ActiveRain Success Stories

Karen Watkins (LRA Real Estate Group LLC): Real Estate Agent in Mesa, AZ Karen Watkins (LRA Real Estate Group LLC) said almost 12 years ago,
"Active Rain has given me insights into client relationship idea, short sales, home inspections, goal setting, loan processing and other valuable informaiton. Thanks Active Rain!"
A M: Real Estate Agent in Plano, TX A M said almost 12 years ago,
"I have no ActiveRain success story yet! I will be updating as SOON AS POSSIBLE when I receive one."
Jim Lee & Janet Holt Edmond Oklahoma Luxury Home Realtors (EXIT STRATEGIES REALTY): Real Estate Agent in Edmond, OK Jim Lee & Janet Holt Edmond Oklahoma Luxury Home Realtors (EXIT STRATEGIES REALTY) said almost 12 years ago,
"Joining Activerain opened the doors to a whole new world of business for me. Since joining I have found two new clients directly related to our blogging efforts. Before ActiveRain our web presence was just our website but NOW........ we are everywhere and loving it. We grow more and more each day!"
Poonacha Bollera (Weichert Realtors): Real Estate Agent in Edison, NJ Poonacha Bollera (Weichert Realtors) said almost 12 years ago,
"Have got both Buyer and Sellers Referals from different parts of the country."
Julie Hegyi (Sutton Group - west coast realty): Real Estate Agent in Gibsons, BC Julie Hegyi (Sutton Group - west coast realty) said almost 12 years ago,
"I have been checking in with AR for months now, and love all the up to date info, the feedback and the blogs.
I am a wee bit behind on utilizing all the tools, there never seems to be enough time in the day.... but I am working on it.
Thank you for all the invaluable info.
Julie Hegyi"
Jeffrey Wilson (REMAX Fine Properties): Real Estate Sales Representative in Scottsdale, AZ Jeffrey Wilson (REMAX Fine Properties) said almost 12 years ago,
"I have received a number of short sale referrals from agents through ActiveRain. We are able to handle them very quickly and other agents are impressed with our short sale and foreclosure negotiations. It works out well for all of us and they their referral fees fast making them happy."
Catherine Lindstadt: Real Estate Agent in Northport, NY Catherine Lindstadt said almost 12 years ago,
"A wonderful resource, referrals,referrals & more referrals!"
Michael Ford, Matching Families with Homes  (Coldwell Banker Heritage Homes): Real Estate Agent in Marion, AR Michael Ford, Matching Families with Homes (Coldwell Banker Heritage Homes) said almost 12 years ago,
"It's simply My Success Story has to do with all the information I get from ActiveRain. Being a broker of a very small office with 30 agents. It's the largest office in our Market Area with 26% market share. I'm always looking for good Sales Meeting ideals (of which we now call Buiness Meetings). I think it very important if you are going to hold a meeting that you make sure your provide informaiton that will help your agents grow their buiness. Over the last couple of months I've picked up some new information to share with my agents and been reminded of some old information that I had not thought of in a very long time.
1. Informaiton about how to prequailfy a buyer (today you need more then the lender can provide)
2. Inforamiton about social networking and how to make it work in your buiness
3. Ideals about how to get your web page and name to move up in the google search. One today was about writing long sentences instead of short key words.
4.Legal vs ethical issuse that araise in our buiness. I hope we all remember that being a Realtor means it might be legal but it still could be unetical.
5. I've been able to share new and exciting information with my agents about how to market their properties.
6. I've been able to talk with others on Active Rain about realtor.com the pro's and con's. That was really a eye opener and How it works different for differnt agents. I think mostly depending on the Market.

This could go on and on but Success in ActiveRain is just like everything else you get out of it what you put into it."
Kate Wheeler, CCIM - Murphy NC Real Estate for Sale (Country Homes and Land Murphy NC Realtor ): Real Estate Agent in Murphy, NC Kate Wheeler, CCIM - Murphy NC Real Estate for Sale (Country Homes and Land Murphy NC Realtor ) said almost 12 years ago,
"I've learned so much about how to strengthen my presence on-line with all the expert advice from fellow members. Some of my posts are now showing up in first place on Google searches!

Hyper-local posts about communities in my area are a powerful way to connect with buyers and sellers. I picked up 6 new listings after running a series of posts about one of our subdivisions here in the mountains."
Ed Wagenseller, Real Estate & Homes - Wrightsville Beach (REMAX Essential): Real Estate Agent in Wrightsville Beach, NC Ed Wagenseller, Real Estate & Homes - Wrightsville Beach (REMAX Essential) said almost 12 years ago,
"My partner has had great success with gaining useful information here as well as increasing our SEO and visits to our own personal website.... SO here I am to carry on that success.... I hope I can do as well as she has with this wonderful tool!"
Terry  Chenier (Homelife Glenayre Realty): Real Estate Agent in Mission, BC Terry Chenier (Homelife Glenayre Realty) said almost 12 years ago,
"I started a blog while on Active Rain, and it took on a life of its own. I am in the process of finishing an e-book which will contain my best posts. I already have many pre-orders from my colleagues on Active Rain. The book will be ready for publication soon."
Philip Purcell: Services for Real Estate Pros in Arlington, VA Philip Purcell said almost 12 years ago,
"Active rain has been the key to my real estate business"
Susan M Black (Help U Sell Northwest Integrity): Real Estate Agent in Glendale, AZ Susan M Black (Help U Sell Northwest Integrity) said almost 12 years ago,
"Active Rain has been fun to follow- It is encouraging to hear other agent perspectives of the market and client issues. I always learn something new when reading the blogs! It is an important part of my business today as technology has shifted in different directions, this is new school verses old school."
James  Arena (MyListingSite.com): Real Estate Agent in Boynton Beach, FL James Arena (MyListingSite.com) said almost 12 years ago,
"I receive a lot of leads from active rain and I think it is worth anyone's time to become active with this platform. Some of my leads have closed and the community is great."
Lisa Basque, REALTOR, ABR, SRES (ERA Property World): Real Estate Agent in Milford, CT Lisa Basque, REALTOR, ABR, SRES (ERA Property World) said almost 12 years ago,
"Since 1989, having worked for Re/max, Coldwell Banker, Raveis and performing the daily operations of my Family owned Real Estate Company, Hometown Realty Assoc. LLC until the death of my Mom; a Milford CT real estate agent for over 28 years! I have sold many homes and have many satisfied customers. My Dad with Alzheimers Disease and having had to move him out of our Family home of over 40 years, I realized the need to help Seniors not only with finding their perfect place to live and marketing and selling their current home, but to help them with their entire move including helping them to organize, coordinate, manage all aspects of their move and help them with preparing a move plan to Assisted Living or other Senior Community, or to prepare their current home for aging in place or Live-in home health aide. I have developed a passion to provide these services inorder to create a stress free environment and easy Life transitons!"
Raleigh REO (ChangingStreets.com ): Real Estate Agent in Raleigh, NC Raleigh REO (ChangingStreets.com ) said almost 12 years ago,
"Activerain has introduced us to many people that have helped make our business a tremendous success. Reo managers, buyers other agents, it has just been a win for ChangingStreets.com being on ActiveRain!"
Scott Hoyt (Founding Partner, ChangingStreets.com): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Cary, NC Scott Hoyt (Founding Partner, ChangingStreets.com) said almost 12 years ago,
"I have met so many smart people on AR, it is an unbelievable source to find quality agents to send clients to out of my areas of expertise."
Amal (ML) Geots-Lazaris, Boomer Babe (RE/Max Marketing Specialsits): Real Estate Agent in Trinity, FL Amal (ML) Geots-Lazaris, Boomer Babe (RE/Max Marketing Specialsits) said almost 12 years ago,
"Well I just joined the Rainmaker program yesterday, I already received one referral contact. I am looking forward to the wonderful training AR is giving me. I have shied away from "blogging" but I am looking forward to learning all about it. Stay Tuned! Amal Geots-Lazaris, Trinity, FL Realtor

In two days, just setting up my profile as instructed I have received one referral and raised my points by almost 4,000."
ComeRentAtlanta.com ~ (Keller Williams - Atlanta Classic Realty): Real Estate Agent in College Park, GA ComeRentAtlanta.com ~ (Keller Williams - Atlanta Classic Realty) said almost 12 years ago,
"Where to start.... ActiveRain for me has brought much success. I've had several ( over 20 ) appraisal assignments and listed 3 homes from sellers that visited ACTIVERAIN. ACTIVERAIN Actively Rains in MY SUCESS!!"
Renae Bolton, I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA! (Marketing 4 Realtors): Services for Real Estate Pros in Garfield Heights, OH Renae Bolton, I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA! (Marketing 4 Realtors) said almost 12 years ago,
"I have had several success stories as a result of my participation here on Active Rain. I can attribute no less than 6 new clients to Active Rain, all of whom have been happily satisfied with my services. A specific success story was when a new Virtual Assistant contacted me because she read a lot of my posts here. She wanted some advice and help in getting her business up and running. I was able to help her and she is now happily working as a real estate Virtual Assistant (as well as a participating member of Active Rain)!"