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 Rica Ruiz, Serving San Mateo County and Beyond
(Meraki Real Estate)
Comments 7
Charming 2 bed/ 2 bath (1,233sf) condo located in peaceful Foster City and award-winning schools! Spacious living room with a cozy fireplace and dining area. The large master bedroom features lots of natural light, a sliding glass door leading to the balcony adjacent to an indoor nook perfect for...

By Anne Thompson, DIYing between diaper changes
(DIY Decor Mom)
Comments 4
"Are gray paint colors on their way out?" is a common question--gray paint colors have been popular for several years, and are beloved by Fixer Upper fans, so are they on the decline?As a paint color professional, decorator, and blogger I have to say NO! Gray paints are a classic palette and will...

By Joann Schermerhorn, Live Simple Eco Blog- Eco-Friendly Living
(Live Simple Eco)
Comments 4
I get it, climate change can be overwhelming.Turn on the news on any given day and it is environmental doom and gloom.I am not going to sugar coat this…Reversing the damaging effects of climate change will require action on a global scale. But….There are choices you can make in your day-to-day li...

By Dominique Grubisa, Property Development & Investment Property Courses
(DG Institute)
Comments 0
Dominique Grubisa ReviewsDominique Grubisa is a practicing legal practitioner with over 22 years of legal and commercial experience. She is a property investor and developer, an entrepreneur with businesses in Australia and Southeast Asia, a speaker, educator, writer and published author.Dominiqu...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Comments 3
Before you send a loan application, you are supposed to assess your situation objectively. A loan is a financial obligation you have to obey. Knowing this should motivate you to make wise decisions, right from application to the use of funds. For instance, you need to apply only for the loan amou...

By James Carter
Comments 4
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By Joy Banerjee, A Professional Blogger
(Seo Blogger Zone Company)
Comments 5
There are numerous qualities that families look for when considering Calgary real estate. Green spaces, family activities, social events, safety, good schools, and more are all factors. Thankfully, family-friendly neighbourhoods in Calgary are in no short supply. The neighbourhoods in this articl...

By Timothy Andersen, USPAP Consltant to Real Estate Appraisers
(The Appraiser's Advocate, LLC)
Comments 4
Question:  "The entire concept of highest and best use confuses me!  When it comes to the typical Fannie Mae residential real estate appraisal, I check the box, but just what else is it I am supposed to do?  Is an analysis of highest and best use in an appraisal really all that important!  How do...
What is dual representation?Dual representation is the act of  representing two parties in a transaction. Those parties being the buying and selling parties. This can be done legally and in some cases it can be beneficial for the involved parties however, where this gets bad is if you do this wit...

By Joel Jones, Real Estate Education
(Ascent Properties)
Comments 0
 Dishonesty. An enemy to many yet a friend to some. Is it more than that? Can dishonesty become part of someone where a percentage of who they are, what they say, and their output are dishonest? This is a personal question, a decision one can make of themselves. To profit from dishonesty leads to...

By buyhomesfortmyers buyhomesfortmyers, Sell your house fast Avoid making needed repairs a
(We buy houses fortMyers)
Comments 4
Sometime in the past about the main way the vast majority could sell their home or property was to show it with a real estate agent. With the coming of the web in the 90's and incredible web search tools online there has been an entirely different world opened to the individuals who need to buy a...

By Marielba Barreat-Santana, Realtor
(Keller Williams)
Comments 9
Bring Your Buyers to See This Beautiful Townhome!!

By Rich Smith, EA, Tax Prep, Tax Planning, & Tax Resolution in MI
(Spartan Tax Relief, LLC)
Comments 3
I assist taxpayers in the Greater Lansing area and the rest of Michigan who have tax issues, and I have recently seen an increase in the number of people who have multiple years of back tax returns that were never filed. The IRS is going after non-filers with a new vengeange, and they now have th...

By Jassika Rose, YasTech Developments Inc
(YasTech Developments Inc)
Comments 6
Many web designers and web developers wonder if they need to bother with a contract when it comes to being hired for small projects.  It doesn’t matter if your client is a friend, family member or someone you know that is trustworthy a contract is a necessary standard operating procedure.Every de...

By Clare Coombs
(Training )
Comments 5
Money Problems is just one of the many ways to lose your license. If you can't handle the money appropriately, what are you doing here? Here are some examples of money problems;  Savannah gives agent Mary $10,000 in earnest money. Mary deposits $8,000 of it, and then buys a new necklace with the ...

By dakota velvet
Comments 0
The SEO trends that will mark this 2019Always think about mobilesYour website must be responsive, that is, adapted to any mobile device. If it is not, you will have it very difficult when positioning your website in search engines.Day by day, the number of users who use their mobile or tablet as ...

By Jay Jubril Thomas
(Realm Real Estate Professionals)
Comments 8
1. Houston Agents get a 6% commission, no matter whatMost people assume that their agent is pocketing the entire commission. That would be nice, but it’s just not accurate.TruthFirst, it’s helpful to know that the seller pays the commission, and they split it four ways: between the two brokerages...

By Tom Priester, Experience + Customer Service + Value = US
(Paradise Sharks Real Estate)
Comments 5
As we take a deep sigh of relief here in South Florida, the people of the Northern Bahama Islands are dealing with loss that is hard to imagine. The photos and videos are starting to roll in and this land of magical white sand beaches and crystal blue waters has been dealt a blow by Hurricane Dor...

By Ted M. Daigle, Real Estate Agent in Lafayette & Surrounding Areas
(Ted M. Daigle - Realtor)
Comments 4
Some homes sit on the market for days, some for weeks, and some for several months or even years in a worst-case scenario. If you’re like most homeowners, you’re hoping that you’ll land a contract quickly.  There is a way that you can make that happen so that your home moves off the market fast. ...
The real estate industry is extremely competitive – both offline and online.With tens of thousands of small, mid-sized and large companies vying for their share of the market, finding a client is always a challenge.The good news?The hyperlocal nature of real estate gives a viable chance to the sm...