ActiveRain Success Stories

junkinirishman junkinirishman: Mortgage and Lending in junkinirishman junkinirishman said over 5 years ago,
"Junkin' Irishman is a privately owned and operated NJ Junk Removal and NJ Rubbish Removal company, which provides deck, shed and patio removal, exterior property clean-ups, and the removal of almost any type of unwanted junk and debris, throughout the Greater North Jersey Region.
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Kate McQueen, Tailored service for your real estate needs! (CB&A Realtors): Real Estate Agent in Cypress, TX Kate McQueen, Tailored service for your real estate needs! (CB&A Realtors) said over 5 years ago,
"In 2013, a couple that had been trying to sell their home for nearly nine months with another agent, contacted me after reading my blog post concerning a buyer's inspection report. I listed their home and it was under contract within TWO DAYS! They were VERY happy and only disappointed that they hadn't contacted me sooner. Active Rain is a valuable resourced to my business, and I work to provide needed information to home buyers and sellers.

Let me know what I can do to help you meet your real estate goals!"
Nancy Sillers, TOP PRODUCER! ALC, CNE, Epro, ABR, TAHS, CNE ((Keller Williams Burleson,Crowley,Joshua,Ft Worth, TX)): Real Estate Agent in Burleson, TX Nancy Sillers, TOP PRODUCER! ALC, CNE, Epro, ABR, TAHS, CNE ((Keller Williams Burleson,Crowley,Joshua,Ft Worth, TX)) said over 5 years ago,
"Real Estate in Burleson, TX. 76028
The news tells people that Real Estate is down.
I am here to tell you that Real Estate in my area is doing great! 2010 has been the best year that I have had in 5 to 6 years. I have looked at many reasons why I am doing better now than in a long time.

Some Reasons I improved:
Treating my Clients well in the past has brought me referrals that continue to grow.
The low interest rates should have helped everyone!
Working with Keller Williams has opened my eyes to the need to continue to grow in my technology skills.
Keep working and the closings will come!
Answer your phone and return phone calls to everyone even if it is by email.
Take time when working with your Clients. They deserve good service.

I am looking forward to 2010 with high hopes for my daughter now taking her Real Estate Classes.
I do need the help! LOL

Update for 2012: My daughter is now one of the top agents in Keller Williams Johnson County and I couldn't be prouder of her.

2013 is on the horizon and it is looking very promising.

2013 was my most productive year so far in my career. Keller Williams is the place to hang your Real Estate License. If you want more information concerning getting into Real Estate or Keller Williams, just contact me!!"
William "Bill" and Karen Farragher, SFR (EXIT Blue Water Realty, Matawan, NJ 07747): Real Estate Agent in Matawan, NJ William "Bill" and Karen Farragher, SFR (EXIT Blue Water Realty, Matawan, NJ 07747) said over 5 years ago,
"ActiveRain has helped our business grow more than we can count. We also learn quite a lot of information from everyone who posts."
Saul Mendoza, Real Estate Agent, Investor & Marketing Rockstar: Real Estate Agent in Phoenix, AZ Saul Mendoza, Real Estate Agent, Investor & Marketing Rockstar said over 5 years ago,
"My Objective is about creating wealth with passive investments secured by real estate for a safe and very attractive return. Most people try to generate a retirement income by following conventional wisdom and letting other people control their money, and make decisions for them."
Anna Banana Kruchten  CRB, CRS,  602-380-4886 (Phoenix Property Shoppe): Real Estate Agent in Phoenix, AZ Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, 602-380-4886 (Phoenix Property Shoppe) said over 5 years ago,
"Active Rain became a big part of my business building model in 2008. Little did I know when I first began blogging on Active Rain that I would learn at such a rapid rate on how to blog and market real estate on the Internet. "THE" top experts in the real estate industry were supporting and coaching me along the way - what a deal! I felt very lucky to have found the amazing resource of ActiveRain.

Active Rain is one of the BEST business decisions I've made in my 25 years in the profession. As I write this update it is now 2014 and I'm thriving and more passionate then ever about being a REALTORĀ® and being a member of ActiveRain. I am grateful for the countless people in Active Rain Community that have helped and supported me this past 6 years. And - I'm having a blast teaching and training all those agents that are just beginning their Internet Road Trip.

See you on the Internet! Come on - Jump in the Rain Today!"
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"Board certified plastic surgeon in Honolulu Hawaii Jeff Healy, M.D. offers plastic and reconstructive surgery for the breast, body and face."
David & Jeanean Gendron, Marketing and Technology Consultants (Trillium Real Estate Services): Services for Real Estate Pros in Redding, CA David & Jeanean Gendron, Marketing and Technology Consultants (Trillium Real Estate Services) said over 5 years ago,
"We have always used ActiveRain as an anchor point for all the work we do to build an effective and productive marketing system of interconnected marketing. For all our clients we recommend and know first hand just how effective AR is in terms of SEO. Our more valued reason, however is that it a beautiful place to learn and grow with Social Media and SEO. Everything you need to know is here and searchable....don't pay consultants when you can get it free here at ActiveRain. We have learned so much in the RAIN and it remains an anchor in our business."
Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties (The Address Realty): Real Estate Agent in Redding, CA Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties (The Address Realty) said over 5 years ago,
"I have been away for a while selling HUD Homes. We have had the HUD contract with Pemco for the last almost 3 years (May 2014). There were not enough hours in a day to do the work and no time for blogging or being in the RAIN. I've missed it very much and very glad to be transitioning back into a normal real estate business. I've been busy updating my profile and getting to know the new RAIN system. It's funny.....I'm a newbie all over again. I posted on FB about that fact and while posting....just remember back over all the growth I've experienced here in the RAIN. I have to give credit to ActiveRain for my growth as a writer and blogger. My exposure here in the forum has offered me so many opportunities and increased my learning curve exponentially beyond measure. Giving it up for the RAIN with a GREAT BIG THANK YOU! It's good to be back."
Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Consultants Palm Desert (RE/MAX #1 Agent 2018 to 2010 - Licenced Real Estate Agent for 26 Years): Real Estate Agent in Palm Desert, CA Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Consultants Palm Desert (RE/MAX #1 Agent 2018 to 2010 - Licenced Real Estate Agent for 26 Years) said almost 6 years ago,
"I have connected with many Home Buyers on Active Rain and was successful at helping buyers in finding their dream homes. I have sold a total of 7 homes from my Active Rain Profile and Blog. This blog platform is the best out there for Real Estate Agents, the leads have been really great and there is so much info shared by other Realtors to learn about. I am so glad to have found Active Rain and recommend it highly for Realtors. Update:
I just sold a home that was a referral from another Active Rain member!

I have just sold another home to a Active Rain client, making it 8 sales all together. This has been a fantastic lead source for our business.

I have also received several great referrals from Active Rain Members.

Update: 9th home sold from leads on Active Rain!

Update: 10th home sold from leads on Active Rain!"
Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title): Title Insurance in Seattle, WA Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) said almost 6 years ago,
"I've been blogging on Activerain since November 2008. I'd say my greatest success here is the many friendships I've made and continue to make. These friendships have grown and so has my business.

If the real estate industry is your profession and you've discovered the power of blogging as a viable tool to build your business, then this is the community to hone your skills. There's an amazing number of talented people here with a wide array of interests and talents. Take a look around, learn from the best, and join in the conversation."
Robert Fowler - 55CommunityGuide.com, 55+, Active Adult and Retirement Communities (President of Retirement Media Inc.): Services for Real Estate Pros in Braselton, GA Robert Fowler - 55CommunityGuide.com, 55+, Active Adult and Retirement Communities (President of Retirement Media Inc.) said almost 6 years ago,
"Well since joining AR, I have been introduced to the advanced world of blogging. The AR University courses are wonderful and worth the membership in itself. The people on AR are easy to relate to and share the kindred spirit of our common interest in real estate and technology."
Dave Johnson, Daves Alaska Homes (Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group-Wasilla): Real Estate Agent in Wasilla, AK Dave Johnson, Daves Alaska Homes (Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group-Wasilla) said almost 6 years ago,
"It's a pleasure to use a platform in order to connect with buyers and sellers and be able to share pertinent real estate news with Wasilla, Palmer and all of the Mat-Su Valley."
Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties (Windermere Peninsula Properties): Managing Real Estate Broker in Allyn, WA Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties (Windermere Peninsula Properties) said almost 6 years ago,
"First off Active Rain has taught me how to connect to anyone and everyone. I have had clients google me and then read my Active Rain posts. They feel that they know me before we even meet.

One of the greatest aspects of Active Rain is LOCALISM. It has been a wonderful tool to introduce clients moving here to our area. I have been able to post valuable resources and help them connect to just what they are looking for. Our local Chamber of commerce has even gotten involved and has started a site with similar features to connect the local business people and get us networking together.

One of the most impressive things that Active Rain has done for me, is to connect me to long lost family. Through my activity on Active Rain a cousin was able to find me that otherwise I may never have met. We are going to be getting together next Wednesday and I owe it all to Active Rain. Connecting people is where it is at."
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Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Aurora, CO Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) said almost 6 years ago,
"After making a splash in ActiveRain, I have formed relationships with many great people across the country. I have been lucky enough to receive referrals from agents in other states which turned into closed real estate transactions. I value the bonds I have made in ActiveRain and hope to be a valuable contributor on a daily basis."
Paula Stone: Services for Real Estate Pros in Saint George Island, FL Paula Stone said almost 6 years ago,
"ActiveRain is a great networking site for Real Estate Agent referrals. I hope to help our company Beach Pros Realty in St. George Island to get more buyers."
Buddy Pope, THE POPE OF REALTY (BEAN GROUP): Real Estate Agent in Bedford, NH Buddy Pope, THE POPE OF REALTY (BEAN GROUP) said almost 6 years ago,
"ActiveRain is instrumental to getting great SEO results and search engine placement for my clients. To buyers this translates into getting informative data to assist them when making a home purchase. On the listing end of my real estate business, I can think of no better site than ActiveRain to get my listings promoted and to share my local knowledge base about the towns where my listing properties are located. To sellers this translates into a SOLD property. The major search engines seem to like ActiveRain as they have rewarded me with very decent placement for my blog articles as long as they are rich in content. Yes, I use other sites too for my blogging, but one would be amiss in not blogging and sharing video clips on ActiveRain."
Todd  Gurley, Licensed Professional// Mortgage Loan Consultant (TurnKey Mortgage Services, Inc): Mortgage and Lending in Greensboro, NC Todd Gurley, Licensed Professional// Mortgage Loan Consultant (TurnKey Mortgage Services, Inc) said almost 6 years ago,
"I recently began using Active Rain again, I have been absent from using this channels for a few years. The website has definitely changed and for the better. I have began to have recent success with making contacts and began to develop a following. I expect with consistently adding value for other members, my success will only increase as time passes."
Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC): Education & Training in West Palm Beach, FL Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) said almost 6 years ago,
"I have met and connected with so many great professionals from all across North America. Some of the interaction has been online, and some has been by phone. Business relationships for today and in the future are being developed and cultivated. One of the most interesting occurrences is that my blogs have been picked up and republished in a variety of other blogs and newsletters across the world - usually unknown to me until after I see them in print."