ActiveRain Success Stories

Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Tallahassee, FL Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) said over 6 years ago,
"ActiveRain has introduced me to Professionals in the Real Estate Industry, including fellow Realtors, Mortgage Loan Providers, Title Insurance experts, Home Inspectors, Insurance Agents, and a host of other new Friends and Business Associates. The knowledge gained from the ActiveRain Community is literally priceless. I enjoy many Social Media sites, but when I need an immediate answer from a Professional, I reach out to the ActiveRain Community!"
Tonoilad jack, Tonoiladjack: Real Estate Agent in Covington, TN Tonoilad jack, Tonoiladjack said over 6 years ago,
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Jennie Norris, Denver Regions Premier Home Staging Resource,  (Sensational Home Staging): Home Stager in Littleton, CO Jennie Norris, Denver Regions Premier Home Staging Resource, (Sensational Home Staging) said over 6 years ago,
"ActiveRain has been a fun blog site to share ideas and network with fellow Home Stagers and Real Estate Professionals. My online profile has helped bring me exposure and business."
Bill Zumwalt, Tax Coach, CPA  (William T. Zumwalt CPA, CTC "The Tax Coach for REALTORS"): Services for Real Estate Pros in Tulsa, OK Bill Zumwalt, Tax Coach, CPA (William T. Zumwalt CPA, CTC "The Tax Coach for REALTORS") said over 6 years ago,
"I'm still new on ActiveRain but already have started building relationships around the country. I post a blog and folks comment, I always comment back to them and have started conversations. I do feel in time this exposure will pay off!

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Team Carver, Luxury Real Estate Las Vegas and Henderson Nevada (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties): Real Estate Agent in Henderson, NV Team Carver, Luxury Real Estate Las Vegas and Henderson Nevada (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties) said over 6 years ago,
"The SEO power that allows potential clients to find me through keyword searches."
Bryan Robertson: Real Estate Broker/Owner in Los Altos, CA Bryan Robertson said over 6 years ago,
"I have received several referrals from Activerain members (agents) and had direct contact from prospects who became clients with over $25,000,000 in real estate transaction value. Activerain is an integral part of how I conduct my online marketing strategy. I currently have a $15,000,000 off market listing and several buyers as a direct result of the articles I have written here."
Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com): Real Estate Agent in Austin, TX Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) said over 6 years ago,
"A friend of mine from high school contacted me about 3 years ago asking for a referral for the San Antonio area. I referred him to Kristin Moran, whom I met many years ago because of Active Rain. He was going to relocate his family from North Carolina. He works for the military, and things can move slowly. Three years later, I contacted Kristin again and told her it was for real this time. From that call to her, to my friends coming into town, to closing, it was all less than 3 weeks!! Another AR referral closed!"
rose  williams, Rose William : Services for Real Estate Pros in Berkeley, CA rose williams, Rose William said over 6 years ago,
"I don't have any yet but once i have i promise to tell to every in and out of here ."
Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group): Real Estate Agent in Woodbridge, VA Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) said over 6 years ago,
"Active Rain has allowed me to grow not only my local business but my referral business as well. This year alone I've placed 13 outgoing referrals to agents across the country and the checks are rolling in. The Active Rain Community is one of the most generous groups of professionals anyone can find. It doesn't matter if it is your first day on the job or you have been selling real estate for 40 years the doors are open and everyone is welcome. Thanks Active Rain for helping take my business to the next level."
June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (Long & Foster Hampden): Real Estate Agent in Baltimore, MD June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (Long & Foster Hampden) said over 6 years ago,
"I have had so many success stories as a result of being involved in ActiveRain I hardly know where to start!!
Last summer I received a call from an agent in Montana who had found my profile on ActiveRain. Her bestfriend from her school days was moving to Baltimore with her husband and soon to be twin boys. The husband was taking a job at Johns Hopkins and they were to move in September/October of 2012. I spoke to my buyers over the phone and by email several times and referred them to one of my favorite lender partners and got them approved for a mortgage, that was easy because they had been very responsible and had great credit. We determined an area they wanted to live in and I started sending them listings. We spent a fun filled weekend discovering neighborhoods close to where the husband would be working and found just the right house. They decided on the Homeland neighborhood in Baltimore City and we found a lovely house that needed a little work so they made an appropriate offer and after a lot of negotiations were able to purchase the home. They met with a contractor that I've used many times in the past and have since had a kitchen renovation and settled into their new home with their new family. If it weren't for ActiveRain I would never have met this lovely family and never have sold them a great home."
Scott Fogleman, New Home Team (New Home Team 804-573-9592): Real Estate Agent in Richmond, VA Scott Fogleman, New Home Team (New Home Team 804-573-9592) said over 6 years ago,
"Since joining Active Rain in 2010, there are many Success Stories. One that sticks out the most, was when a client interrupted me saying "I already read about that on your AR blog.""
Mike Parker (Blackwater Consulting): Services for Real Estate Pros in International, IT Mike Parker (Blackwater Consulting) said over 6 years ago,
"After years of inactivity on the Rain, we are back and will post newest success stories in the coming months."
Home Design, Home Design and Real Estate: Real Estate Agent in Alpharetta, GA Home Design, Home Design and Real Estate said over 6 years ago,
"Active Rain has been a blessing to me. I have made great relationships with agents all over the country."
Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTORĀ®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699): Real Estate Agent in Scottsdale, AZ Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTORĀ®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) said over 6 years ago,
"Two weeks ago I was contacted by a fellow RE/MAX agent in Minnesota. I thought he must be an AR member as the lead came through the AR site, but searching for him, he is NOT a Rainer. He found me by searching on Google for the neighborhood that happened to include one of my listings. Pretty cool that I wrote a blog about my listing, he found it on Google, and I received the referral. It's always exciting to be "found" online, but even better when it results in a referral or new business!"
Jessica Holtzman, Real Estate Agent in Southern New Jersey, CDPE (Keller Williams Realty, Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Moorestown, NJ Jessica Holtzman, Real Estate Agent in Southern New Jersey, CDPE (Keller Williams Realty, Inc.) said over 6 years ago,
"Joining ActiveRain has helped me meet many people I would not have otherwise met. It is a great platform to connect with other realtors, professionals, and buyers and sellers. Also, it has been a good place to show people as much as possible about South Jersey Real Estate!"
Heather Chavez, Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance): Services for Real Estate Pros in Caldwell, ID Heather Chavez, Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) said over 6 years ago,
"I have to say that I am very impressed by how many people from all over the country I have been able to speak with simply by using Active Rain. I've only been at it for about a week and even started my own group here. In fact, I got my first possible lead from an Active Rain blog and got so excited! Thank you for being a creative outlet as well as a wonderful networking tool."
Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services  (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ): Services for Real Estate Pros in Wellington, FL Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) said over 6 years ago,
"Ah, where do I begin? I started blogging on Active Rain in June of 2007. I am writing this success story in February of 2010. By September of 2007 we got our first listing from a seller who found our blog through an organic search on Google. Then in October we got 4 more listings and 2 buyers. Then in December we got another 4 listings and another buyer. We started to get referrals from other agents in the Active Rain network by the end of 2007.

In February of 2008; we started to get 1 listing per week and then in April that turned to about 4 listings per week! We quickly started to increase our listing inventory to over 30 to 40 listings just from our Active Rain blog. This was incredible and I was hooked! This continued throughout 2008 and into the spring of 2009. Then it slowed down. However to this day, we get calls on a weekly basis. Some of the listing do not fit our business model so we turn those down.

We also get alot of exposure for our sellers on their listings when I blog their homes and properties. In fact, many times a buyer will call their agent to look at one of our listings because they found our blog with that particular listing being showcased.

But more than even the business that we have generated and are so thankful for; the friends I have made are treasures to behold. I can go anywhere in the US and Canada and know that I have a place to stay by calling upon one our fellow Active Rain members.

I am grateful that I can repay all that we have been given from the rain in providing the Active Rain community with helpful articles to build business, train agents and that I can provide tutorials that help you take your Active Rain blog to the next level. I am also an Active Rain RainCamp Keynote Speaker.

Whatever you do, do not quit, do not stop blogging. It takes a few months for most people to experience results. Hang in there! You will be glad you did, enjoy the journey!

Active Rain has really opened doors to the online organic searchers for us. Our website is now #1 on Google page one for many search terms."
David Pylyp (RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,): Real Estate Agent in Toronto, ON David Pylyp (RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,) said over 6 years ago,
"Best ever? Receiving email and telephone inquiries from fellow agents in North America with questions about Toronto or Mississauga. If it is too far for me to go I will honestly advise you and recommend a more local agent. Thank you for your calls. All referrals receive 25% in Canadian Currency and a Tin of Tim Horton's coffee."
Charles Barnes, Fullerton Neighborhood Homes for Sale (Real Estate eBroker ~ www.oclakeside.com): Real Estate Agent in Fullerton, CA Charles Barnes, Fullerton Neighborhood Homes for Sale (Real Estate eBroker ~ www.oclakeside.com) said over 6 years ago,
"Having fun and meeting other successful agents across the nation."
Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews  DAC Broker and Appraiser (Hants Realty Limited): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Halifax, NS Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews DAC Broker and Appraiser (Hants Realty Limited) said over 6 years ago,
"We are very active marketing out listings on the world wide web. Understanding the internet and utilizing it's exposure is essential to our success. ActiveRain has become one of the best sources of traffic and an essential part of our over all marketing strategy. Thank You Active Rain"