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 NextDay Inspect, Your Trusted Property Inspectors!
(NextDay Inspect)
Comments 14
A little precaution goes a long way... (should have written this one in November!)Most of the newer homes have freeze-less exterior faucets (hose bibs), where the concern over pipes freezing in winter are negligible. However, it is imperative to remove any attached hose as it will subvert the fun...

By Rob McGregor, We Buy Houses In Any Price Range Or Location
(The Aida Group)
Comments 11
Great Owner Finance OverviewMapsPhotosOpen HouseMarket Stats $120,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 2,112 sqftLot: 37,026 sqftYear Built: 2001 Location 26914 Seahorse LaneMagnolia, TX 77355USA Trish McGregor The Aida Group(832) 210-3738[email protected]/* *...

By Joe Becker, Mortgage Broker
(Progressive Lending Solutions)
Comments 8
 If you are dealing with Home Mortgage Related issues, whether it be purchasing a home or refinancing - make sure you check the BBB and client reviews before letting individuals or banks take down your personal information. Many of you have trusted Progressive Lending Solutions - Mortgages in MN,...

By Sandra Padula
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 16
 OPEN HOUSE522 LEONARD AVENUE, OCEANSIDE, CAL 92084 OPEN SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 201712-5 PM  New Year, New Home! Endless opportunity with this amazing 3Bed/2Bath Home beautifully renovated and upgraded. This gorgeous home is move in ready. You can either live in or great for a AirBnB. The gorgeous...

By Katongole Johnny, FOUR CORNERS ALLIANCE GROUP Four Corners Alliance
(4Corners Alliance Group Of Companies)
Comments 12
"How to Identify a Target Market and Prepare a Customer Profile”Get your message to the people who need and want what you have to offer! The 7 Lesson guide i have shared here will takes you through a step-by-step process that helps you identify specific target markets within your industry and pro...

By Marshall Emsley, Pre-licensing Course
(Agent Professor)
Comments 9
Here are the experiences in life that have pushed me most to learn new communications skills: 1) marriage, 2) parenting, 3) work, 4) having diabetes.   The best information I have learned came from Thomas Gordon's program called Systematic Training for Effective Parenting. The quick summary is to...

By Adam Williams
(Electric Meter Sales)
Comments 6
For residential and commercial premises the amount of gas and electricity used is gauged and measured by meters. However not every electric meter or gas meter is the same. Ranging from standard to digital, from dial to pre-payment, there are numerous ways in which your gas and electricity usage c...

By Jennifer Ethridge, Selling Homes along the Beautiful Emerald Coast!
(Keller Williams Success Realty)
Comments 12
It appears that Americans are regaining faith in the U.S. economy. The following indexes have each shown a dramatic jump in consumer confidence in their latest surveys: The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index National Federation of Independent Businesses' Small Business Optimism Index...

By Ginger Timmerman, real estate agent trainee
(Ginger Timmerman)
Comments 0
When Walt Disney decided he wanted to build Disneyworld in Florida he settled on some land in Central Flordia (Orlando).He was smart enough to realize that if the land owners new it was him that wanted to purchase the property the price would skyrocket!So, he decided to buy the land up as an UNDI...

By Naphtalie Librun
(Ukiri Homes at KW Urban Dallas)
Comments 6
As First Time Home Buyers one of the most important steps is getting approved for a mortgage. If you’re starting the process of interviewing a mortgage lender I have included my top 8 questions that you should begin your dialogue with. By all means this is not a comprehensive list but it is a gre...

By Connected Investors, Connecting Real Estate Investors and Lenders
(Connected Investors)
Comments 6
 No matter your chosen investment real estate niche, the process of investing in property remains essentially the same. Investors seek to find value and profit on that value either by wholesaling, fix and flipping or renting out properties until an exit event occurs sometime in the future. The me...
Purchasing a good property in Thailand can be tricky process if you do not have proper information about the Thailand property market. You have to be really alert to arrive at the best decision that protects your interests. If you do not have the experience and skills to handle real estate matter...

By Kim Fox, Pearland Specialist
Comments 30
I understand the famous addage in real estate...location, location, location, and I truly believe it's true. But as a former school principal, I would like to, school, school for those who have school aged children. Many times clients spend months searching for the perfect home in a ...

By Jeri Hannon, Real estate agent serving Naples, Florida
(Downing-Frye Realty, Inc.)
Comments 41
 Well it really wasn’t my idea, but for those folks who know me that’s not surprising.  Something seems to happen at points in my life that thrust me in a different direction and that’s exactly how I landed in real estate.Here’s the story…  My husband, Jesse, and I were both educators for our loc...

By Sarah Brown, Home and Community Safety Expert
Comments 15
The decision of whether to rent or buy a place isn’t always an easy one. There are lots of factors to consider: cost, location, flexibility—the list goes on. But one oft-overlooked variable is safety. When it comes to security, does renting or buying make a difference?  In many cases, it does. An...

By Appnweb Technologies, India' top mobile app & web development
(AppnwebTechnologies- mobile app and web development)
Comments 8
With assistance of an innovative mobile app development company, you can take your business to new heights. Just by have a custom made mobile application and web development for your business, you can actually transform your small business idea into an amazing success story. If you also wish to e...

By Ralph Cullens, i am millie from alaska
Comments 8
How To Choose The Perfect Baby CribYour babies crib is the first bed your child will ever know. It is also often a parents first big baby purchase. Let's take a look at some of the things expectant parents should look out for when deciding which crib is right for their child.For more information ...

By Alissa Switzer
(Keller Williams Realty Parishwide Partners)
Comments 16
505 West Heights Drive West Monroe Louisiana 71292  Search current inventory of Homes for Sale in West Monroe LA Listing Details Home For Sale in West Monroe Louisiana505 West Heights Drive West Monroe Louisiana 71292 Price: $126,500MLS number: 174525Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2Square Feet: 1,693Lot ...

By Rhonda Haefele, Rhonda Haefele
(Your Castle Real Estate)
Comments 17
See Details View All Photos Request Showing Request More Info Map View Contact Agent   11537 River Run Pkwy Henderson, CO 80640 MLS#: 9353115 For Sale $340,000 Single-Family Home 3 Bedrooms 2 full baths, 1 partial baths 1883 ft² Lot size .2 ft² Built in year_built Beautiful home in a desirable n...

By Lisa Martin
(Hergenrother Realty Group)
Comments 18
New Listing | 18505 Heathcote Lane, Deephaven MN - $819,900Come see this beautifully renovated, newly listed, 4 bedroom, 4 bath home nestled on a quiet, 1 acre, cul-de-sac lot in Heathcore. Spacious main level living room with pristine hardwood floors, updated kitchen with adjacent porch with wal...