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 Kyle Basnar, Real estate agent serving Northern Colorado
Comments 0
  There are two common concerns about the housing market that one hears from both consumers and real estate professionals alike. First, they question whether or not we are on the brink of another housing bubble, and second, they want to know why there aren’t more homes for sale. I don’t plan on ...

By Samantha Dietz, NJ Real Estate Agent w/ NAR's Green Designation
(Leaf, Realtors)
Comments 15
  There's so much talk about Millennials entering into the market. How do we market to them? How do we win their business? They are such a mystery! I see countless courses, webinars, newsletters catering to the Millennial buyer. "You know the average age of a real estate agent is 56. You better k...

By Bonnie Popescu
(Better Homes and Gardens Pristine )
Comments 11
Are you looking for ways to give your living room a rustic look? Check out these ideas, courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

By John Travers, I run a professional handyman service company desi
(Handyman Service)
Comments 12
Plumbing is one of the common problems you’ll experience in the home that require that you hire a handyman. Well, when you will be faced with some plumbing emergency, chances are that you will not be able to make conscious of decision. This is because all you want it to find the mess fixed. So, h...

By Marna Brown-Krausz, Residential; first time buyers, relo, emptynesters
(RE/MAX Greater Princeton)
Comments 25
I became a realtor just five years ago, at the beginning of pre-retirement years, because I like being aggravated, under-appreciated, and well, simply misunderstood.  And what better way to endure all of that than to become a real estate sales professional.  It was a bit easier for me than most. ...

By Devin Giles, Real Estate Agent NoVa and the Northern Neck
(NoVa Brokers, LLC)
Comments 16
The season is picking back up! If you are like most people and cannot afford to have your house staged to put on the market.... OR you are still living in your house with all of your personal belongings. How do you create a space that allows buyers to picture themselves in their new home? Here ar...

By Pedro Casanova, Helping people achieve their real estate goals
(The KREN Group at Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 14
 CLICK HERE FOR FULL PROPERTY DETAILSThis beautiful home sits on one of the larger lots in the subdivision. Large master bedroom has durable, wood vinyl flooring and has a large master bath with separate tub and shower and dual sinks guarantees no one is bumping elbows in the morning. The home fe...

By Kimberlee Massey, Southern California Real Estate Broker
(Re/Max TerraSol)
Comments 31
My career in real estate first began at the age of 21.  I had just graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in education focused in math and science, but after student teaching, had no desire to teach in a classroom setting.  My husband and I had a close family friend who attended ou...

By kim sungnyon, We Offer BG,SBLC,LC for lease/sales
(Financial investment limited)
Comments 2
We have direct and efficient providers of Bank Guarantee (BG), Insurance Guarantees, MTN, Confirmable Bank Drafts, Standby Letters of Credit (SBLC) and Third Party Guarantees. If you are a potential Investor or Principal looking to raise capital, we will be happy to answer any questions that you ...

By Drew Gunderson
(Trifect Marketing)
Comments 7
There are three basic types of principles: Disclosed Partially Disclosed Undisclosed Disclosed is simply when your client is fully disclosed to the other party. Partially Disclosed is when the other party knows that the agent is representing someone, but they don't know who that is. Undisclosed m...

By Melissa Young, Realtor NC & SC - Brent Young Team
(Keller Williams Ballantyne Area)
Comments 14
Bye, Buy ClutterThe most important thing you can do to prepare your home for sale is to get rid of clutter. Make a house rule that for every new item that comes in, an old one has to leave. One of the major contributors to a cluttered look is having too much furniture. When professional stagers d...

By LaShonda Solomon, Exceptional Service For Exceptional People
(Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage)
Comments 22
This beautiful open concept home features a formal living room, formal dining room & family room. Kitchen features upgraded stainless appliances. Upgraded chocolate hardwoods featured throughout the main level of the home. Oversized master bedroom & guest room w/vaulted ceilings. Master with sep...

By Aider Financials, Nationwide Mortgage Investment Firm, Note Investor
(Aider Financials LLC)
Comments 9
Hello, Fellow Note Investors! Welcome to each of you. Each blog post will contain immense information regarding our experiences and expertise in the Note Investment arena, and I hope these blog posts are useful to you!We have been investing in Real Estate and Notes (Performing and Non-Performing)...

By Miriam Malave, Real estate agent serving Osceola County, Florida
(Century 21 Homs Realty)
Comments 15
  "Think positively and positive things will happen"  This post from Beth Atalay will help you start business and learn ways to generate leads! Remember to follow up!! How to Generate Leads If You Do NOT Have a DatabaseI was inspired to write this post by a question I read under Q&A section of Ac...

By Matthew Herbolich, Mortgage & Title Professional
(Mortgage Professional )
Comments 13
Pay Off Your Mortgage Early? Advantages & Disadvantages“Free and Clear” ownership is the end game for many homeowners, and for good reason. However, paying off a mortgage early isn’t the best of use of one’s money in a lot of instances. This blog will explore the advantages and disadvantages of p...

By Terry Santoro, Real Estate Amador, ElDorado, Calaveras Counties
(Gold Country Modern Real Estate)
Comments 11
Take time to watch the video to really appreciate this property: 

By Chan Hao, I am an Investor
(Investment )
Comments 8
Hello ,I am an investor keen on investing in a lucrative, calculated viable business, either by partnership or as a financier. in Cash, Fixed interest, Shares , Property. I will welcome any profitable business plan/proposal (Long or short term). I will be willing to invest independently.So I woul...

By Karen Blake, Realtor Serving Charlotte and Sarasota County FL.
(Keller Williams Realty Gold)
Comments 9
Here are 10 markeing strategies I use to grow my business: Google Adwords Express Facebook Joined local Chamber of Commerce Attend Events Joined Facebook groups: Social Media Marketing for Real Estate Professionals, Real Estate Marketing Mastermind and Raise the Bar in Real Estate facebook Ads Ma...

By Gil Duzanski, Marketing for Real Estate Pros with WDB Agency
(WDB Agency)
Comments 10
Do you have digital content? Great. Do you have a digital content strategy? To grow in the digital age, you need to rethink the underlying assumptions in five domains of strategy—customers, competition, data, innovation, and value.   There are over 400 hours of content that gets published to YouT...

By Mila Rozek, Student taking real estate course.
(Industry observer)
Comments 12
As a former Real Estate agent (only 1 yr under the belt) and an aspiring agent to be in the state of Utah, I am shocked to find out just how many agents are granted licenses and put immediately on probation for previous criminal convictions. Not to mention those experienced agents that have been ...