ActiveRain Success Stories

Scott Richardson (Westchester Real Estate Advocates): Real Estate Agent in Armonk, NY Scott Richardson (Westchester Real Estate Advocates) said over 11 years ago,
"I have received many great referrals and made wonderful friendships with ActiveRain. It is a wonderful place to learn and share experiences with others."
Lindsey Hasford, Bringing you home... (Edina Realty): Real Estate Agent in Elk River, MN Lindsey Hasford, Bringing you home... (Edina Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"Active Rain was a great tool for me after I had my second baby. It helped me to jump back into the game after 2 years of baby.... I have used this great tool since that time to grow in knowledge, share my business knowledge with others, and to seek new business."
Tracie Smith (RE/MAX Properties North): Real Estate Agent in Chattanooga, TN Tracie Smith (RE/MAX Properties North) said over 11 years ago,
"I would like each of you to know that I dearly love my Real Estate career. Every year I have grown my business and that is due to referrals whom I have helped in the past. I would love to work for you so give me a call, text or email.
Tracie Smith
RE/MAX Properties North
423-227-2863
traciesmith621@comcast.net"
Rudy McCormick, Digital Marketing For Realtors (Local Matters Digital): Real Estate Agent in Janesville, WI Rudy McCormick, Digital Marketing For Realtors (Local Matters Digital) said over 11 years ago,
"I have received several different realtor referrals thru Active rain. Its a great source for blog posts and real time "in the trenches", information."
Debbie Warford, Home Solutions Realty...Inexpensive Repairs Sell (Home Solutions Realty): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Little Elm, TX Debbie Warford, Home Solutions Realty...Inexpensive Repairs Sell (Home Solutions Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"I'm still working...after 26 years in business"
Julie Stokes (RE/MAX North Associates Denton, Argyle, Hickory Creek TEXAS): Education & Training in Denton, TX Julie Stokes (RE/MAX North Associates Denton, Argyle, Hickory Creek TEXAS) said over 11 years ago,
"My Success story is that I am here! If you are reading this, you have located my info on the web! BINGO - THAT's SUCCESS!"
David Stratuik (Century 21 Redwood Realty): Real Estate Agent in Ashburn, VA David Stratuik (Century 21 Redwood Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"Active rain has been an incredible resource for me. Having access to so many real estate professionals experience and knowledge, has helped me grow professionally and become a better agent. Thank you Active Rain!"
Kerry Derwent-robb (Chips & Kerry Home Staging): Home Stager in Hammonds Plains, NS Kerry Derwent-robb (Chips & Kerry Home Staging) said over 11 years ago,
"I have used Chips & Kerry Home Staging Services for my listings quite a number of times now and always found Kerry extremely helpful and professional.
Kerry & Holly's suggestions to the owners were very helpful, and the furnishings enhance the homes so well that the properties sold very quickly. As of matter of fact, two of them resulted in sales within two days of staging. They have impeccable taste in their choice of accessories and displays. The price of staging these homes is very reasonable and more effective than any advertising media. I would not hesitate to recommend "Chips & Kerry" to anyone selling or listing their home.

Yolande Mason, REALTORĀ®"
Christine Emmick, Woman of many words (Freelance Writer): Services for Real Estate Pros in Wall, PA Christine Emmick, Woman of many words (Freelance Writer) said over 11 years ago,
"I started posting to activerain back in 2008, and since then I've gained insight and clients from this exposure. I recommend activerain to anyone wanting to take their business to the next level."
Rich Saba (Realty Executives): Real Estate Agent in Scottsdale, AZ Rich Saba (Realty Executives) said over 11 years ago,
"Activerain has saved my career. Before learning the intricacies of internet marketing and SEO Optimization I was floundering around, now I AM FOUND!"
Ken Myers: Services for Real Estate Pros in Houston, TX Ken Myers said over 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain is a great way to be able to meet other people in the industry, to help each other out, and to provide the best possible service to people looking to buy or sell a home."
janice egan (Coldwell Banker Prime Properties): Real Estate Agent in Syracuse, NY janice egan (Coldwell Banker Prime Properties) said over 11 years ago,
"2010 was a great year for me. There were Agents that complained about the Economy and they had no business and there were Agents that went to work everyday with a good attitude and had an Awsome business. I go to work everyday and work with my leads. It is easy you just talk to people and alot of people and you will get business . 2010 was my first full year in Real Estate and I achieved my Goals. Anyone can do it-it is all what you make it. Love my Career."
Rain Wallace, 801-971-0030 (SecurityNational Mortgage Co): Mortgage and Lending in Salt Lake City, UT Rain Wallace, 801-971-0030 (SecurityNational Mortgage Co) said over 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain puts me at the top of organic listings. Great link!"
Patti Lyles,  DIVORCE, SHORT SALE, FORECLOSURE SPECIALIST (Century 21 Showcase, REALTORSĀ®): Real Estate Agent in Santa Cruz, CA Patti Lyles, DIVORCE, SHORT SALE, FORECLOSURE SPECIALIST (Century 21 Showcase, REALTORSĀ®) said over 11 years ago,
"American Idol turned many singers into overnight success stories and so has Active Rain.
I may stop watching when Simon Cowell leaves the show but I will never stop using Active Rain. AR has done more for my business than any other resource I have used since I started networking back in 2008."
Richard Vetstein (Vetstein Law Group, P.C., TitleHub Closing Services LLC): Services for Real Estate Pros in Framingham, MA Richard Vetstein (Vetstein Law Group, P.C., TitleHub Closing Services LLC) said over 11 years ago,
"I love ActiveRain as it allows me to connect and brainstorm with real estate professionals around the country. No other forum has that capability."
Graig Ponthier (Homes & Land of Greater San Antonio): Services for Real Estate Pros in San Antonio, TX Graig Ponthier (Homes & Land of Greater San Antonio) said over 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain gives me a "funnel" to advocate the imporatance of agent branding and marketing. It also provides a medium to talk about the positives of our local market."
Mr. Sold Team (Century21 Tucci Realty): Real Estate Agent in Syracuse, NY Mr. Sold Team (Century21 Tucci Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"Dear Tony,
We have finally been able to find some breathing room to formally thank you and your great staff for the tremendous job in assisting us in the selling of our home in Cicero, NY in the fantastic short time period of 22 days.
Not only was the short time period marvelous but more importantly, you were able to sell our house for the initial asking price. Also, greatly appreciated was your assistance in minding our home while waiting the closing date. This allowed us freedom to complete our move to our new home in Pennsylvania without worry of leaving the house unattended.
Couple those great events with your ability to orchestrate a timely and smooth closing and you have in our opinion a " Picture Book Real Estate Selling Transaction ".
Many thanks Tony. Should you venture our way, please stop in. With great appreciation and admiration we remain,

Lino E. and Rita DeGasperis"
Harmit "Mit" S. Mann (California Real Estate Services, Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Dublin, CA Harmit "Mit" S. Mann (California Real Estate Services, Inc.) said over 11 years ago,
"As a new member, I am looking forward to all of the professional networking and business building opportunities that can be created from this site, while also delivering my personal knowledge and support for the benefits of other users."
Jennifer Karandy, Your Eugene Realtor (Keller Williams Realty, Eugene & Springfield): Real Estate Agent in Eugene, OR Jennifer Karandy, Your Eugene Realtor (Keller Williams Realty, Eugene & Springfield) said over 11 years ago,
"Nearly one-third of my clients ask me to find an agent to help them sell or buy a property either out-of-state or out of the area. When they ask, I deliver, and the first place I look is ActiveRain. My clients deserve top-notch service, and because I usually meet my clients through my seminars, they are a little more sophisticated than the average client. They WANT information. They want to know about the selling and buying process and what they can do to get the best outcome. So, I need to find them an agent that has a strong prescence on the internet, is up-to-date with the latest technologies and has a thriving active knowledge of today's real estate market. ActiveRain is the best place for me to start my search for the best agents."
Yuno Marioni,  - Your Home, My Goal - : Real Estate Agent in Bothell, WA Yuno Marioni, - Your Home, My Goal - said over 11 years ago,
"I used to have an account but I closed the account by mistake. I am thrilled to be a part of the ActiveRain members again. I've received great supports from other agents and Real Estate related professionals all over the country. I've received a couple potential buyers through my blogs. And I could not believe the exposure I've got on Google and Yahoo. I am excited to be back to ActiveRain again.


Here are a couple success stories that I would like to share:

I was on the center page of the Real Estate Broker's magazine in September 2009. In August, a NY editor contacted me to interview. He said he found me on Internet and realized that I was very active with all sort of Social Media that includes ActiveRain. I doubt if he contacted me if I was not blogging...

I was on a Social Media magazine as a active Real Estate agent who uses Social Media. I am sure if I am not active at Active Rain, Facebook, Twitter etc... I was not be on the article.

A Real Estate instructor used me for her tutorial video http://www.toolsforrealestate.com/real-estate-marketing-videos/.

Just recently, somebody from NC contacted me to help her sell her property in the Bothell area. She found me on internet. She googled "Japanese speaking Realtor in Bothell" and my name came up. And it was ActiveRain's website. ActiveRain is so awesome. Without ActiveRain, I don't think she had found me. So thank you!"