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 Cherie Edmunds
Comments 15
3890 Spring Ridge Drive, Cumming, Georgia Just Listed Property Video Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Walk Score More Follow This Home! Homes under $250,000 Search All Homes For Sale Home with a POOL Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Presented By: Cherie Edmunds RealtorKeller William...

By Gary Durand, Serving MD, DC, and, VA. LEO serving LEO's
(Barsch Realty)
Comments 10 Check out this lovely home in North Beach

By Chris Johnson, Investment Property Manager
(Weichert Realtors Towne & Country)
Comments 8
By: Chris Johnson www.yourpropertyman.comAs a Realtor and property manager, one of the questions I am asked most often by both tenant and client alike is: Do I run credit and what factor does it play in making a decision?The answer to the first part of this question is simple, yes I do. Under no ...

By The Berns Team
(The Berns Team)
Comments 8
Our latest listing at 8818 Garibaldi Ave is a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom adorable home in the neighborhood of Temple City. This listing is close to top rated schools and is conveniently close to the 10 Freeway. With its wide streets, mature trees and well-established neighborhoods, the West San Gabri...

By James Berg, Luxury Property Specialist
(Navigate Realty)
Comments 9
I have been running into common scenarios when meeting with sellers about listing their home.  I find a lot of people have some sort of pre-concieved idea of what they think they should do prior listing thier home for sale.  My first suggestion for anyone considering investing money into thier ho...

By Sonny Kalsi, Sonny Kalsi is a founder of GreenOak Real Estate
(GreenOak Real Estate)
Comments 7
What does someone need to successfully start a real estate business across many locations? In other cities? In overseas markets? These are questions I often get, and there are no easy answers. Breaking into the real estate business is difficult even in the best of times, when investment opportun...

By Capprice Kitchen, REALTOR - Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach, FL
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chaplin Williams Realty)
Comments 12
THIS SATAURDAY, AUGUST 5TH, 12-2PM, you're invited to a DOUBLE OPEN HOUSE for two new-builds by Magnolia Home Builders on Amelia Island.   The builder is offering $5000 in Seller paid closing costs or design upgrades.   The property located at 812 Simmons Road is a single story 2604sf home with 4...

By Marc Hayes, Real Estate Agent serving west Fort Worth
(Keller Willliams)
Comments 8
3728 Bluff Ct, Willow Park, Texas Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1,841 SQUARE FEET Private paved road, electronic entrance via a custom rod iron gate, Heated Pulliam pool, and hot tub...

By San Alesna, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 6
2292 Bennington Drive, Vallejo, CA Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE August 12, Saturday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM August 13, Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price 6 BEDROOMS | 5 (4 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 5330 SQUARE FEET This Be...

By Carrie Duford, Blogger at large for RealtyFlux
Comments 6
Great! You’ve decided to use SMS marketing to reach your current and potential real estate clients. But how can you best put your hard-earned money to work?  First, customize your messages. Most companies, from EZ Texting to Realtor to RealtyFlux give you the option to customize your automated me...

By Clifton L. Saunders, Branch Mgr/RMLO Equal Housing Lender NMLS#230688
(AmCap Mortgage, LTD. NMLS#129122)
Comments 9
Today I wanted to break down what really goes into your monthly mortgage payment.  Click here to refer a client or friend Click here to see if you qualify for a loan There are a few different things involved in a monthly mortgage payment. I often am approached by people who tell me things like t...

By Bicky Wilroy, Hard Work and Results !
(Bicky Wilroy Realty)
Comments 13
 Offering $1,224,000 for THE PANORAMIC VIEW FOREVER! BALCONY! CUL DE SAC LOCATION! SIMPLE BUT ELEGANT! Very well kept 4500 sf with 5 bedrooms + 4.5 bathrooms + entertaining kitchen +3 car garages + beautiful water fountain, fully landscaped backyard, romantic gazebo. WHAT A WONDERFUL PLACE TO CAL...

By Diaz Juan, We buy houses cash Oakland in any condition
(Diaz Juan)
Comments 9
Welcome to Diaz Juan, We are the number one house buyer & seller in Oakland. We buy houses cash, so sell your houses Quickly. For more details you can visit www.diazjuan.comDo you want to sell your house quickly and with no hassle? You are in the right place! We buy houses in any condition. A loc...

By Earl White, Real estate investor in South Florida.
(House Heroes LLC)
Comments 21
 Real estate investors often sell their properties off-market, flat-fee list, or negotiate lower than average commission. Investor colleagues at the local REIA often tell me a listing agent is not necessary – save the commission and manage the sale. Given this perception, it’s worth discussing wh...

By elisa schweizer, Service Driven, No pressure Agent
(Sereno Group)
Comments 10
You might have heard that saying about the number of fish there are in the sea – the sea of prospective dates and mates. The same goes for homes on the market. Even when the market heats up as it's doing now, it's not uncommon for a buyer to visit 10, 20 or even more homes before finding the prop...
“What’s in your IRA? Is it real estate?” When is the last time you suggested to a client that her/she should consider real estate investments for his/her IRA? Two incredibly powerful questions that every Realtor® in the industry should be asking. Unfortunately, the majority of Realtors® are not a...

By Amber Hale, Real Estate Sales Team Serving San Juan County
(Keller Williams Farmington)
Comments 12
This large home sits on over three irrigated acres! Solar panels on the home can help with utility bills! The home features 4 bedrooms, a large living area, 4 car carport, a 2 car garage, a large barn and a studio with heating and cooling to use as you like! Fall in love with this home and schedu...

By LaVerne Spencer, Certified Master Inspector in Jacksonville
(L L Spencer Inspections)
Comments 14
Buying a home or investment property?Looking for : a Home Inspection, WDO (Wood Destroying Organism) report, 4 Point, Wind Mitigation, Mold testing, Radon testing, Lead testing or Asbestos testing?Contact us to book an inspection with our Certified Master Inspector. http://www.llspencerinspection...

By Sandra Contreras-Donohue, Always Going That Extra Mile!
(Realty Masters & Associates)
Comments 9
Open house Sunday 1pm to 4pm. August 6, 20173 bed/2 bath VIEW home; Large garage/workshop on the property and a garden shed. Total of 9 lots with individual APNs equal approx .70acre/ over 30,000 sq ft.The home was rehabbed in 2009. Have 3800-degree thermal dual pane windows; hard-wired for land ...

By Douglas Carter, REAL ESTATE AGENT
Comments 11
Just joined, and noticed no Real Estate entries for Timeshares. Wondered if there was any interest in those areas of real estate. As an agent with A Timeshare Broker Inc. I hope to join others in more discussion concerning the various aspects of owning, selling, and buying Timeshares. I find ther...