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

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By I Digital Preneur, IDIGITALPRENEUR is a top E-learning platform
(I Digital Preneur)
YouTube, a video-sharing service, is now said to be the world's second-largest search engine and has become one of the most important social media for marketers. Forrester Research has also found that videos are 53 times more established on the first page of search results. "Video" is very powerful content as a hook to guide users who are searching and actively looking for information.In the first place, "video" has the following characteristics. You can convey the contents in an easy-to-understand and short time. Excellent in intuitive understanding and appeal - It is easy to remain in the impression, easy to raise awareness. Because it appeals directly to vision and hearing, more reactions can be expected on social media, and contact with customers can be strengthened. And by using Yo...
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By Shannon Allen
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Hello! It's my first post on active rain and I'm so excited to be here! I live right outside of Athens, Georgia, and wanted to share why I love this town so much! As a real estate agent, this town will impress.It's hands down, one of the coolest cities around Georgia. Not only do we have the University of Georgia in Athens, but we are also known for our music! We are home to many famous bands like the B-52's, Drive by Truckers, WIdespread Panic, and REM. Athens has a very vibrant music scene with so many cool venues to visit. It's very unique with its southern charm and hospitality and doesn't feel like anywhere else in the world. We have several award-winning breweries like Terrapin, Southern Brewing Company, and Creature Comforts Brewing. This town is filled with character and has som...
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As days go by working a 9 to 5 job, clocking in and out and going with the same routine day by day, your mind wonders. It first starts to wonder if there is more to life? Could I really do something I love and still be able to make a living? What could I do to get out of this viscous cycle? Then it hits you the idea of working for yourself and doing what you love. Working in real estate is not just a job that provides a income to your home. It is helping your family, friends, neighbors or even a person who you just met. Being a lighthouse for a buyer or seller and guiding them through the process of one of the biggest transactions a person can make.  Its being a part of the community and making connections. Its promising yourself to serve as an honest and ethical agent. Being a Real Est...
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By Elisa Cho, Home... where our story begins
(Corcoran Baer & McIntosh)
Open House: Sunday, January 30, 2022 @ 12-3pmGorgeous Duplex-style Home built with elegance and quality in mind. First floor features: Beautiful Marble Entry Foyer, Full Bath, Garage, upgraded open kitchen/living/dining area, and sliding doors to private, outdoor patio, high ceilings. Second floor has Master Suite with private balcony, full bath, and walk in closet, Laundry, 2nd Bedroom and additional Full Bath, multi-zone Heat and A/C, and central vac, pet friendly, low taxes and low HOA.Marquis on the Hudson is a unique gated community located on the Hudson River and offers luxury amenities: outdoor pool, gym, tennis courts, clubhouse, visitor parking, access to Hudson River walkway. Close to parks, shopping, NYC transportation and amazing views.Address: 19 Marquis Ct, Edgewater, NJ 0...
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By Ken Nimmo, Residential, Land, Horse Properties
(Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty)
Queen Creek Arizona is growing by leaps and bounds. I am always looking for those hidden gems in the community. So I suggest that you try Baci Italian Bistro, The food is amazing and my personal favorite is the Fettuccini Calamari. Here is a link for you to check it out.   
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By Samone T., NC Certified Loan Signing Agent & Preferred Notary
(Perfectly Punctuated Notary Services)
We've all heard of Notary Publics, (or notaries for short), but are you aware of some ways that Real Estate agents benefit by partnering with a certified, professional Notary Signing Agent? What is a Notary Signing Agent (NSA)?The NNA (National Notary Association) is the certifying body for Notary Publics and explains that Notary Signing Agents are "commissioned Notaries that facilitate loan closings for the mortgage finance industry." In order to become a certified Notary Signing Agent, Notaries must: *Maintain their state commission in good standing*Successfully pass a state and national background screening*Maintain an adequate amount of Errors & Omissions insurance*Complete a loan signing training course to become an NNA certified Notary Signing Agent.Signing Agents specifically tra...
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By Ajdin Demic
While progressing through this course, it has become evident that there are a number of different ways for an individual to lose their license. These different reasons spam from misrepresentation, all the way to misconduct in a professional capacity. While their are more than enough ways for an individual to lose their license, there were two that stood out to me above the rest.One of the features that I believe any successful real estate agent has to have is honesty. Not only is honesty something that is essential to being a productive real estate agent, I truly believe that it is one of the most important traits a person can possess in general. Any relationship requires honesty from both parties in order to be sustainable. Whether it be marriage, a friendship, or a business partnershi...
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By Karrie Plaisance
(Journey Home Group | Coldwell Banker Realty )
Please check out this opportunity for an income producing turn-key ready property! Call me for details!  
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  Part 1: An introduction My AirBnB in Houston!Last October, my girlfriend and I decided to convert my guest bedroom into an AirBnB. After months of designing, painting, furnishing, and installation, we thought we were finally finished with the project. But when we listed the room on AirBnB, I realized the number of knobs I could turn to maximize revenue, including: Listing title Listing description Pricing Discounts Cover photo Photo order Photo captions I didn’t want to leave cash on the table, but I didn’t want to evaluate every combo by hand. This kind of situation is commonly called “optimization under uncertainty” because we can’t know ahead of time how our decisions will impact out outcome. Thankfully, there’s a handy statistical method that will help: multi-armed bandits. Optimi...
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By Dot Hicks, Maryland - "Selling Dreams You Can Live In"™
(Keller Williams Preferred Properties)
It’s amazing how making one decision can literally change everything. One choice, just one, can change your life forever.Life is all about choices and the decisions we make. Studies tell us we make approximately 2,500 to 35,000 decisions every single day. Some choices are trivial and don’t have a lasting impact, but many of the choices we make can greatly impact our lives and our future.Some of the best decisions I’ve made over the years have been to simply say, yes: Yes, to divine appointments, divine connections and divine relationships; Yes, to awesome growth opportunities; Yes, to being brave, courageous, and stepping outside of my comfort zone; and, Yes, to fully embracing change and new technology. My Mother, Anna E. Johnson Hicks, my greatest inspiration, always had an insatiable...
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By Ashok Kumar, MyGoToAgent
(Exit Results Realty)
Buying a home and selling your home is an important and complicated decision. It's important to know all of the available options and what they can mean for you.Before diving into the details, here are some things you should know:-If you're buying, there are a few things to keep in mind when looking for a house such as the price, location, and amenities.-You can also get creative with homes by considering something like a townhome or condo.-If you're selling your home, it's important to consider how much money you'll need up front to cover the closing costs.-Once you've got your ducks in order and found an agent, it's time to list your property on the market! Let us discuss this in more detail. Contact or call me.
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By Lisa Apostol
Hello to all! I am a Real Estate Agent looking to help every one sell their current home and find their forever home. I am even here to help if you are looking for your first home to purchase. If you would like to start the process go ahead and reach out to me. I would love to help
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By Willis Allen, We give you peace of mind... the gift of time...
(Concept 360 Property Management)
Long Beach Property Management Got you Down?—                                           Are you frustrated with your tenants not paying rent during Covid?          Have you been dealing with maintenance issues while getting little to no rent to support those efforts?Do you resent your tenants? Are you consumed with anger every time those tenants light up your phone? Have you lost sleep, or even worse… is your blood boiling because of those tenants? Are you at the end of your rope?                              If you answered YES to any of those last few questions, it might be time to consider hiring a property management company to step in and take things off your hands.Over the last two years, the laws affecting rent collection during Covid have changed about every eight weeks. There a...
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Setting up an automated Walmart store requires you to hire a services management team that is well versed in dropshipping and the Walmart platform. In addition to this, you will also need to monitor changes in the industry. It is important to be careful with your investments, which is why you should read the reviews of previous clients before making a decision. The process of setting up an automated Walmart store is simple and straightforward. Here are the steps you need to take.First, you need to have an account with Walmart. You must create a merchant account and create a product list. You must ensure that the products are profitable. You can't sell the same products to different people, and you must have an account with them to be able to sell them. You can also choose a product to d...
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By Paul Harsch, Realtor Emeritus
(Harsch Associates)
I was just informed via the weekly newsletter from our local board office of a new directive from NAR and I am frankly puzzled. I would love to have someone explain the rationale and benefits to members.  For now, however, here are my questions and concerns. I hope if anyone either supports and can provide strong reasoning behind the new policy they will let me know. If others agree with my concerns, and the numbers were great enough, perhaps we can persuade NAR to reconsider before implementing the change as of 3/1.Below is what I wrote to my local board in hopes of getting some answers. I found it hard to understand the rationale behind the requirement to add the listing firm and agent names when participating in the IDX feed and now by adding the email or phone number this seems more...
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There are many different types of agents. The most common is a listing/seller's agent and buyer's agent. A listing agent is a professional who represents the person that's selling their property. They will find buyers that are interested in the seller's property. When you want to buy a property, you'll need a buyer's agent to look at properties with you and negotiate on your behalf.  A real estate agent could be both buyer's and seller's agent. they will help take you to see houses, show you properties suggestions, and help you negotiate. A real estate agent could represent both parties the buyer and the seller and that is called Dual agency.
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By Cheryl Magill, Residential Sales with both Sellers and Buyers!
(Blue Property Group)
Ahhh... the traditional open house!Ahhh-choo!  Allergies?  Pandemic?I've been polling other Realtors and asking how to provide for everyone's comfort and health while viewing this property.  It turns out that the answer is as changeable as the weather!  With new windows throughout, it's easily possible to allow for plenty of fenestration (air flow) throughout the house... providing the weather permits!  We lucked out!  It does!Looking forward to mild and sunny January days!Of course, there's hand sanitizer, masks, and gloves on site.  But my fellow Realtors had additional suggestions!Lining up outside the door may provide the best protection, they claim.  So I will be the door monitor allowing only a few people in at a time.   Not quite the traditional open house?  Ahhhh... but (we hope...
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By Lisa Broussard, BRG Real Estate Marketing Director
(BRG Real Estate)
Real estate agents, are you getting all the same emails I am? Ads and prompts in your social media feeds? Invitations to webinars? There are so many real estate gurus offering thoughts and ideas about what agents should be doing on social media right now. When I see them, I immediately think "ugh, another 'expert' with one more 'thing' I need to be doing on social media." If you've had this feeling lately, I get it. There is such an information overload out there for real estate agents about what you need to be doing on social media that it can make you want to scrap it all.Apparently, now in addition to being an expert on all things related to real estate...serious things with major implications for your clients if you get it wrong by the also need to be a TikTok entertainer,...
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By Cindy Baker, Realtor/Real Estate Broker in NC
Hope everyone is doing well today. I'm new to Active Rain. Thanks for having me. I'm a Realtor/Real Estate Broker in NC and I service Johnston/Wake and Harnett Counties. There is so much going on here, tons of new homes and developments are being built. I'm looking for other agents that have clients from other states that would like to move to the Carolinas that are willing to work with referrals.  Please reach out to me if you are interested. I'd love to help.Here is what's going on:There are 111 new home communities in Johnston County, NCThere are 2250 new homes going up in Harnett CountyRaleigh is currently a huge housing market near lots of shops, restaurants and collegesAll referrals are welcome.Have an awesome day!
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