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 Craig Brooksby, Real Estate Developer, Educator, Mentor.
(The Estates LLC)
Comments 3
Hello everyoneI'm Craig Brooksby. I have 35+ years of experience in real estate investing. We have a group of private lenders that fund many of our deals. Our buyers pay 12% interest and 3.75 points to you as an investor. We have many wholesale properties available. We also will look at any deal ...

By Zoi Livia Realtor, 24/7 small business gal that makes Success happen
(Platinum Key Properties Group)
Comments 9
Getting familiar with various real estate micro markets is very important if you're thinking of making a move into a new community.  In greater Victoria we have many micro communities that seem as though they are just minutes apart and so some unfamiliar may assume that they are similar.  That wo...

By Beatriz Russell, Certified Exchange Specialist
Comments 4
DSTs have been in high demand throughout 2019. Fractional property investments through DSTs are one of the most attractive options for many 1031 exchange investors. Real estate owners seeking the tax deferral benefits of 1031 exchanges appreciate the advantages of Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) c...

By Cindy Bernstein, Downsizing & Home Organizing Services in Baltimore
(Aim 4 Order LLC)
Comments 37
Hello to All!Margaret Rome invited me to join ActiveRain and WOW - what an active community! Thrilled and grateful to Margaret for introducing me to this group.I have a question  - while I work with home buyers and sellers in my daily work, my actual category is not listed - I am a Professional O...

By Cynthia Trapp, Seller Representative Specialist / Waterfront
(Cressy & Everett Real Estate)
Comments 12
Even in a place as beautiful and friendly as Southwest Michigan, a career in real estate comes with some significant challenges. There is no such thing as a steady paycheck or guaranteed income, and it costs money just to call yourself a REALTOR®. You might put in months of work, only to have it ...

By Richard Ingersoll, Digital Marketing for Real Estate Professionals
(The Website Marketing Pro)
Comments 6
You have a thriving real estate website that’s full of quality images, information, and listings, but is your social media strategy as strong? Social media marketing for real estate agents is an essential part of your digital marketing strategy. Social media platforms let you connect with past, ...

By Realty Pack, Real Estate Blog
(Realty Pack)
Comments 3
 Why do you need server optimization services?Creating a website that generates more leads is an important issue for real estate agents and not only.  Everyone thinks to have a website with a catchy design.  The design of a website plays an important role, of course. In this technological era, ev...

By Diane Taylor, Serving Sacramento's Senior Community
(Taylord Real Estate)
Comments 10
50 plus crowd, we are almost in the year 2020.  How will you move forward?  Are you thinking about moving up or moving down?  Do you have aged parents that are moving in?  Do you have adult children that are moving out?  Now is a great time to consider how you will enter the new year. Here are so...

By Jared Chamberlain
(Chamberlain Real Estate Group)
Comments 6
Here is another incredible property that has hit the market in Calgary. Today's Home Crush of the Week takes us to Beltline. This gorgeous loft is something rare and unique in Calgary.Learn More and see All Photos Here:

By Brandin Johnson, We Buy Houses Orlando FL
(We Buy Houses Fast In Orlando FL)
Comments 7
Hello,My name is Brandin and I'm a Investor/Broker here in the beautiful city of Orlando, FL. I wear many hats when it comes to the real estate business and one of those hats is as an agent for my investors.Here is my number 1 tip to maximize your relationship with the agent you choose to sell yo...

(THE MADRONA GROUP Real Estate Team)
Comments 10
Most first-time homebuyers assume that they have to — or at least ought to — make a 20% down payment on their home to avoid paying private mortgage insurance (PMI). This can be a hefty sum in any city, but is especially burdensome in Seattle, where housing prices are well above the national aver...

By Michelle Enciso, Exceptional Service for Exceptional People
(Pikes Peak Dream Homes Realty)
Comments 18
Buying, Selling, and the Struggle with knowing when is the right time to Move.Only you can know when the right time to move is for you and your family, but I'm here to help with any questions you may have. Here are some current facts to help you...feel free to reach out if you have more questions...

By Dabeer Khalid, Your Trusted Lender
(Texas Trust Home Loans)
Comments 6
Before mortgage lenders can give a home loan, they require accurate and detailed information about the financial profile. Why Is the Information Required?No one likes to takes risks, especially in money matters. The same goes for mortgage lenders. A home loan requires years of monthly payments. H...

By Fox Bloggers, Get to know the Ontario Real Estate Market
Comments 7
Traditionally, homebuyers have enlisted the services of a home inspector to educate themselves on the condition of the home. The buyer then uses this to negotiate that work into the real estate deal. Rarely do we see real estate transactions in Fergus Ontario without a home inspection in them. Mo...

By Capstone Homebuyers, We Buy Houses Fast For Cash In San Antonio
(Capstone Homebuyers)
Comments 10
Auto-Dialers To Generate Real Estate BusinessAs real estate professionals, we are always trying to connect with potential clients.  No matter what part of the real estate spectrum you work in, client relationships are likely the lifeblood of your business.  How do you currently connect with your ...

By Canada Web Solutions, Real Estate Search Engine Optimization-Marketing
(Canada Web Solutions)
Comments 0
Collingwood is a beautiful quaint town especially during the winter months like January and Feburary. It boasts a friendly community filled with smiling faces and wonderful businessess. There are also numerous tourist attractions near by, such as Blue Mountain Resort. However, even though the tow...

By JOHN MEDINA, John Medina Buys Houses – sell your home on your t
(John Medina Buys Houses)
Comments 0
  No doubt, you may have already seen "We Buy Houses Fast" advertisements in your area.These advertisements are put up by investors who pay all-cash for your home. If you need to sell your house quickly for whatever reason, there isn't a better way of selling your house than selling it to a cash ...

By Austin Rankin, First Time Home Buyer and Re-location Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty Services)
Comments 6
Best Restaurants in Northern KentuckyI want to start out by saying this is my personal opinion on what I believe to be 5 of the best places to eat in Northern Kentucky. I know I am only one person and probably haven’t completely experienced all the amazing places to eat here in Northern KY. As a ...

By Kris Moffitt, Real Estate agent student
Comments 9
I am early on in my real estate online course. Just 1/4 of the way through it has focused so much on honesty and ethics. There have been different excersices including looking up disciplinary actions on the state web site along with you tube videos on unethical behavior in the "real estate world"...

By Jihan Ghanim, We Buy Any Philly Home is a real estate company.
(We Buy Any Philly Home)
Comments 7
Thinking about investing in turnkey properties? Make sure you read this article which reveals the 5 secret keys to building a passive cash flow with turnkey property – which works here in the zip code, and elsewhere.Most people work their whole lives and then retire at 65 with little to show for ...