ActiveRain Success Stories

Sarasota & Manatee Counties FL, QuickFreeMLS.com - Listings In Paradise (SaraMana Properties - QuickFreeMLS.com): Real Estate Agent in Bradenton, FL Sarasota & Manatee Counties FL, QuickFreeMLS.com - Listings In Paradise (SaraMana Properties - QuickFreeMLS.com) said over 11 years ago,
"The things I've learned from my colleagues on Active Rain have been invaluable. Active Rain is one of my favorite learning resources!"
Jason Smith (The Belleau Wood Group): Services for Real Estate Pros in Dallas, TX Jason Smith (The Belleau Wood Group) said over 11 years ago,
"I learned from a young age it my responsibility to elevate myself above others utilizing hard work and deep personnal pride to achieve what others before me had not. I needed to develope, maintain and harness a self developed interdependance with clearly defined goals so I could confindently obtain and now express what is "My Success Story."

I graduated college; Double Major - Finance / Business Management, with distinguished honors, Summa Cum Laude. After 9/11 I made the decision to transition from achieving my personnal proffesional goals to enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. As an Iraq Veteran I am proud of having been given the oppurtunity by my country to serve in its time of greatest need. As a Marine I have been routinely recognized by awards, citations, promotions and exceptional performance reviews. Truly my proudest accomplishment to date!

Since the Marine Corps I have worked within both the Finance and Real-Estate industries utilized in a variety of capacities. I maintain an extrodinary understanding of the interdependance between these two industries. I have worked with and managed several departments, including the finance and accounting reponsibilities for multiple LLC's simultainiously.

Today I own my own Design / Build firm with the unique capability of having raised capital through Joint Ventures and Private Equity for a portfolio of commercial projects throughout Texas. At The Belleau Wood Group we have instituted a culture mimicking the same priorities and principles I learned in The Corps; Honor, Courage, Commitment, Integrity and Service.

Utilizing moral character and intestinal fortidude i have built and established myself with an unquestionable reputation as a trustworthy, sincere and independant frontrunner in all personnal and proffesional endeavors. This is why we created The Belleau Wood Group; to provide our clients with the piece of mind that our workmanship aligns with all client goals and expectations. With out a doubt our company culture has been detrimental to our success and will continue to be moving forward."
Shanna Kuxhausen (Prudential Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Long Beach, CA Shanna Kuxhausen (Prudential Real Estate) said over 11 years ago,
"I am new to the site and learning new things about ActiveRain, but I hope to soon have a few stories to tell."
Oscar  Theodros (Southern Fidelity Mortgage): Mortgage and Lending in Las Vegas, NV Oscar Theodros (Southern Fidelity Mortgage) said over 11 years ago,
"I truly believe that activerain provides a gathering spot for local real estate professionals and the public to share experiences and learn from one another."
Jeffrey Mangus (CORNERSTONE REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION GROUP): Services for Real Estate Pros in Charleston, WV Jeffrey Mangus (CORNERSTONE REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION GROUP) said over 11 years ago,
"CORNERSTONE TRANSACTION MANAGEMENT GROUP was formed after being a professional Realtor for over seven years and seeing a need for a company that wasnt a "Jack of all trades" and specialized in one service. TRANSACTION MANAGEMENT is the crucial process in selling a home so I started my company to help real estate professionals and individual propety owners alike achieve successful closing of their properties.
CORNERSTONE has generated millions of dollars of real estate closings and we have seen positive company growth to accomodate the work load."
Mark VanBuskirk, PA REALTOR Specializing in Carbon & Monroe County (Cassidon Realty ): Real Estate Agent in Lehighton, PA Mark VanBuskirk, PA REALTOR Specializing in Carbon & Monroe County (Cassidon Realty ) said over 11 years ago,
"Active Rain has given this realtor an opportunity to be on the cutting edge of Real Estate... Active rain gives me the up to the minute news,info,ideas, and heart and soul of practicing this great profession of Real Estate. I am priviledged to belong and to be featured as one of the agents in Lehighton....
Active rain opened up a whole new world of advertising capability to appear "somewhere" on any given search in my area of Carbon County and the City of Lehighton. I am now a "somebody" in cyberspace and especially in the search engine of my stomping grounds. Thank goodness in my area there are not many who have caught onto the importance of blogging,linking and being on the cuuting edge of technology. Activerain has enabled me through its education and enabling for me to be the Lehighton Real Estate Expert!"
Stefan West, Temecula-Murrieta-Menifee CA Real Estate (West Realty): Real Estate Agent in Murrieta, CA Stefan West, Temecula-Murrieta-Menifee CA Real Estate (West Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"I love the ActiveRain community! I enjoy learning, sharing, and writing about our industry. I have met some great agents and brokers, exchanged referrals, and found some great information here!"
George Miller (Coldwell Banker Siesta Key): Real Estate Agent in Siesta Key, FL George Miller (Coldwell Banker Siesta Key) said over 11 years ago,
"I recently had a first time home buyer that was was under very strict lender guidelines and after 4 separate contracts, was finally able to get her the perfect home for her and her family."
Colleen Russo (MARINA BAY PROPERTIES, Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Marina Bay, MA Colleen Russo (MARINA BAY PROPERTIES, Inc.) said over 11 years ago,
"About Me
When you think of Marina Bay, your next thought is to call COLLEEN RUSSO. Known for her humble description when discussing her own success. Colleen's reflection on her achievements is not surprising since making people happy has always been important to her. Success to Colleen means maintaining a practice that helps her fulfill her clients' dreams while still maintaining a balanced happy and healthy home life.

A Marina Bay resident since 1989, Colleen says "this community and it's people have been very good to me and I attribute a lot of what I have attained to that". Colleen has been described as a high achiever, confident, professional and knowledgeable with a consistent positive upbeat attitude. Character and competence from someone you can trust. These are qualities that clients covet and the best agents try to possess. Colleen takes pride in her accomplishments as a successful, independent and powerful woman. Colleen exemplifies these traits along with a strong desire and willingness to match potential properties with buyers and lifestyles.

During her professional real estate career, Colleen has, and continues to provide her expert real estate services to many important people, famous celebrities and athletes, i.e. Chet Curtis, George Regan, Tom Brady, Willie McGinest, David Givens, Lawyer Malloy and David Ortz, to name only a few that have chosen to work with
Colleen A.B. Russo when they want to buy, sell or rent in Marina Bay!

Colleen feels it is important to build relationships with each and every transaction, as REFERRALS are key in her business and are always appreciated. What better place to start your new home search than MARINA BAY!

MARINA BAY PROPERTIES, Inc.
Call COLLEEN A. B. RUSSO Today!
(617) 842-8065"
Crystal Tropeano, GRI, ABR (Re/Max Advantage I): Real Estate Agent in Worcester, MA Crystal Tropeano, GRI, ABR (Re/Max Advantage I) said over 11 years ago,
"I'm so excited to have received a lead from my ActiveRain site. I recently had the pleasure of meeting with a prospective client who found me on ActiveRain. I have listed her home today! A beautiful Greek Revival in West Boylston , Ma. $418,000. Slate roof, lovely yard, many original features, yet updated systems. A True Beauty!"
Phil Bertrand (Keller Williams Realty Central Oregon): Real Estate Agent in Bend, OR Phil Bertrand (Keller Williams Realty Central Oregon) said over 11 years ago,
"It is our wish that our connection with the Active Rain Community will promote harmonius relationships across the United States and beyond. Down with Toxic Rain and Up with Active Rain."
Judy Bracken-Commissaris, Broker/Owner Keller Williams Western Realty (Keller Williams Western Realty): Real Estate Agent in Bellingham, WA Judy Bracken-Commissaris, Broker/Owner Keller Williams Western Realty (Keller Williams Western Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"From my first blog on Active Rain I received a response from a past client that I hadn't heard from in 17 years. It is a great opportunity to provide information to the public and other agents regarding my listings that otherwise may not be available for them to view. Also, a great place to blog and read other blogs about current issues and the industry."
Marge Peck, CSSPE (Discover Arizona Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Phoenix, AZ Marge Peck, CSSPE (Discover Arizona Real Estate) said over 11 years ago,
"Active Rain is another wonderful tool in our tool belt to assist our clients with their real estate transaction - is YOUR REALTOR using Active Rain?"
Daisey Hilbun, Realtor-Associate (Hiltop Realty): Real Estate Sales Representative in Lake Elsinore, CA Daisey Hilbun, Realtor-Associate (Hiltop Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"Active Rain has changed the Real Estate game for me a bit! My sites have hit higher rankings on search engines and I have been receiving more phone calls and inquiries on a more consistent basis!"
Vacation International, Inc (Vacation International, Inc): Real Estate Agent in Grand Rapids, MI Vacation International, Inc (Vacation International, Inc) said over 11 years ago,
"Vacation International

At Vacation International, our goal is to be the best, most professional owner and developer of quality real estate assets in the markets in which we operate. Our ability to achieve this goal is rooted in our commitment to quality. It is our belief that "quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intentions, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives." This commitment to quality extends to our people, our projects, and our process."
Ellen Wright Adams, LoansByEllen- Licensed in Oregon  (Academy Mortgage.......We are a Equal Housing Lender): Mortgage and Lending in Eugene, OR Ellen Wright Adams, LoansByEllen- Licensed in Oregon (Academy Mortgage.......We are a Equal Housing Lender) said over 11 years ago,
"I have been a Rainmaker for less than a year now and it's unbelievable what I have learned about blogging and on-line marketing! The support of the community is fantastic too!"
Ardy Shahriari (I-Agent Realty, Inc): Mortgage and Lending in Fairfax, VA Ardy Shahriari (I-Agent Realty, Inc) said over 11 years ago,
"Thank you to all previous clients for seeking me out through AR and continuing to work with me through the years. I appreciate every one of you and look forward to providing even better service as your local Fairfax area Realtor."
Lisa Ludlow Archer (Live Love Homes-Keller Williams, Charlotte, NC Ballantyne Area ): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Waxhaw, NC Lisa Ludlow Archer (Live Love Homes-Keller Williams, Charlotte, NC Ballantyne Area ) said over 11 years ago,
"Our team sent a referral back in August and it closes this week with another AR member.
We had our second referral close in March 2010. This AR family really works well for referrals.
I sent another AR referral today for a buyer lead that our team got.
Sent another buyer and seller referral in May 2010, a buyer referral in July 2010."
Wayne & Donna Real Estate Agents The Chamberlain Team Palos Verdes (RE/MAX Palos Verdes): Real Estate Agent in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Wayne & Donna Real Estate Agents The Chamberlain Team Palos Verdes (RE/MAX Palos Verdes) said over 11 years ago,
"I am new to Active Rain. I am anxious to have a success story."
Brent Weber (Paradigm AdvantEdge Realty): Real Estate Agent in Edmond, OK Brent Weber (Paradigm AdvantEdge Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"You may remember me from my three decades as a professional news and sportscaster. During that time I learned about people, real people like you. I became a Realtor because I wanted to connect with my community and help friends, family and neighbors gain one of the greatest satisfaction of their lives - a new home. Whether you are buying or selling (or both) I will utilize my experience as a video producer and marketing specialist to insure your search will encompass every available media and platform.

Let me help you feel right at home!"