ActiveRain Success Stories

Stephanie Arnett, Best REALTOR in Starkville | Crypto + Seller Rep (Mississippi Magnolia): Real Estate Agent in Starkville, MS Stephanie Arnett, Best REALTOR in Starkville | Crypto + Seller Rep (Mississippi Magnolia) said almost 11 years ago,
"Hi There~

I've been trying for weeks to come up with an AR Success Story as good as some of the ones I've read. My conclusion...I've been an idiot. I HAVE a great success story!!

My story hasn't brought me any buyers...nor sellers...nor any referrals... BUT, it has brought me ENDLESS information!! All I have to do is type in the "Search" button and find what I need!! I have searched about forming a team, agent websites, personal opinions, tax help, mileage logs, etc. EVERYTHING I have searched for has brought up at LEAST 10 pages full of informative links. So my AR success?? It's being able to hear what other agents all across the world are telling me!!"
The Madcap: Services for Real Estate Pros in Spring, TX The Madcap said almost 11 years ago,
"I was called out so here I am."
Kristy Miley (Coldwell Banker Shook): Real Estate Agent in West Lafayette, IN Kristy Miley (Coldwell Banker Shook) said almost 11 years ago,
"Did you find me on Active Rain? Let me know so I can write your success story here!"
Karol Yeager, "We choose to give" (REALTY FIVE of Defiance): Real Estate Agent in Defiance, OH Karol Yeager, "We choose to give" (REALTY FIVE of Defiance) said almost 11 years ago,
"I love the great informaiton I get on Active Rain... if I need more education on a certain topic I go straight to The Rain!!! Ask and you shall recieve, it is all here to soak up and put to good use in your business. Acitve Rain Universtiy is a wonderful service full of Real Estate information!"
JOSH EVANS *JoshEvansHomes 516-655-5000 (Village Properties of Mineola, LLC): Real Estate Agent in Mineola, NY JOSH EVANS *JoshEvansHomes 516-655-5000 (Village Properties of Mineola, LLC) said almost 11 years ago,
"Since all the members of my firm joined active rain the phones started ringing due to the exposure to google.com and bing.com. With more showings on more of our listings our homeownwErs have been happier to see people showing there homes. Because more showings always equals more offers. Having happier homeowners will create more deals for all the agents in my firm and my firm loves the extra exposure on google and bing."
Kris & Kimberly Darney, Your REALTORS® For Life (Darney Realty): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Claremont, CA Kris & Kimberly Darney, Your REALTORS® For Life (Darney Realty) said almost 11 years ago,
"We Love Activerain.com!

Most recently, received a call from a gentleman that was not in a financial hardship. However, he and his wife were sitting in a home that was purchased for $989,000 and know it is worth $525,000. A negative gain" asset" of over $400,000.

His concerns were not of the banks, as he had asked and applied for a loan modification, actually a principle reduction and he never received an answer...hard to imagine?

Actually, this was the "nail in the coffin" for his decision...yes, he chose a strategic short sale.

This in all actuality was probably a win, win win for all involved as
1. The bank received a fair current market value.
2. The buyer purchased a beautiful home
3. Our Activerain.com seller was released from a huge financial burden.

Thanks Activerain!"
Clint W. Smith (Clint W Smith P.C.): Real Estate Agent in Mesa, AZ Clint W. Smith (Clint W Smith P.C.) said almost 11 years ago,
"I am new to Active Rain and I Love It!! I am excited about meeting new people and creating new relationships. I am a Mesa, Arizona bankruptcy attorney and I focus on all 3 chapters of bk as well as Short Sale vs. Foreclosure vs. Bankruptcy. I offer a FREE consultation. My firm works hard to help all clients with their housing needs. Please visit my website www.bankruptcyazlaw.com or call to schedule an appointment."
Eric McRoy, REO, BPO,CFKs (KEY REALTY - 3685 NOTTINGHAM WAY, SUITE A, HAMILTON, NJ 08690): Real Estate Agent in Hamilton, NJ Eric McRoy, REO, BPO,CFKs (KEY REALTY - 3685 NOTTINGHAM WAY, SUITE A, HAMILTON, NJ 08690) said almost 11 years ago,
"I created an ActiveRain account in response to a valuation questionairre that asked me to attach a personal resume! I hope that you enjoy and that you allow me the opportunity to service your real estate needs."
Diana Wu (Prudential Douglas Elliman): Real Estate Agent in Manhattan, NY Diana Wu (Prudential Douglas Elliman) said almost 11 years ago,
"My past client, Steven Williams and his wife, couldn't find their second home for 2 years. After I stepped in, within one month, I not only found the home they wanted but also a price within their budget, because I took the time to understand their unique requirements, desires and lifestyle, and will walk them through their transaction every step with confidence.

I work very hard for my clients. It’s all about their life and their dreams. My clients’ satisfaction is my number one priority, and because of that, I’ve accomplished many things. I’ve helped buyers find their dream homes. And I’ve helped sellers sell their properties in a short amount of time. Also I know-how, combined with my sharp negotiating, keen eye for design and effective staging tips, optimize appeal for any property I market and lists."
eMarketing Solutions (Bulk Email Software Superstore): Real Estate Agent in Palm Beach, FL eMarketing Solutions (Bulk Email Software Superstore) said almost 11 years ago,
"Take control of your own email camapaigns using our easy-to-use email marketing software or have us manage and execute targeted email campaigns for you. Web based tools allow you to Customize Your List by City, County, State or Zip Code Radius. http://www.americaint.com"
Mikel Fisher (steve mark): Mortgage and Lending in Bretzville, IN Mikel Fisher (steve mark) said almost 11 years ago,
"Breakfast Delivery London"
Marc Hargraves, CNHS (Classic Communities Corporation): Real Estate Agent in Mechanicsburg, PA Marc Hargraves, CNHS (Classic Communities Corporation) said almost 11 years ago,
"I've met some great professionals through Active Rain. The ability to share ideas with professionals all across the Country has allowed me to better serve my customers. The Active Rain network gives me the ability to be able to discuss ideas with an enormous and knowledgeable group of professionals."
Cathy Hertler (Burns & Egan Realty Group, LLC): Real Estate Agent in Billerica, MA Cathy Hertler (Burns & Egan Realty Group, LLC) said almost 11 years ago,
"Just a brief note to thank the staff at Burns and Egan regarding the sale of my home. In particular Cathy Hertler. her knowledge of real estate, her professionalism and her aggressive approach was greatly appreciated. I would highly recommend Cathy and Burns & Egan for any real estate need. - Richard McCaffrey, Formely of 12 Whiting St, Billerica **** We are writing to express our extreme satisfaction with the services provided by Cathy Hertler and Burns & Egan Realty Group in regards to the recent sale of our property. Impressed by her professional presentation and honesty, Cathy was easy to work with and she earned our trust from the first minute. The deal succeeded only because of Cathy's dedication and passion, combined with her persistence, humanity and professional knowledge. We were very blessed to meet Cathy and will highly recommend her real estate services to all of our friends. Veny & Victor Arsenov, Formely of 12 Meadowbank Road, Billerica **** Thank you once again for your support, patience and flexibility during our house hunting process. We are so happy with our final decision. Meg Duffy & Craig Sullivan, New homeowners in Billerica **** Cathy is very knowledgable, hard working, and honest. Which is about everything you would want from your Real estate agent. Robert Innis, Builder"
Sun weifang (setewrtw): Real Estate Agent in Robinson, IL Sun weifang (setewrtw) said almost 11 years ago,
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Nancy Burke, Seacoast Region Specialist (Seacoast Region Real Estate Sales and Rentals LLC): Real Estate Broker/Owner in North Hampton, NH Nancy Burke, Seacoast Region Specialist (Seacoast Region Real Estate Sales and Rentals LLC) said almost 11 years ago,
"What can I say? ActiveRain is the place to be for connecting to both buyers, clients and co-workers..."
Bill Petrey (AgentHarvest - A Real Estate Agent Finder Service): Real Estate Agent in Dallas, TX Bill Petrey (AgentHarvest - A Real Estate Agent Finder Service) said almost 11 years ago,
"Thanks to the connections I gained in ActiveRain, I was able to find great Realtor tools like The Robo-Descriptor 9000 - MLS Description Generator. This tool saves"
Steven Beam, Parker Colorado Real Estate (RE/MAX Alliance - Parker Colorado Real Estate.): Real Estate Agent in Parker, CO Steven Beam, Parker Colorado Real Estate (RE/MAX Alliance - Parker Colorado Real Estate.) said almost 11 years ago,
"I've closed at least 9 deals directly from ActiveRain. Not bad huh."
Rhys Evans, Private Mortgage Banker (Wells Fargo Home Loans): Mortgage and Lending in Bellevue, WA Rhys Evans, Private Mortgage Banker (Wells Fargo Home Loans) said almost 11 years ago,
"I am active online and enjoy educating my business partners and clientele. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions you might have."
Pam Hills, ASP/IAHSP- Stager Miami, FL, Creative Minds Innovatively At Work (Innovative Artistry): Home Stager in Kendall, FL Pam Hills, ASP/IAHSP- Stager Miami, FL, Creative Minds Innovatively At Work (Innovative Artistry) said almost 11 years ago,
"Active Rain has been a wonderful community, of which has assisted me in promoting many local businesses as well as my own work. My recent finding with Google Analytics has found that my referrals with Active Rain show them as the highest contributor. They also have me as #2 in my Kendall, Miami, FL community of Real Estate Professionals & #1 Home Stager in the same community in the three month period I have been here. I have found a wonderful camaraderie beyond value."
Paul Peck, Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor (Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida): Home Builder in Melbourne, FL Paul Peck, Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor (Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida) said almost 11 years ago,
"I just wanted to fill you in and tell you how Active Rain has helped me in my success. Yes, Active Rain can be a powerful tool for a Builder-Contractor too. I have received several estimate request from potential clients that had clicked on one of my AR blogs. As of today I have completed two projects directly because of blogging here. Now on a personal level. I enjoy reading all of the blogs and posting comments on them. I enjoy photography and so do a lot of bloggers here thus another opportunity to share thoughts and show off some of the photographs I've taken over the years. Little did I know when I signed up for Active Rain that this would be more than a business tool. So Yes, I 'am much more successful because of Active Rain.
See you in the Rain, -Paul"