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 Stone Oak Property Management, Austin Property Managers
(Stone Oak Property Management)
Comments 7
If you're an individual who owns investment property in Austin, TX, you may consider hiring a property manager to oversee your investments. Owners in the Austin market can spend a lot of valuable time dealing with tenants, maintenance, etc. This is time that could be spent elsewhere and can requ...

By Butch Miles
(ReMax Posh Properties)
Comments 7
I recently moved to ReMax Posh Properties of Austin, after 9 years with my previous broker. In this blog, I want to quickly explain why I made that move.Someone once told me that if you're not uncomfortable, you're not growing. Challenge yourself to see that there is another side to the coin.  At...

By Saarv Singh, Teaching is like making the Future Bright.
Comments 6
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By kim digiacomo, Licensed RE Salesperson
(BHG Rand Realty)
Comments 12
Why choose me to be your trusted Real Estate Agent?  I remember how I felt buying my first home.  All I kept doing was second guessing my decision.  What if somethings wrong with the house? What if it's too much money?  What if I hate it?, etc... This went on for what felt like an eternity.  Then...

By Tony Stefani, Real estate agent serving LA, Orange & SB Counties
(REMAX Masters Realty)
Comments 10
Recently updated report "7 Proven Steps To Help First Time Sellers In Glendora". Report includes questions you should ask and information you need to know. Click on the link to receive a copy or share with someone that can use this information. Go here: FIRST TIME SELLER REPORT

By Jeff Grant, PA, Listing/Buyer Agent #1 Top Producer 2016 Remax PBG
(Jeff Grant Team | REMAX Real Estate Agent | Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter)
Comments 8
Evergrene is a luxury community located at the border between Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Fl. It is situated around lake Dorothy and it's construction was completed in 2006. Play the video and see all the features and amenities in this special tour of the Community. Here is a link great commu...

By Chris Bautista, Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Comments 11
Enjoy easy living with plenty of privacy in this well maintained ranch with plenty of space including a fully finished lower level that includes a family room, storage and possible 4th bedroom perfect for an in-law suite with walk-out. Many updates including propane heat, solar, siding, flooring ...

By E. Joseph Agbonifo, Real Estate Consultant : Residential/Commercial
(Hot Properties USA / La Rosa Realty)
Comments 11
One of the obvious signs of financial success signifying that you are making progress and on your way to achieving one of the core symbols of “American Dream” is home ownership. In the last six months or so, the real estate market in Central Florida has been good and mostly a sellers’ market whic...

By Denise Ho, Real Estate Agent
(Real Estate eBroker Services)
Comments 6
In this video, I'm going to share with you where I find the BEST source of FREE IMAGES for my real estate agent website. With this information, you can use these images to quickly transform your real estate website without wasting time and money.Why Free images? Images can transform your real est...

By Stephanie Clark, real estate agent in training
(Agent Professor)
Comments 14
It seems like such an easy principle to live by yet so many people struggle with this.I pledge to give my all when I am a real estate agent and hope others strive to live by the Real Estates' Code of Ethics. I love that this business is centered on such important values and look forward to servin...

By Julia Nyman, Harford County Maryland Home Sales and Purchases!
(Homes with Julia)
Comments 6 - Blog   What Does it Cost to Sell Your Home in Maryland? With HGTV as one of the most popular tv stations, home selling and renovating is glorified as the newest fad. Everyone wants to be the next home "flipping" success and make lots of money doing so. One thing that many pe...
Many surveys have been done, to be able to measure how a wide variety of jobs, are considered and evaluated by the general public. It's most likely little surprise, politicians have always rated quite low. The general public’s perception of them being that they are all liars, crooks and will say ...

By jude steven, We specialize in fixer uppers
(Steveson's Realty)
Comments 4
My wife and I had to go to our local grocery store on Saturday to pick up some basic items - bread, milk, tomatoes, etc. The store is closed on Sundays so Saturday afternoon they always reduce the price on selected perishable foods. It's very tempting to pick up some of these cheap items until on...

By Lynn Stoner, Licensed Title Agent
(Mid-South Title Insurance Agency, LLC)
Comments 4
What is Title Insurance? Getting title insurance is one of the standard steps home buyers take before closing on a home purchase. A title insurance policy insures against events that occurred in the past of the real estate property and the people who owned it. Title insurance protects real estat...

By James Jorgensen, Real Estate Agent serving Portland Tri-County Area
(Hildebrand Realty)
Comments 11
Growing up there was one thing that I knew I wanted to do with my life, I wanted to help people sell and buy homes.  I achieved my goal of getting my Oregon Real Estate license back in 2004, I got married to the love of my life on October 19th 2007 and we took a month long honeymoon to India and ...

By Carmel Brophey
(Royal LePage Your Community Realty)
Comments 10
I love my condo clients.  If they don't have a practical frame of mind when I first meet them,  they soon develop it after a few months of condo life.    Those 10 boxes full of DVDs and CDs that have only nostalgic value?  Hm... seems like it's the movies and music themselves that bring on that n...

By Tricia Persinger, HSR Certified, Professional Home Stager & ReDesign
(Metallic Sage Designs)
Comments 7
My passion comes through the anticipation of a challenge, the hint and disguise of the impossible, followed by the tremendous reward of a beautiful creation!  Designing spaces is my true passion! Designing spaces and places is extremely rewarding and a true contribution!  Designing a space is ult...

By Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling, Phoenix Real Estate Agent
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 70
I finally got the bug and decided to get on the rain train. Many of you know my wife Anna Banana. Well she's been asking me for years to start blogging and get on the social band wagon too. Can't say I am a fan of facebook and all that stuff but who knows maybe I will be at some point. At least I...

By Kristi Garber, Inland or oceanfront, all lead to the beach.
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Chaplin Williams Realty)
Comments 9
 We added a rustic pergola to our back yard and I kept the leftover cuts knowing I'd be inspired to do something with them eventually.   So making moasics was the idea.  Looked on Pinterest of course and got some ideas and then just went for it.I don't plan too much out; just think of a theme, wh...

By Ty Allen, Going through Real Estate pre-licensing training
(Currently Unaffiliated)
Comments 6
I am having a little bit of a hard time understanding why Dishonesty and Misrepresentation are listed as reasons that one can lose their real estate license.  I understand completely why someone would lose their license for these things, but it confuses me that it needs to be stated at all?Is the...