ActiveRain Success Stories

Sherry Brown (West USA Realty): Real Estate Agent in Phoenix, AZ Sherry Brown (West USA Realty) said almost 3 years ago,
"I have just completed a sale with a wonderful couple from Texas who relocated to Gilbert, AZ. In less than three days we found a home they loved in a wonderful area. We closed on their Bank of America loan in less than 25 days so their moving van could be unloaded directly into their home rather than having short term storage. They couldn't be happier and I'm happy to have worked with such a delightful couple thanks to an Active Rain referral!"
Carl Gresen (Charles Rutenberg Realty): Real Estate Agent in Clearwater, FL Carl Gresen (Charles Rutenberg Realty) said almost 3 years ago,
"JUst started with ActiveRain, but I'm sure I will have a story soon."
Phyllis Minik, Property Management (Western Shore Realty, LLC): Real Estate Agent in Saint Leonard, MD Phyllis Minik, Property Management (Western Shore Realty, LLC) said almost 3 years ago,
"I joined Active Rain a year ago and I had one sale as a result of my blog which closed last fall. What I like about the Active Rain leads is they attract the people I like to work with."
Lacey Lingenfelter (Preview Properties, Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Everett, WA Lacey Lingenfelter (Preview Properties, Inc.) said almost 3 years ago,
"ActiveRain has been a tremendous help to me in my real estate career. I have worked with many real estate buyers and real estate sellers in western WA and thanks to ActiveRain I have a good presence online. My website and technology skills have helped me develop a state of the art marketing program that can help my clients gain a competitive advantage when buying and selling real estate. When you use me to represent you as your real estate agent, you truly have "Real Estate Knowledge You Can Trust"."
Michael Nugent, Sells Corona, Eastvale & Riverside (Prudential Califoirnia Realty): Real Estate Agent in Corona, CA Michael Nugent, Sells Corona, Eastvale & Riverside (Prudential Califoirnia Realty) said almost 3 years ago,
"I am happy to say that because the power of AR and its internet influence, I was able to meet a ready to go and motivated couple whom purchased a property through me. It was an awesome first time experience for them and a very satisfactory for myself. Thank you Active Rain and keep on letting tho$e dollar bill$ rain my way."
Michael P. Cohen, Residential and Investment Specialist (Remax Access): Real Estate Agent in Mid City West, PA Michael P. Cohen, Residential and Investment Specialist (Remax Access) said almost 3 years ago,
"An Agent from Re/Max Acces contacted me and I left Premier Re after 8 good years to go to a full serive agency that offers greatr customer service and is really a nice place to work"
Lanette Branch, Bel Air, MD REALTOR (RE/MAX Components): Real Estate Agent in Fallston, MD Lanette Branch, Bel Air, MD REALTOR (RE/MAX Components) said almost 3 years ago,
"Where do I begin? O.K., at the beginning. I love the Rain because the Rain has been very, very good to me. Let's just say that I'm a RainMaker because ActiveRain has allowed me to sell up a storm. And then, let's just leave it at that, shall we?"
Sheri Cambareri (Village Properties of Mineola, LLC): Real Estate Agent in Mineola, NY Sheri Cambareri (Village Properties of Mineola, LLC) said almost 3 years ago,
"ActiveRain has been a God-send for me. During a time when our office was converting from our old franchise to our current ownership, our website was crashing regularly. Customers and past clients were able to find me through Active Rain and the way it hits the top of the search charts. It's amazing."
Bryan Austin (Marketing): Services for Real Estate Pros in San Diego, CA Bryan Austin (Marketing) said almost 3 years ago,
"Although I don't blog, I have been able to acquire some new customers simply by doing a lot of reading and contacting people when they indicate that they need help. I write blogs as part of the blog-wiriting industry, so I don't want to write something in my own blog here that I might want to use for someone else. ActiveRain is a great place to be if you want to work in real estate in any way. I often wonder why more ancillary services are not represented, like plumbers, electricians, roofers, etc. Seems like they would have a natural audience with all these real estate agents."
Michael Rohde (Sunstreet Mortgage LLC. Licensed Mortgage Professional): Mortgage and Lending in Tucson, AZ Michael Rohde (Sunstreet Mortgage LLC. Licensed Mortgage Professional) said almost 3 years ago,
"I realized today that after just a few days of logging in and doing a little maintenance just as you would on your web site can yield some good results in additional points and standing."
Kristie Kruger (Century 21 Foothills Real Estate Ltd.): Real Estate Agent in Lethbridge, AB Kristie Kruger (Century 21 Foothills Real Estate Ltd.) said almost 3 years ago,
"I constantly impress our clients using the statistics tracked by Active Rain regarding blogs. It is great to tell clients that a blog of their listing has been viewed a hundred times this week alone."
Tim  Brown (SunTrust Mortgage NMLS #843991): Mortgage and Lending in Richmond, VA Tim Brown (SunTrust Mortgage NMLS #843991) said almost 3 years ago,
"For me the biggest benefit of being involved in the ActiveRain community is being able to network with industry leaders. Having an active role in contributing, sharing, and learning is the true benefit. Accessing new business contacts is just a bonus to being a part of something that is helping me grow as a person and professional."
Colleen Lane, Kennewick Realtor, 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstate (Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale): Real Estate Sales Representative in Kennewick, WA Colleen Lane, Kennewick Realtor, 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstate (Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale) said almost 3 years ago,
"Our success is all about the folks we've connected with here on ActiveRain. Now, that's success!"
Joe Lane Richland, WA Realtor, 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com (Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale): Real Estate Agent in Richland, WA Joe Lane Richland, WA Realtor, 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com (Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale) said almost 3 years ago,
"I listed a nice home in Kennewick Washington recently. The gentleman called me from out of town. He needed to move his Gramma. As usual, I asked how he found me and he said he googled 'homes in Hansen Park' because he wanted to know what his Gramma's house would sell for. Our Hansen Park ActiveRain blog entry was near the top of his search. Well, it was one of my blog posts on a home we had listed in Hansen Park. This is not the first time we have received a listing from ActiveRain, and often times the listings are from other ActiveRain members. Thank you for the Google love and all that ActiveRain does for us!"
Chris Walters (Edisto Realty   Edisto Beach,SC    DiscoverEdisto.com): Real Estate Agent in Edisto Beach, SC Chris Walters (Edisto Realty Edisto Beach,SC DiscoverEdisto.com) said almost 3 years ago,
"My Success Story is not how quickly I sold a property with the help of ActiveRain. It is all about how in just 3 short weeks of joining this community much my online presence has increased.
My newbie report was selected as a featured post.
I was awarded over 10,000 points within 3 weeks.
I became the featured agent for Edisto Beach and Colleton County."
Robert Schmalz, Cal. Lic Broker (West Los Angeles Real Estate Group): Real Estate Agent in Santa Monica, CA Robert Schmalz, Cal. Lic Broker (West Los Angeles Real Estate Group) said almost 3 years ago,
"I am too new in the Rain to havea traditional success story but I do have a story. I have found a great home where I am learning and teaching, getting and giviing new ideas, it is a place to share my successes and my disaseters and lastly it is a place to share hurts. I have only been a Broker for 2 years and being a part of AR has really motivated me and given me direction. It is not only the tangible things for my SEO but it has given me a place to hang out and share."
Kim Caldwell (American Realty): Real Estate Agent in Lake Jackson, TX Kim Caldwell (American Realty) said almost 3 years ago,
"I have received leads and referrals from Active Rain. It keeps me up to date through the blogs and any information that I need I can ask this community."
Bryan Watkins (LRA Real Estate Group): Real Estate Agent in Mesa, AZ Bryan Watkins (LRA Real Estate Group) said almost 3 years ago,
"After trying to figure out how to get placement on Google first page, I was able to use Active Rain to get noticed by a potential client who was searching for a house in a unique location with specific needs. It was winter, so I call it earning 'cold, hard cash' in commissions. Thanks Active Rain!"