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 Scott Lands, Home Services - Indiana
(The Lands Group)
Comments 5
I worked myself up thru a multi-national company with thousands of employees and $3 billion in revenue.  Eventually, I wanted to do something on my own.  I enjoyed what I was doing, but I was also frustrated by the limitation the corporate bureacracy created - the slowness of decision-making and ...

By Roger Philmon, Home buyer & seller agent/Realtor
(Maximum One Realty)
Comments 6 has ended up being the worst waste of money I have had in the 17 years of being a Realtor.  I have been very unhappy with the quality and quantity of the leads that I have received from  Please do your research before you sign a 6 month contract with   Roger Philmo...

By Jamie Seppi'Megdade, Happiness begins with you
(Adams Cameron & Co)
Comments 9
Hi everyone, I hope your all having a blessed monday. I very new to the Real Estate industry and am looking for advice on how to advertise myself outside of social media other than cold calling, door to door and of course the obvious car magnets and business cards. As someone who has no connectio...

By Lisa Weiler, Interior Design Expert & Home Stager
Comments 10
Here are a few things I was surprised by as a new home buyer 1. My mortgage was approved for much more than I was comfortable spending. I was surprised by how much I was approved for when I got my pre-approval letter from my lender. I didn't want to over-extend myself with my lender. I do think i...

By Lesa Gibson, Top Realtor Serving Houston and surrounding cities
(Lavish Lifestyles Real Estate Group)
Comments 0
It's easy to get frustrated when attempting to purchase your first home. It would really be great to find the home you like, make an offer and close the deal. But that is so NOT the case. Finding a home you love is very difficult, so I often suggest to my buyers to write down their must haves, th...

By Dabeer Khalid, Your Trusted Lender
(Texas Trust Home Loans)
Comments 5
Before mortgage lenders can give a home loan, they require accurate and detailed information about the financial profile. Why Is the Information Required?No one likes to takes risks, especially in money matters. The same goes for mortgage lenders. A home loan requires years of monthly payments. H...

By Alisha San, 1031 Exchange Expert
Comments 3
A DST real estate investment is a platform that allows the investor to co-invest with other 1031 exchange investors in multiple institutional-grade properties. Under DST, the investor is assigned a fractional ownership of equity and debt, fulfilling the exchange requirements of the investor. Unde...

By Carol Lozito, P. A., Fla. Probate Realtor & Waterfront Home Specialist
(LoKation Real Estate)
Comments 4
As a Realtor, we cannot offer legal advice to our clients/customers, however, we can offer referrals.  In order to best protect ourselves, we should offer all referrals in groups of three (3).  One type of referrals should be to a Trusted Attorney for Probate.  Although many people know the impor...

By Leslie Dunn, Your Personal Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners)
Comments 4 

By John Tafelski
Comments 5
The Delaware real estate market, like many, is a very competitive one. Delaware is a small state, but very diversified and  densely populated in many areas.  This being said, it makes sense to get every advantage you can over your competition when marketing your property. Professional home stagin...

By Bettina Clark, Educator and a trainer for the new recruits
(Marketing Whale)
Comments 9
Every business requires a website, and the real estate industry is no exception to that rule. According to a 2018 report from the National Association of Realtors, 93% of home buyers used an online website in their search for a new home. Additionally, 73% used a mobile device to search for real e...

By Parker Matthews, Your Home. Your Business. Your Community.
(Keller Williams Market Pro Realty)
Comments 7
Thornbury Subdivision is located between I-49 and 71 business in Washington County. This magnificent neighborhood in north Springdale is in the heart of Northwest Arkansas. Since Thornbury is such centrally located in NWA, it provides short commute times to all of the surrounding cities like Faye...

By Fox Bloggers, Get to know the Ontario Real Estate Market
Comments 6
Traditionally, homebuyers have enlisted the services of a home inspector to educate themselves on the condition of the home. The buyer then uses this to negotiate that work into the real estate deal. Rarely do we see real estate transactions in Fergus Ontario without a home inspection in them. Mo...

By john smith
Comments 4
Your home is the most substantial investment you will make. There are several small and large improvement that you can do without using a lot of capital. The renovation of a house can add value to your home but also will add comfort, which will be better for a future sale. And regardless of wheth...

By Capstone Homebuyers, We Buy Houses Fast For Cash In San Antonio
(Capstone Homebuyers)
Comments 9
Auto-Dialers To Generate Real Estate BusinessAs real estate professionals, we are always trying to connect with potential clients.  No matter what part of the real estate spectrum you work in, client relationships are likely the lifeblood of your business.  How do you currently connect with your ...

By David McBride, Home construction
(Texas Patio Builder - McBride Construction)
Comments 11
One of the best ways to increase both the value and comfort of your home is a sunroom. Sunrooms allow you to enjoy the warmth of the sun without having to deal with the bugs and it will keep you warm during cooler winter nights. It also allows light and warmth to radiate through your home bringin...

By clifton mortgage, The Clifton Mortgage Services team has over 22 ye
(Clifton Mortgages)
Comments 7
People have a lot of dreams and buy their own house is one of that. Most of the time people have not that must type of money in hand and also they do not pay for this installment. So that's why home refinancing is good to make your dream come true.Hire top Mortgage Company In Maitland Which can g...

By Therese Fergo, Realtor (R) in DC,MD,VA.Licensed Property Manager
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 6
In Washington DC, Property Managers are required to have a Property Manager license unless they are a Real Estate Broker.  Just having a Real Estate License in DC is not sufficient. So before you do any business, always check that you are being serviced by a Licensed Property Manager.  Many owner...

By Canada Web Solutions, Real Estate Search Engine Optimization-Marketing
(Canada Web Solutions)
Comments 0
Collingwood is a beautiful quaint town especially during the winter months like January and Feburary. It boasts a friendly community filled with smiling faces and wonderful businessess. There are also numerous tourist attractions near by, such as Blue Mountain Resort. However, even though the tow...

By JOHN MEDINA, John Medina Buys Houses – sell your home on your t
(John Medina Buys Houses)
Comments 0
  No doubt, you may have already seen "We Buy Houses Fast" advertisements in your area.These advertisements are put up by investors who pay all-cash for your home. If you need to sell your house quickly for whatever reason, there isn't a better way of selling your house than selling it to a cash ...