ActiveRain Success Stories

Charles  Fischer, Professional Real Estate Services (Housing Market Realty): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Merritt Island, FL Charles Fischer, Professional Real Estate Services (Housing Market Realty) said about 11 years ago,
"Active rain has allowed me to commit my thoughts to writing and share with many people. It has been an incredible sounding board for my random thoughts and ideas. I have met some great people and learned some great information!!"
Sharon Kreighbaum, www.stagedmakeovers.com (Staged Makeovers): Home Stager in Hudson, OH Sharon Kreighbaum, www.stagedmakeovers.com (Staged Makeovers) said about 11 years ago,
"Love the connections I've made with ActiveRain."
Elise Thomson (REMAX Premier- Steve Kornspan Group): Real Estate Agent in Overland Park, KS Elise Thomson (REMAX Premier- Steve Kornspan Group) said about 11 years ago,
"Become our ActiveRain success Story! Call us today so we can get started on buying, selling, or investing in the Midwest! 816-305-2414 or 9163-207-6443"
Raj Khurana, Realtor - Link to Calgary Homes (RE/MAX R.E. (Mountain View)): Real Estate Agent in Calgary, AB Raj Khurana, Realtor - Link to Calgary Homes (RE/MAX R.E. (Mountain View)) said over 11 years ago,
"I was surprised to receive an email through Active Rain from an old client of mine. He googled me and my Active Rain profile came above everything else."
Susan Renteria, Amazing Modern Broker Agent (Modern Broker): Real Estate Agent in Visalia, CA Susan Renteria, Amazing Modern Broker Agent (Modern Broker) said over 11 years ago,
"To date, I have enjoyed multiple referrals from ActiveRain. Of these referrals, I have listed and sold properties in Tulare and Kings Counties."
Eduardo Garcia (Business Analysis): Services for Real Estate Pros in San Diego, CA Eduardo Garcia (Business Analysis) said over 11 years ago,
"What a great place this is! This has to be the best place on the Internet to stay abreast of all that is happening in real estate and how the various professionals in real estate do their marketing. Along with learning about real estate and marketing, there's a lot of knowledge about other subjects, too, making AR a great place to call home. Now if I can just convince myself that I have something to offer to the community."
Roseann Annis (Prudential Homesale Services Group): Real Estate Agent in Camp Hill, PA Roseann Annis (Prudential Homesale Services Group) said over 11 years ago,
"Earlier this year, I received a telephone call from a customer looking to buy a home in the Harrisburg Area. Can you imagine my surprise when learning that my name popped up in his search engine? I subsequently learned that my localism blog triggered this connection. Needless to say, this Internet savvy client has settled comfortably into his new home. Thanks, Active Rain!"
Anna Leckel (Matchmaker Realty): Real Estate Agent in Gainesville, FL Anna Leckel (Matchmaker Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"I am new to active rain and am learning how to use it. I am looking for a good coach or mentor to help me with active rain."
Kenneth Smith (http://dist.resumearrow.com/resumes/55415arr/): Real Estate Agent in Pittsburgh, PA Kenneth Smith (http://dist.resumearrow.com/resumes/55415arr/) said over 11 years ago,
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Rancho Bernardo, Gina@GinaYoungren.com (ABR,e-PRO,SRES) 92127,92128 (Coldwell Banker Real Estate DRE#01410072): Real Estate Agent in Rancho Bernardo, CA Rancho Bernardo, Gina@GinaYoungren.com (ABR,e-PRO,SRES) 92127,92128 (Coldwell Banker Real Estate DRE#01410072) said over 11 years ago,
"I got a referral from a Broker/Realtor in Arizona who was searching on ActiveRain for a Realtor in Rancho Bernardo with an ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative Certification.) She contacted me through the information I posted on your site. The Buyers closed this Spring on a home that is just perfect for them! 30% referral fee was sent out to that Arizona Realtor the day after we closed!"
Mark Tracy with DiMar Real Estate (DiMar Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Veneta, OR Mark Tracy with DiMar Real Estate (DiMar Real Estate) said over 11 years ago,
"I'm a new agent, so the knowledge that I gain from ActiveRain is invaluable. Reading the posts helps me to better understand and appreciate what is involved in being a good agent."
Jose Dias, Sell Your Home in Scottsdale-Phoenix-Peoria-Glendale-Goodyear (Home Sellers Help in Scottsdale-Phoenix-Peoria-Glendale): Real Estate Agent in Scottsdale, AZ Jose Dias, Sell Your Home in Scottsdale-Phoenix-Peoria-Glendale-Goodyear (Home Sellers Help in Scottsdale-Phoenix-Peoria-Glendale) said over 11 years ago,
"Since I joined ActiveRain I learned so much about blogging, social media, online presence, and SEO. It is a very active and supportive community. It is helping me connect with my home buyers and home sellers more effectively. Thank you!"
Bruce Fecteau (Century21 Beachside MV): Real Estate Agent in Mission Viejo, CA Bruce Fecteau (Century21 Beachside MV) said over 11 years ago,
"Please contact me directly for references and client history."
Mark Albin (IT Master Services): Services for Real Estate Pros in Reno, NV Mark Albin (IT Master Services) said over 11 years ago,
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Karen Monsour, REALTOR, SSRS - Sells FL Waterfront, Short Sale Expert! (Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach): Real Estate Agent in Fort Lauderdale, FL Karen Monsour, REALTOR, SSRS - Sells FL Waterfront, Short Sale Expert! (Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach) said over 11 years ago,
"Met Jon Zolsky through AR and we did a successful deal here in Florida together...almost ocean front...great deal.

Met Melissa Juarez, Esq. here on AR...was able to sell her parents home for her in less than 60 days...Was my pleasure."
Keith Burrhus (CMADashboard.com): Real Estate Agent in Houston, TX Keith Burrhus (CMADashboard.com) said over 11 years ago,
"Several months ago I posted a reply to a fairly old question on Active Rain. I have been contacted by some really neat people due to that post. What an interesting medium. Thanks for your good work Active Rain!"
Rita Minion (O'Brien Realty): Real Estate Agent in Solomons, MD Rita Minion (O'Brien Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"After only 3 months of being an ActiveRain member, I received my first referral for a home listing in my community in Lusby! I was so excited! My first ActiveRain referral! I am absolutely thrilled! A Real Esate Agent from Georgia found me on Localism, she was looking for a local agent in my area to assist a family member in selling their home. Thank you Susan!

A few weeks ago a consumer found me on ActiveRain and listed her home with me. In the past 4 days I have had 4 showings! I am also helping her tenant in the purchase of a new home.

In just 3 months time, I have acquired 2 home listings and 1 buyer client!

In January of this year, I completed my profile, added my photo and joined many groups that I was interested in. I have learned so much from reading other real estate agents, mortgage lenders, home stagers, home inspectors & many other professional's posts. The wealth of knowledge that they have and their kindness to share with others, is so amazing & wonderful. I am so grateful that an O'Brien Realty associate & friend invited me to join the ActiveRain community. Thank you Monique!

My experience with ActiveRain is new and is the very beginning of a special & rewarding journey. The knowledge that I am receiving and will continue to receive, the new friendships I am making, the networking opportunities & the present & future business, are only a few of the reasons why I am addicted to ActiveRain. It's going to be a wonderful and exciting journey.

Thank You Everyone!

Rta Minion
Realtor, GRI

Your Southern Maryland Real Estate Connection

O'Brien Realty - Solomons
Patuxent Plaza Shopping Center"
Ryan Frost (Compass Lending Solutions, LLC): Mortgage and Lending in Draper, UT Ryan Frost (Compass Lending Solutions, LLC) said over 11 years ago,
"As a local mortgage broker. I can do a loan in Utah better and less expensive than anyone. The reason I joined activerain is because I know there are other brokers in the US that are just like I am in their community. I have had the opportunity to use this platform to refer two of my clients who were moving out of state to excellent local lenders. I have been referred two loan that I have closed for clients moving to Utah. There may be more people that Active rain has helped me reach with the 5-10 clicks on my website I get every month from Activerain."
James Bath, REALTOR® , AHWD® , SRES® ,e-PRO® (Gulf Shores Realty): Real Estate Agent in Venice, FL James Bath, REALTOR® , AHWD® , SRES® ,e-PRO® (Gulf Shores Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"I can sense that success with ActiveRain is just around the corner, as it is a marvelous networking and educational tool. It is hard to find any fault with a program that opens up any subject at any time to experts somewhere in the Real Estate Profession. The blogs are incredibly helpful and enriching!

Early in my RE Days 5 years ago, I was impressed by a couple of Blogs that spoke about investing in your own business, and not waiting for a broker to do it. I bought 10 "Ask For Jim Bath, REALTOR @ 941-716-0051" metal Rider signs and put them almost anywhere, certainly on all my Listing Signs. Cost= $127 delivered. Within 2 months, I picked up both sides of 2 sales because un-represented buyers saw the signs, called me and bought the places (not quite that easy, of course!). The double commissions amounted to almost $11,000, in the year2009, a fairly down market. Name me another place besides Las Vegas where 127 Dollars could turn into almost $11,000.
I now fall over myself to invest in lots of things that help professionalize MY business and make my broker more as well! Thanks to Active Rain Blogs!"
Nancy Deichman, CDPE (Re/Max Premier Realty, Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Ocala, FL Nancy Deichman, CDPE (Re/Max Premier Realty, Inc.) said over 11 years ago,
"I joined Active Rain quite a while back an never paid much attention to the valuable information and content. Just by coming back and searching different blogs, I now realize I could have saved myself a TON of time and quite a bit of money too. The information that I have read just this weekend has really helped me and opened my eyes to the opportunities that are available for marketing my business on the internet. I feel that I have awakened the sleeping real estate marketing giant within me."