ActiveRain Success Stories

David Farrell, Licensed NY State Real Estate Broker (David V. Farrell Co.): Real Estate Appraiser in Garden City, NY David Farrell, Licensed NY State Real Estate Broker (David V. Farrell Co.) said about 3 years ago,
"While I have written several AR Success Stories in the past, my most recent is getting called by attorney and accountants looking for help in Estate and Gift Valuations. As mentioned above, I have spent my career honing skills in partial interest reports. Now, I am able to combine my experience as an auctioneer, real estate broker and appraiser to guide me in determining values for not only these partial interests, but also for liquidation values and other discounted values other real estate appraisers, attorneys and accountants don't feel qualified or interested in setting forth their own qualifications to back such reports. To re-state, I have spent my career developing a comprehensive basis and understanding in what a prospective purchaser would pay, and what a seller would accept, for the transfer of partial interests in entities owning real estate as their main, or only, asset. With respect to business valuations, Mr. Farrell's background and success story is in partial interest values in businesses in which their main or only asset is real estate. Active Rain has contributed to my success immensely insofar as countless new clients have found my services here, and even client's I haven't had the pleasure of dealing with in years have tracked me down due to the high profile nature of this site."
Mike Carpino, Broker-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist (Lake And Town Realty): Real Estate Agent in Cornelius, NC Mike Carpino, Broker-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist (Lake And Town Realty) said about 3 years ago,
"I recently signed up a buyer client through the referral network offers. I was one of many who was responded to the lead. However, after interviewing with the referring agent he was going to have his clients call me. It took a week or so until I heard anything,but after speaking with the potential clients they decided to use me to help them relocate from Atlanta to Charlotte. A buyers agency agreement was signed and we should be making an offer on a property in the next couple of weeks. ActiveRain is a tremendous networking tool and I am excited to be a part of this family.

Update: Executed contract July 7, 2009 Closing set for July 31, 2009 Sales Price $455,000 $5000 agent bonus."
Randy Hooker, Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek (Dreamcatcher Realty / Greater Phoenix Area): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Gilbert, AZ Randy Hooker, Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek (Dreamcatcher Realty / Greater Phoenix Area) said about 3 years ago,
"Well it's true confession time ~ I actually joined ActiveRain in 11/2006, but never got active until last month. I used to participate in a couple of Listserves (pre-blogging days) and loved it, but when my friends and acquaintances gravitated to AR, I dragged my heels and didn't follow. Man what a mistake that was! But since diving into AR this past month, actually in a little less than a month, I've already made more re-connections from many of my old buddies, and so many new friends that I cannot count them.

I started January 2009 with 750 points, and am now a little over 17,000 - and ranked 10th in AR in my home town of Gilbert, Arizona. I've already been able to make one referral to an AR member, and I've established some connections that are incredible! So for those of you that are new to AR, or nervous about getting active, I join Nike in saying, "Just do it!"

My 'success story' at this moment is that I'm re-energized and revitalized about real estate again. Prior to AR, I felt like I had one foot in the grave and was slipping in to coma. I'm now alive again! As soon as I have more statistical 'success stories', I'll update you. All the best to all of you!"
Eric Anderson, Fort Bragg Military Relocation Services, Fayetteville, NC Realtor (Prudential PenFed Realty (Fayetteville)): Real Estate Agent in Fayetteville, NC Eric Anderson, Fort Bragg Military Relocation Services, Fayetteville, NC Realtor (Prudential PenFed Realty (Fayetteville)) said about 3 years ago,
""Activerain has been part of my marketing strategy for years. What started out as just a way to get exposure to my listings, turned into a love affairs to share ideas with others. I have had moments, when I took a what I call the "Lazy Realtor Layoff". No More!! I knew the power of Activerain when when I was on my way to an appointment and received a message from an agent out of the DC area. She said, I have a customer in the Fayetteville Area and he needs his home listed and SOLD. Do you think you can handle it? The answer was "Absolutely"! The referring agent was Margaret Woda, who is rockstar on Activerain. At that moment, I knew the potential and then I've had many referrals that have followed. The only comment I can say is "Let it Rain, Let it Rain"!"
Steve Horn, Direct: 602-410-1656 (Keller Williams Sonoran Living): Real Estate Agent in Phoenix, AZ Steve Horn, Direct: 602-410-1656 (Keller Williams Sonoran Living) said about 3 years ago,
"Activerain has helped generate more hits to my website than I could of paying thousands of dollars to a PPC campaign, all of which I have done. After meeting Ricky Khamis and him showing my team the POWER OF THE RAIN we are taking it to the next level."
Feliciano Higuera: Real Estate Broker/Owner in Port St Lucie, FL Feliciano Higuera said about 3 years ago,
"I am full-time Real Estate Broker, I am fully committed in helping other specially does that need; my clients get the best professional service. I am currently hosting a radio show focused on Real Estate trends in our community, and strive to educate

I am full-time Real Estate Broker, I am fully committed in helping other specially does that need; my clients get the best professional service. I am currently hosting a radio show focused on Real Estate trends in our community, and strive to educate and assist my customer and clients in making the best Real Estate decision as it relates to the sale and purchase of a home."
Cathy Hickey/Branch Manager NMSL# 214814 San Antonio, TX Loan Officer (AmeriPro Funding, San Antonio North): Mortgage and Lending in San Antonio, TX Cathy Hickey/Branch Manager NMSL# 214814 San Antonio, TX Loan Officer (AmeriPro Funding, San Antonio North) said about 3 years ago,
"I have just recently opened my ActiveRain account and am looking forward to communicating with other accountholders on the site! I can't wait to start "Making It Rain"!"
Teena Jakowinicz, Farmington, Novi & Northville Homes sold (National Realty Centers): Real Estate Agent in Farmington, MI Teena Jakowinicz, Farmington, Novi & Northville Homes sold (National Realty Centers) said about 3 years ago,
"I have been getting great information from my time on ActiveRain. My blogs are getting better, websites are getting better and making some great connections. So far ActiveRain has been helping me with my business in a lot of different ways."
Pamela Bellah (John L. Scott): Real Estate Agent in Seattle, WA Pamela Bellah (John L. Scott) said about 3 years ago,
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Sherry Brown (West USA Realty): Real Estate Agent in Phoenix, AZ Sherry Brown (West USA Realty) said about 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 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?"