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 Mike Albert, Real Estate SEO Consultant
(Being a Realtor)
Comments 8
Marketing for the real estate website is not as easy people think about. It takes lots of effort and money to make empire like Zillow, Trulia, etc. For this, I have decided to have some time to make a blog post for the real estate agent on how to get leads from different real estate marketing ide...

By Tanner Hendry
Comments 9
I am working on getting my license to be a real estate agent right now.  Although I have quite a bit of experince in the industry having bought a couple houses and having a rental property.  I feel that the most important thing to have is competency in any style of business or work. In the class ...

By marthe teixeira, Rent or own I have your perfect home!
(AgentOwned Realty)
Comments 10
Before my family and I relocated to SC, we decided to tackle something most couples try to avoid in their marriage: renovations! I always looked at doing renovations like putting together Ikea furniture it will either make or break your marriage. To take away the suspense because I am sure you ar...

By Randy Thompson, Real estate, escrow, lending services for CA
(California 55 Plus)
Comments 11
 If you are in the market for buying or selling a property, chances are you have heard someone say ”location, location, location” at least once. It is also known that the three most important factors in buying a home is location, location, location. And is location that important? In a word - YES...

By Robert Bethell, Residential Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty, Showcase Property)
Comments 8
Lisitng DetailsFour Bedroom Colonial for sale in Quincy MA 15 Doyle Terrace, Quincy MA 02169Price: $430,000MLS Number: 72191154Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.5Square Footage: 1,470, plus an additional 750+ square feet of finished basement  Call the Bethell Real Estate Team at 617-213-0036 to see if thi...

By Elisabeth Flores
(Agent Professor)
Comments 10
I wish more people were better at communicating. It seems so easy but actualy communication requires more than delivering information. There are tons of books on communication and relationships and some people have not made the connection: Great relationships are based on a great deal of communic...

By Mike Jordan, Turnkey Real Estate Investing
(Strategy Properties)
Comments 15
Investing in real estate can be both exciting and scary. It can be the start of a new career or the chance to add to your income and potentially build a retirement fund. It’s something new—but, with all new adventures, there is the fantasy and then there is the reality.When dealing with real esta...

By Renee Adkins, Specializing in Puyallup & Neighboring Areas
(Gateway Real Estate)
Comments 13
Job descriptionThe ideal candidate will exhibit high standards, excellent communication skills, and have an ability to take initiative, and prioritize daily tasks. Candidate must be energetic, tech savvy, and very eager to work. A strong ability to take charge and meet tight deadlines will ensure...

By Justin Nobles
(Nobles Realty Group, LLC)
Comments 7

By Angela Batchelor, Your Go-To Gal for Wilmington + Southeastern NC
(The Angela Batchelor Team of Keller Williams)
Comments 17
Hot Location, Gorgeous Views... Sold at $145,000 This home didn't last long; it went under contract in just 3 days and sold for 100% of asking price. The neutral tones & light-filled spaces created a relaxing retreat. It was the perfect place for weekend getaway for it's new owners. With reasonab...

By Leonid Kotlyar, Investors & Buyers and Off Market Property
Comments 7
We do all types of commercial real estate loans nationwide for all commercial property types. Currently our programs are for the territories of the USA. Financing – including the acquisition, development, and construction of these properties. We are interested to invest in real estate which bring...

By Jesse Coffey
(KW Island Living Maui)
Comments 17
Aloha! Below are market trends for May 2017 compared to May 2016 for the Maui real estate market. Over the past year demand has increased and values have followed.  Single Family Homes - The amount of single family homes that have sold on Maui is basically unchanged from May 2016 to May 2017. Day...

By Doug Thorpe, Reverse Mortgage Loan Specialist
(HomeBridge Financial Services)
Comments 10
When I chose to leave the traditional mortgage lending world and move to reverse mortgages, many friends and family asked WHY? There are so many stories about ways the reverse mortgage product has hurt senior citizens. Yet, I didn’t go in blind.I did a whale of a lot of research. I studied articl...

By Mark Shea, Your Mortgage Expert in MA & CT
(Mark Shea (Sierra Pacific Mortgage))
Comments 12
An estimated 12 million people can expect to see an increase in their credit scores starting July 1st due to new, stricter requirements on the three major credit bureaus. When using certain derogatory information in their reports which are used to calculate the credit scores of many Americans. Sp...

By J. Scott Harris, FHA/VA approvals at 580+ FICO's
(Gold Financial Services)
Comments 13
Zillow Hypocrisy This is a free country said David to Goliath ... or is it? Was cruising through the latest feed & found something really interesting being shared on Facebook. A women named Kate Wagner has started up a blog called 'McMansion Hell' that makes fun of the McMansions all across these...

By Steven Terry, Luxury Specialist serving all of Tucson, AZ
(Long Realty/Janell Jellison)
Comments 6
If you are a Luxury Buyer and looking in some of the hottest markets in the US, you are likely finding that your hard earned money does not go very far. The Urban hot spots like New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Chicago seem to be attainable to only the Elite Luxury Buyer and that's well-known. T...

By The Waves Ventnor
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 9
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By Jelmberg Team, A Keller Williams Real Estate Team
(Jelmberg Team)
Comments 0
Sun City Shadow Hills (SCSH) provides residents an experience like few places in the Coachella Valley. Owning a home in this Del Webb development means resident get a lifestyle filled with a huge list of amenities, clubs and a rich social environment. 

By Ryan Vinco, Founding Member and Managing Partner
(Encore Real Estate Investment Services )
Comments 10
Executing a solid follow up plan is where you make the capitalize on your exhausting business development mission. Organize your notes and pile of scribbled on business cards.  Go through them one by one and recall the details you were able to ascertain in your brief Vegas meeting. Identify your ...

By Rosemary Fields, Real Estate Marketing + Social Media
(K2 Alliance Group)
Comments 10
Scams happen.When dealing with FSBOs, things can get a little sideways. Unfortunately, scams do happen. Common scams include loss of earnest money when sellers change their mind, incorrect papers, false purchases through a third party, and identity theft when asked for personal information. Liabi...