ActiveRain Success Stories

David Matthews (East-Texas Property Clean-up & Preservation Services): Services for Real Estate Pros in Jacksonville, TX David Matthews (East-Texas Property Clean-up & Preservation Services) said over 11 years ago,
"Andrew Harwell says, "I don't know what I would have done without East Texas Clean-up when I had one of my rental homes trashed by an evicted woman with her animals living inside. It was a total disaster! Old rotting food left all over counters, and tables, maggots everywhere, dog and cat feces and urine all throughout the house, trash, and the list just goes on! The clean-up they did to the place inside and out was an enormous job, and a very nasty one, but they got it done, and in record time for the next rental client! Thanks you guys! You were awesome!""
Christine  Wade, Operations Strategist / Online Business Manager (Christine Wade): Services for Real Estate Pros in Townsend, MT Christine Wade, Operations Strategist / Online Business Manager (Christine Wade) said over 11 years ago,
"I have had several current clients as well as potential clients find me by reading my blog posts here at Active Rain! By reading my writings here on AR, potential clients almost feel like they know me already and are confident enough to sign with me by the time the decide to contact me...the only thing that seems to sway them on way or another are my fees :-)

I have three active clients right now as a result of Active Rain. I am not going to name them all, but one of them was so kind as to offer a testimonial to be used here...see above. The other two are newer clients, and I am confident that you will be seeing testimonials from them here soon as well.

Just this week alone, I have had two inquiries from potential clients that have found me on AR. One couldn't afford my fees, and I totally understand that everyone has to live within their budgets; however, they had very nice things to say about what they read here on Active Rain and I was very pleased to hear that. The other potential client I haven't heard a definite yes or no back yet, but I am very optimistic that we will be working together at some point in the near future!"
Joe Pietrini (Megastar Financial Corp): Mortgage and Lending in Palatine, IL Joe Pietrini (Megastar Financial Corp) said over 11 years ago,
"Active Rain has helped me network with like-minded professionals."
Theresa Waldo (Real Team Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Hayden, ID Theresa Waldo (Real Team Real Estate) said over 11 years ago,
"Blogging on Active Rain is an expierence in itself, so much knowledge out there, and everyone can put their input on questions we may have, what a great way to learn and help our clients."
Brian Pierce (TrueCompass Lending Corp): Mortgage and Lending in Rocklin, CA Brian Pierce (TrueCompass Lending Corp) said over 11 years ago,
"So far I have been very impressed with Active Rain. I have increased traffic to our website and we have had a few requests for information after only a few days."
Buddy Kain (ChangingStreets.com): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Clarkston, MI Buddy Kain (ChangingStreets.com) said over 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain helps me help my agents, brokers and clients. The world of Real Estate has gotten so small and ActiveRain is a major reason why. I have been able to close transactions around the country with the help of some very talented people I met through active rain."
Miriam Quinones, Crs,Gri (Realty Executives): Real Estate Agent in Carlsbad, CA Miriam Quinones, Crs,Gri (Realty Executives) said over 11 years ago,
"My single most successful and exciting event on ActiveRain is having joined over a year ago, this incredible forum of real estate profesionals. ActiveRain is in invaluable network where we are constantly sharing knowledge and experiences with each other, cutting edge information, up to the minute. ActiveRain propels
participants like myself to higher and higher levels of professionalism so we may ultimately bring the best possible service to our clients and the communities where we work."
Carmen Isais (Barrett-Leber Realty): Real Estate Agent in Davis, CA Carmen Isais (Barrett-Leber Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain, and revisiting it after some time away, has helped me re-focus my intentions, work my existing network, and overall, help me feel the power of so many like minded passionate people. Thank you, ActiveRain!"
Joe Tupper, ABR e-PRO GRI SRS (Tupco Realty): Real Estate Agent in Jennings, LA Joe Tupper, ABR e-PRO GRI SRS (Tupco Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"I have been found on Active Rain many times by potential clients looking for someone with my background and expertise with agricultural property"
Evelyn Seals, Broker, CNC (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage): Real Estate Agent in Flossmoor, IL Evelyn Seals, Broker, CNC (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) said over 11 years ago,
"I would like to salute a great seller/client I had in 2010. She had to handle an estate sale in Chicago, Il. She lives in New Jersey. Her attorney referred her to a couple of agents and she chose me. She really was on top of
the business. She was 87 years old and pretty healthy. I can say it was a pleasure to work with her. She flew here a couple of times, first to get the property ready, meet with the attorney and me, etc. The property needed repairs, she took care of them and we had a successful closing in less than 5 months. Wish I had a few more clients like her. Too bad she does not live her so she can refer clients to me. We have kept in touch long distance."
Richard Glesser (North Country Appraisal Services): Real Estate Appraiser in Gaylord, MI Richard Glesser (North Country Appraisal Services) said over 11 years ago,
"Posting and commenting on ActiveRain Appraisal Group has connected me with Mary Thompson of Georgia. Mary shared in her post a good client attained through exposure on ActiveRain. I applied to that AMC and within hours received my first appraisal request from them. I have passed along good client references to Mary and others, reciprocating Mary's kindness. With so many bad AMCs out there, it's extremely helpful to network on the good ones."
Christopher Green (Christopher Green Realty): Real Estate Agent in Detroit, MI Christopher Green (Christopher Green Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"FC LT COLONEL NATO NAVY "W-5 & O-4""
C Watanabe (CXI Construction Contractors): Home Builder in Riverside, CA C Watanabe (CXI Construction Contractors) said over 11 years ago,
"This site is full of great people! I am looking forward to developing new friendships as well as expand our services to potential new clients."
Pat Yoest, 702-521-1442 (Century 21 Aadvantage Gold, 702-719-2100): Real Estate Agent in Las Vegas, NV Pat Yoest, 702-521-1442 (Century 21 Aadvantage Gold, 702-719-2100) said over 11 years ago,
"I joined Active Rain years ago. I played with it and just put it aside. About a year ago, I realized what a valuable marketing tool it has become to me. It assists me in building my online presence. The networking with other Realtors has been a valuable tool to learn and help others. To me Active Rain is better than all of the social medias put together."
Judy Klem, Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties (Transition Stage LLC): Home Stager in Shelton, CT Judy Klem, Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties (Transition Stage LLC) said over 11 years ago,
"When I joined Active Rain last year, I knew nothing about blogging, and had only established a few working relationships with realtors. After reading and commenting for a very short time, I had gotten so much encouragement and great information that I started blogging, and have now gotten 2 Featured posts! Of course, I got excited about the points, but being featured also brings me into contact with a lot more people with whom I can share information.

AR has also led me to wonderful friendships with people I wouldn't normally have met because they're so geographically dispersed. These friends have been very generous with their advice, their talents (such as creating banners and backgrounds for me and stepping me through the process), and have really provided an incredibly supportive community that I know I can count on. Realtors, fellow stagers, home inspectors - I've learned a huge amount in a very short time. Thanks, Active Rain!"
Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes (Exp Realty): Real Estate Sales Representative in Snellville, GA Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes (Exp Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"I recently got a listing from another Active Rain member. From that listing, I got another one in the same neighborhood that is now under contract as well as working with one of the sellers to buy their next home, which is also under contract. Active Rain Rocks!"
Lori Bonicelli (Bonicelli Design): Services for Real Estate Pros in Marietta, GA Lori Bonicelli (Bonicelli Design) said over 11 years ago,
"First, all my listings and my blog show up either 1st or 2nd or Google Searches for months! But the most important this for me is that I am constantly learning. I read every single post! Not being an agent but working for agents it is a necessity to be able to track what other agents are doing and to keep up with new technology. Activerain does that for me and I look forward to each and every post every morning when I check my email."
Jean O'Keeffe (Windermere Valley Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Spokane Valley, WA Jean O'Keeffe (Windermere Valley Real Estate) said over 11 years ago,
"Raised as a child on the desert in southeastern Oregon, life was simple. The TV was black and white, and all the family, plus whoever else was around, sat at the dinner table each evening for supper. At the core of the simplicity were the values and home where we gathered.

I like knowing that my work helps to provide a venue where generations gather for the quiet and simple moments of life. Life was good then, and it still is today."
Sheila  Hinson (SOUTHERN PROPERTIES REALTY): Real Estate Agent in Kershaw, SC Sheila Hinson (SOUTHERN PROPERTIES REALTY) said over 11 years ago,
"Thank you, ACTIVERAIN, for giving me an opportunity to express myself on your web site!"
Gary De Pury, ESQ. (Bay Vista Realty): Real Estate Attorney in Land O Lakes, FL Gary De Pury, ESQ. (Bay Vista Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"Blogging has created a monster within me. Not only am I able to provide insight, but also learn from my peers every time I log on...but more importantly, and to my family, I am able to use time that would otherwise be spent in front of a television to actively participate in my business.

This time well spent recently caught the attention of another member, a Bank manager in Texas who began sending properties to me to sell. To date, this relationship has provided multiple opportunities and a few sales that have truly been mutually beneficial.

Thank-you Active Rainers for the Rain Dance that we all do!"