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

                  14424 FILARETE STREETWOODBRIDGE VA 22193 $334,900 | 3 BEDROOMS | 1.5 BATHROOMS | 2 CAR PARKING |  1,338 SQUARE FEET  | MLS: VAPW2041384                                                     Welcome to 14424 Filarete Street, a beautifully updated townhouse ready to call home. This charming townhouse is conveniently located in the heart of Dale City with easy access to I-95, commuter lots, shopping, and restaurants. This three-level, three-bedroom home has a recently updated roof (installed in 2021), a new HVAC system (installed in 2020), updated kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, plenty of cabinet space, and a walk-in pantry. Get cozy this winter by the wood-burning fireplace located in the recreation room of the walkout basement. Enjoy a beauti...
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By KW ELITE Keller Williams Realty, NAME: KW ELITE Keller Williams Realty ADDRESS: 9 P
(KW ELITE Keller Williams Realty)
NAME: KW ELITE Keller Williams RealtyADDRESS: 9 Plaza Drive Suite #1, Hattiesburg MS 39402PHONE NUMBER: (601) 819-0399
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By Colby Benton, I am a pre-license agent in training.
(No company)
While working as an active Real Estate professional your clients will be trusting you with their money in their transactions and it is incredibly important to be transparent with them about where the money is stored and where it is going. Some of the biggest scandals in real estate have to do with agents stealing or mishandling their clients money in one way or another. When a client does trust their finances to an agent, the agent may not under any circumstances use that money for anything other than what the client needs them to use it for. The agent must also be honest and transparent with the client about where the money is staying while not being used. If an agent does anything with the money for their own personal interests their license may be terminated and it would also really ...
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By Brandon Moase, Data-driven digital marketing professional.
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In the summer, the last thing you want is for your air conditioner to stop working. A hot, stuffy house is no fun for anyone, so if your AC isn't doing its job, it's essential to find out why and get it fixed as soon as possible. Follow this guide to understand some of the most common reasons your air conditioner might not be cold and what you can do about it. The Filter Might Be CloggedOne reason your AC might not be blowing cold air is that the filter is clogged. The filter's job is to prevent dust and dirt from entering the air conditioner, but over time, it can get full. When this happens, the airflow is reduced, causing the AC to work less efficiently.To fix this, simply locate the filter and clean or replace it as needed. Depending on how often you use your AC, you may need to do ...
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By Ken Solo, SoCal Homes is premier real estate buying company
(SoCal Homes)
State governments usually oversee public colleges and universities, and these schools get partly funded by taxes and state subsidies. As a result, public universities in a state often offer cheaper tuition to residents of that state. Public schools come in all shapes and sizes, from small liberal arts colleges to large research institutions. Here are the highest-ranked public colleges and universities in the 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings, categorized by their ranking.University of California, BerkeleyUniversity of California, Berkeley is a public institution that was founded in 1868. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 32,143 (fall 2021), its setting is city, and the campus size is 1,232 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of California, Berkeley'...
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By Long Tran, I like real estate
(Bottleneck Effect)
What is False Advertising? Why Agents should not do it? Definition: Advertising the availability of real estate or the services of a licensee in a false,misleading, or deceptive manner.Have you ever seen an ad on social media before that promotes a deal that seems too good to be true? After clicking on the ad you find out to see what was mention was actually not accurate and was misleading. It's an unethical practice to get your attention. As an agent to mislead the general public can lead to is subject to disciplinary action. It's not worth the risk nor your reputation. Be honest with your advertisements.  
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By Jacob Zinn, Excited to be here!
(Vest Capital Partners)
How much application does the education I'm receiving to become a licensed agent have in the real world. I've just finished a section on how I might go about losing my license, and I'm glad I know. I may have been able to read a quick summary blog, however.  I'd love to hear from the industry professionals on the subject.  Cheers,Jacob
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By Montana Realty Team - Chris Fraser, Broker, Matching Lifestyles with Properties
(Montana Realty Team)
Montana Realty Team at Keller Williams Yellowstone Properties in Billings, MT is seeking agents who want to build big businesses and live large lives!  Requirements for consideration: Agents must be goal oriented, minimum 1 year in business, license in good standing, minimum of 3 closed transactions in last year, excellent phone and customer service experience.  Please contact Chris Fraser, Broker / Owner at 406-471-6750 for interview or email resume and contact info to Montana Realty Team Making Real Estate Fun Again!
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Purchasing a Boca beach club membership is a great way to get access to all the attractions and recreation activities that are available in the area. This includes golf courses, beaches, and other recreational activities. It also allows you to get discounts for tickets to local attractions, restaurants, and hotels.Golf courseFounded in 1926, Boca Beach Club offers an exclusive golfing experience to its members. The facility features a top-notch fitness center, pool, tennis courts, and many other recreational facilities. It also provides its members with a competitive dues structure and monthly Boca Club Life magazine.The club features a unique layout of 18 holes that are designed to challenge even the best players. It also has a four-acre short game area. The club offers a range of memb...
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By Advantage Inspection Service, Home Inspection Companies in Phoenix AZ
(Advantage Inspection Service)
We Are Advantage Inspection Service, Arizona State Certified home inspection company. We have earned this status in the inspection industry with sheer hard work and consistency. We have Phoenix's oldest, most experienced, and trusted home inspectors. We are dedicated to providing timely and accurate inspections. Our inspectors are experts and are certified, competent, and dedicated to providing thorough home inspections to our clients. We are open to all of Phoenix and offer a range of services.Our inspections go through rigorous third-party verification before they're accepted by your lender or insurance company to ensure your protection. They draw on the 100,000 inspections done so far and provide quality and accurate information that you can rely on.When looking for a credible, profe...
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By Jessica Smith, ITsGURU offers IT support services for Real Estate
Many real estate agents find they are most successful when spending time outside of the office. There are various technology tools available to help these IT professionals stay connected with their colleagues and be more productive. If you want to succeed in selling real estate, you need to be able to respond quickly and efficiently and provide potential buyers with whatever they request. This requires agents to be organized and efficient in handling paperwork. If you're a real estate agent who wants to stay ahead of the curve, using IT Services or Tools can help you market your business and close deals more efficiently.Mobile DevicesSmartphones have become an integral tool for real estate agents who are constantly on the move. According to an article, consumers today expect real estate...
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By Tony Ciancanelli, Real estate agent serving Naperville, Joliet IL
(Tony Ciancanelli)
Naperville has dozens of restaurants and cafes. From upscale dining to casual fast casual, there are options for every palate.The city of Naperville, Illinois is home to 100,000 people. With a median household income of $65,000, Naperville ranks 26th out of 100 largest US cities.Naperville has dozens of restaurants and cafes. From upscale dining to casual fast casual, there are options for every palate.Here is our list of favorite restaurants to check out in Naperville.Bollywood BistroBollywood Bistro located on S Plainfield-Naperville Rd is a “contemporary take on Traditional Indian Cuisine.”  Chef Chetan Saini is very hospitable and knows a thing or 2 about preparing authentic Indian vegetarian food with a creative fusion twist.Paris BistroIf you’re looking for fine dining without pre...
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By Thad Kerkhoff, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Supreme Lending Northwest)
I know the title is a little vague. Maybe I intended it that way so you would read further. The fact is, I am a newer loan officer. I have been doing this full time for almost eleven months now. I did it part time as I was still a police officer. I am not new at helping people for sure. After I graduated from Western Washington University, I didn't know what I wanted to do. Being 22 years old, I didn't feel like I was ready to take on life head on.So, I enlisted into the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman. I spent five years in the Army and deployed twice to Iraq. Yup, that was enough for me. I lost some good friends over there, but I don't think I would change my decision about going in. I was able to help a lot of people, and the friends and memories that I have from it will last forev...
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(Fathom Realty MO LLC)
Hunting Land for SaleHunting Land for Sale is in high demand. We have created a special group for agents to share hunting properties for sale. Additionally, Missouri Hunting Properties for sale are available. We will soon be featuring Missouri Hunting Land for Sale through a dedicated hunting properties website with photos identifying hunting land features and deer sign we find on the properties during scouting and property viewing to give hunting land buyers a good idea of the recreational hunting opportunities. Hunting Properties for SalePlease join our Active Rain group Hunting Land for Sale to share your listings for hunting properties for sale. Hunting Land FeaturesHunting Land Features we look for during scouting and love to see when shopping with buyers are water sources such as ...
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By Paul Boghossian, Listing Agency
"Start your restaurant business now in the prime location of the intersection of Route 66 and Grand Avenue in Glendora. The location is ready for operation with a dining patio, current licenses, established business name, and equipped with all necessary appliances. Seize this opportunity for unlimited growth potential."HIGHLIGHTSOff-street parkingOutside terraceRestroomsFull kitchenAppliances includedGatedHVACContact the Listing broker for more details.818.290.6324Your referral is rewarded and appreciated.
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By Jeffrey Joseph, Primarily Midtown, Bloor St/401, Leslie/Dufferin
(Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage)
A Large Building Lot In Midtown Toronto, On A Special Street Like Ardwold Gate, Glen Edyth Drive, Edmund Gate, Clarendon Crescent Or Some Other Street Of This Caliber For End User, $7,000,000 - $9,000,000 Range.  Jeffrey Joseph, Realtor, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage, 416-782-7000.
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By Krystal Ollerich-Gineo, Realtor in the Treasure Coast ready to help you!
(Berkshire Hathaway HS Florida Realty)
The Holidays are rapidly approaching. This is also the time homeowners get ready to sell and buyers are looking to make a change before the New Year. I hope you enjoy reading and Happy Holidays from our family to yours!  Terms like "Market Correction", "Housing Downturn", "Recession on the horizon" and so many more are causing the home buying and selling community to pause. Home ownership in the past meant you had financial stability, but now it can be more like trying to invest in the stock market. Is that a well priced property? Am I losing out? Did I make a good decision? Offering more questions and not many answers. What we know: The Florida Housing Market is a market of its own. As one of top "Migration Destinations", there are factors that other area markets are not going to see, ...
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By Blake Templeton Texas
(Blake Templeton Texas)
Website: 4630 50th St #600, Lubbock, TX 79414Blake Templeton Texas is the Founder of Boron Capital, which has successfully closed over 300 profitable real estate transactions to date. Blake Templeton now focuses on bringing his hedge fund investing expertise to a national audience. Follow Blake Templeton of Texas and Boron Capital news on his investing blog.#Investing #Blake Templeton Lubbock TexasLinkedIn:
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