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 Neel Midha, Knowledgeable and fun loving Real Estate Agent
(Midha Realty)
Comments 11
As you are probably aware the more you think about a subject the more signs you see about it. As different parts of Atlanta are seeing a rejuvenation which has resulted in increasing house prices, such as areas around the Beltline, people are trying to find the next area to invest in. I have had ...

By Robert Van Rhijn, An expert in condos and lofts in Toronto
(Slate Realty Inc. and Strata)
Comments 5
Growing concern about the effects of climate change has many home buyers looking for eco-friendly options, whether that be energy efficient features or climate friendly policies. Climate Change remains politically divisive but for condo developers it’s become a mandatory consideration and in some...

By Bonna Hughes, Financial education for women
Comments 6
After purchasing our first home in 2017, my husband and I immediately went back into debt payoff mode. Prior to purchasing our home, we had become completely debt-free-- eliminating nearly $50,000 in debt in about 6 months. Though we knew that purchasing our first home would put us back into debt...

By Josh voyles
(Keller Williams)
Comments 8
Looking to get your home sold fast!  Contact me for a free market analysis and presentation of how we get you sold the first weekend on the market!   

By Nina Czapiewski, Certified Home Stager serving Washington County
Comments 10
The reason I joined active rain was, so people get to know me and my business Also I love meeting new people and reading blog posts. I look forward to being on active rain and writing some post about home staging. How I got into home staging was In California, After working all day I decided to t...

By Cesar Alfonzo, Real Estate Agent serving in Clermont Florida
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 8
589 AUTUMN ASH DR, , FL 34715 CLERMONT FL 34714 $400,000 | 4 BEDROOMS | 2 1/2 BATHROOMS | 2 CAR PARKING | 2937 SQUARE FEET | MLS: O5839460 This fantastic floor plan 4 Bedroom 2 1/2 bad room for a growing family is extremely functional, has ceramic tile throughout and decoration . The welcoming f...

By Heidi Owens, Real Estate Agent in Training
(Agent Professor )
Comments 0
I am in the beginning of my training to become a real estate professional.  What I have learned so far I have found very intersting.  One of the activities in my course is to write a blog.  What?  I have never done that (or wanted to).  But it is part of the course, so I will give it a try.  The ...

By Katelyn Langthorn, God First, Others Second, Self Third
(TM5 Properties)
Comments 11
 1503 N San Jacinto St., Conroe, TX 77301$165,000MLS# 930418523 Bed | 2 bath | 1408 sf Call Katie Langthorn at 832-937-7637 to see if this property is still available & arrange your private showing. You will love the original hardwood floors and all the space for entertaining, including the priva...

By Jessica Gonzalez, Phone Chargers for Real estate Agents
(Incharged-Cell Phone Charging Stations)
Comments 4
Are you trying hard to be on top of the game when it comes to event marketing? If you are, you are not the only one. Event marketing is one of the hottest professions of this day and age. Every event marketer tries hard to make sure that their event is a success greater than there ever has been.H...

By Jackie Hebdon, Trails West Realty - husband Alton is the Broker
(Trails West Realty)
Comments 7
It has been many years since I did blogging.  I am currently taking a real estate licensing class and this is part of my learning process.  I have been learning about the Code of Ethics.  For me, it is just plain common sense, but I can see that the False Advertising code could get a little trick...

By The Residential to Commercial Academy Inc., Commercial real estate online course.
(The Residential to Commercial Academy Inc.)
Comments 7
Working as a residential real estate agent is a rewarding and fruitful career, but what happens when you want to keep growing? Fact is, no matter how dedicated you are, residential deals can only bring so much money per transaction. Geographic areas and the housing market can really limit you, bu...

By Jennifer Kropf, Home and Lifestyle blogger
Comments 14
We love our home, but not for the reasons you would think. You see, we don't love the inside. The layout, weird closets, and small garage all made us pause.  Yet, it's our dream home. We love it for the lifestyle design. In that, it makes our lives better. You see, when choosing our house, we con...

By Dina Henry
(Keller Williams - Green Hills)
Comments 7
Check Off These Items Before You List Your HomeThinking of selling your home this year? Maybe you are ready to upsize or downsize, move to a new neighborhood, or take advantage of a sellers’ market. In any case, there are some smart moves you can make before you list to ease the process of sellin...

By Mary Whitaker
Comments 11
Just looked out the window and it is snowing outside! After living in Florida for 11 years the snow is a lovely and fun experience. Not always, but today I'm enjoying the dancing snowflakes outside my windows.Would this be a day you would choose to work at home? I LOVE the snow fall; driving on t...

By Kristina Davy, Realtor focused on Grundy, Kendall & Will County
(Lori Bonarek Realty)
Comments 5
Thinking of selling your home? 2020 might be the best year to do so.   Homeowners thinking of potentially selling their home in 2020 could benefit greatly this year.  Low borrowing costs, home value appreciation, improving income growth and steady job creation should propel a continued rise in h...

By Dorothy Winhold, Winhold Team servicing all of Central NJ
(Remax Competitive Edge)
Comments 17
As the senior member of our team, I've weathered all the cycles during my real estate career.  I opened my office (Winhold Realty) when the interest rate was over 18%.  I was confident in the belief that if we got our feet wet and established our presence, we would be well known and respected in ...

By Wendy Gragg, Luxury Real Estate Specialist for Nearly 20 Years
(Distinctive Real Estate)
Comments 7
Year in Review South Coast Snapshot...   Single Family Homes Sold +6% 1,305 in 2019 vs. 1,230 in 2018   Single Family Median Sales Price +5% $1,258,000. in 2019 vs. $1,200,000. in 2018   Single Family Average Sales Price +12% $1,949,237. in 2019 vs. $1,742,749. in 2018   Condos Sold +11% 634 in 2...

By Janet Berry, Upscale Homes Throughout Naples and SW Florida
( | Janet Berry Luxury Home Team | Premiere Plus Realty | (239) 450-1892)
Comments 7
 My most interesting pre-closing walkthrough happened fairly recently.  Many homes in Naples and throughout Southwest Florida have hurricane shutters.  They vary widely from plywood, all the way to pretty elaborate eclectically operated shutters.  This particular home has very large metal, louver...

By Rachelle Moore, Real Estate Media | Photo Editor | Blogger
Comments 14
Photography is both an art and passion. It only takes a photographer and a camera to do photography. It underscores different categories though. This depends on the things the photographer is interested with. Real Estate Photography is only one among the hundreds of categories in this field.Anyon...

By Wendy Smith, Realtor Serving Lake Norman & Surrounding Areas
(Wendy Smith Team)
Comments 12
Great Location!  Convenient to Shopping, Dining and Across the Street from the Novant Hospital and Medical Center. Quick Access to I-77.  Centrally Located Between Lake Norman and Charlotte.  It's the Only Unit Available so Don't Delay!