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 Cindy and Patrick TEAM TOLE, Serving the golf and luxury home market in Pawleys
(ReMax Beach & Golf, TEAM TOLE)
Comments 19
It's getting to be that time of year when the first snow falls in New England that people begin to think about relocating to the beautiful "Hammock Coast" of South Carolina. Did you know that Pawleys Island is THE oldest seaside resort community in the country? Not many people realize that. The p...

By Malcolm Lawson, Maryland Realtor Malcolm Lawson.
(Keller Williams Select Realtors )
Comments 13
The number of homes for sale in Maryland is down from 26,055 this same time last year to 23,301 homes currently for sale.The average sales price of homes is up 1.7% from $317,399 this same time last year to $322,907 today.The number of homes currently under contract is up 2.5% from 6,641 last yea...

By Eric Baggett, Home inspection services serving Cherokee County
(Check Right Home Inspections)
Comments 14
Winter Home Maintenance ChecklistTemperatures are starting to cool off nicely here in north Georgia, and the leaves have fallen to the ground . Even though winter is a busy time of year for most of us with festivals, celebrations, and holidays, its important that you don't neglect your house duri...

By Helen Olsen Conwell, Trainee in first Real Estate course
(Helen Conwell)
Comments 15
I am back in school at age 63! Real Estate school that is! I just retired as a high school advisor/teacher and already love what I am doing here. Learning Real Estate is a HUGE challenge! There is so much to remember and absorb. Right now, training is all about integrity, high standards, and valu...

By Kathryn Messina, Real estate agent in the greater New England area
(Real Estate 360 Now)
Comments 13
It is much easy to market your homes when your seller's cap on but what do you do to market your buyer's side?

By Vida Assadi, Broker,ePRO,CRS serving Plano, Richardson & beyond
(Peace of Mind Realty)
Comments 14
“Communities work better (students perform better, crime rates are lower, kids are safer, people live longer) when neighbors know one another better. Knowing your neighbor on a first-name basis…is a surprisingly effective first step.” – Robert Putnam, Harvard Public Policy Professor and author of...

By Michelle Cozine, Real estate agent serving San Luis Obispo county
(Realty Pros )
Comments 9
Are you thinking of buying or selling?  Are you a hero?  Do you want money back at the end of your transaction?  What is a hero? Police/Fire/ military/teachers/doctors/nurses etc.  List your home or purchase a new home with me and receive 25% of my commission at the end of the transaction.  This ...

By Tyra Hatcher Mitchell, Southern Maine Realtor
(Alliance Realty)
Comments 28
It's the most wonderful time of the year! √  Dance the night away at the office holiday party.√  Treat my favorite loan officers to Starbucks Gingerbread Lattes√  Handwritten cards to all my past and present clients√  Build a snowman at one of my listed properties√  Deliver cookies to the title c...

By Law Office of Ronald D. Weiss, P.C., Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, and Modification Lawyer
(Law Office of Ronald D. Weiss, P.C.)
Comments 10
As of December 15, 2009, New York promulgated a civil practice rule1 that requires the parties to a foreclosure action to participate in a mandatory settlement conference with the court within the first 60 days after service of process. The purpose of this conference is to determine whether the p...

By Jeff Ocasio NMLS#1116276, Know your Options Realize your Dreams
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.)
Comments 8
Resources, Questions answered and Options Given. KNOW YOUR OPTIONS AND REALIZE YOUR DREAMS Your personal path to a place you’ll love starts with HomeScout®. The private and secure home search that never shares your data and has every listing locally and across the country. See photos, information...

By Patrick DeFeo, DeFeo Group Florida's Gulf Coast Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams Realty South Shore)
Comments 16
Large pool home ready for immediate occupancy. Seller says make it happen now! All bedrooms upstairs and makes for a wonderful home for entertaining. Sparkling pool overlooking the pond. Corner lot , 2 car garage and much more.   3 D Tour Marketing Your Home Follow This Home! Sarasota Homes For ...

By Larry Souder, Acreage, Farm, Timber and Ranch Properties
(SouderHouse LLC)
Comments 9
I'm happy to help.... Please feel free to reach out  Larry Souder541-543-4114

By Derrick Wademan, Residential Property; sales & leases for 15 years
(Luxor Properties)
Comments 9
Too busy to keep accurate records?  Hiring someone to come into the broker house just once or twice a month to do the filing and capture the income and expenses may just save you thousands of dollars in unnecessary sanctions and fines by the authorities.  These part-time assistants are not terrib...

By Chelsea Amato, Mortgage lending company
(First Ohio Home Finance)
Comments 11
In order to purchase most of the larger things in life such as a house or a car, you need to have a good credit score in order to be approved for the loan to buy it. If you are a recent grad or a young professional, you may not have had any opportunity to build up credit thus far, now is the time...

By Lori Patch, Connecting hearts and homes since 2004
(The Thomas Group NW Real Estate)
Comments 15
Why Is There So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage?

By Scott McCloy, Responsible for creating and maintaining relations
Comments 9
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By Dolman Law Group, St. Petersburg Personal Injury Attorneys
(Dolman Law Group)
Comments 10
Government Employee Insurance Company—better known as GEICO—has filed a $15,000,000 lawsuit against Path Medical, the company that owns the referral service 411-PAIN who is perhaps best known in Florida for their catchy jingles and questionable reputation.The lawsuit filed in the Florida Middle D...

By Dolman Law Group, New Port Richey Personal Injury Attorneys
(Dolman Law Group)
Comments 8
Settling your personal injury claim brings many advantages. For example, you can avoid the uncertainty of a trial, where you might lose and get nothing. A settlement also allows you to receive your compensation much faster, which can help you pay medical expenses and other bills. But don’t go in...

By Rita Manuel, Listing Agent, Buyer Agent, Negotiator
(LAER Realty Partners)
Comments 10
The Best Time to List Could Be Right Now  The holidays are here and some people think that is at cross purposes with selling a home. The good news is that is could be an even better time to sell your home because it is the holiday season. Take a look at what actually happens in the minds of buye...

By Jason Denis, Industry Observer, Real Estate Student
Comments 10
For owners of Real Property there is whats known as the"Bundle of Rights."Right of Possession: The owner can transfer the right to another party through a lease. Whoever controls the property has the Right of Possession.Right of Use: This allows the owner to do with the Real Property what they de...