ActiveRain Success Stories

The Weiland Group of Keller Williams Realty (The Weiland Group of Keller Williams Realty): Real Estate Agent in Minneapolis, MN The Weiland Group of Keller Williams Realty (The Weiland Group of Keller Williams Realty) said over 6 years ago,
"Just a quick note to let you know how I can best serve the people you refer to me.
Recently a client asked, “What is the best way to refer people I care about to you?” The reason he asked was that in the past few weeks, he had recommended a friend and two colleagues to me. I asked him the names of the people he referred. To our surprise, only one of the three had actually contacted me.
The advice I gave him was to call me directly whenever he knew someone who could benefit from my service, and we could discuss the best way for me to connect with his friends and family. The good news is, now my client is calling me directly whenever the people he cares about need my service. The result is that his referrals are getting the advice they need to make the wisest real estate decisions.
When you want to refer a family member, friend or colleague to me, simply call me directly so we can discuss the best way to approach them. Remember, a referral is sending someone you care about to someone you know and trust."
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty): Real Estate Agent in Lewisburg, WV Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) said over 6 years ago,
"I received a call from a local merchant who stated "I remember when I first opened by doors two years ago to my new business here in Lewisburg. You were so nice and friendly and wrote an article on my opening. So, I would like you to list my property." Now how great is that....I was overwhelmed! And, of course I am still writing localism posts. At this time I am writing a series of "New Businesses in Lewisburg, WV. I just remember that conversation, and keep on writing in the RAIN!"
Cherry Wings Realty, Your Traverse City Michigan Realtor  (Cherry Wings Realty): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Traverse City, MI Cherry Wings Realty, Your Traverse City Michigan Realtor (Cherry Wings Realty) said over 6 years ago,
"I have build many relationships through ActiveRain, both professional and personal. In 2011, I received three referrals from Realtors and was contacted by 4 prospective clients (two of which turned out to purchase). I learn a great deal about other areas of the country and what the markets are doing. Love my ActiveRain account."
Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR (RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs): Real Estate Agent in Edwardsville, IL Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR (RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs) said over 6 years ago,
"Customers and clients are finding me online thanks to Active Rain. It takes time to create valuable content that works, but it's completely worth it when the phone rings and you hear someone say, "I read what you wrote about (fill in the blank) and I'd like to talk with you about selling my home (buying a new home)." Be warned, participation in Active Rain is addictive, but I've learned so much since I joined. It's like taking a master's course in real estate practice every day. Good luck finding your own success in the rain."
Tina D Saporito, Your Dedicated Palm Desert, CA Realtor Since 2005, Call (760)799-8460. www.JustListedinPalmDesert.com (Ronald Christopher & Associates. Proudly serving Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Rancho Mirage, & Palm Springs.): Real Estate Agent in Palm Desert, CA Tina D Saporito, Your Dedicated Palm Desert, CA Realtor Since 2005, Call (760)799-8460. www.JustListedinPalmDesert.com (Ronald Christopher & Associates. Proudly serving Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Rancho Mirage, & Palm Springs.) said over 6 years ago,
"I have received several listings through ActiveRain! Thank you!
Copy and paste: http://activerain.com/blogsview/1369123/my-first-success-story"
Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR (Aspen Properties, Inc. ): Real Estate Agent in Pinetop Lakeside, AZ Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR (Aspen Properties, Inc. ) said over 6 years ago,
"I received a call the other day from a prospective buyer who found my name on AR while browsing the web. He and his wife are currently residing out of country and are hoping to settle in our area upon retirement. It was quite thrilling to have someone find me that way. AR Rocks."
FAJARDO  DELACRUZ (Century Homes Realty Group LLC.): Real Estate Agent in Flushing, NY FAJARDO DELACRUZ (Century Homes Realty Group LLC.) said over 6 years ago,
"Great news! I had just started using the referral system on active rain. I got a hot lead already! Wow! I had my first appointment from Active rain network in September and the seller was really interested in having me list the property. I was so excited! So I Listed 290 Linden st. Brooklyn, New York. About 26 days after I have gotten the listing it was sold, closed and delivered!! Thank you very much..

Thank you to Mrs. Scarlett Chan"
Solair Shade (http://www.solair.com): Home Builder in Burlington, NC Solair Shade (http://www.solair.com) said over 6 years ago,
"Solair retractable awnings provide a stylish, sophisticated and comfortable living space to entertain, play or relax – even during the hottest times of the day."
Melody Russell, Ranked as 1 of the top selling agents in SC County (eXp Realty of California Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Scotts Valley, CA Melody Russell, Ranked as 1 of the top selling agents in SC County (eXp Realty of California Inc.) said over 6 years ago,
"Thank you Active Rain for providing this wonderful networking opportunity! I appreciate many things about what AR offers me. Your site makes it easy to find, interview and refer outstanding agents for my out-of-area friends and clients. I do many out of area referrals each year, so this service will be a real time saver for me. I am committed to learning more and more every day, so I read the educational blogs each morning. I love to educate consumers about real estate and I enjoy mentoring newer agents as well. Blogging is a great avenue for both of these endeavors and yet I had never blogged before I joined AR. Thank you for making it easy to blog. Thanks to my friend Bruce Brockmeir who introduced me to AR and thanks to the venue that AR provides, I have started blogging in order to share what I have learned over the years. At the same time I am continually learning about new technology, better systems, etc. from the other real estate industry professionals who are sharing their ideas on AR. Thank you AR for this valuable opportunity! :)"
Dawn & Charlie Tetro, Real Service Real Results (PalmerHouse Properties & associates): Real Estate Agent in Johns Creek, GA Dawn & Charlie Tetro, Real Service Real Results (PalmerHouse Properties & associates) said over 6 years ago,
"It has been a rewarding and challenging journey here on Activerain. I have learned so much from all that share their success so that others may succeed and grow with them. As we all know, this business is both rewarding, ever-changing and very stressful at times. Members of the "Rain" are here for each other always. It has become like an extended family to me as I check in everyday to see how my peers are doing. I have received much advice on getting started on blogging, learning the application of QR codes, using postlets, best cameras to use for superior pictures, structuring your database and on and on with too much to list! I am truly grateful to each and every one of my peers here, many who have become my friends!!"
Herman Herrera (HERMAN & CO REAL ESTATE): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Staten Island, NY Herman Herrera (HERMAN & CO REAL ESTATE) said over 6 years ago,
"I participated in Active Rain's contest that Bob had posted in June of 2012 about hyper local blog posts. The contest was to write 7 hyper local posts for 7,000 points. I had recently began to learn the power of Active Rain blogging and what a great community it is, so I wanted to get my points up. I spent considerable time and effort researching before I started writing the required 7 hyper local blog posts. As each post was finished, I noticed traffic increasing to my AR blog AND my company website. As of a few weeks after blogging, all 7 of my posts are ranking #1 on google for those key words. Unbelievable! Thank you Active Rain!"
John Dionne (Freedom Mortgage ): Mortgage and Lending in East Greenwich, RI John Dionne (Freedom Mortgage ) said over 6 years ago,
"I have closed several loans in the last year via Active Rain. The visibility it allows you on internet search engines is second to none!"
Robin Dahlstrom, CRS (Re/Max Westside Properties): Real Estate Agent in Marina del Rey, CA Robin Dahlstrom, CRS (Re/Max Westside Properties) said over 6 years ago,
"I have successfully referred out 7 and closed 3 that I received."
Craig Tiopan, Business Finance Consultant - VP Banker (TC Consulting Group): Commercial Real Estate Agent in Seattle, WA Craig Tiopan, Business Finance Consultant - VP Banker (TC Consulting Group) said over 6 years ago,
"ActiveRain is a great platform for marketing exposure!"
Sandra DeAmicis (Lyon Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Sacramento, CA Sandra DeAmicis (Lyon Real Estate) said over 6 years ago,
"I was introduced to ActiveRain through a fellow associate in my brokerage. She is internet savvy and wanted to share her wisdom and knowledge. I'm glad she did. I really love blogging. I love the comments and the help we all give eachother. I have also met and served some much beloved clients from this site.
Sandra DeAmicis
listwithsandra.com"
Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale (eXp Realty): Real Estate Agent in Santa Cruz, CA Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale (eXp Realty) said over 6 years ago,
"I sold a house in Boulder Creek in FOUR days and I blogged about it on active rain I have had several people comment that they noticed my success."
Chris Hardy, Northern Colorado Real Estate (Elevations Real Estate, LLC www.BuyFortCollinsHomes.com): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Fort Collins, CO Chris Hardy, Northern Colorado Real Estate (Elevations Real Estate, LLC www.BuyFortCollinsHomes.com) said over 6 years ago,
"Okay, so here's the deal. I am an AR neophyte having signed up in April of 2011. At first, like most it seems, I did nothing. I had been invited to join by Dick Greenberg who has taken to AR like a moth to a flame (now, there's a success story!!) I've posted blogs. I've subscribed to blogs. I've commented on blogs. I've responded to comments on my blogs. I'm sure I've improved my standings in the Google Universe but aren't really sure. My wife (who also sells real estate) doesn't quite understand why AR is the first thing I log into each morning and it is difficult to explain it (see the moth to flame reference above). But even though I've not made any money from AR or my activities on AR, I've been provided a tremendous gift of friendship and fellowship with my fellow AR Bloggers. I feel welcomed. It is a superb creative outlet for the writer I have always dreamed of being. I look at each blog post as a chapter in a book that is my real estate career. I have stuff I want to share and AR's forum is the perfect landing platform to test ideas and enjoy old-fashioned civil discourse. I know there's a fair amount of nutty stuff, mean stuff, and auto-generated stuff - but I love being part of this terrific community and trying to live up to the high standards set by those who have been here and cultivated this treasure trove of expertise, wisdom, and camaraderie."
Ernie Hernandez, Central Texas Real Estate, NW Austin, Cedar Park (RE/MAX): Real Estate Agent in Cedar Park, TX Ernie Hernandez, Central Texas Real Estate, NW Austin, Cedar Park (RE/MAX) said over 6 years ago,
"Beacuse of Active Rain, I have been able to connect with other professionals that have helped take care of my clients in other states. and i have helped many agents with their clients in the Austin Tx market"
Brian Dunshie, Realtor - Arizona Biltmore,Arcadia,Paradise Valley (Russ Lyon | Sotheby's International Realty): Real Estate Agent in Paradise Valley, AZ Brian Dunshie, Realtor - Arizona Biltmore,Arcadia,Paradise Valley (Russ Lyon | Sotheby's International Realty) said over 6 years ago,
"I've been posting on ActiveRain now Since March 2007 - It's been fun, I've actually met many poeple who have read my posts about restaurants, events, and homes for sale. It's a great door opener, conversation piece, and a great feeling when you meet someone how as read my blog!!"
Cindy Westfall, ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate (Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon): Real Estate Agent in Tualatin, OR Cindy Westfall, ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate (Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon) said over 6 years ago,
"I have been a member of Active Rain since January 2009, but just recently have become active and signed up to be a Rainmaker. In less then three weeks of actively blogging and using my outside blog for the public, I recieved a call from a woman that saw my blog and wants me to help her find something when she comes up from California. Now I know that nothing might ever come of this as sometimes this happens, but it is up to me to keep the contact going until she is ready. It is a lead that I would not have normally received as it was directly from my use of Active Rain."