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 Lorrie Ramseier, Real Estate agent ~ St. Joe, MO & surrounding area
(Ramseier Realty Group)
Comments 21
Hi! I'm Lorrie Ramseier and I have been a St. Joseph resident for over 30 years.  It's a great place to raise a family!  My husband Terry and I have 3 wonderful children and two beautiful grandbabies.  I love people and houses, so Real Estate is a natural fit!  I am relationship driven so it is n...

By Targeto Inc, Targeto: People-Based Marketing Platform | CRM-Rem
(Targeto Inc)
Comments 10
What is Targeto?Targeto is a powerful platform designed to simplify the task of managing your marketing endeavors across Google AdWords (Customer Match), Facebook (Custom Audience), Twitter (Tailored Audience) and Yahoo Gemini (Custom Audience) from a centralized web interface. All you need is em...

By Jeremy Williams
(Keller Williams Western Montana)
Comments 16
8717 Mashie LaneStately and charming 4 bedroom/3.5 bath home bordering open park space in the Ranch Club neighborhood. Exterior of the home was newly painted in 2015, updates inside the home include new range, dishwasher, flooring and remodeled bathroom in the basement. Covered back patio perfec...

By Jimmy Reed, Real estate agents serving South Orange County
(The Reed Team)
Comments 11
Summer is around the corner and what better place to work on your beach body than in one of the most beautiful beach cities in Orange County, San Clemente! Explore everything from high intensity cycling classes to meditative hot yoga practice. Skip the boring gym elliptical and join one of the ma...

By Rick Schmidt, First time buyers. Downsizers. Condominiums,
(RE/MAX Properties East)
Comments 16
The primary steps in buying a home are listed below.          Getting preapproved for a mortgage;          Finding an experienced Realtor;          Searching for your home;         Conducting due diligence;         Writing an offer;         Negotiating the contract;         Conducting inspections...

By Ron Lee, Custom Home Builder in West St. Tammany Parish.
(Ron Lee Homes)
Comments 10
Selling your home is one of the biggest challenges a homeowner will face throughout the life of owning a home.  Upgrading to a new home (2nd or 3rd time home buyer) is not only an investment of equity but also a thrilling adventure, but you have to get the first home sold first!  To do this, you ...

By Nellie Terzieva, MBA, The MBA Group, International Real Estate, Referral
(Re/Max West Realty Inc., Brokerage, The MBA Group, Toronto, Toronto West, International RE Referral, Direct: 416-820-5551)
Comments 15
Kid Proof Home is really important for families and especially first time parents. Realtors can help their first time buyers or families with small children to consider some points before moving to the new property.For example, install safety gates between floors right before the stairs. Keeping ...

By Arlyne Hoffman, Realtor, Specialist in Residential Real Estate
Comments 0
  8770 Chunnel Terrace Boca Raton FL 33433   Seldom available, Beautiful Lake view home in this private gated Boca Raton community. Meticulously clean,3br/2bth, 2 car garage. Open floor plan, Updated kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, Vaulted ceilings, King size M.bedroom w/2 walk-in closets, ...

By Amber Kuhl, Your Montgomery County real estate specialist...
(JLA Realty)
Comments 15
The Woodlands® Development Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Howard Hughes Corporation®, will host Creekside Park® Unplugged, a free, family-friendly concert series set for Wednesday nights – April 19, 26 and May 3 from 6 – 8pm. Creekside Park® Unplugged Concert Series at Creekside Park V...

By Jennifer Westbrook, Decorating homes to sell fast in Maryland, DC & VA
(Main Stage Home Staging & Organizing)
Comments 13
The real estate market is going strong in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia, which is great news for anyone planning to sell. I’ve had lots of questions from homeowners and real estate agents this spring about staging vacant properties. A recurring question has been whether stagin...

By Jeff Jensen
(Pacific Real Estate & Investment)
Comments 13
  Beautiful 143+ Acre Parcel  $220,000Private setting, easy access off County maintained roads. Would make a Great farm or ranch. Turn east off Hwy#95 on to Desmet Rd., go 3 and half miles, turn south on Mail Rt. Road follow for ½ mile, our property on the west side of road. 80 acres in CRP. Offe...

By Eric Krattenstein, Hard Money Lender To Real Estate Investors
(Asset Based Lending)
Comments 14
Thanks to the success of several hit TV shows and the rebound of the nation’s housing market, interest in real estate investing — primarily flipping houses — is the highest it’s been in nearly a decade.For real estate professionals, this provides a unique opportunity to build profitable long-term...

By Tracey Hernandez
(Sisters Real Estate Services)
Comments 16
Hi Everyone, A Buyer has contacted me who is seeking a 20+ acre property in the Ocala, FL area. Need a great agent to refer her to. Please let me know if you can help. Thanks!

By Lauren T, Marketing Pros for Real Estate Agents
(MARKIT Group)
Comments 10
Email marketing is tough to get right, but once you do it can work wonders. It's all about setting up the systems, writing great copy, and tweaking every now and then. I'm going to talk about a few key campaigns you should be running for your real estate business.What You'll NeedFirst off, you ne...

By Beth Reilly, Minneapolis Southwest Metro
(Keller Wiliams Integrity Edina)
Comments 12
Every now and then we love to spend time with our loved ones. Most of the time we have to go out to share time with family. Wouldn’t it be nicer if held our family get-togethers in our home? It will be more comfortable and fun!We have researched ideas to use to make our home more convenient for o...

By Alex Delgado, Broker, GRI®, CMRS®
(Nashville / Franklin)
Comments 12
The ability to sell above market or buy below market is achieved by providing the evidence of worthiness acquired in and through one's research regarding the subject property and all the variables that can affect its perceived or actual worth to the buyer (when marketing a listing) or seller (whe...

By LandCraft MetroHomes
Comments 10
LandCraft Metro Homes is a affordable society in NH58 Ghaziabad , Metro Homes is well planned affordable luxury  housing society , developed by LandCraft developers Ghaziabad, It's approved by UP Government & GDA

By Simon Smith, Eugene Oregon Real Estate - Key Realty Group Inc
(Key Realty Group Inc.)
Comments 14
Eugene Relocation Tips: Avoid the Stress of Moving  If you go looking for new ideas to make a relocation to or from Eugene easier, it’s amazing how often the words “stress” and “relocation” appear in the same paragraph. The most universally agreed-upon method is to separate the two by hiring rel...

By Zippy Larson, Historian: Voted: BEST Tours of Baltimore 34 yrs.
Comments 8
Begin then with a Jacob's ladder, the rope ladder thrown over the side of a huge ship as it moors at the entrance of the Chesapeake Bay, where a Bay Captain boards, to guide the ship to port.  The blue collar neighborhoods surround the piers.  The people in row houses near the river told me their...

By Hermann Kaendler, Luxury Water Front Homes & Condos
(Allison James Estates & Homes)
Comments 15
Hello Activerainers!This is my very first post on Activerain forced on me by Norm Padula!!!!  That rascal! 505 Givens St.Siesta Key, FL 34242MLS#A4160488 Beautiful Mid-Century Modern Home in great location. This Former Ralph Twitchell show home has an amazing open floor plan with high ceilings on...