ActiveRain Success Stories

Donna Bacher, Broker (PureRealty Brokerage): Real Estate Sales Representative in Hamilton, ON Donna Bacher, Broker (PureRealty Brokerage) said over 6 years ago,
"I love Active Rain! Thanks to Active Rain, I've met many Agents that I've been able to refer to and Agents that have referred excellent clients to me! It's a wonderful way to research other agents and find an agent that's a perfect match for your clients! Thank you Active Rain!!"
Barbara Brant, Barbara Brant (REMAX Welcome Home): Real Estate Agent in Middleboro, MA Barbara Brant, Barbara Brant (REMAX Welcome Home) said over 6 years ago,
"I had been contacted by a First Time Homebuyer about a listing that I had. It turns out the listing did not really match what she was looking for.

I was dealing with the wife of the family as the husband was deployed to Pakiston, this was not his first deployment. My customer and I became quite friendly and I became very fond of her and her son. Her job was to find a home for her husband to come home to that he could enjoy peace and quiet and adjust himself to being back in the states.

I was able to locate a house that met their needs. It was unfortunate that the seller of the home was going through a relationship breakup so there were items that normally would have been addressed prior to sale, the major being that we had had a large snow storm a few days before closing and we could barely get up the driveway and get in.

My customer was not the least bit upset, she said no problem I will go there and shovel. She had limited time to get the house ready for her husbands return and I did not think she realized the work involved with the shoveling. I was fortunate enough to contact a plow driver and while we were at the closing he came by and plowed and shoveled so the buyer could get busy getting the inside of the home ready for her husbands return.

This sale gave me a lot of pride, feeling that I could do some small part for our Serviceman and his family for the service he continues to give for us."
Jaynelle Bell, JD, For Your Happiness and Wealth (Watermark Properties Real Estate): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Hercules, CA Jaynelle Bell, JD, For Your Happiness and Wealth (Watermark Properties Real Estate) said over 6 years ago,
"Just closed escrow on an Active Rain referral. Thanks Active Rain !"
Stephen P. Panczak, Sr, MBA, Realtor, Property Mgm't, LCAM: Real Estate Agent in Palm Beach, FL Stephen P. Panczak, Sr, MBA, Realtor, Property Mgm't, LCAM said over 6 years ago,
"WITHIN MY FIRST YEAR ON ACTIVE RAIN, I HAD SEVERAL REFERRALS THAT LEAD TO THE SUCCESS OF TWO (2) CLOSED TRANSACTIONS. THANK YOU ACTIVE RAIN FOR YOUR PARTNERSHIP AND MY NEW CIRCLE OF FRIENDS."
Axay Parekh, AxTulsa Realty Group (Keller Williams Realty): Real Estate Agent in Tulsa, OK Axay Parekh, AxTulsa Realty Group (Keller Williams Realty) said over 6 years ago,
"My neighbor Laura was at a dinner party and had a friend that was wanting to buy a house, and she found my contact information on Active Rain and was able to reffer her friend to me and help me with a refferal and i was able to find her friend a new home..."
Donna Phillips (Colorado Western Group): Managing Real Estate Broker in Pueblo, CO Donna Phillips (Colorado Western Group) said over 6 years ago,
"Over 10-years in assisting buyers and sellers, successfully, in Southern Colorado."
Jennifer Van Loon, Jennifer Van Loon Realtor (Premium Properties Real Estate Services): Real Estate Agent in Orlando, FL Jennifer Van Loon, Jennifer Van Loon Realtor (Premium Properties Real Estate Services) said over 6 years ago,
"''Good communication is the cornerstone of any successful relationship. You can count on me to provide you with the information you need on a schedule and in a manner that suits you best..."
Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (LakeView Realty Enterprises, Inc): Real Estate Agent in Lake Arrowhead, CA Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (LakeView Realty Enterprises, Inc) said over 6 years ago,
"My "first" AR success story came after I entered a contest, came in third, then my NEW client found me because of the story I wrote; Lake Arrowhead's Bracken Fern Manor and ties to Mobster Bugsy Segal."
Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ): Services for Real Estate Pros in Franklin, MA Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) said over 6 years ago,
"My first condominium buyer contact happened on day #41 of Active Rain Blogging. I wrote a blog about it and titled it "My Team Members Are Handing Out Cigars"..... well, it was my second featured post !!!! When it rains it pours.
This is day #49 on Active Rain and I received my first buyer phone call from the great placement on the internet. The buyer called on our Active Adult Communities, and we now have an appointment to show her the condos this saturday. That's two buyers within the first 49 days. I think that's marvelous. Thank you Active Rain.
It's now 4.5 months since I joined Activerain. My team members had an open house at two of our subdivisions. The activity was tremendous. We had 30 people and the majority of those who attended read about the subdivisions and the open house events on google. That was great news for me. I submit blogs on our inventory everyday, and I will continue to do that until the subdivisions are sold out.
I am now sending out direct mail marketing postcards for single family homes in Franklin, Ma. and the calls are coming in. As we list the various properties, I am blogging about them every day. After just 4 days of blogging, we sold a luxury colonial. Blogging has made a world of difference to The Todaro Team.

This is March 7th and it's been 5 months of blogging. Today, at our Meadowbrook Heights open house, a visitor relayed that she reads my blogs every day. That was great news to hear, but it was even better to hear that she was interested in reserving a condo at this subdivision because of reading the blogs and she was also interested in marketing her present condo with us. Today was a very successful day in the Rain.

This is May 7th and this morning I received an message in my ActiveRain comment section from a potential buyer. He read my posts on google about my team's active adult communities and his mother now has an appointment with us to see our subdivisions. She'll be moving to Franklin from Cape Cod.....We love to get those messages.


This is June 13th and Lorraine Kuney, my point person for new construction and team member, was having an open house event at Sandy Knoll Estates in Franklin, MA. The first couple who visited saw my open house blog with a google search. They are transferring to this area and want to live in Franklin. They were directed to the open house thanks to ActiveRain and are very interested in building a new home at Sandy Knoll Estates. Thank you ActiveRain. Great traffic is driven to our open house events every weekend by ActiveRain blogs."
Konnie Mac McCarthy, Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!" (MacNificent Properties, LLC): Real Estate Agent in Cobb Island, MD Konnie Mac McCarthy, Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!" (MacNificent Properties, LLC) said over 6 years ago,
"Okay... I have to say that I am not exaggerating when I say that Active Rain saved my business this year... !!!! I try to read as many posts as I can..it was one post, very late one night I read, that put me in touch with an online group I joined.. Through this online group, I befriended a couple of people.... These people gave me information that turned my year around. They guided me through becoming and REO agent....I was able to get my own listings..and survive the year... All Thanks to Active Rain...thank you... thank you...thank you.....

Another success story I have is about all the SEO people I have met on here...one inparticular is Kay Frenzer. Kay is going to work on my website for me.. helping me tweak it to come up higher in the search rankings... Another..thank you thank you to Active Rain

I have been reading Brian Blocks blog on Active Rain for quite some time now. I have been looking for another brokerage firm to join... and was contacted by a recruiter from RE/MAX company, she said, that she wanted to meet with me..and talk about joing RE/MAX, and also, wanted me to meet the broker in charge...who happened to be Brian Block.. I thought is was a fascinating turn of events, due to Brians Blog and what I know of him from here on Active Rain, it made my decision to join RE/MAX that much easier... :)"
Margie Todd, Margie Todd (Ridge River Realty, LLC): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Sagle, ID Margie Todd, Margie Todd (Ridge River Realty, LLC) said over 6 years ago,
"My Clients are my best references !"
David Henry, David Henry: Real Estate Broker/Owner in Beaumont, AB David Henry, David Henry said over 6 years ago,
"Henry"
Karen  Walls (REMAX CLASSIC): Real Estate Agent in Farmington Hills, MI Karen Walls (REMAX CLASSIC) said over 6 years ago,
"Learning from these agents here...realizing just when I thought I heard it all! I get a laugh every time I am here or learn something new. Success in my world is laughter, the down times and the pages and pages of learning new things not yet thought about and being a student always! This is what hopefully enables me to not only be a better agent at my craft but above all to become a better human being~! Now that is paramount!"
Dawn A Fabiszak, The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience! (Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado): Real Estate Agent in Aurora, CO Dawn A Fabiszak, The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience! (Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado) said over 6 years ago,
"I wrote a post, My Successful Week in the Rain, http://activerain.com/blogsview/2172982/my-successful-week-in-the-rain. which describes the ups and downs in my past week. It starts out as follows:
As I write this post, my points total is 299,850. Once I submit this, I will clear 300K points, This week has really been a week of achievement. I gained the #1 position in the city of Aurora and for Arapahoe County in Colorado and moved from the #10 position in the state to the #8 position and received a referral from a wonderful agent here on ActiveRain. What more could one ask?"
Carla Dimond, (Silicon Valley) (CATARRA): Real Estate Agent in Mountain View, CA Carla Dimond, (Silicon Valley) (CATARRA) said over 6 years ago,
"I had a situation with one of my buyers where the appraisal for the home came back quite low compared to the asking price. I asked the AR community for advice and I got immediate help with some very helpful strategies. I also got follow-up email from the community to see if the transaction was completed. I recommend being part of the AR community to all the other agents in my office."
Barbara Click, Your Mesa Arizona REALTOR (Solutions Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Mesa, AZ Barbara Click, Your Mesa Arizona REALTOR (Solutions Real Estate) said over 6 years ago,
"ActiveRain has been a really great find for me! I have closed at least 7 extra deals this last year because of this wonderful blogging site! I also learn a lot from reading the blog posts of others. Good job ActiveRain!!"
Vicki Swain, Vicki Swain (Silvercreek Realty Group): Real Estate Sales Representative in Boise, ID Vicki Swain, Vicki Swain (Silvercreek Realty Group) said over 6 years ago,
"Farm and Ranches
Idaho and Eastern Oregon are among the most historical and desirable Farm and Ranch real estate areas. With breathtaking views of beautiful mountain ranges and sparkling rivers and streams, it is the true West; with rich soil farmland and large vistas with the some of the most desirable grazing available for cattle and horses. I have the knowledge and experience to find just what you are looking for.

Acreages
Perhaps you are looking for a place to farm or spread out and get away from it all. The Western Treasure Valley offer areas of wide open spaces waiting for you. I can assist you in buying land that is suitable to your needs in size, topography and price.

Horse Properties
Whether it be hobby horse acreage or a vast expanse of grazing land for your herd, I will find the ideal property for you and your animals. From barns, pastures and riding arenas to wide open spaces where roping and barrel racing may take place, there is a property to fit your needs and I can assist you in finding it.
Whether you are looking to buy or sell, I look forward to working you."
Tni LeBlanc, RealtorĀ®, J.D., Tenacious Tni (805) 878-9879 (Mint Properties, Lic. #01871795): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Santa Maria, CA Tni LeBlanc, RealtorĀ®, J.D., Tenacious Tni (805) 878-9879 (Mint Properties, Lic. #01871795) said over 6 years ago,
"I got a a referral for a listing from Active Rain about a month after I began using it. The agent contacts I've made have been extremely important. As an independent, belonging to a community like Active Rain is vital."
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Bobi Bigelow, Advertising / Marketing Administrator (Jim Green Realty): Services for Real Estate Pros in Fort Myers, FL Bobi Bigelow, Advertising / Marketing Administrator (Jim Green Realty) said over 6 years ago,
"I am so thankful for Active Rain because I have been able to meet so many wonderful people in this business area and I have learned so much through this social media. What a blessing."