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 Joey Zarrillo, I'm a Navy veteran serving Eastern Jackson County
(RE/MAX Heritage)
Comments 9
So many people have recently asked what rates are doing and what's going on in this crazy market right now.Rates are still low and it's a great time to buy or refi your existing home loan. Most lenders have cut back on more of the riskier loans and stopped offering them for now.The biggest change...

By Ryan Meeks, Real Estate Agent Serving The East Valley
(Meeks Team | My Home Group)
Comments 8
Power Ranch is one of the best master planned communities in Gilbert, Arizona. For the low HOA fee, it hosts a plethora of amenities and activities for their residents. It's close enough to Phoenix while staying a bit off the beaten path.  View on YoutubeView on Escape to Arizona Website

By Shane Simone, Say HI!
Comments 8
 My experience with other sales agents who had misrepresented the products and services that I sold was the reason I quit my last job. The culture of ethics was overshadowed by the need to sell. I will not name the company that I worked for, but they have lost several major lawsuits in the past f...

By Eddy Gongora
Comments 8
When is comes advertising a listing. It is importnt one must be truthful in advertising. You must be careful not to mislead and present accurate information. False advertising is one of many ways you could lose your license, so it's important as a real estate agent /realtor to work with honesty a...
Should I allow dual Agency ? When you are bying or selling a home, dual agency should be avoided. You should never allow your real estatre agent to stop exclusively representing You. It is precisely what happens when you allow dual agency. Your real estate agent whom you hired becomes a neutral p...

By zohirul Islam
(Perfect cleaner)
Comments 3
With all the varied decisions accessible out there, laminate floors despite everything find yourself being among the foremost mainstream alternatives in deck today. These floors are available various plans and at a tremendous cost. They have extreme pitch laminating as their outside coat which ca...

By Ron Beebe, Taking The Sting Out Of Home Lending @ronbeebe.com
(Univest Home Loans)
Comments 10
Let's face it, each and every one of us who serve our collective customers in the real estate sector are working "covertly" because of COVID. We toil in our home offices (or dining room tables, or closets-turned-workspace, etc) and try to stay in a semi-professional setting, while continuing to g...

By Sharlene Mulchandani, Property Management Software
(Innago)
Comments 8
eCommerce is an exploding industry.  Merchants and consumers love the convenience of online shopping, and that convenience shouldn’t stop at retail.  Here’s five reasons you, a landlord, should think about offering online credit card payments too.1. Convenience for your tenantsA rental payment is...

By Tyrone Shum
(Property Investory)
Comments 4
Simon Loo is a successful property buyer’s agent and director of property buyer’s agency, House Finder. He has been working in the property industry for a vast amount of years and has gained a wealth of knowledge along his journey. He is generous enough to share some of his expert advice on how t...

By Hyunjung Kim, You Local Real Estate Expert in Bergen County, NJ
(RE/MAX Signature homes)
Comments 5
Stay home and keep yourself / your family healthy and safe! Watch this video then Let me know if you'd like to come and view the home. https://youtu.be/QvQBuDEAS48

By Emily Weidenfeller, Real Estate Intern/Employee working for Berkshire
(Rocky Mountain Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 8
Colorado & TexasI am a student at CU and have been working for BHHS Boulder Real Estate a few months now. To give you guys an idea of the quality of golf clubs in the Boulder area, I was asked to compare Boulder golf courses with Texas golf courses. While I will discuss a variety of the golf cour...

By Tom Mannings
(Top Villas Realty)
Comments 7
Buying a home in Orlando can be the perfect investment opportunity. But where is the best place to buy property in the area around Disney World, and which sort of location will give you the best financial returns? In this guide from Top Villas Realty, we’ll take a look at some of the different op...

By Bruce Phares, 30+ years of Seattle residential representation
(Windermere Real Estate/Northwest, Inc)
Comments 6
We track on a daily basis in-city Seattle Active and Pending listings, to understand the pulse of the market in real time. During the COVID-19 Shelter In Place in Seattle, Active and Pending volumes have changed dramatically:tinyurl.com/SeattleRealEstateDailyStatsCome along and take a look at how...

By Angelo Menezes, South Florida Waterfront Property Inspector Expert
(Certified Inspectors, LLC)
Comments 10
The only Home Inspetor in South Florida that will dive every seawall during a home inspection. Keep our number.  Call us at 561-570-6311.

By Doreen Drew, Living Here & Loving It!
(Daisy Dream Homes Real Estate)
Comments 8
As you can imagine, a lot of home sellers are considering taking their house off the market until COVID-19 has passed, or is at least under control.For some people, that’s totally fine to do. If your client has no absolute need to sell a house, and can wait it out until they feel more comfortable...

By David Wooley
Comments 6
I am currently working my way through the training to obtain a Real Estate license and am currently wrapping up the section that is going over Agency. In my state Dual agency is still an acceptable form of Agency for an Agent. I have read multiple other blogs and forums regarding acting as a dual...

By bob gordon, Boulder Real Estate Services + Blogger
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 7
Gorgeous Weather Defines Boulder ColoradoWith over three hundred days of sunshine, Boulder Colorado is a city where you could play golf all year round. Now, it might be a tad chilly with fast fairways in January, but it would also be par for the course to find a beautiful day at the top of the ye...

By Seth Rouch, Housing Specialist/Consultant
(SethBuysHouses)
Comments 7
Hello,I am Seth and wanted to introduce myself. I've been investing for about 10 years and enjoy helping people learn and process through real estate. I'm always interested in what others are working on and their stories. I'm located in Denver, CO where I mainly invest as well as investments in K...

By Victor Gregory
Comments 6
False Adverising is not an oprtion False advertising is a broad umbrella that includes actions, statements and advertisement made about a property. Engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct is prohibited by law.  What not to do. But the NAR warns sellers to steer clear of false advertising, su...

By Bambi Carlo, We offer Home Staging, Redesign and Consultation
(Home Staging pueblo co)
Comments 6
Home staging for most of the people is still a new term. Even though you have seen it on TV on numerous occasions and heard real estate agents mentioned it, paying someone to simply make your home more “presentable” still sounds sketchy to some. If you’re going to put it in their perspective, how...
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