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 Simon Asef, CCIM, Specialist in Retail, Multi-family & Industrial
(DMC Real Estate)
Comments 10
What is Cap Rate (Capitalization Rate)? What is Cash-flow? What is Cap Rate? Simply put, Cap rate is the percentage of return from an investment based on the income the property is expected to generate. It is calculated when you divide the NOI (Net Operating Income) by the total acquisition cost...

By Kenzie Weitzeil, Arizona Real Estate is exciting & rewarding. I enj
Comments 11
Look you decided to buy a home. And it's exciting. It is however a little  easy to get wrapped up in the excitement. So wrapped up that you forget very important things. Reading the contract is one of them. I know it's hard for the buyers to go through this. But it is the most most expensive cont...

By Royalty One Mortgage, Mortgage company in Henderson, Nevada
(Royalty One Mortgage)
Comments 11
Lending plays a significant role in both home-buying and home ownership. If you're planning on buying a new home, refinancing your current home, or applying for a reverse mortgage loan; it's important to familiarize yourself with common mortgage terms. Finding the right loan program for you is in...

By Ellen Emanuals, Investment Services for REITS, Agents and Brokers
(EIJ Hallmark Properties)
Comments 9
The choice of real-estate investment properties as a vehicle for creating wealth and long term financial security is well founded.A recent article by the New York Times, Where the World’s Wealthiest Invest Their Billions suggests property remains the single biggest source of wealth. It has always...

By amber webster, Student
(Agent Professor)
Comments 0
False affiliation is when an agent is not affiliated with a broker and claims they are and continue to show and sell houses. This is very bad because it gives their client a false sense of security and hope when they are looking to buy houses. If a license is on an inactive status and the agent d...

By David Hakimi, Luxury Real Estate Agent in Boulder and Denve
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices- Innovative RE)
Comments 12
 What does the huge influx of New Construction in Erie Colorado, mean for Erie sellers of re-sale homes? For the past 5 years, Erie has predominantly been a strong “seller’s market,” with sellers dictating the terms, and commanding increasingly higher prices with each subsequent sale.  Many homes...

By Michelle Lupica-Kus, Listings and working with Buyers
(Coldwell Banker Hunter Realty)
Comments 11
168 sq ft enclosed porch off the main bedroom. You don't want to miss beauty! Lots of updates include granite counter tops, hardwood floors throughout,newer windows, stainless steel appliances, and a 4 season room off of the Master Bedroom, plus more! Also features a full basement with a full bat...

By Temperance Saucier, Real Estate Agent serving Cenla Area
(Realty Executives Bayou Property )
Comments 11
There are currently 51 homes for sale in the Historic District and Garden District of Alexandria, LA. In the past 365 days, there have been approximately 65 homes sold, ranging in varies styles anywhere from American Craftsman, Georgian, Tudor, Victorian, and Mid Century Modern. The Alexandria G...

By Edward Clark, we are certified commercial hard money lenders
(Coastal Mountain Capital LLC)
Comments 4
I head up business development efforts for Coastal Mountain Capital LLC. We’re a nationwide wholesale portfolio lender specializing in a true “No Income Verification” loan product for Commercial & Residential Investment properties, Debt Consolidation Loan, Hard Money Loans, Home Improvement, Brid...

By Zachary Cordova
Comments 6
I'm sure that many of you know how important that integrity and honesty are to your business, and as an aspiring sales agent I am super thankful that these are two principles that are very hard wired into the foundation of what it really takes to be a successful agent. I have done an outstanding ...

By Jessie James, The Good Guys with an Eye for a Great Investment
(The Good Guys)
Comments 6
My friends would say, I should not worry much about my retirement yet as it's too early. Well, I'd say not really. One year more and my age is can no longer be seen on the calendar. So, yes, I worry about these things already.I want to be able to just look back and retire with no worries. I want ...

By William Tew, Studying to be an agent
Comments 6
I have been studying the 21 ways to loose your realestate license,  I find it some what concerning that unprofessional conduct needs to be listed.  I just expected that everyone understands that professionalism is expected.  I think it is obvious the results of what will happen if you are not pro...

By Ray Hollins
(Na )
Comments 9
Im currently in the process of taking the Real Estate Agent Course, and at the moment we are talking about the ways to lose your License, and by the way there are 21 different ways in my state.  Now of course these 21 ways covers a very broad spectrum of actions.   One of the things thats I find ...

By Kenzie Church
(Agent Professor)
Comments 0
I've recently been taking online real estate classes and the ethics and conduct section has really struck my interest. Sure, you learn while growing up and becoming adult what is morally okay and what isn't, but what's struck me as most interesting is that there really are people out there that c...

By Steve Pollack, SM Sold offers a variety of marketing solutions
(SM Sold - Agent and Broker Marketing Solutions)
Comments 0
            It’s not uncommon today to have clients call up their agent and explain they are ready to sell their home, or buy a first home for their children. The difference is that 10 years ago, transactions were done in your home or agent’s office with real, concrete paperwork. Today the entire...

By Adam Mhrez, credit repair, fix & rebuild credit score,
(Reliant Credit Repair)
Comments 6
Your credit score matters and it is computed by the credit reporting agency based on individual performance. There are a few factors that go into what impacts your credit score which we will discuss in brief below. 1. The quantity of negative things on your report will influence the FICO assessme...

By Linda Itskovitz, All-in-one visual property marketing in 3D and VR
Comments 14
Real estate agents - do you have the innovative tools you need to win listings and beat the competition? Watch our real estate marketing webinar to learn how 3D tours and VR walkthroughs are helping agents impress sellers, improve their marketing, & crush their competition. Our speakers will give...

By Allison Jensen, Seasoned Realtor helping people find their home.
Comments 12
Planning to sell your home fast? Are you thinking of selling your Warrenton home? There's a difference between selling, and selling it fast. When you want your home off the market in the soonest time possible,  you need to make it stand out against the sea of competing homes for sale in the area....

By Debra Rettberg, Your Friendly Neighborhood Realtor
(Long and Foster Real Estate Inc.)
Comments 11
Are your clients looking for a one of a kind property.  Well here it is!   11808 Franklinville Road, in Upper Falls, Maryland.  (Click here for more details:  Situated in a deep historic area (near Jerusalem Mills Village

By David Peterson
(David Peterson Loan Firm)
Comments 7
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