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 Loretta Krawiec, Professional Real Estate Services
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 12
Tis' The Beginning of a Whole New World of Blogging.Hello,My name is Loretta Krawiec, and I am a Real Estate Salesperson with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Yorktown Heights.  This is my first Blog post so I thought I would use it to introduce myself.  Today happens to be my 1 year Anni...

By Janet Berry, Upscale Homes Throughout Naples and SW Florida
( | Janet Berry Luxury Home Team | Premiere Plus Realty | (239) 450-1892)
Comments 6
 My most interesting pre-closing walkthrough happened fairly recently.  Many homes in Naples and throughout Southwest Florida have hurricane shutters.  They vary widely from plywood, all the way to pretty elaborate eclectically operated shutters.  This particular home has very large metal, louver...

By Richard Hopkinson, Your Realtor for LIFE!
(Keller Wiliams)
Comments 4
Staging Your Home For Sale – Curb Appeal Volume 1 of 3By Richard HopkinsonReal Estate Agent with Keller WilliamsThe first view Buyers will have of your home will be the front of your home... How is the Curb Appeal for your home?  As buyers pull up to the front of your house, what do they see?  As...

By Robert Spears, Inspiring homeowners to start their renovations!
Comments 2 recently compiled a select list of new state laws that were passed last year that go live in 2020, if they had not already. The list is narrowly focused on those laws that we deemed most relevant to homeowners, property owners, property managers and real estate professionals.We also p...

By Davina Ward, Real Estate Copywriter
Comments 6
A rental application is the bread and butter for landlords and property managers that want to ensure they are getting only the best tenants on their properties. A great tenant ensures consistent rent payment, no excessive damage to your property, and that they adhere to all the terms of the lease...

By Ryan Wallace, Wholesale properties
(New Western Acquisitions )
Comments 2
Highland Village, 310k, ARV 410k, beautiful pool Hickory Creek , 212k, ARV 275k, BEAUTIFUL HOUSE, only needs minor repairs Carrollton, 235k, ARV 290k+, also only needs minor repairs, EASY flip! For more info and to schedule a showing, contact me! Our properties sell very fast, if this is the dea...

By Daniel Macias
(The Billy Goat Lawn Care)
Comments 3
The Billy Goat Takes the 2019 Miami Award for Landscaping & Lawn ServicesThe Billy Goat snags another award recognizing – once again – we offer some of the best landscaping in Miami.For the second time this year, The Billy Goat Landscaping has been recognized as the best landscaping and lawn serv...

By Collings Real Estate Northcote, Northcote Real Estate Agents
Comments 3
If you are on the research for an agent to sell your Northcote property, you must know who are the top performing agents in your area. Northcote's top agents know the area like the back of their hand. They will know what appeals to prospective buyers and will be able to give you expert advice and...

By Stephanie Holmes, My focus is to provide helpful tips on real estate
(Homes Cute)
Comments 1
Bangkok offers the perfect mix of eastern and western cultures, old and new. From modern skyscrapers to ancient temples, world-famous exotic street food to world-class restaurants, you will find everything here. It is bursting with excitement, making it a dream destination for over 22 million vis...

By Jessica Chestnut, Smile! Happiness looks gorgeous on you!
(Real estate student )
Comments 5
After looking into ways you can lose your real estate license, I gathered that one of the most common ways to lose your license is misrepresentation. So then my mind goes to was it intentional or unintentional? Either way if you are being dishonest on purpose or just flat out being lazy and negli...

By Rachelle Moore, Real Estate Media | Photo Editor | Blogger
Comments 13
Photography is both an art and passion. It only takes a photographer and a camera to do photography. It underscores different categories though. This depends on the things the photographer is interested with. Real Estate Photography is only one among the hundreds of categories in this field.Anyon...

By Natalya Kane, Realtor/Broker- Eastern NC
(Crystal Coast Homes & Land Team, Pine Knoll Shores Realty)
Comments 14
Here I am, as many other parents, approaching the "empty nester" syndrome. Although, it is not my first rodeo of taking my kid to his college dorm and driving back home with tears just pouring out of my eyes that I have to pull over and take that "calming" breathing Navy Seals practice when they ...

By Mark Samra
(Michael J. Samra Realty )
Comments 5
In life, presentation is everything.  As a 27-year old man, I often hear people a little younger than me complain about not wanting to get "overly-dressed" for a certain function or outing.  And then ultimately I see those who don't tend to groom themselves at the highest of standards.  I don't m...

By Wendy Smith, Realtor Serving Lake Norman & Surrounding Areas
(Wendy Smith Team)
Comments 12
Great Location!  Convenient to Shopping, Dining and Across the Street from the Novant Hospital and Medical Center. Quick Access to I-77.  Centrally Located Between Lake Norman and Charlotte.  It's the Only Unit Available so Don't Delay!

By Lisa Galizia
(Pine Knoll Shores Realty)
Comments 8
If there's one thing I've found about living in Carteret County, it's there's never a short of rich history and fresh seafood. I work at a local restaurant in Beaufort, Aqua. We are known for our tapas and specialty drinks. If you hang around Beaufort long enough, there are many tours you can tak...

By Teresa Martin, Realtor
(eXp Realty Southern Oregon )
Comments 12
My name is Teresa, I am a Realtor in Southern Oregon and have lived here my whole life.  I have decided to start a blog about things that I love about being a Oregonian. Things that might be of interest to you when making a decision to stake your claim on this earth in the place I love the most. ...

By Heather Behrends, DIY Lifestyle Content Creator
(Made In A Pinch)
Comments 7
Are you searching for a creative way to save money in 2020? Or do you feel like you need a budget re-set after all the cash you spent over the holidays? A no-spend challenge could be exactly what you’re looking for! A no-spend challenge is a quick way to kick start your savings. And it can also h...

By Cassidy Melhorn, I am a real estate investor and owner of Volhomes
Comments 0
Are you wondering how to sell your house fast?Can you get cash for your Knoxville home quickly?Many people hire real estate agents to sell their homes, but this isn't the best way to sell your house when you need fast cash for the property. Knoxville Cash Housebuyers Are Quick! Selling through a ...

By Roger Perry, As one of the Top Producers in Los Angeles,
(Roger Perry)
Comments 4
CONTEMPORARY 180 Degree VIEW HOME!! Just REMODELED! A huge motor court welcomes you to over 9,300 sq.ft (per owner) w/ 5 bed/5.5 baths. Plus, an attached guest house w/1 bed/1 bath/kitchen/living room. Dramatically, high ceilings w/ an open floor plan. Enormous living room connects to an informal...

By MJ Hild, Management for absentee homeowners
(Dixie Property Services)
Comments 2
Why aren't the nightly rental management companies accountable for the people they let rent your home when you are an absentee owner?  The management sides with the renter and not the owner when extensive damage is done so they don't loose positive reviews.  In Utah these management companies req...