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 Troy Rose
Comments 0
The Medieval interior style is extremely varied and interesting. The Middle Ages is one of the longest and most enduring periods in history. There was a great deal of cultural activity, as well as art. Countless works of art were created during this period.Paintings and all kinds of sculpture esp...

By Phillip Gonzales, We Make It Happen!
(Keller Williams Riverside)
Comments 9
It's definitely a seller's market. I have buyers, and I must write creative offers. I wake up and have my coffee. I then login to flexmls. I see the low inventory we have. I start reserving showings and that's complicated. Listings getting multiple showings. Buyers are making offers without even ...

By Erin Carter, At Home in Athens Ohio
(LCR Realty)
Comments 0
Buying a home for the first time can be overwhelming.  I’ve heard so often “I don’t even know where to begin with buying a home” so many times!  So here it is… here’s where to begin and an overview of the process.  You might be further along in your home buying journey than you think!  It’s a lot...

By Richard Harrington, Bringing you relatable home buying information
(Ameritex Homes)
Comments 0
It's time to buy a house. You've dreamed about it. You've talked to family and friends. You're ready to settle down with homeownership. Whether you're single or married, buying a house is a major financial step forward. Here's an abbreviated guide to buying a home.Step-by-Step Guide to Buy a Hous...
There’s no person in the world that didn’t experience any kind of hardships of the global pandemic that locked down the whole world. Since we are talking about a virus that is spread mainly through contact between people, the hospitality and restaurant industry was the first one to suffer the blo...

By Adarsh Chawla, Mortgage Broker in GTA
(NVR Mortgages(LIc# 11055))
Comments 6
As an agent, a good portion of your time is spent generating leads. leads are the lifeblood to a real estate business. However, all leads are not created equal. Remember 80: 20 Rule. I believe this same 80/20 principle can also be applied to business—especially the real estate business. What if 2...
Partnering with an honest, professional real estate agent is one of the best things you can do when buying or selling your home. Employing a dishonest or sneaky realtor could end up costing you thousands of dollars and add time to your real estate transaction. If you're new to the home buying or ...

By Adriana Lopez
Comments 3
Having criminal background does not affect you, but there is a Utah code stating that if you have had a felony over the last 5 years you would have to wait, in other words you would have to wait for 5 years to go by and do the 120 hours of the real estate pre-licensing program. If you have had a ...
marketing and consulting for ICO and blockchain companies. As an expert in the global real estate industry, Eugene Rosenmeier shares are a few points on the importance of working with the real estate consultant when you buy or sell property. So, who’s a real estate consultant and what they do?A r...
Your dream house awaits. OR..does it. Few people put as much time and thought into anything more than a new home they are designing/building. Even most weddings dont get as much thought and pondering as a new home. Even if it is a tract builder , you still get choices. Those choices are mulled ar...

By Emma Swier, Real Estate Marketing Executive
Comments 6
Are you on the verge of giving up on your career as a realtor? Have you tried several techniques but all to no avail? As a listing agent, searching for a homeowner looking to sell a house is one of the most challenging parts, and demands consistent work. The same can be said for winning listings....

By Salvatore Bochicchio, IRS Tax Problem Solver
(East Coast Tax Consulting Group LLC)
Comments 7
In the past, the IRS has assigned verification numbers to victims of identity theft to file their tax returns, if requested by the victimized individual. These numbers are referred to as identity protection (IP) PINs. The IP PIN is a six-digit code known only to the taxpayer and the IRS. It helps...

By David Wood, Southwest Florida Living Begins Here
(Greater SWFL Homes | Premiere Plus Realty)
Comments 0
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By Renata LaSalle, We Sell More, Because We Do More!
(Weichert, Realtors - NWI & Company)
Comments 3
VALPARAISO, Ind. / Dec. 17, 2020 – Renata LaSalle, the broker/owner of Weichert, Realtors® – NWI & Company, was recently inducted as a member of The Kiwanis Club of Valparaiso.LaSalle and her talented team of agents at Weichert, Realtors® – NWI & Company have served clients in Lake, Porter and La...

By Ryan Sharkey, Condo Specialist
(Keller Williams City Life Realty)
Comments 5
Park and Shore is the newest luxury condominium complex to hit the Downtown Jersey City Waterfront in Newport. Builder, China Construction America teamed up with famed architect, Perkins Eastman, to deliver the latest in luxury living to Jersey City. With homes ranging from studio - three bedroom...
Riyaz Suterwalla offers a wide range of professional services with a team of trained, experienced professionals. His team has a wide capital market and investment distribution experience and is dedicated to making your investments work for you. Riyaz also provides Broader relationship management ...
These days, with the advent of new technology and hands-on learning techniques online, it’s no longer necessary to obtain real estate training in person. There are many online real estate schools that offer exclusive training and certification courses, all from the comfort of your own home. But c...

By Lacey Finnell
Comments 4
When dealing with clients, we would want to ensure they have copies of the documents that are part of their real estate purchase. Using electronic measures would allow one to always offer a blank and finished copy to the signers. If a client doesn't have electronic capabilities to sign, you have ...

By Kelly Green-Krist, CPA
(Green Krist CPA PLLC)
Comments 0
The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020, enacted on December 27, 2020, deals with the annual tax extenders. Congress made some of them permanent, while others got short- or long-term extensions.These are the big five Form 1040 tax breaks that were scheduled to expire on Decembe...

By Al Gordon
Comments 3
Anyone using this program? Can you please share any insight that myou might have? Thank you!