Success in the Rain

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Services for Real Estate Pros with ActiveRain, Community Manager

Success posts usually go out on Friday but I'll be away for a few days and couldn't fathom a week without Success in the Rain!  This series is as much for the people who have experienced success here on AR as it is for the people who need a reminder that it's possible.

If you take a look at the highlighted members below, you'll see a few different forms of success.  New clients, friends, knowledge, gaining exposure....the list goes on and on.  I hope everyone finds theirs and shares it with all of us!

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

Rob Arnold, metro Orlando full service,  investor friendly & foreclosure Realtor (Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Altamonte Springs, FL Rob Arnold (Sand Dollar)
"ActiveRain is an awesome medium for networking and blogging. Not only have I met many new friends and colleagues, but I consistently get new buyer and seller leads from ActiveRain. Social media is new revolution in internet exposure of this decade. Active Rain is well worth the cost."

 

Tiffany Saunders (RE/Max ): Real Estate Agent in Shawnee Mission, KS Tiffany Saunders (RE/Max )
"I have been contacted by 4 new clients due to the updates I've recently added to this fabulous site! I've always said the internet was the first place folks go when buying or selling real estate~ and I was RIGHT! Thank you, AR!! xoxo"

 

 

Debbe Perry 828-439-3084 Morganton/Lake James NC (Real Living Carolina Property ): Real Estate Agent in Morganton, NC Debbe Perry (Real Living)
"I never realized how helpful that daily contact with colleagues throughout this country and others would be to my daily real estate business. I've learned the latest real estate news, the successes and mistakes that my colleagues have been generous enough to share - and I've gotten referrals! Thanks, Active Rain!"

 

 

Scott Carson (Inverse Investments, LLC): Loan Officer in Austin, TX Scott Carson (Inverse Investments, LLC) said about 20 hours ago,
"I use ActiveRain in my note buying business to help me identify deals and help me perform due diligence. It's helped me build a nationwide company and not just a local investment company. I use Active Rain on a daily basis, not only to connect with my deals, but it also helps me build my network. As we all know, its now about who you know, its who knows you!"

 

Linda Lohman- Former Teacher/Broker (Fonville Morisey Realty): Real Estate Agent in Cary, NC Linda Lohman (Fonville Morisey)
"I have been on AR only a few months and I have become an addict. At first I would log on read a few posts and quietly log off. Then I slowly started to blog. I could hardly believe it...the phone rang. No way I thought! Now AR is a part of my business plan. I am fully committed to learning how to blog effectively and to generate even more business. AR Rocks!"

 

CJ Davies - Davies and DeGennaro (Davies and DeGennaro Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Long Beach Island, NJ CJ Davies (Davies and DeGennaro)
"I never believed that one company could get my name out there so fast and so effectively. After subscribing to be a rainmaker on active rain, I quickly learned the skills to promote myself in one of the most competitive markets on the east coast. It literally seems like no time before I can promote any thing I want on the first page of Google. The knowledge I have gained is invaluable to my personal marketing plan and has been creating value for my self and my company since day one. I highly suggest any agents who are stumped on how to grow to reach out to active rain and take advantage of the services they offer."

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

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Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager
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Highland Beach Condos David Serle
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Boca Raton Agent David Serle

I have had huge success with AR.  I am a huge promoter of yours to my agents.  Great job, and just so you know I have done 2 million a year on active rain for the last 2 years

Feb 18, 2011 10:24 AM #41
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Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Love reading these stories!   Always nice to read about success!

Feb 18, 2011 10:54 AM #42
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Karen Steed
Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton - Tallapoosa, GA
Associate Broker Haralson Realty licensed in GA and AL

I am working on a success story.  I plan to get one soon...Come on Active Rain

Feb 18, 2011 10:55 AM #43
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Brenda & Ron Cunningham
West USA Realty - Phoenix, AZ
Realtors, Homes for Sale - Phoenix Metro

Thanks for sharing, it is motivating to read others sucess stories.

Feb 18, 2011 11:20 AM #44
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Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate
Kerrie, it's always so refreshing to read your Success in the Rain blogs!  Warms my heart... 
thanks for taking the time to put them together for us to read!
Pamela

Feb 18, 2011 11:22 AM #45
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Janet McCarthy
RE/MAX Solutions - Rancho Bernardo, CA
Realtor - San Diego

Thanks for the inspiration.  My phone hasn't rung Yet.  But I am confident that it will soon.

Feb 18, 2011 11:22 AM #46
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Harry F. D'Elia
Precision Real Estate Inc. - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, CSSN, Radio Coach, REOs, ABR

I continue to see much success in the Rain. Welcome aboard. We are here to serve.

Feb 18, 2011 11:33 AM #47
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Susanne Brown
RE/MAX Realty 9 - Howell, NJ

Kerrie,

I am a rather new member of AR.  I am totally enjoying the blogs and all the information that is out there for us to share.

Keep these success stories going! Maybe I will be blogging about my AR success story soon too!

Feb 18, 2011 12:50 PM #48
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Dennis & Terri Neal
RE/MAX, Big Bear - Big Bear Lake, CA

I always love this post. Enjoy your time out of the office.

Feb 18, 2011 01:02 PM #49
Rainmaker
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Aaron Seekford
Arlington Realty, Inc. - Arlington, VA
Arlington VA Homes 703-836-6116

I like this, Kerrie. ActiveRain can be very discouraging for some newbies, and hopefully this will help shine the positive light.

Feb 18, 2011 03:05 PM #50
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Ellen Kippel
Weichert Realtors - Suffern, NY
Realtor Suffern Rockland County NY 914-588-2365

I have been blogging since August, 2011, and have gotten a number of people reaching out to me, (about 4 a month), up until this month, and I am really puzzled about why I have not had any hits this month.  I continue to blog, religiously, and my articles hit the front page of google, regularly, but I am wondering about why this month is so quiet.  The last inquiry I received on one of my blogs was about 4 weeks ago.  I am getting responses from people who want to help me put my blogs on page one (ha, ha - they already are!), but where did the real leads go?  I can't understand why the last 4 weeks have been so different.

Feb 18, 2011 03:28 PM #51
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Suzi Sandore
Keller Williams North County - San Marcos, CA
North County San Diego Homes

Hi Kerrie, thanks for this post. I'm new to AR and found the success stories to be very inspiring and and motivating.

Feb 18, 2011 06:41 PM #52
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Sylvie Stuart
Keller Williams Check Realty 928-600-2765 - Flagstaff, AZ
Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagstaff, AZ

Great post! There are so many benefits to this site which really help us succeed! These are great testimonies and I always love seeing new testimonies! Thank you!

Feb 19, 2011 11:03 AM #53
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Jim Courtney
OklaHomes Realty, Claremore Oklahoma - Claremore, OK
GRI, AHWD

I have enjoyed reading the Success stories. Is there a way to search the stories for a certain area, such as my state? Local success stories would have much more influence on fence sitters like myself. Thanks for posting them though, they are inspiring! :)

Feb 19, 2011 11:33 AM #54
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Jeff Belonger
Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc - Cherry Hill, NJ
The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans

Kerrie.. some more success stories.. and I hope you have fun in San Fran..

jeff belonger

Feb 19, 2011 11:42 PM #55
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Tim Peterson
Wisconsin Realtor Safety and Concealed Carry Classes - Madison, WI
Realtor Safety Training Classes
Hi Kerrie it's amazing what it has done for me. I started posting on January 12th and got to 25,000 points in 27 days and have so far gotten 4 leads directly from my Active rain blogs and on the first page of google. Thank you so much
Feb 20, 2011 03:56 AM #56
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Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Kerrie, I love the success stories and congratulations on your recent success: the lucky Craig Rutman Sweater and being the most awesome person of the week! :-)

Feb 20, 2011 12:19 PM #57
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Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

Mary - OMG, that sweater is horrible and is giving me nightmares! Thanks!:)

Feb 22, 2011 02:55 PM #58
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c)
Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Kerrie, Looks like AR is really having great success stories so keep on posting them. BTW, I wrote Craig about having that SWEATER cleaned and he said it was indestructible!

Feb 23, 2011 04:48 AM #59
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Palm Harbor, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
It is always wonderful to see that others are also doing well thanks to ActiveRain!
Feb 25, 2011 08:29 AM #60
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