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 Premiere Homes Group
(Premiere Homes Group of Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 12
Charming, wonderfully updated, brick home in highly desirable Irving Park/Kirkwood area. Gleaming hardwood floors accentuate the entirety of this historic home. Excellent open kitchen + living room design allow for cooking and chatting at the same time. Three great sized bedrooms, including a mas...

By Jonathan Sherrod, Home Inspections in Gainesville, FL
(Blue Square Inspections)
Comments 11
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By Tom Myers, Your Trusted Home Buyer is a real estate solutions
(Your Trusted Home Buyer - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States)
Comments 21
With all the competition out there, selling your home can sometimes take some strategy and out of the box thinking. Buzz needs to be created for your home, but it can be difficult to do that when there are a number of other similar homes out there, all similarly listed.So how do you stand out? Ou...

By Maid To Sparkle, Massachusetts Top Rated Local Financial Advisors
(Mazzarella Financial)
Comments 7
The Bulfinch Group(781) 292-3283 derek_mazzarella@bulfinchgroup.comOver the years, we have found that a team approach can be an effective method to help clients who have a wide variety of needs as they maneuver through a complex financial-services world.We invite you to discover and experience th...

By Hector Gonzalez, Private Money Lender
Comments 6
Hello! I'm new to the site and figured it would be a good idea to give you guys a brief idea of who I am. My name is Hector Gonzalez and I'm currently working with a private money lender who hired me to basically take him deals to fund via private money loans. If you need money to fund your deal...

By Misty Bacon, Misty Bacon
(Bacon Realty Group LLC)
Comments 8
From time to time it can be fun to scour the latest “Top Ten” lists of cost-conscious ways to increase the value of Clearlake house value.Some make more sense than others. Upgrading bathroom vanity cabinets appears on some of the house value lists, for instance—but those lists were probably throw...

By Matthew Stanley, Treating my clients how I would want to be treated
(Equity Colorado Real Estate)
Comments 10
It's been a hectic week, and it will culminate with my first day as a real estate agent.  I passed the Colorado Real Estate Exam last Saturday, interviewed with a few places on Monday, and by Monday night, I had chosen to join Equity Colorado in Colorado Springs.  On Thursday, I attended a team m...

By The Martin Team, Making Real Estate Magic Happen
(The Martin Team at Keller Williams)
Comments 7
"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." – Henry Ford Our Mission and Values The Martin Team is dedicated to making real estate magic happen: one homeowner, one agent, one community at a time. We believe in the power of trust, integrity, det...

By Jason Measures, Realtor/PM/Investor/Trans Coordination Software
(VELO Realty/QOR Systems)
Comments 5
When you receive contact info for a lead, where do you put it? Add the contact in your phone, email, CRM/database, marketing campaign manager? There are many places that new leads need to be stored and probably aren't being manually entered into all those places because of the time it takes. The ...

By Sean Hooper, Real Estate Agent Specializing in East Dallas
(Nathan Grace Real Estate LLC)
Comments 10
1526 Homestead PlBeautifully renovated home with all details meticulously thought through. New Hickory Hardwood floors throughout. Both bathrooms fully renovated with tile surrounds. New roof in 2017. All new double pane windows. The kitchen window was enlarged to create a flood of natural light....

By Caleb Luketic, We Buy Houses Fast in Tennessee!
(Favor Home Solutions )
Comments 10
Every day in America, people buy and sell houses. Some of them do it as a job, but others just sell a house because they have to because their family is moving. Sometimes, when a house is older, it needs to be repaired before it is sold on the open market. But what happens when someone goes to se...

By Jeff Wright, Property Manager in Hanover, PA
(Foundation First Property Group)
Comments 9
There are 4 key benefits of adding real estate to your investment portfolio. Often times people become so fixated on contributions to their 401k that they fail to realize there are other options. Sure, they hear the ads about investing in gold and silver, and maybe even receive in the mail two "f...

By Tammy Laakso, Buying/Selling Real Estate; working with Investors
(Century 21 Fairway Realty)
Comments 11
The NEED of the CELL PHONEYesterday I was without my cell phone for several hours. At first, I felt a loss like an extension of my hand was gone.Then as the hours began to pass, I was able to do some begin to reflect on how I actually spend the hours of my day. I realized a few important revelati...

By Zachary Wolfe, We're transforming client experience!
(Universal Title)
Comments 14
 We recently had our first closing with Realtor Margaret Rome. What a wonderful blog post she wrote about her settlement experience! During a recent phone call with her, she invited me to Active Rain and I plan to start blogging myself.   It has been a wonderfully busy week with showings, offers,...

By Linda Cassidy
(Illustrated Properties - Exclusive Properties Division)
Comments 0
  18150 SE Fairview Circle Tequesta FL 33469   Furnished seasonal rental. Escape the winter doldrums and enjoy the Florida warmth in this quietly elegant 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath single family home. Gated neighborhood, away from noise yet conveniently close to shopping, worship, restaurants. Golf on...

By Natasha Keyser, Tenant Screening Services incl Credit & Criminal
(AAA Credit Screening Services)
Comments 8
Tenant Screening reports can assist landlords and property managers in identifying the best renters. Beginning July 1, 2017 the 3 major credit bureaus will enact their National Consumer Assistance Plan (NCAP) and make some major changes to what will ...

By RAFAEL ZARATE, industry observer trying to get into real estate w
Comments 8
I start to think about join the real estate world in 2006. Work, lack of time and different kind of issues kept me out of  take the decision to jump in and start to learn. After I bought my 4th property I decide it's time to understand better this world to see where can I go, and how to get there...

By Ashlee Jones
Comments 8
     As a current real estate student, I was overwhelmed by all the ways to lose a real estate license. Many of the 21 different ways seemed to overlap. Then I came across the "neglecting fiduciary duties". I was happy to see such a well rounded set of basic rules to follow. As I dug into this de...

By First Source Freedom, We buy and sell properties in NWA for CASH.
(First Source Freedom)
Comments 4
This unique beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2 story home is in a very private location in the Heart of Fayetteville sitting on 1 acre of land! LARGE LIVING ROOM FEATURING VAULTED CEILINGS, WOOD FLOORS, & WOODED VIEW, NATURAL LIGHT THROUGHOUT HOME, FIREPLACE, DONT MISS! SO MUCH MORE TO OFFER! Fix...

By Brittany Villasana
Comments 3
Professional conduct is a very important characteristic to have as a realtor. Being unprofessional can be the difference of sale and getting future referrals. Being professional can limit offending someone and make sure you are abiding by the rules that are required when being a realtor. Being pr...