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 Kristina Davy, Realtor focused on Grundy, Kendall & Will County
(Lori Bonarek Realty)
Comments 5
Thinking of selling your home? 2020 might be the best year to do so.   Homeowners thinking of potentially selling their home in 2020 could benefit greatly this year.  Low borrowing costs, home value appreciation, improving income growth and steady job creation should propel a continued rise in h...

By Nadia Litvinov, Observing career options
(NL Sells)
Comments 4
While a strong, well-thought-out records management process can make organizations efficient and effective, bad records management can lead to messy and incomprehensible workspaces, irritable employees, and the loss of information. Poor records management can cripple a company, halting efficiency...

By Dorothy Winhold, Winhold Team servicing all of Central NJ
(Remax Competitive Edge)
Comments 17
As the senior member of our team, I've weathered all the cycles during my real estate career.  I opened my office (Winhold Realty) when the interest rate was over 18%.  I was confident in the belief that if we got our feet wet and established our presence, we would be well known and respected in ...

By Wendy Gragg, Luxury Real Estate Specialist for Nearly 20 Years
(Distinctive Real Estate)
Comments 7
Year in Review South Coast Snapshot...   Single Family Homes Sold +6% 1,305 in 2019 vs. 1,230 in 2018   Single Family Median Sales Price +5% $1,258,000. in 2019 vs. $1,200,000. in 2018   Single Family Average Sales Price +12% $1,949,237. in 2019 vs. $1,742,749. in 2018   Condos Sold +11% 634 in 2...
When you are thinking about developing your application for iOS or android, some confusing questions come to your mind. Which framework is best suited for my app? From where I should hire mobile app developer? Choosing the right platform is the first step that can save your money, time, and effor...
Hello Bloggers!  I am excited to break the blog barrier today and write my first official blog! Thank you all for taking the time out of your busy schedule to read this blog. Please feel free to leave me any feedback, critique, or comments below.  Today's blog is going to feature information abou...

By Janet Berry, Upscale Homes Throughout Naples and SW Florida
( | Janet Berry Luxury Home Team | Premiere Plus Realty | (239) 450-1892)
Comments 7
 My most interesting pre-closing walkthrough happened fairly recently.  Many homes in Naples and throughout Southwest Florida have hurricane shutters.  They vary widely from plywood, all the way to pretty elaborate eclectically operated shutters.  This particular home has very large metal, louver...

By Rachelle Moore, Real Estate Media | Photo Editor | Blogger
Comments 14
Photography is both an art and passion. It only takes a photographer and a camera to do photography. It underscores different categories though. This depends on the things the photographer is interested with. Real Estate Photography is only one among the hundreds of categories in this field.Anyon...

By Wendy Smith, Realtor Serving Lake Norman & Surrounding Areas
(Wendy Smith Team)
Comments 12
Great Location!  Convenient to Shopping, Dining and Across the Street from the Novant Hospital and Medical Center. Quick Access to I-77.  Centrally Located Between Lake Norman and Charlotte.  It's the Only Unit Available so Don't Delay!

By Teresa Martin, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Southern Oregon )
Comments 14
My name is Teresa, I am a Realtor in Southern Oregon and have lived here my whole life.  I have decided to start a blog about things that I love about being a Oregonian. Things that might be of interest to you when making a decision to stake your claim on this earth in the place I love the most. ...

By Cassidy Melhorn, I am a real estate investor and owner of Volhomes
Comments 0
Are you wondering how to sell your house fast?Can you get cash for your Knoxville home quickly?Many people hire real estate agents to sell their homes, but this isn't the best way to sell your house when you need fast cash for the property. Knoxville Cash Housebuyers Are Quick! Selling through a ...

By MJ Hild, Management for absentee homeowners
(Dixie Property Services)
Comments 3
Why aren't the nightly rental management companies accountable for the people they let rent your home when you are an absentee owner?  The management sides with the renter and not the owner when extensive damage is done so they don't loose positive reviews.  In Utah these management companies req...

By SHELLY IRIZARRY, Default Real Estate Service
Comments 9
Charming Cape-Cod style home located on residential block in Rockville Centre. Enter through the front door into the Large Living Room With Cozy Fireplace. Continue to the Spacious Kitchen with Plenty of Cabinets. Home boasts Large Bedrooms, Full Bathroom, and Hardwood Floors Throughout! Generous...

By Laura Dalton, Industry observer
Comments 4
     Being a real estate professional is a responsibility in so many aspects. In order to avoid unwanted situtations Good Record Keeping becomes a vital part of conducting business.      I recently posted the question as to why it is important to keep good records to the active rain community. Th...
Criminals of opportunity come out in droves much like the shoppers, because just like in the animal world, the predators go where the prey is, and where they are most vulnerable. The post, 12 Days of Safety, delves deeper into safety hacks to stay safe during the shopping months of November, Dece...

By Pam Rumley Branson Realtor, Exclusive Buyer's Agent for entire Branson area
(Branson Edge Realtors 417-243-0100)
Comments 10
Homes for Sale in Pointe Royale Branson MO vary in style and price.  You'll find everything from affordable condos to beautiful luxury homes.  It's a gated community on the Pointe Royale golf course...with tons of amenities.  And of course, within minutes of all the fun in Branson.  They offer in...

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(CURB Realty)
Comments 5
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By Jennifer Wandler Toops, Residential
(EXIT Real Estate Professionals Network)
Comments 13
For most seasoned real estate professionals, this is probably (hopefully!) a no-brainer. Since I'm a newbie and just getting my feet wet in the business, I attended my first MLS orientation and had this little tidbit drilled into me for no fewer than 30 minutes. THIRTY MINUTES! My brain was ready...

By Ralph Nelson, IRS Tax Representation
(Financial Harmony Tax Resolution LLC)
Comments 4
"Your IRS debt has nothing to do with the goodness of your soul." - Ralph NelsonThat saying is the foundation of my business. Because sometimes people come into my office with a lot of shame. They have been getting letters from the IRS, and eventually, their bank accounts get levied or their payc...
All 4 of these tips are important and will put you on the right track to home Ownership. During the next 4 days I'll give you a clear understanding of each process.  Mistake #1: "Not Pre-Qualifying"Most people decide they are ready to purchase their home however they "think" they are to find the ...