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

The process of buying a house can be both complex and stressful without the right guide. Hence, many home buyers rely on the experience of a buyer's agent. The buyer's agent goes home with 3% of the house price, which would likely be dished out by the seller. Seems like a lot of money for guidanc...

By t thorton, Single Family investments & new home construction
(zip realty)
Comments 9
Three words: No Customer Service.I set up an account on FlyerCo to design an online flyer. I liked the service and thought I might use it. After using it one time, I canceled the service. Months later I discovered they were still charging me, so I contacted them via email and was prompted promise...

By Lauren Massie, CPA, CPA - Tax Resolution Specialist in Raleigh, NC
(Lauren Massie, CPA PLLC)
Comments 6
The main focus of my practice is income tax representation for individuals. Many taxpayers who come into our Raleigh, NC office often need help understanding how the IRS collection process works. Luckily, there is a roadmap laid out to uncover some the mystery behind the IRS collection process. T...

By Scott Maloof
(Newmark Grubb Acres)
Comments 9
Have any of you worked for a broker who just didn't supervise or care about day to day operations? I personally haven't experienced  this, but I've heard stories of agents that have. What are you doing to ensure you don't work in the wrong atmosphere? 

By Brian Rudderow, We buy unwanted houses in Colorado Springs
(HBR Colorado)
Comments 4
Many homeowners have been searching online for how to sell a house fast in Colorado Springs and they are in need of a reliable home buying company who can close fast without any delays or complications.

By Khadak Bist, Realtor - Houses for Sale
Comments 3
USP of the Project Piramal Mahalaxmi TowerAbout Project: -Piramal Race Course Mahalaxmi Project is a brand new creation by Piramal Realty which is located in South Mumbai. This new launch will offer 1 BHK to 3 BHK ultra-modern flats utilizing the maximum space. Piramal Mahalaxmi is the largest re...

By Timothy Powers, Experienced broker in Alamo, California
(Paragon Real Estate Services)
Comments 7
Completing a home renovation, remodel, or repair is a major project that needs to be taken seriously. One of the most important decisions you will have to make during the project will be choosing the right contractor to craft your ideas into a reality. Before you make a final choice between contr...

By Listing Referral Group, 9 year tested, full proof, millions in commissions
(Listing Referral Group)
Comments 0
1-  KNOW that most FSBO sellers DO list with an agent in less than 30 days regardless of what they say or hope to accomplish on their own.  They lose hope and LIST. 2-  Go see the home and meet the seller.  Most of these sellers list with an agent that came to see their home & built rapport with ...

By Ricardo Mello, Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Broker
(Manhattan Miami Real Estate)
Comments 14
 The literal definition of “luxury real estate” includes any property that sells in the top 10% of themarket. However, that doesn’t always equal highly praised amenities and stunning architecture.A high price in Manhattan is often attributed to things like size, neighborhood, and floor level,but ...

By HomeFirst Certified, Luxury Manufactured Homes Seller
(HomeFirst Certified)
Comments 8
There is a question you must ask yourself: “Are you working to live, or are you living to work?” Exploring this question a bit more, the real question is about the type of lifestyle you want for yourself – and it has everything to do with where you live.If your commute takes forever, if you fear ...

By Richard Walden, Farms, Estates, Wineries, and Historic Homes Speci
Comments 7
Purchasing your own hunting property can have many perks. If you are an avid hunter it would make sense to purchase a hunting property for sale instead of paying hundreds to thousands of dollars to join a hunt club or use someone’s land. Being part of a hunt club can be frustrating because when o...

By Michael Hilgenberg, Trusted Since 1986
(Keller Williams Palm Springs)
Comments 6
Keller Williams - Palm Springs - Team Michael announced that the Rancho Mirage home designed by William Francis Cody has found a buyer.This three-bedroom house in Rancho Mirage, a golf enthusiasts haven and popular escape for past presidents and celebrities, sold for $670,000, listed by Team Mich...

By Patrick Baxter, Real Estate Broker Buyer and Listing agent
(Baxter Realty)
Comments 7
Looking for an agent in the Bridgeport area for a buyer referral @25%

By Laura Lyons, Your Realtor for All Seasons!
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Comments 10
See 15 Gorgeous Gardens in Their Spring Glory you are, spring is a magical season. Bulbs emerge from the ground, blossoms unfurl and wildflowers pop up along roadsides. For most of us, the season f...

By Austin At Homebloq, Making real estate agents look awesome
Comments 21
 Today we’re tackling a big question: Do we really need a national MLS? Who stands to benefit the most? Who would suffer? Below is an overview of the pros and cons and common questions I’ve had during conversations with home buyers, real estate technology companies, and brokers.What’s the Problem...

By Douglas Rawan
(Drew Mortgage Associates)
Comments 8
  A good credit score history is essential to qualify for a mortgage loan. Most lenders provide loans to the borrowers based on their credit history. Generally, most people hold conventional lines of credit like credit cards or a current mortgage that builds a track record of debt management. Whe...

By Loretta Lowe, Real estate agent serving Metro Atlanta
(Virtual Properties Realty)
Comments 11
Hello!I have a client with a lovely, modern 4 bdrm., 3 bath home in Palmdale, California.  She is looking to relocate to Atlanta, Georgia as soon as possible and would like to lease her home out instead of selling it at the present time.  I am looking for a exceptional leasing broker who could al...

By Sally Vetstein, Real Estate Agent serving Metrowest-Framingham MA
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
Comments 12
Whatever your reason for deciding to purchase a condominium in Metrowest MA or any of the other towns in the area, once the decision has been made it is important to know what it is you are buying. You are buying an undivided interest in common with other buyers in a portion of real property, as ...

By Archie Menhennitt, This is Archie Menhennitt, A professional Civil en
(brosna construction)
Comments 0

By Juliana Carlson
Comments 8
There are many different types of careers out there, and with all the differences that they may have there is one thing that will remain the same in any career and thats professionalism. Its common knowledge that if anyone wants to succeed in life no matter what it is - they must conduct themselv...