1st Down, 11 Months to Go: January Success Stories -- An Active Rain Super Bowl Block Party

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President

Well, the first month of 2008 is over and what do you have to show for it?  Apparently quite a lot.

Superbowl Party!The Active Rain Block Party group is filling up with success stories.  So, on the eve of Super Bowl weekend, while you're out stocking up on six-packs, Doritos, and seven layer dip, here are some of the biggest success stories from January 2008 right here on Active Rain.

If you missed any of these, they are all worth a good read.  Reading other people's blogs about their success is a great way to get yourself fired up for the remaining 11 months of the year.  Active Rain works.  It really does.  Read On!

If you haven't yet joined the Active Rain Block Party group, what are you waiting for?

Here's the group's mission statement:

Active Rain Block Party

 

This is a place to celebrate success! More and more members are having success with blogging, getting more clients, more referrals, and becoming better professionals. Share your success stories with the Active Rain community whether they involve your business, your life, or your blogging efforts. We want to hear these positive success stories. It's a party celebration at Active Rain Block Party and you can be sure that nobody will be raining on your parade here! 

 

 

JANUARY SUPER SUCCESS STORIES: 

Margaret Woda - a proud Grandma

 

Two New Grandbabies In One Month!

MARGARET WODA is a proud Grandmother of not one, but two new Grandbabies.  Margaret started off the year with this exciting news.  No, admittedly, Active Rain had nothing to do with this success story, but Margaret kindly shared her personal life success story with all of us in the Rain.

 

 Jeff Kessler

Two new clients from AR in one Day!!!!!!!!!!! 

JEFF KESSLER loves Active Rain and he should.  While many are happy to pick up the occasional client or referral, Jeff actually got 2 NEW CLIENTS IN ONE DAY!  Congratulations Jeff.

 

 

Faina Sechzer

 

Connecting at Bloggers Connect In New York 

FAINA SECHZER, a Princeton New Jersey REALTOR wrote about her experience meeting other Active Rain bloggers at the Inman Connect Conference in NYC during the second week of January.  I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Faina and many others who attended this event.  Finally meeting a large group of the people we interact with almost daily is a big part of Active Rain success.  

 

Fran Gatti

 

Interviewed by Local Newspaper Because of AR Blog 

FRAN GATTI's Active Rain blogging led to a mainstream media crossover when her local newspaper contacted her for an interview for a market forecast.  Our blogs are reaching over to other media outlets.

 

 

Lisa Heindel

 

My Best Blogging Day Ever! 

LISA HEINDEL decided to push her blog out to her e-mail contact list and sphere of influence creating for herself her best blogging day ever.  Read this wonderful post and follow her great and simple advice (like I did) and have yourself a great blogging day.  

(If you don't see Lisa around in the next few days, just remember that after the Super Bowl festivities, this New Orleans REALTOR will be enjoying the Mardi Gras madness!) 

 

Norma Toering

 

75th Active Rain Post Makes My Phone Ring 

NORMA TOERING was so excited by her first business from Active Rain that she awarded herself a shining trophy.  Read about it in this cute post.

 

 

 

Jason Crouch

 

FOUR referrals from My Active Rain Friends? I guess I must be doing something right! 

JASON CROUCH, prolific blogger and all around nice guy, is doing something right.  He's making friends, getting referrals, and cashing checks.  Learn how this Austin, Texas Broker gets it done.

 

 

Rob Blake

 

 

Active Rainer Gets Quoted by Washington Post Today!! 

ROB BLAKE makes it to a major national newspaper.  I'm telling you, the newspaper reporters and editors are scanning the blogs and reading Active Rain.  You might be next.

 

 

 

Sally Cheeseman

 

2008 First Hawaii ActiveRain Gathering a HUGE Success!

SALLY CHEESEMAN writes excitedly about this Active Rain get-together.  Living on an island can get lonely sometimes, but the Active Rain network affords for some online socializing.  Sally & Randy Prothero host a big Active Rain shindig for lots of Active Rain bloggers.  See details and pictures in Sally's heartfelt post.

 

  Dan Forbes

 

 

I Am Taking Two Listings Today Because of Active Rain 

DAN FORBES writes a self-explanatory post.  Business success is where it's at.  Real Rainers are having REAL success here on Active Rain.

 

 

 

Active Rain Touchdown!

 

ENJOY THE SUPER BOWL!

 

SCORE YOUR OWN ACTIVE RAIN TOUCHDOWN: 

GET OUT THERE AND SELL SOME HOMES! 

MAKE SOME LOANS!

CLOSE SOME DEALS! 

And come back to the Active Rain Block Party and let everyone know about it. 

 

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Brian Block
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WAYNE:  Thanks for joining the group.  I know that you'll continue to find inspiration here.
Feb 04, 2008 05:15 PM #58
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SHARON:  Thanks for your comment.  I do think that the group is a great place to go to keep up the blogging and real estate Mojo!
Feb 04, 2008 05:16 PM #59
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Joey Remondino
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It is good to see success with AR, I will join the group to read the motivation for continuing the efforts.
Feb 04, 2008 05:16 PM #60
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Brian Block
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ROBERT:  I'm sure your name will be up in lights in the near future as well.  Keep plugging away.
Feb 04, 2008 05:23 PM #61
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Brian Block
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JOEY:  Thanks for stopping by.  Some good reading ahead.
Feb 04, 2008 05:23 PM #62
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CANDACE:  Thanks for your flattering comments.  I hope you enjoyed your AR day!  Some great success stories, to be sure.
Feb 04, 2008 05:24 PM #63
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Brian Block
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CHRISTY:  Excellent!  You receive this week's award for superstar reader!
Feb 04, 2008 05:26 PM #64
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Brian Block
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MEYER:  Success most certainly is contagious!
Feb 04, 2008 05:31 PM #65
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Brian Block
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FRAN:  I hope so too and that's a great attitude!  Thanks for your comment.
Feb 04, 2008 05:31 PM #66
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Brian Block
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MARIA:  Thanks for your enthusiastic comment.  I hope that you will be contacted soon and that the publicity will help you greatly.
Feb 04, 2008 05:32 PM #67
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Brian Block
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RANDY:  Thanks for your comment.  Great things are happening all around.
Feb 04, 2008 05:33 PM #68
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Brian Block
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KIM:  Thanks for your comments.  I'm sure that there will be many more successes this month.
Feb 04, 2008 05:34 PM #69
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Brian Block
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Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
SCOTT:  Thanks for your comment,  I hope you enjoyed the game.
Feb 04, 2008 05:34 PM #70
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Brian Block
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Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
LANCE:  Thanks for your complimentary comment.  I'm glad that you like the Active Rain Block Party -- I truly think that reading about everyone's successes will bring everybody here to higher level of success themselves.
Feb 04, 2008 05:36 PM #71
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Brian Block
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JO:  Thanks for your comments.  I'm sure as people continue to complete the assignments in your new group, it will spur on even more success.  You read it here first.
Feb 04, 2008 05:38 PM #72
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Brian Block
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JOEY:  Thanks for your comments and for joining the group.
Feb 04, 2008 05:39 PM #73
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Jeff R. Geoghan
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Brian - I love this simple idea of recognizing everyday achievements that AR made possible.  For my part, I recently got 2 interviews with regional magazines interested in my green-realtor views on the market for energy efficiency.  Each reporter researched my blog and had questions ready.  Neat!  I don't take the time to give AR it's due for making stuff possible.
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Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
JEFF:  I'm glad to hear that you have been having some great success with Active Rain as well.  Then once you get the interviews and are published, you'll need to leverage those print articles to bring your business even further.  Thanks for your comment.
Feb 06, 2008 06:36 AM #75
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Kerry Lucasse
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 I'm an AR Newbie and it is so motivating to hear all the success stories -- CONGRATS!  I have had a few good leads come in from Localism and traffic to my external website is picking up thanks to some SEO efforts.  I didn't even think about the referral opportunities on AR -- if anyone is looking for a MOTIVATED, ENERGETIC Realtor in Atlanta, please call me at 404.432.1844.  Customer Service is my #1 Priority, so your referrals will not be disappointed!

... Kerry Lucasse, Keller Williams Realty

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KERRY:  Thanks for your comments.  I'm glad that you were able to find this post and read some of these wonderful success stories.  Keep your eyes open in another week for the February success stories.  Active Rain is a great place and I'm sure that you will find it to be such.
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