ActiveRain Success Stories

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 almost 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 almost 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 almost 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 almost 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 almost 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 almost 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 almost 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 almost 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 almost 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."
james dover: Real Estate Agent in Katy, TX james dover said almost 3 years ago,
"I have used the advice on actiiverain many a time. It once helped me to close a very difficult shor sale."
Mark Lasseur: Home Inspector in San Bernardino, CA Mark Lasseur said almost 3 years ago,
"I'm starting a new home inspection business in San Bernardino County and Russel Ray, a home inspector in San Diego that I've known for almost twenty years, said that if he were starting any kind of real estate business in today's world, and knowing what he knows about activerain, this would be the first place to start by establishing relationships with activerain people in my service area. Now if I could just get him to pay the $70 per month for the membership."
Gerald McWilliams (Marketing): Services for Real Estate Pros in San Diego, CA Gerald McWilliams (Marketing) said almost 3 years ago,
"Although I don't do any blogging here at ActiveRain, it's pretty easy to make connections with people seeking help with specific problems. Not surprisingly for a social networking site, most people want to see that you’re a social blogger yourself, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t people out there who simply want someone who can provide inexpensive solutions to their problems. Once I get some more individual success stories, also known as testimonials, I'll have more to offer the ActiveRain community, so don't count me out!"
Chris Walker (Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living): Services for Real Estate Pros in Ahwatukee, AZ Chris Walker (Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living) said almost 3 years ago,
"I love technology but I never have enough time to sit and write posts to my blogs. Activerain keeps it pretty simple for me to update my blog and in term I can give more information to people that are reading my posts."
Jason M. Keith, Lending in 5280 (WR Starkey Mortgage): Mortgage and Lending in Parker, CO Jason M. Keith, Lending in 5280 (WR Starkey Mortgage) said almost 3 years ago,
"Active Rain has been the foundation for my social media learning experience. I've built great relationships and learned so much about the industry. Thank you AR!"
Tara B. Downing, Homes For Sale - Mineola Port Washington (Village Properties ): Real Estate Agent in Mineola, NY Tara B. Downing, Homes For Sale - Mineola Port Washington (Village Properties ) said almost 3 years ago,
"My real estate partner and I have the same success story. While our website was crashing on a daily basis, and we were lucky to be receiving 10 hits per month for a while, we were both found by past clients and, now current clients, by way of Active Rain. Their results go so high on search engines, Active Rain members are found in what is otherwise a wild unknown on the Internet. I'd rather pay Active Rain for their hard work and the fact that they make me feel like all the members are part of a big team. With over 200,000 members, the site cannot be beaten. If you have any involvement in real estate, please don't join. I'd love to keep this as my little secret, but I don't think its working! Thank you Active Rain."
David St. Germain (MetroHomesMarket.com): Real Estate Agent in Saint Paul, MN David St. Germain (MetroHomesMarket.com) said almost 3 years ago,
"American Dream

10% Cash Back – BUY & SAVE

When you work with us and participate in our Cooperative Search Process, you receive 10% cash back of fees we receive from the seller, when purchasing a home for $200,000 or more. This could amount to thousands of dollars to put in your pocket as a reward for your participation. (We also have plans for homes selling for less than $200,000)

Our negotiating strategy is designed to get you the very best price on your home. We’ll sit down together and go over the past sales history, appreciation or depreciation for the area the property is in, current market trends and more, so that you save thousands of dollars on the purchase.


•Compare Pricing to Similar Properties
•Cooperative Search Process
•Property Search Emails
•Identify Individual Preferences
•Negotiating Strategy
•MLS & 1000’s Website Listings
•Attend Closing Transaction
•Experienced Real Estate Support

Working together, we can find a perfect home within 30 days and save you thousands over traditional Realtor."
ActiveRain University (ActiveRain University): Education & Training in Seattle, WA ActiveRain University (ActiveRain University) said almost 3 years ago,
"The ActiveRain University Success Story - The Best ActiveRain Success Stories are those shared by our members who attend the on-line training webinars and then apply what they learn to enhance their on-line presence, grow more meaningful relationships, build successful Real Estate Business Blogs, and better their Social Media and Marketing skills. ARU is proud of our student/members for taking the time to learn what it takes to make it in the new WEB 2.0 world. "The Way We Do Business Has Changed!""
James Bingham (Mission Hills Mortgage Bankers): Mortgage and Lending in Fresno, CA James Bingham (Mission Hills Mortgage Bankers) said almost 3 years ago,
"ActiveRain Has Been a great vehicle to meet new and qualified agent relationships in the industry."
Melanie Serrato, CA Realtor - Corona-Norco-Eastvale Homes (Melanie Serrato, Rawlings Realty ~Corona, Norco, Eastvale Ca): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Norco, CA Melanie Serrato, CA Realtor - Corona-Norco-Eastvale Homes (Melanie Serrato, Rawlings Realty ~Corona, Norco, Eastvale Ca) said almost 3 years ago,
"I have always done well in my business once I'm in front of a client, because I truly care about them and that is demonstrated in our work together. The problem, as for most professionals, is in getting that client in front of me! Active Rain has allowed me to work with people who would never have found me otherwise, by helping increase my web presence. Thank you Active Rain for giving me the opportunity to help more people!"
Kim Quintal (Cornerstone Realty): Real Estate Agent in Fortuna, CA Kim Quintal (Cornerstone Realty) said almost 3 years ago,
"ActiveRain is a wonderful resource for real estate. I have found agents in other areas to assist clients in their relocations and also gathered wonderful information from internet ideas to transaction details. Just recently, I was contacted by an agent in another state through ActiveRain to list a house for sale here in Fortuna. Sold it in 90 days!"