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 Brandt Ellwood, Real estate agent serving Denver
(Keller Williams)
  8751 Pearl Street G1 Thornton CO 80229   You do not want to miss this immaculate 3-bedroom, 3-bath townhome on a corner lot in the Town Center Estates. Pride of ownership shines through in this meticulously maintained home ready for you to move right into. The spacious kitchen boasts beautiful wood cabinetry, newer flooring, and a slider leading to a private patio. Enjoy an open concept main floor layout with a cozy fireplace in the living room. Upstairs, the primary bedroom is accented by an en-suite bathroom. Other features include plenty of storage space in the attached 2-car garage. You will love the easy access to the multiple grassy areas around the home. Conveniently located within walking distance of plenty of shopping and dining, and 5 minutes from I-25 to make commuting to w...
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By Ashley Leigh, #1 Selling Team in Prince William County
(Linton Hall Realtors)
A breath-taking equestrian property set in an impressive 13-acre lot Nestled in the rolling hills of scenic Aldie, this charming three-level residence has everything you want in a home and more!Tucked away on top of the rising knoll, this wonderful home takes privacy and comfortable living in a whole new level. It features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and 3988 square feet of living space, providing all the space you need for fun and entertainment.Professionally painted and newly carpeted, the interior is a superb example of architectural beauty. The exterior features are equally stunning, with an equestrian facility, multiple pastures, outdoor riding ring area, and a large gathering pavilion all for you to enjoy! Conveniently situated between Middleburg and Leesburg, you have unlimited ac...
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By shahid iqbal, Real Estate Agent serving Dayton area
(Home Experts Realty LLC)
I provide property management services in Dayton and surrounding area.  I also manage AirBnB host properties. Any question please call, 937-900-8634
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By Eddie Weir, Real Estate agent serving the Greater Houston area
(JLA Realty - Houston, TX)
Why the Growing Number of Homes for Sale Is Good for Your Move Up Are you thinking about selling your current home? If so, the biggest question on your mind may be: if I sell now, where will I go? If this resonates with you, there’s something you should know. The number of homes coming onto the market is increasing and that could make it easier for you to move up this summer. According to the latest data from, the number of homes being listed for sale, known as new listings, has increased consistently this year (see graph below): While this news has clear benefits for buyers who are craving more options for their home search, what does that mean for current homeowners like you? It gives you two distinct opportunities in today’s housing market. Opportunity #1: Take Advantage ...
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By Arisay Otero-Sánchez, EA, New Jersey's local Tax Resolution Firm
(AMOS Tax Services, LLC)
I represent taxpayers in Mercer County and the rest of New Jersey with tax problems that need to be resolved.  The IRS is ramping up its efforts to collect unfiled taxes.  The IRS has over 7,000,000 taxpayers who have unfiled taxes and plans outreach to collect what is due.  Many of those affected will probably have a substitute for returns prepared by the IRS as third-party information is available to the IRS or have penalties and interest assessed for untimely filings. In addition, those who were not able to pay their tax liabilities due to the restraints of COVID or losing their jobs for any reason may, as a result, find themselves in a predicament of receiving notices from the IRS asking them to pay the tax liability or can be imposed with a lien or levy.  This is an enormous strain...
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By Kristi Mitchell, Student
As real estate professionals, doing multiple deals at a time, it's sometimes easy to slip into a more 'casual' or routine way of interacting with our customers and clients.Real estate transactions are commonplace for a real estate professional; but to the buyers and sellers, it is likely one of the BIGGEST deals they've done in their lifetime.Understand and remember that they don't know, and often don't understand, the terminology that is used in the process.   Be sensitive to their needs and look for signs that they may not feel comfortable, or are feeling overwhelmed. Offer to explain, if needed, and always be responsive and helpful if they have questions.   Technology makes it so easy to multi-task, and to handle multiple clients at once.  However, if you're in-person or online with ...
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By Avery Realty
(Avery Realty Group)
6033 Gowan Drive, Malakoff, TX 75148Click the link below for more information or call today!! (903) 887-4420Gorgeous waterfront house on acreage!!!WATERFRONT ACREAGE! ONE-OF-A-KIND property on approx. 9 acres with 325+/- WFF offers a recently renovated 3/2 lodge-style home with a huge open Great Room plus a bonus room perfect for entertaining or a bunkroom. New wood floors, concrete CT's and balconies with views forever. Water well and aerobic septic. Boat launch on the property. A small cabin on an addl offwater lot with an RV carport and hookups included. Iron pipe entry and a winding private drive pass thru 38 platted 80x90 lots with beautiful mature trees.
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By Tom Grisham, professional home buyers wichita
(Homebuyers Of Kansas)
Get a Generous Cash Offer for Your Property in Hours Do you need to sell your home? The experts at HomeBuyers of Kansas can take all the worry out of that sometimes confusing and stressful process. If you're facing foreclosure, inherited property, tired landlord, divorce, bankruptcy, job loss, job transfer, or ANY OTHER REASON you need to sell your home, we can manage all manner of services you might require. We have helped many homeowners in your area, and we are confident we can help you too! Contact us or email your information today and see what we can do for you! We hope to hear from you soon. If you need to sell your home, this is a place to start. Get a generous cash offer in hours! Call us today and our home buying specialist will answer all your questions. We can also visit you...
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By Seth Halstead, Husband, Father, Realtor
(JLA Realty)
I think that we can all agree that this market has been super crazy for the last two years, and while it may be slowing in other parts of the country, here in Texas it is still super strong.  Today I am going to tell you about the town that I live in, Mont Belvieu.  My wife and I moved to Mont Belvieu in February of 2019 and have been blessed since moving here.  The schools are the highly rated, Barbers Hill ISD.  The property values in the city have skyrocketed and the builders (there are many) just keep building homes. Tax rate remains low at around 2.2% on the North side of interstate 10 and 1.7% on teh South side of I-10.  City hall is currently being renovated and expanded, a new park is being added, and traffic has greatly improved recently (FM1409 has been finished to I-10 and wi...
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By Amy Chase
(Other )
In most cases, misrepresentation isn’t intentional. This can happen when a real estate agent or broker believes that everything they’ve conveyed is true. When it comes to proving that misrepresentation was in fact not intentional, it comes down to state law where the issue takes place. You have to make sure you follow procedures to cover yourself in these transactions. All misrepresentations are looked at as civil offenses in the legal field and are handled in civil court. If an item is purchased due to innocent misrepresentation, the item is simply returned and everything is quashed and handled legally.This can be avoided by you being honest about a property, and following procedure. By doing thorough inspections by yourself to hiring a professional to do an inspection. Hopefully this ...
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By Tawanda Burney, Realtor/Mobile Notary
(Niche' Realty Group)
Busy weekend here in the Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Monroe areas this weekend. Gas prices are not my friend right now.
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By Abdelrahman Moussa, Central Ohio Realtor
(Red One Realty)
Hello,who work in Fort Worth TX 76120? I have a client approved for 275000 and want to submit an offer for a house he saw, I want 40% from this transaction or for the future transaction he may take if he did not get this house.
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Ok, here goes, my first blog post. I sit here hopeful and excited and scared.In 2018 I sat at my computer and Googled every single thing I could think of to begin on my journey to success. If you ask anyone who knows me what I do for a living, they will all tell you the answer of what they know to be my day job. But in my head, my career is ahead of me and I have a huge dream. That's all it is though, a dream that I can't shake off. I have spent four years relentlessly working on my blog, thinking about my future work in real estate. I want to focus on my passion of interior design, home staging, house flipping and everything real estate to show how I can bring my vision to old and tired spaces. So in June 2022,  I made a huge decision to start afresh. I finally accepted that my current...
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By Mortgage Capital LLC, Specializing in Florida home mortgage loans.
(Mortgage Capital)
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By Mark Anthony
(Ultra Real Estate. ltd)
Introduction Marketing is the most crucial part of a business. Without a proper marketing strategy, you cannot run a successful business so you have to create a marketing strategy before you take any other step. A lot of options are available for marketing which may confuse us. We should know which marketing strategy is suitable for us. Some companies are providing their services as online marketing agencies. The company creates a marketing strategy and then works on it to boost its sales. Let's have a look at the working of online marketing agencies. How do marketing agencies work?An online marketing agency works on different principles according to your business. The most reliable way of marketing is content marketing. Marketing agencies create a marketing strategy based on content ma...
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By Israel Chaidez, @LAHOUSE4SALE (310) 299-5088
(Dynasty Real Estate)
Follow Me On Social Media:@LAHOUSE4SALE   
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By Demond McClellan, Real Estate Needs Real People
(eXp Realty)
ToNewJersey gives you access to the most up-to-date real estate information on Florham Park. Our local Florham Park real estate experts are brokered by eXp Realty, which offers our Florham Park homebuyers a vast network of over 1000 New Jersey real estate agents and tons of real estate data including Florham Park single family homes for sale, Florham Park condos and townhouses for sale, Florham Park homes for rent, Florham Park new listings, Florham Park price reduced homes, Florham Park new construction homes, recently bought homes, market trends, Florham Park homes with a pool and more in Morris County New Jersey and beyond.Also, you can search by a popular search like Townhouses for Sale near Me Not seeing what you're looking for? Expand your real estate search to other areas, such a...
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By Kaitlyn Mason
(Student )
There are many ways to lose a Real Estate license. One of those ways is having a criminal conviction within five years of an application for a Real Estate license. Also, partaking in criminal activity while having a license can cause you to lose your license or have it suspended.Honesty and a good moral code are very important when being in the Real Estate industry. Many people count on you to be trustworthy, especially when you are dealing with such a big thing in people's lives like purchasing or selling a home.  
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By John Cockcroft, Home inspector for 20 years in Florida.
(Nature Coast Home Inspections)
Appraisal came in too low?If your appraisal came in too low you may want to change the financing to an FHA 203k as they get a 10% bump on the appraisal if needed. So, if you are doing a conventional loan and the appraisal comes in a little low you have a couple of options.1. renegotiate the sales price.2. Walk and find another home, or3. merely change the financing to an FHA Limited 203k make a simple repair and gain a 10% advantage on the appraised value if the seller won't budge from their sales price. Lets keep these deals together so you get paid.  
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