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 ProxBox Inc, ProxBox technology for listing agents
(ProxBox )
Comments 8
ProxBox is Gaining Momentum (and Traction)!In May we marked another major milestone by launching version one of our solution into the market. Within the first month of our product being publicly available inMemphis, Mississippi, and Central Arkansas, we have signed on 14 high performing agents an...

By Timothy Redding, Buyers Agent, Listing Agent
(Platinum Real Estate Solutions, Inc.)
Comments 14
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE Saturday June 10 and Saturday June 24  10am-1pm at 107 Greystone Dr, Bremen, Ga. 30110.  Come on out and see this beautiful home in the sought after Greystone Court subdivision and Bremen School district.

(Benchmark Realty)
Comments 12
Looking for a place to call home?  Indian Hills in Murfreesboro, Tn has it all!  A golf course, pool, playground, and tennis!  What a fun neighborhood!  Please check out the area and let me know if you have any questions!

By Sharon Ogura, Residential Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 15
I have a real estate salesperson’s license in one state and am now working on getting a license in a second state.  In the areas I visit, I try to view homes for sale and read what is advertised about them, including what is on the Realtors’ brochures.  It seems to me that in any state, there are...

By Bill Rampey, Realtor licensed in VA & WV
(Cornerstone Business Group, Inc.)
Comments 12
I think it's really important for people to choose the most effective way to communicate messages they send.  In this modern world we probably have way too many options and that often leads to messages not being communicated in a timely and effective manner.  For instance, if I have an urgent nee...

By Herb Ziev, I am a Texas mortgage loan originator who is about
(Benchmark Mortgage)
Comments 10
 There are many ways a mortgage can be structured when purchasing or refinancing a home. One of the unique ways that has been around for a long time is a combo loan such as a 80-10-10 or an 80-15-5.  This loan is actually two separate loans.  The first loan is 80% or less of the purchase price an...

By Peggy Hughes, Real Estate Agent serving Maryland
(NovaBrokersLLC/Maryland Division)
Comments 13
Just got my real estate license June 1, 2017 and wanted to share my experience as I go because there is so much to just getting your license. I am finding myself excited and overwhelmed with all of it.  Business cards are a must before you do anything so you can spread the word. Memorize your lic...

By Michelle Gansler, Relocation Specialist in San Antonio TX
(Real Estate Muses)
Comments 11
Decorating Tips for Your Entryway - Invite people in, don't send them running awayWritten by: Michelle Gansler, Realtor with the Real Estate we moved into our house I had no idea what to do with the niche above the door in my entry way...

By David Wright
(Benchmark Realty, LLC)
Comments 15
The numbers are out and the Brentwood home sales for May 2017 have strong numbers to report. May last year was a great month for Brentwood home sales but it is overshadowed by May 2017! The total number of Brentwood homes sold in May 2017 is 73 homes representing 43 neighborhoods. The most popula...

By Joshua Wendling
(Elite1 Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 8
Buying or selling your home? Have you thought about getting your home tested for Radon? Many people don't test for Radon, but Radon levels in Ohio are very high. If Radon levels are high inside the home, over time, 7 out of 1,000 people could get cancer. If you smoke the number jumps to 62 people...

By Tania Matthews, Orlando, FL Real Estate
(Tania Matthews Team)
Comments 11
Maintenance is a natural by-product of owning a home and properly maintaining a home is one of the best ways to prevent water damage. It needs to be done, otherwise, you could be looking at costly water losses, repairs, and insurance claims. Water damage is one of the most common and costly disas...

By Eric Barber
Comments 16
We're already halfway through summer and the heat is bearing down on many of us. Instead of hiding yourself inside the gym for the next month, try something off the beaten path to keep you moving. Enjoy the weather, take in some scenery, and burn calories at the same time by putting a spin on you...
Are you considering moving to Branson, or are you considering leaving? Regardless of which category you stand in, there's important information you need to know before coming to or leaving our little town of wide variety entertainment and life changing scenery.Inspiration rings through the beauti...

By Deborah McManus, Agent/Owner - Massachusetts eXp Realty
(eXp Realty)
Comments 20
The Cloud? Avatar? Classes on demand 24 hours a day? Stock options? Revenue sharing? Run my business, MY way? Ok, so it took me months to make the decision to leave my big box brokerage and get on board with the way real estate offices will be running in the future. No one can say I didn't do my ...

By Shawn Leamon,
(Divorce and Your Money)
Comments 13
This article was originally published on Divorce And Your Money here.Selling your marital home during a divorce is an emotionally exhausting experience, but you want to ensure that you receive everything you are entitled to. Obtaining an accurate appraisal can be the first step toward putting you...

By Tammy Harmon, Residential, Relocation, Luxury, Country/land
(RE/MAX Crossroads Realty)
Comments 18
 Serenity surrounds this beautiful country home built on 1.787 acres; located in Dickinson/ Santa Fe . Nicely updated 5 bedrooms 3 and a half baths, granite, screened back patio, 2500 sq ft barn, 2 wells, pond, sprinkler system, 2 car garage and much more. This property is located across from a b...

By Robin Smith, The Smith Team here for all your real estate needs
(The Smith Team)
Comments 11
 The Las Vegas Valley has many new home communities under construction and many Las Vegans would like to move into a newly built home however are concerned about selling their existing home before having the funds to purchase a new one.The Nevada Builder Trade-In Program has an answer to this log...

By Rosa Palomba-Rescigno, I am a Licensed Realtor.
(Century 21 North Shore)
Comments 14
By: Teresa MearsFind out how much windows cost — and whether you really need to spend the dollars. You knew your windows weren’t in the best shape when you bought your home, but now they’re really starting to get to you. They’re making your home look — and feel — well, dumpy.Not only that, you fe...

By Adedeji Taiwo
Comments 0
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By Stefan Kiryakov, SYK End of Tenancy Cleaning will offer you a bespo
Comments 8
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