ActiveRain Success Stories

Teresa Tedder (Carolina Realty of Wilkes Inc): Real Estate Agent in Wilkesboro, NC Teresa Tedder (Carolina Realty of Wilkes Inc) said about 11 years ago,
"I have had several leads and referrals from ActiveRain! It works! When you join this group and get active, it starts "raining leads"!! Leads are coming from buyers and sellers alike!"
Shirley Farmer (C21 Pogo Realtors): Real Estate Agent in Union, NJ Shirley Farmer (C21 Pogo Realtors) said about 11 years ago,
"It was GREAT working with you in the sale of my home. Although it was a short sale, just getting out-from-under was paramount to me. I will certainly call you for myself (in the future), my family and friends who are interested in real estate.....C. Belhomme"
Keith McMullin, Port Aransas Real Estate (Port Aransas Realty): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Port Aransas, TX Keith McMullin, Port Aransas Real Estate (Port Aransas Realty) said about 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain is a powerful medium. Earlier this week I received an email with a link to a video with positive news on the Texas economy and demographics. I was very impressed with the message and the quality of the production. I posted the "Texaplex" video and website link on ActiveRain. It was a pleasure to play a small role in the distribution of a viral video. Now, the video has landed on the front page of the Texas Governor's website http://www.rickperry.org"
Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer (Russel Ray): Services for Real Estate Pros in San Diego State University, CA Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer (Russel Ray) said about 11 years ago,
"My participation at ActiveRain encouraged me to get back into photography, an avocation that I left in 1993 when I moved from Texas to California. That participation has resulted in me turning an avocation into a vocation with the creation of Russel Ray Photos (russelrayphotos.com). Photos are not expensive, but still people want things for free. A couple of days ago a lady found an old ActiveRain post of mine that had a picture of morning glories in it with a note that morning glories were a favorite flower of my wise old grandmother. She sent me a personal email about morning glories and her grandmother, who had recently died. She asked for permission to use the picture for a memorial service for her grandmother, and I happily said yes and even sent her a high-definition image and pointed her to Russel Ray Photos just as a matter of good salesmanship. This morning my PayPal account at $217.50 in it from her. She had bought 87 RAW picture files, all of flowers."
David Northup (David Northup - Aim RE Group Inc, Temecula Realtors® (AIM)): Managing Real Estate Broker in Murrieta, CA David Northup (David Northup - Aim RE Group Inc, Temecula Realtors® (AIM)) said about 11 years ago,
"Took a bit to get used to the blogging thing but as you learn to develop your "voice" it helps with every Real Estate related conversation you have. I also found a great deal of information about direct marketing and getting out into the community. Great resource for inspiration and "use it today" suggestions. Starting to see results in offline lead generation (direct marketing) and expect to see online results pick up in the coming months."
Sylvia Theiste, GRI, Phoenix Valley Realtor (Keller Williams Professional Partners): Real Estate Agent in Glendale, AZ Sylvia Theiste, GRI, Phoenix Valley Realtor (Keller Williams Professional Partners) said about 11 years ago,
"After finally beginning to blog, I wrote my first blog. The subject was First Time Home Buyer, Phoenix, Arizona and now with the help of Steven Monet of Active Rain it is now on the first page of google. The Active Rain staff is so helpful. Thank you Active Rain."
Patty  Peck Flagstaff Real Estate, Flagstaff REALTOR (Realty One Group / Mountain Desert): Real Estate Agent in Flagstaff, AZ Patty Peck Flagstaff Real Estate, Flagstaff REALTOR (Realty One Group / Mountain Desert) said about 11 years ago,
"My very first referral came from an Active Rain member!"
Cari Gennarelli, Realtor|Ecobrok (Marin Modern Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in San Rafael, CA Cari Gennarelli, Realtor|Ecobrok (Marin Modern Real Estate) said about 11 years ago,
"I just posted my first blog and received 6 very positive and supportive comments! Very exciting and motivating! I am hooked on blogging and on providing relevant and information content for consumers and agents. I also moved up 4 spots in my local market on Active Rain! My goal - #1 in Marin and San Rafael on Active Rain!"
Eric J. Gall, Business Broker / M&A Intermediary (Edison Avenue): Managing Real Estate Broker in Bonita Springs, FL Eric J. Gall, Business Broker / M&A Intermediary (Edison Avenue) said about 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain has assisted me greatly to become a leading business broker in the Southwest Florida communities of Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Gateway, Lehigh Acres, Marco Island, Naples, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and Sanibel and beyond."
Linda Esposito, NY Expert Home Stager, New York Home Stager Blog and Instructor (HouseSetters Home Staging Services): Home Stager in Rhinebeck, NY Linda Esposito, NY Expert Home Stager, New York Home Stager Blog and Instructor (HouseSetters Home Staging Services) said about 11 years ago,
"Connecting with ActiveRain agents around the country who want to learn more about staging gave me the idea to create a telephone class. I design the class based on the learning style of the agent, using PowerPoint slides, notes, photos and good old-fashion one-to-one talking to teach them how to stage their own listings! Lots of learning and lots of fun!"
Susan Ordaz: Real Estate Agent in Lancaster, CA Susan Ordaz said about 11 years ago,
"Love Active rain . It is a great way to connect"
Mike and Ellen Butters (Exit Cornerstone Realty): Real Estate Agent in Culpeper, VA Mike and Ellen Butters (Exit Cornerstone Realty) said about 11 years ago,
"While researching upcoming auctions, found a non-listed home that was going to auction within 5 days. Called owner and offered my help to save his home from foreclosure. Explained in detail his options and listed home. Three offers next day. Contacted his lender who stopped auction and accepted short sale. Slated to close in October, thus saving his credit and giving his family extra time to find a rental in the area. One happy family."
Doug Van Etten, Make your goals a reality with my help. (Cherry Creek Properties): Real Estate Agent in Grand Junction, CO Doug Van Etten, Make your goals a reality with my help. (Cherry Creek Properties) said about 11 years ago,
"We all know that the world around us is changing. The age of social media and two way communication between Realtors and the general public as well as our clients dictates that we need to change at a more rapid pace and more dramatically than ever if we are to stay in the game, stay relevant and remail successful.

Blogging, and ActiveRain as a blogging platform in particular, is one of my chosen ways to stay connected with professional collegues, trends in the business and industry and the home buying-selling public.

As I build the base of blogs to my credit I look forward to the information I share being relevant, useful, timly in some cases and timeless in others and of value to readers and other bloggers alike.

I look forward to this opportunity to share what I know, what I learn and to learn more through the process of blogging."
Jim Long (Crye-Leike): Real Estate Agent in Bentonville, AR Jim Long (Crye-Leike) said about 11 years ago,
"I listed a referral from a St Louis Realtor in an upscale neighborhood in Bentonville for $650,000 and sold for over 97% of list price. I was also referred as a buyers agent and sold a home for for $650,000 in Bentonville."
tina mata: Services for Real Estate Pros in Henderson, NV tina mata said about 11 years ago,
"I will help you out in any situation and give you my 100%. Ask any questions. The only dumb questions are the ones that ou dont ask."
Keith Nash, REALTOR® (Realty Executives Advantage): Real Estate Sales Representative in Saint Charles, MO Keith Nash, REALTOR® (Realty Executives Advantage) said about 11 years ago,
"The day joined Activerain I received over 20 postings congratulating me on my participation in Activerain.
I have since located a vendor on Activeain that came to the rescue in my real estate practitioner needs.
Looking forward to my future with this fine media, information outlet"
David Ablin (ReMax Unlimited Northwest): Real Estate Agent in Palatine, IL David Ablin (ReMax Unlimited Northwest) said about 11 years ago,
"I was found by old clients and we did another deal__ thanks Active Rain..."
Retired Notworking: Real Estate Agent in Tallahassee, FL Retired Notworking said about 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain is a valuable source of information for just about anything related to real estate and is the first place I go when I run up against a new problem relating to a real estate transaction."
Matthew Meyers (Keller Williams Realty Indianapolis Metro North): Real Estate Agent in Carmel, IN Matthew Meyers (Keller Williams Realty Indianapolis Metro North) said about 11 years ago,
"I have connected with so many people on Active Rain. It is a great place to get referrals and to network!! To hear people's ideas and wisdom about different things they are doing in real estate is absolutely priceless (indeed Active Rain is free), but it feels like I should be paying for something so great!! Thanks Active Rain."
Janet Paris (RE/MAX Fine Properties): Real Estate Agent in Scottsdale, AZ Janet Paris (RE/MAX Fine Properties) said about 11 years ago,
"Success can only be measured in the smiles on people's faces. That's the experience Janet Paris had after presenting a new marketing program to a listing client after working with Nick Barbisan, a Senior Loan Officer with "Amerifirst Financial, Inc". Nick showed me how to get "google juice" through posting my blog on "Active Rain" and other important social media and real estate sites. These are awesome tools for every agent and Nick is an awesome guy!"