ActiveRain Success Stories

Kristine Allcroft, PuroClean Emergency Recovery Services (PuroClean Emergency Recovery Services): Services for Real Estate Pros in Philadelphia, PA Kristine Allcroft, PuroClean Emergency Recovery Services (PuroClean Emergency Recovery Services) said over 11 years ago,
"Recently Pat Philipps of Weichert Realtors in Moorestown hired us to help her move a home in Riverton, NJ. Upon site visit the area of concern was what appeared to be mold staining in the attic. The home was scheduled for closing in only five days. Harry and the team at PuroClean Emergency Recovery Services was able to refer the homeowner for mold testing. The testing revealed no active mold growth in the attic. This referral saved the home owners several thousand dollars and the assessment helped them to close on time!"
Kate Ward, Residential Specialist (Coldwell Banker): Real Estate Agent in Mesa, AZ Kate Ward, Residential Specialist (Coldwell Banker) said over 11 years ago,
"No real ActiveRain story, accept to say, the more I read on the site, the more I know the agents, that participate, they are the Best and I want to provide the best to my clients....so I want to run with you folks. So I am here and plan to give, help and assist....I will remember you, so please remember to call me, I would love to help!
Kate Ward 602 481-5577"
Jonathan Angevine, Calgary Realtor (Greater Calgary Real Estate): Real Estate Sales Representative in Calgary, AB Jonathan Angevine, Calgary Realtor (Greater Calgary Real Estate) said over 11 years ago,
"Active Rain has been a huge part in showing the power of online social marketing. I have met some great people from all over North America (both online and in person). Each and every time that I travel I make it a point to meet with fellow Active Rainers."
Aaron Norris, MBA, APR, Hard money lending and real estate investments. (The Norris Group Hard Money Lending): Mortgage and Lending in Riverside, CA Aaron Norris, MBA, APR, Hard money lending and real estate investments. (The Norris Group Hard Money Lending) said over 11 years ago,
"Active Rain has been an incredible for us for education as well as our investors for connecting with potential Realtors in their area. Thank you Active Rain for giving us such a great platform to stay connected."
David Goldberg CRS (RE/MAX Town Center): Real Estate Agent in Bethesda, MD David Goldberg CRS (RE/MAX Town Center) said over 11 years ago,
"I help people with moving their lives from home to home. I enjoy it every day. Let's meet so I can tell you some good stories."
Mark Mansfield, Broker -  NC Beaches , Water & Golf Course Homes  (RE/MAX Ocean Properties): Real Estate Agent in Morehead City, NC Mark Mansfield, Broker - NC Beaches , Water & Golf Course Homes (RE/MAX Ocean Properties) said over 11 years ago,
"Active Rain is so valuable, the networking, the informative blog posts, and the Google Juice. It is unbelievable the benefits you receive by joining. I highly reccomend you get started and reap the benefits it has to offer. Thanks!! Active Rain."
Kelly Hopper, Collaborator. Navigator. Negotiator. (CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center): Real Estate Agent in Kenmore, WA Kelly Hopper, Collaborator. Navigator. Negotiator. (CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center) said over 11 years ago,
"As Independent Contractors, we are all out there creating the best services for our clients, and oftentimes re-creating the wheel. ActiveRain is a supportive forum in effort to support, educate & elevate everyone's best interests."
Peggy Chirico, REALTORĀ® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate (Prudential CT Realty): Real Estate Agent in Manchester, CT Peggy Chirico, REALTORĀ® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate (Prudential CT Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"I came to Active Rain at a very low point in my real estate career. The market was down, people were down, and I was becoming very affected by the negativity and wondered how long I could continue in this downward spiral. Then I discovered this community of talented professionals. I lurked for a while, read blog after blog, made comments, researched the archives, and found a wealth of knowledge, inspiration, and comradery that had been missing in my life. I became a Rainmaker, started my own blog, and learned so much in the process. Has Active Rain helped my business? Absolutely! While my business doesn't come directly from Active Rain (yet), it has thrived because AR has enabled me to stay positive, try new prospecting approaches to grow my business, and serve all my clients at the highest level. And as we all know, success breeds success!"
JD Appraisal (JD Appraisal & Associates): Real Estate Appraiser in Marshfield, MA JD Appraisal (JD Appraisal & Associates) said over 11 years ago,
"My friend Marion Rhodes introduced me to this site, after saying how much success she has had here. That's success right there, and will lend itself to my own success story."
Christa LaFarlette (la-far-let) (Your Choice Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Orange Park, FL Christa LaFarlette (la-far-let) (Your Choice Real Estate) said over 11 years ago,
"What is an ActiveRain Success Story. Is it the number of leads? The number of points? For myself success is learning all the technology lessons from the professionals at ActiveRain. Their patience, understanding, um--patience, and ability to put the complex into the simple (I am sure it was just for me!). However, I appreciate most that the lesson I have learned are translating into global internet success! Yes!"
Mark Warner (RealEspace): Mortgage and Lending in Plano, TX Mark Warner (RealEspace) said over 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain gives me and my company a great opportunity to share our message with the best real estate and mortgage professionals in the world. In addition, we are able to hear back from them--almost instantly--on how we can make our products and services even better."
Harv Warsen, Your FRIEND in The Real Estate Business (EXIT Realty 1st): Real Estate Agent in Jackson, MI Harv Warsen, Your FRIEND in The Real Estate Business (EXIT Realty 1st) said over 11 years ago,
"Since becoming a Member of Active Rain I have met some pretty awesome people. Friends you can share and bounce ideas off, network and learn from. This is a GREAT site for that. I also have received a couple of really nice referrals both listing and buyer sides."
Cinda Erickson, CNE (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices): Real Estate Agent in McConnelsville, OH Cinda Erickson, CNE (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) said over 11 years ago,
"I have had numerous sales from active rain. It all started with them finding me on active rain and then emailing me!"
Melanie & Brett Ferguson, GetYourHomeSoldGuaranteed.com (Ferguson Realty Group): Real Estate Agent in Krum, TX Melanie & Brett Ferguson, GetYourHomeSoldGuaranteed.com (Ferguson Realty Group) said over 11 years ago,
"While checking e-mail one day, someone found me on ActiveRain and e-mailed me to list their house. Since then, they have used our services on multiple properties! Without ActiveRain, they said they would not have found me."
Mickey McCoy (Coldwell Banker Stuart and Watts): Real Estate Agent in Lewisburg, WV Mickey McCoy (Coldwell Banker Stuart and Watts) said over 11 years ago,
"I wrote a contract for a listing by Rebecca Gaujot, an agent in my office and an AR member. She presented the offer to the sellers and the contract was accepted. We closed in one week. It was the first transaction that we worked on together. Rebecca is so knowledgeable and has really helped me with my AR blogging. Like she says, "I need to just log on everyday and blog about something.""
John Werner, CDPE, Buyers-Sellers, 25+ yrs Sales Experience (john@johnwernersellsrealestate.com): Real Estate Agent in Scottsdale, AZ John Werner, CDPE, Buyers-Sellers, 25+ yrs Sales Experience (john@johnwernersellsrealestate.com) said over 11 years ago,
"My brother has a vacation home for sale in Red Lodge, Montana, I noticed that although his Realtor had his house listed on Realtor.com the listing did not really show up in Google. In fact I coudn't find his house listed any where online, even under his address. I decided to write my first blog post about his house. The results were really amazing. His Internet exposure is through the roof. In fact one category on Google had 29,400,000 search results. his house is now #3 on Google in that search result."
Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner): Real Estate Agent in Grand Rapids, MI Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) said over 11 years ago,
"Active Rain has made me the "contact" in my local neighborhoods. I have received many calls where people tell me I am the only source that comes up when they are searching for local housing information on the internet. I recently posted a blog about some of the homes in our local area that are great BUYS based on square footage. I received a call within days of posting the blog from a buyer that wanted me to show them a home that was listed. We wrote an offer after showing it, it was accepted, and we are anticipating closing our first sale directly from AR soon. Thanks to the Active Rain platform, it has successfully gotten buyers' attention for me."
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Sandy Colburn, Lake Powell Real Estate - Homes - Acreage: Services for Real Estate Pros in Big Water, UT Sandy Colburn, Lake Powell Real Estate - Homes - Acreage said over 11 years ago,
"Attended RainCamp in Las Vegas on April Fools Day 2010. Tons of information stuffed into a 1-Day seminar and definitely not for fools. It was terrific - thank you ActiveRain."
Janis Gaines, Home Stager Eugene OR - The Notably Well-Dressed H (Staging Sells Eugene Homes): Home Stager in Eugene, OR Janis Gaines, Home Stager Eugene OR - The Notably Well-Dressed H (Staging Sells Eugene Homes) said over 11 years ago,
"I have had a profile on ActiveRain since January of 2008. It has brought me at least one project from clients living in California who had a home in Eugene Oregon to sell as part of an estate. They were concerned about the caliber of Home Staging companies in a small city like Eugene. However, when they found me, they were impressed by my website and ActiveRain profile, which reflected my experience, the quality of my work, and my professional standing in the Home Staging industry.

Another significant impact to my business has been the improved quality of my real estate staging photos. I regularly visit the AR profiles of several top stagers represented here. Their style of staging and the caliber of their photos has been an inspiration. Because of their work, I have set a goal to improve both my Staging and the photos that reflect the caliber of my Staging on an ongoing basis."