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

There can different types of agents listed in contracts on real estate transactions.  The most common is special agent which means they represent that principal for one transaction.  The next is a general agent which represents one principal over several transactions like a property manager.  Las...

By Stacie Christensen
Comments 4
When working with a Client, you must ALWAYS be upfront and honest in all of your dealings. If you do not know the answer to something, let them know that you will find out and get back to them. If there is something wrong with the property, be honest about it and see what you can do to resolve th...
One of the big concerns with the proposed capital rule for the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) is the fact that it requires Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to hold more capital than originally expected. However, there’s much more than meets the eye when it comes to the new GSE capital rule.Q1 ...
1. Speak with a real estate agent to get adviceTalk to a real estate agent and ask them what they suggest. Tell them how much you can or can't spend and find out what they suggest.They might tell you that your house is fine the way it is and only spend a few dollars sprucing it up. They'll also b...

By Catherine Ehret
Comments 9
Suburban Living in the Times of PandemicI live in a “right-to-farm” community about 20 miles outside of Boston.  Despite the fact that it has been more than 15 years since I moved out of my condo in Boston, I have often found myself reminiscing about city living.  The restaurants! Bars! Culture! ...

By Braden Smith
Comments 5
I'm a student at Agent Professor and I am required to write a small blog about one of the 21 ways to lose a license. I choose dishonesty. As a flooring contractor of 16 plus years I am in different customers houses every day. You would think it's easy to get complacent after all of that time, but...

By Bill Westervelt, Chicagoland Home Inspector
(Chicago Home Inspection Services Inc)
Comments 10
  This is the Perfect Year to Start Your Container Vegetable & Fruit Garden   This Spring of 2020 seems like the perfect time to plan and start a vegetable or fruit garden ...   Providing yourself a ready-source of fresh vegetables and fruits meets the challenges currently found upon entering gr...

By Chris Ivy, I'm Chris Ivy owner of Ivy Vine Investments
(Ivy Vine Investments)
Comments 14
Hello to everyone out there moving and shaking in the real estate world.  I'm Chris Ivy owner of Ivy Vine Investments here in Memphis and this is my first blog post.   I'm a wholesaler and this post is directed to any investors out there who may be thinking about using or currently using bandit s...
There are several different types of agents in a real estate transaction.  There is a Seller Agency that lists homes, markets to buyers, and represents through the home selling process.  The Buyer Agency is when the agent represents the buyer and helps finds properties, shows properties and helps...
Real estate transactions involved many individuals.  Agents help in the overall process of real estate transaction.  There are three different types of agents that we will focus on.  Special agents, general agents and universal agent. Each agent has their own role and will defer dependinging on t...

By David Ornelas, I'm passionate about my services
(Luxury Realty Group)
Comments 12
You may be hearing rumors that house prices are going down during this pandemic,but that's not the case here in Las Vegas. The market is actually tight but there are new build opportunities that won't last long. I wanted to share with you that there is a new build community in Las Vegas that has ...

By Amanda Gatlin, Personal Finance Expert and Home Business Blogger
(Be Passionate And Prosper)
Comments 12
How to make a decision about a refinance loan My husband and I have been researching refinance loans the last two weeks because rates have dropped, and we finally made our decision to go with one particular loan. But I thought it would be good to share some of the thoughts we had when considering...

By Juan P. Sánchez
(Joyful Places Makler )
Comments 0
As multilingual Real Estate agents, we handle all Real Estate related aspects, among others, of future US Real Estate purchasers/investors from Germany in order to find the most fitting Real Estate and prevent inevitable and costly errors made by a foreign purchaser when entering the US Real Esta...

By Don Chambers
(Double K Property Management)
Comments 10
Pop the champagne! Take your partner out for a celebratory meal! The deal is done! You’ve accepted an offer on your house. But how close are you really to that coveted closing? It’s true that, according to the statistics, over 96 percent of home sales closed without any hiccups and in a timely ma...

By James Cha, CPA, Certified Tax Resolution Specialist, Providing Solutions to IRS & State Tax Problems
Comments 9
L.A. Biz Leadership Trust is an Invitation-Only Community for Top Business Decision Makers in Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA — James M. Cha, Certified Tax Resolution Specialist of ACE Plus Tax Resolution, has been invited to join L.A. Biz Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for influential busin...

By Hunter Jones, Denver Metro and mountain markets
(Lokation Real Estate)
Comments 14
We have all seen benches with real estate agents being advertised on them, anybody have experience using these? How did it go? Would you recommend it? I am thinking of paying for one in an area I will farm, this area is also close to my home. Rate per month seems very reasonable, though a year co...

By Aaron Marsh, Mortgages, Financing and Lending Specialists
(Rampone Marsh Mortgages)
Comments 9
Deferring your Kelowna mortgage payment in times of uncertainty can be a huge relief to families that need cash flow for necessities, such as food. However, it’s important to remember that deferring one mortgage payment… or five, doesn’t mean that those payments are “waived.” In fact, those payme...

By Lakeland Notary, Boracina Lakeland Mobile Notary Public Service & L
(Lakeland Mobile Notary Public Service & Loan Signing Agent)
Comments 7
When you purchase a home or any other type of real estate, it is common to take out a mortgage. This loan will be backed by the property. It is your agreement to pay the loan in full. This document must be notarized for it to be official. To do this, a notary signing agent will be needed. They ca...

By Ron Schrader, High-Quality Real Estate Business Cards
(Elegant Business Cards)
Comments 33
When I envision the month of May, snow is not what I picture in my mind. But on May 23, 2020, we got snow.I knew it wasn't going to last long, so rather than get annoyed at a weather pattern I have zero control of, I decided to just enjoy the beauty of it, while it lasted. But because the snow wa...

By Muhammad Shahid, Real estate with modern apps/technology!
Comments 7
Planning to buy a house is not an easy task at all. It is one of the biggest financial investments you will ever make, which requires a lot of due diligence for finding a realtor, researching neighborhoods, getting houses inspected, and then indulging in a bidding war to get the best deal.Even af...
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