ActiveRain Success Stories

Barbara Martin (Solid Source Realty Inc): Real Estate Agent in Cumming, GA Barbara Martin (Solid Source Realty Inc) said over 11 years ago,
"Since being on Active Rain, I have achieved my goals to find buyers their perfect homes and sell the homes for people wanting to move up! I also made many connections and have received many referrals. Thank you Active Rain!"
Cary Bergstrom (Paragon Contracting): Home Builder in Maple Grove, MN Cary Bergstrom (Paragon Contracting) said over 11 years ago,
"I received a referral from a real estate agent for a sliding glass door that was out of plumb. After looking at the door I determind that the framing around the door was rotted. After getting into the project we ended up rebuilding the entire framing structure of a 12 x12 elevated 3 season porch that was about to fall off the house."
Nick Tukmanian (RealWorks Residential): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Colts Neck, NJ Nick Tukmanian (RealWorks Residential) said over 11 years ago,
"Activerain is an essential source of information that I access on daily basis. It gives me opportunity to learn from real estate industry professionals across the country. Equally, I can share my experiences and get feedback. Activerain has also helped me better network and connect with prospective clients. I am very glad I joined."
Karen Supman, Partnering with you to live the lifestyle you love (Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty): Real Estate Agent in Scottsdale, AZ Karen Supman, Partnering with you to live the lifestyle you love (Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"I have been blogging for 3 months. Its all new to me. We just started a new company website with Realty Executives and are testing a new URL that is literally international . Phoenix is the test market. Interesting. At any rate they want everyone to blog. Since I already do that, I just uploaded my blogs from Active Rain. The company was so blown away, they used my site to show everyone how to do it. People came up to me totally impressed. Can't wait to get a client from this!"
Mona Stanfield, Elle Realty (Dallas, TX): Real Estate Agent in Dallas, TX Mona Stanfield, Elle Realty (Dallas, TX) said over 11 years ago,
"Active Rain has given me more knowledge of real estate. Corresponding with other agents, getting in site, and making friends. I even found an agent to help my mother buy a home...My mother loves her! Thank you Lori Cain!"
Mike King, "Where Service is King" (AmeriFirst Financial Inc): Mortgage and Lending in Glendale, AZ Mike King, "Where Service is King" (AmeriFirst Financial Inc) said over 11 years ago,
"As a fairly new member to activerain, well within the past 3 months. I have learned so much about the different markets, professionals and my own business has grown from all the exposure. I have been blogging for about a year with little success on a different site. However, no I blog on activerain and I'm amazed how many contacts and new business that I have gained from the power of activerain blog, memebers and associations. Great networking and marketing site right here on activerain. Thanks"
Heidi Spellman (HEIDI SPELLMAN REALTY, LLC): Real Estate Agent in Port Washington, NY Heidi Spellman (HEIDI SPELLMAN REALTY, LLC) said over 11 years ago,
"I look forward to utilizing Active Rain to the fullest of my ability. I am very much looking forward to networking and expolring this sight further. I have heard many great things about Active Rain and am looking forward to see how it can help me and my business."
Tom Robinson, Experienced Real Estate, Professional Serving No. VA and DC (Keller Williams Realty Kingstowne/Alexandria, VA Office): Real Estate Agent in Fairfax, VA Tom Robinson, Experienced Real Estate, Professional Serving No. VA and DC (Keller Williams Realty Kingstowne/Alexandria, VA Office) said over 11 years ago,
"I am starting to get good leads and referrals. The cost of Active Rain is a drop in the bucket."
Jim Paulson, Broker / Owner - Progressive Realty Corporation (Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Boise, ID Jim Paulson, Broker / Owner - Progressive Realty Corporation (Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info) said over 11 years ago,
"The benefits I have received from being a member of ActiveRain were so great that I had to take the time to build a site for my company so that it could start receiving the benefits as well. All my agents will be joining ActiveRain!"
Dann Sandvig (KWCommercial): Real Estate Agent in Phoenix, AZ Dann Sandvig (KWCommercial) said over 11 years ago,
"We recently listed a very run down motel that was a Bank Owned Property (REO) one day before we were told by the City of Tempe that it had to be torn down within the next couple of months. We contacted our network and found a buyer who had been previously intersted but the price wasn't what the owner was willing to accept ( prior to being foreclosed on). We were able to negitate a price that was acceptable to the bank and the buyer based on thorough market reseach and data and closed in time for the new buyer to negotiate a deal with the City of Tempe to turn the property into a useful and viable commercial porperty."
Sara McLlenan (Realty Galore, LLC): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Phoenix, AZ Sara McLlenan (Realty Galore, LLC) said over 11 years ago,
"There is so much out there to learn and share knowledge. I look forward to learning and sharing with everyone. I welcome your advice and teachings. Thank you."
Debbie Garland, Real Estate Specialist (Horizon Palm Realty): Real Estate Agent in Spring Hill, FL Debbie Garland, Real Estate Specialist (Horizon Palm Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"I have been with ActiveRain for several years and have "met" several wonderful agents and have obtained clients from this web site.
There are wonderful blogs to read and I always am learning from other memebers."
Gilbert Pete Stanley (Coldwell Residential Brokerage): Education & Training in Prescott, AZ Gilbert Pete Stanley (Coldwell Residential Brokerage) said over 11 years ago,
"Best referrals I had from active rain was one referral from Tennessee that ended up in 3 sales for the whole family that moved to the area."
Steven Smith (Smith Realty Advisors): Real Estate Appraiser in Palm Desert, CA Steven Smith (Smith Realty Advisors) said over 11 years ago,
"Actively measuring what a particular market or market segment has done in the past and being able to objectivley project what it is likely to do in the near term future is a skillset that can be learned by all practitioners who can add, subtract, multiply and divide.

Having an objective basis for Market Data Adjustments may be the key factor that sets the professional apart from the licensee."
David H Schulz, Naples Florida - Luxury Homes (Schulz Realty): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Naples, FL David H Schulz, Naples Florida - Luxury Homes (Schulz Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"My wife Tracy and I work together as a Real Estate team working with both listing agents to help sellers, and buyers agents. We love working with Real Estate as full time Realtors. As we work in different aspects of Real Estate we understand that each facet has its own requirements and scope of work, and we continue to be willing to take additional formal or on the job training and or licensure as it becomes necessary. We invest in software and tools that help us to offer the best service and achieve the highest technical skill. We take very seriously our opportunity to assist buyers in their home search, and list home for sellers and dilligently work to market their homes. We appreciate the opportunity to work for you!"
Jim Hazell (Real Property Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Marblehead, MA Jim Hazell (Real Property Inc.) said over 11 years ago,
"My first rain camp was very informative and i look forward to Dancing in the Rain."
Linda Lohman, Former Teacher/Broker (Fonville Morisey Realty): Real Estate Agent in Cary, NC Linda Lohman, Former Teacher/Broker (Fonville Morisey Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"I have been on AR only a few months and I have become an addict. At first I would log on read a few posts and quietly log off. Then I slowly started to blog. I could hardly believe it...the phone rang. No way I thought! Now AR is a part of my business plan. I am fully committed to learning how to blog effectively and to generate even more business.
AR Rocks!"
Joan Carrier, Premier Lakeshore Properties serving West Michigan (Premier Lakeshore Properties): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Holland, MI Joan Carrier, Premier Lakeshore Properties serving West Michigan (Premier Lakeshore Properties) said over 11 years ago,
"I enjoy being part of Active Rain as it helps me to stay on top of Realtor concerns across the county and I think my clients need that information."
Mercedes Schmekel (Casabella Home Redesign and Home Decor): Real Estate Agent in Lake Stevens, WA Mercedes Schmekel (Casabella Home Redesign and Home Decor) said over 11 years ago,
"Inspired Living"
Tom Waite, So Cal-Apartment Bldg Investments (Thomas Waite Real Estate Broker): Real Estate Agent in Cypress, CA Tom Waite, So Cal-Apartment Bldg Investments (Thomas Waite Real Estate Broker) said over 11 years ago,
"Two months ago a potential buyer contacted me through AR and asked about one of my property listings that was already sold. I referered her to an agent who worked buyers in her area, AND

I just got word that a referral fee will be sent within the month!

Wow! Thanks AR!"