the reality of the home's condition. This is where the crucial role of a home inspection comes into play. For first-time buyers, understanding and participating in this process is vital, not just for peace of mind but also for the longevity and safety of your investment.Understanding the Purpose of a Home InspectionA home inspection is a thorough examination of the property's physical structure and systems, from the roof down to the foundation. For a first-time buyer, this process serves as a safeguard against unseen issues, offering a transparent view of the home's condition. It's an educational opportunity, providing a ...
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By Allen M., LA Realtor! We Sell Los Angeles! DRE:01996333
NAR settlement just made every realtor an employee now.This means that a few GQ Realtors will get all the listings and double end every deal. The buyer's agent is dead, Finished, and gone. If you are a realtor, there is no need for you to renew the NAR and associated state's association of realtors membership. It is going to be a blood bath, we were sold down the river.Who won? GQ TV show Realtors won, everyone else is a loser.Just like what they did to the loan officers, all realtors are employees now and there is no need for about 90% of us, we are finished, period. This is the direct result of leaving one's faith in a membership! Every realtor enabled NAR to sell them down the river, how? Paying the Darn dues! They were never interested in helping us, never. Anytime one called the ML...
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By Trophy Point Realty Group, Trophy Point Realty Group is your go-to team
(Trophy Point Realty Group)
Trophy Point Realty Group is your go-to team of expert Savannah area realtors, dedicated to all your real estate needs. With a deep understanding of the local market and a passion for helping clients achieve their goals, we are committed to delivering exceptional service from start to finish. When it comes to buying, selling, or investing in properties in the Savannah area, we have you covered. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer looking for that perfect home, a military family making a sudden move, or an investor seeking opportunities, we are here to assist you. We take the time to understand your unique needs, preferences, and financial considerations to match you with properties that align with your vision and goals. Give us a call!With their dedicated team of experienced real esta...
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By Cameron Young, Electrical Contractors
(Electrical Contractors In Locust Grove, GA)
Electrical Installation ServicesPlanning to construct a new home or thinking about a remodel? Let the licensed electricians in Locust Grove, handle your electrical installation needs with their high-quality services. From the intricacies of lighting fixtures to the complexities of electrical panels, and the broad scope of wiring networks, their electrical wizards have you covered. They're adept at ensuring your residence is powered up and running smoothly.Electrical Contractors In Locust Grove, expertise isn't limited to residential properties. Their local commercial electricians can masterfully install security systems, power distribution units, and even energy management systems for your business, ensuring everything is up to standard. With their help, your electrical systems will not...
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By Grayscale Homes, Grayscale Homes is provide interior design service
(Grayscale Homes)
 In the ever-evolving world of interior design, one trend continues to captivate homeowners and designers alike: grayscale interiors. With its timeless elegance, sophisticated allure, and versatility, grayscale design has become a staple in homes across New Jersey. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the enchanting world of grayscale homes interior designer in New Jersey, uncovering its origins, discussing its key elements, and revealing why it's the go-to choice for discerning homeowners in the Garden State.The Rise of Grayscale Homes Interior DesignGrayscale interior design has been gaining popularity in recent years, thanks to its ability to create spaces that are both chic and timeless. Originating from the principles of minimalism and modernism, grayscale design embraces a p...
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By Danny Stewart, PR Rep for Pillar To Post in the US
(Pillar To Post)
Pillar To Post, the largest home inspection company in North America, has announced a complete brand refresh that is intended to provide new and existing franchise business owners with a more enticing and profitable franchise opportunity than ever before. The systemwide revamp is also intended to keep Pillar To Post on track with its anticipated growth goals.To expand its network of franchise business owners, Pillar To Post is actively seeking individuals interested in building multi-inspector teams. While home inspection or real estate experience is welcomed, it is considered optional. The brand aims to accelerate its growth in both new and established markets through streamlined training approaches, technological advancements, and the proven support of a traditional franchise system. ...
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By Green Origin Homes, Build your dream home designed for your lifestyle.
(Green Origin Homes)
Welcome to the ultimate guide on green homes and sustainable living. At Green Origin Homes, we are committed to promoting eco-friendly practices and providing valuable insights into creating sustainable living spaces.What are Green Homes?Green homes are residential buildings designed to minimize their environmental impact by utilizing renewable energy sources, reducing energy consumption, and employing eco-friendly materials and technologies.Benefits of Green HomesEnvironmental BenefitsGreen homes help reduce carbon emissions, conserve natural resources, and protect ecosystems. By incorporating energy-efficient features such as solar panels and LED lighting, homeowners can significantly decrease their carbon footprint.Economic BenefitsWhile the initial cost of building a green home may ...
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By Charlie Nugent, Realtor Specializing in the Avenir Community
(Charlie Sells Avenir)
Avenir, a flourishing community nestled in the picturesque landscape of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, represents a new frontier in residential living. It combines modern luxury with the tranquility of nature. This innovative community is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after destinations for those looking to relocate, and for good reason. From its eco-friendly initiatives to its strategic location, Avenir offers compelling reasons for prospective residents to consider making it their new home. Unparalleled Living SpacesAvenir sets the standard for modern living with a diverse range of housing options designed by world class architects and builders K. Hovnanian, Toll Brothers, Kenco Communities, DiVosta, and GL Homes, to suit any lifestyle. Whether you're looking for a cozy townho...
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By Holly Porter, We rise by lifting others.
A quick introduction: I am a NEW realtor, in the beautiful state of Virginia.  I never thought I had the right personality or quite enough pizzazz to be successful in this line of work, so as a young person, Real Estate never crossed my mind as a career path.   After high school, I chose the college route.  I earned my BBA & MBA and worked for over a decade in finance for a government contractor.  Then life happened, babies happened, and I decided to put my career on hold to raise my 3 children.  Skip ahead 10 years, I never went back to the corporate world.  I realized it was never right for me.  I am a people person and I thrive when I am serving others and finding ways to make their lives better.  I am in my 3rd year working at NewTown Auction Gallery in Stephens City, VA (though thi...
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By Kukun--240-483-3649 Franklin Carroll, Elite client engagement tools and proptech
(Kukun, Inc.)
While all realtors recognize the importance of generating leads and dedicate significant time to it, far fewer invest substantial efforts into customer retention. Consequently, despite achieving high levels of customer satisfaction, many struggle to secure repeat business. Research conducted by Remax indicates that although approximately 90% of clients were happy with their realtors and expressed willingness to do business with them again, a mere 17% actually did. While some of this discrepancy may be attributed to clients no longer residing in that local market, after all many people selling a home do so because they are moving far away, those who used a realtor to buy a home could be expected to return when selling later down the road. Assuming that roughly half of the polled individu...
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By Driggers Living, Real estate agents serving Horry/Georgetown County
(Fathom Realty)
            2500 DRAYMOHR COURT MOUNT PLEASANT SC 29466 $740,000 | 4 BEDROOMS | 2.5 BATHROOMS | 2 CAR PARKING |  2432 SQUARE FEET  | MLS: 24005943     Enjoy Upscale Mt. Pleasant living with this completely remodeled home. This dream home that you have been waiting for is now within reach in sought-after Park West! This home is nestled at the end of a serene cup-de-sac with nearly 2500 sq. ft. Luxury living is redefined with this four bedroom townhome that boasts generous lawns that wrap around this home offering massive privacy on a wooded lot. The roof has brand new architectural shingles from 2022, complemented by a new gutter system fitted with top-tier LeafGuard which gives the home wonderful curb appeal. The attached two car garage has been painted, drywalled, and boasts a new stor...
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