ActiveRain Success Stories

Matthew Meyers (Keller Williams Realty Indianapolis Metro North): Real Estate Agent in Carmel, IN Matthew Meyers (Keller Williams Realty Indianapolis Metro North) said about 3 years ago,
"I have connected with so many people on Active Rain. It is a great place to get referrals and to network!! To hear people's ideas and wisdom about different things they are doing in real estate is absolutely priceless (indeed Active Rain is free), but it feels like I should be paying for something so great!! Thanks Active Rain."
Janet Paris (RE/MAX Fine Properties): Real Estate Agent in Scottsdale, AZ Janet Paris (RE/MAX Fine Properties) said about 3 years ago,
"Success can only be measured in the smiles on people's faces. That's the experience Janet Paris had after presenting a new marketing program to a listing client after working with Nick Barbisan, a Senior Loan Officer with "Amerifirst Financial, Inc". Nick showed me how to get "google juice" through posting my blog on "Active Rain" and other important social media and real estate sites. These are awesome tools for every agent and Nick is an awesome guy!"
Jeanne Hall (Declaration Title Company): Title Insurance in Houston, TX Jeanne Hall (Declaration Title Company) said about 3 years ago,
"In today's global business world, it is very important to utilize the relationships we form through our daily experiences with others. Service is the driving force behind our office. I throughly enjoy meeting people and being of service to realtors, loan officers, mortgage brokers, and others within the Real Estate industry. ActiveRain helps keep me up to date with excellent blogs regarding changes that I should be aware of, as well as linking me to other professionals in my area. It is a very useful tool that I use daily."
Jon Wnoroski, Summit County Realtor (America's 1st Choice RH Realty Co., Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Green, OH Jon Wnoroski, Summit County Realtor (America's 1st Choice RH Realty Co., Inc.) said about 3 years ago,
"I have been a member for some time (2008) thanks to Dawn Maloney and have learned so much from my fellow "Rainers." There is a multitude of experiened professionals in all aspects of our industry and each and every one of them makes a contribution in some shape or form. I respect each of my fellow professionals regardless of shared or opposing points of view."
Dominic Tartaglia, GRI, SLO first-time homebuyer specialist (Tartaglia Realty): Managing Real Estate Broker in San Luis Obispo, CA Dominic Tartaglia, GRI, SLO first-time homebuyer specialist (Tartaglia Realty) said about 3 years ago,
"I have learned so much from other members of the Active Rain community and have even picked up a referral from another member. Being a part of such a great and diverse group of real estate professionals not only keeps me inspired but has helped me to educate myself and inspire my clients and peers."
Jeanean Gendron, HUD Homes - Pemco Limited (Real Living Real Estate Professionals): Real Estate Agent in Redding, CA Jeanean Gendron, HUD Homes - Pemco Limited (Real Living Real Estate Professionals) said about 3 years ago,
"My ActiveRain success story is new and different. About a year ago, I took REO training in an effort to prepare and become an REO Listing Agent. I followed my coaching and took special trainings for designations and certifications. I created a resume and got an 800 toll free number. I got ready and not long after all this preparation.... about 6 months, I got a call from a HUD-Pemco Marketing Manager. She had found me as the Top Neighbor for Shasta County, CA. My Localism work has paid off in most of my business with referrals being the other portion. I got the Local Listing Broker contract for Pemco, Limited because of my work here in the RAIN! Thank you ActiveRain. We have now listed 11 HUD listings."
Sharon and Patrick Bates: Real Estate Agent in Park City, UT Sharon and Patrick Bates said about 3 years ago,
"ActiveRain had helped me connect quickly with area experts and industry leaders. I highly recommend it! It is a vital tool for the novice and expert alike."
Tracy Larkins: Mortgage and Lending in Saint Louis, MO Tracy Larkins said about 3 years ago,
"I am so excited about ActiveRain. I am continually learning and improving my knowledge of this awesome site. I am able to share and refer potential homebuyers to qualified professional realtors here. I look very forward to the relationships I hope to build on ActiveRain."
Andy Beiser (Beiser Realty, LLC): Real Estate Agent in Winneconne, WI Andy Beiser (Beiser Realty, LLC) said about 3 years ago,
"It's nice to see a great web community geared to our industry. So much knowledge!"
Mary Macy, Top Agents Atlanta Metro (Top Agents Atlanta Metro): Real Estate Agent in Roswell, GA Mary Macy, Top Agents Atlanta Metro (Top Agents Atlanta Metro) said about 3 years ago,
"I am so engaged and excited about the opportunities that Active Rain has brought to my business. I was a part of a mega office for 22 years with over 500 agents and enjoyed the relationships that I had with many of the agents in that office. We are now a small office, with just the 2 of us. The joy that Active Rain has brought to me is the feeling that I can communicate with the top agents in the nation about the issues in our industry on a day to day basis."
"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.): Services for Real Estate Pros in Kissimmee, FL "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) said about 3 years ago,
"My definition of success is much different than most people's. I define success in more personal ways. I relate my success on AR to the relationships I've developed here. My success lies within those relationships. Not a day goes by that I don't wonder how my peeps in this industry are doing. I laugh with them, I cry with them. I allow them to teach me and in return I teach them. It's a win win. AR proves that my belief that success is at its best when you bring folks along with you, holds true."
Lisa G. Hill, GRI (Florida Realty Investments): Real Estate Agent in Orlando, FL Lisa G. Hill, GRI (Florida Realty Investments) said about 3 years ago,
"My goal is to help as many clients as I can achieve their real estate dreams."
Firdos Kumandan, Home for sale new york (Keller Williams Land Mark II): Real Estate Agent in Queens, NY Firdos Kumandan, Home for sale new york (Keller Williams Land Mark II) said about 3 years ago,
"On the surface, it can seem that a real estate agent’s “job” is fairly simple: Write the offer, negotiate the terms, and collect a paycheck. However, sometimes there is so much effort beyond the paperwork that goes unseen, and often unappreciated.

And the sooner you select your agent, the sooner you can get started on the fun stuff—actually shopping for or selling your home!"
Stacey Matsuda (Century 21 Blackwell & Co.): Real Estate Agent in Boiling Springs, SC Stacey Matsuda (Century 21 Blackwell & Co.) said about 3 years ago,
"I have had numerous clients find me on Active Rain and thrilled that I am one of the realtors that is still in business. The Spartanburg Real Estate Market continues to be one of the most affordable places in the country to live."
Mike Norvell Sr, Norvell Consulting Group (Morris Williams Realty): Real Estate Agent in Leesburg, FL Mike Norvell Sr, Norvell Consulting Group (Morris Williams Realty) said about 3 years ago,
"I have successfully used the Active Rain Network to reach out across the country to find local professionals that can assist us in marketing nationwide. Also, I have made friends and professional relationships due to my membership here on Active Rain. Active Rain allows professionals to gain a national prospective from their computer."
Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages  - USDA loans - VA Loans ( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc): Mortgage and Lending in Cherry Hill, NJ Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans ( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc) said about 3 years ago,
"I have been a part of Active Rain since October 1st, 2006. I could be here forever on my successes of AR. After my first 13 months, I had my first closing. Since that time period, I have had over 30 closed transactions because of Active Rain. I would say about 85% of them have come directly from blogging, most from consumers reading my posts. Some from a few loan officers and some realtors that have read my posts. The other closings have taken place because of my direct contact with mostly realtors, and a few loan officers that have given me clients from networking with them directly through AR. This is the type of networking that I love. The realtor gets to know me personally through my posts. I have had the pleasure of closing 3 loans just with Katerina Gasset and her office. What's unique about this is that I am in New Jersey and she operates in Florida. This just shows some of the power of networking on Active Rain. Overall, I am very happy that I was introduced to this networking site. It taught me how to blog and how to get my voice out there... Thanks to all of those that work for AR and those that I have met because of AR. Thanks, Jeff"
Ron Kelleher, FHA, VA, Conventional, and Jumbo Home Loans in Arizona (Amerifirst Financial, Inc. - FHA, Conventional, Jumbo Loans): Mortgage and Lending in Scottsdale, AZ Ron Kelleher, FHA, VA, Conventional, and Jumbo Home Loans in Arizona (Amerifirst Financial, Inc. - FHA, Conventional, Jumbo Loans) said about 3 years ago,
"I've learned more in the last 2 days with Active Rain than I have in the past 2 years about Blogging and SEO. Thank you Active Rain!"
Paula Barrett (Century 21 Discovery): Real Estate Agent in Yorba Linda, CA Paula Barrett (Century 21 Discovery) said about 3 years ago,
"My partner Marcie Thomas and I received a lead for a buyer. We worked hard trying to find them that perfect home. Our clients fell in love with one of our Short Sales. 4 months later, they were in their 1st and last home. They were so excited. Stacey says the house sang to her when she walked through the door. Thank you Mimi for the Active Rain referral."