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 Tiamerra Thomas, Military Relocation Specialist in Florida
(Tiamerra Thomas | Real Estate Agent - JPAR)
Comments 36
Life comes with so many options and choices, yet some of us never make it to the job/career that gives us purpose. I worked in management for a Fortune 500 company for about 13 years and was too afraid to explore being a full-time entrepreneur. I was very unhappy at that company for over 5 years ...

By Julien DuPont, Mountain Adventure Pro
Comments 9
I am the producer of the Mountain Time Ski Expo that occurs annually every fall in Dallas, TX. With the CoronaVirus social distancing efforts still projected to occur in 2020 we will not be holding our event this coming Q4 2020. We do plan to once again hold the expo i...

By Lee Rood, I specialize in Residential Real Estate
(Key Realty)
Comments 13
We are being challanged by something we cannot see or even relate to at this time. Its something that is new to many of us and as each of us grasp the reality of its threat to our health and the well being of those we love, we realize this is serous. I have seen verbal attacks on just about every...

By Condo Brokers
Comments 6
Investing in pre-construction Toronto condos is one of the most lucrative ways to invest and grow your money. The reason being, when you invest in such condominiums your investment value increases as soon as you put your money in it. Yes, from the first day you purchase such units it will appreci...

By Melissa Hinojosa, Buyers Rep in the Lake Lake Norman Area
(Lake Realty)
Comments 6
I have a client who is looking in the Roanoke Rapids area.  They are looking around $250K-350K price-point.  Please reach out if you are interested in the referral!Melissa

By Lhakam Choedon, Communication
Comments 7
In Real Estate agents have many responsibilities. What are some of the challenges have you guys run into? 

By Matthew Gillman, I am a trusted business financing expert
(SMB Compass)
Comments 6
Planning to invest in commercial real estate anytime soon? You’ll be pleased to know that 2020 is a good year for commercial real estate investments. CBRE’s 2020 U.S. Real Estate Market Outlook says investors will enjoy increased capital flows, low-interest rates, strong customer spending, low in...

By Keith Caulk, REALTOR® GRI® ABR® SRES® serving The Villages, FL
(RE/MAX Premier Realty)
Comments 10
On my recent 14 day trip to multiple regions of France I saw an overview at the real estate market. While my trip was mostly vacation in nature, what would a trip abroad be if I didn’t take a look into what was going on in real estate.   I stopped at multiple agencies to look at some of the prop...

By Evan Harlow, I specialize in South Maui luxury real estate.
(Coldwell Banker Island Properties)
Comments 18
What Not To Do in Your First Year As a Real Estate AgentOne of the things they don’t teach you in your real estate classes is how to effectively market online and what types of online marketing methods/companies to avoid. They don’t tell you dozens of companies are going to market ways to get lea...

By Sabrina Serna, Helping clients resolve IRS issues and past debt
(Serna Tax Solutions, LLC)
Comments 7
With over 14 MILLION collections cases currently active at the IRS, and that number expected to grow exponentially after the COVID-19 fallout, do not feel like you are alone if you are the recipient of one of the IRS "love letters".  My job  at Serna Tax Solutions, LLC is to help clients navigate...

By Kimberly Button, Designing & building healthy homes for wellness
(Get Green Be Well)
Comments 21
Hi Everyone! I'm new here, and just wanted to introduce myself. I just moved to North Carolina from Orlando, a move we've been dreaming about for more than a decade. When it comes to real estate, building and renovating, I am passionate about creating healthy homes for families. It comes from som...

By Brianna Turner
Comments 10
If you plan on being dishonest in your career in real estate as a sales agent, broker, appraiser, etc., you better think again. It doesn't only affect you, but also the client and those you work with. In my opinion, it's probably the worst thing on the list of ways to lose your license. It's not ...

By Dafina Sharpe, Attorney practicing in New York
(Dollars Plus Sense)
Comments 9
(This post may contain some affiliate links. which means if you click the link and sign up I receive a commission. All opinions are always 100% mine and I don't work with any product or company that I don't use and love.) Were you lucky enough to get a stimulus check? If so, find out the best way...

By Joe Trusty, Real Estate Website Development Expert
(Norcal Web Designs)
Comments 10
I'm trying to flip a house with a huge inground pool in Sacramento. Upon first glance this pool looks like an absolute nightmare. I'm looking for suggestions on where I can find a pool contractor to come and take a look at the thing. I'm looking on Angies List, Yelp, Craigslist, a Pool Contractor...

By AAM LLC, Professional HOA Management Comp
Comments 0
As we enter the New Year, not only does it mark the start of a new decade but also AAM’s 30th Anniversary. Established in 1990, AAM is proud to celebrate 30th years of being an industry leader and trusted community management partner.AAM was founded in Arizona by Laura Ziff, AAM’s CEO, who saw a ...

By Shalom Drizin, Shalom Drizin is a real estate professional.
(Fieldbridge Associates LLC)
Comments 6
Lofts are any wide-open apartment spaces with no or few internal walls, and usually only with one floor.Although lofts are most often associated with NYC, where loft living is commonly assumed born, nowadays, these type of apartments can be found in many neighborhoods.Living in lofts can provide ...

By Bob Gordon, I'm all about the American Dream baby & blogging
Comments 10
Pets Know When Something Is UpWe heard a good trick for getting the cat to the vet.  Bring the cat carrier upstairs a few days ahead of time and leave it open.  It works like a charm. The first day our cat is so on edge she barely eats or plays with us.  But then, about the third day she is sniff...

By Weldon Antoine, We provide one of the best home inspection service
(Antoine Professional Real Estate Inspection LLC)
Comments 9
A home is the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, so it’s important to understand the condition of your investment. Let Antoine Professional Real Estate Inspection provide the thorough inspection you expect and a report you can rely on to make a confident decision.

By Neeraj | Real Estate Investor, Connecting Real Estate Investor, Wholesaler, Buyer
(Investors Gone Wild)
Comments 10
How to generate Real Estate Leads? Hello everyone, I Help Sellers meet Buyers :) I am Neeraj, a Real Estate Investor and Broker offering lots of Crazy Exclusive Deals in California. I have been practicing Real Estate Investing and Wholesaling from quite a long time and I know how to get offers ac...

By Houston Luxe Properties Group, Buying and Selling of Real Estate
(Houston Luxe Properties Group)
Comments 6
Managed by realtor Sherry Shubert, whose experience in the mortgage banking industry extends to over 20 years, Houston Luxe Properties is one of the top real estate agencies in Houston. We have an extensive knowledge of the Houston real estate market and area neighborhood trends, right down to th...