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 Richard Ingersoll, Digital Marketing for Real Estate Professionals
(The Website Marketing Pro)
Comments 5
You have a thriving real estate website that’s full of quality images, information, and listings, but is your social media strategy as strong? Social media marketing for real estate agents is an essential part of your digital marketing strategy. Social media platforms let you connect with past, ...

By Rod Stewardson, Friendly, Professional and Expert ~ Rod Inspects
(Rod Inspects, LLC)
Comments 7
A home inspection is one thing that you can’t and shouldn’t skip. “When does the home inspection usually take place? Is it before or after the purchase agreement is signed? Can I back out if the home inspector discovers a serious problem?” Those are just among the few questions any new homebuyer ...

By Realty Pack, Real Estate Blog
(Realty Pack)
Comments 2
 Why do you need server optimization services?Creating a website that generates more leads is an important issue for real estate agents and not only.  Everyone thinks to have a website with a catchy design.  The design of a website plays an important role, of course. In this technological era, ev...

By Sharon Brown, SMB Property Solutions LLC is a real estate soluti
(SMB Property Solutions LLC)
Comments 2
You may think it’s only the tenant who has a hard time paying the mortgage, but as a real estate investor or landlord, there may be times when it’s hard to pay the mortgage on your end as well. Here are some things you can do to avoid facing difficulty in paying your mortgage each month.Keep your...

By Michael Musgrave, Home Inspector in Sterling Illinois
(ALLIN Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 4
Most new home buyers don’t realize that there are crucial steps in home buying and that includes arranging for a home inspection. Some homeowners even wonder if it’s necessary or would only cost you an extra expense without anything in return. Skipping a home inspection is most likely a risk that...

By David Johnson, AHI Home Inspections was founded in 2005.
(AHI Residential & Commercial Inspection)
Comments 3
One way to be organized is to have a complete checklist of to-dos or whatever that needs to be looked into. A home inspection is no exemption to such an organization strategy. There are three good reasons why a home inspection checklist is beneficial. One, it assures a high level of performance. ...

By Heidi Whitney
(Ragnar Real Estate )
Comments 0
The topic I decided to write about is a topic I was a little unsure about and wanted to learn more about, unauthorized finance activity involvement. Here are a few questions I am going to answer regarding this topic. What does it mean? How can it be violated? How could you loose your license rega...
Your law firm’s website is the place where potential clients go when they want more information about your legal team. There they can get details about business hours, what legal services are offered, and contact details so they can give you a call to discuss their case. While this content is ess...

By David Bowman, Training
Comments 7
 Dual RepresentationWe recently purhcased a home where the listing agent was the one that showed us the property.  We did not have a agent for us as a seller and did not understand all of the rules and ethics of an agent so we just asked him to write it up. I now see how this is really a conflict...

By Diane Taylor, Serving Sacramento's Senior Community
(Taylord Real Estate)
Comments 10
50 plus crowd, we are almost in the year 2020.  How will you move forward?  Are you thinking about moving up or moving down?  Do you have aged parents that are moving in?  Do you have adult children that are moving out?  Now is a great time to consider how you will enter the new year. Here are so...

By Jared Chamberlain
(Chamberlain Real Estate Group)
Comments 5
Here is another incredible property that has hit the market in Calgary. Today's Home Crush of the Week takes us to Beltline. This gorgeous loft is something rare and unique in Calgary.Learn More and see All Photos Here:

By Brandin Johnson, Invest In You, Invest In Real Estate
(Incisive Investments LLC)
Comments 6
Hello,My name is Brandin and I'm a Investor/Broker here in the beautiful city of Orlando, FL. I wear many hats when it comes to the real estate business and one of those hats is as an agent for my investors.Here is my number 1 tip to maximize your relationship with the agent you choose to sell yo...

By Michael Bell, Real Estate Broker, GRI, CPS 626.796.4100
(Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 8
There are 3 considerations when moving out of your home and deciding if you should keep insurance.First off, if you have a mortgage on the property, then it is likely that in your note and loan paperwork it will state that you will keep fire and liability insurance in place with the lender as los...

By miles snow
Comments 2
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 9
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 11
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 2
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 3
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 7
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 6
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...