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 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...

By Chris Pick, Roof Replacement, Re-roofing, Roof Repairs
(Best Gainesville Roofing)
Comments 13
 Best Gainesville Roofing is Gainesville Florida’s source for roof replacement and roof repair. Best Gainesville Roofing specializes in roof installation, re-roofing, replacement roofing, roof repairs, and roof leak detection. Furthermore, we are a locally owned and operated roofing company that ...

By Big Key Real Estate, Unlocking Life's BIG Moments in Utah, USA
(Big Key Real Estate)
Comments 13
ListPrice: $2,150,000Address:  6141 S 2300 E Holladay UTDiscover this beautiful European estate in Holladay, Utah. With 6 bedrooms, 6+ bath, a sauna, a mother-in-law apartment, and more, this home has everything you need. Learn more, see photos, and get a video tour of the home at BigKeyRealEstat...

By Frank Richard Borghetti, Real Estate Marketing Guru!
Comments 16
You probably know that the Washoe County housing market, especially in the Reno/Sparks area, was hot, Hot, HOT in 2016. In fact, home sales numbers and prices both reached historic levels in 2016. So what can we expect as we enter 2017’s peak selling season?Population Growth and the Housing Short...

By Jimmy Moore
(Denton County Home Inspection)
Comments 12
Black Mold The industry is sadly full of misinformation about mold, and especially about black mold. You may have heard stories of someone getting taken advantage of by an immoral contractor, who is giving misinformation about mold to sell their services. Mycotoxins & Toxicity Media reports of b...

By Team Scattergood, A Higher Level of Excellence
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty)
Comments 12

By Priscilla Sims, Full time agent representing buyers/sellers.
(Roost Real Estate Co.)
Comments 13
I am an experienced agent of 24 years but recently opening an office in the neighboring city so I need to drum up some business and leads.  What is your take on paying for leads?  In the past, I have done but I had no luck with it honestly. 

By The RE Geek Coach, RE Coach helping YOU build a better business!
(The RE Geek)
Comments 11
A few years ago I got this crazy notation to break away from my day job and start my own social media marketing company. I had been working in real estate since I was 18 after growing up surrounded by real estate agents. When I decided to open A Cup of Social, I was tired of real estate. I had do...

By Ashley Fisher, Virtual Reception Services
(Ruby Receptionists)
Comments 23
Texting, tweeting, posting comments, writing reviews: there are plenty of ways for smartphone users to communicate with friends, strangers, and companies without ever having a conversation. But research shows the good old-fashioned phone call hasn’t gone out of style—in fact, thanks to click-to-c...

By Nat Wallen, Realtor and Closing Gift Tech Provider for Agents
(BellaRuby LLC)
Comments 10
Being in real estate is a tough business.  See the full article Sure, many think we stick a sign up in the yard, we snap a few photos, we just place a home in the MLS and we magically get paid thousands of dollars.  And to the outsider, I can see where they might think our job is so simple. But t...

By Shane Farrell, Central Florida Realtor®
(Shane Farrell Real Estate)
Comments 7
History of Winter Garden Florida Are you one of those millions who are left speechless by the old world charm and the pristine beauty of Winter Garden, a small town close to Orlando in the state of Florida? You have spent a few hours or a weekend in Winter Garden but you have been left wanting fo...

By Virgie Vincent, Real estate agent, interior designer, and stager
(Vergee Interior Design)
Comments 8
With the arrival of spring and St. Patrick’s Day, green is definitely the color that represents March. And Pantone, who is famous for their color of the year, actually named “Greenery” as the Color of the Year for 2017! This refreshing yellow-green shade reminds you of the first days of spring wh...

By Clint Stitser
(The Stitser Group)
Comments 6
Designed by the same professionals responsible for some of Martis Camp's most spectacular homes, this newly built contemporary home in a gated golf course community has been meticulously planned and constructed. Whether it be the 48" steel pivot front door, the sandstone tile surrounding the line...

By Mortgage Broker Auckland, Mortgage Broker Auckland Specialist in Mortgage
(Mortgage Broker Auckland)
Comments 10
It is not uncommon for home buyers to rush the process more so when eyeing a house in a particular neighborhood. Many buyers are busy trying their best to get approved for a mortgage without taking their time to find the appropriate lender; they just one a quickly approved home loan so that they ...

By Christopher Sloan, Arizona native
(The Real Estate Lounge)
Comments 16
What is the best way to find great realtors in other states for your out of state referrals?   I would like to here peoples thoughts and process they have went through for out of state refferals.

By Matt Smith
(Remax Associates Cedar Rapids)
Comments 13
6409 Casey Lane Northeast, Cedar Rapids, IA       Get Directions Click Here   Property Video Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 4 (3 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 3618 SQUARE FEET This home will leave you breathless! The moment you step int...