ActiveRain Success Stories

Margaret Oscilia, Home Stager, Salem Oregon (Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon): Home Stager in Salem, OR Margaret Oscilia, Home Stager, Salem Oregon (Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon) said over 11 years ago,
"Active Rain has provided an incredible platform where I can ask questions of fellow stagers and get ideas from their work and experiences as well. When I started blogging these were obvious benefits to me, and the primary ones for getting involved with active rain.

It didn't take long before my phone began ringing much more than ever before -- people asking for advice on hiring a realtor, a radio show asking for my opinion and yes - people who was my work on active rain and wanted to hire our services! One fun experience was when we had a model home on the home builder's tour of homes. The home builder association had not updated their website with tour information -- but I had posted a blog about the tour and our model on active rain and localism. We received calls asking where to receive maps, information about the tour and of course we were happy to direct all this business to our tour home and realtor! Active rain has worked for us!"
Nicholas Goraczkowski, Your Mortgage Resource - (720) 83-RATES: Mortgage and Lending in Aurora, CO Nicholas Goraczkowski, Your Mortgage Resource - (720) 83-RATES said over 11 years ago,
"Since joining AR, I have met up with a few new business relationships that I look forward to working with. I hope to continue to grow the referral partnerships that I have and establishing a few new ones."
Vicki DiProfio (Remax United): Real Estate Agent in Cary, NC Vicki DiProfio (Remax United) said over 11 years ago,
"I cannot wait to share my success story when I have one!"
Julia Lowe (Keller Williams - Hilton Head Island): Real Estate Agent in Hilton Head Island, SC Julia Lowe (Keller Williams - Hilton Head Island) said over 11 years ago,
"My latest home sale was only on the market for 17 days. It was a win-win for the buyer and the seller. It was a great price for both parties, and both the buyer and the seller were so happy."
cynthia marcie Thomas (Century 21 Discovery): Real Estate Agent in Fullerton, CA cynthia marcie Thomas (Century 21 Discovery) said over 11 years ago,
"2 years ago I had an agent call from another state and she interviewed me for over an hour and said her clients would be a good fit for me. So she had them call me and she was right we are now great friends and we found them an incredible Short Sale deal that they are so grateful for,, It took us almost a year to find them that perfect house and they appreciated that we did not try and force them into something that was not right for them. This client has now introduced us to other teaches from their school who are now looking for a home.
We are so thankful for Active Rain"
Karen Leonardo (A Staged Home): Home Stager in Bloomfield, MI Karen Leonardo (A Staged Home) said over 11 years ago,
"Moving furniture was all we did to make the buyers go from saying "The rooms are too small" to "Look how large these rooms are." This home was large in square footage (6,000SF) however many of the rooms appeared small due to the furniture arrangement and the homeowner had removed most of the accessories to depersonalize the spaces. The furniture arrangements in most of the rooms impeded the traffic flow and the lack of accessories made the rooms look cold, unfinished and only accentuated the small feel of the rooms. Our first step was to move furniture between rooms and remove furniture from other rooms where the pieces didn't make sense. The painters were scheduled and our staging day set, when the homeowner decided to show the property even though the updates had not been completed.
The homeowner was surprised at the reaction from this potential buyer. After 2 years on the market and hearing the "rooms are too small" objection, these new buyers could not get over how large the spaces were. They made an acceptable offer and the contract was signed 2 days after we started the staging process.
This homeowner only wished they had not waited so long to professionally stage their property!"
Ty Lacroix (Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc): Real Estate Broker/Owner in London, ON Ty Lacroix (Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc) said over 11 years ago,
"Over the last 3 weeks I have been getting phone calls or emails from people thousands of miles away and assumed it was from my website and other marketing tools. Four weeks ago I asked the caller where he got my name and number from.

He said he didn't know, his wife got it somewhere. After speaking to her , here is her story.

She knew her and her husband were going to be transferred to London Ontario and so was just checking out real estate prices and neighbourhoods in London. For over a week, what ever areas she was looking in, my Active Rain Blog or profile showed up daily.

She started to read my blogs, the comments, went to my website and liked what she saw. As she said, "I felt I really knew you before we even started to find an agent to help us and after speaking with you for 5 minutes, we knew you were for us."

Last week they came to London, I showed then 4 homes that matched their criteria, made an offer and got acceptance all within 48 hours!

The consistent blogs and learning I receive by reading members blogs on Active Rain are priceless."
DJ Shirle All Rights Reserved. (Self Employed): Services for Real Estate Pros in Meadville, MS DJ Shirle All Rights Reserved. (Self Employed) said over 11 years ago,
"Connecting!"
Brad Elsner (Keller Williams St Louis): Real Estate Agent in Kirkwood, MO Brad Elsner (Keller Williams St Louis) said over 11 years ago,
"24 Million in sales for 2010! Another record breaker!"
Jamiel Cotman (More Excellent Realty): Services for Real Estate Pros in Richmond, VA Jamiel Cotman (More Excellent Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"A native of Richmond, Virginia, Jamiel Cotman was born in 1983. Being raised in an apartment community, he noticed many defects in rental unit management. After research was conducted, his findings proved there was a need! And in 2007, More Excellent Realty was established. Since then, he has worked with various apartment owners in structuring innovative tenant solutions. Today, Mr. Cotman is pleased to use his strategic approach to investing, and cash flow management, to offer healthy returns to his investors!"
Dennis Liebl (RE/MAX Full Spectrum): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Healdsburg, CA Dennis Liebl (RE/MAX Full Spectrum) said over 11 years ago,
"Thank you ActiveRain for contributing to my success as a Realtor(R)!"
Alexander   Chandler (Alexander Chandler Realty): Real Estate Agent in Fort Worth, TX Alexander Chandler (Alexander Chandler Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"Active Rain has been a great too for keeping up to date with new technologies and a valuable resource for following real estate industry trends. I have also made connections with other agents in the referral network that resulted in successful transactions."
Linda Coen-Cushman (Coen-Cushman Real Estate, LLC.): Real Estate Agent in Fort Bragg, NC Linda Coen-Cushman (Coen-Cushman Real Estate, LLC.) said over 11 years ago,
"Through ActiveRain I met June Piper-Brandon with Advance Realty in Maryland. She is a Realtor who had a son stationed at Ft. Bragg. She was looking for a Realtor to help her son find a home in the Ft. Bragg area. When her son returned from deployment I was able to meet June and her son. It was a wonderful and different experience meeting another Realtor working in a different area and working in your area with them as well. Fate had other plans for her son and he got to live closer to mom! The experience would not have happened had it not been for the ActiveRain site. I look forward to many more interactions with ActiveRain users!"
Chris Murphy (RE/MAX Select Realty Owner/Broker): Real Estate Agent in Cranberry Township, PA Chris Murphy (RE/MAX Select Realty Owner/Broker) said over 11 years ago,
"I am currently working with a client from ActiveRain. He is purchasing a home at $600,000. Thanks ActiveRain"
Steven Montgomery (McCall Montgomery Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Baton Rouge, LA Steven Montgomery (McCall Montgomery Real Estate) said over 11 years ago,
"A few of our agents are on active rain and have been blessed with the outpowering of open arms they have received from its members."
Candice GIbson (Centerline Homes): Real Estate Agent in Oviedo, FL Candice GIbson (Centerline Homes) said over 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain is a great tool for me to communicate with other members and local brokers. We use it to relay community information as well as local central florida events and listings."
Ellen Webb (Centerline Homes): Real Estate Agent in Boynton Beach, FL Ellen Webb (Centerline Homes) said over 11 years ago,
"I've actually received a few leads from Active Rain so I know This Great Boynton Beach Townhome Community is getting exposure from Active Rain."
Talia buglio (Centerline Homes): Real Estate Agent in Miramar, FL Talia buglio (Centerline Homes) said over 11 years ago,
"Active Rain allows me to easily network with other realtors in South Florida. Typically interfacing with other professionals takes a lot of time, Active Rain allows me to do this much quicker and with greater ease."
Julio Oliveira: Mortgage and Lending in Julio Oliveira said over 11 years ago,
"Quimico, Musico e Blogueiro."
janet allen (Realty Executives): Services for Real Estate Pros in Goodyear, AZ janet allen (Realty Executives) said over 11 years ago,
"The contacts I have received through ActiveRain have been quality leads and one of the best in the my busines."