ActiveRain Success Stories

JD and Stephanie Webb (Romisher Webb & Associates LLC, Latte Stone Realty): Real Estate Agent in Albuquerque, NM JD and Stephanie Webb (Romisher Webb & Associates LLC, Latte Stone Realty) said over 8 years ago,
"We have been able to connect with many friends, family and past clients who have moved out of state by being on Active Rain. We have also had the priviledge of working with out of state Realtors who have contacted and referred their clients to us. We appreciate every opportunity! Thank you!"
denis walter (AlwaysOnVacation Inc.): Commercial Real Estate Agent in Winter Beach, FL denis walter (AlwaysOnVacation Inc.) said over 8 years ago,
"Denis Walter is an expert author, who loves to write about his experiences of vacation rentals and nearby attractions during his getaways. Based on his experiences, you can make choice for some of the best vacation destinations."
Michael Spalding, The Escrow Guy, 661-265-0800 (Pacific Trust Escrow): Services for Real Estate Pros in Palmdale, CA Michael Spalding, The Escrow Guy, 661-265-0800 (Pacific Trust Escrow) said over 8 years ago,
"Thanks to Activerain I am able to gather more knowledge and be more diverse in my profession."
Ana & Melissa SW Illinois Real Estate Brokers (RE/MAX Preferred): Real Estate Agent in Belleville, IL Ana & Melissa SW Illinois Real Estate Brokers (RE/MAX Preferred) said over 8 years ago,
"We are super excited about the power of the Rain. We were hesitant to sign up for the membership even after reading of others successes here on Active Rain. We finally signed up and couldn't be happier with the google juice Active Rain offers and all the awesome support and friendships. We are so pleased we made the decision to become part of the 'family'."
Raine C. Williams (Raine Properties & Investments): Real Estate Agent in Boston, MA Raine C. Williams (Raine Properties & Investments) said over 8 years ago,
"Active Rain has allowed me to stay connected with other real estate professionals in the industry by way of blogging. I have meet several wonderful people by way of ActiveRain."
Brock Gerber (Fobbler): Real Estate Agent in Los Angeles, CA Brock Gerber (Fobbler) said over 8 years ago,
"fobbler, genius, innovator, smart, brilliant, ingenius, awesome, cool, boss, leader, pioneer, star, best, winner, number one

http://fobbler.com"
Diana Purcell, Delivering Dreams One Home at a Time (HomeSmart): Real Estate Agent in Mesa, AZ Diana Purcell, Delivering Dreams One Home at a Time (HomeSmart) said over 8 years ago,
"I love Active Rain, and I really learn a lot from the other agents on this site. Everyone is friendly, helpful, and encouraging. I have blogged my heart out and it has really paid off this last year. I closed at least 9 more deals this last year thanks to Active Rain!"
John Neil (Bank of Utah): Mortgage and Lending in Logan, UT John Neil (Bank of Utah) said over 8 years ago,
"I love ActiveRain. I have learned so much about my industry as well as strategies for improving my visibility on the internet. I just barely started and I have already seen my website get higher in the google searches because of some of the strategies that are blogged about."
Jennifer Evans (Rocky Mountain Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Denver, CO Jennifer Evans (Rocky Mountain Real Estate) said over 8 years ago,
"I love ActiveRain's reach of great agents - I've referred clients to California, Nevada and Illinois whom I found from ActiveRain. This is a great place to find like minded agents I can trust with my out of state clients."
Cathy Perry (RedKey Realty Leaders): Real Estate Agent in Wildwood, MO Cathy Perry (RedKey Realty Leaders) said over 8 years ago,
"I was referred to Barbara Sullivan through a local bank's trust department. Barbara lived in suburban Chicago and was selling her late father's condo in Chesterfield MO. I interviewed with Barbara and her husband Jim while they were driving from their winter home in Tuscon back to Chicago, secured the listing a few days later, and immediately was able to refer them to a contractor and carpenter so we could plan the work needed to update a relatively dated unit. The results were stellar - the home was put on the market at the end of June - just before the week containing the Fourth of July; we held an open house on Sunday, July 8, and the condo went under contract on July 9, closing on August 16. Read on to see what Barbara said about the level of service I provided:

To whom it may concern:

We would like to commend our realtor, Cathy Perry of Prudential Alliance Realtors for an outstanding job of selling our property in Chesterfield, MO. We interviewed 5 realtors before selecting Cathy. While all did an effective presentation, Cathy had clearly gone the extra mile in her research of other comparable properties and this enhanced her presentation. We were staying in a nearby hotel and Cathy further evidenced her professionalism by personally dropping off a hand-written note of appreciation for the opportunity of making her presentation. It wasn't such a hard decision after all - Cathy simply outshone her competition!

From the time we signed the listing with her until today with the closing, Cathy's communication with us (we live out of town) has been timely, comprehensive and consistent. She was on top of every aspect of the entire process. She had solutions for every obstacle. Her resources are extensive. When we decided to do some updating of the unit, she was ready with both a contractor and carpet person. These individuals proved to be as highly competent as she. She personally handled many process steps that we were unable to because of living out of town. Through it all she remained upbeat, positive, available to do whatever was asked of her, and focused on the end result.

My husband and I have had many dealings with realtors over the years and we've known both good ones and bad. Cathy is the epitome of what a professional realtor should be. Quite simply, she did a stellar job and was a pleasure to work with. We recommend her highly and thank her for her considerable efforts.

Barbara & Jim Sullivan
Lake Barrington, IL"
BJ  McKellar (Real Property Management Metro MD/DC): Services for Real Estate Pros in Washington, DC BJ McKellar (Real Property Management Metro MD/DC) said over 8 years ago,
"Wow, it has only been a few weeks, and this has really changed the way I look at internet marketing. The thing I'm most excited about is watching my post/website move up to the first page, and first spot in my market. Active rain works, as long as you are active.. So get to work."
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Melbourne, FL Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) said over 8 years ago,
"Over the past year I have had the great fortune of closing several transactions as a result of clients finding me on Active Rain. Not only listings sold but also buyers who have bought (both new construction and re-sales). There is power in the "Rain!""
Sandra  Steele, Integrity, Knowledge - 37 Years of Experience!!! (Wise Choice Properties, Sedona/Verde Valley Branch): Real Estate Agent in Cottonwood, AZ Sandra Steele, Integrity, Knowledge - 37 Years of Experience!!! (Wise Choice Properties, Sedona/Verde Valley Branch) said over 8 years ago,
"I never knew how helpful Active Rain would be but believe me the knowledge I have gained is more than outstanding. I am seeing more success since being involved in ActiveRain"
Ann Hayden 636-399-7544, SelectAnn.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri): Real Estate Agent in Chesterfield, MO Ann Hayden 636-399-7544, SelectAnn.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri) said over 8 years ago,
"My ActiveRain success story involves meeting and getting to know agents and related professionals all across the U.S and Canada. I have learned so much here in the Rain. My referral network has grown by leaps and bounds and I have made a few great Internet friends.l
Thank you Active Rain, this is an awesome community and I am happy and honored to be a part of it.
SelectAnn"
Bill Carmichael (NEW CENTURY REAL ESTATE, inc): Real Estate Agent in Carmel, CA Bill Carmichael (NEW CENTURY REAL ESTATE, inc) said over 8 years ago,
"Recently reconnecting to ActiveRain after being a member for about 2 years I have found endless resources and valuable input by fellow realtors and Brokers. I wish I had explored the site more when I first joined but now feel like ActiveRain.com will be an integral part in my staying in touch with the real estate industry."
Ray Piel (United Solutions of America): Mortgage and Lending in Orlando, FL Ray Piel (United Solutions of America) said over 8 years ago,
"Very pleasant environment, feels great to be part of a community where everyone seems to be helping each other in achieving personal success. I have made contacts and friends along the way. I will try my best to bring the latest news and opportunities that I can find out there to share it with my friends in Active Rain."
Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland  301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com): Real Estate Agent in Huntingtown, MD Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) said over 8 years ago,
"One of the neatest , recent stories I have is about a couple of blog posts I wrote this winter. My first Broker, Harvey Gates, passed away the beginning of the year. I wrote a couple of blogs about him and described some of the "Harvey-isms" I had learned and loved. Then, months later, I received an email about a month ago from his daughter who had inadvertenlty found them on line and had emailed to thank me for the remembrances about her Dad. Then, this week, his daughter in law, who had never met him, emailed me to ask for a copy of the posts. What really makes that special is that she learned about them from her neighbor who will eventually be someone I conduct family business with in the future. It made me realize the longevity of these post not to mention the significant meaning they may carry for different people. The next email or so that day was from the very, very first person I ever corresponded with on Active Rain. She emailed to see if I cover an area in Southern Maryland where she MAY have a referral. Wouldn't it be a hoot if my first referral was from the very first person who contacted me on Active Rain? My Golden Retrievers caught her eye so that makes this a Golden Referral! You'll Retrieve Golden Results with Cheryl Ritchie, RE/MAX 100, for all your Southern Maryland Real Estate Services. Visit www.GoldenResults.com for the Golden Results you deserve in your Southern Maryland Real Estate Needs."
JEFFREY PEARSON (D & D Commercial Real Estate Services): Commercial Real Estate Agent in Scottsdale, AZ JEFFREY PEARSON (D & D Commercial Real Estate Services) said over 8 years ago,
"Within two weeks of posting my profile, I connected with a mortgage broker who referred me to an agent looking for investment property in the Phoenix area. I am impressed with the quality of professionals I have met through ActiveRain."
Imogene Harris, REALTORS® (Citiwide Alliance Realty): Real Estate Agent in Dallas, TX Imogene Harris, REALTORS® (Citiwide Alliance Realty) said over 8 years ago,
"ActiveRain is a very wonderful place to meet other helpful Brokers and Agents !"
Dean Guadagni (Inner Architect): Services for Real Estate Pros in San Rafael, CA Dean Guadagni (Inner Architect) said over 8 years ago,
"I have many Active Rain success stories but first and foremost is the opportunity to learn from the best in the industry. Active Rain is to real estate research what Twitter is to research. Simply put I have learned more here and found better content on this site than anywhere else in the blogosphere. That is a powerful tool and part of my arsenal in the constant search for fresh content and increased understanding of the industry.

Active Rain has recently been a subject of a new workshop I am presenting to a local association group. I feel my membership and participation here is opening doors that would otherwise be closed."