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 Jeffrey MacBain
(Procopio Real Estate)
It will be love at first sight with the awe-inspiring views alone at 8861 W Shellman. Boasting over 6 acres of land & 700 feet of lakefront property, you can have all the outdoor space you want, with the privacy you need. Through the front door, you’re met with a grandiose staircase & immediate view of the water. One step further & find yourself in a spacious open-concept first floor with floor-to-ceiling windows & fireplace with stonework that flows to cathedral ceilings. If the kitchen is the heart of the home, this one beats stronger than most with stainless appliances, a Bertazzoni range & Cambria quartz countertops sure to impress any chef. Direct access to the deck off the additional dining space allows for indoor & outdoor to be one. The first-floor master is truly a “suite” with...
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By cristina carroz
so, this is my first post, I don't know what to post about so... I'm learning and I'll make mistakes and then I'll fix them. Hope no one reads this 
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By David Orosz
     I lived in the above building for a year. When My lease ended. I was month to month. Landlord sent a notice that in 3 months the rent would increase 100$ in June. June first I pay 850 for my apartment. Landlord sends me a notice that he is not renewing my lease and I'm to move out in 60 days. I I leave in june he wont charge me Julys Rent. Says he is remodeling and all of june he was renoviationg the plance and I moved out in two days. This is the reason I'm going into realestate. I never want to have a slum lord again.  
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By Kate Utley
Misrepresentation in real estate can be difficult to pinpoint. When a real estate agent makes a property seem a certain way, or even blatantly states untrue facts, it can be easily disguised. In the article, "What Is Misrepresentation in a Real Estate Litigation Case?" Attorney Jaclyn Kallie tells a story of a case dealing with misrepresentation in which the agent lied to a client about the square-footage of the land that they bought. The original agreement was to pay per square-foot, and the client ended up paying a lot more than the property was worth. The client ended up sueing the defendants. This is just one example of the many different types of misrepresentation. It is very important for all agents to know that the information given to a client is correct, and it is important for...
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By Stephen Foster, Real Estate Consulting
(C3 Real Estate Solutions)
Looking to restructure current Mentor Program.  Would love to hear "Mentor Program" ideas from around the globe.  Ready, set, go.................
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By Jeff Shipwash, Home Buyer/House Flipper
(Shipwash Properties LLC)
When I first started my business just this year, I was obsessing for days over what my logo would look like. I wanted to stand out from the other real estate investment companies. I hired a freelancer to design my logo. She probably hated me due to the revision requests I sent over. After it was all said and done, I still wasn't happy. It certainly stood out from some of my competitors, but I was never 100% satisfied. I had this obsession that I wanted a brand that would immediately stand out above the rest. I overcomplicated this entire process. After spending hundreds of dollars on marketing materials with my newly designed logo, it hit me. No one gives a crap what your logo is!  A Change of DirectionLet’s face it, real estate is competitive. Whether you are an agent, broker, or an in...
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Mold remediation is a valuable addition to the professional services offered to date. By dealing with a wide range of cleaning services and helping people to restore their damaged property, mold remediation has become the newest available option to meet the needs of customers.Mold might be present in your business premises or home and affect your daily life even when no actual mold is visible. Discoloration, musty odor, water intrusion, and adverse human health effects are significant indicators that mold growth is present in your property.Mold experts use advanced professional tools, equipment, and techniques to address mold problems following the mold remediation protocol. Mold remediation chemicals are commonly used to kill mold spores in various facilities. Mold experts provide a fu...
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By Tyson Seable, Working on my license!
While working on my Utah Real Estate Sales Agent License on AgentProfesser, I have become aware of the 21 ways to lose your real estate agent license. One topic that really struck me in these studies was the importance of honesty. I believe honesty applies to almost every aspect of working in the field of real estate.For the past two years, I have worked as a used auto dealer alongside my high school and college studies. Cars are very complicated machines that can have many different problems, and with me selling over 130 cars in the past two years I have dealt with a variety of unique issues. I have personally been cheated by mechanics, auction inspectors, other dealers, and everyday people. Individuals often hide major issues on inspections or downplay problems, which has taught me so...
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By Margie Wright, Helping your dreams become a reality is my passion
(Hurst Real Estate & Auction FL#5744)
Welcome to August! Summer is winding down, and school is starting back up. For some, keeping the house clean with kids back in school can be harder than normal. Who wants to help clean up the house after spending hours at a desk all day? It can be rough to get the motivation going to clean up, and it can be harder on parents to try and tackle it all themselves. Cleaning rarely is a fun activity, but it's not impossible to make it fun - for you and the kids both. With these few easy tips, you'll find that keeping your home clean can be easier! Even if you don't have children, these tips are still very useful. In the long run, these tips will help you spend less time cleaning up and give you more free time to spend as you please.Let's break these tips up by room. KitchenThe kitchen can qu...
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By Jaime Becerra, Houston Premium Homes Realty Group
(Houston Premium Homes Realty Group)
If you are looking to purchase or sell your home in Kingwood, Texas please contact me at 832-479-1630.  I am a designated Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) and an HAR Platinum Agent with 15+ years of sales and marketing experience (with an MBA).Kingwood is a 14,000 acre master-planned community located in northeast Houston, Texas, United States. The majority of the community is located in Harris County with a small portion in Montgomery County. Known as the Livable Forest, it is the largest master-planned community in Harris County and second-largest within the 10-county Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. It is on the east fork of the San Jacinto River.Ready to Sell your home or thinki...
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By allison umberson, 20+ Years Staging Homes in Russell County AL
Allison Umberson Home Staging and Interiors 
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Reasons To Invest In Real Estate In MexicoLet’s talk about how investing in Mexico Real Estate is a great option to take into account, especially the Riviera Maya and Yucatan, which have positioned themselves as two of the areas where foreign investment and especially real estate investment is booming. An excellent commercial relationship with a long list of countries and a privileged geographical location, makes the option of investing in Mexico increasingly greater, especially in real estate. Undoubtedly, Mexico has great wealth that makes tourism one of the country’s main economic engines, and all businesses that directly or indirectly are related to it. Mexico offers culture, traditions, gastronomy, impressive beaches, and treatment to the tourist, which you find in few places in th...
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By Robert Wallace, I help Land Owners who need to sell land quickly!
(Vacant Land Solutions)
Land Buyer-Ready to Purchase Today!I have been ready to buy for several weeks, with no luck. I understand that demand is high and inventory is low. Here is what I am searching for….Minimum of 2 acres but up to 20 acres acceptable.Acreage can have mix of pasture, timber, row crop, but must have at least 2 acres of tillable soil for a small garden operation.Within 60 minutes of Charleston in any direction.Can have an existing older house although not a requirement.Sheds/Outbuildings are an added bonus.Ponds/Creek would be another bonus, but no floodplains.Utilities on site or reasonably close/available.If you have a property that checks a few of these boxes please reach out to me!I appreciate you,Robert Wallace843-564-8438 
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By Dawn Pfaff, President of the Nationwide MLS
(MY State MLS)
In 2006, I bought a “Manufactured Housing Community” in rural upstate New York, just south of Albany. I started building new, beautiful manufactured homes in the park that looked like modular or even site-built homes, as well as attached garages. I wanted to list these homes in my local Multiple Listing Service, but manufactured homes on a land lease were not allowed. Manufactured homes built after 1976 are built to HUD code, meaning manufactured housing is a home, built to federal building standards, for which owners can receive a mortgage. But MLSs still don’t see them as “real” property. In short, they look down on “trailer parks” and mobile home living, and they don’t want those listings on the MLS. A long list of frustrations drove me to create NY State MLS in 2009, but this was ne...
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By Sebastian Mosquera, One-Stop Shop for all Real Estate
(The Code Solution)
Most people fail to realize the home inspections are not just for potential homebuyers. Sellers can also benefit from a pre-listing inspection before you put your home on the market. Although a seller's inspection is by no means required to sell a home, a recent report by the Zillow Group found that roughly 25% of all sellers elect to have their home inspected prior to contacting a realtor. Not only are pre-listing inspections relatively affordable, but they can also save you a lot of time and headache in not only prepping your home for sale but also once your home is listed. It's also important to note that agents representing buyers are also generally required to complete a walkthrough of your property to help identify potential issues for their clients. Wouldn't you rather have your...
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By Nelson Goodreau, Your Denver Foothills Expert!
(Keller Williams Foothills Realty, LLC)
10978 Schweigert Avenue Conifer CO 80433   Your mountain retreat awaits! Close-in dry cabin on 1+ acre heavily treed lot. Make no mistake, this is rustic! Cabin has electricity and there is a functional well on the property however, there is no inside plumbing. There is a composting toilet inside and a functional outhouse in the back. The cabin has a loft bedroom and rear deck that overlooks abundant aspen and pine and there is a large storage shed on the property. It sits away from a lightly traveled dirt road, the nights are super quiet and the sky is so black, the Milky Way is easily visible. Close to State Park, hiking trails, South Platt River and zip lining. Deer and elk are regular visitors. PROPERTY DETAILS   MLS ID 6834529   $199,000   Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 0 Acres: 1.11   Sq...
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By Jessica Weaver
Walt Disney is, perhaps, the most famous real life example of an undisclosed principal in real estate and reveals exactly why someone may choose to be undisclosed in a real estate transaction.Walt Disney needed a large plot of land to put his new amusement park. He narrowed it down to the perfect spot in Orlando. The first obstacle was that he needed many different plots of land owned by different people. Walt knew that if he made his plans to place his new park there, the price of the land would go up like crazy. People were curious who could be buying so much land and what for.In order to keep such a large secret, Disney made several fake companies to buy up different plots of land. He used Florida based real estate agents and had them work through his lawyer in New York City. He made...
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By Richard Ugbah, Richard Ugbah: Atlanta GA. based real estate agent
In a seller’s market, the sellers are likely to make good, steady profits. There are more buyers contacting them than they’re used to. However, this is bad for buyers because they have more competitors to deal with, and the sales prices will increase. There are obvious signs for real estate buyers and sellers to look out for in a seller’s market.   Human Migrations There are certain points in time when large influxes of people move from one location to another. A modern example is the large migration of Central Americans into North America, particularly to the U.S. When there are massive waves of migration into specific cities and towns, most people would assume that many of these migrants will become homeowners. They may plan to purchase the home upfront, make an inspection or they pl...
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By Shayna Davidov Hanson, Longtime, Trustworthy, Miami Real Estate.
Una Residences is truly a collaboration by the best of the best as its design architecture and interior design will be spearheaded by the award-winning Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, famous for designing the world’s tallest structure the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, as well as the building projected to surpass it, the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia. The executive architect of Una will be Revuelta Architectural International with lush landscaping by well-known Swiss landscape architect, Enzo Enea.Una Residences will be located at 175 SE 25th Road and will be the 1st new construction condo project in South Brickell since 2004. Una is estimated for completion in the summer of 2022. Call for more info 786-288-6161
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