ActiveRain Success Stories

Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates): Education & Training in Boca Raton, FL Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) said about 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain + A Telephone Call = A Referral


Today I received a telephone call from a California real estate professional as a result of my Active Rain blogging. The referring person from California had a referral for me. After discussing the referral with the real estate professional I discovered that the customer was interested in an area north of Tampa on the west coast of Florida.

I was able to go to my list of associates and refer the Realtor from California to an active rain member on the west coast of Florida.

This is Active Rain at it’s best members helping members.

®2010, Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author"
E.Pat Foster (E.Pat Foster Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Mount Desert, ME E.Pat Foster (E.Pat Foster Real Estate) said about 11 years ago,
"Excellent responses to my recent request to help my son and his wife find a home in Portsmouth Va. A special thank you to the agent (Pam) who successfully worked with them. They are delighted with the home that they purchased in Cheasapeake. ..and subsequently have negotiated another recent successful sale in the VA Beach area.
Thank you , Pam for your help with their relocation and for the generous referral. It was a pleasure to work with you."
Zachary  Svelling (Local Realtors): Services for Real Estate Pros in San Diego, CA Zachary Svelling (Local Realtors) said about 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain has allowed me to network with other agents as well as speak my mind on the current market. As more and more homes are subject to foreclosure the residential market is changing daily, this forum allows buyers and sellers get into touch with Agents that truly know this market. I wish you all good business and happiness!"
Ingri Boe-Wiegaard, Acupuncture: Treat pain, weight loss, stress (Acupuncture Center-Wilton, Fairfield,Bethel, CT): Services for Real Estate Pros in Fairfield, CT Ingri Boe-Wiegaard, Acupuncture: Treat pain, weight loss, stress (Acupuncture Center-Wilton, Fairfield,Bethel, CT) said about 11 years ago,
"I passed the 7000 points mark- is that a landmark , or what!!"
Jill C Bossory (Prudential Santa Fe Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Santa Fe, NM Jill C Bossory (Prudential Santa Fe Real Estate) said about 11 years ago,
"Many clients become great friends. I assisted a retiree several years ago make her move from DC to Santa Fe, handling any trepidations about her move, handling moving her household goods, assisting her with hotel reservations when she came out to look for a home to purchase and matching her with just the right agent. That was 4 years ago and we are best friends. She tells everyone she knows, without my assistance, she probably would not have moved."
Anne Marie Malf, Real Estate Marketing Consultant/Virtual Asst, Bucks County,PA (Malfi Marketing Solutions ~ for real estate professionals): Services for Real Estate Pros in Yardley, PA Anne Marie Malf, Real Estate Marketing Consultant/Virtual Asst, Bucks County,PA (Malfi Marketing Solutions ~ for real estate professionals) said about 11 years ago,
"I joined ActiveRain in August, 2008 after stumbling across the site as I was looking for various ways to connect with like minded business associates and potential clients, share my marketing experience and knowledge and expand my local business as a Marketing Virtual Assistant to more of a nationwide level.

To my surprise, in just a six month period, I have been contacted by numerous AR members inquiring about my services, retained by 5 new long term clients, established amazing associations, made countless true friendships and have even been found by people outside of the real estate industry from my blog posts.

Success – you bet I feel I have a success story and it comes in many forms: new clients, growth of my business, establishing myself as someone that is an expert in my field, creating long term friendships, networking and cultivating opportunities with and for my associates and having the opportunity to learn from the knowledge shared with me by all of you and knowing that I am, like you, a valuable member and contributor to one of the greatest communities I have ever had the pleasure of joining.

I have been simply amazed by the talent, expertise and genuine giving attitude displayed by the ActiveRain members that I interact with on a daily basis.

Equally, I have learned so much from my regular subscribers (both AR and non AR members), their comments on my blog posts and by my visiting their posts. I appreciate the knowledge I have gained from these interactions, the support I have received and just the feeling I get when I have made a difference to someone and their business.

Thank you ActiveRain, it’s members – those I have met and those I hope to meet still, and of course my faithful subscribers and associates – I look forward to continuing to grow in knowledge with you, to share what I can to help you grow your business opportunities and remain hopeful that I will have the opportunity to work with many of you and be a part of helping your achieve the success you so deserve.

Warmly,
Anne Marie Malfi"
Arron Ray, CPA (Crye-Leike Realtors): Real Estate Agent in Cordova, TN Arron Ray, CPA (Crye-Leike Realtors) said about 11 years ago,
"Thanks to Shalene Weddle for inviting me to ActiveRain!"
Ins Dir (OnlyTheBestInsuranceAgents): Services for Real Estate Pros in Massapequa Park, NY Ins Dir (OnlyTheBestInsuranceAgents) said about 11 years ago,
"I work with a lot of Real Estate Agents and we love this site, so much info and so many great people (Real Esate Agents and more). A great Real Estate Agent I am blessed to know (Anthony Frisone) who does rather high-end homes here on Long Island was ranting and raving about ActiveRain.com (he is ... a BIT ... more of a motivational speaker/person than I am) so I joined. So far I love it. Thanks, Anthony"
Michael K. Freeman (Real Estate eBroker Inc): Real Estate Agent in Los Angeles, CA Michael K. Freeman (Real Estate eBroker Inc) said about 11 years ago,
"I decided to join this site after reading post of other agents that were genuine a realitve to today's market conditions and seeing that there were actually knowledgible Agents that were posting comments of sound advice and that is was relivant to the business of being in a turbulent market such as we are at htis time."
Rod Friesen (Landmark Realty): Real Estate Agent in Abbotsford, BC Rod Friesen (Landmark Realty) said about 11 years ago,
"Active Rain has been a great spot to meet other Realtors. You can read Active Rain everyday and learn something new. No matter how long you have been in the industry, you will always learn something to advance your business. I find I have to filter out what not to use so that I do not become overwhelmed."
Carol Wills (Railey Realty): Real Estate Agent in Mc Henry, MD Carol Wills (Railey Realty) said about 11 years ago,
"3/18/2010 I just got a referral from an agent in N. Virginia who saw my post and sent me one of her clients to buy a vacaton home.

2/28/09 This week Sam and I received our first Active Rain referral! Thank you!

Since I have started my active rain site I have helped several readers with lodging and real estate information.
Several active rain readers are now getting real estate updates from me as well. Thanks so much!
3/2/2010
I think that Active Rain is one of the web sites that I use for blogging. I have joined some amazing networks, attended some informative meetings and have made some good friends in the Active Rain Network. I have had several referrals and have a buyer coming into town next week that I met on my Active Rain site. Thanks so much!
3/3/2010
Wow, I got a great response from my Deer and Snowman photos. I was really excited to get some emails from Solono Beach as I lived in San Diego some time ago. I am learning how to make my blogs reach more people and help my real estate business grow with social networking. Thanks Active Rain"
Hugh Krone, Realtor, Sussex County NJ (Weichert Referral Associates): Real Estate Agent in Hamburg, NJ Hugh Krone, Realtor, Sussex County NJ (Weichert Referral Associates) said about 11 years ago,
"My Active rain success story is the wonderful people i have met and the blessing they are."
Terry Klaus (cardfriendsy.com): Services for Real Estate Pros in Blackhawk, CA Terry Klaus (cardfriendsy.com) said about 11 years ago,
"I am new to Active Rain but I am very impressed at the network they have built. I hope I can help a lot of the agents with their marketing needs"
Lori Mallory (Windermere Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Eugene, OR Lori Mallory (Windermere Real Estate) said about 11 years ago,
"My virtual assistant invited me to join ActiveRain and I'm looking forward to networking with fellow real estate professionals."
Paul  Pickering (Bay Osos Brokers): Real Estate Agent in San Luis Obispo, CA Paul Pickering (Bay Osos Brokers) said about 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain seems to really be the best way of getting real estate information out to an information-hungry public."
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Lisa Bosques: Services for Real Estate Pros in Burien, WA Lisa Bosques said about 11 years ago,
"I am a huge believer in blogging, and Active Rain is the perfect medium for Real Estate brokers and other professionals to begin their blogging journey. When I was an active Real Estate Broker, my blogging efforts resulted in many leads, and several commission and referral checks. It's never too late to start blogging; chances are, 95% of your competitors are STILL not doing it. So get in there and do it!"
Shawn Gibson (Gavish Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Las Vegas, NV Shawn Gibson (Gavish Real Estate) said about 11 years ago,
"Since becoming an AR Rainmaker I have received a huge REO & BPO account that will gross me 3500k - 10k per month and I get to do regular real estate transactions at the same time. I've also received 3 listings and 2 buyers. This is the place to be. Don't forget to start blogging everyone."
Keiko Matsui: Real Estate Agent in Eugene, OR Keiko Matsui said about 11 years ago,
"I am new to ActiveRain and soon-to-be an active real estate agent. I am learning a lot about the real estate industry by regularly reading the quality posts here. With this knowledge I hope to become a success in this field."
Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success! (Hasson Company, Realtors): Real Estate Agent in Sherwood, OR Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success! (Hasson Company, Realtors) said about 11 years ago,
"Because of our relationship with Activerain Real Estate Network, we've been given the opportunity to create many professional relationships with respected agents across the nation. From our ability to present a professional real estate forum online, creative masterminding with the best in the industry to national networking with top producers in our field, Activerain fits our business model not just because they're the largest real estate network, but the fact that that this network consistently contributes to real success."