ActiveRain Success Stories

Laura Cunningham, Voted Best Real Estate People-Brampton (Re/Max Realty Services Inc. ): Real Estate Agent in Brampton, ON Laura Cunningham, Voted Best Real Estate People-Brampton (Re/Max Realty Services Inc. ) said over 11 years ago,
"Active Rain to be is a wonderful format for me to express who I am. There are so many interesting groups I have joined. The biggest success for me though would be what I have learned here and the friendships I have made. Before I joined Active Rain, I only spent time on Facebook and maybe viewing a few videos on YouTube. Active Rain has opened up a whole new world for me. You rock Active Rain!"
Virginia OnullConnor, Realtor - Temecula, Anza, SoCal (Realtor®, Photographer, Artist): Real Estate Agent in Temecula, CA Virginia OnullConnor, Realtor - Temecula, Anza, SoCal (Realtor®, Photographer, Artist) said over 11 years ago,
"I love Active Rain and all the fantastic people here! I know staying current and blogging regularly will make a difference in my career, and this is the IDEAL venue for it. Thank you, Active Rain!"
Rebecca Savitski, NC Real Estate Listings (BSR Real Estate Group): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Cary, NC Rebecca Savitski, NC Real Estate Listings (BSR Real Estate Group) said over 11 years ago,
"I have been with ActiveRain before ActiveRain was cool. The faces have changed and so have I. I am looking forward to start my Real Estate comeback via ActiveRain."
Michael Morley, SFR (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage): Real Estate Agent in Wayne, NJ Michael Morley, SFR (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) said over 11 years ago,
"Just joined. I hope to have many successful stories to relay to you."
Lynn Hayes, Chapel Hill/Carrboro area expert (Lynn Hayes Properties): Real Estate Agent in Chapel Hill, NC Lynn Hayes, Chapel Hill/Carrboro area expert (Lynn Hayes Properties) said over 11 years ago,
"I'm brand new to Active Rain so I don't have a success story yet! But I'll look forward to chiming in and sharing my success story as it happens."
Linda Graves Arnold, St. Louis Real Estate Pro - 314-422-2762 - Referr (Coldwell Banker Gundaker-St. Louis, MO): Real Estate Agent in Chesterfield, MO Linda Graves Arnold, St. Louis Real Estate Pro - 314-422-2762 - Referr (Coldwell Banker Gundaker-St. Louis, MO) said over 11 years ago,
"We were contacted by a broker from Minnesota who self referred on a purchase for a new home in St. Louis. We helped him find a $500,00 home. How cool is that!

We were questioning the need for a blog. Just about that time, we received an email from an 82 year old prospect that we didn't even know knew how to use a computer. All of our previous communication had been by phone and fax. To get an email out of the blue from him via Active Rain told me just how important our participation in Active Rain really is!!

We were reviewing where our website traffic originates and identified that in 2009, 29% of our website visitors originated from Active Rain. Playing in the Rain pays off!"
Bob Atkinson, Realtor (ATKINSON PROPERTIES GROUP REALTORS): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Apex, NC Bob Atkinson, Realtor (ATKINSON PROPERTIES GROUP REALTORS) said over 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain is an excellent source of information for anybody wanting to learn about real estate or quality real life experiences. Although were are new -joining in March of 09 we plan to be a very active participant as we have a lot of quality experience to share and we love to learn from others."
Brenda Winans (Coldwell Banker Preferred): Real Estate Agent in Bakersfield, CA Brenda Winans (Coldwell Banker Preferred) said over 11 years ago,
"In the first month of blogging I landed a great referral!"
James Hurt (Broker): Real Estate Agent in Fairview, TX James Hurt (Broker) said over 11 years ago,
"" Activerain has been instrumental in the success of my company""
Alan "Ace" Costley, Chicago Title Mesa, AZ (Chicago Title Insurance Company): Services for Real Estate Pros in Mesa, AZ Alan "Ace" Costley, Chicago Title Mesa, AZ (Chicago Title Insurance Company) said over 11 years ago,
"I admit I do not have a lot of time in my day to play on the computer. That being said I really do enjoy what I have come across here on Active Rain. When the discussions are not political the people are very nice. Kind of a Cyber-Utopia.

I am so thankful for Bill Risser and Paul Guenther of Chicago Titlte Insurance Company for providing a class for me to learn about active rain. THIS IS AN EXCITING PLACE!!"
D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578: Real Estate Agent in Quakertown, PA D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578 said over 11 years ago,
"Success from Active Rain. I am out every day without my unbrella! What a great place this is!

Hoorray for Active Rain!

HOORRAY FOR ACTIVE RAIN! What a great song! I like the ring to it

Free is my favorite word! But Active Rain is much better than free!

When you consistantly blog and comment and make friends on line, The Buyers and Sellers will call you! Then they buy from you! This is better than free! Here is a summary of my jorney on Active Rain.

You see, If you sit back and wait for the buyers to fall in your lap, it will not happen as often as you like. If you aggressively go out and find those buyers and sellers, then success will follow you.

Consequently, Active|Rain means just this. If you sit back and wait for the rain, you will have plenty of time to put up your umbrella, and you will not get wet. If you make it rain, you will have no time for unbrellas. You will get wet. You will be wildly successful! You need to be a RAINMAKER!

In December 2007, Active Rain put me on the front page of the local real estate section of the Morning Call in Allentown PA.

Don't think I haven't shown this to every client I have worked with. It has gone on every listing presentation. Not many can show this wonderful success, as a direct result of Active|Rain.

I have lost track of how many deals I have done, as a result of people finding me through my Active Rain Blog! ... And Active Rain is the key to success! It has opened so many doors for me and my team!

I have had buyers meet me at a property for a showing, and they know all about me before I get out of the car. They have read my profile on line!

How very cool! They already know I am successful before they meet me.

I have had people call me from California, and Canada, and from towns thousands of miles away. Each one found me on the first page of a Google Search, and they called me to list their property, or to show them a home.

Then I told every Agent in my office Not to Join Active Rain. I told them of the success I was having. I told them I wanted to get the calls from the clients, and not them.

Of course, I was joking, and tried to show them all that the real estate business has changed, and this is a free way to make money.

Funny, how most of the other Agents choose NOT to join Active Rain. Some of those agents, are constantly complaining of the horrible year they had in 2008.....

Funny..... I had, by far, the best year ever in 2008. While other agents are putting their license in escrow, We were so busy last year that we are now among the top 3 agents in the entire company!

Then the points started to accumulate. I was soon #1 in Bucks County PA, and then finally, was #1 in points in all of Pennsylvania!

Then the points were piling on, and I hit another milestone! A family from Detroit, found me on the first page of a Google Search. They drove to Quakertown on the day after Christmas in 2008 to rent a house in Quakertown. They stayed in a hotel until we found one. We did all this in a week, and they moved in on New Year's Day. They plan to rent for six months, and buy a home this coming summer 2009, using me as their Realtor!

Because I am now on the top of the list in Pennsylvania, and also in the top 25 of all 133,000 + members of Active Rain, I have been selected to try out the new Growth Leader lead generation program by Market Leader. This is very exciting. Look forward to my future postings on the success of this program. I am the first Real Estate Agent to be selected in my entire Trend MLS area, which includes all of Philadelphia, and Southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey, and northern Delaware! This is very esciting!! I have a new web site! http://www.servingbucksandlehighcounties.com/

One of the best parts of Active Rain is the great friends we meet. I have learned so much from so many others on Active Rain. I thank you all! My guest book has been growing!

And now I am on over a dozen social networks, making more friends and connections. I have met people on facebook that are friends of past clients.

The party continues~! Now interest rates are at historic lows. 2009 Promises to be a wonderful year!

Sing along with me will you?

HOORRAY FOR ACTIVE RAIN!"
Art Hademan (Century 21 Real Estate Center): Real Estate Agent in Mount Vernon, WA Art Hademan (Century 21 Real Estate Center) said over 11 years ago,
"My relationship with Active Rain has been great. I have met many new friends, acquired a multitude of information, and have posted a blog that a person read and actually called me about. It seems that he and his wife had come into contact with a scam artist and the supportive information in my blog led him to call the police in an attempt to apprehend the perp. It's really fulfilling when you can make a contribution and actually see it benefit somebody. That's why I'm in this business!"
Brian  Walker (Walker Commercial Funding): Mortgage and Lending in Houston, TX Brian Walker (Walker Commercial Funding) said over 11 years ago,
"I have closed 8 transactions in the last 12 months from ActiveRain people! Thanks to you all!
-Brian"
Debbie DiFonzo, Lebanon MO  and Buffalo Missouri Real Estate (Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Lebanon, MO Debbie DiFonzo, Lebanon MO and Buffalo Missouri Real Estate (Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri) said over 11 years ago,
"I stumbled upon Active Rain while doing a search on website keywords back in December of 2006. I played around a little bit, but I mostly read what had already been written. At that time, AR was a small tight knit group. I didn’t have time to write or participate – I was too busy LEARNING about SEO, websites, Point 2 and other tips of the trade. When I did start to participate I quickly made friends and established a NETWORK of professionals I can call upon for answers and as a sounding board for ideas. As I continued to write and promote, buyers and sellers found my on Active Rain bringing SALES, putting a dollar amount to learning and networking. Someone from my hometown in Illinois found me on Active Rain and used my services here in Missouri. I have had buyers call about listings promoted on the site. I’ve been able to send referrals and receive referrals from agents I have met on the Rain. I've been a part of cutting edge real estate - blogging. Overall, my success on AR really can’t be summed up here. Knowledge and friendship isn’t as easy to talley as the business it has brought."
Lynn  Cromer (ReMax Advance Realty): Real Estate Agent in Miami, FL Lynn Cromer (ReMax Advance Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"Today a buyer called me to discuss a property he found on my IDX. I asked him where he found me and he said 'Active Rain'. Now granted, he didn't know what Active Rain was, but he said he read my blog about Absorption Rate of homes in Pinecrest, Florida. That works for me!"
Kim Marie Kapustik (KW Greater Cleve Southeast ): Real Estate Agent in Twinsburg, OH Kim Marie Kapustik (KW Greater Cleve Southeast ) said over 11 years ago,
"Let Kim Marie Kapustik assist you in the purchase or sale of your home. The proven industry leader, Kim's vast knowledge of Cleveland's Real Estate and her innovative ideas set her apart!
They key to my success is that I truly love what I do. Every day I get up and have the great fortune to assist people in the sale or purchase of their home. There is nothing else I would rather
do than use my expertise to make sure things go right."

Kim can help you with your Dream Home.

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Patrick Dague, Find Investors Coach (Get Investors Now): Education & Training in San Diego, CA Patrick Dague, Find Investors Coach (Get Investors Now) said over 11 years ago,
"Active Rain helped me get started as a coach. People found me here and I got business!"
Sonny   Landau (St Louis Home Improvement and Painting Companies): Home Builder in Saint Louis, MO Sonny Landau (St Louis Home Improvement and Painting Companies) said over 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain has helped us move from a Google Page Rank #1 to a Google Page Rank #2!

It has been a place where I can offer my suggestions for others on how to improve their SEO and increase their potential on the net!"
Vaughn Krywicki (RE/MAX Saskatoon): Real Estate Agent in Saskatoon, SK Vaughn Krywicki (RE/MAX Saskatoon) said over 11 years ago,
"I follow the daily e-mail bulletins and implement some of the expert tips."
Lynda  Bennett (Realty World - Heritage Realty): Real Estate Agent in Maggie Valley, NC Lynda Bennett (Realty World - Heritage Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"I love it when the refferring agents says "You show up everywhere", but they contact me through Active Rain."