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 Brian Emerson, Residential mortgages
(Edge Home Finance)
Comments 43
Here's the truth about all the forbearance misinformation by the so called  TV media experts.If you recive a forbearance from your mortgage servicer...it will, most likely, be for 3 months. Let's say April, May & June are deferred. On July 1st... you owe for July and the 3 deferred months; so, no...

By Joseph Margherita, Mold removal and emergency damage company
(Fresh Maintenance)
Comments 5
 How to prevent mold in a basement.The best way to prevent mold growth is to control humidity and moisture in your basement. Often if you bring a hygrometer (a tool that measures relative humidity) into a basement you will get a reading that is much higher than the 50% it takes to grow mold. So, ...
Capability to offer loans from $100K to $5M+ WHAT WE OFFER:-Close in 2 to 4 Weeks-650+ Credit Score-Loans ranging from $100,000 up to $5,000,000-Loan-to-value (LTV) up to 75%-Stated Underwriting QUALIFYING PROPERTIES:-Residential Properties(NOO)-Apartment Buildings-Office Buildings-Mixed-use prop...

By Deborah Gladney, #Real People | Real Dreams | Real Estate Advisor
(ReeceNichols Real Estate)
Comments 11
SOLID AS A ROCK and MOVE-IN READY! Ranch style home has 3 bedrooms on the main ALL original hardwood floors, A 4th BDRM non-conforming on the lower level has built-ins, large closet and full bath. Image your family & friends making new memories in your cozy living room with vaulted ceiling, that ...

By Melissa Thompson, Your Key to Memphis Real Estate
(Crye-Leike Realtors)
Comments 10
Stunning 5 Bedroom Collierville Home! 1188 Irwins Gate Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood $719,900 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms5 Full BathroomsLot: 0.44 acre(s)Year Built: 2004MLS #: 10073691 Location 1188 Irwins GateCollierville, TN 38017USA Melissa Thompson C...

By Kristy Jones, Craft, architecture & home improvement DIY blogger
(A Click Away Remotes)
Comments 0
Car drivers pay attention to comfort and convenience when it comes to parking their favourite vehicles. This is perhaps one of the many ways they care for their cars. When they are in a hurry or returning home from a mind-draining work, the time it takes to open and close a garage door means a lo...

By Saul Maskey
(Maskey)
Comments 8
I am new to Activerain and thus may not properly post or save this information so please be patient in my efforts.Today I shall focus my post on "Not giving document copies" becasue it is such a vital part of being a real estate agent and of providng buyers/sellers with all the necessary tools to...

By eric cathey
(ABC)
Comments 0
I'd like to touch on  Dual Agency. What is Dual Agency? It is when the you have same agent representing the buyer and seller.There are pluses and minuses to both that I'll point out. Pluses, Streamlined communication is nice as you have all the information going to same person. Another plus is sc...

By DANNY DHANNU | Sr. Advisor | CIPS, Buying & Selling Florida's Real Estate For Top $$$
(ELITE INVESTORS REALTY | LUXURY REAL ESTATE)
Comments 10
As you know the world is going through a tough time, everyone is looking for answers, with so much conflicting information out there, it difficult to know which is true and which is not.  One of the best things we can do for ourselves right now to flatten the curve of this epidemic is to listen t...

By Saheer Gurjot, I build custom home and offer complete home renova
(link home builders)
Comments 5
Owning a rental property is always an investment of time and money. Putting in this effort is the only way to turn a profit. However, there are ways to mitigate the amount of work you have to do while still boosting your overall earning potential. The key is to hire a good property management com...

By Harold DaPore, REALTOR®/Property Manager
(EB Real Estate)
Comments 11
Located just minutes from Mote Park and Pitsenbarger Sports Complex as well as interstate access and shopping, this house is just waiting for you and your memories. This two bedroom offers a welcoming living room which leads to the kitchen and a breakfast nook. Laundry room off of kitchen leads t...

By Jeanne Bourquin, EA, Tax Representation, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping
(FoxBerry Accounting Services)
Comments 8
FoxBerry Accounting Services provides professional tax help for individuals and businesses seeking tax resolutions for unfiled returns, back taxes, levies, or payroll and sales tax issues.  We will work with you to develop a strategy to resolve your tax issues.We will handle all communications an...

By Ignas Stancikas, Architect Designing Contemporary Houses
(Truoba)
Comments 8
Planning a custom-designed home can be incredibly challenging. Most people have a good idea of the must-have features for the house, but what about the more practical considerations? Here are 9 house plan tips that you should consider before building a house.  1. Make sure all rooms face the righ...

By Nurudeen Elabor, Real Estate Investor in the Baltimore Metro Area
(Easy Home Solutions)
Comments 6
Selling your house is a bit lengthy and complex procedure because to sell your house you have to find out the right buyer. Therefore, you must have adequate knowledge about how to sell your house fast. When you are going to sell your home you put effort so that your house looks completely best. H...

By Nigel Griffiths, Real Estate SEO Experts - Lead Generation - USA
(Pearlydean Marketing)
Comments 7
This is a very brief overview of an interesting article I read recently, it covers why you should carry on your SEO work during this unsettling time.I have tried to give it a real estate/distressed sellers perspective: 1 - SEO work can bring in money.This isn't quite true of our sector but this i...

By Matt Long
(Abode)
Comments 6
What kind of criminal convictions can result in not being granted a license?
Have you ever had a manager or boss that you feel like they are oblivious to what is going on at your work? I have and let me tell you it drove me nuts! Although it wasn't in the real estate industry, it was in the medical industry. I was a CNA for the first time... this was my first big girl job...

By Landon Murie, Property Management Marketing Expert
(Goodjuju)
Comments 6
If you own more than one property, you already understand how difficult it is to ensure that every property you own, whether residential managed or commercial managed (or even HOA and apartment management), is in the best possible condition. Coming back to a property you own after several months ...

By Lakisa Carter, Military Relocation Professional in DC & MD
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 9
As a newly certified NAR Military Relocation Professional (MRP), I started a conversation with my significant other (an Army Ranger veteran) that began something like this...I believe the Air Force has the largest-most populated military base in the United States (I'm an Air Force Veteran and I m...

By Robert Zollinger, Handsome Old Guy with lots of life experience
Comments 12
I am new to blogging and to real estate. As my tag line indicates...I am an old (but handsome) guy.Resently retired to an fantastic community of "mostly" retired folks. I am of at least average intelligence and still have a lot of life left in me.Just now doing the 120 hours before the exam.Am I ...
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