ActiveRain Success Stories

Tj Stroben (California Residential Consulting): Real Estate Agent in Carlsbad, CA Tj Stroben (California Residential Consulting) said over 6 years ago,
"In one week, three clients googled me - and found me here!"
Mark  Taylor Mortgages, 602-361-0707 #MarkTaylor #Awesomerates NMLS#207897 (and for 1st Time Buyers, Move Up Buyers & Investors ): Mortgage and Lending in Scottsdale, AZ Mark Taylor Mortgages, 602-361-0707 #MarkTaylor #Awesomerates NMLS#207897 (and for 1st Time Buyers, Move Up Buyers & Investors ) said over 6 years ago,
"Posted my first blog of any merit on Nov 20th. The goal was to show the power of AR in Google placement to my agent partners. My name Mark Taylor has to compete with Mark Taylor Residential Arizona - an apartment company with deep pockets and an aggressive internet department. Within 25 minutes my AR blog surpassed my website of 16 years and the apartment company that promotes hundreds of locations and spend thousands a month. I placed in the number one spot. 40 days later I am still there ~ Thanks Doug and Steve I have drunk from the fountain of Google Juice and I am hooked no more Tang for me! - feel free to try mark taylor arizona - and see for yourselves"
Julia Maher, Connecticut Home Stager (Nestings:  Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes): Home Stager in Fairfield, CT Julia Maher, Connecticut Home Stager (Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes) said over 6 years ago,
"60% of my Home Staging business comes from savvy sellers who find me on the internet, usually prior to listing their homes. They were not referred by a real estate agent, friend or family member. My strong internet presence is directly attributable to my blogging and participation here on ActiveRain! In addition, I've learned more from the AR "panel of experts" (more than 300,000 strong!) about Staging, real estate, blogging, social media, and life than I ever expected I could. I encourage anyone involved in real estate to sign up and start blogging. It's a great forum for sharing, promotion, and self-expression. ActiveRain works!"
Ilyce Glink, Best-selling author, award-winning TV/radio host. (Think Glink Media): Services for Real Estate Pros in Chicago, IL Ilyce Glink, Best-selling author, award-winning TV/radio host. (Think Glink Media) said over 6 years ago,
"Ilyce Glink's one year anniversary on Active Rain is coming up and she could not be more thrilled with the reception she has gotten on the site. She recently joined the 100,000+ points club and is very excited to continue."
Melanie Gurley, Solid Source Realty Georgia (Solid Source Realty Georgia): Real Estate Agent in Cumming, GA Melanie Gurley, Solid Source Realty Georgia (Solid Source Realty Georgia) said over 6 years ago,
"I received a call from a Buyer who saw my profile on ActiveRain. He liked that I was a Florida Gator and wanted my help in relocating to Georgia! Wow... ActiveRain really is a great way to meet people looking for assistance with their moves. Thank you ActiveRain!

I recently recieved a call from a seller relocating through Cartus. She read my profile and testimonial from a past Cartus Seller and said she wanted to meet with me asap. I have her home listed now and we are working on an offer already! Thanks ActiveRain for helping share my information with the public."
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage): Real Estate Sales Representative in Brampton, ON Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) said over 6 years ago,
"ActiveRain has enabled us to easily make contact with other Agents far & wide. It has also helped us to learn something new everyday, whether it be in our active field of real estate or in our "sideline" activities such as blogging! Thanks ActiveRain!

SECOND ACTIVE RAIN SUCCESS STORY- Were checking out other Agents and what are they doing and stumbled across the Hey Rick! site. Rick Sergison had posted his listing and it looked real good, so we asked him how he did it. Rick graciously answered and quickly offering his help & support. We also now have a good referral lead, because Rick is close enough for referrals and too far away for us to sell in his neighbourhood. Huge Kudoos to Rick Sergison, this is what AR is supposed to be about!

THIRD ACTIVE RAIN SUCCESS STORY - is with the helpful and insightful people who have answered our many many questions with regards our own marketing ideas and the new techical world of the web!

FOURTH ACTIVE RAIN SUCCESS STORY - the wonderful comaraderie and friendships formed here. Imagine this, Russel Ray notices that Rick Serginson has not been blogging or commenting, so Russel emails Rick to make sure he is ok. Where on a social network, do you find better friendship displayed than this? Kudos RUSSEL RAY, ACTIVE RAIN and its MEMBERS.

Active Rain is so much to us, it is almost hard to explain. How do you begin to explain the meaningful relationships that are built here? The way out of the blue Margaret Rome gives us a phone call, on posting about vacationing in Naples, we are contacted by an AR member inviting us to meet them, about Ed Silva driving to Niagara Falls so we can meet! But Active Rain is so much more than that, how exciting when we are contacted by a prospective buyer from Norfolk Virginia and a couple in our own hometown requesting to sell, both contacting us through Active Rain. Now that means dollars in our pockets if we work hard enough! Best lead generator ever!

FIFTH ACTIVE RAIN SUCCESS STORY!

We were contacted by a lady who had read our blog about the Ritz Towers condominium in our area, she needed to sell her Mothers condo. This lady lives 45 minutes away from our City and didn't have a clue who we are, anything about our marketing and had obviously never received any of our marketing materials. She called strictly because we had followed Bob Stewart's advice and blogged on our communities. That alone gave her enough confidence to list the condo with us! Thanks Active Rain, Thanks a million Bob Stewart!"
Sharon Tara,  New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations): Home Stager in Portsmouth, NH Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) said over 6 years ago,
"It was through ActiveRain that I received contact from Judy Tuscano, Realtor in Epping, NH. Judy contacted me to participate in a Sellers Seminar at her office. She has also sent me several referrals. She was the first ActiveRain friend that I got to meet in person and I know she won't be the last."
M. David Shapiro, attymdshapiro (GetMeJustice.com): Real Estate Agent in Sarasota, FL M. David Shapiro, attymdshapiro (GetMeJustice.com) said over 6 years ago,
"AV-rated civil trial lawyer and board certified by the Florida Bar. Managing Partner of Shapiro Goldman Babboni.

http://www.getmejustice.com"
Chris  Starling, Vice President - Sr. Mortgage Advisor (Arbor Mortgage Group NMLS 91027): Mortgage and Lending in Bend, OR Chris Starling, Vice President - Sr. Mortgage Advisor (Arbor Mortgage Group NMLS 91027) said over 6 years ago,
"A Real Estate Broker needed a lender for his California Borrower. He found me on Active Rain and he saved his client money as well as landed him a better rate than the Bank he was intiially approved with. Thank You Active Rain Community"
Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Shrewsbury, MA Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) said over 6 years ago,
"ActiveRain has provided me with the most innovative ideas and tools for staying at the forefront of real estate technology. I published a blog, incorporated social media into my business, created Pages on Facebook, developed a community web site, used video in my listings, and improved my digital photography. My clients appreciate my willingness to use so many forms of technology, and I have made many great contacts - all because of the generous and knowledgeable people on ActiveRain."
Scott Hoen, VP, Marketing Systems & Sales Tech, 714-270-9607 (TitleCapture.com): Title Insurance in Carson City, NV Scott Hoen, VP, Marketing Systems & Sales Tech, 714-270-9607 (TitleCapture.com) said over 6 years ago,
"I have been connected to several people that I would not have if I weren't blogging on Active Rain. Not only did others find me on Active Rain but the external blog posts are found within the Search Engines and was found that way as well. Thanks Active Rain"
Charles  Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services ): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Pensacola, FL Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services ) said over 6 years ago,
"I have been here in the Rain since July of 06. At first I didn't know what to do but I read and studied read and studied. I still don't know it all but I do know where and how to find it. I have sent 3 referrals and gotten 5 over time. Met a lot of people along the way and it has been the best thing for my business since becoming a CRS."
Jeremy Joslin, Professional Real Estate Marketing and Sales (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage): Real Estate Agent in South Windsor, CT Jeremy Joslin, Professional Real Estate Marketing and Sales (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) said over 6 years ago,
"My ActiveRain Success Story

I joined ActiveRain about 2 years ago and initially just checked out a few articles, created an account, and hid in the background for awhile. In my early membership I quickly responded to a referral lead that was posted in my area and got it! I have built a relationship with that person and now regularly receive referrals and hope to send some his way in the future. I have closed several deals with that agent since then. Thank you ActiveRain! Recently I had an opportunity to attend raincamp in Atlantic City which was inspiring. Great speakers and I learned a lot. I left more motivated than ever and have started blogging and updating my Profile. I look forward to my future in ActiveRain."
Beth Jeffreys Military Mortgage Specialist, Beth Jeffreys Military Mortgage Specialist (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.  ): Mortgage and Lending in Savannah, GA Beth Jeffreys Military Mortgage Specialist, Beth Jeffreys Military Mortgage Specialist (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. ) said over 6 years ago,
"BELOW ARE JUST A FEW RECENT COMMENTS from realtors and clients:


Beth,
Thank YOU! I is a pleasure working with someone who makes the process run smoothly for everyone. I will definitely send more business your way!
Sue

Hi Beth,

I certainly look forward to working with you again! Y'all were great, and I appreciate your help.

:)
Beth Ann

Thank you Beth, for all the time and attention to our buyer in making her feel confident and taking time to explain each phase of the buying experience and mortgage to her.


Have a Great Day!
Sabrina

Thank you so much for all you have done to make this so pleasant. Brenda
From client: Beth,
I can not thank you enough for all you did to make this happen so quick. Everyone on your team was great to work with and i will most certainly recommend your firm to any prospective buyers.
We have only been in the house for a couple of days, but it is already home.
Thank you,
Ronald"
Geraldine Santiago, Geraldine Santiago (RE/MAX Crest Realty ): Real Estate Agent in Vancouver, BC Geraldine Santiago, Geraldine Santiago (RE/MAX Crest Realty ) said over 6 years ago,
"My Success comes from my family. Being raised in Canada and born in the Philippines, I was able to grow up with the best of both worlds. Having a big extended family with my husband and children, my parents, my siblings and their spouses and children beside me and who have supported me throughout my journey as a Realtor has helped me become the success that I am today. I cannot say that I did anything by myself. My achievements are theirs, too. Together, we are team players. We support and encourage each other to be better at what we do, and we always have fun doing it!"
Joe Kenny, Better Than Your Average Joe (Realty Executive Midwest): Real Estate Sales Representative in Darien, IL Joe Kenny, Better Than Your Average Joe (Realty Executive Midwest) said over 6 years ago,
"I attended a high school alumni event a few nights ago and met a gentleman who had a nightmare situation when buying his home. I talked to him about professional standards for Realtors and he encouraged me to get the word out to the public. I wrote about his situation and it was a featured post. He was elated and I now have a client for life along with what I hope to be a pipe line for referrals. Thank you Active Rain."
Michael Creel (InActive Agent): Real Estate Agent in Bellevue, WA Michael Creel (InActive Agent) said over 6 years ago,
"Michael became active in AR from it's onset. As a former Brio agent he was there when AR began, and became one if it's earliest contibutors. he has watched AR grow from a few hundred, to over two hundred thousand members."
Laura Forman, Your Brevard Premier Property Specialist (National Realty of Brevard www.LauraSellsBrevard.com): Real Estate Agent in Melbourne, FL Laura Forman, Your Brevard Premier Property Specialist (National Realty of Brevard www.LauraSellsBrevard.com) said over 6 years ago,
"I have often read ActiveRain success stories and wondered if I would ever have the good fortune to experience that kind of success in the Rain. You never know when it will happen, so I was surprised and delighted when I received a call from a fellow RainMaker who was looking for a home in my area for her parents. They knew exactly what neighborhood they preferred and I showed them a few listings on a Saturday. With a second look on Sunday, they decided to make an offer. After that successful closing, I am more committed to blogging and connecting through AR. I'm a believer in the power of Rain!"
Randy Dodd,  ePro, GRI, TAHS (Rosanna's Realty): Real Estate Agent in Abilene, TX Randy Dodd, ePro, GRI, TAHS (Rosanna's Realty) said over 6 years ago,
"Not impressed at all with active rain"
Evelyn Ryberg: Home Stager in Kingston, WA Evelyn Ryberg said over 6 years ago,
"I am new to ActiveRain, and have learned so much from the professionals that participate. It has helped me with my business and professional growth."