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 John Landskroener, Serving the Cleveland metro area and beyond
(Coldwell Banker Hunter Realty)
Comments 15
I live on the West side of Cleveland. In the city there are two different climates. While there are two feet of snow on the East side there is nothing on the West side. We usually don't think or worry about it because very rarely is it worth our money or time to drive the hour+ to get to the East...

By Donna Jarock, The Realtor that Delivers you Home
(MB The Brian Petrelli Team)
Comments 0
Aurora CO  was recently awarded gold medals for all five health and wellness goals that the National League of Cities outlines in its localized adaptation of former first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. The program, called Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties, encourages officials...

By Daphne Hanrahan-Bruce, Helping Buyers & Sellers accomplish their dreams
(Key Realty)
Comments 20
1602 Covina Drive, Columbus, Ohio Pending Sale Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Get the Closing Price! Search All Homes For Sale What's Your Ohio Home Worth Now? See Recently Homes that sold in your area Hot List in Your Area Avoid Foreclosure Short Sale Homes For Sale Pres...

By Jason Anderson, Realtor®, Organizational Expert
(Platinum Realty)
Comments 19
 Upgrade, upgrade, upgrade! I hear this all the time-from television shows touting the gains homeowners can get by doing upgrades to other real estate agents bragging about the upgrades in their listings. Sure, upgrades can be nice for the person living in the home, and if done for their enjoymen...

By Alexander Glover
(Integrity First Lending)
Comments 14
People tend to dedicate themselves to all kinds of things. Some people dedicate themselves to their work, their family, their hobbies, their God. Some people are dedicated to the craziest things, too. I once new a guy that was dedicated to daydreaming. Seriously, he was dedicated to daydreaming....

By Shaye Murphy, Managed WordPress hosting done the right way
(BoxOx Hosting)
Comments 14
"Start BRANDING your business today for success, with the types of content that last long term"Are you looking for solid ways to increase your SEO ranking online with dynamic marketing content? We know the goal is to spend the least amount of money possible so that you can re-invest the left-over...

By Laurie A. Creasy, Real Estate is Easy with Laurie A. Creasy
(eProperty Realty)
Comments 21
Imagine that you wanted to become a dentist. You went to dental school, and they taught you about what teeth were, and the history of dentistry, and a bit about paperwork, but not much procedurally. So you took the exam for your license, passed it, and set out to become a dentist. But, all you re...

By Deneen Davis, IT Friendly Realtor helping from Estates to condos
(Weichert Realtors- Great Falls)
Comments 16
Home Buyers If you are thinking Many people are sitting back and waiting to see since we have a new political administration. However, please do not wait. When one waits they, buyer qualifies for less house for the same money when the interest rate goes up. The DC Metro Area is hot. Call me and I...
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By Tom Buchanan, Realtor ... 40+ years Selling Metro Detroit Homes.
(Real Estate One - Lakes)
Comments 14
Realtors all across the USA ... agree that the simple task of Adding Talk Fusion for Realtors to your daily routine of communicating with New prospects, Existing clients AND your total list of Contacts brings remarkable results. Video Email ... Get's people talking about YOU. 

By Bill Kemp, Renovations and New Construction
(Keller Williams)
Comments 0
2 bed 2 bath, 1260/sf PENTHOUSE CORNER UNIT.Coming soon to Clearwater Beach in the Clearwater Point community: Complete gut rehab PENTHOUSE with WATER VIEWS FROM EVERY WINDOW.Renovated down to the studs: new ceilings (no chains or strips), new layout, and full cosmetic rehab - quartz, porcelain, ...

By Renae Stringer
(RE/MAX of Orange Beach)
Comments 15
1118 West Beach Blvd, #15, Gulf Shores, AL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 1 BEDROOMS | 1 (1 full ) BATHROOMS | 420 SQUARE FEET Designated and easily accessible deeded beach access with boardwalk to the gulf. I...

By Quentin Delvigne, Drawbotics is the marketplace for RE marketing
Comments 18
Before starting my first blog post on Activerain, I thought it might be a good idea to introduce myself. My name is Quentin Delvigne, I am a digital marketing manager at Drawbotics (the marketplace dedicated to real estate marketing). Before that, I actually had my own real estate business. I rea...

By Doug Ralston, Realtor. Helping Buyers and Sellers Own Homes!
(EXP Realty)
Comments 0
        Representation. The Listing agent represents the seller and is obligated to have the seller's best interest in mind, not yours.  A buyer's agent represents you, and has your best interest in mind.  Your buyers agent can research market values and recommend offer amounts and help you nego...

By Nina Doiron, Home staging & organization specialist in GTA
(iStage & Organize)
Comments 12
It’s February and generally, this is the time of year when people gear up for the Spring real estate market. Having been involved in the industry for some time, I’ve witness highly successful sales as well as those that have failed miserably, even in a hot market. If you are considering taking ad...

By David Kostyshock, Cash Investor
(Montem Real Estate)
Comments 6
Hi, my name is David Kostyshock and my company is Montem Real Estate. I'm looking for a reliable Real Estate agent to obtain data searches for me from the MLS. I'm looking in the area codes of 63025, 63051, 63026, 63052, 63010 for cash sales activity in the last 6 months, retail buyers, and the t...

By Manojkumar Radhakrishnan, SEO Analyst, Real Estate Industry Observer
Comments 17
Before diving straightaway into the topic, Let me tell you what a home warranty is. Home Warranties are service contracts that usually cover the replacement or repair of vital home appliances that break down over a period of time.So, at last, you have decided to buy a home warranty! But are these...

By Jesse Pike, Listing Specialist Laguna Audubon Aliso Viejo
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 12
Jesse Pike Real Estate Agent at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage If you want to be involved in sales, then you need to be continually prospecting, that's sales 101. I had my first taste of prospecting fresh out of college in 1995. I was selling what many believe to be the most competitive p...

By Robin Bowie, Your AZ Connector!
(Dominic & Co. Int'l Real Estate)
Comments 15
I'm new to Active Rain and not quite sure how everything works here.  My good friend and Denver Realtor Joan Cox is a member of this site and raves about it!  In any case, I have a friend here in Scottsdale whose Mother owns a home in Crystal River and is looking to possibly list it for sale.  Pl...

By Kedra Mack, I specialize in first time home buyers and sellers
Comments 14
Hi Agents,  I have a VERY close friend of mine that I need a referral for in Tuscaloosa AL. Please email me with any recommendations.   Thanks!   Kedra Mack