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 Ellen Giuffre
(Mackintosh, Inc., REALTORS®)
Comments 12
We all want to make the most money for our clients when we sell their homes, but overpricing can actually hurt sellers more than help them! You can find a number of Intelligent Pricing Graphs online, which will show that more buyers will look at homes priced at market value than above market valu...

By Rob Roland, Broker, Solutions That Move You
(Keller Williams Referred Realty )
Comments 11
I have been asking that questions for over five years and am compiling information and advice about that very subject. If you are interested in being part of that research and the conversation, contact me. 

By Zachary Foisie, I build CRMs, tools, and deliver leads. Ask me!
Comments 21
With the conclusion of Super Bowl 51 and the “official” start of the real estate season now in full swing, I would love to pick your brains and see what your action plans were for 2017?Here’s what I have in mind. It’s pooled from other influencers and top performers I’ve talked to in the last few...

By TOM PAPE, P. ENG, Home Inspections, Condo and Townhouse Inspections
(Truestar Home Inspection Services)
Comments 6
Home Inspections that are Unique yet Practical At True Star Home Inspection Services our inspections are designed to be comprehensive yet make your home buying or selling experience as stress-free as possible. By conducting a thorough examination and analysis of its major systems, we can answer a...

By Shelly Al-Hashash, Vice President Sales at DisclosureSave NHD
Comments 14
Do you care about your clients? Do you care about their needs, their desires and do you think of their problems as your own problems? These are some of the questions you should answer before even sitting at the negotiation table or go to an open house.  If you care and protect your clients and if...

By Fort Wayne HVAC, Fort Wayne HVAC for Heating and Cooling Solutions
Comments 0
A trusted contractor like Fort Wayne HVAC plays a crucial role in the comfort, safety, and air quality in your home. That's why you need to choose the best professional for the job at all times. Your patience, as well as research, will save you from choosing the wrong service provider for the job...

By Tracie Copeland
(Copeland & Co. Real Estate)
Comments 20
As the Broker-Owner and Founder of Copeland & Co. Real Estate, my independent real estate brokerage in ultra-competitive West Palm Beach, Florida, I face dozens of daily challenges with my team of six agents. Thankfully, we're one big family, and there's no drama, or caddyness. My problems are bi...

By adam chase
(Refresh lending)
Comments 9
The changes of the market increase the quite interest of customers whether it’s sale or purchase. Whether the topic is related to real estate or mortgage, day by the competition is growing which offers the significant benefits for investors. This year (2017) is exciting to make purchasing the pro...

By Larry Griffin, Working with individuals that have inherited a hom
(Infinite Real Estate Corporation)
Comments 10
Looking for a fixer-upper trailer or home with or without hook-ups. Land only is also an option and a barn would be great! Would like a possible rent-to-own option located within 45 minutes of Topeka, KS. We are looking for a place to fix up, let the dogs run, and call our own. Any options will b...

By Joshua Davis, Specialize in Tollway to Marsh and Bush to 121
(eXp Realty)
Comments 10
I spent today wrapping up the books for 2016.  While this is a necessary evil, it reminded me that little tasks like this eat away at our valuable time.  My father always reminds me that he bills out at $100 an hour and that anyone he can pay less than that to do a task means he is still coming o...

By Scott Baglien, Realtor serving the East Valley of Phoenix
(Estate Realty & Management)
Comments 11
Coming Soon! 3 Bed 2 Bath Diving Pool! Gilbert Schools! East Mesa! Rare Opportunity to buy a single level home with Diving Pool! Stunning Split Floorplan. New Carpeting, new exterior & interior paint! Over sized Great room with vaulted ceilings, Built-in Entertainment Niches, 16" Tile through out...

By Reserve Oakleigh, Brand New Apartment Community in Antioch TN!
(Herman and Kittle Properties)
Comments 9
Here at Reserve At Oakleigh Apartments, you come first. Our apartments satisfy your personal needs, and our community encourages your social side. Nowadays, you have more options than ever. So we’ve made it easy for you. Our apartments in Antioch, TN are located in Antioch, Tennessee, near local ...

By Jerry Coleman, Single Family, Multi-Family, and Investment.
(Howard Hanna)
Comments 13
       I'm looking out the window of my home's raining.  Appropriate as I write my first blog on active rain.  I am in my second year in the real estate industry.  Prior to this, I served in the Army and Army National Guard for 24 years.  I started my career as a US Army Ranger in the...

By Patricia Arencibia, South Florida Luxury Homes
(Tim Singer & Associates)
Comments 15

By Morgan Rivas, Online Lead Generation
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 13
As a student of the Real Estate course in Utah, I've been challenged to write about how you could lose your license for bad record keeping. My background has included years of experience in the Real Estate field. I have held a position as a receptionist, office manager, ISA, assistant, Photograph...

By Michael Johanson, HOA management
(Cottonwoods at Mountain Green MOA)
Comments 11
Incompetency is the inability to do something successfully.  As a real estate agent your clients expect you to be compentent since your success benefits them.  Incompetencycan result in significant financial losses to your client.  Therefore, I would challenge each of us to know all we can about ...

By Cash Buyer New Jersey, Home Cash Buyer New Jersey
(Cash Buyer New Jersey)
Comments 8
We pay cash directly to you to buy your home as-is or we walk you through the traditional process. You name the problem, we solve it!Selling Your House Can be A Quick and Simple Process:We do not list your house like a real estate company would do. We are the ones actually buying your house. We p...

By Karen Ulrich, Old-Town living in the Big City and Divorce RE
Comments 14
Old Littleton Living in the Big City Where: Old Littleton, CO 80120What: CommunitySpecializing in Old Town Living..Strong community, neighborhood events, knowing business owners by name and an Old Town center loaded with charm, specialty shops and great restaurants!!... these are just a few of th...

By JOANN POWELL, Real estate agent serving Las Vegas & Henderson NV
(Clear Sky Realty LLC)
Comments 16
Las Vegas is by far one of the most famous cities in the world. Everyone knows something about this amazing city.  The Vegas nightlife is part of the American experience. Millions of people come here to thrill in the boundless entertainment options.  That's why Vegas is the commercial, financial,...

By John Giammarco
(Prominent Realty Group LLC)
Comments 6 has an investor knowledge base of member contributed content of over 15,000 real estate professionals who have experience in distressed, foreclosures, short sales, probates, non-performing assets, portfolio, multi-family and commercial properties. For more info click here: htt...