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 Sandra Flores Team, residential, and rental services
(Sandra Flores Team)
Sandra Flores Team is a reputable real estate company that offers commercial, residential, and rental services. Whether you're getting ready to buy or sell, in the middle of it, or just looking for some answers, our top-notch skills ensure you get the best experience possible. We make sure you feel confident and educated every step of the way. For further details, please get in touch with us. Sandra Flores Team 
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By Heather Briggs, Professional Notary LSA
(Briggs Mobile Notary Services)
Hello and what an amazing day. I wanted to introduce myself and give value to all the industry leaders.My name is Heather Briggs. I am a professional notary loan signing agent in Oregon. I started this journey in 2020. I am trained through the NNA and Mark Will's Loan Signing System. I have learned and grown so much in this industry. I love what I do in this field. I love serving my community in this capacity. I know that I am the face of those I represent and I strive to represent well with excellent customer service.Today is directed to the hard working realtors here. I am fully aware of your hustle to show houses in your area. I know how hard you work to show and accommodate your clients as they are trying to sell or buy a house. I fully appreciate each and every open house. (Ever ne...
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By Ian Klein, Mortgage Lender in US - Quick loans AT USMortgage
(US Mortgage Corporation)
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By Gilchrist Robert, All our dreams can come true if we have courage
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By Danielle Gibson, FL Investment Agent
(New Western)
I'm getting 40-60 off market investment deals a month! Feel free to reach out for more info.
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By Juan Carlos Barrera, Real estate Technologies entrepreneur
(Our Property Team)
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By Sean Lorch, Real estate agent serving the greater Naples area
(Downing-Frye Realty Inc)
I do a decent amount of condo business here in Naples, FL and here's why I think buyers agents should always interview the property manager before the buyer commits to purchase. Of course, this is in addition to reviewing the condo docs. I prefer to conduct the interview in person and with my buyers present but for out-of-town buyers, a conference call may be necessary.Property managers definitely try not to say anything negative about the building so asking the right questions and then reading between the lines is key.For example, I asked a manager "what can you tell me about the building?" and they told me they were replacing some of the windows and that this is a perk to the buyer. I asked why they are replacing them and they said some of the residents have had issues. I asked if the...
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When it comes to business, being known is key. In order to make a profit and be successful, you need to let people know who you are and what you do. There are many ways to go about this, but one of the most important is through marketing. There are a lot of marketing strategies built these days and one of them is writing press releases for your business.Press releases are a valuable tool for businesses to use in order to increase their visibility online. Not only do they help to improve your ranking on search engines, but they can also help to build relationships with customers and clients. In order to get the most out of your press releases, it is important to understand how they work and how to optimize them for the best results.What are press releases?Press releases are simply announ...
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By Linda Pelland, Linda Pelland is a real estate agent in Hampstead,
(NC Golden Homes)
With Baby Boomers entering retirement and GenX moving into the second half of their lives, Millennials & GenZ are quietly reshaping the real estate industry. While there are some distinct differences between the up-and-coming generation of home buyers they do share a lot of similarities. 1st Both Millennials & GenZ are fully aware of just how tough the buyers market is right now. They understand that their first house may not be the home of their dreams.2nd Location is key, but not in the way we are used to thinking. While quality schools and the possibility of increasing property values are important to GenZ, they really want to live close to their friends. Whether it's urban condos or suburban single-family homes, a close-knit community is paramount. 3rd Shipping containers are still ...
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By Jim McNamara, Professional Realtor
Fantastic 2 Story Home in coveted 89074 zip code! Close to everything! Location,Location Location!!! Comes with appliances washer/dryer/refrigerator which makes this house move in ready! Great for Entertaining or Relaxing.....Granite Counter tops, Bathrooms all remodeled, No carpet, Paver entrance, 220 Outlet in garage, Vaulted ceiling, covered patio, AC Unit replaced 2 years old and wood burning fireplace and much more! 3 Bedroom and 3 baths provides plenty of space and room. House has a comfortable feel with a Big open floor Plan and Vaulted Ceilings! Ready to Entertain Large Backyard and covered Patio great for having that perfect BBQ. READY! GO! Dont miss this one!
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By Hard Money Colorado, Colorado Hard Money Loans
(Good Funds Lending, LLC)
“Hard Money Loans” are underwritten primarily based on real estate (the “hard asset”) value. In contrast, banks often focus on borrowers’ income, credit history, etc. to underwrite loans in addition to real estate value.The hard money loan process is often much easier and faster than a bank (days or weeks rather than months). This is because hard money lenders are typically not concerned with income, etc., and all the related documentation and verification.Hard money lenders will often will only provide loans up to 70% of the real estate value (even less for some property types). Interest rates (and/or APRs) are typically, but not always, higher with hard money lenders compared to banks.People use hard money loans when: A bank is too slow, and the deal or situation requires quick fundin...
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By Dawn Castell, Freelance home stager
A backyard is one of the most versatile things about a home. There are so many things that people can do with them. As a result, allowing your backyard to sit empty and unused is a massive waste of potential. The following are some of the best things you can do to your backyard this summer.Have a Pool ConstructedYou can make your backyard a place of play and relaxation by adding a gorgeous pool to it. Doing so would offer you the benefit of giving you a place to cool off during the summer heat. In addition, it would also allow you to go swimming whenever you feel like it since you would be able to access it from the comfort of your own home. Plus, it would be a great way to make your backyard look more beautiful in general.One of the best things about deciding to add one to your home is...
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By Daniel Sierra, Homeowner's Insurance advisor
When you’re in the process of buying a home, or even if you’ve been living in your home for a while, it’s important to know what kind of insurance you have and what kind you need. Many people assume that their homeowner's policy will cover them in the event of damages from a construction project on their property, but this isn’t always the case. Builder’s Risk Insurance is designed to protect homeowners from exactly that type of situation. So do you need it? Let’s take a closer look. What does Builder's Risk Insurance cover:Also called Course of Construction Insurance, this type of policy tailored specifically for homeowners and builders, is a great way to protect yourself from the perils that come with construction projects. You can customize your coverage based on what type of structu...
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By prachu kola, Writer.
Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved.― Roy T. Bennett.More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.― Roy T. Bennett.Best Good Morning QuotesSuccess is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.― Roy T. Bennett.Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention.― Roy T. Bennett.Believe in your heart that you're meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.― Roy T. Bennett.Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, ch...
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By Cassandra Casto, Helping to make your "home sweet home" a possibili
JUST LISTED! 914 Lilac Street, Celina Ohio $220,000 Welcome home to this beautiful Cape Cod home in Celina's Kessler's 3rd addition, a short distance from area schools. This home offers just under 1400 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Kitchen with breakfast bar. Appliances include Range/Oven, Microwave & Refrigerator. Lots of cupboard and counter space including lazy susan and breadbox. Separate Dining Room with French Style door leading to the backyard. Front Living Room with Bay Window in addition to the Family Room is the perfect amount of space for entertaining family and friends. Built-in's separate the family room from the den/office with roll top desk. Laundry and 1/2 bath on main level. Large Master with walk-in closet, full heated bath, and second & third bedrooms up...
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By Bobby Moreno, Realtor/Investor Central Valley & Central Coast
(Local Home Buyer CA)
5 Reasons Why Selling Your Home To A Cash Buyer Is A Smart Choice Are you planning to sell your home? If so, did you know that there are several ways to sell it?For example, you can list it with a real estate agent, sell it yourself, or sell it to a cash buyer. While all of these methods have their pros and cons, selling your home to a cash buyer is often the smartest choice. Here's why:1. You'll avoid costly repairs and updatesCash buyers are typically investors who are looking for properties that they can fix up and resell for a profit. As such, they're not concerned with cosmetic issues like peeling paint or outdated fixtures. This means that you don't have to worry about making any repairs or updates before selling your home; the cash buyer will take care of all of that.In addition,...
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By Thomas Harder
(Solar Energy)
7 Best 500 Watt Solar Panel (Reviews)We're confident you've decided to go solar. You want to find the greatest solar panels. A reliable manufacturer will increase the efficiency of your solar panel. Recent advances in the solar sector include the 500-watt solar panel, which is among the most innovative.The maximum solar power required for big and medium solar systems is 500 watts. This capability may be employed to reduce space while also producing more power. You can obtain the same amount of solar electricity from a 500 watt solar panel as you can from a 200 or 300 watt solar panel. It is intended to connect to any device.What Factors Should You Consider When Purchasing A 500 Watt Solar Panel?Before choosing a 500-watt panel, consider the following critical qualities. Low-quality, sub...
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By My Living Choice, Discover the best senior living community Near Kan
(My Living Choice)
Senior living apartments are popping up all over the world. More people in their 60s, 80s, and beyond are choosing to live as tenants in senior living apartments. These apartment buildings provide seniors with a safe, comfortable place to live without sacrificing their independence and freedom. If you're thinking about where you might want to move after retiring or even moving back home after your parents have passed away, then here are five ways that seniors can promote happy and healthy aging by choosing to stay at senior living apartments:Following Healthy DietsOf all the things that you can do to promote healthy aging, nutrition is probably the most important. Eat too much unhealthy food or don't eat enough healthy food, and you could end up gaining weight, developing serious illnes...
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By Desiree Rogacki
(The Rogacki Group | Compass RE, LLC)
  Interest Rates: How Fast and How High Will They Climb?   If you’re shopping for a new home now or are hoping for this spring, you probably feel your heart racing a little. The word is out: Mortgage interest rates are on the rise. This means for the same size loan and house, borrowers will have to pay a higher monthly mortgage bill every month. And that’s prompting many homebuyers to feel as if they need to hurry up and find a house, ASAP. It is hard for buyers not to be hyper aware that interest rates are climbing and they know it is important to purchase a home quickly.   The panic and feeling of needing to rush is intensified by the rising cost due to low housing inventory. The median home price for the nation is just over 10% higher than last year at $375,000. This can make buyers...
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