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 Tobias Schnellbacher, Practical Real Estate Marketing Strategies
(Valhalla Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 9
Because of the current Corona situation, virtual house tours become more and more popular. But this is not just a trend out of necessity because of this situation, there are actually some promising stats that might make you want to consider using more virtual house tours for your real estate bus...

By Stanley Estrada, Top 5% Of Best Realtors in the Antelope Valley
(The Estrada Group Los Angeles Real Estate)
Comments 11
While low interest rates seem like a one hundred percent assurance to pull the trigger on a big purchase, there are plenty of factors to consider before you take one of the biggest steps we all do in our life. After all, we’re rigth around the corner of a recession of a global biological catastro...

By ROBYN SELNER - Parkland, CooperCity, Davie, Weston, SW BROWARD - Pembroke Pines, Parkland, SW Ranches
(The Best Native Floridian Realtor)
Comments 9
5 Tips to Help Keep Germs Out of Your Home Just a few short weeks ago, “spring cleaning” meant taking advantage of the longer days to dust off your home and make it nice and shiny for the warmer months. Today, we’re living a new reality.  The COVID-19 pandemic has brought us all together. We are ...

By Jenna Campbell, Owner Lantern Lane Designs Blog
(Lantern Lane Designs)
Comments 7
Many years ago my husband and I moved into what I thought was our forever home on Lantern Lane.  We no longer live in that home but while we lived there I did countless DIY projects and spent many hours decorating our house to make it a home. We sold our home on Lantern Lane on whim (and quicker ...

By Kyle Webster, One-Source Property Solutions Company
(Cash For Homes Pittsburgh)
Comments 0
So, you need to sell my house fast Pittsburgh-PA? Don’t sweat it! We understand how nerve racking it can be to sell a Pittsburgh home or sell you rental house Pittsburgh in today’s housing market, especially if you can’t wait 3-6 months to get what you want for it.In this article we will discuss ...

By Drew Rothkopf, Short term rentals.
(Alpenglow Property Rentals LLC)
Comments 3
Focusing on fiduciary duties to clients has been a core principle for real estate professionals for a long time, and now more than ever, people need to be able to count on who they are supposed to be able to count on. Covid 19 has affected just about every part of our planet, some people and indu...

By Joey Zarrillo, I'm a Navy veteran serving Eastern Jackson County
(RE/MAX Heritage)
Comments 9
So many people have recently asked what rates are doing and what's going on in this crazy market right now.Rates are still low and it's a great time to buy or refi your existing home loan. Most lenders have cut back on more of the riskier loans and stopped offering them for now.The biggest change...

By Ryan Meeks, Real Estate Agent Serving The East Valley
(Meeks Team | My Home Group)
Comments 8
Power Ranch is one of the best master planned communities in Gilbert, Arizona. For the low HOA fee, it hosts a plethora of amenities and activities for their residents. It's close enough to Phoenix while staying a bit off the beaten path.  View on YoutubeView on Escape to Arizona Website

By Shane Simone, Say HI!
Comments 8
 My experience with other sales agents who had misrepresented the products and services that I sold was the reason I quit my last job. The culture of ethics was overshadowed by the need to sell. I will not name the company that I worked for, but they have lost several major lawsuits in the past f...

By Eddy Gongora
Comments 8
When is comes advertising a listing. It is importnt one must be truthful in advertising. You must be careful not to mislead and present accurate information. False advertising is one of many ways you could lose your license, so it's important as a real estate agent /realtor to work with honesty a...
Should I allow dual Agency ? When you are bying or selling a home, dual agency should be avoided. You should never allow your real estatre agent to stop exclusively representing You. It is precisely what happens when you allow dual agency. Your real estate agent whom you hired becomes a neutral p...

By Ron Beebe, Taking The Sting Out Of Home Lending
(Univest Home Loans)
Comments 10
Let's face it, each and every one of us who serve our collective customers in the real estate sector are working "covertly" because of COVID. We toil in our home offices (or dining room tables, or closets-turned-workspace, etc) and try to stay in a semi-professional setting, while continuing to g...

By Sharlene Mulchandani, Property Management Software
Comments 8
eCommerce is an exploding industry.  Merchants and consumers love the convenience of online shopping, and that convenience shouldn’t stop at retail.  Here’s five reasons you, a landlord, should think about offering online credit card payments too.1. Convenience for your tenantsA rental payment is...

By Hyunjung Kim, You Local Real Estate Expert in Bergen County, NJ
(RE/MAX Signature homes)
Comments 5
Stay home and keep yourself / your family healthy and safe! Watch this video then Let me know if you'd like to come and view the home.

By Emily Weidenfeller, Real Estate Intern/Employee working for Berkshire
(Rocky Mountain Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 8
Colorado & TexasI am a student at CU and have been working for BHHS Boulder Real Estate a few months now. To give you guys an idea of the quality of golf clubs in the Boulder area, I was asked to compare Boulder golf courses with Texas golf courses. While I will discuss a variety of the golf cour...

By Tom Mannings
(Top Villas Realty)
Comments 7
Buying a home in Orlando can be the perfect investment opportunity. But where is the best place to buy property in the area around Disney World, and which sort of location will give you the best financial returns? In this guide from Top Villas Realty, we’ll take a look at some of the different op...

By Bruce Phares, 30+ years of Seattle residential representation
(Windermere Real Estate/Northwest, Inc)
Comments 6
We track on a daily basis in-city Seattle Active and Pending listings, to understand the pulse of the market in real time. During the COVID-19 Shelter In Place in Seattle, Active and Pending volumes have changed along and take a look at how...

By Angelo Menezes, South Florida Waterfront Property Inspector Expert
(Certified Inspectors, LLC)
Comments 10
The only Home Inspetor in South Florida that will dive every seawall during a home inspection. Keep our number.  Call us at 561-570-6311.

By Kingrise Finance Limited, we are leading providers of Loans, BG, DLC, SBLC.
(Kingrise Finance Limited)
Comments 0
  Kingrise Finance Limited is a leading provider of standby letter of credit (SBLC).leasebg, #sblcprovider #leasebankguarantee We are also direct providers of business loans, international project funding, Standby Letter of Credit (SBLC), Letter of Credit (LC/DLC) Bank Guarantee (BG), Performance...

By Doreen Drew, Living Here & Loving It!
(Daisy Dream Homes Real Estate)
Comments 8
As you can imagine, a lot of home sellers are considering taking their house off the market until COVID-19 has passed, or is at least under control.For some people, that’s totally fine to do. If your client has no absolute need to sell a house, and can wait it out until they feel more comfortable...