Hard, Cold Facts about ActiveRain referrals: I just got a nice sized check in the mail

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Real Estate Agent with John Aaroe Group BRE #01708344

Hard, Cold Facts about ActiveRain referrals: I just got a nice sized check in the mail.

I had some clients that are relocating to the Los Angeles area, and needed to sell their home in Oregon.

What did I do?

I went straight to ActiveRain and started looking for agents in that city.

I combed through many agents, read some of their blogs and looked at some of their experience and closed listings.

Experience to get the job done was important, but I was also looking to match personality profiles between the clients and the agents.

Then I found what I thought to be the perfect match - Bobby Stevens.

Bobby is an ActiveRain member based out of Eugene, Oregon

Here is his ActiveRain profile:  http://activerain.com/bobbystevens

His blogs were informative, well-formatted, and really showed his experience as an agent.

My intuitions were correct.

Bobby listed and closed my clients home in 60 days.

I just got my referral check in the mail this week.

Kudos to Bobby for being such a Pro, and for being a closer.

Kudos to ActiveRain for providing the online networking platform to make it happen.

Cha-Ching.....$$$$$

Ralph Gorgoglione

Los Angeles Real Estate

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Rainmaker
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Pippa Mac
Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring - The Woodlands, TX
The Woodlands TX Real Estate

Ralph ... wow, LOVE to hear the success stories of AR!!!  Thanks for sharing!  pippa

May 21, 2010 05:27 PM #1
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Jerry Murphy
Long Real Estate - Anthem, AZ
Anthem AZ Real Estate

Hi Ralph,

Keep us in mind if you ever have anyone heading over to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.  Although I believe the L.A. people are boycotting us at this time right? :-)  Thanks.

May 21, 2010 05:29 PM #2
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Steve Merson
Keller Williams Realty - Austin, TX
CNE, e-PRO

Hi Ralph,

That's great news! If you ever need any assistance in Austin, Texas please don't hesitate to give me a call.

Thanks!

Steve 

May 21, 2010 05:31 PM #3
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Ralph Gorgoglione
John Aaroe Group - Los Angeles, CA
California Real Estate (800) 591-6121

Jerry,

I could imagine the political climate is not very easy for anyone to deal with in Arizona right now.

I'll keep you in my file for your area.

May 21, 2010 05:33 PM #4
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Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

It is always nice to hear about positive results from referrals. I read one a few months ago that was pretty negative, but it sounds like you did your homework first and then had good results.

May 21, 2010 05:35 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Nancy Conner
Managing Broker - City Realty Inc - Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA

Nice!  I love being able to find someone here in Active Rain for a referral as you really can get a feel for who they are and how they do their business.  My favorite go to spot when I have a referral to place!

May 21, 2010 05:43 PM #6
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Kimberley Kelly, SFR, HAFA
HK Lane, Christie's International Affiliate, 760-285-3578 - La Quinta, CA
I do Real Estate like I played polo-to WIN!

You go Ralph!  I just referred a client to a Broker in AZ..we'll see how it goes.  Way to network.  Good on you..

La Quinta, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage..if you ever need any information on the desert..

May 21, 2010 05:44 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Paige Walker
Louisiana Lagniappe Realty, LLC - Pineville, LA
Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA

Way to go Ralph and Bobby! That's one of the things I love about the AR network!!

Don't spend it all in one place!

May 21, 2010 05:50 PM #8
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Shannon Lewis
Beringer Realty - Champaign, IL
Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL

Very cool. I haven't had the opportunity YET to use AR for referring purposes, but I'm looking forward to the day it happens! Makes you thankful we live in an era where technology can be used in such a way!

May 21, 2010 05:55 PM #9
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Bobby Stevens
Windermere Real Estate/Lane County - Eugene, OR
Realtor, Eugene, Oregon

Thank you again for the referral Ralph, and extra thanks for dropping my name in your post!

This is my first AR referral success story!

Cheers!
Bobby

May 21, 2010 10:56 PM #10
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Jim Hale
ACTIONAGENTS.NET - Eugene, OR
On the Move for You! - Eugene - Springfield Oregon Real Estate

Ralph -

Bobby is an excellent choice.  I have referred to him myself.

May 22, 2010 06:08 AM #11
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Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

Why is nobody using the 'like' button? This is a perfect post for clicking on the like button.

May 22, 2010 09:42 AM #12
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Rebecca Gaujot, RealtorĀ®
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County

Ralph, I also like to read about the success stories here in Active Rain...and as Melissa suggested I am going to click on the Like Button.

May 22, 2010 11:09 AM #13
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Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz
REALTY ONE GROUP - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 702.443.7156 - Las Vegas, NV
Commercial & Residential Real Estate Agent

Hello Ralph and that's what I am talking about and featured at one of the "Happiest" groups at Activerain ... HAPPY AT ACTIVERAIN 

VB ;-)

May 22, 2010 11:18 AM #14
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Susan Hamblen
Exit Realty Achieve - Smithtown, NY
Making the world a happier place...one client, one

Hi Ralph,

Great success story. Go, go active rain!

May 22, 2010 12:16 PM #15
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Ralph,

Sounds like you're doing well with the referral end of things. Good for you.

May 22, 2010 12:23 PM #16
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Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Ralph, congrats to you and Bobby.  I've initiated a couple of referrals with other members, still hoping for things to work out.

May 23, 2010 09:42 PM #17
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Ralph Gorgoglione
John Aaroe Group - Los Angeles, CA
California Real Estate (800) 591-6121

Bobby,

My pleasure.

Thanks for your hard work and expertise.

May 30, 2010 02:35 PM #18
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