ActiveRain Success Stories

Carol Miller, Apple Valley Lake (RE/MAX Stars Realty): Real Estate Agent in Howard, OH Carol Miller, Apple Valley Lake (RE/MAX Stars Realty) said over 8 years ago,
"We are 100% positive that ActiveRain generates a steady stream of clients and customers because we use Visistat Website Analytics to monitor our activity on a daily basis. We can actually see exactly which of our ActiveRain blogs attracted them to our http://www.KnoxCountyOhio.com website. Our team also uses ActiveRain as an online training system because there are so many current topics being discussed online that our team can learn from."
Ken  Adams (Keller Williams Realty): Real Estate Agent in Clarksville, TN Ken Adams (Keller Williams Realty) said over 8 years ago,
""Using Active Rain has Helped me increase my networking ability with other agents everywhere, tips and tricks as well as referrals are just a few of the things I Love about Active Rain" Thanks Active Rain-Ken"
Julie Freudenthal (Real Access Pro, Inc.): Services for Real Estate Pros in Clearwater, FL Julie Freudenthal (Real Access Pro, Inc.) said over 8 years ago,
"I am using the individual listing websites and love them. I do mailings of the brochure which has the web site and the QR code, I mail these to 50 of the neighbors nearest neighbors, and from these mailings I have gotten 3 new listings from the neighbors. The sellers love the sites and I promote them in blogs and on the websites. Dianne Moore Exit Select Realty"
Louise Parkin (Indus Net Technologies): Services for Real Estate Pros in Four Corners, WY Louise Parkin (Indus Net Technologies) said over 8 years ago,
"Submit2please provides all type of link building services including contextual quality link building, manual directory submission, article submission and social bookmarking submission services. It provides pure white hat strategies to keep your site climbing in the rankings!"
The Virtual Realty Group (The Virtual Realty Group - Best Virtual Online Brokerage): Real Estate Agent in Irvine, CA The Virtual Realty Group (The Virtual Realty Group - Best Virtual Online Brokerage) said over 8 years ago,
"● I was a fairly new California real estate broker about to do my first real estate deal and needed E&O insurance. So I did a Web search and happened upon The Virtual Realty Group and Eric Israel. It must have been my lucky day! Rather than offering just E&O insurance, I quickly discovered that Eric's company offers a complete solution for brokers and agents that covers all the bases -- vastly more than just E&O. That first deal is under contract and headed towards closing, and Eric and his operation have been indefensible every step of the way. I literally can't heap enough praise on Eric in this short space -- he is amazing, always available when I have a question, always on top of everything, extremely knowledgeable, and a true pleasure to work with. I look forward to doing many more deals with Eric. Regardless of an agent's or broker's experience and skill level, I believe the single best thing they can do to run a great operation -- one that looks like it has a real office behind it, even if they're on their own -- is to call Eric. Michael

● Having been in the real estate game for many many years and having worked for other companies in the past, I want to say a few words about Eric Israel and The Virtual Realty Group. Eric is available day and night to support you in your sales endeavors.....he is far and away the most committed person I have ever encountered in the real estate business.....I can constantly rely upon him for his support, advice and expertise in any and every real estate deal I encounter.....I completely endorse Eric and The Virtual Realty Group to any real estate professional. The Virtual Realty Group is a fantastic opportunity for a new agent breaking into the business or a veteran who wants to keep a larger commission. Mike

● I have recently gotten back into the real estate business after a hiatus of a few years. I have found that The Virtual Realty Group, especially Eric, has been extremely helpful and very prompt in answering questions and providing information. I think that this is the perfect fit for me providing all the tools I need and the freedom to grow my real estate business. Brook

● I wish I knew about The Virtual Realty Group before I joined my last company because it sure would of saved me a few thousand dollars. Now that I have found them, I can put more money back into my pocket and build MY business. Great support and marketing for a fraction of the cost. Scott

● When I first looked at “The Virtual Realty Group” web site I really didn’t believe that they could provide all that they do. I was wrong. They have greatly exceeded my expectations and have been more helpful than any other association I’ve had in the real estate industry. Eric is always available and more than helpful. Plus I’m making a whole lot more commission than I have with the big name companies. Bob

● I have worked with several local brokers for the past decade. Then I found The Virtual Realty Group. They are very easy to work with, especially when it comes to closing deals. They also provide the quickest response to all of my emails and calls every time. I am happy with The Virtual Realty Group so much so, that I've recommended it to my friend -- who's now on board with The Virtual Realty Group as well! Michelle.

● I do want you to know that I am impressed with the support to the The Virtual Realty Group agents as well as the many free tools offered. I did extensive research and I am very pleased with the decision I made to join your group. Your promptness and diligence in setting up my website is also appreciated. Thank you for your great support. Joe

● The Virtual Realty Group really does offer the best benefits I have ever seen and their support is just great. They always answer their phone and return my emails in very fast time. Their backoffice has more features than my old physical offices did:-) I am so happy I made the change. This is the way to go. I wish I did it earlier. Eric

● Since joining The Virtual Realty Group, Eric has set up my website for my type of business, focusing on listing properties. Eric help set up short sale letters to mail to potential customers. The Virtual Realty Group has been everything I hoped it would be and more. I would recommend joining The Virtual Realty Group, to anyone looking to make a change. LeRoy

● The Virtual Realty Group gives you all the tools and technology you need to run a successful real estate business. Don

● The Virtual Realty Group was just the thing I was looking for in a Real Estate office. The commission plans that are offered can’t be beat by any other real estate office. The state of the art virtual back office offers all the tools you need for a smooth closing and high levels of customer satisfaction. With all the latest technological advances in real estate, most agents work in the field or from home offices. So why give away your hard earned commission for the sake of a brick and mortar office. Sylvester"
Simon Law (Simon Law Group PLLC): Real Estate Agent in Phoenix, AZ Simon Law (Simon Law Group PLLC) said over 8 years ago,
"With more than 27 years of civil law experience, the Simon Law Group’s expert attorney represents clients throughout the Phoenix, AZ metropolitan area.

http://www.simonlawgroupaz.com/"
Gary Parkes (Guaranteed Rate, Inc.): Mortgage and Lending in Decatur, GA Gary Parkes (Guaranteed Rate, Inc.) said over 8 years ago,
"Thanks, Active Rain!"
Kevan Carter: Services for Real Estate Pros in Seattle, WA Kevan Carter said over 8 years ago,
"There are so many success stories and testimonials that come from members of ActiveRain, it’s awesome to read some of what happens to people from being on this network. Not just business stories, or lead generation, I’m talking about real life changing experiences. Real people and real lives being affected and even changed by their contributions and efforts here on AR. I'm excited to be a team member. It's time to make it rain success."
Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® - Watson Realty - NE Florida - (904)495-0115 (Watson Realty Corp.): Real Estate Agent in Saint Augustine, FL Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® - Watson Realty - NE Florida - (904)495-0115 (Watson Realty Corp.) said over 8 years ago,
"New to Active Rain. Looking for advice and feedback on how to best utilize this amazing platform."
Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® - Watson Realty - NE Florida - (904)495-0115 (Watson Realty Corp.): Real Estate Agent in Anastasia Island, FL Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® - Watson Realty - NE Florida - (904)495-0115 (Watson Realty Corp.) said over 8 years ago,
"New to Active Rain. Looking to get advice and feedback on how best to utilize this great platform."
Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® - Watson Realty - NE Florida - (904)495-0115 (Watson Realty Corp.): Real Estate Agent in Saint Augustine Beach, FL Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR® - Watson Realty - NE Florida - (904)495-0115 (Watson Realty Corp.) said over 8 years ago,
"New to Active Rain and looking for advice and feedback on how to best utilize this amazing platform."
Rhonda Diner, P.A. (Sun Realty USA, Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Bonita Springs, FL Rhonda Diner, P.A. (Sun Realty USA, Inc.) said over 8 years ago,
"The most meaningful accomplishments in my career to date are those achieved during my tenure as President of WCR Bonita Springs-Estero Chapter in 2010.
Those accomplishments included creating a more professional organization resulting in a huge increase in active membership. A local group of professionals desiring to increase their knowledge and business by networking with other successful community leaders was expanded to include more men and women . Feedback from the membership supports the organization's success. It is such a proud moment to enter the room and see the abundant changes that have occurred and the varied fruits of a year long labor. The seeds have been planted and it is with eager anticipation that I look forward to participating in new ways in the challenges of the future of the WCR Bonita Springs Estero Chapter ."
Cheryl Jacobs, Exceeding Expectations (Keller Williams Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in West Chester, PA Cheryl Jacobs, Exceeding Expectations (Keller Williams Real Estate) said over 8 years ago,
"ActiveRain is a great site for Realtors to interact and to turn to when making informed decisions about various topics within the real estate profession."
Liz Loadholt, Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC (Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Mount Pleasant, SC Liz Loadholt, Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC (Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC) said over 8 years ago,
"My Success thus far has been the contact with so many very smart people. I cannot say that I have recruited an agent or made a sale but I am still fairly new. I do feel that what I have learned about Active Rain itself as well as the real estate industry is a success to me.

Just after I wrote this, I got my first business from AR --- a referral. Yeah!!!!

The exposure that Active Rain has given me across the United States is starting to pay off. I have owners of real estate companies from all over calling wanting to know more about this AgentOwned Realty. This is going to be powerful as we expand our company to other states.

6/13/2009 --- I feel compelled to include here in my success story the depth of professional friendship that I have developed. When I posted about ideas for reaching my goal of 100,000 points by June 15, 2009, the response was overwhelming. The AR friends came to my rescue with all types of ideas. So, with the help of these special people including The Active Rain Business Booster group, I am reaching that goal early. I joined AR in Sept. 2008, but never did anything with it until end of Jan 2009 --- so I have achieved the 100,000 points in less than 5 months.
As I have said earlier, the contacts for the growth of my business as well as the education from AR is invaluable.

8/30/09 -- this past week, I received a referral from Claude in Charlotte --- he would never have know about me except for Active Rain --- thanks Claude and thanks, Active Rain.

11/12/09 Last week, someone called to come to Charleston to talk with us regarding the purchase of a franchise -- they had been seeing my AR post on AgentOwned ---- thanks AR

1/9/2010 -- this week because of befriending a real estate agent in Mt Pleasant SC here on AR, I was able to get her at least talk to me about AgentOwned Realty -- before she would not even return my call.

Also, this week, there was another real estate agent with a competitor who the first time I called him was so cold - almost rude -- this time, because we have become friends on AR, he was extremely nice and agreed to meet for coffee. Thanks AR

3-20-2010 --- this week, I received an Active Rain contact from a potential agent -- I was so excited -- I met with this gentleman and we had an awesome interview. His name is Ken Webb -- not only is he interested in joining AgentOwned Realty, but he is very excited about Active Rain -- so, we will have a new member and one who will be active and great to have in our AR family. This is my first contact from AR from an potential agent -- THANKS SO MUCH, AR -- Ken & I bonded right away -- it was destiny. He had Googled and found me via AR."
Erica Miller: Services for Real Estate Pros in Mount Vernon, OH Erica Miller said over 8 years ago,
"We are having great success using ActiveRain to connect with buyers, sellers and other agents who are interested in Knox County Ohio and our local housing market."
Melissa Polce, Lake to Land, I've Got It Covered! (ERA, Wilkinson Real Estate Charlotte): Real Estate Agent in Huntersville, NC Melissa Polce, Lake to Land, I've Got It Covered! (ERA, Wilkinson Real Estate Charlotte) said over 8 years ago,
"Through Activerain Channels, I have gotten in touch with homeowners and realtors all over the United States and referred business, this is trully a great Marketing Tool, being a Rainmaker and watching the site evolve, has been a great experience!"
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Alva   Hayes (Bonsai Superstore): Title Insurance in Goulds, FL Alva Hayes (Bonsai Superstore) said over 8 years ago,
"It is really very useful for the promotion of business..."
Sharon Kowitz, Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling (CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC): Real Estate Agent in Cary, NC Sharon Kowitz, Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling (CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC) said over 8 years ago,
"I have had several client recently when asked "How did you hear about me"? The response; "well I did research and saw your ActiveRain site, which was one of the reasons we called you! " ActiveRain " is a valuble web presents tool."
Susan Rochwarg (Keller Williams Realty): Real Estate Agent in Andover, MA Susan Rochwarg (Keller Williams Realty) said over 8 years ago,
"We are just amazed about how you do your job. It’s incredible and joyful to work together with you!
We are very pleased about everything since you took over the responsibility to help us sell.
Down to the smallest things, they are taken care of for us. We have the feeling that even being abroad, you will take care and do what’s best for the house and the marketing.
Thanks a lot for that !"