ActiveRain Success Stories

xxxx xxxx: Services for Real Estate Pros in Port Charlotte, FL xxxx xxxx said almost 12 years ago,
"Active Rain made it possible for us to meet some very nice people and to sell some properties in our market area. We've sold a total of 7 properties due to active rain. Thanks! The people were the best reward."
Beatrice Hall (Kids Books Galore): Title Insurance in Eloy, AZ Beatrice Hall (Kids Books Galore) said almost 12 years ago,
" offers Educational Books, Game and Toys for children’s overall development. We have launched a new website where you can browse through over 70,000 different products such as books, puzzles, games, crafts supplies for kids."
Cap Center (CapCenter Zero Closing Cost Mortgages): Mortgage and Lending in Glen Allen, VA Cap Center (CapCenter Zero Closing Cost Mortgages) said almost 12 years ago,
"CapCenter's mission is to help our customers purchase and refinance their primary, vacation and investment homes by providing financing at market interest rates without charging traditional closing costs."
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"I receive 3-5 leads a month from people finding my ActiveRain page through search engines. Way to go, ActiveRain, by keeping us at the top of the searches!"
Rowlett Career School Accredited Real Estate School, Online Real Esate School (Real Estate School): Education & Training in Panama City Beach, FL Rowlett Career School Accredited Real Estate School, Online Real Esate School (Real Estate School) said almost 12 years ago,
"Active Rain is a great Real Estate Network that has proven to get results and recognaton for our school, "Rowlett Real Estate School." ActiveRain has been very supportive in getting us started and helping us with any issues we have had. We were so impressed with ActiveRains generousity and sincere desire to see us succeed that we have decided to register our online Real Estate School, "" and look forward to the benifits.

ActiveRain has without a doubt been our biggest advantage in building our business. The blogging we do each week gets our school the recognition and ranking in Google, making us accessible to the public.

Your company must be seen. You must market your business to be successful. The more exposure your business has, the more opportunities will come your way. If you are offering a service to the public, you must be easily found on the Internet. Regardless of what you have for sale or how great your services are, if you are not visible, if your services, products or website is not on the first page in Google, you need ActiveRain.

Just like any good advertisemet, you've got to pay. Being a rainmaker in ActiveRain is a small price to pay compared to the exposure you get in return. ActiveRain gives us the biggest bang for our buck and has been the biggest contributor to our success.

Everyone knows how important SEO is to a business. Becoming a rainmaker and blogging in ActiveRain is one of the fastest ways to get you there. Rowlett Real Estate School can be found in countless ways directly and indirectly through our educational blogs in ActiveRain. Google "Rowlett Real Estate School" or "Captain Wayne Rowlett" and see an example of what ActiveRain can do for your business too.

In the real estate and real estate education industry, name recognition and contacts are of great importance. Active Rain has helped give me that edge. With a little effort networking with Active Rain you will receive great benefits in return.
~Captain Wayne~

This is truly a great career that you can start in only a few weeks...

Florida Real Estate Sales can be an extremely rewarding career. As a Sales Associate, you are essentially your own boss, but with a manager who makes sure you have plenty of support. Your earning power is unlimited and you can set your own hours.

If you have great people skills, a proven sales ability, consider yourself to be a self-starter and the idea of becoming an entrepreneur appeals to you, you just might want to consider a career in real estate. Beyond just selling houses, today’s real estate profession offers a number of different career choices, each focusing on a different aspect of the business.

For anyone interested in breaking in to real estate sales, the first step is to get licensed. The licensing exam is actually the culmination of a training course, and includes both general and state-specific information.

Once you obtain your license, you must go to work for either a commercial or residential agency, as a real estate agent. You cannot sell real estate on your own until you are a licensed broker. As an agent, your job will be to represent the seller and find a buyer for his or her home. Commercial real estate agents represent business owners selling or leasing office buildings, stores, malls and other types of commercial property. A successful agent will learn as much as he or she can about the potential buyer and match his or her needs with appropriate property. Knowing what the customer wants and how much he or she can realistically afford to spend helps make sales happen. A big part of the job is attracting buyers to the properties that you have listed. This is done through advertising, canvassing, and following up the leads.

Although agents work for an agency, they are essentially an independent entity, and split any commissions with that agency. Because real estate agents are paid on a commission-only basis, you will, most likely, not see much in the way of income for the first six months. Use this training period to build your contact file and learn as much as you can about the market in which you are working. Remember, although you are working for a specific broker, you are actually running your own business and are responsible for generating your own income. The effort that you put forward will directly affect your earning potential.

As a beginner, expect to start at the bottom and work your way up. You will be assigned the “graveyard” shift and be expected to make cold calls and follow up on leads. The name of the game is obtaining listings. When a property is sold, the agent who sells it splits the commission with the agent who listed it. If you sell a property that you have listed, obviously, you will make more money. You also may spend some time with another agent or broker, attending open houses and other events.

As you build your reputation, you will get more referrals - both buyers and sellers - and potential customers will call you directly. Over time, your skills will get sharper and your closing ratio will increase. As your sales increase, obviously, so will your commissions. It is at this point that many people make the decision to take the next step in the business and become a broker.

The duties of a real estate broker are similar to those of an agent. Brokers list and sell property but their duties also include supervising agents, advertising, and detail work of the agency. In order to open an agency, the proprietor must be a licensed broker. To become a broker, you must take advanced real estate courses as required by your state, and then pass another exam. As with agents, each state has its own rules and regulations regarding becoming a real estate broker.

People will always need houses in which to live. A career in real estate offers individuals the chance to control their own financial destiny as well as to build entrepreneurial skills. There’s money to be made. All it takes is drive and ambition.

The next step to a Great New Career is, you need to become licensed.
Rowlett Real Estate School's pre-licensing course provides all the preparation you need. And we'll prepare you for the state test in as little as 2 weeks. You will receive a quality educational experience including all the knowledge and expertise necessary to fulfill all of your state's licensing requirements.

Best of luck as you complete your educational and career goals. I will work hard to fulfill your future needs.


~Captain Wayne Rowlett~

Rowlett Real Estate School, LLC"
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Peter Rhein (PCS): Real Estate Agent in Saunderstown, RI Peter Rhein (PCS) said almost 12 years ago,
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Specialized Products (Specialized Products Company): Real Estate Agent in Archer City, TX Specialized Products (Specialized Products Company) said almost 12 years ago,
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JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker): Real Estate Agent in Columbia, SC JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) said almost 12 years ago,
"I started my voyage on Active Rain with one goal in mind, to improve my Internet pressence. Now thanks to my blog here on AR I have managed to raise the ranking of my website to the first page of several search engines for many of my keywords. My blog itself has also given me great search engine exposure as it too has now climbed through the ranks and now ranks high on several search engines as well.
What I did not excpect or anticipate is the fact that I would make so many new friends and learn so much through my involvement here. However, I have found Active Rain as a great community to learn through and educate myself. There is an endless supply of information and all you have to do is click and read. Also, if you are willing to become involved in the community, there are many helpful people here that are more than willing to share their knowledge and experiance with others. And you never know, you may actually make friends with a few in the process."
Allan Dunphy, REALTOR 705-989-7573 (Royal LePage Northern Advantage Brokerage): Real Estate Agent in Sault Ste Marie, ON Allan Dunphy, REALTOR 705-989-7573 (Royal LePage Northern Advantage Brokerage) said almost 12 years ago,
"I recently had a couple from out of town who are planning to retire in my area but won't be ready to relocate for approximately 16 months. They wanted to get a feel for the area and see what is available. My first reaction was (as many of us would feel) this is a waste of time. I knew that this couple were serious buyers but just were not ready yet. They were also looking at a few home that were 4 hours away so I referred them to another agency and I let the REALTOR know when they would be arriving.

Well my cients made the 8 hour drive here and we spent the entire day viewing 9 homes and while we were talking they told me that the other agent had not gotten back to them and were not sure what to do. I placed several calls to his cell and left messages with his office but he never did get back to me. My clients did make the 4 hour drive up to that area but were only able to view the homes from the street. I was prepared to make the trip if they found something they were very interested in.

My clients did fall in love with one of the 9 homes I showed them and wanted to put an offer in but the timing was not right. So I suggested to them that maybe the vendor was willing to rent the home back from them for the 16 or so months that they would have to wait before they could relocate. They idea intrigued them and so we put an offer together. We calculated what the principal, interest and taxes would be on the property and set the rent at that amount.

When I presented the offer it was very well received, as it turned out the vendor didn't want to move but was in a financial position that was preventing her from keeping her home. The idea of staying another 16 months looked very attractive and the proceeds of the sale would eliminate her financial burden.

Well as of this moment, the offer is still being considered and she is having her lawyer look over the details, and the lesson learned by myself is to never dismiss a potential buyer. I feel sorry for the other REALTOR because they also loved a home in his area but he wasn't around to make the deal.

Post script: My clients closed the deal!"
Alan Cirson (Platinum Real Estate Group - Huntington Beach): Real Estate Agent in Huntington Beach, CA Alan Cirson (Platinum Real Estate Group - Huntington Beach) said almost 12 years ago,
"Well I have to say I sent a referral out to San Jose in Northern California and received a fee for just giving a name and number out to an Agent who I felt would be the right guy for the job, boy was I pleased!"
Valerie Domet (CiteOne, LLc): Services for Real Estate Pros in Grand Junction, CO Valerie Domet (CiteOne, LLc) said almost 12 years ago,
"CiteOne was formed in 2008 -- the year the economy along with the realestate market began to decline. No one sent the memo that it would be a bad time to start a business. Additional income was needed to keep our home, and it turns out that hard work and determination can still create success - you just have to stay in the game.

Now, in just a few months CiteOne's website will be up, with a solid teaching program and "The List" that will bring success to others. If I did it without a whisper of help from anyone -- I know that others can do it with CiteOne."
Celeste Barr (Keller Williams Success Realty): Real Estate Agent in Barrington, IL Celeste Barr (Keller Williams Success Realty) said almost 12 years ago,
"Signed up for this blog service years ago and am finally taking the leap into deep blue "blog-o-sphere"."
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"Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is renowned for contemporary steakhouse dining, with an innovative bar menu, the finest prime steak and 100 wines by the glass."
Service Electric (My Service Electric): Real Estate Agent in Farmers Branch, TX Service Electric (My Service Electric) said almost 12 years ago,
"At Service Electric we’re available 24hrs a day & you always speak with a live person. We offer 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed & a 5 year warranty on all the work we do. We can handle any of your electric needs, no job is too big or too small"
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Greg J. Gardner, Writer and Author, RE Investor (Writer and Author - Black Friday): Services for Real Estate Pros in Banner Elk, NC Greg J. Gardner, Writer and Author, RE Investor (Writer and Author - Black Friday) said almost 12 years ago,
"ActiveRain has helped me rank well on Google, contact property buyers and meet new people."