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 Benjamin Burgoyne, Licensed agent and investor in Northern Virginia
(We Buy Houses, LLC)
Below is a checklist to consider when listing your home on the market with an agent!1. Decide on an agent and ask them questions! How long have you been an agent? Can you provide references or reviews? What is your commission? Are there any judgments against you? Is your license in good standing? Why should I choose you? There could be more questions that should be asked depending upon your situation. There is also the possibility that you can sell your house without the help of an agent. Studies have shown that homeowners receive more money on average when listing with an agent but every home sale is unique.2. Agree on a listing price!An appraisal may or may not be necessary but a competitive market analysis (CMA) should always be performed. If your real estate agent does not use CMAs ...
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By Jeffrey White, We Help Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure
(We Buy Houses In Florida Fast)
Beware of Real Estate Wholesalers  What is a Real Estate Wholesaler?First, we should define what a real estate wholesaler is and what they do. A wholesaler tries to get lower cost residential properties under contract at an extremely discounted price. The contract always has a “assignment clause” that allows the wholesaler to assign the contract to someone else, usually an investor that will do a fix and flip transaction or fix the house and keep it in their rental portfolio. Essentially, a wholesaler acts like a market sourcing agent for real estate investors. 5 Steps in a Real Estate Wholesale Transaction The basic steps of a wholesale transaction include: The wholesale buyer submits an offer that has an “assignment clause” (usually a very discounted or low-ball offer) The seller acce...
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A few groups want to turn around homes for an addition. It could be a magnificent wellspring of additional money. Continue to peruse to discover some great suggestions which can permit you to discover fantastic properties and opposite them for acquire. In the event that you are buying a house to dwell in, you may get emotional about the space, yet there is no space for this in contributing. Survey on Kingsford Emerged As Normanton Park designer. Committing a foreordained measure of time to learn and making property investments. Therefore, you might want to slice various things to have the option to support your chances of bringing in a lot of cash. Stopping your bowling alliance, as an instance, possibly something that necessities to happen with the goal for you to be prosperous. Try no...
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By Wendy Chawa
(Exp Realty)
 Luxury apartment in the heart of Doral. 2 beds (Master + Den) and 2 baths. The unit features Spanish porcelain floors, modern kitchen with Bosh stainless steel appliances, hurricane resistant windows and doors. The association includes basic cable, internet, water and sewer. The building has an Electric Plant. Very close to major highways and shopping centers, as well as walking distance to Publix, TJMAX, and Doral's most popular restaurants. The building has a large commercial area on the ground floor.$272,000.00...Excellent opportunity. Call now.
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By Kat Ely
(New Western Aquisitions)
The National Association of REALTORS recently released their 2021 Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report which examines the similarities and differences in home sellers spanning several different generations. Understanding buyer and seller trends can help inform your investment strategy
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By William E. Bowles, Richmond's Historic Neighborhood Specialist
(Grand Heritage Homes)
Why So Many Offers on Homes?In this year's fast-paced market, many home buyers are constantly being out-bid on the home of their dreams and many sellers are reaping much higher offer prices than they ever would in a NORMAL real estate market. What is causing such a frenzy and such a hyper-market?The short answer is that there are simply not enough homes on the market from which buyers may choose, ending up in multiple, often unrealistic, offers. The longer answer is a combination of the following:The reasons to the cause of this hyper-over -heated situation lay in what are known as the Five L's:During the housing crisis of 2007-2008, builders were reluctant to build - not knowing whether buyers could or would want to buy. In the ensuing years the 5 L's have made this reluctance worse:LA...
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By Billy Lawson, "Time to get to Work"
(32Homes LLC)
Education and preparation are key to home improvement and maintenance.  Know some basic information about your home and property.  Example - questions on plumbing such as -  What Flood Zone is your property in? How old are your plumbing pipes and fixtures? Where do you source your home’s water? What kind of waste system do you use? Have there been any major (or minor!) renovations to your plumbing before? Does your plumbing have any additional risks such as sewer backup?Tree root damage? or Low Water Pressure? Have your neighbors experienced any issues with roadblocks or other delays? It's a good idea in Flash Flood zones is to keep your emergency supplies on the upper floors of your house.  This can include items like a life raft or an ax to help you access the roof!   You need more th...
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Commercial Properties : Commercial domain will mostly be hired to interior design of commercial buildings and business place in the profession. while this area is more interested, there is still quite a piece of room or building for creativity. Also, renovating a commercial space is a big aspiration.Commercial building reconstruction is a considerable agreement for any property owner. It's so big that many will only go through a major reconstruct. Start research and working with top commercial contractors is essential. Commercial property design, the functionality of the interior design still plays a meaningful role. Commercial spaces or offices also need to be in line with the brand image of the property.
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I'm a former Active Rain member and went in different career directions outside of the real estate industry. After an 11 year hiatus I'm very excited and proud to by back as a member if the Rippe Real Estate Group with Compass Los Gatos CA. Looking forward greatly to making new friends here and building mutually beneficial professional relationships here as the best Realtor networking and blog hosting platform I've even been involved with #ActiveRain! 
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By The Woodland Companies of Alaska, Alaska Forest Land Experts!
(Woodland Management Service)
Alaska Forestland; Hunting, Timber, Investments! When looking to Buy, Sell or Invest in Forestland anywhere in Alaska, there is only one place to call. When you need an Expert in all facets of Timberland, Hunting Land, and Investment Properties; Call on the Forestland Experts at Woodland Management Service and Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities and their Alaska real estate associates. The experts at Woodland Real Estate and Woodland Management Service have over 30 years of experience in working with hunting and timber land investments throughout North America. When you are ready to get serious about your forestland investments, call on the Forest Land Professionals.
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My name is Tatiana and I am a Realtor in the State of California.  I have been in California for a little bit over 3 years now and i am still building up my business. When Covid hit it was hard for me. Since that I am new in the Business here, I was relying on building my new clientele by organizing get togethers, dinner parties and so on.  During the first year of Covid, I wasnt able to do that anymore and business were really slow. I started thinking about different ways of getting myself more clients and thought about investing in an online marketing tool. I found at the time Zillow.  I talked to someone in Sales from Zillow and they sold me the idea that If i signed up with them, that they would send me vetted leads of real estate buyers. It was a hard decision to make, as it would ...
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By Eleanor Mann, Marketing ideas for Real Estate Pros
     You’ve made a new blog post for your real estate website, now what?You’ve carefully written and revised a fantastic real estate blog post for your website. You’ve handed it over to your web designer and they posted it on your website. Are you done? Like, “set it and forget it”?No way, Jose! No one in the world will see it, except your friends and family that you insisted look at it. Are they your homebuying prospects? Nah. You need to shout it out so the world can see it. But how?Here are some quick and easy things you can do to get the word out; Use a ping tool to send your new post out to the search engines. Post the article url on all your social media with a provocative comment to let people know it’s worth clicking on. Go on to Quora, write a question that your article answers...
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Just because some real estate is inexpensive doesn't suggest it's a much better deal. Or would it?Though home prices have been soaring in just about every part of the region, you may still find marketplaces where property is affordable, developing an opportunity for potentially above-market place returns.Real Estate Investing for Beginners: Wholesaling Houses InfoIn this article, we'll talk about the possible advantages and drawbacks of buying low-cost real-estate, and frequent real estate investing strategies buyers use to get affordable real estate to help increase their inactive income and boost the efficiency with their rental residence stock portfolio.Benefits of Buying Inexpensive True EstateLet's begin with discussing the most notable possible great things about affordable real-e...
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By Michael Jean-paul
(Value Real Estate)
I Need to Sell My House Fast, What Are My Options?6 Strategies to Sell a House Fast in a Slow Market?1. Stage your HomeStaging your property can easily catch the attention of the buyers. But how can you stage your home in the best way? Here I am providing some effective ways to stage your home.• De-personalize Your PropertyYou may feel bad hearing these. Remove all the family photos, self-portraits, and other memorable substances from the house. It brings more value to your house and draws people’s attention faster.• Clean your HouseNaturally, a buyer is more likely to buy a property that is clean inside and out than a property surrounded by trash and dirt. So, for getting some potential buyers you must keep your property clean and clear.• Complete Patching and FixingMore or less every ...
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Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen I have recently started taking my real estate classes and was instructed to do a blog on this page. I have read a few blogs from a few months ago to recent. I chose a topic from my class as money fraud as the title states and the reason I chose it was because I as a trainee to this amazing profession never really thought about or even heard about agents doing this to their clients. I done a few google researches and saw a lot of scams on this and how to avoid it but I wonder how legit those are as well. If anyone has information on them feel free to let me know because as a new soon to be agent I am curious to know what to be informed of and how to deal with those situations if any ever occur. Thank you your comment will be appericate and I hope to po...
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Moving is always stressful especially if you moving long-distance.There are a few ways to move to Miami - renting a van and move with help of your friends or hiring some movers to help you load and unload the truck, hiring van lines, if you are flexible with the delivery days, or hiring a local moving company who can help you with express delivery.Renting a van is always a good idea if you have some moving experience and want to save some cash, and also a pretty strong person because it requires a lot of power to move couches, boxes, and other heavy stuff. It's definitely impossible to move alone, that's why you have to make sure you ask a couple of your friends or hire helpers to help you with a task. Movign takes a lot of energy and very stressful, that's why in some cases saving even...
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By Cardinal Creek Properties, realestate
(Cardinal Creek Properties)
Cardinal Creek Properties is a real estate solutions company based out of Trenton.  We’re a family owned business and focus on helping homeowners like you find solutions for your problem whether you’re going through a foreclosure, can’t sell your property, or just need to sell their house for all kinds of reasons. 
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Procedural Posture Defendant notary public sought review of the judgment of the Superior Court of the City and County of San Francisco (California), which awarded damages to plaintiff devisee for drawing an invalid will. Overview The principal question was whether the notary public was under a duty to exercise due care to protect the devisee from injury and was liable for damage caused the devisee by his negligence even though they were not in privity of contract. The transfer of real estate Quitclaim Deed ca in this law. The court held that the aim of the transaction was to provide for the passing of the decedent's estate to the devisee. The notary public must have been aware from the terms of the will that if faulty solemnization caused the will to be invalid the devisee would suffer ...
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With an increase in mobile trend, more and more business owners are opting for a mobile app.How a mobile app will benefit your business.-Brand awarenessStatistics shows that on average a person spends more then 5 hours a day using their mobile devices and they prefer a native mobile app rather that a website. Only about 15% of customers go to browsers rather than use the native app. Your app will give the potential to reach a whole new set of customers who are experiencing your brand for the first time.– Direct marketing channelLike all other marketing tools and channels, your app will have the purpose of an Ad. Apps can serve almost for everything: you can find info or prices there, book tables, search features, interact with other users, chat, and review the news feeds. The idea that ...
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