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 miles snow
Comments 3
Nowadays, the pace of life is speeding up, bathrooms have been valued as a place to relax. How to choose a bathroom bathtub? What are the precautions for bathtub purchase? The requirements for sanitary facilities are no longer just to meet the convenience of life and simple practical functions, b...

(THE MADRONA GROUP Real Estate Team)
Comments 10
Most first-time homebuyers assume that they have to — or at least ought to — make a 20% down payment on their home to avoid paying private mortgage insurance (PMI). This can be a hefty sum in any city, but is especially burdensome in Seattle, where housing prices are well above the national aver...

By Natalie Bermudez, Residential Real Estate Listing and Sales
(The Amy Burakovsky Team - Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 12
My name is Natalie Bermudez, a local real estate professional for the Amy Burakovsky Team, at Keller Williams in Summit/Short Hills, NJ. I recently did a study on my personality and what makes me thrive in the business I work in. My results came back for connection, creativity, and conductor. So ...

By Wes Postlethwaite, Bringing the Dream of Home Ownership Everywhere
(BKT Nashville, LLC)
Comments 3
Call us now to view this beautiful 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home in Hermitage. Boasting over 3500+ square feet!Call Constance Markou for more details. (615)-497-8920 or visit us HERE 

By Michael Prall
(Fort Smith Real Estate Co.)
Comments 4
Homes for Sale in the Park Hill and Hill Crest Neighborhood Fort Smith ArkansasWhy Do People Live here?Park Hill and Hill Crest is a beautiful neighborhood of single-family homes that is conveniently located in the center of town. It's not uncommon to see neighborhood kids playing the streets of...

By Colby Symes
Comments 8
I have chosen to blog about unprofessional conduct in the real estate industry. It seems like it can be really easy to accidentaly be unprofessional. From bad language, to how you might dress and present yourself, how you conduct business and how you might choose to act in a situation.Nobody want...

By Agent Dominator, Helping RE pros get more referrals with less work
Comments 7
You're considering targeting your sphere of influence and past clients list, but you're also thinking about buying leads, doing geographic farming, or maybe some other form of marketing. Which is best? Why market to your personal contacts list BEFORE doing this other things? This short video will...

By Michelle Enciso, Exceptional Service for Exceptional People
(Pikes Peak Dream Homes Realty)
Comments 18
Buying, Selling, and the Struggle with knowing when is the right time to Move.Only you can know when the right time to move is for you and your family, but I'm here to help with any questions you may have. Here are some current facts to help you...feel free to reach out if you have more questions...

By Scott Lands, Home Services - Indiana
(The Lands Group)
Comments 6
I worked myself up thru a multi-national company with thousands of employees and $3 billion in revenue.  Eventually, I wanted to do something on my own.  I enjoyed what I was doing, but I was also frustrated by the limitation the corporate bureacracy created - the slowness of decision-making and ...

By Roger Philmon, Home buyer & seller agent/Realtor
(Maximum One Realty)
Comments 7 has ended up being the worst waste of money I have had in the 17 years of being a Realtor.  I have been very unhappy with the quality and quantity of the leads that I have received from  Please do your research before you sign a 6 month contract with   Roger Philmo...

By Jamie Seppi'Megdade, Happiness begins with you
(Adams Cameron & Co)
Comments 10
Hi everyone, I hope your all having a blessed monday. I very new to the Real Estate industry and am looking for advice on how to advertise myself outside of social media other than cold calling, door to door and of course the obvious car magnets and business cards. As someone who has no connectio...

By Lisa Weiler, Interior Design Expert & Home Stager
Comments 10
Here are a few things I was surprised by as a new home buyer 1. My mortgage was approved for much more than I was comfortable spending. I was surprised by how much I was approved for when I got my pre-approval letter from my lender. I didn't want to over-extend myself with my lender. I do think i...

By Lesa Gibson, Top Realtor Serving Houston and surrounding cities
(Lavish Lifestyles Real Estate Group)
Comments 0
It's easy to get frustrated when attempting to purchase your first home. It would really be great to find the home you like, make an offer and close the deal. But that is so NOT the case. Finding a home you love is very difficult, so I often suggest to my buyers to write down their must haves, th...

By Dabeer Khalid, Your Trusted Lender
(Texas Trust Home Loans)
Comments 6
Before mortgage lenders can give a home loan, they require accurate and detailed information about the financial profile. Why Is the Information Required?No one likes to takes risks, especially in money matters. The same goes for mortgage lenders. A home loan requires years of monthly payments. H...

By Alisha San, 1031 Exchange Expert
Comments 4
A DST real estate investment is a platform that allows the investor to co-invest with other 1031 exchange investors in multiple institutional-grade properties. Under DST, the investor is assigned a fractional ownership of equity and debt, fulfilling the exchange requirements of the investor. Unde...

By Carol Lozito, P. A., Fla. Probate Realtor & Waterfront Home Specialist
(LoKation Real Estate)
Comments 5
As a Realtor, we cannot offer legal advice to our clients/customers, however, we can offer referrals.  In order to best protect ourselves, we should offer all referrals in groups of three (3).  One type of referrals should be to a Trusted Attorney for Probate.  Although many people know the impor...

By Leslie Dunn, Your Personal Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners)
Comments 5 

By John Tafelski
Comments 6
The Delaware real estate market, like many, is a very competitive one. Delaware is a small state, but very diversified and  densely populated in many areas.  This being said, it makes sense to get every advantage you can over your competition when marketing your property. Professional home stagin...

By Bettina Clark, Educator and a trainer for the new recruits
(Marketing Whale)
Comments 10
Every business requires a website, and the real estate industry is no exception to that rule. According to a 2018 report from the National Association of Realtors, 93% of home buyers used an online website in their search for a new home. Additionally, 73% used a mobile device to search for real e...

By Parker Matthews, Your Home. Your Business. Your Community.
(Keller Williams Market Pro Realty)
Comments 8
Thornbury Subdivision is located between I-49 and 71 business in Washington County. This magnificent neighborhood in north Springdale is in the heart of Northwest Arkansas. Since Thornbury is such centrally located in NWA, it provides short commute times to all of the surrounding cities like Faye...