ActiveRain Success Stories

Patty  Peck Flagstaff Real Estate, Flagstaff REALTOR (Realty One Group / Mountain Desert): Real Estate Agent in Flagstaff, AZ Patty Peck Flagstaff Real Estate, Flagstaff REALTOR (Realty One Group / Mountain Desert) said over 3 years ago,
"My very first referral came from an Active Rain member!"
Cari Gennarelli, Realtor|Ecobrok (Marin Modern Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in San Rafael, CA Cari Gennarelli, Realtor|Ecobrok (Marin Modern Real Estate) said over 3 years ago,
"I just posted my first blog and received 6 very positive and supportive comments! Very exciting and motivating! I am hooked on blogging and on providing relevant and information content for consumers and agents. I also moved up 4 spots in my local market on Active Rain! My goal - #1 in Marin and San Rafael on Active Rain!"
Eric J. Gall, Business Intermediary w/ FBX Business Brokers (Florida Business Exchange, Inc.): Services for Real Estate Pros in Bonita Springs, FL Eric J. Gall, Business Intermediary w/ FBX Business Brokers (Florida Business Exchange, Inc.) said over 3 years ago,
"ActiveRain has assisted me greatly to become a leading business broker in the Southwest Florida communities of Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Gateway, Lehigh Acres, Marco Island, Naples, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and Sanibel and beyond."
Linda Esposito, NY Expert Home Stager, New York Home Stager Blog and Instructor (HouseSetters Home Staging Services): Home Stager in Rhinebeck, NY Linda Esposito, NY Expert Home Stager, New York Home Stager Blog and Instructor (HouseSetters Home Staging Services) said over 3 years ago,
"Connecting with ActiveRain agents around the country who want to learn more about staging gave me the idea to create a telephone class. I design the class based on the learning style of the agent, using PowerPoint slides, notes, photos and good old-fashion one-to-one talking to teach them how to stage their own listings! Lots of learning and lots of fun!"
Susan Ordaz: Real Estate Agent in Lancaster, CA Susan Ordaz said over 3 years ago,
"Love Active rain . It is a great way to connect"
Mike and Ellen Butters (Exit Cornerstone Realty): Real Estate Agent in Culpeper, VA Mike and Ellen Butters (Exit Cornerstone Realty) said over 3 years ago,
"While researching upcoming auctions, found a non-listed home that was going to auction within 5 days. Called owner and offered my help to save his home from foreclosure. Explained in detail his options and listed home. Three offers next day. Contacted his lender who stopped auction and accepted short sale. Slated to close in October, thus saving his credit and giving his family extra time to find a rental in the area. One happy family."
Doug Van Etten, Make your goals a reality with my help. (Cherry Creek Properties): Real Estate Agent in Grand Junction, CO Doug Van Etten, Make your goals a reality with my help. (Cherry Creek Properties) said over 3 years ago,
"We all know that the world around us is changing. The age of social media and two way communication between Realtors and the general public as well as our clients dictates that we need to change at a more rapid pace and more dramatically than ever if we are to stay in the game, stay relevant and remail successful.

Blogging, and ActiveRain as a blogging platform in particular, is one of my chosen ways to stay connected with professional collegues, trends in the business and industry and the home buying-selling public.

As I build the base of blogs to my credit I look forward to the information I share being relevant, useful, timly in some cases and timeless in others and of value to readers and other bloggers alike.

I look forward to this opportunity to share what I know, what I learn and to learn more through the process of blogging."
Jim Long (Crye-Leike): Real Estate Agent in Bentonville, AR Jim Long (Crye-Leike) said over 3 years ago,
"I listed a referral from a St Louis Realtor in an upscale neighborhood in Bentonville for $650,000 and sold for over 97% of list price. I was also referred as a buyers agent and sold a home for for $650,000 in Bentonville."
tina mata: Services for Real Estate Pros in Henderson, NV tina mata said over 3 years ago,
"I will help you out in any situation and give you my 100%. Ask any questions. The only dumb questions are the ones that ou dont ask."
Keith Nash, REALTORĀ® (Realty Executives Advantage): Real Estate Sales Representative in Saint Charles, MO Keith Nash, REALTORĀ® (Realty Executives Advantage) said over 3 years ago,
"The day joined Activerain I received over 20 postings congratulating me on my participation in Activerain.
I have since located a vendor on Activeain that came to the rescue in my real estate practitioner needs.
Looking forward to my future with this fine media, information outlet"
David Ablin (ReMax Unlimited Northwest): Real Estate Agent in Palatine, IL David Ablin (ReMax Unlimited Northwest) said over 3 years ago,
"I was found by old clients and we did another deal__ thanks Active Rain..."
Colleen McConnell, Tallahassee Retired Realtor: Real Estate Agent in Tallahassee, FL Colleen McConnell, Tallahassee Retired Realtor said over 3 years ago,
"ActiveRain is a valuable source of information for just about anything related to real estate and is the first place I go when I run up against a new problem relating to a real estate transaction."
Matthew Meyers (Keller Williams Realty Indianapolis Metro North): Real Estate Agent in Carmel, IN Matthew Meyers (Keller Williams Realty Indianapolis Metro North) said over 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 over 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 over 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 over 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 over 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 over 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 over 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, Real Estate (Phoenix Realty Co., LLC): Real Estate Agent in Bridgeton, MO Tracy Larkins, Real Estate (Phoenix Realty Co., LLC) said over 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."