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 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...

By Gary Childers, Credit Restoration
Comments 10
For over 10 years, United Credit Education Services has been helping American consumers get back on the track to financial stability. Our service has successfully removed inaccurate, erroneous and obsolete information from credit profiles, improving current scenarios and future opportunities. Und...

By Carissa Dodds, Real Estate Agent extraordinaire serving Colorado
(Realtor @ Exit Realty Pikes Peak)
Comments 14
I am a Colorado Realtor® at Exit Realty Pikes Peak serving Southern Colorado. Client satisfaction is my number one priority. I offer each of my client’s expertise, honesty, loyalty, confidentiality, skill, high ethical standards and flexibility. By making myself available throughout the whole tra...

By Paul Kraaijvanger, Real Estate Developer and Property Manager
(Real Equity Group One LLC)
Comments 11
*This post originally appeared on the past number of years, the price of rent has increased in the majority of markets. Yet beginning in 2015 rental growth started to slow in many areas. Many analysts believe this trend will continue in 2017 (which is why the NY Time...

By Natalie Gatbonton, CRE Tech
Comments 8
A property’s cap rate is one of the most fundamental measures of its potential value to investors, yet the measurement is still widely misunderstood. Here we offer a brief explainer of how cap rate is calculated, its limitations, and how you can apply it to your investment decisions.Let’s say you...

By Tammy Mason, Real estate agent serving the Eastern Shore of VA
(Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis)
Comments 14
Finding the right real estate professional in this crazy time can be challenging.  It has to be the right fit for you and your clients needs. Don't let anyone push you into signing on the dotted line, if it doesn't feel right. Would you buy a dress or a suit if it didn't fit? 

By Randy Craven, Investor buying NPL and distressed property
(3rd Act Note Investors)
Comments 8
You know I grew up on a small farm and worked on cattle ranches up through college and then spent a lot of time on my parent’s cattle ranch. One thing everyone has experienced if you have spent any time on a ranch is getting stuck in the mud. Usually after months of snow or rain we would wear ru...

By Adam Stevens, Commercial Mortgage Broker
(Integra Real Estate Capital)
Comments 11
Recourse vs Non-Recourse Mortgage Loans     by Russell K | Mar 13, 2017 | Blogs |   The last couple of years have shaped up to be a success for liquidity in commercial real estate. Investors have been busy acquiring and refinancing income producing properties due to a historically low yield envi...

By David Hutchinson, David Hutchinson is an award-winning Realtor.
(Sutton Group West Coast Realty)
Comments 10
My partners and I started this land assembly in Coquitlam before the City Official Community Plan (OCP) was in process.  The new SkyTrain was coming through, the station was being built, and the properties were being re-zoned.   We knocked doors, Hello, how are you?  Are you aware of the new zoni...

By Janet Rickstrew, Customized Closing Gift that generates referrals
(Zowee Products)
Comments 26
I actually got one, one year. Long before they had any association with being popular in a fun way.It intrigues me why some people give a gift when they are unsure about the recipient’s style, likes and dislikes. Don’t we want our gifts to be used and appreciated?  Sure, we can give a gift card a...

By Artur French, SEO professional helping real estate agents.
(Artur French)
Comments 10
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By Michelle Edwards, Inland Empire Realtor
(Realty One Group Trilogy)
Comments 20
 Did you know that mail theft is one of the ways thieves get key information to steal your identity? Here are some simple tips to deter mail theft and what to do if you are a victim of this growing crime.  Some areas still have standard unlocked mailboxes at the curb. If you are elderly or disabl...

By Eric Nixon, Experienced lender serving York County, ME
(Bangor Savings Bank)
Comments 9
There are several great loan programs for first time home buyers.  USDA RD for 100% financing, FHA with 3.5% down, VA with 0% down.  Home Possible from Freddie Mac and a few others. Loan programs that are often overlooked are special portfolio programs from community banks.  One local community b...

By Tonya Stevenson, Real Estate in the Greater Seattle Area
(Marketplace Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 0
ATTENTION SELLERS! Why should you work with a Real Estate Broker who is a Proven Marketing Expert and social media Wizard? -7.2 billion people on earth and 3 billion have access to the internet (this is constantly increasing)  -2.3 billion people of the 3 billion are active on social media (+10%...

By April Poley, Ask me about Homes for Heroes
(Michele Realty, Inc.)
Comments 20
This Moorcroft home is an adorable move-in-ready home minutes from Keyhole Reservoir and sitting in the middle of of a nearly 6 acre lot. This house features 4 bedrooms with large sunny windows for lots of natural light. There are three full bathrooms and the main hall bath has a powder room. Wit...