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 Peter Kaliszek, Your Barrie-Newmarket Corridor Specialist
Comments 16
Spoils the momentum of an MLS listing by limiting its initial exposure. The industry is definitely divided on this practice. Some agents believe it's part of  marketing with an it’s just business approach. On the other hand, some agents say it is that it's best to sell a property by listing on ML...

By Cheryl Ludwick, Realtor in Downtown Littleton & Denver Suburbs
(Metro Brokers - The Brian Petrelli Team)
Comments 12
Downtown Littleton was recently noted in 5280 Magazine’s “Micro” Neighborhood Guide as a “new burb to explore”! 127 years new, Littleton is just 11 miles south of the bustling heart of Denver, and the vibrant suburb’s downtown center exhibits all the feels of a small town while remaining a cultur...

By Nelson Torfin Real Estate Group, You're not hiring one agent, you're hiring FIVE!
(Positive Realty)
Comments 18
420 2nd Ave NE, Brainerd, MN 56401For More InformationVideo Welcome Home! This well kept 2 bedroom 1 bathroom home with a detached 1 car garage that sits at the back of the lot will not last at this price. Located within walking distance of restaurants and shopping, this is the perfect starter ho...

By Dee Maas
(Metro Brokers, The Petrelli Team )
Comments 11
If you are thinking of moving into a smaller home because you are an empty nester or just ready for an easier lifestyle with less home maintenance and perhaps also less expense.  The thought of downsizing your household accumulation can be very overwhelming.  I have experienced this myself and al...

By Danielle O'Brien, Real estate Broker / Owner in Boston
(Parkway Real Estate)
Comments 15
Why have I joined ActiveRain?I have recently joined the ActiveRain community to surround myself with likeminded folks. It is that simple. I really enjoy reading snippets from others about their experiences, successes, fails and everything in between. Within the real estate community, I have made ...

By Shaun Atkinson, Home Inspections Ohio - Termite & Radon Testing
(Dayton Ohio Home Inspection - Southwest Ohio Home Inspections LLC)
Comments 0
WHOLE HOUSE INSPECTIONSSouthwest Ohio Home Inspections provides whole house inspection services to Dayton, Cincinnati, Springfield, and Wilmington, Ohio. We are InterNACHI certified, fully insured, and highly experienced to provide you with the inspection you deserve. Our mission is to make sure ...
TYPES OF DAMAGES  MONETARYWhat is Monetary Damage?  Simply put it is when you are compensated or have to compensate another person or business for actual harm or loss of income in a lawsuit or as part of a breached contract.  The monetary damages are to be paid by the person found liable or in br...

By James Burt, Industry Observer
(Agent Professor)
Comments 9
Not giving document copies is one of the ways a real estate agent can lose his or her license.  When clients sign legally binding documents that affect their real-estate holdings and financial position they should certainly be given a copy of the executed documents.  Real estate agents have a key...

By Vianca Prettyman, Real Estate Agent
(Greater Salt Lake City)
Comments 0
This post is soley for the requirement for an online real estate activity for Agent Professor. These thoughts are my own.Today's era is all about documenatation. I was recently in a traffic accident and had the other driver lie through his teeth about the fault being mine. Thankfully, I installed...

By Jenifer Kynor, Tenant Screening, Landlording, Marketing
(TurboTenant )
Comments 13
Goodbye to the days of paper applications, denying unqualified tenant after tenant, or worse renting to one!  My name is Jeni and I am a member of the TurboTenant community. TurboTenant is a 100% free online software for all types of landlords. The features offered will take away the pain involve...

By Tavio Hobson, Real Estate Investor and Developer
(Tavio Hobson)
Comments 10
As Multi-Family homes become increasing popular for buyers and builders, real estate investors and developers are jumping on business opportunity to break ground. Duplexes, multiplexes and apartment complexes make up the landscape of multi-family housing with strategic interest in location, size,...

By ToolsToDo Handyman, Professional Handyman Company, Repairs, Installs
(ToolsToDo Handyman)
Comments 14
 Selling your home can be a stressful time in your life. You're packing, making sure your new home is perfect, and finalizing all the needed paperwork. But one thing many people tend to forget about, is making sure your home is up to code. General Inspection. Have you done a general inspection on...

By Dwayne Watson, Real Estate Investing
(Ridgeline Investment LLC)
Comments 9
It makes sense to feel confused and overwhelmed during the home buying procedure. When it comes to determining the conditions of your home offer contract, this can be especially true. If the seller decides not to honor your agreement, what happens?Incorporating a clause in your contract that will...

By Wendy Cutright, Realtor in Douglas County CO / South Denver Metro
(Metro Brokers (Petrelli Team))
Comments 10
After leaving the office today I drove about 1/2 of a mile down Plaza Dr to Lucent Blvd to check on the progress of the new hospital being built in Highlands Ranch. According to the Denver Business Journal, University of Colorado Health is expanding into booming Highlands Ranch.  They will be bui...

By David A. Netzer, Servicing Broward and Palm Beach
(David Alexander Realty)
Comments 13
Hi all:I have a client who lives in the Fort Lauderdale area who owns a5 acre lot in Sebring.  I am sseeking an agent in the Sebring area who can assist us with listing and selling the lot.  Not sure of the exact value, probably under $100K, maybe around $50K.Anyone have a reccomendation?Thanks, ...

By Lincoln Sutton
Comments 0
During a Real Estate transaction there are two parties involoved. The Agent and the Principal. The agent is the one who represents a buyer or seller, the principal is the one who is interested in either buying or selling a property. A principal may appoint an agent to help him or her buy or sell ...

By Michelle Gueci, I help clients buy and sell real estate in PA!
(Hooke, Hooke, & Eckman Realtors)
Comments 12
I Joined Active rain because I was interested to know what other Real Estate Professionals were doing to to enhance their businesses & to stay in touch with current market conditions, advertising tools, and how to be more engaging with their clients. I started in real estate because I wanted to b...

By Brenda Williams, Principal Broker/Owner at Williams Team Homes
(Williams Team Homes)
Comments 16
Investing in real estate sector can offer investors with an opportunity to make one of the most profitable investments of their lifetime.The present market is quite intricate, and there are numerous nuances linked to buying a house in your favourite location. But no matter where you are if you ar...

By Greg Stratman, Broker/Owner on the Western Slope
(RE/MAX Mountain West)
Comments 14
"What do the letters after a REALTOR®'s name mean? They proudly show the designations a REALTOR® has earned to further their professional development. To earn a designation, a REALTOR® has taken coursework and demonstrated specific skills, performance and knowledge in a particular area of the rea...

By Jonathan Kobler, Service. Integrity. Results
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 17
Hey Fellow Agents from around the country! Do you have clients that are moving to Dallas/Fort Worth?  Do you want to provide your clients with additional value? Do you want to earn a 25% referral fee? I'm a licensed agent with Keller Williams in Southlake, TX - one of the top producing offices in...