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 author naim
Comments 3
Before You Buy Before you purchase a house, there are a number of things you’re better off knowing. You probably have a question or two (or a whole list written up) of questions about your potential dream home. Here are some of the most important questions that you should have at the top of your ...

By Robert Renteria, Listing & Selling
(Renteria Realty Group)
Comments 0
Virtual Tour
2018’s housing market trends such as inventory shortage, rising interest rates, and home price appreciation are likely to continue into 2019 even as the economy continues to perform well. These and other insights into the future of the housing market were given during a webinar by Carrington Mort...

By Joshua Lother, Real estate pro serving the Golder Corner
(Gwen Fowler Real Estate)
Comments 4
The little things bug me. On almost every ocassion, without fail, I notice the details. Doesn't matter if it's in my career or personal life. I am the worst while watching movies; I spot the car that just changed colors and back again; the glass that was full, then isn't, then is again; so on and...

By Leonard Raleigh, I manage properties in Pittsboro & Topsail Island
Comments 4
A good friend of mine who I help with YouTube videos is a broker. He rarely pays attention to reviews, but we're in a smaller town and even having just a few provides the highest rating around. However, this is obviously not the case in more competitive cities. If there's one thing I've learned a...

By Hilary Erickson, Pulling Curls is a family lifestyle blog
(Pulling Curls)
Comments 3
One of the most exciting things about getting into your first home is being able to customize it to your heart's content. For many, this means remodeling parts of your home that need some TLC.  However, home projects can take a lot of time and money. So if changing things up too much isn't quite ...

By Rosanne Kurokawa
Comments 0
Super easy ways to learn everything about fit admissions.

By Matt Edstrom
(GoodLife Home Loans)
Comments 1
Buying a home is one of the most significant financial decisions that people make in their life. Knowing that you’re ready to buy your first home can be a complicated process and can vary for each individual. It’s important to know when you’re ready to buy your first home, but it’s equally import...

By Daniella Brewer, Helping you make a dream real estate purchase
(Dream Florida Real Estate - Grice Realty, Inc.)
Comments 2
YPN Naples - I am officially on the planning committeeWhere: 1455 Pine Ridge Rd, Naples, FL 34109Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pmWhat: Young Professionals NetworkEvent Dates: March 14th, July 25th, October 4th, November 14th (Sign up for YPN Events)Contact: JamesPhone: 239-821-0704Specializing in Networkin...

By Abhishek Singh, Working as an editor for last five year.
Comments 4
A good way to help and safeguard your near and dear ones is to buy them suitable health insurance plans. Whether it is your father, mother or your children, each one of them needs to be protected with adequate health insurance cover.Since the medical and healthcare costs are surging each day, it ...

By A&S FINANCIAL SERVICES LTD A&S FINANCIAL SERVICES LTD, We Are Direct Providers of Loans, Project Finance,
Comments 2
A&S FINANCIAL SERVICES LTD is a legally registered Financial Services Provider has itS headquarter in United Kingdom. To provide Personal Loan, Business Loan, SME Loan, Investment Loan, International Project Financing, Lease Bank Guarantees, SBLCs, Letters of Credit, Monetization of BG/SBLC and f...

By LakeSide PropertyMaintenance, Lakeside Property Maintenance can handle or overco
Comments 2
Lakeside property maintenance is a full-service landscaping company with a interesting plan/assemble theory.  We have confidence in having one landscape designer handle the job from its conception on paper, to acknowledgment on your property...Read More...

By Kristine Briggs, Koi Bangkok is located on the 39th floor.
(Best Restaurant in Bangkok)
Comments 2
Koi Bangkok is located on the 39th floor of Sathorn square, affording breath-taking views of the Bangkok skyline. Fusing Japanese values and thoughts with a Californian twist, it gives an unforgettable, dining experience with an worldwide chef who has worked in each Koi New York and Los Angeles. ...

By John McMillen, Real Estate Training for Agents
(Agent Success Academy)
Comments 12
As a personal development junkie, I’m always reading and looking for research on how we can become better. A while back, I heard about a “proven strategy” to 10X your productivity that piqued my curiosity.  What was this can’t-fail strategy?  To get up at  4:00 am on Sunday and plan your entire w...

By Mark Parsons, Realtor Serving Denver and the Mountains
(The K Company Realty)
Comments 4
There is a shift currently taking place in the Denver real estate market. This is probably not the first you have heard of it as it follows a national trend towards the slowing of transactional activity in the housing market. This is not anything so dramatic or threatening as a market crash. Mark...

By Earl Absher
(Rosedale Realty)
Comments 2
I'm a long time Real Estate Broker.  In my youth, I was a cop.  Got hurt on the job.  Long story short, ended up with a disability retirement.  My Pension is tax free.  This is stated on both my 1099-Rs and tax returns.I suck at putting money away to pay my quarterlies.  So about 2 years ago, I s...

By Counsel Mortgage, Mortgage Broker
(Counsel Mortgage)
Comments 5
Yes, no matter how old you are, you can get a 30-year mortgage. Lenders cannot discriminate based on age. So, if you are 100 years old, and can qualify for the payment, you can get a 30-year mortgage. This applies regardless of whether it is a forward mortgage or a reverse mortgage. A forward mor...

By Ricardo Cobos, Specializing in Sellers and Investors in So . Wake
(Keller Williams Realty Garner)
Comments 5
In 2015 I began my real estate business as a sole practitioner with KW. Even then I knew that managing inbound and outbound phone calls would be paramount to my success. Therefore, I set up a local Google Voice phone number.In 2018 I formed a team and while there was only two of us it worked…OK, ...

By Patrick Kingori
Comments 6
In the contemporary world, organizations face rapid change resulting from increased opportunities and markets to enhance growth and overall sales. However, an organization should understand the different needs of the clients in the market. Importantly, the executives should have the capability to...

By Taylor Chiu, Real estate agent / investor in Utah
(Chiu Properties LLC)
Comments 7
Hey everyone, I'm working towards my real estate license, and I'm supposed to write up a post on one of the ways to lose a real estate license. I know an agent who helped a buyer purchase a property. The client was looking for a house hack, where they would live in the main part of the house, and...