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 Anna Valencia Tillery, Moving Made Easy at Prices that Make it Possible
(White Glove Moving, Storage & Delivery)
Comments 4
Thanks to Kevin Tolbert of PSL 's Keller Williams in sunny Florida, I am a new Activerain blogger! the meetup had current participants both new and seasoned; full of feedback and ideas. Their genuine testimonials and enthusiasm made resisting joining an impossibility; thank goodness!  Now I a...
My wife is no longer in real estate and we had a really good domain name for the sunshine state and I'd like to let it go to someone who would like to have the domain name. It was very easy to remember and catchy..   Right now the domain is parked with GoDaddy BuySomeSunshine.com GoDaddy appr...
By Anne Stewart
(Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere)
Comments 1
Top 4 Things to know if you are moving to Oregon to work at Intel   So if you find yourself reading this blog its probably because you are planning to work at one of the Intel campuses in Hillsboro or Aloha.First, Welcome to beautiful  Portland Oregon! Intel is one of, if not THE, biggest employe...
By Peter J Thoesen PLLC, Experienced & Trusted Arizona Realtor Since 2004
(Realty One Group)
Comments 1
Modern loft style town home in Phoenix with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Very unique, New York/European design with a wide open floor plan and high ceilings on the main living area on second floor. Two car garage on first floor with plenty of storage space. All of the three bedrooms are on the t...
By Gabriel Heck
(Top Dollar Real Estate Team)
Comments 2
 Should I List My Rental with the Renters Still Living at the Property? There are no hard and fast rules to answer this question, but generally speaking, the final decision will depend on your specific financial situation and if you will make more money by kicking out your renters and getting you...
National Geographic recently released a list of the World's Best Ski Towns and guess who came in at #4. That's right Bozeman, Montana. Here is a sample of that list: #1. Girdwood, AK, USA #2. Fernie, Canada #3. Zermatt, Switzerland #4. Bozeman, MT, USA #5. Chamonix, France #6. Cortina d&#...
By David Greenberg
(HouseLens, Inc.)
Comments 3
  So, you took the plunge and decided to market your next listing with video. But what do you do with that video once your videographer delivers it? Here's a list of places where you can put a listing video to work for you and your sellers.   The MLS. Many agents don't realize that they c...
The truth is, many entrepreneurs fail miserably at taking full advantage of the enormous marketing potential of their websites. In fact, chances are you already understand the importance of proper content. But do you know how to optimize your website to make it more search engine friendly? Of cou...
Desert Hills II Green Valley AZ Homes for Sale   Are you considering a relocation to Green Valley?  Desert Hills II is one of many HOA communities located in Green Valley AZ.  Although the collection of floor plans is limited to about 5, each home has it's own unique facade.  You will love th...
By John Meyers, Chicago Realtor
(Meyers Realty & Chicagoland Rentals)
Comments 4
Are you preparing your home to sell or rent? -- Painting your home, rental income property, or commercial space can be stressful but doesn’t need to be.   Throw away all those paint swatches! -- All you need are neutral colors such as Light Sand, Beige, or Light Grey. -- By painting with light ne...
By Brian Force, Work With the Best!
Comments 0
Addison, TX Located just minutes from downtown Dallas, Addison, TX is a vibrant community in one of the nicest areas in the metroplex. Inhabited largely by young professionals and families, Addison has something for everyone. Whether you're looking for the electic nightlife scene at the Villa...
    Image by kenjet   Every week I help dozens of real estate agents optimize their social media profiles to grow their business. A welcome advantage of this is building social proof online, which can be just as powerful as word-of-mouth referrals offline.   Here are the first seven steps I ask e...
Okay folks, here's a few tips from the field.  Showing and previewing hundreds of homes has given me some insight into what my clients like to see and what turns them off when they look at homes.  I don't think any of these will be surprising, but just in case you don't watch a lot of...
By Cathy Roesch, St. Louis MO Auctioneer and Estate Appraiser
(Auctioneer and Appraiser)
Comments 0
"How do Auctions Work"? and "What does the Auctioneer say?" are questions I'm oftern asked by clients. There are generally three types of Auctions used to sell Real and Personal Property. Types of AuctionsAbsolute Auction (or auction without reserve)1. The property is sold...
By Steven Presson, Integrity. Persistence. Results.
(Corcoran Group)
Comments 2
  The south Florida luxury home market is booming. It began in my estimation about a year ago, in August, when I and a few other high end real estate brokers started seeing a real uptick in buying and selling activity in the upper segment of the real estate market.  Gulf Stream in particular may ...
By Carlisle Mitchell
(Carlisle Mitchell - Insider Tips for Real Estate Investors)
Comments 13
One way to acquire a substantial amount of real estate is to periodically refinance properties already owned and then use the proceeds to purchase new properties. This procedure is known as cash out through refinancing. Unlilte capital gains created through selling (where an investor purchases a...
By Michelle Easter, Vice President. Residential & Commercial Broker
(Otis & Ahearn)
Comments 3
2 HAWTHORNE PLACE BOSTON MA 02114 $2,250 | 1 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOMS | 826 SQUARE FEET | MLS: 71709248 Avail Now! Landlord Pays Listing Broker Fee. Full Service Building and Amenities without the Full Service Price. A Spacious and Sunny Apartment in sought-after Hawthorne Place--a full service bu...
By Chris Benson, Real Estate Broker in Queen Creek Arizona
(Estate Realty & Management)
Comments 0
4 Bed 3 Full Bath + Huge Loft in Gilbert Next to Basha High School OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $264,375 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 2,762 sqftLot: 0.18 acre(s) Location 1849 E DUBOIS AVEGilbert, AZ 85298USA Chris Benson Estate Realty & Management(...
The  Parkcrest high rise condominium community is one of the most desireable  of Harbour Island locations. short walks to several waterfront restaurants, bars and shopping as well as Harbour Island country club's excellent fitness center and tennis courts. Close to Tampa Bay Times Forum, home...
By BallenGroup California, Community Manager
(The Ballen Group)
Comments 0
Whether you’re considering the purchase of a home in Southern California, or you have a property you’re thinking about selling, the home appraisal process can be confusing.  Here’s what you need to know about the appraisal process. Why Do I Need a Home Appraisal? If you’re a home buyer, the appr...
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