ActiveRain Success Stories

Susan Milner, Cape Coral Real Estate Broker, FloridaFutureAgents (Florida Future Realty, Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Cape Coral, FL Susan Milner, Cape Coral Real Estate Broker, FloridaFutureAgents (Florida Future Realty, Inc.) said over 8 years ago,
"ActiveRain was one of the first real estate communities I joined online. I call it a real estate community over a blogging platform because I have been able to get to know so many great real estate professionals. I have given referrals out, received referrals & learned so much here."
Glenn W. Small, Full Time Realtor w/ 21 years of experience (Bayshore Group): Real Estate Agent in Traverse City, MI Glenn W. Small, Full Time Realtor w/ 21 years of experience (Bayshore Group) said almost 9 years ago,
"Active rain got me a lead on a waterfreont home in 48 hours!"
Nancy Timberlake, REALTOR - Southern  Maine (RE/MAX Shoreline): Real Estate Agent in Portland, ME Nancy Timberlake, REALTOR - Southern Maine (RE/MAX Shoreline) said almost 9 years ago,
"Since starting on ActiveRain, I have looked forward to writing my blog everyday. I find that I am checking my email to see if I have had any comments. It has also added to my web presence thanks to my regular entries. I also like the chance to hear what my colleagues have to say. What a wealth of knowledge!
I am excited about the possiblities."
olDGUaRD MuStgO: Real Estate Broker/Owner in New York, NY olDGUaRD MuStgO said almost 9 years ago,
"I've met some great people on here!"
Robby Leviton, Knowles Team (Keller Williams Realty): Real Estate Agent in Kirkland, WA Robby Leviton, Knowles Team (Keller Williams Realty) said almost 9 years ago,
"My success story has several levels. Through active rain I have meet great people in our business and been able to refer clients with a feeling of confidence. Having a blog keeps my brain going as I am always thinking "ok, whats a good topic to blog about". Lastly, I link my blogs to my Facebook page and this has brought to me several good leads and keeps people in touch with me."
List & Sell Your House! Call (888) 7-MOVE-ME (Garrigus Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Yucaipa, CA List & Sell Your House! Call (888) 7-MOVE-ME (Garrigus Real Estate) said almost 9 years ago,
"We first found ActiveRain in early 2008. Honestly, we didn't, or couldn't, see the value in ActiveRain or blogging. Our first sentiment was the website was more of a Myspace for Realtors. We are interested in making money, not socializing with other agents. We did sign up, but didn't take it serious for a while. Our first blog wasn't until January 2009. Even then we were not very active until about May of '09. Once we started posting our blogs, and staying active on AR, our business saw a very measurable increase! Now, we blog frequently, and use ActiveRain's Hit Router. 2010 is promising to be a great year for us!

Update:
Its August, and we're half-way through 2010. Our focus has been on short sales and ActiveRain has enabled us to focus like a laser! We have used AR for quality links, blogging, sharing knowledge with other members and now the new and IMPROVED local pages!

We're very busy and intend on getting more business for the second half of 2010! Oh, and we just hit the 100,000 point mark, making us #1 in our city, #15 in our large county, and #155 in California!

Will we continue with ActiveRain? NOTHING could keep us from it!

Next Update:
Since our last update the new local pages have progressed and optimized. ActiveRain has done a great job with the Local Pages, and they listened to the concerns of members regarding the Leaderboard. We now have a Leaderboard with links from out member home page straight to the rankings and points. In short, the new Leaderboard is very slick!

ActiveRain has also implemented new Community Pages. The future outlook is for the Community Pages, which are sponsorable, and yes I've sponsored mine, is to replace the Localism Pages, although I believe AR is still optimizing the Community Pages.

We get activity all day, every day from ActiveRain, because ActiveRain works hard towards that goal!!!

Here's an update to my ActiveRain Success Story:
ActiveRain has provided every aspect in my real estate success so far! For example, the community and support ActiveRain provides is second to none! I read blogs everyday written by agents and other professionals facing the same problems and challenges I do. Not to mention the traffic that reads my blog! I am a better agent because of ActiveRain and its members! Thank you, ActiveRain!"
Todd Garrigus (Garrigus Real Estate): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Redlands, CA Todd Garrigus (Garrigus Real Estate) said almost 9 years ago,
"I am very active here on ActiveRain. I belive this is a great on-line community to share, although I do think I've gained more than I've given! I blog consistently to consumers, not to other ActiveRain members. ActiveRain helps me drive traffic to my website, helps with link-building and keeps me active cause I do LOVE racking up the ActiveRain points!"
Swish Digital (Swish Digital Marketing Agency): Real Estate Agent in Lake Mary, FL Swish Digital (Swish Digital Marketing Agency) said almost 9 years ago,
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J Adame, Homes For Sale In San Jose and Bay Area (Home sales, Foreclosure and short sale specialist): Real Estate Broker/Owner in San Jose, CA J Adame, Homes For Sale In San Jose and Bay Area (Home sales, Foreclosure and short sale specialist) said almost 9 years ago,
"Been a rain maker has given me so much exposure that becoming a rain maker has been one of the best investment I could made."
Lori Martinez Equal Housing Lender, Personal Mortgage Professional (PEOPLES MORTGAGE CO. AZBK 0904164 NMLS 6274): Mortgage and Lending in Prescott, AZ Lori Martinez Equal Housing Lender, Personal Mortgage Professional (PEOPLES MORTGAGE CO. AZBK 0904164 NMLS 6274) said almost 9 years ago,
"I achieve success everytime I enter the world of "Active Rain" and learn from my peers!"
Pat, Ben and Martin Mullikin (M3 Realty): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Brookfield, WI Pat, Ben and Martin Mullikin (M3 Realty) said almost 9 years ago,
"Although only on board for a relatively short time, I was contacted by an out of state investor to help with local investment projects. Found me on AR!"
Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Elkhart, IN Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) said almost 9 years ago,
"I actually have had several success stories with Activerain playing a big, no, the biggest part in. I had both an email and a phone call from a gentleman who currently had his home listed but was about to expire. He asked me if I could help him sell a home his Father owned. It had been on the market for a year and a half, twice with one agent and once with another, all well known brokerages. He said it was obvious I was the top agent in Elkhart because the internet told him I was. I explained that I was not the #1 Agent in Elkhart, just the top agent blogging. He would not believe that I was not #1 so we listed his house and he has several times called me with real estate questions because since I was #1 I would know the answer. I quit arguing with him and told him, yes I am #1! We got the house sold didn't we?????"
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Fairfield Mitsubishi (Fairfield Auto Community): Real Estate Agent in Fairfield, CA Fairfield Mitsubishi (Fairfield Auto Community) said almost 9 years ago,
"Visit our online community. Interact with our sales people and customers. Post your opinions. Learn about fun events. Share tweets, videos, and photos. Get “How To” Info. Chat online. It’s all here at http://www.FairfieldAutoCommunity.com"
Kristin Johanson (Johanson and Associates): Services for Real Estate Pros in Davis, CA Kristin Johanson (Johanson and Associates) said almost 9 years ago,
"Kristin Johanson Jackson has been a small business owner since 1993. As the owner of Johanson and Associates, she brings her expertise in not only accounting, but all things small business. Her background includes being a QuickBooks Pro Advisor with over 15 years of experience with QuickBooks.

She also has many years of marketing, branding and sales in the small business world.

By utilizing the services of Johanson and Associates, you not only get a bookeeping service that will keep you books clean and on track but you have a small business owner that knows exactly how you feel to want a successful business."
Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices  (Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Iowa City, IA Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices (Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268) said almost 9 years ago,
"I've been a Rainmaker for less than a week and and have already seen my blog show up on the first page of Google. Blogging is good. Blogging with Active Rain is unbeatable!!

After a month on Active Rain I am seeing continued improvement in the Rankings on Google, not only for my blog, but also for my website.

I'm learning so much at AR and really finding my "blogging voice". In just a month I've manage to get a post featured and am starting to feel really confident in what I'm doing. I'll say it again, blogging works and there's no better place to do it than here on AR!

Closed on my first home with a client who found me through AR in May 2010. Almost 10 months since my first blog post. It took longer than I thought it would, but fortunately right at the beginning I understood blogging is a marathon not a sprint so I was prepared for the fact that it might take longer. (It was all the sweeter for it of course.:-)"
Fernando A. Chinchilla (AMCI Worldwide & Local Realtors): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Homestead, FL Fernando A. Chinchilla (AMCI Worldwide & Local Realtors) said almost 9 years ago,
"Thousands of Real Estate Trusted Friends"
Sandy Wagner, Short Sale Specialist Tacoma, WA,  and Gig Harbor, (RE/MAX Professionals 253.225.8322): Real Estate Agent in Gig Harbor, WA Sandy Wagner, Short Sale Specialist Tacoma, WA, and Gig Harbor, (RE/MAX Professionals 253.225.8322) said almost 9 years ago,
"Lori Coffer, an agent here on ActiveRain called me one day to ask about a referral for friends of hers moving to my area. I worked with Linda and Ed for almost a year and we just closed on a gorgeous new home in Steilacoom, WA. Wonderful clients and now friends of mine. I just met Lori in person at RainCamp. I love this place!"
Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium): Real Estate Agent in Upper Marlboro, MD Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) said almost 9 years ago,
"Today I was out working with two different clients, both of whom called me becuase they read my blogs. I had written a blog series a few weeks ago about living where you golf. They both wanted to live in one of the communities that I had featured. We are now working together towards purchasing a new home. I am amazed!"
Daniel Hatmaker, Seized by His affection. Entrepreneur and internet (Aslan Residential): Real Estate Agent in Huntington Beach, CA Daniel Hatmaker, Seized by His affection. Entrepreneur and internet (Aslan Residential) said almost 9 years ago,
"Our buyer's agent just wrote an offer from an Active Rain lead one day after the customer called about the property. One call, one showing, one offer. Praise the Lord and thank you Active Rain."