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 shirley cicero, Northern Colorado Mountain Homes and Vacant Land
(United Country Ponderosa Realty Associates)
Comments 39
About 100 years ago…ok so I’m not that old…but it has been more then I’d like to count…after a long career with a large corporation and a significant salary I took a leap and gave up the stability and money to go into real estate at 100% commission. Yes, my husband about had a heart attack but wi...

By valerie delahaye-ippolito, Home Staging, Reality Staging, Interior Re-Design,
Comments 12
Step by Step Staging for Vacation rental How to make your property appeals to most renters. Step #1 - Start Fresh:  Declutter:  Take a picture of the room in its present state. Identify clutter Empty the room of all its contents.  Organize the contents in three categories. Clean and Keep. Sell. D...

By Robert Nunez USNavy Ret., Realtor® MRP CSC, Real estate agent serving Queens and Long Island
(Realty Connect USA)
Comments 7

By Eric Roberts, Real estateinvestor
(NER investment LLC)
Comments 5
I am just working on getting my real estate sales linsence, and as I am going through the schooling it sound like the best way to communicate with client is honest straight forward conversations.  I know I do not have a lot of experience to this point, but if you keep the client informed and make...

By Mike Tizzano, Full Service Mortgage Bank
(LHM Financial DBA CNN Mortgage)
Comments 9
Sports fans in Arizona are in for one heck of a weekend.  Here's a short list:  April 1st the NCAA Men's Basketball semi-final games will be played in Glendale April 2nd the Arizona Diamondbacks opening day game vs. the San Francisco Giants in Downtown Phoenix at 1:10 PM April 2nd the Phoenix Sun...

By Jourdan Durante
(None yet )
Comments 9
Everyone always says, "honesty is the best policy". It has become such a common saying that I think people forget how true that statement is. When people come to do business with you, the main quality they are looking for is that you are going to be honest and upfront with them. Being honest show...

By Lisa Taylor, Real Estate Agent in central Palm Beach County
(Coastal Properties)
Comments 12
Whether Golf or Polo, Beach or Boats or Shopping or Eating is your thing, Palm Beach County has it all!  We are the Winter Equestrian Capital of the world and Worth Avenue is where the Rich and Famous shop.  We have a Safari Park on our doorstep and beaches as far as the eye can see!   My name is...

By Jennifer McMurtray, Non-performing note investor
(Note Wranglers LLC)
Comments 1
Edited Transcription of Georgia Note Deal Video (, this is Jennifer McMurtray with Note Wranglers, and I wanted to tell you about a deal I'm working on in Georgia. This is a non-performing note deal, but let me tell you a little bit about the underlying p...

By Heather Wybrant, Real estate agent in Utah County
Comments 9
                       I am just starting out in the Real Estate Industry, still in school and learning all of the terminology, rules and regulations. I have to say that I am loving every minute of it !!  We are currently on the Fiduciary Duties, which I will admit before starting school I had ne...

(Colorado Military Home Source)
Comments 9
10675 PICTURED ROCKS DRIVE PEYTON CO 80831 $394,990 | 4 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS | 3 ATTACHED 3-CAR GARAGE | 4994 SQUARE FEET | MLS: 5455867   CONTACT Travis Blackman, MRP PSA FATHOM REALTY P: 719.387.8889 M: 719.387.4477 OPEN HOUSE April 1st 11am-3pm April 2nd 1pm-4pm View All Photos: http://1067...

By Chris Mayes, Know where to invest your next dollar
Comments 0
YouTube Live Video Hey guys and gals I'm Chris Mayes, and I've got 10 years in personal finance and investing knowledge that I'd like to share. What this channel is about is to take personal finance, and educate novice investors and take your investing to the next level. Subscribe to our channel,...

By Larry & Jill Johns, Real Estate agents serving the Sarasota area.
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 7
Real estate sales activities for Sarasota-Manatee counties were just released from our Realtor association.  As a reminder, the results are always for the month proceeding the current month.  In February, combined inventory of single-family homes and condos in the two-county area reached 8,557, t...

By George Crocker, Note investing
(RealNote Investment, LLC)
Comments 7
Hi. This is George Crocker . I just wanted to introduce myself now. I am the owner and managing member of RealNote Investment here in Rome, Georgia. It's a defaulted note buying company. I kind of specialize in finding non-performing notes on residential properties and purchasing those notes for ...

By Bike Homes, Distressed Homes Solutions in Maryland
(Bike Homes LLC)
Comments 4
Here is a couple of thoughts on what we're doing at the moment. We've been picking up some assets, since spring is here so, it seems like the assets are getting a little bit more prevalent, and we've done pretty well over the last week or so. About 10 days, we picked up six assets. I will give yo...

(VORO Real Estate)
Comments 9
Does anyone have a positive experience to share regarding data providers for Expireds & FSBO's? Usually you hear unsatified comments from opther agents,.I'm looking to see if there is a service I missed that agents are having success with the quality of data and customer service.

By Sherry Samuel, Realtor serving the Phoenix area
Comments 11
Realtor Sherry Samuel, Real Estate Agent at Homesmart located in Scottsdale, AZ is happy to showcase this beautiful 3 bedroom home for sale with awesome sunset views.  For your private showing, please contact Sherry Samuel at 623-570-2118.Click here to View our Virtual Open House  10040 E HAPPY V...

By Victoria Krut, Photography, Staging Consult, Virtual Staging
Comments 22
While spring selling season is preparing to sweep the country, many MLS photos are so far away from impressing online buyers. I was looking at dark, gloomy photos with dirty dishes and other unpleasant objects, and started getting confused. What was listing agent thinking? How badly presented hou...

By Teresa Hernandez, A Tradition of Trust
(Keyes Company)
Comments 16
Miami native. Welcome to any referrals sent my way in South Florida. Teresa Hernandez Realtor Associate The Keyes Co.

By Larry Barrett, Residential, Residential Income and land sales
(Coldwell Banker Best Realty)
Comments 10
Hi All-- Any recommendations for a good, solid online Brokers Prep Course? 

By Colton Barham, Residential
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 11
Listing DetailsBeautiful Crown Ridge Home Outside of San Antonio!19831 Wittenburg San Antonio, TX 78256Price: $369,900MLS number: 1224148Bedrooms:3Bathrooms: 4Square Footage:3267Call Phillip Lopez at 210-913-5696 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing. You Will Love the ...