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 Jacob Coleman, Content creator of a real estate career blog
Real estate is one of the most competitive industries. In order to stand out, realtors and agents must have a professional website. Some people assume that it’s not necessary, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Even if you have an established client base doesn’t mean you don’t need your own presence on the web! Real estate agents should have a website because it helps generate quality leads, create compelling branding and engage with prospective clients. In fact, it has become a standard, and customers expect to find their real estate agents online. According to the 2020 NAR Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report, 93% of all buyers used online websites as information sources in their home search. More details can be found in the post:
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By Laura Ukoli, Realtor & Task Delegation Advisor, GIDFM VAs/ISAs
(EXIT Alliance Realty)
Uncover an enchanting getaway home in Cape Coral FL This ranch-style home with vast space and a great view of the canal is just what you're looking for to escape the hustle and bustle. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1,800 square feet of living space. You will be loving the amenities of this single-family residential home as it has an indoor pool, waterfront features, and a water view. The property offers a private space to pull your boat up and ease of maneuvering your boat as it’s just a few doors down from a large turning basin.  This home also has a two-car attached garage with additional parking spots in a circular driveway for your vehicles. Enjoy the view of your indoor pool from your kitchen and living room with a canal view that jumpstarts your mornings.  As you enter the ...
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By David Triana, I'm here for you, any day and any time!
A new lakeside property is coming to Horizon West, just 6 miles away from Walt Disney World!But, what exactly does living near a theme park like Disney mean? Is there constant traffic? Is the temptation to spend all day at the park too much? Will the proximity to the area raise my home value? There’s SO much to consider when thinking about making a move near a hub of constant movement like that.So, let’s get the negatives out of the way first.TrafficThis should come as no surprise. Whether you’re driving near exits 64 to 68 on I-4 during the day or night, US-192 in Kissimmee during rush hour, or if you live in the Clermont area, making that Rock ’n’ Rollercoaster-like loop from US-27 to 429 South. It can get very old, VERY fast. The area surrounding Walt Disney World is actively buildin...
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By Brave Homes, Construction Company
(Brave Homes )
Typically, garages are built to park vehicles in so that they are safe from the elements. They can be constructed to house multiple vehicles if need be. Garages, especially detached garages, are also extremely versatile and can be used for several different purposes. A sturdy, functional garage can be incredibly beneficial to you and your property overall. Let’s go over the top 4 reasons to officially break ground and build a new garage. MORE SPACE With a new garage, you can do all the things you want without being cramped for space – park your car, store the extra boxes of kid’s clothes that you keep tripping over, or even start the hobby project you have been dreaming of. With a custom designed garage, you can create a functional and attractive space that fully meets your needs. Opti...
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By Muirfield Realty Group LLC, Service you deserve, People you can trust !
(Muirfield Realty Group LLC)
Tara is #changinglivesthrurealestate and is beyond excited for her buyers who just went UNDER CONTRACT on a home at 8388 Cliffthorne Way in Columbus. "If you're looking to buy or sell a home, rely on my professionalism, dedication & expertise. As your Realtor®, I will help make the home buying or selling process stress free. Let me find your happy place!" Tara Williams, Realtor®, Muirfield Realty Group 614.202.0551 / #muirfieldrealtygroup #mrg #homebuying #homebuyer #homeselling #homeseller #forsale #homesforsale #dublin #columbus #columbusrealestate #realestate #realtor #mortgage #columbusunderground #centralohio #osu #undercontract #pendingcontract #614columbus #realestatesales #homesforsale #homes #buyeragent #realestateagent #realtorforlife
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        If I were looking for a real estate agent I would not want an individual with a criminal record. Having a criminal record says many things about an individual. They have done something immoral in the past. Its very hard to shake bad habits even if you're trying to better yourself.        In Utah if you have committed a felony in the past 5 years you are ineligible for a real estate license. If you have committed a misdemeanor in the past 3 years that had to do with fraud, misrepresentation, theft, or dishonesty you are disqualified as well. Even if it's been longer than these times you may still face difficulties in attaining a license. You may not be allowed an unrestricted license and not enjoy all of the privileges that come with being a real estate agent.       You have to h...
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By Kathleen Puchta, Experience Fulfilling Dreams 1 Place at a Time ove
(More Realty Inc. )
 If you are seeking residential land for single family dwelling in Talent or Phoenix Oregon, contact me.   I have a lot listed with utilities  only $106000= fema cleared, level and ready to build.    Also have appx 2 acre parcel with bonus older mobile (not part of the value) in Myrtle Creek.  Level with utilities AND approved for up to 10 mobile homes.  Build an income producing arrangement or have a nice horse property and new home.  You choose!    
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By Elizabeth Leanza, "Helping Your Dreams Come Home"
(Elizabeth Leanza Realty One Group - Realtor)
The Importance of Professional Real Estate PhotographyProfessional real estate photography is an excellent way to stand out among other agents. Real estate photos, when taken by a professional photographer, can significantly help sell listings faster and at higher prices for the agent. With so many properties on market each day it's important that you give potential homebuyers a good first impression with appealing pictures of your listing online so it will stand out in a sea of listings. Professional real estate photography is guaranteed to grab the attention of buyers and generate an emotional response. using lighting, angles, and other tricks to capture each home's unique beauty so that it appeals more directly towards potential buyers. When it comes to real estate photography for re...
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By Jennifer Chase & Scott Nesselhuf, Professionalism, Experience & Results
(Coldwell Banker Reilly & Sons)
6 homes remaining in our inventory for Phase 2 of Grayhawk at Prairie Gardens.  One is at foundation stage, the others will be started soon.  Phase 3 is getting ready to open and we are taking Lot Reservations Now, Many Great Lots to choose from. 2 Builders to choose from if you are looking to build a custom home, Emerald Homes and Reilly Homes.  Come visit Grayhawk at Prairie Gardens and discover this fantastic neighbohood and start on your next home building experience today.   Call Jennifer Chase (913) 547-5486, anytime with your questions or to get more information.  She will be happy to work with you and guide you through the home building process.Open House Saturday 12-2, September 4th 
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By Anot Homes, Search, Buy, Sell and Rent Condos, Townhouse
In today's growing world, real estate is considered to be one of the best long-term investments that you can think of. Ultimately, it is you who have to live somewhere, and owning a house of your own means that you are putting your own money back again in your own pocket when you tend to pay your mortgage every month.  Even though the concept of homeownership is a common starting point for many budding investors, there are countless types of real estate investing that deserve attention. In this article, we have come up with the 6 most sought-after and promising types of real estate investment options while briefly explaining which of the mentioned investment strategies is going to require the most money, time, and energy. Peer-to-peer loansIf you are interested in putting some investmen...
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By David Flor
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By Aaron Mears, Real Estate Analyst and Writer
(House Stories)
If you are considering selling your home, chances are you will be looking for top dollar out of the deal. While there are many things one can do to help the sale process, there are also a handful of things you will want to avoid as well.  Here are 5 mistakes you will want to steer clear of when selling your home.Mistake # 1: Letting Your Emotions Run The ShowThe biggest mistake you can make is to let your emotions get in the way of good judgment when it comes to selling your dream home. The moment that you begin losing sight of practicality and reason because of an attachment to an item or a memory, it will be time to re-evaluate your strategy so as not to miss out on opportunities that might come. It's okay if you are sad about leaving a place behind, but don't lose sight of your ultim...
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What is Radon in a House? The BasicsRadon is an element on the periodic table, a colorless, odorless, and radioactive gas. It comes out of the ground all around the earth and may be accumulating in your home. It can enter homes through gaps in foundations around pipes, wires or pumps. Radon Gas in a house is a common issue. At least one out of every five homes in the US have height radon. It usually gets concentrated most in the lowest level of the home, the first floor (in a slab home), the basement, or a crawl space.Where Does Radon Gas Come From?Radon comes from, oddly enough, Uranium (similar to though not exactly what they make nukes out of). Over billions of years Uranium decays and goes through a series of transformations called the Uranium Decay Chain. More directly, Radon is a ...
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Incompentency is one of the twenty-one ways you could lose your real estate license.Why Incompentency?? This one sticks out to me because I feel without this tool nobody could do their job correctly.  It could ruin your life and others that you work for along with your clients. You'd think this one thing would be fairly easy to remember, but I feel like the schooling needs to cover it just incase some people dont have this one simple tool.  You should be able to do this one thing fairly easy, by just doing your job in a decent manner without harming others or their property and by this I mean just using your brain a little lol. It just means to be responsible and a decent person. I think if you follow those two simple rules you should be just fine.  Thanks Amanda
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By Scott Garrison, Top ORLANDO AREA Realtor…this Realtor WORKS!
(Re/Max Town & Country Realty)
Central Florida Home Prices Can't Go Straight Up Forever… …But this isn't a bubble!       Home prices in the Orlando Area and all across the United States are climbing at the fastest pace in history, eclipsing even the boom in the days leading up to the Great Recession. Bidding wars have become common, many are forced to pay all cash and some bids are coming in $1 million over asking.      It's all sparking fears that the United States is in the middle of another housing bubble that will end in a terrible crash. Industry executives and economists agree this explosion in home values is unsustainable, as home prices can't go up 20% year-over-year forever.      Yet today's housing market is very different from the mid-2000s bubble that wrecked the economy.       Unlike then, there is curre...
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By Jim Blackburn, Best Mortgage Lender Fort Lauderdale FL
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Who are the best mortgage lenders in Fort Lauderdale FL? That's difficult to say. How does one go about comparing and ranking the mortgage lenders to determine who truly outshines the others in southeast Florida? Let's begin with competitive mortgage rates. A mortgage lender must be competitively priced vs its competitors to keep customers coming back. If a customer must pay an arm and a leg to close a mortgage transaction, then he won't come back.  He will go to the next closest competitor to save $3,000 in closing costs for the same rate. Next let's look at the variety of products offered by the mortgage lender. Is it only his products from one bank or is he shopping hundreds of banks including his own company’s products to find the best combination of rate and costs available on the ...
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By Jim Blackburn, Best Mortgage Loan Officer Fort Lauderdale FL
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Many real estate agents whom I meet at events in and around the Fort Lauderdale, FL area often ask me "What does it take to become a top mortgage loan officer in the United States?" The truth is anybody can do it. Not everybody will. It's extremely difficult at first and like anything gets easier with practice.  Alot of people don't understand what's do difficult about quoting a rate. But if that's all that a mortgage loan officer was doing, then you would call him a banker. In most cases, a banker only has its own bank's products to quote VS a mortgage loan officer has it's both its own products as a direct lender as well as the products of a hundred other banks who may have more competitive offerings for niche situations. Bottom line is, with so many products to learn, it takes many y...
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By brandon pruim
Honest is a very important part of being an agent and it translates to almost all other duties that an agent has. When agents arent honest they cause problems for everyone.When they lie to their clients it can cause them to lose money and trust in other agents
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By Tony Langford, The compass for your journey to financial success!
(Polaris Accounting & Tax LLC)
IRS resolution cases are on the rise now that the IRS has resumed most compliance operations since being suspended (April 1st-July 15 2020) due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the People First Initiative.The automated lien and levy programs have been idle since April 2020; however, with the improvements in economic activity and progress in controlling the pandemic, the IRS plans to return to its normal collection processes later this summer. For taxpayers who have had a change in circumstances, now would be an ideal time to consider a payment plan or an Offer-in-Compromise. Polaris Accounting & Tax can negotiate with the IRS on your behalf. If you have a tax issue, or know someone who does, please contact my business at (865) 312-6238.How we can help: We can consult with you to assess your...
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