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 Employment law
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If you feel that your California rights were violated when you were singled out for a drug test you shouldn’t have taken, contact LegalMatch. Our employment attorneys can work with you to determine if you have a case. Workplace drug testing is legal when there are policies that apply to every emp...

By James Swensen, Obtaining my real estate license
(Agent professor Student)
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Hey everyone, My name is James and I have just recently started pursueing a career in real estate, I am currently taking my pre licensing courses and we are going over the 21 ways you can lose your license and one of these is through false affiliation. Now my question with this is how is this an ...

By Valerie Cooper, Residential, Commercial, and Investors
(URWAY Realty)
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I'm new to this site, learning from everyone.

By Chassy Eastep
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1928 SE Washington Idabel ( Oklahoma, US - 74745) Overview Maps Photos Features Description $150,000 Lots and Land Main Features Lot: 2.72 acre(s)MLS #: Call 580-212 Location 1928 SE WashingtonIdabel, OK 74745USA Judi K Barrett Integrity Real Estate Services(580) 212-5946[email protected]http://...

By Pamela Smeagle, Professional Realtor
(Mathieu Newton Sotheby's International Realty)
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Did you purchase a starter home?  Have you outgrown that home?  Have you been thinking about purchasing a bigger home?  Do you wonder when the best time to move-up is?  Click this link to learn more about this topic Moving-up to a luxury home?For more information, feel free to call, text or email...

By Nicolette Fontaine J.D. Florida Realtor, Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast Florida Realtor
(Donohue Real Estate LLC)
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Realtor / Polski Pośrednik Nieruchomości – Palm Beach County – Nicolette Fontaine & Christina Alzona Nicolette Fontaine & Christina Alzona – Realtors at Donohue Real Estate  11209 U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408 256 Worth Avenue, Ste. 210, Palm Beach, FL 33480 372 Tequesta Dr., Tequest...

By Keith A. Davidson, Orange County Trust, Estate,Probate litigation
(Albertson & Davidson, LLP - Irvine)
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The basics of Legal Malpratice. To sue for legal malpractice, a plaintiff must prove: Duty – An attorney must owe a duty to either a client or an intended beneficiary of the client (such as a Trust or Will beneficiary); Breach – The attorney must have breach the duty to the client by making a mis...

By michelle glover, Realtor, buyers agent
(agent owned realty)
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found a credit monitoring company thats is very

By WALID AJMAL, Servicing San Diego, Riverside county, and LA
(Capital Property Brokers)
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Hello, I wanted to know what are some of the best "FREE" CRM software or tools I could use to manage my leads? Please give me your recommendations and a brief explanation as to why you think that particular CRM is the best one amongst other ones. 

By Shaun Farr, Sellers, Luxury, & Beautiful Homes
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Are you giving more value than you're recieving? Have you read the classic "How to win friends and influence people"? Do you remember the points taught in this great book? As sales represenatives we often engage with our potential clients with commission breath. Unfortunately no one falls in love...

By Gordon Newton, The #1 Trusted Name in Timeshare Exit
(Newton Group Transfers)
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You might be thinking that the worst listing you could take is the one where the seller is unrealistic in their asking price. Or perhaps you are thinking of the one that backs to a noisy highway or train tracks? What about the one that is functionally obsolete? These are all tough scenarios that ...

By David Osborn, California Central Valley Real Estate Broker
(Re Ebroker)
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Many people say cold calling is dead -- that it's not really effective or too untargeted to pay off. But after making over 30,000 cold calls I disagree. I've been cold-calling for the better part of 6 months now, and I'd like to share with the board some tips and tricks I've picked up along the w...

By Edward Davison, Real estate agent that offers excellent services!
(Prominence Properties)
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Masterful design and modern luxury are uniquely embodied in this 3 bedroom 2 bath 2 car garage home with 1600 square feet of living space. This home features an open concept, cathedral ceilings, granite counter tops throughout and is nestled on a one acre lot.You will love this delightful home th...

By Roy Lawton, Property Inspection & Environmental Testing
(Cx Equity Pro, LLC)
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 Hello, my name is Roy Lawton and I have a new inspection company. I want to offer for a limited time a coupon for your Clients for $50 dollars off property inspection. We offer many benefits as well as protections for your Client to include free 90 day warranty (structure and major systems, 5 yr...

By Judi Marcus, Realtor serving Palm Beach and Broward Counties
(Keller Williams Preferred Partners )
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Hellp Active Rainers...This is my first blog :-) Today I am hosting an open house in a gorgeous home in Boca Raton. It looks like today is going to be just beautiful weather right now it's 83 degrees! So have a wonderful day. 

By Celia Chu, Inland Empire and The Los Angeles County-
(Coldwell Banker Town & Country)
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Why Rent If You Can BuyHome ownership rates are the lowest they have been in the last 50 years. Yet a large portion of Americans are still renting properties, instead of enjoying a home of their own. Consumer reports believe this is an issue because of a buyer's lack of trust in their ability to ...

By Albertson & Davidson, LLP, Bay Area Probate, Estate, Trust and Will Attorneys
(Albertson & Davidson, LLP - Bay Area)
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Our Website:         The basics of Trust investing:These are the beginning ground rules for Trust investing: The Trustee must act as a prudent investor would act; The specifics of the Trust must be considered; and The Trustee must act with reasonable care, skil...

By Tanya O'Coyne, Water damage restoration specialist in San Diego
(TSC Restoration, Inc.)
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Flood damage is just another kind of water damage, right?When it comes to water damage vs flood damage, flood damage poses higher health risks, can require additional insurance coverage, and can cost more to repair.But what exactly constitutes flood damage, what constitutes water damage, and why ...

By Rob Mangiaracina, Helping homebuyers purchase & renovate homes.
(PrimeLending )
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 Are your sellers willing to make repairs identified in their appraisal report, if so what is the typical dollar threshold they are willing to allocate for those repairs?

By Melissa DeSantis, Real estate agent expert
(Melissa DeSantis Real Estate)
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