ActiveRain Success Stories

Thomas Rineberg, "The Broker that Gives Back!" (Spectrum Realty Services): Real Estate Broker Owner in St Johns, FL Thomas Rineberg, "The Broker that Gives Back!" (Spectrum Realty Services) said 10 months ago,
"Through Active rain, I recieved a referral alert, contacted the referring agent, helped a homeowner avoid foreclosure and collected a commission in the process. If you are looking for these kind of results in the Jacksonville, Florida Metro area, Contact Us Today!"
Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092): Home Stager in Fairport Harbor, OH Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) said 10 months ago,
"ActiveRain Rocks! Since becoming a member in March of 2010, I have made many friends and formed quite a few excellent relationships with other ActiveRain members. One that stands out the most is Margaret Rome. She is always willing to offer a helping hand with anything professional, a word of advice as a friend or just offer a caring ear when needed. We have had countless phone conversations and some day soon, I hope to meet Margaret in person.....I know it will be like a "reunion" with someone I've never met in person before.....hard to believe that's even possible, but ActiveRain makes it possible.....with the right people."
Natalie  Danielson (Professional Direction): Education & Training in Kirkland, WA Natalie Danielson (Professional Direction) said 10 months ago,
"I get email every week from Active Rain! People find me here all the time from prospective instructors, agents that need clockhours and relatives that I haven't seen in years! Thanks Active Rain! Check out my website at www.clockhours.com. If you are reading this and you are in the real estate business.. get connected here!"
Scott Baker, Realtor Homes for Sale in Cincinnati, West Chester, Mason, OH Area (www.eHomeReports.com Coldwell Banker West Shell): Real Estate Agent in Liberty Township, OH Scott Baker, Realtor Homes for Sale in Cincinnati, West Chester, Mason, OH Area (www.eHomeReports.com Coldwell Banker West Shell) said 10 months ago,
"Easily for me it has been the people that I have built an online relationship. I have never personally met any of them, but I now know them. The interaction that Rain has created has been fantastic, if you have a Real Estate question, The Answer is in the Rain, GUARANTEED. If it doesn't come to you, Simply ask. I won't say I am obsessed with The Rain, I intentionally limit my time so it doesn't take me away from my business. I have to, otherwise I would spend 3 hours a day in it. I defintely enjoy the various blogs from all the different characters and we certainly do have some. Some I remember from Real Times with John and freinds. So for me The Rain is information, opinions, laughs, new relationships built, and old relationships continued."
Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523 (William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty): Real Estate Agent in Danbury, CT Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523 (William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty) said 10 months ago,
"Active Rain brings me business on a regular basis. It gets several of my posts come up on the first page of Google. I have sold homes to clients who have found me on here and having this platform to advertise listings is something that very few agents in my area can offer prospective home sellers. I have learned many things that my broker did not teach me about real estate from all the various members of this outstanding community."
David L. Montgomery, David L. Montgomery (MULAMONT REALTY, LLC): Managing Real Estate Broker in Pontiac, MI David L. Montgomery, David L. Montgomery (MULAMONT REALTY, LLC) said 10 months ago,
"Since Mark Maupin invited me to join AR, I have started blogging -- which I never thought I would. I have also forged relationships with real estate professionals all over the country. Locally, I am featured in my city (Pontiac, Michigan) and have more blogs on Localism for Pontiac. I have gotten calls from investors and other professionals. In short AR has made me more visible than any other website to date. Oh, I almost forgot; I'm at the top of Google in a name search. Thanks AR!"
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging that Sells Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR): Home Stager in Portland, OR Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging that Sells Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) said 10 months ago,
"After a few years of blogging on Active Rain, exposure from national media continues to help my business grow due to increased attention from local consumers. Just recently, an online article from US News & World Report mentioned how home staging can benefit sellers, after interviewing me. Money Magazine also contacted me for an upcoming story, and Fox News picked up another story about home staging's benefits that ran on the Zillow Blog. Active Rain plays an important role in helping us gain media exposure, and results in more phone calls from prospective clients!"
Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction Builder Specialist! (Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie): Real Estate Agent in Saint Lucie West, FL Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction Builder Specialist! (Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie) said 10 months ago,
"I heard from a buyer today who said there were looking for a great short sale deal in Tesoro Preserve. They ran a google search for Tesoro Preserve and guess what they found... Short Sale Specialist Kevin B Tolbert as Tesoro Preserve is one of my farm areas and the target of my Active Rain Localism blog series. This is the second time this week I can absolutely contribute a buyer directly to my blogging on Active Rain. Let's keep up this partnership guys. Thanks so much. Here's the story... The wife called me tonight because THANKS TO ACTIVE RAIN, when you search for Short Sale Specialist of Tradition, Short Sale Specialist Port St Lucie, Jensen Beach, St Lucie West, or Short Sale Specialist Torino, you find me on the top or near the top of any google search. They read my very detailed blog on Short Sale Specialist and they called me, Kevin B Tolbert PA, GRI, CDPE. They explained that for the price they are preapproved for, the area they want only has short sales in their price range. And their agent for nearly a month told them that short sales never close, are a waste of time, and are too much trouble to deal with. To all realtors who still feel that short sales are a fad and you can just ignore them, please call me and I will pay you a referral fee and sell your client their dream home. I have closed 98% of my short sales over the last 2 years and enjoy helping sellers out of difficult situation or helping buyers purchase more home than they ever thought possible. So when you need to refer your short sale listings or buyers, remember Kevin B Tolbert PA, GRI, CDPE. I pay referrals and I CLOSE SHORT SALES. Kevin B Tolbert, PA, GRI, CDPE Keller Williams Realty of the Treasure Coast 1850 SW Fountainview Blvd Ste 200 St Lucie West, FL 34986 Direct: 772-834-0099 Email: kevinbtolbert@kw.com Website: www.SearchforSouthFloridaHome.Com Website: www.ISellPortStLucieLand.Com Blog: www.kevinbtolbertpa.com"
Johnna Johnson M. Psy: Real Estate Agent in Pearland, TX Johnna Johnson M. Psy said 10 months ago,
"I was a nurse before deciding to enter into the field of real estate. I enjoyed working with my patience but after 15 years the weight of lost of patients was more than I could bare. My mentor/patient advised I had a heart designed to help people make important decisions. He introduced me to the world of real estate before he was called, and here I am today, enjoying making dreams reality."
Maya Thomas LLC, Broker, Key West FL Historic Old Town Estates, Bungalows (Key West, Key Haven, Geiger, Sugarloaf, Cudjoe, Summerland): Real Estate Broker in Key West, FL Maya Thomas LLC, Broker, Key West FL Historic Old Town Estates, Bungalows (Key West, Key Haven, Geiger, Sugarloaf, Cudjoe, Summerland) said 10 months ago,
"An old college friend contacted me minutes after I created my profile."
Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588): Real Estate Agent in Chino Hills, CA Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588) said 10 months ago,
"Active Rain has been my best business decision in 2011, or maybe ever! Not only have I learned things about new technology, how to blog and how real estate is done in other states, but it has become a solid business, creative and social platform too. The AR community has a generous spirit that is welcoming to all!"
Sonya D. Jones, The Sonya Jones Group (REMAX Grand South): Real Estate Agent in Atlanta, GA Sonya D. Jones, The Sonya Jones Group (REMAX Grand South) said 10 months ago,
""The Sonya Jones Group will be responsive to short and long-term real estate goals, and included not only the customary quality of investor earnings and technical due diligence, but also provided intelligent and valuable real estate market insights and recommendations, giving us strong confidence in our investment decisions." Sonya will lead a group at REMAX with the understanding that "LEADERSHIP IS AN ACTION, NOT A POSITION". She intends to lead her team further than she has gone herself. Sonya is a rare native of Atlanta, Georgia and has been licensed since 1990. She has a high caliber of real estate knowledge, a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Finance in concert with extensive state-of-the-art technology skills to exceed her clients needs. Her team motto is "EXCELLENCE, EXPERIENCE, EXECUTION... The Sonya Jones Group!" Sonya understands clearly that experience and the application of knowledge alone is not enough, therefore, being on par in terms of price, quality, and a multiplicity of requests only gets you into the game. Remarkable customer service wins the game... That is why Sonya constantly holds up in neon signs that the customer is the boss. We have helped over 100 families relocate to Georgia in the last couple of years!"
Ellen (Ellie) Cerasuolo, CRS, GRI Broker (Executive Choice Realty, Inc.): Real Estate Brokerage in Annapolis, MD Ellen (Ellie) Cerasuolo, CRS, GRI Broker (Executive Choice Realty, Inc.) said 10 months ago,
"I can't believe I have only had one transaction, (in my entire career) fall out of escrow, or not go through! That sale was because the Buyer didn't want to go through with the transaction because of the seller not following through with the promised repairs. I still remember his name (although I can't devulge it) and it saddens me still that I couldn't make that homeowner go through with her promise; as she just wouldn't negotiate. My success is that I love what I do, so I do it to the best of my ability. I believe I can achieve it and I do! When I get down, I pray [that's just me not preaching] and I believe my strength comes from having lived a pretty difficult childhood. I moved around quite a bit [each of us born in a different state] and attended 4 elementary schools to begin with. I've lived on the West Coast, The East, The West again and now the East. I've had to be flexible and friendly; to fit into where ever I was living. I can help you do the same! I make so many friends [unintentionally] through selling people homes. I know it's business, but sometimes people just like to get together and be with whom inspires them! I'm a Humanitarian!"
Jay Jennings (Pendulum Properties, LLC): Real Estate Agent in Gulf Shores, AL Jay Jennings (Pendulum Properties, LLC) said 10 months ago,
"As a 2-man team in a very competitive market, Pendulum Properties has not just sustained its foot hold in this market, but has established itself as industry leader! From being a longtime serving member of the Baldwin County Association of REALTORS, the Alabama Association of REALTORS, and now a proud member of the NAtional Association of REALTORS (RSPS) Resort & Second Property Committee, Pendulum Properties looks forward to working with you!"
Kenneth Young, Young Kenneth  (USA Realty and Loans   ): Real Estate Agent in San Leandro, CA Kenneth Young, Young Kenneth (USA Realty and Loans ) said 10 months ago,
"Two successful closing that I referral to Florida agent. Two buyer closing transactions in Florida Orlando area that I referral from active rain network."
Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, "Your Full Service Professionals" (Keller Williams Greater Worcester): Real Estate Agent in Worcester, MA Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, "Your Full Service Professionals" (Keller Williams Greater Worcester) said 10 months ago,
"I haven't even been blogging for a year yet and am starting to get referrals through other agents on Activerain! One is closing this week! It's been such a wonderful community of real estate professionals. I recommend anyone in real estate to join. You'll learn so much!"
Jane Grant, Temecula Homes and Murrieta Homes (Jane Grant, "Temecula Homes", Southwest Real Estate): Real Estate Broker Owner in Temecula, CA Jane Grant, Temecula Homes and Murrieta Homes (Jane Grant, "Temecula Homes", Southwest Real Estate) said 10 months ago,
"I've received two new clients this month from my blog writing. ActiveRain has been the easiest way for me to get my name out to the public. I started blog writing with ActiveRain a little over 1 year ago and it has helped my internet exposure more than any other tool that I have. Even my own website!"
Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548): Education & Training in Erie, PA Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548) said 10 months ago,
"ActiveRain has provided me with a venue to connect with professionals in the real estate field around the globe. I have learned so much from others as well as honing my own skills. Thanks you ActiveRain. Mary Yonkers"
Will Hamm, Where There's a Will, There's a WAY! (Hamm Homes): Real Estate Broker Owner in Centennial, CO Will Hamm, Where There's a Will, There's a WAY! (Hamm Homes) said 10 months ago,
"I have only been a member of ActiveRain for a couple of months now and am already so impressed with the entire concept. Every morning I set aside time to go on ActiveRain and read what my colleagues have to say. I have found it to be a very inspiring forum which helps motivate me for the day ahead. I do enjoy blogging about things that have worked for me in my real estate career. I receive comments from people all over the country which always amazes me. I hope to move up the leader board in the months ahead, but for now I am just enjoying the rain shower."