ActiveRain Success Stories

Dave Gubler, Realtor | Orange County (Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Lake Forest, CA Dave Gubler, Realtor | Orange County (Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch) said over 6 years ago,
"Via AR I have received numerous referrals from and provided many referrals to out of the area real estate agents. Because we can really get to know each other in this community the quality of the referral provided is very high. When I endorse an agent from the community it is based on facts and a long-term interaction that virtually guarantees a client a better experience and result."
Josh Chalofsky, comfortoutlet (The comfort Outlet): Education & Training in Lawrenceville, NJ Josh Chalofsky, comfortoutlet (The comfort Outlet) said over 6 years ago,
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Bill C. Merrell, Ph.D. - Merrell Institue (Merrell Institute ~ Appraisal Education Network): Education & Training in Bohemia, NY Bill C. Merrell, Ph.D. - Merrell Institue (Merrell Institute ~ Appraisal Education Network) said over 6 years ago,
"Active Rain has been very Successful to my School and my Presence on the World Wide Web. I teach at the Merrell Institute- Suffolk County, NY, I also teach at Baruch College, I teach at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), and teach at CW Post/LI University. My background is in Real Estate, Appraisal, Home Inspection, Energy Inspecting, and Environmental Inspecting."
Heather Russo, SRES , REALTOR, Kerrville, Texas Homes for Sale (Keller Williams Realty - Kerrville): Real Estate Sales Representative in Kerrville, TX Heather Russo, SRES , REALTOR, Kerrville, Texas Homes for Sale (Keller Williams Realty - Kerrville) said over 6 years ago,
"ActiveRain has been a great tool for me to make connections throughout Texas and the entire United States! Although I am NOT a "Rainmaker", I do feel that there are many things about ActiveRain that benefit me as a user. Take for instance the Groups... I am able to discuss ideas for marketing myself with people who are not in direct competition for the same buyers and sellers as I am. This enables us to freely discuss things that actually work and things, like Open Houses, that just don't do any good! I really like this site for specificly THAT!"
Kerry Lucasse, Your Urban Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant (eXp Realty - Urban Nest Real Estate Group): Real Estate Agent in Atlanta, GA Kerry Lucasse, Your Urban Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant (eXp Realty - Urban Nest Real Estate Group) said over 6 years ago,
"After being a member of the ActiveRain community for almost 8 years, I can't even begin to highlight all of the successes. I've met so many wonderful real estate professionals and learned so much. My website rankings have significantly improved on Google and Yahoo, my Facebook pages are a success and I now have 1,001 new real estate tools in my toolbelt -- from CoolText to Picnik and DocuSign. If that's not enough, I've also increased my real estate business by at least 10 to 15% thanks to Active Rain and the 'Rainers."
Julie Metteer (Real Living Northwest): Real Estate Agent in Kirkland, WA Julie Metteer (Real Living Northwest) said over 6 years ago,
"I have found so many inspirational stories and great ideas on Active Rain that reading the featured articles is a part of my daily routine now. It has already helped me tremendously in my business and I toast the company's great success!"
Don Shaffer, Don Shaffer (HER Realtors): Real Estate Agent in Pickerington, OH Don Shaffer, Don Shaffer (HER Realtors) said over 6 years ago,
"ActiveRain has allowed me to widen my market reach, and provided several opportunities to assist both buyers and sellers with their real esate needs."
Gwenn Tanvas, The Mortgage Gal, 920.267.7891~ SMART - INNOVATIVE (NEXA Mortgage LLC an Equal Housing Lender NMLS # 1660690): Mortgage and Lending in Appleton, WI Gwenn Tanvas, The Mortgage Gal, 920.267.7891~ SMART - INNOVATIVE (NEXA Mortgage LLC an Equal Housing Lender NMLS # 1660690) said over 6 years ago,
"Since becoming a member of AR in late August I have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people from across the country. If have been wanting to expand my marketing and business associations into larger metropolitan areas. The problem was the physical distance which put a dampener on the opportunities to get to know new people.

Through Active Rain, I have been able to meet new friends/associates and build some really great relationships. As the result, I am working on the approval of two new customers that will be working with my new found friend in Southern Wisconsin. If it wasn't for Active Rain, I would not have had this opportunity. I am looking forward to many, many more.

Thanks to all who make this possible and the AR staff who continue to bring this network up notch after notch after notch."
Sean  Rosser, SBA Debt Consultant (Bridge Management Consulting): Services for Real Estate Pros in East Greenwich, RI Sean Rosser, SBA Debt Consultant (Bridge Management Consulting) said over 6 years ago,
"“I’ve worked with Sean Rosser and his team at Bridge Management over the past several years on a number of complex deals. Typically these are transactions where the market value of the company is less than the debts, frequently with personal guarantees involved for the business owner. Sean has the ability to work with me or my brokers at ROI to not only make these deals profitable for us, but also make us real heroes in the eyes of our clients. He is an expert in dealing with all the creditors and secured parties, creating substantial value for the business owner, and for the broker involved. Their ability to formulate and execute innovative strategies and negotiate settlements is truly impressive. Sean provides a benefit to any business broker and to their clients by turning a bad listing into a sale and a very happy client.”

I highly recommend Sean and his team at Bridge to any business broker who wants to have more satisfied clients, and make more money in the process. ”

- Gary Rayberg
President of New England Business Brokers Association"
Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD (Frankly Real Estate Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Manchester, MD Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD (Frankly Real Estate Inc.) said over 6 years ago,
"My ActiveRain Success Story.

Today’s settlement thanks to the power of ActiveRain!




I would never have considered marketing to Florida for home sales in Maryland, but, that’s exactly what happened. I didn’t know it when I started blogging. This network called ActiveRain was a place to meet real estate industry people and share information, learn, even vent once in a while with folks who speak my language.

Back in December, on the second to be exact, I received an email from Maria Kadau with Keller Williams Gulfside in Florida. She had the most kind words abut my blog and asked me if I’d consider a referral. That was December and today I had the privilege of taking her brother & his fiance to settlement on their first home.

Thank you Maria for this wonderful opportunity!



I am both proud & thankful to be a part of ActiveRain!"
Jessica Horton Jessica Horton Realty, Jessica Horton: I'm not #1... You Are! (Jessica Horton - Jessica Horton & Associates): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Griffin, GA Jessica Horton Jessica Horton Realty, Jessica Horton: I'm not #1... You Are! (Jessica Horton - Jessica Horton & Associates) said over 6 years ago,
"I can honestly say: Active Rain was life changing for me."
skb mart, skbmart (skbmart): Real Estate Agent in Coalmont, IN skb mart, skbmart (skbmart) said over 6 years ago,
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edwin gerald: Real Estate Agent in Green Pond, AL edwin gerald said over 6 years ago,
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Loreena and Michael  Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Prosper, TX Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) said over 6 years ago,
"Just 3 years ago, I was at a crossroad. I was pregnant and was ready to deliver the baby in October 2007. Most people would think I was crazy to start a new endeavor at that time. But who said I was normal?
I was at a stagnant point of my career. Yes, my real estate business. Though the broker whom I licensed under at that time supported and respected my faith-based business, I really didn't receive alot of benefits working under his business name. I ventured out to find out what I really needed and spoke to many people for advice. Where better to look than those who had constantly poured inspirations and symbols of success than those here in the 'Rain?
Going out on my own (independent brokerage, not purchasing a franchise) was scary. I had only licensed 4.5 years part-time and 6 months full-time by the time I made the decision. It also meant that I would be the sole Realtor(R) and broker of my brokerage. I wouldn't have resources to bounce ideas off of. I felt I didn't have enough bad transactions under my belt to go on my own.
I picked up the phone and reached out to some folks here in the 'Rain. One of them was Broker Bryant. On several occasions he continued to encourage me. I really looked up to him for his success I hope I could be someday and more importantly, he had fun selling real estate (with Bertha!) With many more blessings from others, I took that leap and went out on my own. It's the best decision I've ever made for myself. I wouldn't have it any other way. On top of that, now I contribute more to my charitable giving because I didn't have to pay my broker those transaction fees. I really could be ALL I want to be. I am the decision maker and I am the policy breaker. There's no better position to be in with a control personality that I have.
My Active Rain story didn't just stop there.
Today, I KNOW for a FACT that I am a much better realtor(R)/ broker because of Active Rain. There are some friends that I can just pick up the phone to call and start asking away. Friends I know when I send out an email, I could almost get an instant reply. What an amazing group of people you would find here in the 'Rain? We bounce marketing ideas, we check on each other's territories, we just have alot to talk about. Alot to encourage each other by. I got a Patience card from Sue White, I received a personal email from Larry Rigss about Vision Boards and Steve Shatsky "protected" me in a heated discussion. Every now and then, I get encouraging emails from people who aspire to be in my role someday. Active Rain let me connect with people that I otherwise wouldn't. I really do feel that my life is more rich now because of the people Active Rain connected in my life.
The human elements of this network is simply incredible. My knowledge about the real estate business increased so much because of my active participation here in the 'Rain. I have learnt so much more here in my 2 short years than I ever did in the 5 years with my 2 brokers. Need I say more about What Active Rain means to me?
Playing my role here as an active member of Active Rain is my way of giving back to the community. I share what I know along the way. I don't want to wait until I become a symbol of success. I believe I can be a contributing member on what little I know about real estate and life.
Just one last note: Active Rain has grown my business in ways I never imagined. Connected me with clients that now are friends. Client friends and Active Rain friends are treasures in my heart that I know I will take with me to eternity. I smile about that day. Now that's the power of my Active Rain."
Tom  Higgins, Thomas Higgins - Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors): Real Estate Agent in Plymouth Meeting, PA Tom Higgins, Thomas Higgins - Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors) said over 6 years ago,
"Ambler

Ardmore

Audubon

Blue Bell

Bridgeport*

Bryn Athyn*

Bryn Mawr

Collegeville*

Conshohocken*

Eagleville

East Greenville*

East Norriton

Evansburg

Flourtown

Fort Washington

Gilbertsville

Glenside

Green Lane*

Harleysville

Hatboro*

Hatfield*

Horsham

Jenkintown*

King of Prussia

Kulpsville

Lansdale*

Maple Glen

Montgomeryville

Narberth*

Norristown*

North Wales*

Oreland

Paper Mills

Penn Wynne

Pennsburg*

Plymouth Meeting

Pottsgrove

Pottstown*

Red Hill*

Rockledge*

Royersford*

Sanatoga

Schwenksville*

Skippack

Souderton*

Spring House

Spring Mount

Stowe

Telford*

Trappe*

Trooper

West Conshohocken*

West Norriton

Willow Grove

Wyncote

Wyndmoor

Havertown, Broomall, Newtown Square, Upper Darby, Drexel Hill, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Narberth, Penn Valley, Ardmore

Doylestown, Southampton, Chestnut Hill, Roxborough, Manayunk, Fairmount, Graduate Hospital, Fishtown, Pennsport

Queen Village, Northern Liberties, Art Museum, Center City, East Falls, Mount Airy"
David Fetveit (Flathead Lake Real Estate by David Fetveit): Real Estate Agent in Lakeside, MT David Fetveit (Flathead Lake Real Estate by David Fetveit) said over 6 years ago,
"Your #1 for buyers and sellers of Flathead Lake Real Estate and Flathead Valley Homes...brought to you by David Fetveit Real Estate Broker.

http://www.davidfetveit.com"
Terri Griffis, Realtor GA & AL, Columbus, Fort Benning, Lake Hard (Keller Williams Realty River Cities): Real Estate Agent in Columbus, GA Terri Griffis, Realtor GA & AL, Columbus, Fort Benning, Lake Hard (Keller Williams Realty River Cities) said over 6 years ago,
"I have been a bad blogger. I was out of the Rain for a while, really don't know why. Maybe because I got tired of sitting at the computer for long periods of time, maybe because I got lazy. Well, that's about to change. I received two calls in August, one from a buyer who found me through Goggle, the other from a seller living three hours north of me who also Googled for an agent. I am closing Tuesday on the buyer and have taken the listing from the seller. Two for Two! Now I will be a good blogger, I have seen how being active with the Rain can do wonders for my business. Update! I just sold the listing!
I received a buyer referral from a fellow activerainer in another city. I have had two showing appointments with the potential buyers and it is going well. Will keep everyone posted."
Mike Aavang, FHA /USDA/ VA / HOME IN 5  / CONVENTIONAL: Mortgage and Lending in Ahwatukee, AZ Mike Aavang, FHA /USDA/ VA / HOME IN 5 / CONVENTIONAL said over 6 years ago,
"I have to say joining Active Rain is a very smart way to be seen and herd from I actually just got a Active Rain Referall from a agent who is on Active Rain who has read some of my post and decided to give me a Shot and trusted me with her client !! WOW is all I can say ! Thanks Active Rain !! and of course Becky !!!"
Mark  Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results (Santa Barbara Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Santa Barbara, CA Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results (Santa Barbara Real Estate) said over 6 years ago,
"Between Active Rain and my web site www.TheRealEstateScene.com I've been able to provide my clients technological advantages that have resulted in very happy buyers and sellers. If you want the "edge up" in this market let me show you how Active Rain and my technology skills can help you in ways you might never have imagined!"
Joan Zappa, Professional treatment of our clients, brings awes (Eagles Wings Realty): Real Estate Agent in Montrose, CO Joan Zappa, Professional treatment of our clients, brings awes (Eagles Wings Realty) said over 6 years ago,
"Since I really started to get involved with Active Rain I have been able to network with very talented Professionals across the country. We have referred one client which resulted in a listing and a contract on their home. We are sending a potential buyer to the same area.
Active Rain is a fantastic social media outlet!!"