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 Pamela Smeagle, Professional Realtor
(Mathieu Newton Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 5
Did you purchase a starter home?  Have you outgrown that home?  Have you been thinking about purchasing a bigger home?  Do you wonder when the best time to move-up is?  Click this link to learn more about this topic Moving-up to a luxury home?For more information, feel free to call, text or email...

By Nicolette Fontaine J.D. Florida Realtor, Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast Florida Realtor
(Donohue Real Estate LLC)
Comments 8
Realtor / Polski Pośrednik Nieruchomości – Palm Beach County – Nicolette Fontaine & Christina Alzona Nicolette Fontaine & Christina Alzona – Realtors at Donohue Real Estate  11209 U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408 256 Worth Avenue, Ste. 210, Palm Beach, FL 33480 372 Tequesta Dr., Tequest...

By Keith A. Davidson, Orange County Trust, Estate,Probate litigation
(Albertson & Davidson, LLP - Irvine)
Comments 3
The basics of Legal Malpratice. To sue for legal malpractice, a plaintiff must prove: Duty – An attorney must owe a duty to either a client or an intended beneficiary of the client (such as a Trust or Will beneficiary); Breach – The attorney must have breach the duty to the client by making a mis...

By michelle glover, Realtor, buyers agent
(agent owned realty)
Comments 3
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By WALID AJMAL, Servicing San Diego, Riverside county, and LA
(Capital Property Brokers)
Comments 6
Hello, I wanted to know what are some of the best "FREE" CRM software or tools I could use to manage my leads? Please give me your recommendations and a brief explanation as to why you think that particular CRM is the best one amongst other ones. 

By Shaun Farr, Sellers, Luxury, & Beautiful Homes
Comments 6
Are you giving more value than you're recieving? Have you read the classic "How to win friends and influence people"? Do you remember the points taught in this great book? As sales represenatives we often engage with our potential clients with commission breath. Unfortunately no one falls in love...

By Gordon Newton, The #1 Trusted Name in Timeshare Exit
(Newton Group Transfers)
Comments 11
You might be thinking that the worst listing you could take is the one where the seller is unrealistic in their asking price. Or perhaps you are thinking of the one that backs to a noisy highway or train tracks? What about the one that is functionally obsolete? These are all tough scenarios that ...

By David Osborn, California Central Valley Real Estate Broker
(Re Ebroker)
Comments 12
Many people say cold calling is dead -- that it's not really effective or too untargeted to pay off. But after making over 30,000 cold calls I disagree. I've been cold-calling for the better part of 6 months now, and I'd like to share with the board some tips and tricks I've picked up along the w...

By Edward Davison, Real estate agent that offers excellent services!
(Prominence Properties)
Comments 10
Masterful design and modern luxury are uniquely embodied in this 3 bedroom 2 bath 2 car garage home with 1600 square feet of living space. This home features an open concept, cathedral ceilings, granite counter tops throughout and is nestled on a one acre lot.You will love this delightful home th...

By Roy Lawton, Property Inspection & Environmental Testing
(Cx Equity Pro, LLC)
Comments 7
 Hello, my name is Roy Lawton and I have a new inspection company. I want to offer for a limited time a coupon for your Clients for $50 dollars off property inspection. We offer many benefits as well as protections for your Client to include free 90 day warranty (structure and major systems, 5 yr...

By Judi Marcus, Realtor serving Palm Beach and Broward Counties
(Keller Williams Preferred Partners )
Comments 23
Hellp Active Rainers...This is my first blog :-) Today I am hosting an open house in a gorgeous home in Boca Raton. It looks like today is going to be just beautiful weather right now it's 83 degrees! So have a wonderful day. 

By Celia Chu, Inland Empire and The Los Angeles County-
(Coldwell Banker Town & Country)
Comments 13
Why Rent If You Can BuyHome ownership rates are the lowest they have been in the last 50 years. Yet a large portion of Americans are still renting properties, instead of enjoying a home of their own. Consumer reports believe this is an issue because of a buyer's lack of trust in their ability to ...

By Albertson & Davidson, LLP, Bay Area Probate, Estate, Trust and Will Attorneys
(Albertson & Davidson, LLP - Bay Area)
Comments 6
Our Website:         The basics of Trust investing:These are the beginning ground rules for Trust investing: The Trustee must act as a prudent investor would act; The specifics of the Trust must be considered; and The Trustee must act with reasonable care, skil...

By Tanya O'Coyne, Water damage restoration specialist in San Diego
(TSC Restoration, Inc.)
Comments 6
Flood damage is just another kind of water damage, right?When it comes to water damage vs flood damage, flood damage poses higher health risks, can require additional insurance coverage, and can cost more to repair.But what exactly constitutes flood damage, what constitutes water damage, and why ...

By Rob Mangiaracina, Helping homebuyers purchase & renovate homes.
(PrimeLending )
Comments 13
 Are your sellers willing to make repairs identified in their appraisal report, if so what is the typical dollar threshold they are willing to allocate for those repairs?

By Melissa DeSantis, Real estate agent expert
(Melissa DeSantis Real Estate)
Comments 11
 MANALAPAN NJ Homes For Sale / 4 Reasons to Sell This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]  WELCOME TO MANALAPAN NJ Homes For SaleAll homes for sale in Manalapan New Jersey are updated daily on our website. We also offer you market statistics that could affect the price you pay for a home in our area…as well as th...

By Ahmed Abdeldayem, Commercial Real Estate Investment Sales
(ARA Commercial Partners )
Comments 10
We get the same question repeatedly: How can I get wealthy through Real Estate? The answer simply:  Multi- Family investment. The monthly cash flow and back-end equity (if purchased correctly) is pound for pound your best investment. Take it from Legendary Investor and Sports Franchise owner Jerr...

By Mario A. Vasquez
(Prestige Realty Advisors)
Comments 8
WASHINGTON (September 28, 2017) — Homeowners who take on remodeling projects gain not only equity and more resale value in their home, they are also more likely to find satisfaction and enjoyment from their home, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®, with insights ...

By Simon McDowell, New Rochelle Car Leasing operates as an online aut
(Car Lease Inc New Rochelle )
Comments 3
About New Rochelle Car LeasingNew Rochelle Car Leasing operates as an online auto leasing agency bringing car leasing services for residents of New Rochelle. Our primary focus is providing an enriched customer experience in comparison to the traditional auto leasing service. We have incorporated ...

By James Haynie
Comments 0
America is about opportunity, that is the American Dream. For some however the dream can be, let's say, not so dreamy. There is no guarantee that any of us will achieve our dreams, but depsite this fact we all should have the opportunity to pursue them with our energy and our detemrination unimpe...