Success in the Rain

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Services for Real Estate Pros with ActiveRain, Community Manager

Hello ActiveRain!  Who's ready for some success stories?  As always, it was hard to choose but I feel I found some great ones to highlight. 

My hope for you all this celebratory weekend is to enjoy life.  Enjoy the people around you and tell them so.  We've had some members with heartache this week....and in their dark hours their message is clear....ENJOY LIFE!  Enjoy your loved ones, friends and neighbors.

Happy 4th Everyone!!!

If you have yet to write your own success story, I urge you to do so.  Simply go to your profile page and click "edit" located next to My Profile (edit). Scroll down until you see the spot designated for your ActiveRain Success Story.  Keep in mind this will not show on your AR profile but will be available to view on the ActiveRain Success Stories link located on our home page.  Not only are all the cool kids doing it but you'll be awarded 500 points!!!

If you would like to view more stories please visit ActiveRain Success Stories

Israel Rothman  (SocialMediaSystems.com): Real Estate - Other in Ventura, CA Israel Rothman (SocialMediaSystems.com)
"I have sold over $1,000,000.00 in products and services that I invented as a direct results of leads generated from blogging on Active Rain. It targets my market exactly...."

 

 

VICK PACHECO, REALTOR® SRES, GREEN,  SFR, TRC,AHWD /Century21 Carioti / (QUALITY SERVICE AWARD WINNING  OFFICE, ): Real Estate Agent in Orlando, FL VICK PACHECO (Century 21)
"Well, on a quick note the interaction with other agents is far more then any other experience. ActiveRain is by far the wave of the future in networking and agent referral. I must say in short time I have been with ActiveRain it surely has taken things in my business to an entire new level!...."

 

Jeanette Hemmer (Coldwell Banker): Real  Estate Agent in Clarksville, AR Jeanette Hemmer (Coldwell Banker)
"I just cannot tell everyone how Active Rain has inspired me. I have learned more on this site than any Real Estate class I have ever attended. When I have a bad situation in either listing or selling properties, I go to Active Rain and get help. Everyone is so kind and helpful.... "

 

Bethany Wilcox (Focus Real Estate  Group, Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Gainesville, FL Bethany Wilcox (Focus Real Estate Group, Inc.)
"Active Rain is instrumental in bringing real estate agents together with lenders, home stagers, land surveyors and other professionals agents must rely on to get the deals done and keep clients happy. Active rain is also a great resource to create a presence and help people find you!"

 

Diana Purcell, Mesa Arizona  REALTOR,Gilbert Az REALTOR (Solutions Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in  Mesa, AZ Diana Purcell (Solutions Real Estate)
"I love Active Rain, and I really learn a lot from the other agents on this site. Everyone is friendly, helpful, and encouraging. I have blogged my heart out and it has really paid off this last year. I closed at least 9 more deals this last year thanks to Active Rain!"

 

 

Jeff & Grace Safrin,  Broker /  Owners, Northwest Indiana (F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate): Real Estate  Agent in Valparaiso, IN Jeff & Grace Safrin (F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
"We had a Buyer actually make his Agent sit down in front of his home computer and email/contact us from our Active Rain Blog to set up a showing for a Property we had listed for sale and had written a Blog Post about. The Buyer BOUGHT the Home!..... "

 

Let it Rain my friends!

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Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager
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Rainmaker
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Marc Swartz
Toronto, ON
CPA, CA - Toronto, Durham & York Regions, Ontario

Kerrie - Keep up the great work on your weekly "Success" series.  It has been very successful. :)

July 03, 2010 07:37 AM #20
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Betsy Schuman Dodek
Washington Fine Properties - Washington DC Area Real Estate - Potomac, MD
SearchPotomacHomes.com

It's always fun to read the success stories! Have an excellent 4th of July!!!

July 03, 2010 08:22 AM #21
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Courtney Cooper
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Kerrie - I love that you share these:)  Active Rain is awesome!

July 03, 2010 10:12 AM #22
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Chris Olsen
Olsen Ziegler Realty - Cleveland, OH
Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate

Hi Kerrie -- This is always one of my favorite reads of the week, thanks again.

July 03, 2010 11:02 AM #23
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist

Kerrie, Thanks for the highlights of success stories. Congratulations to everyone on their success … wishing everyone in the Rain continued success and happiness.

July 03, 2010 11:29 AM #24
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Donna Chamberlain

I look forward to reading the posts each day.  I am new to real estate, so it is a great platform to learn.

Donna

July 03, 2010 12:07 PM #25
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Homes

It's great that you compile these stories for us to see!  Thanks.

July 03, 2010 02:18 PM #26
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Lydia Puller
Alain Pinel Realtors, Marin County Luxury Short Sales - Mill Valley, CA
Buying and Selling in Marin, Solano & the East Bay

It's nice to read a blog post about success. What I'd really like to hear about is the business people received as a direct result of blogging on Active Rain...that would really make my day!

July 03, 2010 02:38 PM #27
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Good work every one. I hope to be posting something soon.  Active Rain is the best.

July 03, 2010 04:43 PM #28
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Frank Castaldini
Coldwell Banker - San Francisco, CA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in San Francisco

A different kind of success story.  I do appear high up when someone is searching for partular real estate in my area...that's success enough for me.  I also have received calls where people have found me on the internet.  Multi-tiered approach!

July 03, 2010 05:25 PM #29
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Harj Gill
Speed Equity® Real Estate
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Thanks for the post Kerrie. I'm a clock hour instructor and tell ALL my students to join AR. You guys are great. Oh, not to mention the awesome training.

July 03, 2010 05:28 PM #30
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Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

I enjoy the success stories. Keep it up.

July 03, 2010 06:33 PM #31
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Brigitte Johnson
HomeSmart - San Diego, CA

I am fairly new on AR and not very active, but I just closed escrow on a home where the buyers contacted me from out-of-state based on my AR profile alone! Success! Beginner's luck?  I hadn't even written a blog yet....and I still haven't really gotten started doing much blogging. But I want to..... Now I am working with another out-of-state couple who found me on AR.  Thanks, AR!

July 03, 2010 10:38 PM #32
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Mike Henderson
Your complete source for buying HUD homes - Littleton, CO
HUD Home Hub - 303-949-5848

Get that big Active Rain server or hit router to shoot me some leads.  I'll write the best one ever :)

July 04, 2010 01:00 AM #33
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Tom Waite
Thomas Waite Real Estate Broker - Cypress, CA
So Cal-Apartment Bldg Investments

Kerrie:  Well thought out presentation.  Thanks for the tips and your extra effort in placing them in a concice ordered presentation.  And, Maybe, this should have been labled the luckiest ideas for another collegue to find.

July 04, 2010 02:34 PM #34
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Lesley Wagstaff
Re/Max Results Realty in Vancouver, BC - Coquitlam, BC
For Real Estate and Mortgages

The success stories are some of my favorites!!

July 04, 2010 10:18 PM #35
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Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN
SpousesSellingHousesTM

Wow - Thanks kindly for the mention Kerrie! Recently we blogged a testimonial from clients who actually mentioned blogging REALTORS make a difference nowadays in getting homes SOLD! 

Hope your holiday was great and I said a prayer for those you mentioned going through difficult times.

sincerely,

grace

July 05, 2010 02:31 PM #36
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Debe Maxwell
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hi Kerrie!  I hope you had a fabulous Fourth!  More great success stories--I love it!  Keep 'em coming!

And, hey, let's do that Orlando thing!

July 05, 2010 08:27 PM #37
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Stephanie Stringer
First Choice Loan Services NMLS#210764 - San Antonio, TX
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I love Jeff and Grace Success story.  If I am not mistaken they have not been in the business that long and having lots of success already!

July 06, 2010 11:51 AM #38
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Steve Shatsky
Prudential Texas Properties - Dallas, TX
Dallas Real Estate & Short Sale Specialist (214)213-0340

Hi Kerrie... I always love to read these!  Thanks for taking the time to compile them each week!

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