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 Dustin Pitts, Realtor serving Dallas, Texas
(Dustin Pitts, REALTOR® | Dallas Real Estate Agent)
Overview of Disney Streets Dallas Homes for SaleThe history of the Disney Streets neighborhood in Dallas traces back to the mid-1950s when the area was developed with a whimsical touch by naming streets after beloved Disney characters like Cinderella Lane and Snow White Drive. These unique street names add to the neighborhood's charm and appeal, creating a distinct identity for the community. Furthermore, the original homes in Disney Streets date back to the 1960s, showcasing a rich architectural heritage that contributes to the area's character and allure. For instance, the ranch-style homes built during this era reflect the postwar housing trends prevalent at the time, offering a glimpse into the neighborhood's evolution over the years.Moreover, the emphasis on maintaining quality and...
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By Caden Johanson
I decided to write about one of the twenty-one ways you can lose your real estate license. One that stuck out to me was incompetency, because this one can be tricky. A real estate agent can do everything in their power to offer the best service, but if they aren't able to work out the intricacies of the trade, or certain legalities, it puts each person at risk involved in the transaction. Therefore, it would be a liability having someone licensed, while giving their best. effort can cause a lot of issues throughout the process. Many incompetencies are likely to occur when a real estate agent is just starting out, making it really important to find a broker to work for who is able to train you, and make sure you are taking all the right steps in order to not make critical mistakes early ...
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By Your Building Team, Home Builder
(Your Building Team)
Construction enthusiasts and DIY builders often find themselves seeking new and more efficient ways to build. The realm of construction is vast, comprising various building structures, each with its unique characteristics. One structural framework that has particularly stood out in recent years is the rigid frame building. Rigid frame buildings have carved a niche for themselves in the construction industry due to their remarkable durability and versatility. Suitable for a variety of applications, these buildings can withstand a range of pressures and conditions, making them an increasingly popular choice for today's construction projects. Exploring the Features of Rigid Frame BuildingsSo what exactly is a rigid frame building, and what makes it unique? As opposed to traditional constru...
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By Mike Najm, Mike Najm Realtor and Loan Officer NMLS #2064418
(Dalton Wade Inc)
 Title: "Delicious Discoveries: 10 Unforgettable Restaurants Near Walt Disney World" Introduction: Walt Disney World isn't just a theme park; it's a culinary paradise waiting to be explored. Beyond the gates of the Magic Kingdom lie an array of dining experiences that rival even the most magical attractions. Join us as we uncover the top 10 unforgettable restaurants near Walt Disney World, each offering its own delectable delights and enchanting ambiance. 1. Victoria & Albert's: A Symphony of Flavor Nestled within Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Victoria & Albert's is a culinary masterpiece offering a prix fixe menu featuring Japanese Kobe-style beef and Maine lobster. Prepare to be whisked away on a gastronomic journey fit for royalty. 2. California Grill: Dining Among the Stars...
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By Emil Veltre, Real Estate Agent-Clearwater Beach & Tampa Bay
(RE/MAX Action First)
Enchanting 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home in Eagle Manor OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionOpen House $584,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 2,002 sqftLot: 7,880 sqftYear Built: 1965MLS #: U8219081 Location 6820 11th Avenue NSt. Petersburg, FL 33710USA Emil Veltre RE/MAX Action First(727) 667-5592emil@therealestatepharmacist.com    Listed by: RE/MAX Action First  25 Causeway Blvd Clearwater Beach FL  33767 Our recent listings Breathtaking water views - ESCAPE to Paradise for 3 months or more! | $3,000 | Largo, FLWeekly Rental: Harborview Grande 3BR/2BTH Waterfront | $ | Clearwater Beach, FL Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby  properties for sale
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By LaShaun Gray Chapman, Real estate agent serving DC, Maryland & Virginia
(Century 21 Redwood)
Once upon a time in the land of Real Estateville, two homebuyers, Harley Happy and Sam Sullen, embarked on their journey to find their dream homes. Despite starting with similar aspirations, their paths diverged as they encountered different challenges during the home-buying process. Let's delve into the contrasting experiences of Harley, the joyful homeowner, and Sam, the skeptical buyer, and uncover the lessons they learned along the way.Harley Happy: A Smooth TransactionHarley, with his infectious smile and positive attitude, had a smooth sailing experience on his home-buying journey. His adventure began when he stumbled upon a charming property listed by proactive owners who had taken steps to ensure a seamless transaction.Pre-Listing Inspection: The owners of Harley's dream home ha...
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By Middy Matthews, The Arbor Move Team: The #1 team in Whitmore Lake
(Arbor Move)
Celebrity Connections: Stars Sending Their Kids to the University of Michigan Explore the connections between celebrities and the University of Michigan, including famous parents who have sent their children to U of M, emotional college transitions, and the impact on the university community. Introduction: Exploring Celebrity Connections to the University of Michigan The University of Michigan stands as a beacon of academic excellence that attracts students from diverse backgrounds, including celebrities entrusting their children's education to its renowned institution. [Arbor Move Real Estate Team](https://www.arbormove. href="">University of Michigan is showcased as a top-notch educational experience for f...
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By Seth Mayfield, Real Estate Consultant in Horseshoe Bay, TX
(Horseshoe Bay Real Estate Group)
In the vibrant city of Austin, where every corner holds a unique charm and every neighborhood tells a different story, the demand for top-tier real estate photography services is on the rise. As the real estate market continues to flourish, both sellers and agents are recognizing the importance of high-quality visuals to showcase properties in their best light. In this bustling market, it's crucial to partner with a photography company that not only understands the local landscape but also possesses the expertise to capture the essence of each property.Austin boasts a plethora of real estate photography companies, each offering its own blend of style, technique, and professionalism. From seasoned veterans to emerging talents, the options can be overwhelming. However, amidst this sea of ...
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       Incompetency, what exactly does it mean. Well according to Webster it quite simply means, "inadequate to or unsuitable for a particular purpose." I'm sure we have all come meet someone who may be incompetent. It can be difficult to deal or be around that person, it makes you feel frustrated and unwilling to be in presence of the individual. Incompetency can be a real problem, especially in the field of real estate. You get those agents or brokers that are just so unprofessional and just quite frankly hard to do to business with. But with a little try and grit you can become a very competent agent. Here are a few tips to help you overcome becoming incompetent.  Seek Feedback- request feedback from other agents and your broker to help you learn where the room for improvement is. Co...
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By Anthony Clate, CMI Inspector serving Horry & Georgetown counties.
(CRM Inspections)
Bathroom ventilation systems are designed to exhaust odors and moist air to the home's exterior. Typical systems consist of a ceiling fan unit connected to a duct that terminates at the roof. Fan Function   The fan may be controlled in one of several ways: Most are controlled by a conventional wall switch. A timer switch may be mounted on the wall. A wall-mounted humidistat can be pre-set to turn the fan on and off based on different levels of relative humidity. Newer fans may be very quiet but work just fine. Older fans may be very noisy or very quiet. If an older fan is quiet, it may not be working well. Inspectors can test for adequate fan airflow with a chemical smoke pencil or a powder puff bottle, but such tests exceed InterNACHI's Standards of Practice. Bathroom ventilation fans ...
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By Don Carter, Have funding for Commercial and Residential Real E
(Don Carter )
I am a direct Facilitator to several diverse Commercial Real Estate project Lenders,and they are well established and well capitalized and are pursuing top quality strong projects to fund.One of these Lenders funds International and Multi National projects for direct Principal Clients.They require strong Executive Summary and or Pitch Deck of the project and the Client should be able to contribute some Equity to the project.I have an overview I can send,I also will be having some other sound opportunities I will be presenting over the next few months based on my cultivated network of solid reputable opportunities.I look forward to assisting those direct Principals or direct rep in providinga diverse alternative options to move forward on in 2024.Don CarterFacilitator    
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By Nancy Moore, Assoc.Broker/Realtor In my hometown of Needham,MA
(Gibson Sotheby's International Realty)
 A pre-approval is  an indication from your lender that they're ready to finance a specific amount for your future home. Remember, the pre-approval amount is their maximum offer; only borrow what you're comfortable repaying. With more homes listed but inventory still below the norm, coupled with a recent decline in mortgage rates, competition is fierce. A Pre-approval not only demonstrates your seriousness to sellers but also positions you strategically in a market where demand outweighs supply. It showcases your financial readiness, having undergone credit and financial checks, giving you an edge in a competitive market. The expertise and support provided by an experienced Realtor such as Nancy Moore Needham Realtor, can significantly enhance the home buying process. Her knowledge, neg...
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By Darrick Olsen | Marilyn Trabaccone, We specialize in Golf and Ski Resort Properties
(Trabaccone Olsen Advisors | Engel & Völkers Park City)
Finding Your Ideal Home: Exploring Park City's Diverse NeighborhoodsIntroduction:Welcome to our blog post where we will take you on a journey through the various neighborhoods of Park City, helping you find the perfect place to call home. From prestigious gated communities like Red Cloud, Deer Crest, Bald Eagle Club, Empire Pass, Nakoma, and Bannerwood, to charming neighborhoods like Aerie, Thaynes, Park Meadows, Sun Peak, and Silver Springs, we will highlight areas that offer unique amenities and are popular for primary residential living.Deer Valley- Red Cloud: Immerse yourself in ski-in/ski-out luxury in Red Cloud in Empire Pass, an upscale community known for its panoramic views and luxurious residences.- Empire Pass: Elevate your mountain living experience in Empire Pass, a sought-...
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Renovating your basement is a transformative journey that not only enhances the aesthetics of your home but also unlocks a wealth of potential space. Whether you're looking to create a cozy living area, a home office, a game room, or even a stylish guest suite, a well-executed basement renovation can add significant value to your property. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the key aspects of basement renovation, from planning and design to execution and the potential return on investment.Planning and Design:Before diving into the renovation process, meticulous planning and thoughtful design are crucial. Identify the purpose of your basement space – is it an entertainment area, an additional bedroom, or a combination of functionalities? Consider factors such as lighting, insul...
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By Klapperich Real Estate, Family-owned Wisconsin real estate firm since 1979
(Klapperich Real Estate)
Klapperich Real Estate continues to help guide buyers and sellers as it celebrates its 45th year as an independent real estate firm. The real estate company specializes in single family homes, condos, waterfront, investment properties, and land sales.“The growth of the company can be attributed to our customers, agents and support staff, past and present, that share in the same culture of high standards, professionalism and ethics. We realize there are a lot of options today when selecting a firm or agent to help you buy or sell. It’s important to choose wisely because there can be huge differences.” said Steve Klapperich, managing broker.Trusted guidance to buying and selling homes has always been the foundation to success at Klapperich Real Estate. There is an unrivaled dedication tow...
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By Robb Harpster & Tera Barker, Residential real estate services in Central Ohio
(Century 21 Excellence Realty)
Dublin, Ohio, is known for its scenic beauty, a vibrant Irish festival, and as the home of Wendy's fast-food chain. But for those looking for more than just the average suburban dwelling, Muirfield Village stands out as a premier destination. Packed with charm, luxury, and a host of amenities, Muirfield Village homes are the epitome of modern, comfortable living. Let's explore why home buyers and Dublin residents are flocking to this one-of-a-kind neighborhood.Unveiling Muirfield Village: Your Idyllic Home AwaitsTucked in the heart of Dublin, the Muirfield Village community has an allure that's hard to resist. From its inception in the 1970s to its ever-evolving present-day charm, Muirfield Village offers residents a taste of the good life. With meticulously planned neighborhoods, each ...
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By Tyler Park
Im brand new to Real Estate. What advice would you seasoned agents give to someone just entering the field?
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By Michael Lamirande, Listing&buyer Agent/ leasing and investment proper
(Long & Foster)
Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, lies the quaint and charming village of Skippack. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of big city life, Skippack offers a serene retreat for those seeking a tranquil yet vibrant community to call home. From its rich history to its thriving local scene, there are countless reasons why choosing to live in Skippack is an exceptional decision.Embracing Small-Town CharmSkippack exudes a timeless small-town charm that instantly captivates visitors and residents alike. Stroll down its tree-lined streets adorned with historic buildings, boutique shops, and cozy cafes, and you'll feel transported to a bygone era. The sense of community here is palpable, with neighbors greeting each other warmly and local businesses ...
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By Jose Segarra, When Experience Matters, Hire Real Estate Veteran
(Homevets Realty LLC)
Embarking on unexpected journeys is a hallmark of life, and my recent venture from the world of real estate into the realm of politics, and back again, has been nothing short of enlightening. In this blog post, I want to share the valuable lessons I've learned along the way. From Property Listings to Political CampaignsThe transition from real estate to politics was not a leap I had initially planned. However, the experience proved to be a unique chapter in my professional life. Here are some insights gained during this unexpected detour: Lesson 1: Embrace the UnpredictabilityThe real estate market, like politics, is inherently unpredictable. Economic shifts, policy changes, and community sentiments all play a role in shaping both landscapes. Embrace the uncertainty, and rather than fea...
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