ActiveRain Success Stories

Pierre Elie (RE/MAX Premier Realty Group): Real Estate Agent in Las Vegas, NV Pierre Elie (RE/MAX Premier Realty Group) said over 6 years ago,
"One of my first referrals in real estate was via a contact from ActiveRain because of my quick response, experience, and the level of customer service provided. I was able to assist an investor who was pressed for time in a residential 2nd home purchase in 3 weeks."
BethAnn Long, Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, Spokane Wa Real Estate (RE/MAX Inland Empire): Real Estate Agent in Spokane, WA BethAnn Long, Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, Spokane Wa Real Estate (RE/MAX Inland Empire) said over 6 years ago,
"I have had the privilege of working with referrals, buyers and sellers as a direct result from my Active Rain blogging efforts. I especially appriciate the professional network and shared information on Active Rain that helps me become a better, more progressive Realtor."
Terry Wilson, Kidder Mathews- Commercial - Olympia, WA (Kidder Mathews Commercial Real Estate): Commercial Real Estate Agent in Tumwater, WA Terry Wilson, Kidder Mathews- Commercial - Olympia, WA (Kidder Mathews Commercial Real Estate) said over 6 years ago,
"I have received many referrals from local residential agents, both in my office and from other offices. These referrals are the highest compliment that I can receive. I appreciate the trust and will continue to work hard to maintain it!"
Harry Myers (Florida Distress Home For Sale): Real Estate Agent in Jacksonville, FL Harry Myers (Florida Distress Home For Sale) said over 6 years ago,
"HARRY MYERS, REALTOR,GRI,CDPE,SFR, LIFE STORY…



Let me formally introduce myself. I am Harry Myers originating in Florence SC. I have

been basking in Florida Sunshine for 30+ years. I am morally upright and professionally seasoned. I am a practicing Christian in word and deed. I graduated from Florida International University in 1978… Majoring in Hospitality Management. Shortly thereafter, I became involved in Real estate… I have mastered many different aspects of Real Estate, such as, but not limited to, Property Management, Foreclosure/Distress Property. I have 15 + years as a Licensed Mortgage Broker …originating loans for families with A to D Credit Ratings.

I now am a GRI (Graduate Real Estate Institute) and Certified Distress Property Expert, often assisting and closing Distressed Properties for Investors, First Time Home Buyers or Move Up owners.

SFR (Short Sales Foreclosure Resources) is offered by the National Association of Realtors to prepare ourselves to be competent in handling these processes in a efficient manner for the Successful Closing of Distressed Real Estate.

I have assisted many investors in locating exceptional deals that offer anywhere from 10-40% Return On the Invested Dollar.

In additional to the foregoing, I am also a Certified Notary Signing Agent.

Now, living here in Jacksonville, Fl…I am perfectly happy and content to remain here and to

Grow along with this Beach Front City, To Be Bless and To Be A BLESSING TO MANY!"
Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog): Real Estate Agent in Myrtle Beach, SC Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) said over 6 years ago,
"I have received way too many blessings through ActiveRain to even begin to list them."
Kristine M., Real Estate Blogger & Marketing Specialist (Virtual Real Estate Blogger & Marketing Specialist): Services for Real Estate Pros in Portland, OR Kristine M., Real Estate Blogger & Marketing Specialist (Virtual Real Estate Blogger & Marketing Specialist) said over 6 years ago,
"Thank you ActiveRain for continuing to be the #1 online real estate network - full of valuable resources! My business continues to grow daily through my own blog, social media & of course here on ActiveRain. Over 80% of my clients are referrals from ActiveRain!"
Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia (RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax ): Real Estate Agent in Herndon, VA Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia (RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax ) said over 6 years ago,
"Active Rain has given an outstanding outlet to the best Realtors across the country. The blogging tools here are outstanding, allowing us to link to our other blogs as well as our website. The huge amount of consumer traffic that searches Active Rain gives us opportunities to be found by folks moving to the Northern Virginia communities of Reston, Herndon, Ashburn and Sterling. Areas that surround our nation's capital's major high tech corridor in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties."
John Holmes (Keller Williams Realty Flagship of Maryland): Real Estate Agent in Severna Park, MD John Holmes (Keller Williams Realty Flagship of Maryland) said over 6 years ago,
"Still waiting to have one that I can write about"
Marty and  Laurie Gale, Utah Realty | 801-205-3500 | UtahRealtyPlace.com (Utah Realty ): Real Estate Broker/Owner in South Jordan, UT Marty and Laurie Gale, Utah Realty | 801-205-3500 | UtahRealtyPlace.com (Utah Realty ) said over 6 years ago,
"It is an ongoing learning experience being a Realtor. Active rain helps me keep current on issues at hand."
Rochelle Kretchmar, Simply Irresistible Staging (GenEquity Mortgage ): Mortgage and Lending in Lewisville, TX Rochelle Kretchmar, Simply Irresistible Staging (GenEquity Mortgage ) said over 6 years ago,
"I received a call from an Agent to do an Evaluation, well it's been well over a year and we have done dozens of Evaluations & Simply Staged Home for her. One of her Listings Sold in 1 day! Very exciting. Thank you Active Rain!"
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers): Real Estate Agent in Haiku, HI Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) said over 6 years ago,
"Today I closed a sale of a house for $720,000 in Kula Maui. The seller was a referral from Barbara-Jo Roberts here in Activerain. Even though the seller had used another Maui Realtor previously when she had bought the home, because of the recommendation from her Florida Realtor she chose to work with me. Everything went as it should, and the home sold for very close to asking price. I really love how Activerain connects us agents so we can get to know each other and do this kind of networking.
I will be sure to keep on blogging, commenting, and learning all I can from this site.
Thank You Activerain!"
Nikesh Parekh, Technology Entrepreneur, Executive, & Investor (Suplari, Inc.): Services for Real Estate Pros in Seattle, WA Nikesh Parekh, Technology Entrepreneur, Executive, & Investor (Suplari, Inc.) said over 6 years ago,
"I am just getting started with ActiveRain, but I am amazed by the power of ActiveRain. The company and community have been inspirational and very welcoming of me, which I love. More tactically, my blog posts on ActiveRain continue to be much more relevant and have a higher search engine position than any other online activity I have. I look forward to a long and productive adventure here at ActiveRain."
Richard Willard, Richard Delane Willard (Asset Realty Group): Real Estate Agent in Bellevue, WA Richard Willard, Richard Delane Willard (Asset Realty Group) said over 6 years ago,
"I had a client find me on Linkedin, they then went to my website, where they connected to my blog and read articles I had written. Believing they had found someone they could relate to, who had the skills they were looking for, they contacted me for an appointment to view properties. We set a weekend date last August, a year ago. They came for a three day tour of properties in our area, and we focused in during those three days to the areas they liked best. We toured each home only once before they went back to California.

Withing a month, we had an accepted all cash transaction of the home of their choice for $2.6 million. Five months later they purchased another investment property from me for $541,000. Subsequently, having become super confident of the area values and wanting an additional home for a family member, I sold them a home within walking distance to their primary home for $1,790,000. All three of these transactions were all cash and closed promptly after writing the deals.

To think that I could have missed this client by not having a web presence, and an Active Rain blog is daunting. These people remain one of my best references locally, having completed three puchase transactions for them, one of which wasn't listed but fit their requirements perfectly."
Judith Abbott (Coldwell Banker Residential): Real Estate Agent in Dallas, TX Judith Abbott (Coldwell Banker Residential) said over 6 years ago,
"I send out a fair amount of referral business. Identifiying agents in other cities to whom I could send that business used to take hours and hours of research. Active Rain has changed all that. Now all I have to do is find AR agents who work in the area I am looking for. Their blog posting tell me pretty quickly about who they are, what kind of services they provide, and if they are going to be a good fit for my client. With AR, in a matter of less than 30 minutes I am able to develop a short list of 2 or 3 agents to interview by phone. It has really been a great way to quickly meet high-quality agents all over the country. Thank You Active Rain!"
Lori Scardina, Homes by Scardina (Arizona Premier Realty Homes and Land): Real Estate Agent in Surprise, AZ Lori Scardina, Homes by Scardina (Arizona Premier Realty Homes and Land) said over 6 years ago,
"Working as an Agent, I have been able to communicate with a lot of people through Active Rain that I would not necessarily be able to communicate with. It is nice to be able to tell of successes and ask for others thoughts when going through a challenge. I appreciate this site and all those who participate with each other."
Fernando Herboso - Broker for    Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group -  Broker 301-246-0001): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Gaithersburg, MD Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) said over 6 years ago,
"I can't just pinpoint one single post. .I'm all over the place, Google loves my posts because of the content I put and AR is my platform. . yes AR is my platform where I'm building a mega business empire.
I encourage anyone that wants to be in the front lines to do the same."
Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD (The Celtic Connection Realty): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Queen Creek, AZ Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD (The Celtic Connection Realty) said over 6 years ago,
"Since joining in 2008 and participating in Activerain blogging, our internet real estate leads have dramatically increased! Activerain blog articles have also increased our real estate knowledge base."
Brenda J. Andrew, Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX (ULTIMA REAL ESTATE): Real Estate Agent in Corpus Christi, TX Brenda J. Andrew, Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX (ULTIMA REAL ESTATE) said over 6 years ago,
"Being a member of ActiveRain has helped me target more buyers for my listings. Because of ActiveRain I am able to get my listings sold within 60 days or less."
Sidney Kutchuk, Property Management & Sales Experts  951-217-6745 (Property Management & Sales  at REALTY WORKS TEMECULA, CA 92590  (951) 217-6745): Managing Real Estate Broker in Temecula, CA Sidney Kutchuk, Property Management & Sales Experts 951-217-6745 (Property Management & Sales at REALTY WORKS TEMECULA, CA 92590 (951) 217-6745) said over 6 years ago,
"In just 6 months of bloging with ActiveRain 14 Clients have listed & SOLD their homes with us here at
Realty Works Temecula. We are now on the 1 page of Goggle & Bing for Temecula Short Sales.


UPDATE all 14 CLIENTS HOMES HAVE APPROVED & SOLD using our SHORT SALE Service!

Realtor.com canceled due to Active Rain.

This is not a weather report but more of a financial report.

I was an early adopter of Realtor.com I would easily shell out thousands of dollars per year to them for the privilege
of being a featured agent on their web site. I would get a call once a year from my representative at just about renewal time leting me know just how great they are and that I should also sign up for more or their expensive features.I alway fell for the slick reports and hype and renewed.Then came along Active Rain and for less than $40.00 a month I was getting results! First page on Google!Clients were all of a sudden calling me and my business took a leap in just a few months of blogging on Active Rain. So much for the the fancy hype and reports from Realtor.com

Realtor.com has been canceled due to the success of Active Rain. (humor)


SEE REMARKS ABOVE."
Lynn B.  Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers (Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Atlanta, GA Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers (Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...) said over 6 years ago,
"Success Story?
Just being in ActiveRain is a success in itself.
What an amazing community!
Have a happy day-
Lynn!"