ActiveRain Success Stories

Ray Vallera (Thompson's Realty): Real Estate Agent in Chandler, AZ Ray Vallera (Thompson's Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"Great site! Another good way to get on or close to the first page and/ or increase rankings with Ask, Google and other search engine sites."
Jason Watson (About Homes): Services for Real Estate Pros in San Diego, CA Jason Watson (About Homes) said over 11 years ago,
"I've made many contacts through ActiveRain that have allowed me to remain self-employed during this economy. When I joined ActiveRain, I thought I would eventually break down and go to work for someone else, but several people I have met her needed the type of services I provide and I'm currently working with them to develop web site databases for their specific needs. So I owe ActiveRain a hearty thanks for helping me stay self-employed! It's so much better than working for someone else and actually having to get up at 7:00 in the morning to make it to work at 8!"
Rachel Huls, Hutchinson MN Real Estate (REMAX Results - The HULS Team): Real Estate Agent in Hutchinson, MN Rachel Huls, Hutchinson MN Real Estate (REMAX Results - The HULS Team) said over 11 years ago,
"Each time I receive a recommendation or referral from a past client or customer it is an ActiveRain Success Story! Thank you so much for your vote of confidence!"
Bruce Weaver, "Professional Yet Cordial Service." (Kelly Right Real Estate, LLC): Real Estate Agent in Pell City, AL Bruce Weaver, "Professional Yet Cordial Service." (Kelly Right Real Estate, LLC) said over 11 years ago,
"Foreclosures, Foreclosures, Foreclosures."
Kevin Turner (RE/MAX Real Estate Lethbridge): Real Estate Agent in Lethbridge, AB Kevin Turner (RE/MAX Real Estate Lethbridge) said over 11 years ago,
"I have been an activerain member for a little over a year now and I have found it to be a great marketing tool and resource for learning more about the industry. I have made many contacts through activerain and would definitely recommend it to others in real estate."
DANIEL  PEREZ (CENTURY 21 REALTY MASTERS ): Real Estate Agent in Los Angeles, CA DANIEL PEREZ (CENTURY 21 REALTY MASTERS ) said over 11 years ago,
"Here at Century 21 Realty Masters we are commited to serving all Real Estate Needs. We Handle REO's for Banks Asset Management Companies. Private Investors,Hedge Fund Companies. Handling the Complete REO process from receiving an asset to cordinating the closing.Complete BPO provider,Initial Occupancy Inspection,Cashs for Keys,Eviction,Trashouts,Rehabb Contractor Bids.Etc. Sellers. We also process and Negotiate Short Sales with all Major Banks and Collection Agencies. We handle second liens,third liens,judgements from A-Z. We have a vast clientale of Investors that we work with to purchase,rehabb and Sell Residential and Commercial Properties. Call if you have any questions or are need of Real Esate Services.


Daniel Perez

323-683-2919

Century 21 Realty Masters

dabusinessman@sbcglobal.net"
Dennis Helmstetter (Real Estate Teams LLC): Real Estate Agent in Frederick, MD Dennis Helmstetter (Real Estate Teams LLC) said over 11 years ago,
"This was fun, and wonderful - a story from 2004.
Worked with some great clients - he ran a girls school, and had three dughters - constantly surrounded by females! After a week or two we found a house they all liked, convenient to things important to them all.
Remember, this was a high market then - a feeding frenzy to be sure, so I expected this very nice home to have multiple offers, and I was correct.
But, I had seen a family photograph when we had viewed the home - twice.
The photos was of the sellers and their THREE daughters.
My buyers daughters had all picked a bedroom, inspired by the three girls who had grown up there.
So.... I wrote a cover letter explaining how my clients, and their THREE daughters, loved the home, and the girls had all picked out favorite bedrooms.
Well, out of four offers(I personaly presented my clients offer), my clients was third in offer price, but still a good offer.
The sellers were so touched by the similarities between their family and my clients they quickly acepted my clients offer.
Happily ever after!"
Gregory Matthew (Domus Select Realty Limited): Real Estate Agent in Cambridge, ON Gregory Matthew (Domus Select Realty Limited) said over 11 years ago,
"Just joined ActiveRain on May 6th; look forward to sending and receiving referrals to other members.
Update August 27, 2009; New goal of becoming more involved in the ActiveRain community. I have found this site to be a hotbed of ideas and insightful discussion and look forward to being a more active participant!"
J.D. Real Estate Jeff County/South County 314.536.1062 (Connie Bequette Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Arnold, MO J.D. Real Estate Jeff County/South County 314.536.1062 (Connie Bequette Real Estate) said over 11 years ago,
"This is not an ActiveRain Success Story, but may help another agent. I work a farm area of about 600 homes and one day knocked on a door and left some information about real estate. Then next week I recieved a call from a young couple who are living with their parents. Her father gave her my card and said this guy came by, you should give hime a call since you are ready to make a move. So I met up with them the very next night and signed them on as a buyer. I asked when would you like to look around and they said tomorrow would be great. I thinking awesome they are really ready to go, I love first time buyers. Long story short I only showed them 6 houses in 4 days and we wrote on the sixth and had the offer accepted the next day!! We then closed in about 35 days. So from first call from a farm client to the satisfied clients getting the keys, it only took about 40 days. Knock on doors...It works!!"
Lynda Hester (Prudential Georgia Realty - Rabun County, Ga.): Real Estate Agent in Clayton, GA Lynda Hester (Prudential Georgia Realty - Rabun County, Ga.) said over 11 years ago,
"After being a member for over a year, but active for only the past 72 hours ( shame on me for not taking the time to get involved in Active Rain earlier!), I have corresponded with professionals from all over the country AND have moved from 13th place in our area to number 1 through blogging and posting comments! I love it!

I have also found answers to several questions by reading other people's blogs.

Thanks Active Rain!"
Justin DeCesare (Middleton & Associates Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in San Diego, CA Justin DeCesare (Middleton & Associates Real Estate) said over 11 years ago,
"There is no better source of knowledge then the internet , and a networking site like this provides thousands of years of cumulative experience and knowledge in our industry....best part....IT'S FREE!"
Darla Dennis (Movewest Realty, Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Camarillo, CA Darla Dennis (Movewest Realty, Inc.) said over 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain has helped me to help families relocate across the nation, with real people that I have talked with. Buy building these relationships with fellow professionals, I know my clients will be taken care of when I refer them to an ActiveRain professional and My associates know I will take care of their clients that they refer to me.
Professional, qualified and knowledgable and just plain real folk are represented in the ActiveRain Community.
That is what I love about ActiveRain. Continued Success Coast to Coast!"
elliot mogerman (Impact DJ's): Real Estate Agent in Scottsdale, AZ elliot mogerman (Impact DJ's) said over 11 years ago,
"I was on Active rain years ago and successfully referred business to many industry professionals. I hope to give a little and receive business in return this time around."
Ron Fedri (HomeSmart Realty): Real Estate Agent in Phoenix, AZ Ron Fedri (HomeSmart Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"I live and work in beautiful Phoenix Arizona where It doesn't rain very often, but When it does, we party. I know how to make real estate rain, so let's work together, and throw a party."
Dino Sinopoli (Re/Max Agency One Inc): Real Estate Agent in Crestview, FL Dino Sinopoli (Re/Max Agency One Inc) said over 11 years ago,
"Just sold a home in Fox Valley that my first contact was though Active rain. It was sold at $252,000. The owners had heard good things about my sales performance and read more about me on Active rain then contacted me through the service. Fantastic success."
Ron Reed (Restaino & Associates): Real Estate Agent in Verona, WI Ron Reed (Restaino & Associates) said over 11 years ago,
"To me, just the fact that you're reading this page is proof enough of success. The Internet is growing and we're becoming a part of it. I embrace change."
Brian Hurt, ABR, E-Pro (Keller Williams Premier Realty): Real Estate Agent in Inver Grove Heights, MN Brian Hurt, ABR, E-Pro (Keller Williams Premier Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"I have only been using AR for a few months now, but have already seen a difference in my search engine recognition. I recently had a client find me through a Google search which directed them to my Active Rain blog, which was on the first page of the search. Number 2 I believe. I will continue to blog and be active on this web site and will hopefully be able to report it's success!"
Elliott S. Topkins, Massachusetts Real Estate and Title Atty (Topkins & Bevans-etopkins@topbev.com): Services for Real Estate Pros in Boston, MA Elliott S. Topkins, Massachusetts Real Estate and Title Atty (Topkins & Bevans-etopkins@topbev.com) said over 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain has provided me with a national forum, and audience. I have developed many ideas about my craft over the more than 40 years I have been practicing. Many of my Harvard Law School classmates are "winding it down." The younger people at their firms wanrt to take charge. I run a small firm, with my name on it. I remain "in charge", and I will remain in charge until I decide otherwise. That is comforting, and the opportunity to give back to the real estate community, while I am actually participating in important day to day transaction, has been exhilerating. Thank you ActiveRain for making this possible."
Polina Besprozvanny (Royal LePage Your Community): Real Estate Agent in Thornhill, ON Polina Besprozvanny (Royal LePage Your Community) said over 11 years ago,
"My partner introduced me to Active Rain. Soon after I signed up, I moved quickly up the ladder and am getting some call for referrals. It also has so many excellent blogs that I am learning every day. What could be better."
Marsha Booth (Remax Executive Group, Inc., Marsha Booth & Associates): Real Estate Agent in Vine Grove, KY Marsha Booth (Remax Executive Group, Inc., Marsha Booth & Associates) said over 11 years ago,
"Not very long after joining active rain, I got a call into the office and the man said he was looking for the best Realtor in the area and had done some looking online and came across my name while searching. Apparently the search engine he plugged into had my Active Rain profile come up. He found that I had a higher number of points than other Realtor in my area so he figured those points must mean I know what I am doing. So we listed his beautiful home and have had great communication with him since and hope to get a sold sign out in his yard very soon!"