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 Jennifer Gager, ABR, SFR, Real Estate Solutions for your Dreams
(JLA Realty)
Harris County is located in the southeastern part of Texas and is home to the city of Houston, one of the largest cities in the United States. This area is known for its diverse cultures, delicious food, and vibrant nightlife. In this blog post, we will explore some of the best things to do in Harris County, Houston Texas. 1. Visit the Space Center Houston The Space Center Houston is a must-visit attraction for anyone who is interested in space exploration. This center is home to NASA's Mission Control and provides visitors with a behind-the-scenes look at the space program. You can take a tram tour, see real spacecraft, and even touch a moon rock! 2. Explore the Houston Museum of Natural Science The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a fascinating place to visit for anyone interested...
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By Jason Danzi, Real Estate Media Company Serving NJ & NY
(Danzi Photography)
What is ChatGPT?ChatGPT is a large language model created by OpenAI. It is designed to understand natural language and generate relevant and coherent responses. It can be used in various applications, including chatbots, virtual assistants, and content creation.Real estate agencies can benefit from ChatGPT in a number of ways. For example, ChatGPT can be used to: Provide personalized customer service: ChatGPT can be used to answer common questions from clients, such as "What is the current interest rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage?" Generate property descriptions: ChatGPT can help real estate agents create compelling property descriptions that highlight the features and benefits of a property. Provide market insights: ChatGPT can be used to analyze market data and provide insights into...
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By Brandon Vonk
I'm a student just getting started with my training and this is part of my assignment but I truly to do have several thoughts and questions so far. I'm an RN and I have an MBA but I've finally decided to pursue a real estate license because it's just something that has interested me for years. I have a few rental properties and I want to use my license to expand my base by pursuing property management. As I've been learning the various ways that a license could be suspended or revoked, my question(s) have to do with the focus one should hone in upon with this particular area to ensure that one never makes mistakes that could put their license at risk. I'm interested in hearing from those with this niche where the greatest risk lies and how to avoid the pitfalls. Thank you for your parti...
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By chayton crosby
(Industry observer)
False advertising is good! Right? Well... not if you want to lose your license.False advertising in real estate can occur when a real estate agent or broker makes false or misleading statements about a property or its features in order to persuade potential buyers to make a purchase. This type of dishonest behavior can cause significant harm to buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals alike.Real estate agents may also engage in false advertising by making promises that they cannot keep. For example, an agent might claim that a property will appreciate in value significantly over a short period of time or guarantee that a buyer will be able to resell a property at a profit. These types of claims can be difficult to substantiate and can ultimately result in disappointment and financ...
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By Ashley Maxwell
(Beam & Branch Realty)
Discover the charm of Granbury, where home is just the beginning. This is an amazing place to visit or call home! Granbury, Texas is a charming city located in Hood County. Here you'll find a rich history and beautiful architecture, Granbury has something to offer everyone. Whether you are a history buff, outdoor enthusiast, or simply looking for a peaceful escape, this city is sure to leave a lasting impression.   Historical Significance: Granbury has a rich history that dates back to the Civil War era. The city is named after Confederate General Hiram B. Granbury. The town square, which is now a National Historical Landmark, is surrounded by Victorian homes and 19th-century storefronts, providing visitors with a glimpse into the city's past.   Outdoor Activities: Granbury is home to ...
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By Aychel Schultz, Family Home Design and DIY
(in the house of david)
People always ask "where do you see yourself in 5 years?". We moved into our home late 2017, we only had two babies then and in those 5 years we've added 2 more, found the courage to wet my feet in the blogging world, and we enjoyed updating, renovating, and decorating our new family home again and again -- constantly changing it as our lives were changing.For the longest time, it felt like diaper stations, baby-lounge areas, safety gates and soft corners were the hottest design must-haves.  And as most trends, they don't stay -- our priorities then morphed to making sure we had enough seats at the dinner table for everyone, creative toy solutions, "big kid" bedrooms and organizational hacks . Suddenly, we found ourselves in the sports and homeschool era. It's a really fun, crazy and ma...
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By Jonathan Schultz & Ashley Novak, Real estate team serving Los Angeles and South Bay
(Novak Schultz Real Estate Group)
Redondo BeachRedondo Beach, California is a laidback, lovely coastal city in beautiful Southern California located 5 miles south of LAX International Airport along the Pacific Ocean. Redondo Beach is the South Bay’s oldest and largest beach community with a population of 67K.  It is the most populous city along the California coast. Redondo Beach is bordered by Hermosa Beach to the north, Torrance to the east and Palos Verdes to the south and the Villas North section of North Redondo borders Manhattan Beach. The city's highly rated public schools and the sense of community are big draws to Redondo Beach.Redondo Beach CommunityRedondo has a great sense of community with movie nights, concerts at the pier, Farmer’s Markets, annual Kite Festival, Beach Life Festival, Holiday Boat Parade, t...
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By Jeff Teichert, Small town agent in Utah
As a real estate professional, your reputation is everything. Your clients and customers rely on you to provide them with accurate information, sound advice, and expert guidance. In order to maintain a positive reputation and build a successful career, it is crucial to maintain a high level of professionalism in all aspects of your work.Professionalism in real estate can mean many things, from dressing appropriately and showing up on time for appointments, to providing ethical and transparent advice to your clients. Here are some key reasons why professionalism is so important in real estate:Trust and CredibilityReal estate transactions can be complex and emotional, and clients want to work with someone they can trust. By presenting yourself as a professional and demonstrating your expe...
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By Lili Nguyen, The professional photo editing service you need!
Don't worry if you find out that I am also a newbie on AR because these tips are not from me :)I registered my account just 5 days ago and have been browsing various things, from blogs to groups. I ended up in the Q&A forums and posted a question asking for advice on AR.Guess what?25 RainMakers and Ambassadors, who are fully experienced on Active Rain, answered my question with various insightful tips. Some even checked my profile to give advice on what I could improve. With their help, I built my very first networks on AR. (Maybe my tip for you is to post a question?)So I decided to compile all the tips and start my first blog! (Thanks for every answer I received). Check out the tips below or visit the Q&A to get new tips or provide me with some! Be authentic. Consistently blog daily. ...
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By Black Stone Estate Agents, Black Stone Estate Agents is an award-winning real
(Black Stone Estate Agents)
A significant and challenging step is selling your home. Because there are so many things to consider and details to manage, it can take a lot of work to make your house ready to sell and sell as quickly as you would like.On the other hand, there are professionals available who can assist in accelerating the process. In this post, we will introduce you to one such professional, the agent, and explain why dealing with them can benefit you in more ways than one.What exactly is the role of a professional agent?Real Estate Agent Manchester is the name given to someone who works professionally in the real estate industry and represents buyers and sellers in the Greater Manchester area. Hire a professional real estate agent. They can help you sell your house more quickly by providing their sk...
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By Dylan Gallagher, Residential Property Management company serving LA
Even in a day and age with Yelp, Google Reviews, texting your buddy, we still hear how difficult it is to find a good property management company. From Fraud to Failure we've heard a lot of stories around the campfire about the illusive nature of a good PM Team. JRealty Property Management strives to be communicative, honest, and knowledgeable, Three hallmarks of a great team Question for you: What do you look for in a Property Management Company? How have your needs changed over time?
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Buyer flipped this property and profitted 1.2M after the remediation was done. Leaking underground hydraulic car lifts were removed and closure letter presented to lender.  Watch video
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By Jon Nelson, Real Estate Agent/Auctioneer - Valuation/Advisory
(Seaport Real Estate Services)
Seaport Real Estate Services is not just where I keep my license, its why I keep it. Here are the Reasons:       Culture – From the beginning, my intention was to become licensed in real estate with a specific purpose beyond just “selling”. The goal was to merge a real meaning with the financial rewards it can provide, doing something I truly believe in. This is the guiding principle at Seaport.       Systems & Resources – With a previous appraisal background, I’ve had the advantage of adopting my own “numbers” approach, leveraged by access to proprietary valuation systems and software engineered in-house at Seaport. When consulting Buyers, Sellers, and other Agents on property values, I don’t have a “presentation”, I have a specific philosophy rooted in Valuation, and I stand behind it...
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By Steve Depoe, We are here for you
(The Rose Realty Team)
Though the housing market is no longer experiencing the frenzy we are experienced a year ago, buyers are showing their interest in purchasing a home. According to U.S. News:Housing markets have cooled slightly, but demand hasn’t disappeared, and in many places remains strong largely due to the shortage of homes on the market.That activity can be seen in the latest Showing Time Showing Index, which is a measure of buyers actively touring available homes. There was a  62% jump in showings from December to January is one of the largest on record. There were also more showings in January than in any other month since last May. As you can tell, it’s normal for showings to increase early in the year, but the jump this January was larger than usual, and a lot of that has to do with mortgage ra...
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Real estate agents are responsible for providing their clients with the highest level of service and expertise in the industry. Unfortunately, some agents fail to uphold their fiduciary duties, leaving their clients vulnerable to financial losses and other problems. A fiduciary duty is a legal obligation to act in the best interests of another person or entity. In the context of real estate, this means that agents must always act in the best interests of their clients. This includes providing honest and accurate advice, protecting their clients’ confidential information, and avoiding any conflict of interest. When agents fail to uphold their fiduciary duties, they can be held liable for any financial losses or other damages their clients suffer. This is why it’s so important for agents ...
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By Vancouver Presale VIP, 3012 Boundary Road, Burnaby, BC V5M 4A1
(Vancouver Presale VIP)
Vancouver Presale VIP3012 Boundary Road,Burnaby, BC V5M 4A1Phone No:- 604-961-3559 About Vancouver Presale VIPOur experience is helping our clients buy and sell Presale Condos or Townhomes in Vancouver. It is quite different than purchasing a move-in ready home that is already built. Whether you are a first-time presale buyer or an experienced investor expanding your investment portfolio, let my knowledge and expertise make your investment an easy, straightforward transaction. I would love to help you find your dream home in a neighbourhood right for you and in the price range you wish. Or if you are interested in selling a property, I also have the tools, skills, and experience to help you get the fastest sale possible and at the best price.    
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By River District Homes, 4481 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC V5C 0L6
(River District Homes)
River District Homes4481 Hastings Street,Burnaby, BC V5C 0L6Phone No:- 604-961-3559 River District Homes. River District Homes is your number-one resource for new real estate listings, properties under development and homes for sale in the South Vancouver River District. If you think you might be interested in living in or investing in a River District home, we are the people to talk to. For those hoping to sell their River District home, we provide a home evaluation consultation free of charge. Using the most intelligent marketing tools, we are dedicated to maintaining a high level of service and client discretion, making for an enhanced sales experience. Our listings are represented not by one individual but by a group of specialists in order t...
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By William Koonce
(Chicago Realtor Group)
The sewer camera inspection is a vital process for maintaining a healthy and safe sewer system for homes. It is a cost-effective way to identify potential problems and keep the sewer system running smoothly. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of sewer camera inspections and how it can help keep your sewer system in top condition. If you are buying or selling a home it is good to know your sewer line and drains are all in good working order. Sewer Line Inspections  Sewer line camera inspections are important for identifying potential problems and keeping the sewer system running smoothly. During a sewer scoping inspection, a qualified plumber will inspect the sewer line using a specialized video camera that has a flexible rod attached. This allows the plumbing technician to ge...
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This chapter of the Bankruptcy Code provides for adjustment of debts of an individual with regular income. Chapter 13 allows a debtor to keep property and pay debts over time, usually three to five years. The provision of legal advice will often involve analysing a set of facts and advising a person to take a specific course of action based on the applicable law. 
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By The Ben D'Ovidio Group, 3010 Boundary Road, Burnaby, BC, V5M 4A1
(The Ben D'Ovidio Group)
The Ben D'Ovidio Group.3010 Boundary Road,Burnaby, BC, V5M 4A1.Phone No:- 604-499-1996 About Ben D'Ovidio,Top Burnaby Realtor Ben D'Ovidio grew up in North Burnaby. Coming from a family of highly successful Vancouver and Burnaby Realtors, he quickly learned the ins and outs of the city. Growing up in a large Italian family with deep roots in Burnaby walks for coffee on Hastings Street while overlooking the Mountains became a favourite pastime. These fond memories inspired Ben to share the incredible qualities Burnaby has to offer and ultimately help others create these memories. Meet Your Top Burnaby Realtor Ben D'Ovidio Top Performing Burnaby Real Estate Agent Quickly building up a reputation for putting customer service first organically led to Ben becoming a ...
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