Success in the Rain

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Real Estate Services with ActiveRain, Community Manager

2011 is off to a roaring start!  Headquarters is abuzz with excitement of the new year and with that comes new goals and mountains to climb to make it a successful one.  Bring it!  

AR has helped many of you have a successful 2010 and you're still here so I'm assuming you're looking forward to more this year.  Push yourself, take on new challenges, pick up the phone, blog away and smile.  It's your time to shine, you have the whole year in front of you.  You're like a brand new baby....fresh start.  Do it!

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

Bill Saunders (Hot Springs Arkansas homes for sale (Diamondhead Realty)): Real Estate Agent in Hot Springs, AR Bill Saunders (Diamondhead Realty)
"The main success so far is the association with and unofficial training and networking with many, many unselfish and wonderful agents across our country. For right now, this is absolutely invaluable, and so many of you are so free with your knowledge and experiences, it is wonderful. Thanks!!!!"

 

Ted Tyrrell  - Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria! (Victoria, Oak Bay, Saanich Peninsula, Esquimalt, Bear Mtn.): Real Estate Agent in Victoria, BC Ted Tyrrell (DFH Real Estate)
"Using ActiveRain as a communication vehicle between fellow Realtors is the way to go. I am learning so much from these colleagues of mine. I find that ActiveRain is the place I go time and time again to 'connect' and 'get answers' to many of my questions. It's like I have a gigantic office work place, but where everyone is helping each other. Fellow Realtors, we need each other to grow our business. 'Pay It Forward' is my motto!"

Brandon DeVere (The Force Realty): Real Estate Agent in Snoqualmie, WA Brandon DeVere (The Force Realty)
"Ater coming to AR about a year ago I did not see any change in business. That was because I didn't spend any time on it. I have been active on for the last 3 weeks and have already gotten a listing and a showing. Not only have I been able to acrue points and gain exposure, I have been able to learn so much from fellow members. It has been amazing."

 

Sanna K Thomas PA GRI,E-Pro,SFR,AHWD, LH Ocala  Florida Luxury Homes,Horse Farms (Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty): Real Estate Agent in Ocala, FL Sanna K Thomas (Keller Williams)
"Never give up and try something new is the key to success on AR. I have just received a real referral. I'm seeing my name go up in the search engines and have begun to network with great people I would never have had an opportunity to meet. Yes it takes time, but it is really well worth the investment of a few minutes each day. Social media for Real Estate is simply a natural."

 

Lori Mode and Bruce Durham 916-230-0371 DRE License #00935148 and #00875356 (Keller Williams Realty): Real Estate Agent in Elk Grove, CA Lori Mode and Bruce Durham (Keller Williams Realty)
"We love ActiveRain! I was slow to start blogging but once I got going it's been great and it gets easier and easier. We have been contacted by buyers specifically because of our ActiveRain blog and have closed 2 recent transactions due to it. But also recently I have written several blogs about Short Sales and just today, I was contacted by 3 possible sellers who are in hardship situations and contemplating a short sale. All 3 of these came from our blog! It's wonderful!"

Joyce  Marsh - Coastal Lifestyle Specialist (Stirling Sotheby's Realty-Coastal Division): Real Estate Agent in Daytona Beach, FL Joyce Marsh (Stirling Sotheby's Realty)
"Networking on activerain is one of the best ways to reach other professionals in the real estate community around the globe. Sharing ideas, regional trends and opportunities with other activerain members has been very beneficial to my business as well as additional exposure for my listings.....Having the ability to network with other ActiveRain members and share ideas and business opportunities is one of the greatest benefits of membership in ActiveRain."

Let it Rain my friends....Let it Rain!

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Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager
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I always encourage you to update your success stories as new ones come along.

Harry - I knew you had a big heart! :)

Charlie - You are on!  It's halftime and we're up!!!!!  Go Hawks!!

 

January 08, 2011 06:16 PM
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Susan Mangigian
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I had written a short one a while back but am going to expand it now.  Happy New Year Kerrie!

January 08, 2011 07:08 PM
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Ronald S. Accornero
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I have enjoyed active rain because I enjoy writing the articles and sharing with my peers.  It has helped my website in placement on Google, but I have not seen any new business as of yet.  It doesn't really matter however as long as I enjoy AR.

January 08, 2011 07:14 PM
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Kate Reilly Lund
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I love success stories, here at Active Rain and anywhere that I hear them. I love people who want to share good news and that's what the Success Stories do.

I'm very excited about this New Year. I'm feeling lots of energy being generated here at Active Rain and I am so happy to be part of it.

Kate

January 08, 2011 07:31 PM
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Kerrie ~ Thanks for the info, I wasn't aware that a success story was worth 500 points!

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