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 Jumbo Loan Center, Jumbo Loans - Purchase and Refinance
(Jumbo Loan Center)
Comments 0
Many Veterans today are not aware that VA Jumbo "high balance" loans are available in the marketplace.  Traditional VA loans limits are capped at the standard conforming loan limit for a designated area. In most locations across the U.S. that limit is $424,100.  However, many locations in Califor...

By Gerry Cohen, Real Estate Investor, Distressed Note Buyer
(GBC Ventures LLC )
Comments 14
Do you have a game plan for effective prospecting? If not, check out the Verl Workman's article in RISMedia. Focus your thoughts and energy on "best practices" and "game plan" everyday!  Click Effective Prospecting for Super Star Realtors for more information.  My company, GBC Ventures LLC is a r...

By Chris Swick, Real Estate specialists serving Camas & Vancouver
(Swick Team)
Comments 13
We are new to this game.  We both have many years of experience in corporate America, so our approach to real estate is strategic - we know who we are, we know who we aren't.  Our "Go Local!" campaign activates two obectives - engaging new business owners and promoting other businesses like ours....

By Mitch Berry, Associate Broker
(The Berry Group)
Comments 12
Aside from the KW property search site, what other sites (branded or not) that a buyer can download onto their cell phones? Would prefer a branded site but not absolutely necessary

By dande liongo
( The Hamptons Apartments)
Comments 10
The Hamptons Apartments is a luxurious accomodation located near the beach of Port Melbourne. The apartments are designed with an exceptional style and presents offer for people who plan a longer stay.The Hamptons Apartments 45 Nott Street Port Melbourne VIC 3207Australiahttps://thehamptonsapartm...

By Royalhome Realty, Real Estate Agent Brampton
(ROYALHOMEREALTY Buy House in Brampton)
Comments 9
Whether you are looking for Brampton homes for sale like detached, semi detached homes for sale in Brampton, one of your first steps should be seeking out a skilled and responsible real estate agent to help in your efforts. Contact a well-known real estate agent like Royalhomerealty.

By Rochelle Loper, Real Estate Agent- S. Palm Beach & N. Broward
(Scuttina Real Estate Group)
Comments 12
Your credit score has a big impact on your personal finances, with a good score translating into a better rate on everything from home mortgages to auto loans to credit cards. So how do credit scores work?Credit scores can range from 350 to 850. The higher, the better. The five factors that deter...

By Steve Collins, HUD Certified 203(k) Consultant and Home Inspector
(Full Sail Property Inspections LLC)
Comments 20
It is exciting to join such a forward looking group. I'm anxious to learn from the pros. Let me know if you have any questions we can help you with as I understand it is all about sharing our experiences to make us all better at what we do.

By Deb Meyer, Getting the stink out of rentals & listings
(OdorXit Products)
Comments 13
How I got started in Real EstateI bought my first investment property in 1986.  I wanted to have tenants and make monthly income as well as have some assests. Since I was 30 years old I figured I should own something.  So I worked with a few Realtors, bought a few multi-families then single famil...

By Lauren Seligson, Networking to better assist those who, Ask Lauren
(Ask Lauren)
Comments 9
What is, Ask Lauren This page was created to put good people in touch with other good people... Looking for a home, a sitter, a face painter, dj, gardener, handyman, car, furniture, & more? Why not "Ask Lauren"? All of those random questions that you "Ask Facebook" in the hopes of receiving guid...

By Aubrey Garrettt, Going through schooling
(Agnet Professer)
Comments 0
Hi my name is Aubrey. I am currently going through real estate school and was just wondering how failure to repond has hurt you or you company? I know for me when my husband and I were looking for a house and our realtor wouldnt respond to us for a few days and would act like we werent that impor...

By Kevin Garrett, First Time Home Buyer Specialist
(Home Funding Corporation)
Comments 7
Loan Originator PerspectiveBond markets slumbered past slightly weaker than expected consumer inflation data today.  Once again, we're seemingly stuck in our present range, and it appears it will take dramatic geopolitical or economic news to change that.  My pipeline is locked, with the exceptio...

By Eric Goodwell, Mid-Michigan Home Inspection Services performs tho
(Mid Michigan Home Inspection Services LLC)
Comments 15
If you're selling your house, here are some ways to make your home inspection go smoother, with fewer concerns to delay closing. 1. Make sure the inspector has access, not only to the house, but also to the furnace, water heater and air- conditioning units (especially in closets, attics and crawl...

By Kari Morgan, providing NV Real Estate Services at their PEAK
(eXp Realty)
Comments 12
Optimizing your bio is a crucial step if you're marketing on Instagram. Your audience must be shown right away just how amazing you are and that is with your well designed, fully optimized bio. Here are some tips for making sure yours is cutting the mustard in a big way:    Format your bio in Eve...

By SCOTT LANDRETH, Real Estate Agent serving Houston TX
(Heritage Texas Properties)
Comments 9
If you would like to discuss buying or selling a home in Houston, feel free to call me at 281-582-3925. You can also email me at are down in the Memorial Villages of Houston Texas. After the big ramp up since 2012, prices are taking a breather. The primary culpr...

By Jody Callan Kevin Hanley, Callan Hanley Homes
(Callan Hanley Homes of Keller Williams Island Life Real Estate)
Comments 11
You decided it’s time to sell your house!Here are some tips to help you achieve your goal! First impressions are powerful! The outside of the house is key to making sure it looks clean and kept up with mowing, etc. Landscaping can really add a lot to the house and highly recommended. If there is ...

By Noel A. Shepherd, Lending from New Jersey to Virginia
(Fulton Mortgage Company, a Division of The Columbia Bank)
Comments 6
Are you working with any Medical Doctors, Dentist, Pharmacist or Veterinarians looking to purchase a new primary residence then our Medical Professionals Mortgage Program can be of assistance.  The Medical Professionals Program provide up to 100% financing to $1.5 million with NO Mortgage Insuran...

By john bilclinton, Large and luxurious villas in Bangalore
(one Bangalore west)
Comments 6
one Bangalore west of, Bangalore from Phoenix group is an idle place to put in your investment and buy a luxurious apartments, It provides world class amenities with high security, It also tends to most of your needs as much as possible, Its located right opposite to Orion mall with spacious inte...

By Wayne Hartunian
(Wayne Hartunian)
Comments 7
THE VALUE OF HOME LANDSCAPING background-5 grafted Asian Pears–Foreground-Bartlett Pears By definition, “landscaping” a property, means making improvements (or maintaining past improvements) on that property’s grounds. Try landscape software.   Everything on your property that stands outside of t...

By J Nguyen, CSR
Comments 11