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 Marcia Robinson, We'll Guide You Home!
(Residential Mortgage Services)
Comments 7
Lenders can’t lend on a house that has obvious safety issues. As an example this was a house where the owner had taken down a dangerous old deck to be replaced at some point in the future.   Meanwhile he wanted to refinance his home loan.  Rather than put on a new deck ahead of his schedule, we h...

By Sunny Batra, It's all about service--Concierge service.
(Sunny Batra Realty)
Comments 9
How to Make a Large Dining Room feel Cozier    By : Sunny Batra Everyone loves spacious rooms, but there are times when a room can actually be too big and the result is that the space feels cold and impersonal. If a dining room is very large, gathering around the table can feel more like a confe...

By Brady Durr, Distressed Assest Investor or NPN, NPL
(Mortgage Medic USA)
Comments 5
No doubt CFPB regulations have increased the cost of doing business in the real estate industry. Sometimes good things can come out of the executive branch alphabet soup of regulatory agencies.  The policies and services are good news for service members.  If you know a service member, share this...

By Avia Apartments, Avia luxury Apartment Homes for rent or lease
(Avia Apartments)
Comments 9
If anyone thinks to invest in real estate than first thought come to mind “ How to find a best real estate agent? How we can trust them?” most of the time its happened many real estate agents cheat to their buyer. Mostly people don't have knowledge about real estate and have less experience with...

By Ethan Marsh, Claims adjuster
(Mountain America Credit Union)
Comments 0
 As children we were always taught honesty by teachers, parents, grandparents, and on rare occasions friends.  Whether it be in school, and being honest and not cheating, or letting others cheat off of you.  Or at the grocerie store when you just sneak a candy bar off of the shelf.  There was a r...

By Tamra Ashcroft, Practicing Commercial and Residential Real Estate
(Keller Williams Integrity First Realty)
Comments 11
It is a RENTERS Market under $2000 per month.I have represented VETs, Doctors and many other professions with good credit and great income.This market is CRAZY!When I represent a client, I point out all the positives that client has to offer to the leasing owner. I make sure the leasor knows that...

By Kurtis Bieber, Strengthen Your Business with Technology
(New Technology Sources)
Comments 9
Today agents are vigoriously marketing and promoting their real estate business within there given marketplace. You might be with Keller Williams, Berkshire Hathaway, maybe even ReMax or any other quality real estate agency out there today. But let me pose a question? Who's the Business? When I a...

By Ricky Stever, Putnam/Westchester/Dutchess real estate
(Cardillo Real Estate Network)
Comments 11
What is a CMA? A comparative market analysis is an assessment of all homes similar to yours in size, condition and location, which have sold within the span of the last 6 months. With The Cardillo Home Selling Team, this evaluation process is complimentary and always FREE of obligation and charge...

By Joe Blow,
(We Buy Houses In Arizona)
Comments 0
Two national business magazines say Arizona will be the best state in the country for new jobs next year.Forbes magazine projects Arizona’s job growth will continue to be on top for the next three years.Gainsight, a tech company based in Silicon Valley, is now operating in downtown Phoenix, bring...

By Adriane Taylor, A Top Producing Seller & Buyer Agent
(The Property Source)
Comments 15
18919 Heritage Point Boulevard, Magnolia, TX Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 3-4 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 4119 SQUARE FEET This 1-story,all brick home found in quaint gated community w/fishing...

By Ryan Ehmen
(White Sands Realty)
Comments 14
Hi there!This is the first of many posts to come on Active Rain.  The goal is to create a forum with a plethora of useful information about Southwest Florida, the real estate market and trends and some light hearted stories.  Open to questions and suggestions anytime! About Ryan:Born in Orlando, ...

By Tony Christensen, Certified Home Inspector
(Noble Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 14
This past Winter and Spring have been rough on our Oregon roofs. Freezing temperatures, inches of snow and ice, followed by days and days of rain have tested the durability and materials used to offset our Northwest weather. Regular checks and maintenance are necessary in order to identify repair...

By Sue Palomba
(Century 21 North Shore)
Comments 13
By: Stacey FreedThe best paint for brick? No paint at all (in most cases). Here’s why.Brick, brick, brick. All the homes in your neighborhood are brick. You’re itching to paint over that red-orange-brown color palette so your home’s personality can shine through.Although painting brick is doable ...

By Marvin Garcia, Carpet and Upholstery cleaning
(Quality First Cleaning Solutions)
Comments 5
In an industry where choice is plenty, consumers are forced to navigate hundreds of service providers and where switch and bait tactics along with dishonest practices have cast a dark shadow – choosing wisely is of the utmost priority. Failing to do so will result not just in a frustrating experi...

By Doug MacFaddin, Doug MacFaddin is Director of the Meier Team
(Corcoran Group)
Comments 15
Finding the perfect place to call home is tricky. There are so many factors that need to be taken into account before buying: do you want a suburban or urban environment? What are the nearby schools? What is the crime rate like? Do you want an apartment or a home? And even with all of these facto...

By daryl Rosenbaum, Creative Coastal Interiors
(Design Results)
Comments 14
Please tell me how this could possibly be a good idea for agents and what it means to you?How is it in the best interest of their members for MLS regions to sell out, bypass agents and provide this service to the public? Does the service compromise a lucrative income stream for agents?           ...

By Robert Taylor, We by houses Fast, As-Is, No Repairs Needed
(The Real Estate Solutions Guy)
Comments 13
With property values back to highs that haven't been seen in several years, many owners are looking to sell their rental properties. However, many are also feeling the pain of depreciation deductions on their taxes. If you own rental property or non owner occupied property, you probably were exci...

Comments 9
Buying a new home is a significant investment in the life of a person. So, it is recommended to get the expertise of Mystic CT real estate agent, to buy a perfect home for you. Real estate agents are very helpful for the buying and selling a home or property in Westerly RI. Connecticut real estat...

By Calvin Chambers, Southern Missouri Ozarks West Plains to St Louis
(Southern Missouri Homes and Farms LLC)
Comments 0
Southern Missouri is a great place to live if you like Nature and Wildlife and Privacy. We have many properties where you have nothing but the local wildlife for neighbors.  Some you have to use caution when you encounter them.Check out this article about Bears in Southern MissouriIf you hvave an...

By Desi Capaz, Helping Clients Build Wealth Through Real Estate
(Heritage Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 12
Video Blog: Current market conditions in Napa California.