ActiveRain Success Stories

Elly Harris (Altera Distinctive Coast Properties): Real Estate Agent in San Clemente, CA Elly Harris (Altera Distinctive Coast Properties) said almost 12 years ago,
"I have been a realtor for over 10 years and am proud of my reputation of integrity and honesty."
Ryan Sapp (Keller Williams): Real Estate Agent in Maple, ND Ryan Sapp (Keller Williams) said almost 12 years ago,
"I am not successful. I use people and that works for me"
Andy Brown, Best Real Estate Training in Florida (Climer School of Real Estate): Services for Real Estate Pros in Arctic Bay, YN Andy Brown, Best Real Estate Training in Florida (Climer School of Real Estate) said almost 12 years ago,
"I have established fantastic working relationships with real estate referral partners who I have met through my Active Rain membership, and they are all wonderful people, I am lucky and blessed to know them! Thank you!!!

My very first ActiveRain blog post on Staying Positive generated comments from around the country. Made me feel great, like I was contributing!

I have met agents and brokers who I have been able to help with my internet-based tools and lead generation systems."
Darlene Teracino: Real Estate Agent in Ormond Beach, FL Darlene Teracino said almost 12 years ago,
"Joined in NOV 2010 after finding an agent to send an out of town referral to."
Tim  Ludemann: Real Estate Agent in Ochopee, FL Tim Ludemann said almost 12 years ago,
"My Active Rain story is one continuing education with other in the field agents. What I mean by that is the best way to learn is to actually be in the transactions, the second best is hearing of Realtors experiences. I have learned so much about Tech and ethics from reading other agents blogs and even comments made on my blog. I really appreciate all the AR members who are always willing to lend a hand when needed. Its not just the agents that have helpful blogs its the lawyers, lenders, title, and marketing experts that always help shine a light on issues.
I feel grateful for the opportunity to be a part such a special group of professionals."
Carol Costanzo, GRI, SFR (Montague Miller and Company): Real Estate Agent in Charlottesville, VA Carol Costanzo, GRI, SFR (Montague Miller and Company) said almost 12 years ago,
"The Active Rain site has become my daily fix of real estate education. I am encouraged by the high level of professionalism here, we truly are the cream of the cream in the industry.

I recently had a seller contact me via email after reading my blog. The house went under contract very quickly, we are almost through all the contingencies. Today, I received an email from him, telling me that he has been totally blown away by my knowledge and creative ways of marketing and is referring a colleague to me."
Cara Lam (Proficio Bank): Mortgage and Lending in Tampa, FL Cara Lam (Proficio Bank) said almost 12 years ago,
"Everyone is very nice and helpful, Thanks!!!"
James Gilbert (Steckbauer Weinhart Jaffe LLP): Services for Real Estate Pros in Los Angeles, CA James Gilbert (Steckbauer Weinhart Jaffe LLP) said almost 12 years ago,
"I was recently retained by a borrower facing the imminent placement of a receiver on his commercial property (a multifamily property with several hundred units). I opposed the receiver in court and the lender agreed not to obtain a receiver and is now negotiating a settlement with the borrower.

I also recently obtained a restraining order against a lender from proceeding with a foreclosure on a commercial property."
Ryan Lajoie (Johnston & Associates Real Estate, LLC): Real Estate Agent in Thompson, CT Ryan Lajoie (Johnston & Associates Real Estate, LLC) said almost 12 years ago,
"Just starting out on ActiceRain to share my experiences with the Real Estate Market with current, past, & future clients along with my collegues."
Scott Gephart, The Delta Group brokered by eXp Realty (The Delta Group brokered by eXp Realty): Real Estate Agent in Medford, OR Scott Gephart, The Delta Group brokered by eXp Realty (The Delta Group brokered by eXp Realty) said almost 12 years ago,
"ActiveRain has allowed me to keep up on the latest strategies, technologies, and philosophies around selling real estate. ActiveRain has also helped me to connect with realtors from many areas to hear about their perspectives, and share with them my own.

In addition, we have been contacted by other agents looking to refer business to us based on our blog here. All in all, ActiveRain is an invaluable tool that assists us to market ourselves and our properties - while keeping a finger on the pulse of this great and ever-changing industry.

And finally, I also consider ActiveRain a very important part of my companies SEO efforts. ActiveRain has helped to bring attention and visitors to our website, and has resulted in some great leads from me and my team."
Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks (Resort Realty - Duck): Real Estate Agent in Duck, NC Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks (Resort Realty - Duck) said almost 12 years ago,
"I have become more focused in my business because I am now connected to the best real estate resource known to man ... and woman. Though still very much a novice and have no direct proof, I have seen an increase in my sales and listings since joining AR. I know the market here is showing signs of revival, but I think AR in the mix is making a difference.
I have so much to learn about blogs and social networking, but am delighted to grow in the rain. Why not have fun and meet new friends all across this county while upgrading professional skills? I find myself thinking of AR when I am "interrupted" by a client. No time to comment? No time to post? Thankfully, on line anytime works. Not only do I walk in the rain, I now dance in the rain!"
Tricia Hanley (Pacificquest Auction Services LLC): Services for Real Estate Pros in Silverdale, WA Tricia Hanley (Pacificquest Auction Services LLC) said almost 12 years ago,
"I believe that people should live well. So when I started my Activerain blog to shout from the rooftops about getting rid of "stuff" and downsizing into the perfect house, it did not occur to me that many people would be listening...they are! I have had so many comments on my blog in such a short amount of time. Thanks Activerain!"
Lowell Brillante, Videographer, Editor, Drone Pilot (Lowell Brillante): Services for Real Estate Pros in Smyrna, GA Lowell Brillante, Videographer, Editor, Drone Pilot (Lowell Brillante) said almost 12 years ago,
"Make it rain"
Sarah Nopp: Real Estate Agent in South Sound, WA Sarah Nopp said almost 12 years ago,
"Active Rain has been an amazing resource for me as I have changed my career path. This community allowed me to question my path, get pointers from long time vets, and really think hard about my goals. Plus, the resources and community-knowledge is phenomenal! If I want to learn how to do something on a computer, this is my first resource. Thanks Active Rainers!"
Randi Thornton (SEOGoogleGuru.com): Education & Training in Lake City, MN Randi Thornton (SEOGoogleGuru.com) said almost 12 years ago,
"I am new to Active Rain, but not new to understanding the challenges Real Estate Companies and agents face everyday. I am passionate about SEO and Internet Marketing for my Real Estate clients. Join the conversation! Let's get to know each other..."
John Butler, Bald Guy in the Red Tie (Exit Twin Advantage Realty): Real Estate Agent in Murrieta, CA John Butler, Bald Guy in the Red Tie (Exit Twin Advantage Realty) said almost 12 years ago,
"ActiveRain is one of the greatest resources for referrals; it's like Facebook for Realtors."
Michelle Pimentel, ASP, IAHSP Empire Home Staging (Empire Home Staging Solutions): Home Stager in Upland, CA Michelle Pimentel, ASP, IAHSP Empire Home Staging (Empire Home Staging Solutions) said almost 12 years ago,
"Active Rain is a great experience and has allowed me to network and connect with others in the Real Estate Industry, that I more than likely would not have met without this Real Estate Network. My very first Active Rain success story came this past year when I gave a home staging presentation at Windermere Fine Properties in Lake Arrowhead, CA which I came across through another Active Rain associate Kat De Long of Lake Arrowhead. I first met Kat De Long here on Active Rain after she commented on one of my posts. Kat asked for me to meet with her if I was ever in the area and so I took her up on it! Our association has been great and I have met a wonderful friend out of this association. Well, since the presentation great things have been happening and I was contacted by an agent who attended the presentation and asked to stage one of her listings. Well, talk about a success story, not only did we get the contract to stage the property, the house sold in less than 2 weeks in a market where the average home is on the market for 160 days! Not only was this association brought on by my connections through Active Rain, but my on going association with the connections I have made and the knowledge of the industry I have gained through Active Rain to me is success in its self. Thank You Active Rain!"
Ben Comilang, Mortgage Loan Officer (Sterling Savings Home Loans Division): Mortgage and Lending in Federal Way, WA Ben Comilang, Mortgage Loan Officer (Sterling Savings Home Loans Division) said almost 12 years ago,
"Activerain is one of the best ways to be more visible on the internet. I found that it makes it easier for consumers and other professionals to find me."
Shawn French (US CapitalCorp): Mortgage and Lending in Baton Rouge, LA Shawn French (US CapitalCorp) said almost 12 years ago,
"ActiveRain is instrumental in staying connected with other business professionals. Blogging keeps me sharp and allows me to learn more about myself and others within this business."
Brian Jambor: Services for Real Estate Pros in Brian Jambor said almost 12 years ago,
"Sometimes it's hard to find great BETA testers when you're developing an online service. Especially if you need BETA testers that are tech savvy. We looked to ActiveRain.com to find our BETA testers because we were convinced that some of the most tech savvy real estate agents hang out on ActiveRain.com. After 4 weeks of solid beta testing, we had our proof! Our ActiveRain.com beta testers found more bugs and provided more feedback than any other beta tester we had. Thank you ActiveRain.com for providing such a great community."