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 wahana 88, WAHANA88 situs slot gacor 2022
Industri perjudian kini lebih marak dilakukan secara online. Lebih mudah diakses, pilihannya pun beragam. Tak heran, peminatnya makin bertambah dari tahun ke tahun. Judi online terbagi menjadi live dan judi online biasa. Selama 5 tahun perkembangannya di seluruh dunia benar-benar luar biasa!Statistik Perkembangan Judi Online dari 2011 – 2017Dari tahun 2011 – 2017, judi online mengalami perkembangan sangat pesat. Berikut ini adalah statistiknya dalam miliar dolar Amerika Serikat: Dua negara yang memberi kontribusi paling banyak dalam industri judi online adalah China dan Amerika Serikat. Menurut statistik, sebanyak 26% populasi di dunia bermain judi. Ini artinya ada sekitar 1.6 miliar orang dari berbagai negara di seluruh dunia bermain judi. Tiap tahunnya ada sekitar 4.2 miliar orang mai...
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By Jeremy Bourgeois, Land investor based out of Salt Lake City
(Scout Peak Holdings)
A word or phrase inadvertently used in a property marketing piece, a lack of care with other people’s money, or a brain fart that causes you to leave out a material fact about a listing could land you in deep doo-doo with the real estate powers-that-be.Although each state’s licensing board sets their own rules with regards to licensees, they are pretty similar.Let’s take a look at just three of the more common ways agents get into hot water with the state licensing board, lose your clients trust and potentially lose your real estate license.We find it rather bizarre that politicians can lie about issues that dramatically affect our daily lives and get away with it. But not real estate agents.Whether it’s a complete whopper or a slight misrepresentation of the truth, if caught, lying can...
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By Samuel Rhoads, Title and Escrow Services
When buying or selling a property, it’s important to have all the details and paperwork in order. You don’t want to lose your rights as a buyer or seller, and you certainly don’t want to miss deadlines for taxes and other fees. In addition, the title of your property is one of the most important considerations when purchasing real estate. To ensure everything goes smoothly during your property transaction, you will need to hire third party services like buyers and sellers title services to assist with these concerns. If you are looking to buy a home, sell an existing home, or even lease a place to live, you may need services that help manage the titles of your property. It is important that if you are on either side of this transaction that you understand what buyers and sellers title s...
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Telling a lie is a very big deal whether it is a small white lie, or a huge lie told on purpose. Either way telling a lie means you're being dishonest. There are a ton of different lies that a lot of real estate agents tell their clients whether it is a buyer or a seller. Usually if a real estate agent lies about something it is to make them look better or to get a sale.Some real estate agents will lie about their experience in their work, meaning how long they have been in the business, or how many properties they have sold, etc... Some people will lie about square footage in a home, even if it is just by a few feet, a lie is a lie.Some agents will lie about how well they can advertise. They might say they are social media Rockstar's and they have tons of contacts and people who know t...
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By Oren Markowitz, Primarily in Greater Charlotte area
(Remedi Home Solutions LLC)
Disposition Manager OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription $184,900 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 Full Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 1,437 sqftLot: 1.00 acre(s)Year Built: 1978 Location 102 American Legion RdGreer, SC 29651USA Oren Markowitz (917)  Listed by: Oren Markowitz Nearby properties for sale
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By Susan Aincham, Real Estate Investor
Misrepresentation The example given in my training is “agent showing potential buyer notices that there is a water leak coming out the bottom of the water heater.  Agent is worried that this might deter the buyer from buying the home, so the agent misleads the buyer into thinking that all water heaters leak in that area…”This sounds like the agent does not have much experience, so thinks it is ok to say the first thing that come to their mind, this is always the wrong thing to do!  Any problems seen on a walk through should be noted and brought to the listing agents attention, especially water as it can get worst and the damage spread.  In addition to getting the leak fixed but, because the buyers heard you voice you were reporting the issue, they also know now you will not let somethin...
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By Philip Johnson, I am here to assist anyone with Real Estate needs
(Johnson Estate Homes)
No bank financing needed. Rent To Own! This home is situated in a secure quiet neighborhood. This home features vaulted ceilings, stainless steel appliances, ceiling fans throughout, an enclosed patio and a fenced back yard. There's even a built in stand by generator. When the power goes out the generator automatically turns on in less than 15 seconds. You can also purchase furniture that is already in the home. Tenant/buyer must have at least 10% to pay in as a non-refundable option fee based on a future value of $400,000. An online appication and background check must be completed.
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By Victor Huynh, Real Estate Agent servicing Winnipeg City
(exp realty)
Here You Will FindThe Reason Why You Should Do Home-Staging9 Home Staging Tips That Makes Your House FancyThe Reasons Why You Should Do Home-StagingAfter you have read numerous Home Selling Guides, you will move to another step of the selling process - home staging.When it comes to increasing the value and speed of the sale of your property, planning and presentation are often the keys.It is important to have home-staging. You can increase the experience when homebuyers pay a visit to your house, make your house look clean and organized. A fantastic method to increase your home's internet appeal and make it stand out in today's crowded market is to include high-quality, staged listing images and videos.Since your property is in good shape, home staging doesn't have to be an expensive or...
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Are you one of the many renters thinking about where you’ll live the next time your lease is up? Before you decide whether to look for a new house or another apartment, it’s important to understand the true costs of renting in 2022.As a renter, you should know rents have been rising since 1988 (see graph below):In 2021, rents grew dramatically. According to, since January 2021:“. . . the national median rent has increased by a staggering 17.8 percent. To put that in context, rent growth from January to November averaged just 2.6 percent in the pre-pandemic years from 2017-2019.”That increase in 2021 was far greater than the typical rent increases we’ve seen in recent years. In other words – rents are rising fast. And the 2022 National Housing Forecast from ...
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By Brian Petruzzelli, LA and Las Vegas Homes For Sale
(LA and Las Vegas Real Estate)
Hermosa beach is one of a kind. The beautiful weather lends itself to year round fun and it is a go-to place for travelers and locals looking for an excursion. Fill your itinerary with these activities for your next trip in Hermosa Beach. Take a Walk on the Hermosa Beach PierTake in views of the beautiful hermosa beach pier which forms an important part of the neighborhood's identity. The structure extends 1000ft into the ocean. It offers sweeping views of the adjacent Santa Monica Bay and is especially breathtaking at sunsetWalk or Bike the StrandEnjoy a pier to pier to walk on the strand.  This walk connects the Hermosa Beach pier with the nearby Manhattan Beach pier. The 2-mile path is perfect for a scenic bike ride or stroll. For more ambitious bike riders, consider riding the 22-mi...
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By Geoffrey Lopez, Florida Raised, Real Estate Expert
(Radius Realty Group)
3160 FAIRFIELD DR, KISSIMMEE, FL 34743 LISTING  in Kissimmee in the ♥️ of everything! Walk through this 3 bedroom 2 bath home and appreciate the pride of ownership. This home has a lot of updates like Kitchen, Roof, A/C, tankless Water Heater and much more!  This is a great added value and kitchen appliances convey!   ✅  ROOF replaced 2014✅  A/C replaced 2020✅  Tankless Water Heater✅  Pool✅  Outdoor Kitchen✅ Pavers surrounding Home Your hometown neighbor & REALTOR®🏠🔑🏠🔑🏠🔑🏠🔑🏠🔑🏠🔑 🏠🔑 Listed by: Geoffrey A Lopez IIRadius Realty Group  
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Hello readers my name is Justice Sumnall, and this is my first blog post. My topic will be about dual representation and the importance of being an ethical agent regarding the topic.As real estate agents our jobs depend on our clients, and they depend on us. We are their connection to the real estate world as well as the link between them and the seller. They rely on us to have their best interest in mind as we deal with their money to get them what they need. As such it's important to be ethical since being unethical has the potential to ruin your reputation and connections with the clients.That being said it is unfortunate that there are still some agents that will represent both parties and either fail to or refuse to inform the parties of the representation. The reason as to why it ...
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By Felix Solis
What Is The Capital Gain Tax On Real Estate?Capital gain tax is the contrast between what you paid for that property (your expense premise) and what you sell it for is taxed by the IRS and a few expresses (your deal cost). As indicated by U.S government tax strategy, 20% tax is pertinent on all resources you have claimed for over a year.The selling cost of the resources - Price tag of the resources = Capital Gainspeculations, for example, stocks and bonds and substantial resources like vehicles, boats, and real estate might be dependent upon capital gains taxes. Your capital gain tax is determined on your pay at the hour of selling.-What Are Long-term And Momentary Capital Gains Taxes?•             Long-Term Capital Gain:On the off chance that you stay the proprietor of a resource for o...
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By Mike Hines, Real Estate Team in the Greater Cincinnati area
(Oyler Hines of Coldwell Banker)
Nobody knows new construction like Oyler Hines.We'll start with finding you the perfect lot. With our own land acquisition team on staff and unparalleled new construction knowledge, our new construction team provides clients with tremendous value every step of the process.Design your custom home and find the right builder.Having worked with virtually every builder in Cincinnati and oftentimes, acquiring lots for them, Oyler Hines should be your first stop when considering a new home. Watch your plans come to life while we handle the details.We are proud to be recognized as the #1 New Construction Sales Team by the Greater Cincinnati Home Builders Association every year since 2016.
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By Fidelity Home Group, Fidelity Home Group | Florida Mortgage Experts
(Fidelity Home Group)
Expert Forecasts on Mortgage Rates If you’ve been thinking of buying a home, you may have been watching what’s happened with mortgage rates over the past year. It’s true they’ve risen dramatically, but where will they go from here, especially as the market continues to slow? As you think about your homeownership goals and decide if now’s the time to make your move, the best place to turn to for that information is the professionals. Here’s a summary of the latest mortgage rate forecasts from housing market experts. Experts Project Mortgage Rates Will Stabilize While mortgage rates continue to fluctuate due to ongoing inflationary pressures and economic uncertainty, experts project they’ll start to stabilize in the months ahead. According to the latest projections, mortgage rates are exp...
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By George Moorhead, Your Home Sold at a Price Acceptable to You
(Bentley Properties )
The housing market is booming. In fact, real estate experts predict that the U.S. housing market will continue to see strong growth through 2022. This means that homeowners who want to sell their homes now might be able to get top dollar for them.You don't necessarily have to wait until you move out of your current house to start thinking about selling it. There are several ways you can increase the amount you'll receive for your home. Read on to learn 7 ways you can make more money when you sell your home.Start By Listing Your House With a Real Estate AgentRealtors are experts at marketing homes and negotiating deals. They also provide valuable services such as staging houses, preparing listings, and managing showings. In addition, they have access to information about local markets an...
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By Alecia Prigmore, Real Estate Investor
(Grounded Values)
Will this save me money? Duplex that I house hack. I own home in my name. Then I have an LLC that I do other investing under. Should I pay for property management for half of my duplex to my LLC? Then I can use that income in my LLC to do my other investing, so it would be an expense on my LLC. Then if I don't user it in my LLC that year I would just pay the income taxes under that LLC rather then my duplex anyway. AND does my tax bracket go by how much money I make or by how much money each entity makes so me at my W-@ and my LLC would be on a different tax bracket if the income is different? ADVICE PLEASE. Thank you
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By Gerrie Watson, Commercial Real Estate Myrtle Beach
(Myrtle Beach Commercial Real Estate)
GERRIE WATSON is a well-regarded commercial real estate agency and surveying firm in the centre of Myrtle Beach. Our Myrtle Beach Commercial Real Estate professionals are well-versed in the purchasing, selling, and renting of all types of commercial properties. In and around the Myrtle Beach region, we offer comprehensive services tailored to the unique requirements of local businesses.If you're looking for commercial real estate to rent in the Myrtle Beach area, GERRIE WATSON offers the most comprehensive listing. Learn more about GERRIE WATSON's commercial property listings, including office space, retail and industrial properties, land, and more. Whether you are a renter, investor, realtor, owner, or just someone who enjoys browsing Myrtle Beach Commercial Real Estate for Sale, you w...
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By Tony Laurendi, Mortgage and Real Estate Professional
(Reliable Mortgage)
MortgageOrb, Sept. 2, 2022–Michael BatesThe average home sold for less than its list price for the first time in over 17 months during the four-week period ending August 28, as the housing market cooldown continued, according to a new report from Redfin.
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