ActiveRain Success Stories

Kela Caspillo, Kela Caspillo (Kauai Dreams Realty): Real Estate Agent in Kapaa, HI Kela Caspillo, Kela Caspillo (Kauai Dreams Realty) said almost 6 years ago,
"With my short time with Active rain (member since 4/12/2013) I have already experienced my first Active rain success story!

A couple months after joining and writing a few posts I got a referral from another Active rain Realtor in Oregon. A month or so after that I met with the family that was vacationing on Kauai and they found acreage that they liked. The land happened to be less then a mile away from my residence on Kauai and shortly after we closed escrow! It was probably one of the smoothest transactions that I have and will ever experience."
Nicky Dou, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas (Keller Williams Market Pro Realty): Real Estate Agent in Fayetteville, AR Nicky Dou, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas (Keller Williams Market Pro Realty) said almost 6 years ago,
"ActiveRain has helped me, Nicky Dou, STAND OUT in the Northwest Arkansas Real Estate community. I LOVE ActiveRain! I have gained valuable information, skills and feel ActiveRain gives me a great online presence in Arkansas Real Estate! Nicky Dou | Keller Williams Market Pro Realty"
Patrick Wilson, Experienced Realtor Destin 30A Area  (Mainsail Realty Company): Real Estate Agent in Destin, FL Patrick Wilson, Experienced Realtor Destin 30A Area (Mainsail Realty Company) said almost 6 years ago,
"Active Rain Has Been Great for me ! Lots of Great info for new Agents. I Really Like to Ability to Ask Questions and get Answers ! Active Rain has been great for Web Traffic as Well!! ActiveRain is the Best Online Real Estate Tool that there is"
Coldwell Banker, More homes sold faster for more money than anyone (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage): Real Estate Agent in Duxbury, MA Coldwell Banker, More homes sold faster for more money than anyone (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) said almost 6 years ago,
"Several people have recommended that we join this network. While we aren't sure how we'll participate, we are sure that being part of an online community can only be a good thing in this age of electronic communication. Let's see what happens!"
Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker): Real Estate Agent in Evanston, IL Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) said almost 6 years ago,
"The friendships I have made from Active Rain are wonderful. I have learned so much about how to be a better Realtor and a better person in general and to serve my clients needs in the best way possible. The community has given me knowledge that has helped me learn new techniques for building my business and helping people find the home of their dreams."
Frank Laisch, "The Insurance Guy": Services for Real Estate Pros in Orlando, FL Frank Laisch, "The Insurance Guy" said almost 6 years ago,
"I have met and worked with some fabulous people here on Active Rain. Many clients have found me thru activeRain, This is a great source of business referrals.
I have helped many home buyers find great Insurance rates for their new homes and also have helped prevent a few closing delays. I feel they are all Success Stories. Thank you AR members for all your support!"
Vick The Realtor . (Olympus Executive Realty INC.): Real Estate Agent in Orlando, FL Vick The Realtor . (Olympus Executive Realty INC.) said almost 6 years ago,
"Well, on a quick note the interaction with other agents is far more then any other experience. ActiveRain is by far the wave of the future in networking and agent referral. I must say in short time I have been with ActiveRain it surely has taken things in my business to an entire new level!
I would like to give all the ACTIVERAIN STAFF, A THANK YOU! GREAT JOB!
Well, on a quick note the interaction with other agents is far more then any other experience. ActiveRain is by far the wave of the future in networking and agent referral. I must say in short time I have been with ActiveRain it surely has taken things in my business to an entire new level!"
Stacey Mayer, Snohomish-Homes.com (Snohomish-Homes.com): Services for Real Estate Pros in Everett, WA Stacey Mayer, Snohomish-Homes.com (Snohomish-Homes.com) said almost 6 years ago,
"My blogs are now featured on SiteProNews.com, VisionWeb.com, and LeadersWest.com, because of what I've learned from ActiveRain.com; let me share my expertise with you.

RainCamp Bellingham, 2010, alumnus. It was great to meet so many like-minded individuals who understand what I do. Telling most people that my portal site gets over 1 million page views a month, (awhitehorse.com,) they just blankly nod and say, "that's nice." At RainCamp, the reaction was, "WOW! How did you do that?" It's terrific to be appreciated and understood, and to know the presenters were folks with real insights into this changing specialty."
Nikitas Kouimanis, CMPS®, Call Mr Mortgage @  516-206-0000! (Associated Mortgage Bankers ): Mortgage and Lending in Ronkonkoma, NY Nikitas Kouimanis, CMPS®, Call Mr Mortgage @ 516-206-0000! (Associated Mortgage Bankers ) said almost 6 years ago,
"ActiveRain has helped me build not only a realtor data base but also gain new client relationships off of their site. That is not the only thing that I have accomplished by being on here I have became a lot better at blogging and a lot better of a networker and for that I would like to thank ActiveRain."
Bill Osburn, Your Maryland Real Estate Guide (Long & Foster - Rockville Centre): Real Estate Agent in Rockville, MD Bill Osburn, Your Maryland Real Estate Guide (Long & Foster - Rockville Centre) said almost 6 years ago,
"I joined Active Rain very early in it's existence. However, I did not appreciate until recently how I could enjoy mutually beneficial benefits with consumers, other agents and the public by being involved with Active Rain and with blogging. I am now committed to blogging and am using Active Rain as my primary blogging platform."
GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC (THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279)): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Westminster, CO GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC (THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279)) said about 6 years ago,
"I've been in this Real Estate biz for over 12,500 days. I've enjoyed experiancing the ever evolving changes. The latest and best being Social and Biz Online Marketing. I had a blast from the pass with Friends online. Since joining Active Rain, I also hooked up with my national CRS associates as well as creating many good contacts coast to coast. I recently had a national question. I put it out to my AR peeps and received great suggestions ! Thanks AR !!!"
The Goad Team, Your Home For Real Estate In North Carolina (The New Realty Group): Real Estate Agent in Winston-Salem, NC The Goad Team, Your Home For Real Estate In North Carolina (The New Realty Group) said about 6 years ago,
"We decided to join AcitveRain after noticing so much misinformation being stated on the internet concerning Short Sales. Our goal is to provide accurate and up-to-date information to agents and the public alike about the facts concerning Short Sale transactions. The Goad Team has over 17 years of combined experience in listing and selling short sales. We have successfully closed hundreds of short sales and maintain an average close rate of 90%."
Dale Dresel, Professional Realtor  Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear (HomeSmart Success, Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear AZ): Real Estate Agent in Maricopa, AZ Dale Dresel, Professional Realtor Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear (HomeSmart Success, Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear AZ) said about 6 years ago,
"I am hoping that by blogging and publishing my specialties, I will find more clients to assist with purchasing real estate in Maricopa. I believe that buying real estate in Maricopa, AZ is a very good investment choice whether for your primary residence, a rental property for investment purposes or for a winter or seasonal home. This is a great place to live, with the necessary amenities locally but yet a major city within 30 minutes if you need access to the benefits of a metropolitan area. There is a major airport at about a 35 minute drive and a Major Shopping Center within a 25 minute drive. Many major employers are within that 30 to 45 minute commute range. Easy access to major highways and Interstate roads. Great schools, affordable Real Estate, low taxes and newer homes most built since 2003. The population here is highly educated. At the last census we showed 60% of residents had a college degree with a population of over 45000. Come and join us in Maricopa, AZ. Truly a great place to live."
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI,  REALTOR and Broker (Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Gilroy, CA Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, REALTOR and Broker (Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates) said about 6 years ago,
"I was recently interviewed on a TV show, which included my personal appearance at the studio. The interviewer wanted information on the local market here in South Santa Clara County, and where did he find the agent to give him this report? On ActiveRain, of course. ActiveRain works for attracting eyeballs. It is a great source for Realtors."
Larry Bettag, Vice-President of National Production (Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759  Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001): Mortgage and Lending in Saint Charles, IL Larry Bettag, Vice-President of National Production (Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001) said about 6 years ago,
"Active Rain, Active Rain, Active Rain....I love you...just received my 91rst referral on this month!!! BOOK IT!!!! That's over 100 REFERRALS! I blog to share my voice. When I started, I was begged to come to and post with the Active Rain Blog. I had no idea. I was clueless. However, I was faithful and persistent. I blogged for 6 months without so much as a referral.....my wife even asked me why I was wasting my time on something that neither she, nor I understood. 6 months later, I finally received my first referral. I would have received one a lot sooner if I had understood one thing about social media at all.....but I didn't. Now, here I am.....and

ACTIVE RAIN IS A TANGIBLE PART OF MY INCOME
and a

PART OF MY BUSINESS PLAN!

Persistence, faithfulness and transparency will take you to the top.....I love Active Rain!"
Marco Giancola, Realtor    (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida (Beachfront Realty): Real Estate Agent in Miami Beach, FL Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida (Beachfront Realty) said about 6 years ago,
"It was really exciting to have a featured post on my third week in. Now with 6 feature so far I strive for better and more interesting writing and achieving phase 2 of my goal soon."
Mari Montgomery, Mari Realty (Mari Realty): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Huntsville, TX Mari Montgomery, Mari Realty (Mari Realty) said about 6 years ago,
"Active Rain is a terrific way to get the word out about what is on your mind and going on in your marketplace. It is also an invaluable tool for researching products and services and connecting with other agents across the country
ActiveRain is responsible in a big part to getting my start in Real Estate 5 years ago"
Brian Sharkey, SharkeyRE - #SouthFloridaBroker (SharkeyRE LLC): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Port St Lucie, FL Brian Sharkey, SharkeyRE - #SouthFloridaBroker (SharkeyRE LLC) said about 6 years ago,
"We continue to receive wonderful feedback and comments from the amazing community of active rain. Also the amount of views the posts get are phenomenal."
Diane Wheatley, Broker, SoCal Real Estate Expert (909) 815-4499 (Move Up Properties): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Rancho Cucamonga, CA Diane Wheatley, Broker, SoCal Real Estate Expert (909) 815-4499 (Move Up Properties) said about 6 years ago,
"I have been a member of Active Rain since 2009 and have found my membership to be rewarding in my ability to connect with other industry professionals. I've been fortunate to have had five of my blog entries selected as "featured" posts. What I consider as a platform to vent my frustrations, share my successes or request for opinions has performed just as I had hoped.

The Active Rain Community is supportive, respectful and insightful and I thank each and every one of you for making me feel right at home. You have provided me with all the comforts I look for to remind me that I am not alone. We are all dealing with the same issues and challenges while navigating through the ups and downs of an industry not designed for the weak at heart.

My hat's off to all of you! Active Rain rocks! High-5! Fist-pump! Thank you Active Rain for your unwavering strength and support!"