ActiveRain Success Stories

Kathleen Murray (Realty Executives Mohave): Real Estate Agent in Kingman, AZ Kathleen Murray (Realty Executives Mohave) said over 11 years ago,
"Active Rain has been a prime component of my web strategy. Not only do the community blogs give me new ideas on how to market and perform in my business, but the leads and referrals have been outstanding. In fact, the communication and tools have increased my business by over 20 %."
John VanderSyde, Associate Broker - Richmond VA (Virginia Properties, A Long & Foster Co.): Real Estate Agent in Richmond, VA John VanderSyde, Associate Broker - Richmond VA (Virginia Properties, A Long & Foster Co.) said over 11 years ago,
"Every day we strive to be better - improve our business, our relationships, and our presence. One of the best tools to both contribute and to learn about real estate for us has been through Active Rain. We can offer information that often resonates with others, and become educated from those who have walked in our shoes. What a terrific industry specific tool for all of us, and we are grateful to be part of it."
OrientalRugClub OrientalRugClub (OrientalRugClub): Real Estate Agent in Autaugaville, AL OrientalRugClub OrientalRugClub (OrientalRugClub) said over 11 years ago,
"A unique and exclusive rug club that enables it's members to experience & enjoy a changing collection of investment grade rugs!"
Mary E. Slater, Realtor - Corsicana, Texas Real Estate (Century 21 Marrs & Associates): Real Estate Agent in Corsicana, TX Mary E. Slater, Realtor - Corsicana, Texas Real Estate (Century 21 Marrs & Associates) said over 11 years ago,
"Top listing and selling agent 2003, Top producer 2005,2006,2008
Navarro County Board of Realtors Director 2007,2008,2009
Century 21 Certificate of Achievement Master Ruby 2005, & 2008"
Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage): Real Estate Agent in New Tecumseth, ON Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) said over 11 years ago,
"I have had a number of people contact me about upcoming Open Houses that I have posted on Active Rain and my outside Blog. My clients appreciate the extra exposure!"
Alan Randel (AmeriTeam Realty, Inc.): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Orlando, FL Alan Randel (AmeriTeam Realty, Inc.) said over 11 years ago,
"We opened AmeriTeam Realty in the beginning of the most challenging real estate market this country has seen in the last 50 years. In spite of this we have become one of the most dominant brokerages in Central Florida. Our business has doubled each year and is forcast to continue its dynamic growth during the forseable future."
Sandra McCormick: Real Estate Agent in Fort Worth, TX Sandra McCormick said over 11 years ago,
"It was difficult for me to blog at first.....I tend to over-think what I am going to say....but once I started, it seemed to flow! I am SO excited to be involved in this group of professionals who are willing to share their ideas and experiences with the "new kid on the block"! After 32 years in education, I am now getting a new education on how to be the best in real estate!"
Rick Wilson, Olympia WA Real Estate (Virgil Adams Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Olympia, WA Rick Wilson, Olympia WA Real Estate (Virgil Adams Real Estate) said over 11 years ago,
"I've only been on AR for a few weeks and already, I can see so many benefits. This is a great place to learn about blogging, SEO and how to make my presence in the virtual world everything I want it to be. I can't wait to see what else AR has to offer!"
Iran Watson, Marietta Real Estate Agent - Photographer (Georgia Elite Realty): Real Estate Agent in Marietta, GA Iran Watson, Marietta Real Estate Agent - Photographer (Georgia Elite Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain has played a critical part in growing my online presence in my local market. Since joining ActiveRain in 2007, I have seen a rapidly expanding group of real estate professionals help grow this site to one of the most effective real estate portals on the net. ActiveRain has been instrumental in both providing me a platform to share my unique talents and insights with my target audience as well as account for the majority of my SEO. Bottom line, of all the online real estate tools and sites I use to communicate my message, ActiveRain is far and away the best!"
George Patton: Industry Observer in Oakridge, OR George Patton said over 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain is a great source of information and social networking for the real estate professional. It has opened my eyes to many business possibilities that I never knew about before."
Ginny Potter: Real Estate Agent in Veneta, OR Ginny Potter said over 11 years ago,
"Thank you ActiveRain for the sharing of knowledge and experience from your members. It is a great way to network with real estate professionals across the country!"
Kim Kellison (Kellison & Associates Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Walterville, OR Kim Kellison (Kellison & Associates Real Estate) said over 11 years ago,
"I enjoy reading the ActiveRain posts and the boundless sharing that comes through all of the blogs. ActiveRain is the premier social media site for real estate professionals."
Marcelo Sousa Lopes (Lopes E Moura): Real Estate Agent in Dublin, CA Marcelo Sousa Lopes (Lopes E Moura) said over 11 years ago,
"'m a salesman and my Catholic faith have won in life through the wisdom, discipline, commitment to schedules, patience and anticipated business studies"
Ellen Lynch (Better Homes and Gardens  Mason-McDuffie Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Oakland, CA Ellen Lynch (Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate) said over 11 years ago,
"A teacher client found me through Active Rain, about ten months ago. She didn't know any agents, had been utilizing online sources only, and found me via some Oakland searches. She called me, we talked for quite a while, then got together to talk with her partner, in my office. Since they were relatively new to Oakland and were very fond of some neighborhoods but unaware of other areas that might fit,, we did a considerable amount of research and looking for about three months. Then I suggested we check out a listing that had just expired, in an area they loved..I thought this would be a house that might work for them. This was a short sale, and they decided to put an offer in. It took six months, (my longest short sale experience by far!). Prices were declining and we ended up getting three appraisals.. and they kept declining.. we were successful in getting the price reduced to match the lowest appraisal. . We just closed escrow one week ago finally...they got the house they really wanted, for a significantly lower price than we all expected, and everyone is happy. We persevered! They found me through Active Rain!"
Carlos  Canales (Windsor International Realty): Real Estate Agent in San Antonio, TX Carlos Canales (Windsor International Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"I been having a lot of exposure in teh web thanks to Active Rain."
Ginger Lin (Realty Executives): Real Estate Agent in Scottsdale, AZ Ginger Lin (Realty Executives) said over 11 years ago,
"I was successful in bringing my listing on the first page of Google!"
ARTEC HOMES (ARTEC HOMES S.A. CRETE): Real Estate Agent in International, IT ARTEC HOMES (ARTEC HOMES S.A. CRETE) said over 11 years ago,
"With over a quarter of a century of experience in the overseas property market ARTEC HOMES S.A property developers, has firmly established itself as market leaders in the sale and construction of brand new homes on the beautiful Greek island of Crete.

ARTEC HOMES - TRUSTED - SAFE - RELIABLE."
Nicole Fleming (FC Tucker Emge): Real Estate Agent in Henderson, KY Nicole Fleming (FC Tucker Emge) said over 11 years ago,
"I don't have a specific story, but an overall "Thank You" for ActiveRain. I have learned more than I thought possible from the posts here and from those who follow-up to see how I'm doing. As a rookie, it's hard to find local agents who are willing to help you, but I've found all the support I need here in the Rain. Not to mention that it's taken my business to a level not seen in my area. Thanks so much for providing this resource."
Richard Hanten (DevStar Realty): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Scottsdale, AZ Richard Hanten (DevStar Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"Activerain has helped me launch my company. I have made many contact and relationships as a reslut of this platform and with the help of Ricky Khamis"
Curtis "50 CENT" Jackson aka "50cs" (SIBRE CONSULTANTS + INFORMATION): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Miami, FL Curtis "50 CENT" Jackson aka "50cs" (SIBRE CONSULTANTS + INFORMATION) said over 11 years ago,
"Any Real Estate or Real Estate Related Business MUST have a presence on ActiveRain. This is The One and ONLY Forum that can and will put YOU and YOUR business on the MAP. Cherish Your Membership, Have Fun and Prosper!"