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 Lisa R Heglar, Creating the Right Relationship is Everything!
(Sound and Sea Realty LLC)
Comments 6
We are open for Business

By Pamela Bentley, I am studying real estate.
(Agent Professor)
Comments 5
A many years ago a dead friend of mine put her house on the market and had some family heirlooms taken during some of the showings. She promptly took the house of the market and went years before she found a real estate agent she trusted to help in the sale of their house. The few hundred dollars...

By Odeta Rose, Odeta Rose is an entrepreneur from USA.
(Odeta Rose)
Comments 7
Selling and purchasing a house is very tough task because it needs a strong understanding and patience in real state. Selling and purchasing a property is an equally complex like others because you need a lot attention for it. Everything should be in order like interior, place, finding right buye...

By Carolyn Simmons, Online Marketing Services
(Empty Nest Bliss)
Comments 8
New Year - New You!  Woohoo! It’s so exciting to start a new exercise plan, right?  You go out shopping for new exercise clothes, maybe a new pair of running shoes.  Join a gym, start a new workout plan! But what happens a couple of months from now when that motivation wears off?   Are you tired ...

By Jason Weir-Smith, Private properties
(JWS Global)
Comments 4
I stumbled on a video explaining the methodology of Disney in purchasing the land for Disneyworld in Florida.  Such a simple concept, yet quite complex in executing.  It reiterates and highlights the importance of undisclosed principals when trasnsacting with such projects.I wasn't aware of the m...

By Dustin Bland, Home Inspection Services - Jacksonville, FL Area
(Top Notch Home Inspectors, Inc)
Comments 6
Mold is a natural fungus that plays an important role in our outdoor environment as it breaks down organic matter. Unfortunately, this same natural fungus can find its way into our living spaces. There are ways to identify the signs of mold in your home and prevent it from spreading, but you need...

By Timothy Thomas, We Buy and Sell Homes in Orlando,Fl
(Great Deal Properties)
Comments 2
Timothy ThomasGreat Deal Propertieswww. address: no: 407-904-5047 Targeted Cities:Sanford,FlWinter park,FlWinter springs,FlAltamonte Springs,FlLake Mary,FlOcoee,FlApopka,FlChristmas,FlGotha,FlGeneva,FlLong...

By Brian Curtis, Real Estate Agent Serving Colorado Springs, Co
(The K Company Realty)
Comments 3
The Everything Guide to Selling Your First Home How to figure out exactly what you want, and how to work with the experts who’ll help you get it. Read   Visit for more articles like this. Copyright 2019 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

By Alice Malik, Consulting Manager Of Phillips
(Sergio Malik)
Comments 7
So what distinguishes born entrepreneurs from the rest of humanity? These are the qualities that determine your business success. The information was provided by Decisiveness: even a small team needs a man who would take on the role of a leader. Business owners need to be able to ...

By Insource Funding, Commercial & Residential Hard Money lender
(Insource Funding)
Comments 5
  Where to turn when a bank says no?  The focus on todays  column is on hard money, an alternative to traditional lending avenues. I’m frequently asked what is hard money?  When I answer this question, people seem to be amazed to find out what a true hard money lender is and the benefits it can p...

By BARBARA SCHNEIDER, Military Relocation Specialist in SW Montana
(CENTURY21 Shea Realty)
Comments 8
 What are your thoughts on having your Seller's get a Home Inspection done prior to Listing?  I have always thought this is a Great Idea! All the Best To You!Barb Schneider/AgentCENTURY21 Shea Realty406-565-3245

By linda francis
Comments 0
Many of us, who are involved, on a daily basis, with the many nuances of real estate, get so involved with buying, selling, marketing, and promoting homes, and making/ giving listing presentation, we often ignore, the many economic factors and other conditions, which impact the real estate market...

By Michelle Lasalle, Real Estate Problem Solver
(Michelle LSS)
Comments 0
Have you ever thought that your house could contain deadly toxins? If not, then start thinking this way, as most houses have a host of deadly toxins present which can cause serious health issues and can go largely unnoticed. All these deadly toxins can be present in the form of bacteria or chemic...

By Rick Lawson, Past Realtor with Remax and Home Inspector
(How To House Tips)
Comments 8
Doing basement repairs and remodels can be an expensive project to take on. You definitely want it done right though. Since the basement is below ground level in your home if the job is done wrong, then it can cause numerous problems with your home. So it’s important that you get it done right an...

By Kerry Leikus, Interior design consulting and staging
(Kerry Leikus Designs)
Comments 11
As a home stager, I am always cognizant of the significant investment my client must make while simultanesously taking a leap of faith as to the project's results. I direct my clients to images of my past work, but each staging job is customized to fit the style, scale and sophistication of the h...

By Al Cannistra, CRS, GRI, CHNS, RCC, e-PRO®, SFR, IRES
(Texas Premier Realty)
Comments 5
Check out my blog - guest posters are welcome! (Instructions are on the blog)  

By Jessi Ramsey, REALTOR®, Smoke Rise Agents
(Smoke Rise Agents with Realty Associates of Atlanta)
Comments 13
Hey Ya'll! I wanted to tell you a bit about myself... I joined the Smoke Rise Agents Team, Realty Associates of Atlanta LLC in November 2017 as a buyer and listing real estate agent. My real estate concentration is in the areas of Loganville, Grayson, Snellville, Conyers, Stone Mountain Georgia a...

By Mike Belk, Owner and Founder of BELK Tile
(BELK Tile)
Comments 10
So, you’ve always wanted to update your kitchen and you feel that those old ceramic tiles on your backsplash have lost their luster — now you want something with style that stands out. Why not replace them with a colorful, interesting, and luminous glass tile kitchen backsplash?Ceramic vs. Glass ...

By Lupita Henriquez, House + Love = Home
(Palm Realty Boutique)
Comments 7

By Nicole Knowlton
(Barefoot -Chandler & Associates Real Estate)
Comments 8
Whether you call it your home, or your favorite vacation retreat, or you are thinking about moving here, one thing is for certain.  The Crystal Coast has a little bit of everything for absolutely everybody. Our beaches are of the cleanest in the world, we experience all four seasons of the year i...