Our First Active Rain Success Story: Kudos to Kristin Moran!

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com SAL.2002007747

It's time to CELEBRATE another Success in the Rain Story!

 

A couple of months ago, a friend of Bill's at his day job asked for help finding a San Antonio agent for his daughter and son-in-law.  At the time, we were just really getting started with Active Rain and blogging, but rather than following our traditional referral path and hitting the RE/MAX directory, we decided to use Active Rain to help us find the right agent for this young couple!

It didn't take long looking at the Active Rain agents in the San Antonio area to narrow down to Kristin Moran as a strong candidate.  The fact that she also happened to be a RE/MAX agent was just a nice bonus!

We emailed her, and within minutes got a response back from her Blackberry that she was in a meeting, but would be interested and would contact us in a bit over an hour if that was okay?  Keep in mind, about 7 am her time, and she was all over it!  Impressive response time!  The later phone conversation just confirmed what we already suspected.

If life were simple, this would have been an automatic, but the young couple had been  given another name by a friend, so Kristin needed to win them over.  Of course, we should have known there could have been no other outcome but success for Kristin!  She won them over with her responsiveness and personality.

Shortly thereafter, the young couple came down to San Antonio, Kristin spent a couple of days house hunting with them and got them under contract and closed this month!  They couldn't be happier, Dad was happy with our help, and Kristin was an ideal agent to work a referral!  Did we mention the hand written thank you cards we got from her?  One for the initial referral, and another post closing!  We've never experienced anything like it!

So now, for the obligatory pictures!

Attempt 1, tried to capture the two of us with the check!  My arm is NOT long enough to hold a Blackberry Storm II backwards and click the picture button on the touch screen, so you get this!

Just the Two of Us

After multiple attempts at the first style, on to a picture of Liz holding the referral check!

Success in the Rain

And this?  This was our dessert for a celebration dinner tonight!  In honor of Texas, Liz had a steak, Bill had fajitas, and at the end of the meal, Mexican Fried Ice Cream that seemed as big as Texas!
Celebration dessert

Thanks again Kristin!  We'd do it again in a second!
Liz & Bill

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Elizabeth & William Spear
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Donna, It's great getting a pro right out of the gate!

Vince, We all keep plugging away and we'll all have our Success posts!

Lesley, It is a great community!

Jenna, Yes, Yes they are :)  Eddie singing... perhaps not one of his best career decisions!

Cheryl, The RE/MAX Directory can tell me a little about an agent, but tells me little about a person.  AR fills that gap well!

Aug 29, 2010 01:32 PM #49
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Lisa Fox
Lake Ridge Builders - Tomball, TX

Congratulations!  Active Rain is definitely a great tool for finding true professionals!

Aug 29, 2010 01:50 PM #50
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Don't you  just love the taste of success (a closed transaction where everyone is happy and a cherry on top).

Aug 29, 2010 01:54 PM #51
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Lisa, Most definitely!

 

Charita, You'd had those closings too?  Where after it's over, you're just doing the Happy Dance because it's done!  That no matter what you did, it wasn't going to be good enough!  Fortunately the ones like that are VERY rare!

Aug 29, 2010 02:07 PM #52
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Sandra J. Steele
Wise Choice Properties, Sedona/Verde Valley Branch - Cottonwood, AZ
Integrity, Knowledge and years of experience!!!

Very good for you and also being with Active Rain.  You are delighted with the response you received thanks to Active Rain.

Keep up the good work

Aug 29, 2010 02:48 PM #53
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RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Sandra,

Lovely area you're in!  We took a vacation down there some years back, really loved the red rock formations!

Aug 29, 2010 03:23 PM #54
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Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Tampa Bay, Florida Real Estate

Hi Liz and Bill. I received an Active Rain referral too recently and she was surprised how quickly I responded to her too.  I love Active Rain :)

Aug 29, 2010 08:11 PM #55
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Lana,

Perhaps Active Rainers are a different breed in response time?  We've had others in the past where you contact several hoping to get one or two to contact back!  Just amazing....

Aug 29, 2010 08:20 PM #56
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Melissa McKinney
McKinney Realty Group - Fayetteville, NC
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Great story and I can only hope to have the same results from AR!

Aug 30, 2010 01:33 AM #57
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Melissa, Just a matter of time!

Aug 30, 2010 05:59 AM #58
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Darrell Walters
W. Darrell Walters - Newnan, GA

Congrats on the successful experience. It just goes to show you that the agents on AR are true professionals.

Aug 30, 2010 12:35 PM #59
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Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL
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Liz & Bill - Congrats!!!  AR is definitely a great place to give and get referrals.  I love being able to read an agents blog and learn about them as opposed to reading their bio on the internet.

Aug 30, 2010 02:10 PM #60
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Darrel,  I haven't encountered too many here that I wouldn't feel comfortable referring to!

 

Michelle, The blog/comment aspect is much better than a straight bio!

Aug 30, 2010 02:33 PM #61
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Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397

How did I miss this? Where have I been??!!  :D.  Thanks for the kudos AND the referral!! I appreciate it, it makes the referral even better (in my eyes) when it comes from AR!

They were truly a pleasure to work with - nice young couple, they made it safe & sound to Texas too! 

The fried mexican ice cream - OMG! As soon as I have this baby & kick the gestational diabetes, that ice cream & I will be having a date!  Thank you Liz & Bill!   

Aug 31, 2010 12:53 PM #62
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Kristin Moran
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San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397

But wait, i'm not done, you two are really racking up the featured posts!!  IMPRESSIVE!

Aug 31, 2010 12:54 PM #63
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RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
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Kristin, Late on a Saturday night posting, so easy to have missed it!  Surely you have better things to do on a Saturday night :)  We're really happy everything worked out so well!  And the picture of the fried ice cream was less than 2 hours old by post time!  We've had a good run of featured posts, some you hope for, some are just a nice surprise!  This one making the front page was one of the surprise ones!  I think the staff likes our approach :)

Aug 31, 2010 02:55 PM #64
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Don Spera
CR Property Group, LLC - East York, PA
Serving York and Adams County, PA

Congratulations, it is great to hear such positive news, as I wish your local media would pick up and spread the word.  Unfortunately the media dwells on negativity.  We need a local paper called "The Good News" or at a minimum an insert.

Aug 31, 2010 03:38 PM #65
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Don, Don't know if you remember a paper called GRIT, used to deliver it as a kid.  Nothing but good news and human interest stories.  Don't know if it's still out there or not.

Aug 31, 2010 03:45 PM #66
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Sheila Moran
RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels) - New Braunfels, TX
SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32

I just love it when people KNOW how awesome my sister, Kristin is.  I can brag too, huh?   Thanks for the referral and to Kristin who ALWAYS goes the extra mile with her Clients and her Referring Agents.

I'm proud your my sister!

Okay, okay...enough of the sappy comments!

Sep 01, 2010 04:36 PM #67
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Sheila, Of course you can!  We knew you two were working together, just all our interactions were with her! 

And a certain number of "sappy" comments are appropriate! :)

Sep 01, 2010 04:48 PM #68
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