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 Grant Whittenberger, Agent to ATX & Hill Country Area Sellers
(Outlaw Realty)
Comments 4
What better way to recharge your battery than to escape to a local getaway for the day, a weekend or a mid-week retreat?If you love all things mid-century mod or if you’re craving a bit of nostalgia that harkens back to simpler times, here a few recommendations for quaint places with a retro vibe...

By Kelly Regan, Certified Master Inspector
(FullScale Home Inspection)
Comments 3
I am often asked, many times after the fact if getting a pre-drywall inspection on a new home is worth the time and effort. The short answer is YES! As a matter of fact, you should insist on it, whether you hire me or another inspector to perform that service.  Ask yourself these questions: How l...
Renting a psychotherapy office is not an easy task, but it is not impossible. To make a quick and better search for psychotherapy offices it is necessary to have a list of requirements, which are more important to make the customers feel comfortable during the treatment. So, we will take the help...

By Ernie Laprairie, Real Estate Problem Solver
(For Sale By Realty INC / Former Jayman Built)
Comments 4
Check Google for all the Brothers and Cousins in Calgary Real Estate:Ray, Ernie and Michael Laprairiewww.jayman.com  40 years

By Gregory Richman, Professional, experienced real estate brokerage
(Tierra Antigua)
Comments 7
The greater Tucson, Arizona area has been experiencing phenomenal growth.  It's a very dynamic area and a very pretty setting.  Real Estate has proven over and over throughout the years to be a great investment.  Tucson's real estate market as well as it's surrounding suburban real estate market ...

By Fanny Lalita, buying home
Comments 10
Buying your first home is an exciting endeavor. Sometimes in the buzz and excitement, we overlook what’s important. Sure, we’ll pay attention to the things that matter such as location and maybe even layout, but here at the top five things that homeowners often miss. Change the locksAn obvious bu...

By Sonny Martell, One Stop Home Solution
Comments 5
 This mountain gem just became a little more affordable. If you are looking for peace and quiet away from the stresses of the city then the Rainbow Canyon Lodge is the perfect secluded paradise. The property comes with 502 sq. ft of agricultural water allowing the new owner to use its land to gro...

By Marc Menowitz
Comments 5
New technology is most often used for entertainment, but, in time, various types of commercial businesses adapt these technologies for their use. Whether they use a specific technology to reach more consumers or to improve the services they provide, commercial businesses eventually adapt new inno...

By Tabatha Chaney
(RE/MAX ELITE)
Comments 7
Hello Active Rain community. I'm a newer agent licensed in Arkansas. I started in real estate when I bought my first investment property, fixed it up and turned it into a rental.Last year I moved to southern California to be closer to my family. I've passed all my exam requirements for California...

By Karen Jackson
(Independent )
Comments 12
There is something sad yet extremely satisfying about taking down the tree and putting away all of the holiday decorations for another year. It all goes by so fast, and then, boom, January 1st is here and the holiday season is over. Time to eat pork and sauerkraut for good luck, and disassemble a...

By Nick Johnson, Residential, Investment, Commercial since 2004
(Coldwell Banker | Sunset Office)
Comments 10
7-Unit Building 553 29th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94121 GREAT POTENTIAL WITH 4 VACANT UNITS Coldwell Banker Commercial is pleased to present the opportunity to acquire 553 29th Avenue, San Francisco, a 7-unit building located one half block from Geary Blvd in the sought after Central Richmond Di...

By David Somerville, Don't Worry, Be Squirrely!
Comments 9
There are many differences between homes in northern and southern climates and one of them is how folks in the South like to cook. I did a search on Google Trends for the term “Outdoor Kitchens” and saw that interest spiked to a five year high during the summer of 2020.Google Trends also showed t...

By Braxton Wright
Comments 6
For this blog post, I am going to write about the different kinds of potential agents in a real estate transaction. First of all, there are general agents. General agents act for their client in multiple transactions or different parts of a transaction. These are not the most common kind of agent...
here are questions you should be asking yourself before moving to a new state to ensure that your next big move is the best choice for your family. Fortunately, we’re here to break it down for you. Here are ten things to consider when you’re determining how to move to a new state.1. The Housing M...

By Steve Groom, Trusted Solutions for Maryland Homeowners
(Maryland Home Buyers)
Comments 6
Do you know how to determine the TRUE market value of your home or property in Baltimore? Whether you are selling your house or not, its a good idea to keep tabs on the value of your home. We can help! Learn how to do it in our latest post!Many sellers think they know what their house is worth bu...

By ryan jones
Comments 4
I watched this really funny real estate agent video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhWHPTxO9ko related to unprofessional conduct.  One thing that stood out to me was the agent had to look at the listing or flash cards when the principals asked questions.  I think we all could say that memorizing...

By Scott Kellner
Comments 4
MisrepresentationDual Representation Without ConsentFalse AffiliationMoney ProblemsUnauthorized Consideration

By Brian Gardner, I help real estate agents grow their business.
(Agent Engine)
Comments 6
Hello fellow ActiveRainers, my name is Brian Gardner, and I am new around here. I am not an agent, but the co-founder and CEO of Agent Engine. As this blog’s title indicates, I am also a web designer and have a soft spot for the real estate industry.Let me explain.In the summer of 2018, I sold my...

By Derek Tague
Comments 3
Honesty plays a crucial role in the real estate in industry. So many agents are driven to have many clients and have successful transactions with these clients and the way to do this is thruogh honesty. It all starts by developing a reutation for yourself that people can trust. Once people trust ...

By John Taylor, U.P.L.I.F.T
(Lokation Real Estate)
Comments 6
Whether good news or bad news, any communication is 🔑 when it come to a professional relationship. Communication does what to people? Ah yes, brings them together! If you are in constant communication with someone you will develop a???? You got it, a relationship, now what comes in a relationship...