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 Emily Charles
Comments 8
It may seem obvious that in any professional setting if you break a rule, there will be a consiquence. But what are the consequences to breaking a rule in the real estate industry? How serious are these consequences? The severity of the consequence will depend on the action- but can be serious en...

By Alexander Wagstaff
Comments 6
Rules are important in life, especially in real estate. Rules are important because they protect other people from scams and dishonesty. Nobody wants to be a victim of dishonesty especially when money is involved, which is why breaking rules in real estate is a big no-no.In real estate, there are...

By Jim Flauaus, Your Tax Problem Solver
(Anchor Tax Relief LLC)
Comments 6
I work with many Realtors who fall behind on taxes, and then don’t know the steps to settle with the IRS.It's easy for good people to fall behind. No one's withholding taxes from your commission checks. Your business is seasonal; strong sometimes, but weak at other times. And then closings that g...

By Blue River Apartments
Comments 0
Blue River Apartments is a boutique block of 4-holiday apartments located at the ocean end of Wooli, on the north coast of NSW. We provide activities like fishing, kayaking, cycling, walking, boating, whale watching, oysters, diving, mud crabs etc.Blue River Apartments has a fabulous 2 person oce...

By David Smith
Comments 5
As you know that there are a lot of products out there on the internet or in a physical store but only a few of them really qualifies to be called as best home improvement products.But before we dive into those home improvement products let us first understand as why we call them home improvement...

By Corinne Borio, You'll want Corinne on YOUR side of your next real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 34
Looking back at 2020 has certainly not been fun. Many of us probably wish we could wipe the slate clean and start over. I certainly do, this year was suppose to be an exciting year of personal and professional accomplishments...and wait... it WAS. Central New York real estate was one for the book...

By Ryne Lambert, Dedicated House Buyers in Green Bay, Wisconsin!
(Sell My House In Wisconsin)
Comments 22
Let me tell you a story about the first home I purchased through a real estate agent. It was eight years ago when I was searching for my first house. I was just 24 years old and dating my future wife, Kelly. We were ready to move out of our one-bedroom apartment on the east side of Green Bay. The...

By Westar Lending Group, Residential & Commercial Financing
(Westar Lending Group)
Comments 2
Over the past decade several “Government Sponsored Financing Programs” were set up to provide property owners an alternative way to pay for necessary or desired property upgrades.The “2” main Government Sponsored Loan Programs are:PACE              Property Assessed Clean EnergyHERO             H...

By Chuck Vander Stelt, is the smarter way to real estate.
Comments 7
Buying your first home can cause a bit of anxiety, but it should not be overwhelming. Buying a home is nothing more than a process, and you are surrounded by professionals the entire time. We want to give you some first home buyer tips and advice to make your first home purchase a smooth one.Tips...

By Lisa Olson
(KW Professional Partners - The Olson Properties Team)
Comments 12
AWESOME SURPRISE HOME FOR SALE!!! 👉Two bedroom, one bath home in the desirable Happy Trails neighborhood👉Enjoy all the amenities of this Great 55+ CommunityFor virtual tour/preview of this home, call Lisa at (602)920-7007.

By JEANETTE CHASWORTH ASID, CID, IHP, The Color Whisperer - Interior Design & Clearings
(The Color Whisperer Interior Design)
Comments 15
That old coffee pot is what got her dating again….Sharon was a recent widow and knew she had to make changes in her to life to get out of her funk.The problem was, she didn’t know how.Until she met me and …..had the coffee pot incident.You see I knew when I walked into her home, something was ami...

By Cheryl Karr, Helping you buy & sell real estate since 1985
(Solid Source Realty)
Comments 3
Linking your Instagram to your Facebook page has many benefits, including making it easier to manage your DMs. Katie Sehl December 14, 2020 Need to link your Instagram account to a Facebook page? You’ve clicked on the right how-to article. Since acquiring Instagram in 2012, Facebook has streamli...

By Heather Atkinson
Comments 9
As I go through my training to become a real estate agent, I've realized that much of what I'm learning appears to be common sense. I understand common sense is not too common, but to read about what some agents try to get away with is kind of comical. When it comes to agents or brokers being sne...

By Rachel Morin, morin2realty
Comments 9
Testing this out! I haven't done a blog since I was a founding distributor with DoTerra in 2008! So this is pretty foreign to me.  I'm looking forward to learning a lot and meeting wise people who can help me on my journey into the real estate world! 😄
Finding the best mortgage services and interest rates to buy a residential or commercial property is one of the best for novice buyers. Here are some basic tips and tricks about mortgages that will save you money and helpful tips for getting mortgage services. If you desire to buy your first home...

By Brandon Patton
(Real Estate Market Leaders)
Comments 6
Horn Rapids Real Estate - Richland WashingtonIf you are trying to buy a home in Richland Washington then now is a good time to start looking at what Horn Rapids has to offer. Horn Rapids is a Golf Course Community located in North Richland. This location is expanding like crazy and it is the area...

By Dennis Ovchinnikov, Your U.S. International Tax compliance specialist
(U.S. International Business Tax Solutions)
Comments 2
I specialized in international taxation from San Diego, California. I do consultation, tax planning, and tax compliance for nonresidents who own or are planning to buy a house in the United States. A foreigner is a nonresident alien if he doesn`t have a green card or has lived less than 6 months ...

By Matthew Smithson, Matt Smithson
(The Smithson Group)
Comments 5
So, how have you been managing your real estate transactions lately? Not so great, eh? It’s understandable. Whether a deal involves commercial or residential property, it can turn out to be a complicated endeavor for various reasons. The mountains of paperwork, the involvement of the third party...

By Tyler Palo, Student completing my pre-licensing course
(Agent Professor)
Comments 7
In today's increasingly cynical world, it seems consumers are often wary of falling victim to false advertisement.  However, businesses have almost taken this wariness as permission to meet that expectation of insincerity.  Every item you see in stores  is the "highest rated", or the "newest tech...

By Doug Wood
Comments 3
I am a student studying for the Real Estate exam. There is a lot of focus on ethics and honesty. In my previous lesson, I was asked to view disciplinary actions taken against licensees by the commission. I was so surprised to see the number of licences granted but put on probation due to criminal...