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 Don Hathhorn, Observer
Comments 12
There's a new course called SAFE HOUSE that is a CE-certified online course for Realtors, developed by former high-level military veterans and current law enforcement officers. EYE OPENER TV just ran a nationally-sydicated news piece on it. This is the website and the news story is on it as well....

By Wayne Christopher, Solar Realtor
Comments 15
Today the problem is not finding financing. Its finding a home. We work with several lenders that works with prospective home buyers for the 0 down home loans.  We work with home buyers and help them down the path throughout the home buying process. Getting an approval with us is easy. Finding th...

By Shara Kelly, Providing clients platinum customer service
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest)
Comments 12
Fort Bend Real Estate & Homes For Sale

By Ethan Langford
(Home smart)
Comments 10
Disney purchased the land in central florida and nobody knew he was buying it. This is a very smart way to go about real estate if you are trying to keep the costs down. When he was asked about if he was the one buying the land he lied and said that it wasn't him. Close friends knew he was doing....

By Michael Ehline, I am an expert in car accident insurance claims.
(Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC)
Comments 12
Connection With Real Estate Agents and Ridesharing Accidents?Uber and Lyft can be a dangerous alternative to traditional taxi services. But for busy real estate agents, conducting open house has become much simpler. Now, the agent is less a chauffeur, and more a tour guide, as he escorts his clie...
I have been instructed by my real estate course to write a blog about communication skills a real estate licensee should have.Great communication skills are important in all aspects of our life.I believe done of the most important communication skills is to learn to listen to our clients. In addi...

By Bridget Murphy, Dedicated Realtor serving Chicagoland
(Dave Murphy Team)
Comments 15
Metropolitan Square Condos for Sale, Des Plaines Find similar condos for sale to the Metropolitan Square Condos for Sale, Des Plaines Get the value of your Cook County home or condo in today's market.Stop your search!What a find! This gorgeous condo complex is located in Downtown Des Plaines. Met...

By Premiere Homes Group
(Premiere Homes Group of Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 14
Charming, wonderfully updated, brick home in highly desirable Irving Park/Kirkwood area. Gleaming hardwood floors accentuate the entirety of this historic home. Excellent open kitchen + living room design allow for cooking and chatting at the same time. Three great sized bedrooms, including a mas...

By Jonathan Sherrod, Home Inspections in Gainesville, FL
(Blue Square Inspections)
Comments 14
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By Tom Myers, Your Trusted Home Buyer is a real estate solutions
(Your Trusted Home Buyer - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States)
Comments 24
With all the competition out there, selling your home can sometimes take some strategy and out of the box thinking. Buzz needs to be created for your home, but it can be difficult to do that when there are a number of other similar homes out there, all similarly listed.So how do you stand out? Ou...

By Maid To Sparkle, Massachusetts Top Rated Local Financial Advisors
(Mazzarella Financial)
Comments 10
The Bulfinch Group(781) 292-3283 derek_mazzarella@bulfinchgroup.comOver the years, we have found that a team approach can be an effective method to help clients who have a wide variety of needs as they maneuver through a complex financial-services world.We invite you to discover and experience th...

By Hector Gonzalez, Private Money Lender
Comments 9
Hello! I'm new to the site and figured it would be a good idea to give you guys a brief idea of who I am. My name is Hector Gonzalez and I'm currently working with a private money lender who hired me to basically take him deals to fund via private money loans. If you need money to fund your deal...

By Misty Bacon, Misty Bacon
(Bacon Realty Group LLC)
Comments 11
From time to time it can be fun to scour the latest “Top Ten” lists of cost-conscious ways to increase the value of Clearlake house value.Some make more sense than others. Upgrading bathroom vanity cabinets appears on some of the house value lists, for instance—but those lists were probably throw...

By Matthew Stanley, Treating my clients how I would want to be treated
(Equity Colorado Real Estate)
Comments 13
It's been a hectic week, and it will culminate with my first day as a real estate agent.  I passed the Colorado Real Estate Exam last Saturday, interviewed with a few places on Monday, and by Monday night, I had chosen to join Equity Colorado in Colorado Springs.  On Thursday, I attended a team m...

By The Martin Team, Making Real Estate Magic Happen
(The Martin Team at Keller Williams)
Comments 9
"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." – Henry Ford Our Mission and Values The Martin Team is dedicated to making real estate magic happen: one homeowner, one agent, one community at a time. We believe in the power of trust, integrity, det...

By Jason Measures, Realtor/PM/Investor/Trans Coordination Software
(VELO Realty/QOR Systems)
Comments 9
When you receive contact info for a lead, where do you put it? Add the contact in your phone, email, CRM/database, marketing campaign manager? There are many places that new leads need to be stored and probably aren't being manually entered into all those places because of the time it takes. The ...

By Sean Hooper, Real Estate Agent Specializing in East Dallas
(Nathan Grace Real Estate LLC)
Comments 13
1526 Homestead PlBeautifully renovated home with all details meticulously thought through. New Hickory Hardwood floors throughout. Both bathrooms fully renovated with tile surrounds. New roof in 2017. All new double pane windows. The kitchen window was enlarged to create a flood of natural light....

By Caleb Luketic, We Buy Houses Fast in Tennessee!
(Favor Home Solutions )
Comments 13
Every day in America, people buy and sell houses. Some of them do it as a job, but others just sell a house because they have to because their family is moving. Sometimes, when a house is older, it needs to be repaired before it is sold on the open market. But what happens when someone goes to se...

By Jeff Wright, Property Manager in Hanover, PA
(Foundation First Property Group)
Comments 12
There are 4 key benefits of adding real estate to your investment portfolio. Often times people become so fixated on contributions to their 401k that they fail to realize there are other options. Sure, they hear the ads about investing in gold and silver, and maybe even receive in the mail two "f...

By Tammy Laakso, Buying/Selling Real Estate; working with Investors
(Century 21 Fairway Realty)
Comments 14
The NEED of the CELL PHONEYesterday I was without my cell phone for several hours. At first, I felt a loss like an extension of my hand was gone.Then as the hours began to pass, I was able to do some begin to reflect on how I actually spend the hours of my day. I realized a few important revelati...