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 Afak ch, CapCut MOD APK, a software that will fix all of yo
(Capcut video editing app)
Hello everyone! Are you deeply interested in producing motion graphics and looking for a specialized app for it? Here, we demonstrate how to use CapCut MOD APK, a software that will fix all of your issues and give you high-resolution visuals and animations for your videos.Be quick! Download the Latest version of CapCut Mod APK V9.1.0 (No Watermark/Premium Unlocked), then have fun making fantastic videos.
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By The Ace Apartments, Welcome to The Ace Apartments in Dallas, TX:
(The Ace Apartments)
Dallas, Texas, is a city renowned for its dynamic culture, culinary delights, and diverse entertainment options. Nestled within this vibrant metropolis, our rental apartments in Dallas offer more than just a place to stay; they provide you with a prime Dallas location that ensures you're never far from the city's many attractions. Live where you work and play, and make every day in Dallas a new adventure.A City of Endless OpportunitiesDallas is a city that never sleeps, where opportunities abound at every corner. Whether you're a young professional, a student, or a family looking for a place to call home, our rental apartments are strategically situated to offer convenience and accessibility to all that Dallas has to offer.Spacious 1 & 2 Bedroom Rental Apartments in Dallas, TXWhen it co...
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By Gonzalo Labra Orihuela
     Dual Representation without consent is one of the many ways that a Real Estate agent can loose their license. It is when an agent represents both the buyer an seller of a property without letting the other client know. As an agent one has to let the client know that you will be representing both sides.     Also you have to get written permission from the client so that you are able to represent both sides. There are many cases of this happening around the U.S. It is very important for agents to understand that representing two parties with consent is unethical. The client can be thinking one thing on the fact that there are two different people negotiating a property. When in reality it is just one person doing the work.     That agent will be receiving the full commission from wha...
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By Frank Worrell, Turning BPOs Into Six-Figure Incomes
 Hello, ActiveRain Community!If you're an agent or an investor looking to diversify your income streams, you've come to the right place. I’m Frank Worrell, a seasoned real estate professional specializing in Broker Price Opinions (BPOs), and I'm here to share how BPOs have the potential to bring in a steady flow of income.What is a Broker Price Opinion?A Broker Price Opinion (BPO) is an estimated property valuation given by a licensed real estate broker. While it doesn't replace an official appraisal, it serves as an alternative for institutions like banks or mortgage lenders to get a quick and cost-effective evaluation of a property's current market value.Why Should You Care?The demand for BPOs is continuously growing, particularly in a volatile market. It's a service that doesn't take...
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By Claudia Paez, Mobile Notary service at your destination
(Claudia Paez Mobile Notary)
When you are looking for a Notary Public in Hayward, California, or surrounding areas you will come to enjoy our service. I provide Mobile Notary Service for all States. Since 2016 Claudia Paez Mobile Notary has been committed to providing prompt, friendly, and exceptional Mobile services to private individuals, Real Estate Agents, Attorney, Estate Planning Companies, Escrow and Loan Officers in Alameda and surrounding Counties. I notarize personal financial documents like POAs, 401K's, court affidavits, Travel of minor children, Real Estate loan documents, and other legal documents.Contact Us:Website = No = (510) 309-5782Business name= Claudia Paez Mobile NotaryBusiness Email = paeznotary@gmail.comWorking hours = 6 am-10 pm 7 days a weekAddress: Ha...
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By Nic Stohler, Commercial Property Owner
(Gateway Private Equity Group)
You likely work with all buyers and sellers as a real estate agent. But have you considered specializing in working with real estate investors? Becoming an "investor-friendly real estate agent" can help you stand out in a competitive market.   So what exactly does it take? First, you need to understand investors' goals and strategies intimately. Investors aren't looking for just any property - they need to find undervalued gems with strong return potential. You should focus on the market's pulse to identify promising deals. You must also grasp investors' unique tactics to finance and negotiate optimal win-win deals. While any agent can facilitate transactions, investor-friendly realtors bring specialized skills to guide clients strategically. You become their trusted partner, helping th...
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Commercial properties, like retail outlets and multifamily units, often require more upgrading and maintenance than other types of properties. If you are the owner of a commercial property in Georgia and you are looking to make it structurally resilient and environment-friendly, you should consider getting a C-PACE loan that will help you to do that. A commercial PACE in Georgia could be the ideal financing tool for making your property energy-efficient and structurally resilient. You can also implement green energy systems using the C-PACE loan. What is The C-PACE Loan?The C-PACE loan is an extensively used financing tool that commercial property owners use for making vital enhancements to a property. These changes can make a property energy efficient and improve the structural safety ...
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By Kim Smith, Real Estate Agent in Escambia & Santa Rosa County
(Levin Rinke Realty)
An important factor shaping today’s market is the number of homes for sale. And, if you’re considering whether or not to list your house, that’s one of the biggest advantages you have right now. When housing inventory is this low, your house will stand out, especially if it’s priced right.But there are some early signs that more listings are coming. According to the latest data, new listings (homeowners who just put their house up for sale) are trending up. Here’s a look at why this is noteworthy and what it may mean for you.More Homes Are Coming onto the Market than UsualIt’s well known that the busiest time in the housing market each year is the spring buying season. That’s why there’s a predictable increase in the volume of newly listed homes throughout the first half of the year. Se...
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By Linda Slokenbergs, Real estate agent serving North and South Carolina
(Allen Tate Realtor)
  View in browser Welcome, Come Grow With Us!   Looking for new friends…then Charlotte Newcomers Club is the club for you. CNC extends a friendly and neighborly hand to women both new to the area and those seeking friendship, by introducing them to others and starting them on a new social life. We offer something for everyone, and you can be as busy as you want. I am sure many of our club activities would be of interest to you. Charlotte Newcomers Club (CNC) is a non-profit woman's social club dedicated to welcoming you to the state of North Carolina and the Greater Charlotte metro area. At the time our club was founded in 1957, members joined because they were new to the area. Today anyone can join and stay as long as they like. Whether you have lived here for some time or you are new ...
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By Alexey Romanenko
(La Princesse des Champs)
Quebec City, the capital of the province of Quebec, is renowned for its rich history, magnificent architecture, and unique culture. As one of the oldest cities in North America, it offers a beautiful blend of the old-world charm with modern-day conveniences. It's no wonder that the real estate market in Quebec City remains vibrant and competitive. The Evolution of the Real Estate Market in Quebec City:Over the years, Quebec City's real estate market has seen consistent growth, driven by its cultural significance, robust economy, and constant influx of tourists and new residents. Whether it's the historic charm of Old Quebec, the bustling life of Saint-Roch, or the scenic beauty of Montcalm, each neighborhood has its distinct appeal. This diversity offers ample opportunities for real est...
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Hello everybody! My name is Kaeden Roberts. I am a college student and am working on getting my real estate license as a step in earning my degree in construction management. I am currently taking my 120 hour course and have been enjoying learning more about real estate and how I can connect with those in this real estate while I pursue my career in residential and commercial construction. We have recently been learning in my course of the 21 ways in which a real estate licensee can lose their license and have been asked to choose one of those 21 ways and write a paragraph or two on it and what it means to us. I chose to write on the one that I feel engrains the majority of the different ways in which you can lose your license which is dishonesty. Honesty in any form of business, I beli...
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By shannon watson, Real estate agent focusing in Ogden
(Coldwell Banker)
During Covid lockdown I discovered this adorable town in Northern Utah, It is full of old homes and a charming downtown. Since then I have purchased 3 homes there and look forward to promoting the community by fixing up these old gems and selling them to lovers of character!
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By Mike Ferry, #1 Real Estate Coach Since 1975
(The Mike Ferry Organization)
10 Words And Phrases for Real Estate Agents  Hello there. Welcome back to another edition of Mike Ferry TV. My name is Tony Smith. This is the week of September 4th. As always, thrilled to spend a little time with you on Mike Ferry TV. Hopefully, you guys got a chance to be at our Superstar Retreat in July. Hopefully, you had a chance to look back through IR30 through all of the incredible replay of that event. But here we are in September. We got September, October, November, and December. There’s still a lot of time left this year to achieve a lot of business goals. So I hope you’re in the middle of that process. I hope you’re sharing it with everybody. But I was going through the notes from Mike Ferry at the Retreat, and there was one segment of the notes that many of you will rememb...
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By Audrina Stickney
(Agent Professor)
I am going to be writing about dishonesty in real estate and why it's important to be an honest agent. There are a lot of ways to be a dishonest realtor. Dishonesty to me isn't just telling lies. Dishonesty, to me, is lying, white lying, misleading, false advertising, withholding information or being sneaky in any way. Living life honest just in general is a good way to live. Dishonesty can lead to a lost license and the lie wouldn't of been worth it in the end. Even if you get away with something once you won't get away with it forever. How does dishonesty affect others? Let's say a buyer or seller has a dishonest agent. It's a couples first house and they are so excited, it's a really big once in a life time experience. Then their realtor is misleading and false advertising, the realt...
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By Bonnie Schiffner, Real Estate agent Tims Ford Lake &surrounding area
(John Smith Jr. Realty & Auction, LLC)
New Listing in great subdivision close to Tims Ford Lake. Access to private gated boar ramp. Give me a call for more details931-308-3498
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By Annette McDougal, Observer. Training to be a real estate agent.
(None right now)
Hi!  This is not only my first blog on this forum, but my first blog ever!  My name is Annette McDougal.  I am a mom of 4 mostly grown children and decided that I need something now to fill my days. So I am working on becoming a real estate agent. We have been assigned to write about one of the 21 ways to lose our license.  I chose dual agency or dual representation without consent.  At first I didn't really understand why this may be a problem.  In studying a little more, I can now understand why each party may want their own agent.The main reason I have found is for fair and impartial representation.  When one agent represents both buyer and seller of a property, it actually creates a conflict of interest to both parties.  The seller agent tries to get the higher price for their clien...
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By Jackie Van Wienen, Serving the entire Vegas valley.
(REAl Broker/Joe Taylor group)
Townhomes, condos reach all-time high price in Southern Nevada     September 6, 2023 "While single-family home prices in Southern Nevada maintain stability, the market for townhomes and condos is soaring to unprecedented heights. A recent report from Las Vegas Realtors reveals that single-family homes in the Las Vegas Valley are currently priced just below $450,000, still below the all-time high of $482,000 set in May 2022. In contrast, the prices of condos and townhomes have skyrocketed, hitting a historic peak of $287,000 last month. The surge in prices can be attributed to the robust demand for these more affordable housing options, coupled with a constrained supply. LVR President Lee Barrett noted, 'Home prices haven't seen significant changes recently. However, the record-breaking ...
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By Jeremy Williams, Local Roofer - Houston and Austin TX
(Reign Roofing)
Perhaps the biggest threat that faces roofs in the Houston area is hailstorms. Although hail is often small and harmless, the larger stones pose a major threat to your roof—and in a variety of different ways. We often handle roofing repair in Houston, TX to fix hail damage, and in this post we want to share with you the ways that hail can inflict damage on your roof, as well as how to recognize it after the storm is over. It’s important to move fast to have hail damage professionally repaired, otherwise it will lead to greater damage down the road, including the need to replace the entire roof years early.How Hail Damages Your RoofHailstones come in a range of sizes, from tiny pellets to golf ball-sized stones that can shatter weaker shingles with a single blow. Here are some of the way...
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By Steve Perry, Books Taxes & More - Small business finances
(Books Taxes & More)
You probably think the IRS has received your tax return… but are you SURE? I can’t overstate the importance of ensuring IRS correspondence acceptance.Here’s why:Imagine this. You’ve finally finished your tax return preparation for the year!You’ve gathered all of your documents and receipts into a tidy folder on your desktop. You went through all the steps and checked off all the boxes to get your return to the IRS on time.  You’re ready to pat yourself on the back, pour a drink, and put your feet up.But then your phone rings. Your accountant informs you that you owe back taxes from several years back.You’re stunned! You’ve always prepared your own tax returns and sent them to the IRS before the deadline. So this must be a mistake… Right?Unfortunately, there are times when taxpayers thin...
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By Cynthia Gentry Black, Home Stager, Downsize Planner, Declutter Coach
(Home Staging by Cynthia LLC)
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