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 Livia Drennan
(Livia Drennan | Interior Design)
Comments 13
I have recently staged a beautiful home in Milton Ontario. The family with 2 children are moving to a smaller home but larger land, to give the kids the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors on their own property.In the process of staging, I could feel the love in that home, even when the famil...

By Erika Albert, Real Estate Agent Extraordinaire in Austin, Texas
(E*Rae Realty- Powered by eXp Realty LLC)
Comments 15
In an effort to increase the current housing stock, the City of Austin has passed a number of initiatives in recent years to ease the process of adding an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) to your lot.  These separate stand-alone residences essentially allow for two independent fully livable building...

By Brad Coleman
Comments 0
It's important to understand the concept of agency. There are several types: Specific agency- An agent represents a client in a specific task i.e. The purchase or the the sale of property. General Agency- When an agent represents a client in multiple transactions or several aspects of a real esta...

By Will Graff, Home inspection | Radon testing | Mold inspection
(Northbank Home Inspection)
Comments 17
Northbank Home InspectionNorthbank Home Inspection’s mission is to help you find a healthy, safe home. Our inspections will give you a detailed and clear report that assesses the major components of a home and reports their condition and specific deficiencies at the time of the inspection using v...

By Debbie Kay
Comments 16
   Misrepresentation is by far the lawsuit that brokers/agents face the most. 57 percent of the lawsuits brought against practitioners were for misrepresentation, and 12 percent were for the close cousin of misrepresentation, the failure to disclose.Most of the time misrepresented are the foundat...

By Nora Gonzalez
(Trillionaire Realty)
Comments 21
We all have dreams we want to turn into reality. We want to do things, places we want to go we "see" ourselves doing these things, driving "a nice" car, living in "a nice" home and living "a well established life"! But I am not doing the things I need to do and feel guilty of this. It is a dream ...

By Richard Witt, Buy Houses for Cash in Nassau and Suffolk counties
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
Comments 12
Excellent points from Beth.  Yes, there certainly is a misconception that buyers and sellers will save on that commission.  As she explains, it's baked into the price.   Many homeowners try selling their home on their own believing that they will save the commission.  However my 37 years of exper...

By Bruno Lukas, Real estate agent serving in Cape Coral
(RE/MAX Trend)
Comments 11
Property Management Cape Coral - Our new website After taking over the site and a few hundred hours of work, we put our new website on house management online last week and we are very pleased to invite you to see what has become of it. The most im...

By Bogdan Movers, Local and Long distance moving services
(Bogdan Movers)
Comments 10
WE’RE SEATTLE MOVERS THAT YOU CAN DEPEND ON What makes us the best option when you’re searching for Seattle movers? Although we specialize in the 250-mile radius around Seattle, we can move you to or from anywhere in America. We have trustworthy, dedicated Seattle movers who know the value of doi...

By Jackie Dorbritz, Local Experts with Global Connections
(Keller Williams - The Jackie Dorbritz Team)
Comments 11
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By Juan Jose Elizondo, McAllen Best Realtor
(Century 21 Muniz Realty)
Comments 19
This is a great opportunity. This property has 31 lots ranging from 8,250 to 11,570 Sqft. Excellent Location.From Expwy 83. North On Steward Rd to 2 Mile. South West Corner Of Stewart & 2 Mile.WEST ADDN. TO SHARYLAND E1/2 - N1/2 LOT 28- 12 10AC GR 9.40AC NET   

By Ronnie Jones, Real Estate Listing Consultant
(Online Sales Specialist)
Comments 12
Garage Doors Walla Walla, Wa With summer evenings right around the corner, now is a great time to start living the lifestyle of staying cool in your garage. The Lifestyle Garage Screen Door is the luxury addition you, your family, and your home have been waiting for. Whether it's working out, wor...

By Private Communities Registry, Online advertising for master-planned communities
Comments 15
All sales teams want the same thing… SALES! To get sales you typically need a marketing plan that generates “sales leads.” This is where the CRM comes into the picture. Keeping track of all the leads generated, assigning ownership, identifying the source and ultimately measuring success can be ve...

By Allan K Anglis, Certified Home Inspector The Villages area Florida
Comments 9
I recently performed a Wind Mitigation Inspection for a buyer in Florida; the home was built in 2006. A day after I receive a call from the buyer stating his insurance company didn't need a wind mitigation report because his savings are already included in his policy. Of course the buyer was not ...

By Michael Weaver, Green Smart Homes for Sale, Columbia, SC
Comments 13
Window and door trends for 2017 are making a departure from the traditional. With more options for design and modern integrations, home owners are making dramatic interior and exterior first impressions with window and door treatments. Homeowners are combining design and function to get the ultim...
HOME MAX REALTY INTERNATIONAL  The Estates At Acqualina  17901 Collins AvenueSunny Isles Beach58 stories – 130 sky residences – 3 per floor. Panoramic views of the Miami River, Biscayne Bay, and the Miami skyline. It is the only new residential development to offer luxury waterside living and pri...

By Jake Lane, Growth Manager @ Press Cleaners
(Press Cleaners)
Comments 18
I think nearly all of us can attest to throwing all of our belongings into a closet with no real thought to how it's organized. But statistics show that 80% of clutter in our home is actually a result of disorganization, not lack of space. While we can all jump into our current closet, one of the...

By Laura Coleman, I am the Office Coordinator for JLL.
Comments 0
First and foremost, this is for my Real Estate License. Now that I have lost most of you, i'll get into what False Advertising is and give you an example. False Advertising is exactly what it sounds like. It is when a Real Estate agent deliberately deceives a client by leading them to believe som...

By Tracy Powers
(Century 21 Wimco Realty, Inc)
Comments 15
521 Parish Blvd, Mary Esther, FL 32569

By Anytime Storage, Self Storage Units Clarksville Indiana
(Anytime Storage)
Comments 14
Renting a Storage Unit when you are movingMoving can be a hectic time, especially when you have a family. It can also be frustrating when you are closing on the two properties at the same time. You have to have all of your belongings out of your current home but you can't start moving your things...