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 daryl rosenbaum, coastal investment properties and home design
(Design Results)
Comments 37
Alright. This bedroom is not my favorite look.  But the whole house was a train wreck. The pillows on the bed were in the living room and the picture above was in the garage. The white 'throw' on the comforter is a sheet... but it's clean!I redesign rather than stage homes. Working with pieces al...

By kotton grammer, SEO Consultant for Real Estate Professionals
(Kotton Grammer Media)
Comments 2
Founder of Kotton Grammer Media, Kotton Grammer, has helped take businesses to new levels with his search marketing formula thats currently making millions for his clients. He continues to reviews testimonials and reviews from satisfied clients from all over the U.S. Heres one of the many kotton ...

By CHRIS MARTIN JR., Hard Money, Fix and Flip, Distressed property
(Chris Martin Jr. Hard Money)
Comments 7
Follow the money! It's my pleasure to introduce you to the hottest Hard Money trends and products.During the past several years the focus of my practice has shifted from distressed property bailouts and buyouts (divorce, probate, partnerships) to urban infill re-development. Last year, fix and fl...

By Sylvia Dana, Realestate agent serving Grand Rapids
(Coldwell Banker AJS-Schmidt)
Comments 12
Open House this Weekend: 11-1 p.m. Sat and 1-3 p.m. Sunday -- Two-bed, two-bath year-round ranch with million-dollar view and all-sports water access on Big Pine Island Lake; vaulted ceilings, fire place and plenty of windows in living area; 68 ft water frontage and one-acre lot; oversized two-s...

By Monique Howard, Service Atlanta & Surrounding Area Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 12
Fantastic opportunity to live in sought after Alpharetta GA location!  This beautiful home is situated in a private cul-da-sac and offers 4 spacious bedrooms, 2.5 baths, gleaming hardwoods throughout the main level, separate living room, dining room, family room overlooking eat-in kitchen.  You w...

By Jared Baird
Comments 6
I chose to write about dishonesty because dishonesty covers most of the 21 ways that you can lose your real estate licesnse. Misrepresentation, false afiliation, false advertising, and many more of the 21 ways are all related to being dishonest. I feel the best way to sell is to be transparent. T...

By Jana Dorin
(Century 21 M&M and Associates)
Comments 8
My family and I relocated many times.  I always thought how difficult it is and 'what a chore'.  Looking back I know now how lucky I was.Relocating clients are very different from families which move withing the same area, just larger home etc.  Relocating is very challenging and ever so enrichin...

By TheVillage FairOaks, Gated community with 55 beautifully built homes
(The Village At Fair Oaks)
Comments 5
. situated in the charming town of Fair Oaks, The Village is nestled behind a private gated entrance and features 55 beautifully designed two-story homes. Highlighted by traditional architecture, thoughtful floor plans and energy efficient amenities...

By Kevin Cedeno
(Resident Team Realty LLC)
Comments 9
  Yesterday I conducted an open house and decided to take advantage by having and open house training class for my new agents. While I prepared I really had to make sure that I expressed everything I was ever taught, and what I have acquired from my experiences. So, as I was preparing, it dawned...

By Troy & Susan Deierling, Providing Information... Not Pressure
(Realty Executives Northern Arizona)
Comments 9
Here's a three year chart on what is happening in Sedona AZ real estate.  As of this moment, April 3, 2017, the Sedona real estate market is up about 19% over the lows of the recession.  The most recent low being around February 2014. Since then the Sedona real estate market has climbed consisten...

By Jass Tremblay, Specialize in First time and second home buyers
(RE/MAX All Keys Real Estate)
Comments 10
Good morning, I have never been much of a blogger but somebody told me the other day that I should start sharing a little about what I am passionate about.. FOOD! I love great food, trying new things and when I get the opportunity to participate in a wine pairing dinner I jump on it. The latest e...

By Keith Mundorff, Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 9
5 First Time Home Buyer Mistakes Buying a home is a big decision and if you’re a first time home buyer all of the unknowns can be downright overwhelming. Avoid these common mistakes that often occur when purchasing your first home.   Not Understanding What You Can Afford- getting pre-approved sh...

By Deepak Advani, A Boutique Real Estate Company
(Melange Real Estate Inc)
Comments 13
Its an Intersting away quite Familiar with a Sceneario that I am dealing with.Seller requires that all the entire purchase  price must be placed in an escrow account as the contarct has some contingies for plans approval.Buyer is agreed to do that, however the Buyer is a LLC and the Man...

By Timothy Bokinsky, Student
(Agent Professor)
Comments 0
Incompetent real estate agents give a bad name to the profession. As you try to do your best as an agent, it is hard to think that there are licensed agents out there who do not respect the profession, not to mention harming their clients. Should something be done about it? If so, what? There are...

By Ryan Hardy, River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Real Estate
(Ryan Hardy, Luxury Real Estate Broker)
Comments 10
Ryan Hardy's tried and true marketing methods will take the guesswork out of selling and make sure your home gets the best exposure and reaches the right buyer—whether they’re out of state, out of country, or right around the corner. HOME SELLER’S GUIDE | YOUR STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO SUCCESSBy Ryan...

By marcia may, New Buyers, Investers, Single Family Homes
(Realty One Group)
Comments 0
PRICED TO SELL!!!!  $295,000 1913 Coralino Dr. Henderson, NV 89074  Single Story Home in Green Valley-Pride of ownership shows throughout this well maintained home! Spacious kitchen including island, stainless steel applicances and walk in pantry. 3 bdrm, 2 bth plus den. Nice dining area, open fl...

By kevin ayotte, buyer, sellers, new construction, income property
(TreeHouse Realty, LLC)
Comments 17
Use extreme caution when buying a flip home. I can't tell you how much I see wrong with flips. I find it very hard to beleive that flippers dont know about Fed Pacific electrical panels, mold in the attic, non funtioning appliances, funace drywalled inside a hole so small you can't service it...s...

By Woodbury At Davis Ranch, Exclusive collection of elegant ranch-style homes
(Woodbury At Davis Ranch)
Comments 12
. .Ultimate Fair Oaks Living - Experience an exclusive collection of elegant ranch-style homes situated on spacious 1/4+ acre homesites and adorned with mature palm trees in the heart of Fair Oaks. These single and two-story home designs range i...

By Cynthia Zimmerman "Major Z", Military Relocation Professional/veterans
(Roelens Realty)
Comments 10
Cape Coral, Ft Myers, Bonita Springs and all of Southwest Florida can now benifit from the knowledge and expertise of the latest Military Relocation Professional to service this area. Cynthia Zimmerman, a 14 year Army veteran herself has joined the team of professionals at Roelens Realty and Prop...

By Melissa LaPlume, Real Estate Agent in the White Mountains
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
Comments 11
I’m excited about this new chapter of my life in a new town, new house, and new career path! I bought a townhouse in North Woodstock in June 2016 after hiking in the White Mountains for many years. My plan was for the townhouse to be a vacation home so I didn’t have the long drives to and from th...