ActiveRain Success Stories

The Powell Team- Remax Executive Realty, Helping YOU Make the Right Move! (RE/MAX Executive Realty): Real Estate Agent in Midland, NC The Powell Team- Remax Executive Realty, Helping YOU Make the Right Move! (RE/MAX Executive Realty) said over 10 years ago,
"Active Rain has been a great source of information for all types of real estate related information, including the latest technology for Realtors, fresh marketing ideas, and much more. We've met quite a few new clients through Active Rain and received referrals from other Active Rain members. Active Rain has definitely had a positive impact on our business."
Peggy Roell, Realtor  Avon Simsbury Canton Farmington Valley CT (RE/MAX Advantage LLC): Real Estate Agent in Avon, CT Peggy Roell, Realtor Avon Simsbury Canton Farmington Valley CT (RE/MAX Advantage LLC) said over 10 years ago,
"Since joining Active Rain less than two weeks ago I have read hundreds of posts, made a few comments, but the enthusiasm for the real estate business, even in this economy is amazing. The need to be online and capture leads early is all to obvious. My website is under way, I have already begun getting some leads, have shown condos to one person and expect to write an offer this week...all because of the momentum I got from reading the Active Rain posts. Thanks to everyone."
TERESA KASH DAVIS (KASH MORTGAGE): Mortgage and Lending in Lexington, KY TERESA KASH DAVIS (KASH MORTGAGE) said over 10 years ago,
"We have received calls from Active Rain. I love that Active Rain helps dedicated professionals connect!"
Jean McGillick (Coldwell Banker): Real Estate Agent in Chelmsford, MA Jean McGillick (Coldwell Banker) said over 10 years ago,
"ActiveRain has provided another source of revenue from referrals I never would have received and a fantastic resource for improving my business. Great way to reach out to other knowledge, ambitious top producers."
Michael Gratz, St. Louis Realtor & Resident - Sold on City Living (PREA Signature Realty): Real Estate Agent in Saint Louis, MO Michael Gratz, St. Louis Realtor & Resident - Sold on City Living (PREA Signature Realty) said over 10 years ago,
"I am a new member of ActiveRain. However, our brokerage has required us to matriculate in the ActiveRain University. ActiveRain is more than a water cooler, social networking site. It is a great place to share real life experiences and information regarding real estate sales. So far, ActiveRain has been a great place to relax and learn."
Quad Cities My RealTeam (Mel Foster Co.) (Keith Allen Allborty ): Real Estate Agent in Davenport, IA Quad Cities My RealTeam (Mel Foster Co.) (Keith Allen Allborty ) said over 10 years ago,
"I'm still waiting for that big success, but I have learned more and got ideas faster and better than I could have done on my own. I've learned a lot about SEO, Marketing, AR, Blogging, and Everything."
Bruce & Mary Smith, REALTORS, Savannah Lakes Village McCormick SC (Savannah Lakes Homes): Real Estate Agent in McCormick, SC Bruce & Mary Smith, REALTORS, Savannah Lakes Village McCormick SC (Savannah Lakes Homes) said over 10 years ago,
"Bruce and I are positive people and we are always looking for ways to grow our business and to become more successful! 2009 is going to be a banner year for our success! In August, 2008, we had heard nothing of ActiveRain and knew little of blogging. We attended the yearly convention for the South Carolina Association of REALTORS® in Charleston, SC, and attended several sessions on social networking. Amy Chorew made an outstanding presentation that intrigued us with the possibilities. Nick Kremydas, our SC Association CEO conducted a session that made us realize how out-of-touch we were wih the new technology - not even knowing the ins and outs of Twitter, Facebook, etc. On returning home, we joined AR and 'lurked' around for a couple of months - not having an idea of if or how we could participate. Where's the success? The success is a work in progress. It is made up of having access to vast amounts of information about the real estate profession. It made up of the new member friends and the AR staff from all over the country who have encouraged us! We've only had one referral so far but we know more are to come. The success is enhansed by the SEO class I am taking from Katerina Gasset. ActiveRain is providing and will continue to provide the opportunity to be successful REALTORS® and we intend to be there all the way!"
Linda Evans (Allen Tate): Real Estate Agent in Belmont, NC Linda Evans (Allen Tate) said over 10 years ago,
"Being originally from Michigan, I can appreciate the stress and excitement of relocating. Moving can be intimidating regardless if you are moving across the country or across the subdivison. My clients know that I have their best interest in mind, they can relax while I become their eyes and ears. I truly enjoy meeting new people everyday and turning them into lifelong clients, and friends. Activerain has allowed me to be contacted by clients and other agents that are curious about Gaston and Mecklenburg Counties. I am often asked by other agents what I am doing that has allowed me success in real estate, my answer is simply, I love what I do, and I'm good at it!"
Jennifer Berkeley (Urban Presentations): Home Stager in Vancouver, BC Jennifer Berkeley (Urban Presentations) said over 10 years ago,
"I have been able to connect with some fabulous home stagers on Active Rain! I was privledged to take part in a Staging Round Table coordicated by Stage it Forward. It is so great to be able to network with stagers all over North America."
Mission Sands (Mission Sands): Services for Real Estate Pros in Pacific Beach, CA Mission Sands (Mission Sands) said over 10 years ago,
"I just started with Active Rain but like the networking and ideas that I can get from this network."
Miles Holt (Amvest Financial Group): Services for Real Estate Pros in Charlotte, NC Miles Holt (Amvest Financial Group) said over 10 years ago,
"I have enjoyed the opportunity to meet and network with some great individuals on this site. Hopefully i will be able to meet more and also do plenty of business in the near future."
Gary Borders (Borders Construction): Home Builder in Shelby, NC Gary Borders (Borders Construction) said over 10 years ago,
"I am learning so much from AR. Best thing I ever did when it comes to networking."
Justin Ukaoma, Kansas City Real Estate Investments (Vizion KC): Real Estate Agent in Kansas City, MO Justin Ukaoma, Kansas City Real Estate Investments (Vizion KC) said over 10 years ago,
"Earlier today I met with a pre approved potential buyer whose been following our home renovations on the VizionKC blog. Honestly I was a little surprised. Sure, I look at my ActiveRain stats every now again and I check my website traffic daily but other than the folks here on ActiveRain I really didn’t think potential customers were actually following our home renovations and thinking to themselves “this could be my home someday.”

Obviously this was my intention from the beginning I mean why else would I bother going out to each of our renovation projects each week and taking pictures and writing a progress post.

The couple I met with have been reading my blog for the past 4 months. The house they originally wanted (James A Reed) sold before they had a chance to take a look. Since then they’ve been waiting on Vizion to do another home in the Raytown school district where their children go to school. Once they saw that we’d purchased 9808 E 76th Tr in Raytown, MO they decided to get pre approved.

When I met with them today I had no idea that they had been reading my blog but I started to wonder when the wife started talking about how much the bigger the kitchen looked after we had changed the layout. Unlike most buyers they knew all the specs of the house including when it was built, how many bedrooms we added, they even remembered that the master bathroom was the only bathroom with a tub. I plan on meeting with them tomorrow and hopefully writing an offer.

I guess it’s true what they say… You never know whose reading your blog. Maybe even a potential buyer."
Michael Ross, North Shore of Boston (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage): Real Estate Agent in Beverly, MA Michael Ross, North Shore of Boston (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) said over 10 years ago,
"I have several transactions based on leads generated from ActiveRain. One of the most memorable was helping a client find affordable housing in Andover, MA which is a very affluent community so that her children would start their education in a good school district."
Cindy Leiterman, Green Bay, WI (Resource One Realty, LLC): Real Estate Agent in Green Bay, WI Cindy Leiterman, Green Bay, WI (Resource One Realty, LLC) said over 10 years ago,
"I have acquired two buyers as the result of my activity on Active Rain"
Joe Rogers, CRP, GMS Chapel Hill Real Estate (The Rogers Team @ RE/MAX Winning Edge): Real Estate Agent in Chapel Hill, NC Joe Rogers, CRP, GMS Chapel Hill Real Estate (The Rogers Team @ RE/MAX Winning Edge) said over 10 years ago,
"Posting our listings and market updates to Localism via ActiveRain has significantly increased click through to our web site and requests for property searches. It took a few months to get rolling but by diligently following up on market updates and presenting properties with great graphics and widgets, it has really paid off."
David Phelps (The Roofing Company, Inc.): Home Builder in Portsmouth, VA David Phelps (The Roofing Company, Inc.) said over 10 years ago,
"Active Rain has given me Google Juice! Before AR you could put Roof David Phelps in Google and you would find a Gospel Singer. Now you find a Roofer!"
YVETTE VALDES (Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty Associates): Real Estate Agent in Homestead, FL YVETTE VALDES (Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty Associates) said over 10 years ago,
"One of my customers called me yesterday and stated that he had lost my card but was able to find me through Active Rain. I was really excited. Thank you Active Rain for being around."
Jeff Sibert (Integrity Home Buyers): Real Estate Sales Representative in Washington, DC Jeff Sibert (Integrity Home Buyers) said over 10 years ago,
"Recently we got a great deal under contract. It was a Single Family House in New Market, Maryland. We got the Bank to accept our offer of $46,250 on a property worth $280,000! Yeap that's right 16.5%. Now we sold that fantastic deal to one of our new rehab investors for $118,000. Our rehab investor will put about $50,000 in rehab into the property and make a NET PROFIT of about $85,000! Not bad for a slow market HUH??

We are finding great deals across the entire states of Maryland and Virginia. And as always, Washington DC metropolitain areas."
Everard Korthals, Hershey PA Real Estate, 55+ Senior Real Estate Specialist (Castellum Realty LLC - Hershey PA homes for sale): Services for Real Estate Pros in Hershey, PA Everard Korthals, Hershey PA Real Estate, 55+ Senior Real Estate Specialist (Castellum Realty LLC - Hershey PA homes for sale) said over 10 years ago,
"In really just 1 1/2 months Active Rain has allowed numerous international clients to find us. One of these clients just recently contacted us to advertise their 4 million dollar property in Argentina. The power of Active Rain is tremendous and the google juice garnered by it is second to none. When we first came to the network we were busy learning and contributing, but once we started using our blog to dominate our local competition, everything came full circle and it was easy to see how the little investments we had made on Localism during the Land Rush all made sense and were well worth it. The outside Active Rain blogs are another incredible way to spread yourself over the internet and be picked up by Google via the unique tag structure which coupled with your localism content will greatly increase your chances to get noticed. If comparing this to lead generation systems, the conversion of leads/clients is unmatched. Our blog has helped us generate numerous sales and various new clients and our recommendation for realtors to join this network couldn't praise the efforts of the helpful staff enough. You will never find a more caring group of individuals at the helm who work endlessly to give their users the very best the network can offer.

Want to learn more about Active Rain? Below is a short summary of this great network.

Active Rain, the largest social real estate network, provides professionals the ability to "empower" themselves through social networking, blogging and by marketing themselves to consumers and real estate professionals alike. Designed to help "People help People", Active Rain allows realtors specifically to learn more about internet and real estate strategies to help build their consumer's buying experience in this highly competitive industry. Technology based, Active Rain allows one to stay in touch with ever changing market conditions. If you are a real estate agent, broker, investor, lender, mortage professional, real estate trainer, financial advisor, internet marketing specialist, appraiser, virtual tour owner ... there's something for you on this network.

Relationship based, real estate professionals and consumers alike can benefit from buyer/seller information, industry news, market trends and investing secrets allowing you to gain invaluable experience over your competition. Video is a key component for real estate 2.0 professionals to help build your portfolio. One can do this on Active Rain using Mixpo, an additional feature which allows realtors a simple solution to create, edit and produce top quality video for use on their blogs, profiles and websites. In today's atmosphere, competition is stiff. While Active Rain helps real estate professionals grow state-wide, Localism helps their case within specific communities. This sister site also allows members to showcase their listings directly to consumers in specific target markets. More info

New to this network? Please take the time to read our Help/FAQ page which will assist you to become a viable member of this great network. Should you have any questions for our staff, Contact Brad Andersohn, Rich Jacobsen or Bob Stewart and they will reply promptly."