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 Scott Brown, Home Inspector in Syracuse NY
(Brightside Home Inspections)
Comments 15
Welcome active rain users. We are Brightside Home Inspections in Syracuse, NY just stopping by to say hi for now.

By Debbie Thomas, I help sellers/buyers with"out of the box"strategy
(StepStone Realty)
Comments 23
Great opportunity to get into a stunning Mediterranean style villa with top of the canyon views of golf course, Lake Austin, and Austin City Skyline. Property Details:  Beds: 4 suites    Bath: 5    Sq Ft: 5544    Year Built: 1999 Price: $1,800,000  [Real AVM $1,905,629]DownPayment: $500,000 (plus...

By Robert Paul,
(Re/Max Platinum Realty)
Comments 0
I have been in the real estate services business in the Sarasota, Bradenton, Siesta and Longboat Keys real estate markets for many successful years and will be here for many more. This longevity and confidence comes from my real estate services to a great many buyers and sellers, and their recomm...

By Michael Elliott, Residential real estate sales in New Jersey
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 18
I don't believe in karma.   Not going to debate it, but if you really think about it, it's something we create in our head to make ourselves feel better.   However, I do believe in the law of reciprocity.  When you do good things, even little things, like give agents feedback from your showing on...

By Kerrie Laminack, Your real estate guide
(Realty Associates)
Comments 11
Tired of living right on top of your neighbor but need to be within a reasonable distance of Texas Medical Center, 288 corridor, Lake Jackson, Pearland or Downtown Houston?  We have a solution.  Here in Savannah Plantation we have minimum 1.24 acre homesites starting from $330,000 at 2200 sq ft. ...

By MSUSC LLC, Title Abstracting, Information, & Document Service
Comments 0
MSUSC, LLC focuses on document services including publishing, title searches, out-sourcing, consulting, research, project management, and business development services.Along with document services, publishing, title searches, out-sourcing, consulting, research, and project management, Main Street...

By Benjamin Gilbert, Residential Real Estate Agent
(EXIT Realty Seybold Brokers)
Comments 12
“Alexa, Turn Up!” More and more homeowners are turning their homes into smart homes. Devices and appliances of all kinds have Wi-Fi capabilities, allowing a user to remotely control the device or appliance. When some people say, “What’s the point?” I say, “Alexa, turn my air conditioning down 2 d...

By Nechelle Vanias, Real Estate investor based out of Los Angeles.
(Nechelle Vanias)
Comments 9

By Luda Shulman, Buy-Sell in Clearwater-St Petersburg Florida
(Florida International Realty )
Comments 17
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By Laura Hermes
Comments 12
I really don't understand the difference between a partially undisclosed principal and an undisclosed principal. With a partially disclosed principal, the other principal knows there is someone on the other side but does't know who. How is that different from an undisclosed principal. The othe rp...

By Ethan Fadely, Agent working in a community in santaquin
(Prima managment )
Comments 18
        In todays world theres a lot of dishonesty going around. I cant say im innocent of it, because i know im not. But everyday i strive everyday to get better and better at it, when i first started  real estate class i didnt know how big honesty was especially with the real estate world. Ive ...

By Riverdale Funding, When other Commercial Lenders can't, we can.
(Riverdale Funding)
Comments 16
When is a commercial hard money loan appropriate to use?  When banks and conventional lenders can't get you funded, private money lending may be the answer. Here are the Top 8 Reasons commercial real estate borrowers and mortgage brokers use hard money loans.

By Jed Carlson, CEO. Entrepreneur. Dad.
Comments 70
Try these real estate brand building techniques to get more real estate clients As a real estate agent, you’re busy helping buyers and sellers in a major transaction. But you also have a business to build, to keep your pipeline full. There are so many ways to do that -- from digital ads, to billb...

By Molly Akins, Your best interest is always my # 1 priority
(Keller Williams - Charlotte SouthPark)
Comments 15
Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible.1. Get your finances in order.Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your credit report. Make sure the facts are correct and fix any problems you find. Next, find a suitable ...

By Chlorine Genie
(Chlorine Genie Inc)
Comments 10
Salt Water Pool TechnologySalt water pools have been around for decades now and although their basic technology has remained the same throughout the years there have been few if any really substantial techological changes made to the system. Salt water pool systems continue to offer users and con...

By Lamont Harris Jr
(MCS Mortgage Bankers)
Comments 11
How to Repair Your Credit and Buy a Home  There are three major consumer reporting agencies (CRAs), or credit bureaus, that mortgage companies use to assess a buyer’s credit rating: Experian, Equifax and Trans Union. Credit scores typically range from 300 to 850. For home loan purposes, a score o...

By Michael Nana
Comments 10
Hi all, My name is Michael, I am the sales executive with one of the leading real estate developers in Ghana. As part of our goals this year we want forign organizations who wants to invest in Land in Ghana or those who will partner with us to put up affordable houses for the Ghanaian market. The...

By MONICA JACKSON, "A Realtor With Your Purpose Home In Mind"
(CENTURY 21 Elite)
Comments 16
6 Reasons to Reduce Your Home Price While you’d like to get the best price for your home, consider our six reasons to reduce your home price. Read   Visit for more articles like this. Copyright 2017 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

By Quepos Realty, Manuel Antonio Real Estate & Quepos Real Estate
(Quepos Realty)
Comments 14
Over the years, the demand of the residential and commercial properties has simply increased in the Costa Rica. There are many people who now want to invest in the Costa Rica properties and get higher returns. The popular places like Manuel Antonio and Quepos are among the top property destinatio...

By John Morelli
(Insignia Growth Partners)
Comments 0
Insignia Growth has extensive experience raising capital for small and middle-market companies, to support a wide range of transactions. Our team has raised capital reflecting senior, subordinated and mezzanine debt and venture and private equity. At the heart of our efforts are partnerships with...