ActiveRain Success Stories

Glena Dee (C21 Aadvantage Gold - Short Sales & Forclosures): Services for Real Estate Pros in North Las Vegas, NV Glena Dee (C21 Aadvantage Gold - Short Sales & Forclosures) said over 11 years ago,
"Ok, here it is! Last week, while attending ABR class, I got a referral from Active Rain...this deal is for a Commercial deal...originally, it was for a 2-4 residential units, now I am finding out that it is so much more. The deal is between $2M-$5M, since i do not do commerial, I have partnered with a Realtor who can handle this type of a deal. She used to be an assistant of Grubb & Ellis Company #1 Commercial RE producer.

After contacting the customer, we have found out that he was already working with another agent here in Las Vegas and he will not sign an Exclusive representation...it will be crazy since we can provide the information with no protection on our side. We can give him the address and all other information and we might end up giving it for free, so this one is a touch and go situation, however, without AR, I would not have gotten this referral. Maybe the next one will really be a success!"
Dawn Coulter, Helping clients say "Hello" to a "Good-Buy".... (eXp Realty, LLC): Real Estate Agent in Bloomsburg, PA Dawn Coulter, Helping clients say "Hello" to a "Good-Buy".... (eXp Realty, LLC) said over 11 years ago,
"I have been a REALTOR since 2006 and when I was introduced to Active Rain in 2007 the doors to knowledge, insight and support were wide open! In only my first year I was recognized for my sales (which, by the way, I owe my thanks to the exposure on Active Rain). In my second year, I was again recognized for my sales AND was awarded the Quality Service Award for my clients' satisfaction surveys. Much of my gratitude goes to my company's training and personal support, but Active Rain certainly played another important role in helping me "step out of my box" and continue to learn more ways to gain success and improve on my customer service skills!"
Angela Rehm, Staging Works (Staging Works): Home Stager in Castle Rock, CO Angela Rehm, Staging Works (Staging Works) said over 11 years ago,
"Our best success story begins with a 1.4 million dollar spec house in Douglas County, on the market for 2 years.

When the house had been on the market for 8 or 9 months, the builder asked his realtor if staging would be a good idea. The realtors advice was that staging wasn't worth the money and trouble.

The property sat for another year.

One day, the builder ran into a prosective buyer "driving by" who said she had been looking at the property on-line for months and wondered if she could look inside. The woman loved the house, until she got into the master bedroom. It was vacant, and she was sure her king-size bed and night-stands would not fit, even though the builder assured her there was plenty of room.

The next day the builder staged the spec home -, kitchen, family room and master bedroom, complete with a king size bed and two nightstands. The staging took 2 days and cost $780 and the house was under contract 3 weeks later! The home finally sold after having been on the market for 2 years and just before the bank forclosed on the loan!

Just think how much money the builder would have saved, and possibly made, had he staged the property a year earlier...?"
levina fitzpatrick (Life Dezines (Home Decor Consulting)): Home Stager in St Johns, NL levina fitzpatrick (Life Dezines (Home Decor Consulting)) said over 11 years ago,
""Levina was thoughtful, respectful and listened to my ideas before offering suggestions. I enjoyed her enthusiasm, sense of humor and keen eye for simple yet magnificient decorating. She has a strong knowledge of products, fabrics, and services, her customer service skills are ummatched"
Frances Boland, St. John's

"Levina's cutting edge style keeps her up tp date on current tends. With her use of flow , function and style the desired results of her transformations will be admired and appreciated"
Val Rowe, St. John's

"Thank you so much Levina, the nursery looks wonderful . I would never have been able do it without you..Thanks for all you help. You went above and beyond!"
Jenn Conway, St. John's

"Simply put, without Levina's expert advice, we would not have felt the same pride of ownership nor acheived the top market value received for our home"
Colleen and Mike Sheen, PEI
(formerly of St. John's)."
Julie Martin, Realtor, Broker - Gulf Coast Real Estate (Port City Realty): Real Estate Agent in Mobile, AL Julie Martin, Realtor, Broker - Gulf Coast Real Estate (Port City Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"I have improved so many different areas of my business from advice, suggestions and information that I have been given here on ActiveRain. It is hard to actually name one success story. I am a convention junkie. I always learn stuff at conventions that I can apply to my business and improve. ActiveRain is like getting little convention tib bits everyday. I share information from ActiveRain in my sales meetings and I have improved my websites alot since joining ActiveRain. I love the feedback I get from other members of ActiveRain."
John Brooks (Exit Realty of the Valley): Real Estate Sales Representative in Huntsville, AL John Brooks (Exit Realty of the Valley) said over 11 years ago,
"I have been an active rain member now since 2008 and we pay top dollar for refferal !!!"
Michael Bell, Vidamar Residential, Riviera Diamante (Bell & Associates Realty Group): Real Estate Agent in Encinitas, CA Michael Bell, Vidamar Residential, Riviera Diamante (Bell & Associates Realty Group) said over 11 years ago,
"I am new here but I have heard so many exciting things. I am excited about the prospect of becoming an Active Rain success story!"
Lynn Edgin, GRI, SFR, REO (Keller Williams Clients' Choice): Real Estate Agent in Colorado Springs, CO Lynn Edgin, GRI, SFR, REO (Keller Williams Clients' Choice) said over 11 years ago,
"In only a couple of days there has been comments on my blogs from all over the country. What a great networking system."
Tara Sales (Re/Max Aboutowne Realty Corp., Brokerage): Real Estate Agent in Oakville, ON Tara Sales (Re/Max Aboutowne Realty Corp., Brokerage) said over 11 years ago,
"Meeting some wonderful new people and making great connections :)"
Jessica Bursenos (Referral Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Asheville, NC Jessica Bursenos (Referral Real Estate) said over 11 years ago,
"My husband and I had a very limited budget for housing. We wanted to live as close to downtown Asheville as possible. Jessica was able to find us several properties in our price range. With her guidance we found a condominium, but felt that we could not afford the asking price. Working with us and the seller, she was able to negotiate a fair and affordable deal.

Jessica went far and above the usual services of a Realtor in assisting us. Working through a very difficult situation with the lender, she was a superb representative.

Without her assistance, we would not have found or bought the fine green built condominium that is now ours.

- Steve and Florence Riedesel



Jessica went beyond the call of duty to help me finalize my offer over a weekend and to ensure my condo was move-in ready right after closing. Her services ensured a smooth purchasing process, and I'm very thankful
for that.

- Alan Pringle, Buyer"
Gina Anderson (Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living): Real Estate Agent in Phoenix, AZ Gina Anderson (Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living) said over 11 years ago,
"Active Rain has allowed me to help others learn the power of the blog! Thanks active rain for giving us a tool to
show Realtors how they can empower themselves through the written word. Thanks to Paul Guenther @ Magnus
Title in Ahwatukee for introducing Active Rain to me."
Elayna Fernandez, BE Positive and You'll BE Powerful! (The Positive Mom): Education & Training in Irving, TX Elayna Fernandez, BE Positive and You'll BE Powerful! (The Positive Mom) said over 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain has really boosted my SEO ranking, increased my network, leads and client base. Thank You!"
Lorrie Finkel (Alain Pinel Realtors): Real Estate Agent in Piedmont, CA Lorrie Finkel (Alain Pinel Realtors) said over 11 years ago,
"I approach my real estate practice with a commitment to provide you with superior service.I take the time to understand the psychological impact that you go through .It is enormous.Committed to provding a supportive,attentive, and compassionate environment.I will make sure that you have all the time that you need to progress through your real estate transaction comfortably.I will focus all of my attention on meeting your needs. It is your agent that you will having working and talking with you and not another person.I love my chosen career and I look foward to meeting your needs.
I grew up here in the Piedmont Montclair Bay area . I live in this area and I well kept up on any and all changes with the schools , taxes, city planning , play areas and more.
My real story: is let me do the work while you have some fun planning . Let me take the stress of selling while you worry about enjoying your life. I look foward to hearing from you soon.
Lorrie Finkel"
Shelly Whitworth (MorSystems.com): Services for Real Estate Pros in Carmel, CA Shelly Whitworth (MorSystems.com) said over 11 years ago,
"I do receive clients from active rain, and of course, the clients we do have who use activerain are more likely to stay in business and continue to be our clients, because they are active marketers who stay in tune with industry changes. I LOVE learning from member's blogs and meeting new people - selling websites nationally, I don't have a lot of face time, but activerain makes it a little more personal than email and phone calls! Activerain is recognized by google so fast, and it links to your professional website, so important for SEO rankings and gaining online credibility."
Ruben Gutierrez - Hemet Realtor (Vogler Feigen Realty): Real Estate Agent in Hemet, CA Ruben Gutierrez - Hemet Realtor (Vogler Feigen Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"My broker invited me to the Active Rain Network and all of the agents at Serenity Properties have raved about the benefits. I am looking forward to networking with other real estate professionals to enhance my value to clients and my community. Thank you"
Connie Tebyani, Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County (Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro): Home Stager in Calabasas, CA Connie Tebyani, Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County (Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro) said over 11 years ago,
"Active Rain has been an essential force behind building my business. I have met numerous Professionals in my area through Active Rain, and the contacts seem to grow on a daily basis. There is not a better place to connect with active working Professionals who are passionate about our Industry than by networking here on AR. Not only with other Home Stagers and Realtors, but Photographers, Inspectors, Loan Officers; anyone who is in the Real Estate Industry needs to be dancing in the Rain."
Helen Gonzales (NotaryAgentConnect.com): Services for Real Estate Pros in Imperial, CA Helen Gonzales (NotaryAgentConnect.com) said over 11 years ago,
"Notaries if you are tired of getting the run around from signing services and not getting paid what your services are worth than join our Notary Referral Service where we recruit Escrow / Title companies. Our members develop direct relationships with Title and Escrow companies. There are no middlemen involved! You, the notary negotiates your fee direct with the client. NotaryAagentConnect.com is a member-based organization that promotes confidence in its member’s abilities, ethics, and professionalism to the client. At NAC the notary ALWAYS comes first! We exist purely for the benefit of notaries! www.notaryagentconnect.com"
Christine Sutherland, Developer of Real Estate Referral & Listing Frenzy (The Lifeworks Group Pty Ltd): Education & Training in San Francisco, CA Christine Sutherland, Developer of Real Estate Referral & Listing Frenzy (The Lifeworks Group Pty Ltd) said over 11 years ago,
"Most of my income formerly came from a mixture of training contracts and a thriving private therapy practice and I was quite happy combining corporate and clinical activities. However at 55 years of age I had to face the fact that if I stopped working the money stopped also. This realisation was made all the more dramatic with falling revenue as companies and individuals sought to cut costs and limit discretionary spending.

In the 18 months I have been working on this new business project, I've seen a trebling of my highest earning month ever, and have established an income stream that is not linked to the number of hours I work.

This has allowed me to assist my children and parents financially, as well as allowing my husband and I to travel extensively.

In short, I've enjoyed enormous success with this very simple business model and have been able to mentor many others to achieve the same results. Read through the executive summary above, making note of any comments or questions that you have, and get in touch by phone or email."
Andy Spears, The Treasure Coast Real Estate Expert (Spears & Associates Real Estate Team): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Hobe Sound, FL Andy Spears, The Treasure Coast Real Estate Expert (Spears & Associates Real Estate Team) said over 11 years ago,
"I've had success asking other agents about technology they use to better highlight the features of a listing. One in particular was on using a magnetic wide angle lens with my Flip video recorder."
Paula Denmon, Real Estate Agent, Galloping to serve YOU (FATHOM REALTY): Real Estate Agent in Red Oak, TX Paula Denmon, Real Estate Agent, Galloping to serve YOU (FATHOM REALTY) said over 11 years ago,
"I have "met" the most remarkable agents from around the country that are just like me. We love our jobs, dote on our horses, dogs, and cats, somehow find time to keep the family going and keep a positive attitude with the whole life experience. "maybe we learn that from the animals""