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 Dina Henry
(Blackwell Realty and Auction)
Comments 5
Check Off These Items Before You List Your HomeThinking of selling your home this year? Maybe you are ready to upsize or downsize, move to a new neighborhood, or take advantage of a sellers’ market. In any case, there are some smart moves you can make before you list to ease the process of sellin...

By Mary Whitaker
Comments 10
Just looked out the window and it is snowing outside! After living in Florida for 11 years the snow is a lovely and fun experience. Not always, but today I'm enjoying the dancing snowflakes outside my windows.Would this be a day you would choose to work at home? I LOVE the snow fall; driving on t...

By Julia Fedak, Raising the Bar on your Largest Investment
(Re/Max Escarpment Realty)
Comments 9
Buying a Home for the First time can be daunting..but doesn't have to be! Who should you contact first? What are the next steps? What down payment is required? These are just some of the questions I hear from First time Home Buyers.  Let me help light the way for you and hold your hand through th...

By Bay National Title Company, NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY SERVICING ALL 50 STATES
(Bay National Title Company)
Comments 5
Can’t wait to get the keys to your new home in the New Year but not sure where to start? Home buying tips can be very helpful to get prepared for this big life change. At Bay National Title Company, we help clients every day close on their dream homes and get those precious keys in hand. We’ve cu...

By Ali Zulfiqar, Artimization the leading digital marketiing agency
(Artimization)
Comments 3
Before we dive into specific techniques and aspects of how to learn SEO packages in 2020, let’s start with the basic stuff in the first chapter. Are you ready? Welcome to the ultimate SEO guide for beginners!Are you new to SEO? Do you wonder how it works and what matters most in 2020? You’re at t...

By Don Anderson, Residential services for Knoxville, TN
(Billy Houston Group, Realty Executives)
Comments 8
Not Reefer Madness!  Refer Madness!  I love referrals and we'll take great care of your Buyers and Sellers in the Knoxville, TN real estate market.  Our team is dedicated to making you shine so please send us your Buyers and Sellers and we'll send you a nice check.  

By Sherice Forsgren
(Student)
Comments 0
Misrespresentation is a false respresentation of a material fact or failure to disclose a known property/transaction defect which would cause the purchaser or seller to suffer damages. There are three types of misrepresentation, innocent, fraudulent, and negligent.  Innocent misrepresentaion occu...

By Dawn Magee, Find Me, Find Your Property
(Royal LePage Atlantic)
Comments 7
Canada is a land of diversity. Diversity not only in the land itself,  but in cultures, economy and lifestyle.  Canada offers something for everyone. Rural settings, oceanfront, cosmopolitan cities, cottage country, mountain ranges- you name it, Canada has some place to suit your idea of home.  N...

By Kristina Davy, Realtor focused on Grundy, Kendall & Will County
(Lori Bonarek Realty)
Comments 4
Thinking of selling your home? 2020 might be the best year to do so.   Homeowners thinking of potentially selling their home in 2020 could benefit greatly this year.  Low borrowing costs, home value appreciation, improving income growth and steady job creation should propel a continued rise in h...

By Nadia Litvinov, Observing career options
(NL Sells)
Comments 3
While a strong, well-thought-out records management process can make organizations efficient and effective, bad records management can lead to messy and incomprehensible workspaces, irritable employees, and the loss of information. Poor records management can cripple a company, halting efficiency...

By Mary von der Ehe, Semi-custom home builder in southeast Wisconsin
(Korndoerfer Homes)
Comments 0
Are you thinking of building a new home?  Waiting may indeed be costing you more than you think. Consider the following: Low Rate EnvironmentToday’s mortgage rates continue to be historically low, which boosts your buying power and allows for upgrades that may not otherwise fit your budget.  Even...

By Dorothy Winhold, Winhold Team servicing all of Central NJ
(Remax Competitive Edge)
Comments 13
As the senior member of our team, I've weathered all the cycles during my real estate career.  I opened my office (Winhold Realty) when the interest rate was over 18%.  I was confident in the belief that if we got our feet wet and established our presence, we would be well known and respected in ...

By Jarrett Ferris, Client Tailored Olympia Home Inspection Services
(SPS Inspections)
Comments 4
Why Should I Look For a Home Inspector Online When my Real Estate Agent Already Recommended One?When it comes to the real estate transactions that home inspections typically are part-and-parcel of, making sure you have a great team of professionals on your side will allow for not only an enjoyabl...

By Will Johnson, Will Johnson, Sr. Partner Broker
(TRINITY ASSET GROUP, LLC)
Comments 3
Rent to Own America LLC in Oklahoma City, OK is in contract with a local HomeVestor Franchisee to purchase his Franchise. Rent to Own America provides short-term Bridge Financing for Families that want to Buy a new Home, but can not be approved for Traditional Mortgage Financing. We have closed o...

By Michael Moran, The Tax Killer™
(Apex Tax Defense LLC)
Comments 2
I focus my practice on tax resolution, representing taxpayers in Colorado, Florida, Texas, New York, California and elsewhere. I frequently hear the question: "I need to file my taxes, but I owe the IRS and state and don't have the money to pay. What do I do?"The answer to that question is: even ...

By Guy Hatch, Vacation property specialist
(Park City Vacation Place)
Comments 5
My real estate class is requiring a post so I am just going to cut and paste the section telling about me and that should suffice for today.More when pertinent .... I am happily married to the lovely Linda, father of six wonderful children and a Papa to beautiful grandkids spread across the count...

By Wendy Gragg, Luxury Real Estate Specialist for Nearly 20 Years
(Distinctive Real Estate)
Comments 6
Year in Review South Coast Snapshot...   Single Family Homes Sold +6% 1,305 in 2019 vs. 1,230 in 2018   Single Family Median Sales Price +5% $1,258,000. in 2019 vs. $1,200,000. in 2018   Single Family Average Sales Price +12% $1,949,237. in 2019 vs. $1,742,749. in 2018   Condos Sold +11% 634 in 2...

By Marcy Feldstein, Friendly Service
(Farber Real Estate)
Comments 5
I have more and more seniors looking to move into homes close to their family. They want to live independently, not in institutional residences. They want to be able to walk to the nearest grocery store, while living in a home that is senior friendly. That usually means either living in an apartm...

By Karen Hearn, I can see the potential in any property!
(Real Living Realty)
Comments 8
From an early age I personified inanimate objects, and this tendency to develop empathy for non-living things has transferred to my real estate practice.  As much as I can appreciate and admire new construction and lovely well-maintained homes, I love finding homes in need of repair because I can...
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