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 Benjamin Kimmich, Prefab Home Mfg specialized in Micro Homes and ADU
(AVAVA Systems)
Comments 7
Great post by John Arendsen on how adding ADU's can create housing, add property value and provide cash flow. This is going to be a game changer in the world of housing development. California Senate Bill 1069   How It May Impact Real Estate?     NOTE: If you are a stakeholder on this topic pleas...

By Augustus Bukowski, No Loan Impossible
(Bay Equity Home Mortgage)
Comments 8
This week continued the trend of higher mortgage rates. For well qualified consumers Conventional mortgage rates are showing a range of 4.375-4.5% per with a blended average of 4.39%. Consumers with lower credit, unique property types, and niche scenarios will likely see...

By Andrew Miller, Residential Realtor serving Northeast Ohio
(Re/Max Crossroads)
Comments 11
Hello to All, My name is Andrew Miller. I'm a new agent, and a new to ActiveRain. I decided to write an opening blog as a way to introduce myself to the ActiveRain community. ActiveRain seems to have quite a bit to offer that would be beneficial to those in the Real Estate Industry, so I'm glad t...

By Margie & Alycia Drube, @5CitiesHomes - Social Real Estate
(Margie Drube Real Estate)
Comments 8
The SLO LifestyleLucky transplants know the SLO life means many things to many different people. The people who grew up here wear it as a proud banner of lifestyle.  Visitors get a break from the busy fasted passed world of LA or the Bay Area when they come to visit. We SLO people don’t honk at e...

By Christina Steinhaus, Real Estate Agent serving the Palm Beaches
(Keller Williams Coastal Properties)
Comments 44
I had a SOI call this morning from a new agent who knew me from the past and was reaching out for referrals.  She was a personal fitness trainer in her previous life-mine, actually.  After we discussed that I was an agent, she inquired what worked for me when I started out 3 years ago.  Not surpr...

By Tanya Cunningham
(TanyaHomes Realty Group)
Comments 12
Just Sold : 15096 SW 22ND ST, MIRAMAR, FL 33027

By Georgeanne Banks, Buyers and sellers
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 16
606 Ravenswood Road, Hampstead, NC Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE March 19, Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 3288 SQUARE FEET Southern living retreat to call home! This hom...

By EW Investments LLC, At EW Investments, LLC,
(EW Investments LLC)
Comments 7
At EW Investments, LLC, we offer a range of used homes/house and real estate for sale at affordable price in Miami, Florida. Contact at (305) 328-9431! We are happy to assist with our purchase process!    House For Sale In Florida 

By Dixie Lee, We buy houses in cash. Any condition
(Sell My House In Connecticut)
Comments 14
 Working with a real estate agent as an investor. We buy houses in Connecticut. We buy houses to rehab and put them back on the market for sale at a profit.Many investors do not know how to build a constructive mutually beneficial relationship with agents. Agents are very handy to have on your te...

By Adrienne Weiss, Help making the dream of homeownership come true
(Guild Mortgage)
Comments 8

By Kirsten Pataky, Closing Coordination Services for the Triangle,NC
(The Closing Pro, LLC)
Comments 9
Did You Know?The national average for time spent on closing coordination is more than 20 hours/month for one closing? What lead generating activities could you do with that time? ~ 4 hours a day for 5 days~ 2 hours a day for 10 days~ 1 hour a day for 20 days making lead calls~ 3 days of showing h...

By Steve Roland
(Roland Group Real Estate)
Comments 8
To California Agents/brokers:  Has anyone been using the new "free" transaction management being offered through CAR? We have been using Sureclose but they are discontinuing their services. Any feedback would be helpful. We are looking into Skyslope but the cost difference is sizeable compared to...

By Norman Zhu, Greater Vancouver Realtor@
(Nu Stream Realty)
Comments 8
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By Kurt Congdon, #1 Agent in Nevada County's #1 Real Estate Company
(Coldwell Banker Grass Roots)
Comments 18
Private Custom Estate within moments to all GV/NC services. Spectacular setting & completely useable acreage.VERY upgraded amenities throughout. Remarkable Custom Kitchen w/Alder Cabinets,Exotic Stone Counters,Center Isle,Best SS appliances, 3 pantry spaces.All adjacent to Family Room w/built-ins...

By Stacey Two Songs-Miller
(Metro First Realty)
Comments 18
Check out this awesome home in Piedmont!11705 NW 135th Ter Piedmont, OK 73078

By Jackie Behr, Real estate agent serving Jacksonville Florida
(Watson Realty Corp )
Comments 15
Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 7.2% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate o...

By Bryan Ellis, Host of #1 Radio Show for Self Directed Investors
Comments 12
Think quick:  Where can you find over $2.5 trillion of wealth that must be used to purchase investment assets, like real estate?Answer:  America's IRA accounts......And all you have to do to tap that incredible source of capital - and double (or better) your business this year - is to understand ...

By Scot Rife, Host of the Real Estate Systems Podcast
(Plum Tree Realty)
Comments 11

By Charles Hampton, Certified Professional Home Inspections
(Your Buckeye Home Inspector)
Comments 9

By SkyRender Media, Aerial Photography and Videography - Drone Video
(SkyRender Media)
Comments 13
Drone photography for real estate professionals is the newest tool in the successful realtor's arsenal to make their listings truly stand apart from the competition. In a buyer's market, it is of utmost importance that a real estate broker is able to grab the attention of the prospective buyer be...