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 Brianna Turner
Comments 11
If you plan on being dishonest in your career in real estate as a sales agent, broker, appraiser, etc., you better think again. It doesn't only affect you, but also the client and those you work with. In my opinion, it's probably the worst thing on the list of ways to lose your license. It's not ...

By Dafina Sharpe, Attorney practicing in New York
(Dollars Plus Sense)
Comments 9
(This post may contain some affiliate links. which means if you click the link and sign up I receive a commission. All opinions are always 100% mine and I don't work with any product or company that I don't use and love.) Were you lucky enough to get a stimulus check? If so, find out the best way...

By Joe Trusty, Real Estate Website Development Expert
(Norcal Web Designs)
Comments 10
I'm trying to flip a house with a huge inground pool in Sacramento. Upon first glance this pool looks like an absolute nightmare. I'm looking for suggestions on where I can find a pool contractor to come and take a look at the thing. I'm looking on Angies List, Yelp, Craigslist, a Pool Contractor...

By Shalom Drizin, Shalom Drizin is a real estate professional.
(Fieldbridge Associates LLC)
Comments 6
Lofts are any wide-open apartment spaces with no or few internal walls, and usually only with one floor.Although lofts are most often associated with NYC, where loft living is commonly assumed born, nowadays, these type of apartments can be found in many neighborhoods.Living in lofts can provide ...

By Neeraj | Real Estate Investor, Connecting Real Estate Investor, Wholesaler, Buyer
(Investors Gone Wild)
Comments 10
How to generate Real Estate Leads? Hello everyone, I Help Sellers meet Buyers :) I am Neeraj, a Real Estate Investor and Broker offering lots of Crazy Exclusive Deals in California. I have been practicing Real Estate Investing and Wholesaling from quite a long time and I know how to get offers ac...

By Tobias Schnellbacher, Practical Real Estate Marketing Strategies
(Valhalla Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 9
Because of the current Corona situation, virtual house tours become more and more popular. But this is not just a trend out of necessity because of this situation, there are actually some promising stats that might make you want to consider using more virtual house tours for your real estate bus...

By ROBYN SELNER - Parkland, CooperCity, Davie, Weston, SW BROWARD - Pembroke Pines, Parkland, SW Ranches
(The Best Native Floridian Realtor)
Comments 9
5 Tips to Help Keep Germs Out of Your Home Just a few short weeks ago, “spring cleaning” meant taking advantage of the longer days to dust off your home and make it nice and shiny for the warmer months. Today, we’re living a new reality.  The COVID-19 pandemic has brought us all together. We are ...

By Jenna Campbell, Owner Lantern Lane Designs Blog
(Lantern Lane Designs)
Comments 7
Many years ago my husband and I moved into what I thought was our forever home on Lantern Lane.  We no longer live in that home but while we lived there I did countless DIY projects and spent many hours decorating our house to make it a home. We sold our home on Lantern Lane on whim (and quicker ...

By Kyle Webster, One-Source Property Solutions Company
(Cash For Homes Pittsburgh)
Comments 0
So, you need to sell my house fast Pittsburgh-PA? Don’t sweat it! We understand how nerve racking it can be to sell a Pittsburgh home or sell you rental house Pittsburgh in today’s housing market, especially if you can’t wait 3-6 months to get what you want for it.In this article we will discuss ...

By Drew Rothkopf, Short term rentals.
(Alpenglow Property Rentals LLC)
Comments 3
Focusing on fiduciary duties to clients has been a core principle for real estate professionals for a long time, and now more than ever, people need to be able to count on who they are supposed to be able to count on. Covid 19 has affected just about every part of our planet, some people and indu...

By Joey Zarrillo, I'm a Navy veteran serving Eastern Jackson County
(RE/MAX Heritage)
Comments 9
So many people have recently asked what rates are doing and what's going on in this crazy market right now.Rates are still low and it's a great time to buy or refi your existing home loan. Most lenders have cut back on more of the riskier loans and stopped offering them for now.The biggest change...

By Shane Simone, Say HI!
Comments 9
 My experience with other sales agents who had misrepresented the products and services that I sold was the reason I quit my last job. The culture of ethics was overshadowed by the need to sell. I will not name the company that I worked for, but they have lost several major lawsuits in the past f...

By Eddy Gongora
Comments 9
When is comes advertising a listing. It is importnt one must be truthful in advertising. You must be careful not to mislead and present accurate information. False advertising is one of many ways you could lose your license, so it's important as a real estate agent /realtor to work with honesty a...
Should I allow dual Agency ? When you are bying or selling a home, dual agency should be avoided. You should never allow your real estatre agent to stop exclusively representing You. It is precisely what happens when you allow dual agency. Your real estate agent whom you hired becomes a neutral p...

By Ron Beebe, Taking The Sting Out Of Home Lending
(Univest Home Loans)
Comments 10
Let's face it, each and every one of us who serve our collective customers in the real estate sector are working "covertly" because of COVID. We toil in our home offices (or dining room tables, or closets-turned-workspace, etc) and try to stay in a semi-professional setting, while continuing to g...

By Sharlene Mulchandani, Property Management Software
Comments 8
eCommerce is an exploding industry.  Merchants and consumers love the convenience of online shopping, and that convenience shouldn’t stop at retail.  Here’s five reasons you, a landlord, should think about offering online credit card payments too.1. Convenience for your tenantsA rental payment is...

By Emily Weidenfeller, Real Estate Intern/Employee working for Berkshire
(Rocky Mountain Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 8
Colorado & TexasI am a student at CU and have been working for BHHS Boulder Real Estate a few months now. To give you guys an idea of the quality of golf clubs in the Boulder area, I was asked to compare Boulder golf courses with Texas golf courses. While I will discuss a variety of the golf cour...

By Bruce Phares, 30+ years of Seattle residential representation
(Windermere Real Estate/Northwest, Inc)
Comments 6
We track on a daily basis in-city Seattle Active and Pending listings, to understand the pulse of the market in real time. During the COVID-19 Shelter In Place in Seattle, Active and Pending volumes have changed along and take a look at how...

By Angelo Menezes, South Florida Waterfront Property Inspector Expert
(Certified Inspectors, LLC)
Comments 10
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By Kingrise Finance Limited, we are leading providers of Loans, BG, DLC, SBLC.
(Kingrise Finance Limited)
Comments 0
  Kingrise Finance Limited is a leading provider of standby letter of credit (SBLC).leasebg, #sblcprovider #leasebankguarantee We are also direct providers of business loans, international project funding, Standby Letter of Credit (SBLC), Letter of Credit (LC/DLC) Bank Guarantee (BG), Performance...