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 Kelli Shanks, We have the KEY to your DREAMS!
(Bend Dreams Realty)
Comments 9
This adorable cul-de-sac home is located in Wishing Well on the NE side of Bend. The home has a newer roof and was painted in 2015.  Features include wood flooring, storage shed, central air conditioning, forced air natural gas, stainless steel appliances and a refrigerator all on a nice sized lo...

By Pamela Murray, training to be realtor
Comments 4
There are a few ways to repay a loan.  The following are different loans repayment options: Term Loans, which require only the interest on the loan be paid back at specified intervals, with the balance of the loan due when the term ends.  The final payment consists of a balloon payment which will...

By Michael Mannino, Bringing family values to lending.
(Harbor View Funding)
Comments 5
Veterans Day might have come and gone, but we strive to recognize our Veterans (and their families) all year long. We have a variety of VA Loans outside of the standard VA purchase loan to help even more veteran buyers. VA Renovation Loan – A no money down option that allows eligible buyers to fi...

By Steve Koss, Residential Pre-Sale Home Inspections
(Sea Pearl Inspections, LLC)
Comments 9
In a nutshell, I love the sight, the smell, the sounds, and the feel of Real Estate. I realize that sounds a little odd, but it's true. I'm not only referring to my current career as a Realtor but all of my former Real Estate related careers. I was a Carpenter, then a Remodeling Contractor, then ...

By Judy Lewicki, Bringing You Home
(Century 21 Everest)
Comments 8
  WATERFRONT HOME FOR LEASE on Westlake Lake. It doesn't get any better than this! 180 DEGREE VIEW of the main channel of Westlake lake in prestigious Westlake Village! This ONE story home in Northshore is located on a cul-de-sac, has an extra wide lot, and is in walking distance to the commmunit...

By Safdar Raja, Mortgage Broker Serving Barrie and Area
(Mortgage Alliance AKAL Mortgages )
Comments 3
With tons of Mortgage loan types and  rates with different fancy schemes, it is really a drag to sort out the right mortgage. Also, the process of getting a loan approval is really tiresome. And that is why mortgage brokers are so in demand. Mortgage brokers are licensed professionals who are exp...
I have always been passionate about real estate and investing in rental properties. I am also passionate about sharing all of the wealth-building benefits of owning rental properties. Below we will briefly summarize the 4 main wealth generators.Cash Flow:Cash is king! but seriously it is. Every m...

By Andrew Belov, Real Estate
(None Yet)
Comments 0
Possibly the largest purchase of your life is your own home. Dealing with the bank, the agent, the title company can make one wonder why they are buying or selling in the first place. Dealing with some of these people is painful enough, but dealing with an incompetent individual is awful. These "...

By William Brinckloe Jr., Commercial real estate attorney serving Irvine CA
(Transaction Law A Law Corporation)
Comments 4
The commercial real estate industry may be about to undergo a significant change as taxation rules under Proposition 13 are threatened by the new Split Roll Initiative. Property sales capped at 1% and tax increases held to only 2% may soon be subject to reassessment if the new law is passed in No...

By Adrian Vergara
Comments 6
Why would anyone consider doing such a thing? From my perspective I see it as being greedy by promoting false information to clients and customers for your own well being. Committing this crime can affect the industry and your brokerage. Consumers will think everyone is in on the scam. Or that yo...

By Matt Gustavson, Cash Home Buyer San Diego
(CalHomeCo Buys Houses)
Comments 5
 If you have a property for sale that is in good condition, recently updated, needs no significant repairs, and you have the time, money, and inclination to list with an agent, do it! Cash buyers like myself often get a bad rap. Unfortunately, a few bad actors can give an entire industry a bad re...

By christi gallon, I am studying to be an agent
Comments 5
Good morning All.  I am studying pre-licensing now via Agent Professor.  I am a bit confused on the subject of fiduciary responsibilities.  Also, this is my first time blogging so please bear with me if this in not the proper format.  From what I'm understanding, fiduciary repsonsibilities encomp...

By TheProperty Agent, Property in Southern Spain
Comments 3
Hello fellow real estate professionals! I am writing from Europe  based in sunny Southern Spain specifically. I am looking to network with US real estate agents who may have potential interest from clients looking to invest in one of Europe's best holiday destination and purchase a home / investm...

By Sam Wilson, Virtual home staging services _Vietnam
(Virtual Staging Photos)
Comments 4
In the real estate industry, home staging is very well-known. Also, with the spread of technology and the internet, virtual home staging is getting more and more popular. For those of you who still do not get much on our work, we would like to introduce our career with huge pride and what makes u...

By Adam Mitchell, We buy houses to remodel and sell
(We Buy Houses Fast in Dallas)
Comments 6
I am a real estate entreprenuer in the Dallas area. I own a house buying/flipping company with my wife called We Buy Houses Fast in Dallas. We buy houses, don't fix them up then sell them to nobody. Kidding...just seeing if you are really ready this. We really do fix up the houses we buy ery nice...

By Luis Doporto Alejandre, Founding partner of Pr1me Capital, a company that
Comments 5
Doporto Pr1me Capital, Guacamolito and the Superior Technological Institute of Uruapan(ITSU by its acronym in Spanish) will award teams of students and alumni that developedinnovative ways of transforming and taking advantage of the residues of the avocado. Theceremony will take place on October ...

By melissa jordan, I'm currently attending Real Estate school
(Not affiliated )
Comments 14
As I read through the different ways a Real Estate agent can lose their license I notice it really all comes back to honesty.  At the heart of everything I have ever been taught there was the lesson of honesty.  This is a character trait that we as human beings have 100% control over.  It's reall...

By Janet Darrow, Local Knowledge with Global Reach
(Keller Williams Coastal Properties)
Comments 10
When my Mother passed away, I called AOL to cancel her email account. “Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. Are you sure we can’t convince you to keep the account?” “No, she won’t need it. She passed away.” “I’m so sorry. There are a lot of great features. Maybe we can offer a discount?” “No, she’s d...

By Nathan Singh, All things trending and relevant to Real Estate
(Greater Property Group)
Comments 4
​Growing up, we’ve all dreamt of becoming a superhero at some point!  You may have dreamed of getting bitten by a radioactive spider, wielding the Mjolnir or wearing at least one of the nickel-titanium alloy suits. Whether we admit it or not, none of us have escaped the incredible world of Stan L...

By Tony Emerick, Plum Adorable REALTOR, Listing Specialist
(Divine FOG Realty Company, LLC)
Comments 0
  Listing DetailsAbsolutely Beautiful Mountain Home Off Of the Blue Ridge Parkway2983 Conner Grove Road, SW, Willis, VA 24380Price: $309,950MLS number: 863907Bedrooms: 6Bathrooms: 6.5Square Footage: 3181Call Tony Emerick at 804-443-7997 for a showing appointment while this still lasts!!! You Will...