ActiveRain Success Stories

Lisa Schlitz, Realtor - Wellington, Florida Homes 561-214-3216 (Home Run Real Estate, Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Wellington, FL Lisa Schlitz, Realtor - Wellington, Florida Homes 561-214-3216 (Home Run Real Estate, Inc.) said almost 2 years ago,
"My Active Rain Success Story may not sound so WOW to anyone else but I have to say, it was a WOW day for me when I realized someone was actually following and reading my blog. A would-be client called on one of our listings, and of course I got the lead since I am the team's main Buyers' Agent. She never mentioned a word about my blog until one day I was showing her properties-probably the second or third time we had met, and I was talking with her about short sales and she said 'yes, I read your blog on Active Rain. That's why I called your office because I have been following your blog for quite awhile now". I tried not to appear shocked but form that point on, I began diligently blogging and commenting because that was proof enough for me that Active Rain works!"
We Travel to You! Expert Westside Notary Service (Blue Sea Notary): Real Estate Services in Santa Monica, CA We Travel to You! Expert Westside Notary Service (Blue Sea Notary) said almost 2 years ago,
"So, today I get a call from Sam. Names are changed to protect the innocent. He’s at the Volvo dealer waiting on his car with mortgage documents from Wells Fargo. Can I come notarize, of course I can. Forty-five minutes later I step into the Volvo customer-service lounge to find a young mother holding an infant peering at me with silver-blue eyes. Sam rounds the corner finishing a cell call from work and introduces the family, wife Sarah and his 3-month old daughter, Jenny. Sam and Sarah agree the dealership is too warm for Jenny, so she's not at her best, but precious enough for me. I try to work when all I really want to do is google with Jenny, “Hi precious! Hi, little poopsie! Aren't YOU a sweetie-pie!” I let out just a few coos. She likes me, smiling in that way that infants do without smiling that means they’re smiling? My heart skips grinning back. She coos, but I go to work. I mean, I don’t want to be Psycho Notary. "Yea, she notarized the docs, but she was way into the kid and we couldn’t get her to leave!" Not so good. Now let’s take a look at these documents. It’s a large loan package. I review them to make sure all tagged are those that require notarization. I find a couple the bank missed. I also advise that we update the notary verbiage to current California standards on two. Gotta get this thing funded. Ok, psycho notary is worth her fee. Sam takes a few more biz calls on the cell. Sarah discreetly nurses Jenny under this big cloak thing that Sam tells me he calls the burqua. Sarah needs to sign. Sam takes Jenny and BURP, Jenny goo-goos in after-meal heaven. Sam floods her with kisses. I consider standing and cheering...too much? Back to work, I stamp affidavits and tell them one last thing, they’ve signed an affidavit, so we need to take an oath. Let’s raise our right hand, as I indicate raising mine. Up goes Jenny’s little hand the size of a quarter, up goes Sam and Sarah’s. We laugh. Invoice paid, glad-to-meet-you’s, hand-shakes. Call me if you have any questions. Sarah says to me out-of-the-blue, so, what’s one of the coolest notary jobs you’ve ever been on? Some people can’t wrap their head around the fact that I’m mobile all day. I tell her that I’ve seen some amazing homes and businesses, I’ve met two beautiful women over the age of 100, inspiring. Wow, she says, not much here at the Volvo place. I don’t know about that, I tell her... Later it occurred to me, the stakes in that little dealership on Santa Monica Blvd, the place that secures the transportation for the loves in Sam's life. Those weren’t mortgage documents, but his family's future. And little Jenny just born 3 months ago... just another notary job? I don’t think so. (310) 383-3002 Owner: Amy Greenberg, Notary Public"
Beverly Femia, Broker Realtor Stager - Greater Wilmington, NC Are (Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage): Real Estate Agent in Hampstead, NC Beverly Femia, Broker Realtor Stager - Greater Wilmington, NC Are (Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage) said almost 2 years ago,
"Currently, we have our first Active Rain success story under contract and look forward to the completion of the build in summer 2012."
Kamal Jain (Discover Real Estate LTD): Real Estate Agent in Calgary, AB Kamal Jain (Discover Real Estate LTD) said almost 2 years ago,
"I have had people buy small business and have good life with very good income with 100k to 200k investment helped them get loans if required, had people buy investments houses have an good income etc"
John Lee ( Real Estate Agent in Boca Raton, FL John Lee ( said almost 2 years ago,
" offers a full suite of automated billing solutions that turn the telephone into a lucrative revenue stream, including: 800, and 900 numbers, billing & collection, programming and reporting."
Jeremy Dorn (Realty World Select): Real Estate Agent in Woodbridge, VA Jeremy Dorn (Realty World Select) said almost 2 years ago,
""Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." --Henry David Thoreau"
Jeremy K. Frost (Keller Williams Realty): Real Estate Agent in Dripping Springs, TX Jeremy K. Frost (Keller Williams Realty) said almost 2 years ago,
"Active Rain is great! It was amazing when at a listing presentation the sellers had already seen my me online and brought up my marketing and blog first. Talk about having the upper hand, internet presence is huge these days and Active Rain helps me and my team take full advantage of it."
Angel Ochoa (Success Realty Inc.): Real Estate Agent in El Paso, TX Angel Ochoa (Success Realty Inc.) said almost 2 years ago,
"We had a referral from another agent who chose us for our family makeup of special needs children and dedication to their future. My wife is president of the PTA and active with the state PTA as well as the local autism awareness group."
Mike  Sperling (Orlando Classic Homes Realty): Real Estate Agent in Longwood, FL Mike Sperling (Orlando Classic Homes Realty) said almost 2 years ago,
"Active Rain has allowed me to meet, help, and share opportunities with others that I may not have otherwise."
Paul Penner (RE/MAX Little Oak): Real Estate Agent in Abbotsford, BC Paul Penner (RE/MAX Little Oak) said almost 2 years ago,
"I don't take referrals lightly and ActiveRain allows me to research potential referral recipients to ensure they will positively reflect my professionalism."
Dave Kinkade (Home Locators Property Management   Tampa Florida): Real Estate Services in Tampa, FL Dave Kinkade (Home Locators Property Management Tampa Florida) said almost 2 years ago,
"I've been a member of ActiveRain since 2009 but only began really using it in May of 2012. The support and genuine interest in helping other people I've experienced from other members has been a refreshing surprise. I am looking forward to making a larger contribution to the community in the coming weeks and months. Thanks to everyone who has been so helpful!"
Sharon Moore (eRealty Services): Real Estate Agent in Buda, TX Sharon Moore (eRealty Services) said almost 2 years ago,
"A client I had lost touch with contacted me through ActiveRain and I listed their home and SOLD it! ... Thank you, ActiveRain!"
Paul Morris (AAA Realty Group): Real Estate Agent in Fort Lauderdale, FL Paul Morris (AAA Realty Group) said almost 2 years ago,
"A Recent first time buyer client said: "Thanks again Paul for all of your efforts and help changing lives!""