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 Rose Nied, Luxury Realtor Serving Omaha/Elkhorn Areas
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-The Good Life Group)
The “warning signs” look all too familiar. Escalating home prices have both buyers & sellers worried that the market is just “too good to be true,” and agents across the U.S. are getting bombarded with the ultimate question: “Are we in a housing bubble?” Let’s take a look at 3 key factors that suggest we’re not, so you can educate your clients and calm fears in your market. PART 1: HOUSING SUPPLY   Last year, home values appreciated an average of 15% across the nation. And while this year’s growth isn’t expected to match it, buyers and sellers are still worried that home prices are too high and that depreciation is likely to follow. However, unlike the Housing Bubble years of the mid-2000s, the major factor driving up home values is that we’re also in a dire inventory shortage. A balan...
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By Greg Schenk, Improving your bottom line 614-496-2715
(The Schenk Company, Inc)
In my 36 years of representing tenants buyers and investors there’s never been a better time to restructure your office space lease! Why is that many companies still don’t have a strategic plan for their facilities means they can’t decide if they’re going to work all in the office hybrid more work from home etc.!many markets around the country vacancies are very high and absorptions are very low at the same time the cost to build out space is extremely high probably the highest it’s ever been so having a plan is crucial to take advantage and save time and money in this process!we will help you put together that plan and implement it we do Site Selection lease negotiations and have a 44 point lease document checklist to make sure that your terms and conditions are the best they could be ...
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By Rickstad Realty
(Rickstad Realty)
Most realty agents will tell you to not even consider listing your home for sale in san diego . Are you considering selling your house? If so, you’ll want to form it a priority to start out the method soon. The sweet spot for sellers is simply round the a very recent study, experts analyzed housing market trends by watching data from the past several years (excluding 2020, since it absolutely was an atypical year). When applied to this market, experts determined the best week to list a house this year.    The research says. Since the start of the year, the amount of homes available available has been at or near record lows. The everyday trend for on of the year is that there’ll be even fewer sellers on the market. If you list when inventory is low, your house are the middle of attention...
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By Mike Vann, Leverage multifamily investments with confidence!
(Trident Multifamily)
Some people set out for leadership roles from the beginning.They want to be in a leadership role and take charge.Other people find themselves in leadership roles reluctantly.They don’t necessarily see themselves as leaders, but circumstances or necessity dictates that they’ve got to step up and lead.Either way, both potential leaders bring more than positive skills to the plate.We’ve all got habits that we need to break. Too much fast food. Binge-watching Netflix and other habits don’t always serve us.Leaders have bad habits too, even when they are leading others.Breaking bad habits can make you a better leader. Breaking bad habits does more than reducing the negativity in your life, it molds you into a better and more effective leader. Here’s how-Losing the bad habit is one thing, but ...
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By Silvia Stewart, Buying, selling, or investing in real estate
(Crosby Home Team)
Dane & Sandi Crosby offers unparalleled service to ALL clients in the San Diego, California real estate market. Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority.When it comes to buying, selling, or investing in real estate- we are here to guide you every step of the way. As home owners and investors in San Diego, you can count on us for the most up to date knowledge in the industry, exceptional communication, and always working with your best interest at heart.Whether you are considering buying a home, selling a home or both, we know the area inside and out.Featured Property for Sale: Some of the best properties for sale are displayed right here. As experts in the San Diego, California real estate market, we can provide you detailed information o...
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By kim sungnyon, Banking Instruments
(ABI Euro Finance Service Limited )
As a Finance and Investment Company who is a Premier Provider of Trade Finance, Project Finance & Funding; We also offer discountable Bank Instruments at rates being as low as Two Percent (2%) of the required BG | SBLC | DLC | LC | PB | MTN | Bank Drafts Face Value.We offer basically a wide range of Financial Instruments including;- Standby Letters of Credit- Bank Guarantees- Deferred / Documentary Letters of Credit- Red Clause Letters of Credit- Usance Letters of Credit- Performance Guarantees- Demand Guarantees- POF messages- Pre Advice Message- Comfort Letters- Ready Willing and Able (RWA) messages; and we are able to complete a transaction within 48 to 72 hours depending on the requirement of the Lessee / Buyer Side.Should you have an interest in the Lease and Sale of these, kindly ...
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By Kourtney Thompson
(Agent Professor)
When becoming a real estate agent and choosing a brokerage to start your career in, it's important to gauge what kind of supervisor you will have. Are you going into an environment where you will be supported, given guidance, and managed properly; or, are you going to be walking through your career blindly with no structure or anyone to turn to in difficult situations? Having a good relationship with your broker is extremely important to you and your success. It is imperative that they take their role as your supervisor seriously. As we step into the real estate world, we typically only see the good side of things from our peers and influences in the community. We see the "freedom" they have the social events they get to attend, and of course the money. What we don't often see are the s...
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A topic of discussion that comes up from time to time is what advertising is allowed and what advertising is not allowed when promoting your Real Estate Business.  The temptation to get your name out there in any way possible is very compelling.  Whether you're advertising in an industry magazine, at a bus stop, or even at your kid's school events, you should always look for that edge to get in front of people and get that coveted name recognition.  Although the above techniques are all legal ways to advertise, I have personally come across an agent that chose to take it a step further.  This agent decided that to get their name out there and compete with all of the other agents, they placed their open house signs on every corner of our town.  We noticed this and at first said, "Wow, th...
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By Greg Tresler, We Buy Houses For Cash As Is! House Buyers Florida
(House Buyers Florida)
Google is the most popular search engine on the internet. It's also a ranking system, and you can use this to your advantage by making sure that when people do searches on Google they will end up seeing your business listing first! The 5 Pillars of Google discusses how one should dominate listings at #1 for their keywords so it looks like what users expect - which means higher rankings than ever before possible. Want to get your business at the top of Google search? Check this out!We're hosting a FREE webinar weekly: "How to Dominate the First Page of Google for Hot Leads?" hosted by Greg Tresler of Digital Marketing Evolutions.Join us to learn how to grow your business with the help of Google. You can also check out our Facebook group namely "How to Dominate the First Page of Google" t...
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By Sandy Bolinger, Your Success is My Top Priority
(Sandy Bolinger Realty Group)
Search current inventory of Flower Mound Texas Home for Sale in Canyon FallsFlower Mound Texas Home for Sale in Canyon Falls6209 Leatherstem Flower Mound Texas 76226Price: $700,000MLS number: 20032031Bedrooms: 5Bathrooms: 3Square Footage: 3088Wonderful opportunity to own a stunning Flower Mound home in ARGYLE ISD. Call Sandy Bolinger at 817-409-6195 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing.You Will Love the Chic Elegance of this home and the Active Community lifestyle found in Canyon FallsSet in the highly sought-after Canyon Falls Community, this exceptional home offers a welcoming interior, flow-through living/kitchen/dining area, and relaxed living spaces. Step inside to a welcoming light-filled home, designed with your comfort in mind. This home comprises 5 b...
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By Stephany Lemus
Daniel Franky of Franky Realty was being sued by Hilda and Olga for neglecting to disclose a moldy basement . However, documents between the counterparties were found in the broker's file, including a discussion regarding the moldy basement, a copy of the inspection report, and a document from the new openers  refusing any request for the moldy basement to be treated. Because of issues like these, Narnias's regulations were clarified in 1529 BC to include the necessity to keep documents as well as other relevant data. Hieroglyphic messages are specifically disqualified from the obligation to Hilda and Olga were suing broker Daniel  Franky of Franky Realty for failing to disclose a moldy basement. However, in the broker's file were documents between both sides that included a conversatio...
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By Jacqueline Warner, Put our experience knowledge,service and professio
WASHINGTON (April 26, 2022) – The number of Realtors® involved with buying or selling a property with green features has significantly increased in the past year, according to a recent study from the National Association of Realtors®. The 2022 REALTORS® and Sustainability Report surveyed NAR members nationwide regarding sustainability issues currently facing the real estate industry.Half of agents and brokers surveyed said they helped a client buy or sell a property with green features during the past 12 months, a notable jump compared to 32% in 2021.Nearly two out of three respondents – 63% – said that energy efficiency promotion in listings was very or somewhat valuable. Over half of agents and brokers – 51% – found that their clients were somewhat or very interested in sustainability...
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By Nicole O'Reilly, Licensed in AZ while working on UT and CO.
(Equity Real Eastate)
I've been seeing some troubling trends in our real estate market here in Arizona. I've seen more agents getting closer and closer to ignoring their fiduciary duties. Advising your client to give up their home inspection in their offer, does that seem like a slippery slope? What about when an agent doesn't send their client a listing because the commission is low. Is it in a sellers best interest to take the larger commission split and offer the buyers agent much less? Our clients may not know how these things can hurt them. Keep in mind it's our clients best interest.
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By Mathew Sellers
How often do we see ads that promise certain things? Those ads tend to look very appealing on the outside, and make us want to investigate. Well, that is the purpose of an ad, to catch the audiences eyes. However, how many times have you then called or visited the company and they deliver less than half of what they promised? I have had this happen too many times, and it is something that can be very upsetting, especially if you end up becoming a client for said business. If we are to then start our own business in real estate, why would we falsely advertise? We absolutely should not. When we falsely advertise, the quick popularity we receive from customers won't last very long. As soon as those people realize we lied, we will receive negative reviews, complaints, and can even have othe...
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By Christie M, Content Marketing Expert at Styldod
Every day, we see multiple new listings popping up in the Real Estate Market, but only a few of them gain customer attention. These projects get a better edge on the market and have a higher sale ratio when compared with the other projects out there. Hence to make your real estate listing stand out in the market, you must have a proper strategy and an efficient plan. This article will discuss the proven ways to make your property stand out in this competitive market. Let's take a look. StagingStaging is one of the key factors that'll help you to make your home stand out in the real estate market. An empty room image gives an idea of what the room looks like, but it doesn't look appealing to the buyer. On the other hand, a professionally staged room looks appealing to the buyer because o...
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By Crisp CTC, Real Estate Concierge Solutions Provider is a reputable real estate Concierge solutions provider. We offer a concierge service for your closings so that your clients can enjoy the process. If you want to take advantage of our great services, keep in touch with us.
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By Justin Marshall, Kickass Real Estate Team
(Marshall Team - Remax Results)
So happy to be in the great community of Real Estate Agents.  Can't wait to chat with you and grow together!
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By Sonia Taska
(Adams, Cameron & Co., REALTORS)
Advice For Buying a Luxury HomeOwning a luxury home is an amazing feeling, but before the keys are in your hand, you must first navigate a quite different process than normal real estate transactions. When entering into the luxury real estate market, it's wise to heed the advice of agents and buyers who are familiar with these endeavors. Here are a few tips to consider as you shop for a luxury home. Create a Wish ListBuyers of any home can get easily overwhelmed with their options if they don't have a checklist to keep them grounded. Create a list that details the elements or amenities within the home that you absolutely need, that you would like, and that you don't necessarily want. This will keep you focused on finding the home that accurately meets your lifestyle needs. Explore the A...
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By Alejandro Ferro, Real Estate Agent/Investor Servicing Chicago
(Ferro Home Buyers)
After two years of dealing with the pandemic and setting up forbearance plans, many homeowners will be looking for solutions to get back on track.Did you lose your Job during covid? Did you need to relocate or change careers and your income has changed? I want to go over some of the options available and give you some industry insight. It is expected within the next several months there will be a lot of forbearance plans due as Covid-19 relief programs will soon expire.Depending what your current situation with your home will depend on the path taken.Here Are Possible Solutions To Avoid Foreclosure and Get You Back On Track.   Reinstate the past due balance (large sum payment) Repayment Plan (pay more monthly till caught up) Payment Deferral (puts a lien separate amount to be paid later...
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By Debbie Warner, Lawyer
(Warner & Warner, P.L.)
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