ActiveRain Success Stories

Scott Sherman (Realty Connect USA): Real Estate Agent in Huntington, NY Scott Sherman (Realty Connect USA) said almost 11 years ago,
"I was referred here by an associate. I must say I am very pleased with what I see so far. The site is very easy to navigate through and I can already see the benefits that will come from my signing up here on Active Rain. I look forward to improving my business and networking through Active Rain."
Maureen Houston, Hilton Head Real Estate (Lancaster Real Estate Sales): Real Estate Agent in Hilton Head Island, SC Maureen Houston, Hilton Head Real Estate (Lancaster Real Estate Sales) said almost 11 years ago,
"A while back I had signed up for the referral network page. A realtor in Virginia had posted a referral for a listing in the Hilton Head area. I recieved the lead and responded immediately and followed up with a phone call. As it turned out the agent's mother in law was looking to list her house and relocate to be closer to the family. I went on the listing appointment and was up against a couple of other realtors. Cindy and I hit it off immediately I not only got the listing but it sold in 4days!! Unheard of in this market. I not only made a loyal client but a great friend in Cindy and her daughter in law."
Julie McLeland (BENCHMARK): Real Estate Agent in Brentwood, TN Julie McLeland (BENCHMARK) said almost 11 years ago,
"Active Rain continues to raise the bar in internet marketing. I cannot believe the wonderful exposure that comes from this professional blogging site. I have watched as Larry Brewer grows his business with leads generated form active rain. Google any neighborhood and his name "magically" rises to the top through organic results.

I am currently negotiating my first active rain contract."
Clayton Holmes (London Properties, Ltd): Real Estate Agent in Lemoore, CA Clayton Holmes (London Properties, Ltd) said almost 11 years ago,
"I had another client view my profile on AR and contact me to show them homes. I will keep you posted how this turns out."
Jonathan & Natalie Lee (Prudential Georgia Realty): Real Estate Agent in Dallas, GA Jonathan & Natalie Lee (Prudential Georgia Realty) said almost 11 years ago,
"We have met many satisfied clients from our Activerain readers. Thanks for your support!"
Dee Nott: Real Estate Agent in Fayetteville, NC Dee Nott said almost 11 years ago,
"I'm very happy with the response I have gotten from my coffee shop blog. I'm finding that a lot of agents are interested in getting to know each other on a more personal level and learning more about how to market their business in this internet age. Getting together at one of our local coffee shops once a week has been very successful!"
David Miller, Crye-Leike Realtors (Crye-Leike, Realtors): Real Estate Agent in Spring Hill, TN David Miller, Crye-Leike Realtors (Crye-Leike, Realtors) said almost 11 years ago,
"Over the years I have worked my way up to trying to be more than just a name and picture on activerain. Although not as involved as some I have still been higher ranked for my city than most. I think that helped when an old neighbor found me on here. He contacted me through active rain and now I have a $369,000 listing and they plan on buying with me when that gets sold! Thanks Active Rain!!!"
Mary E. Parker (Century 21 Commonwealth ): Real Estate Agent in Westwood, MA Mary E. Parker (Century 21 Commonwealth ) said almost 11 years ago,
"I have successfully placed a great number of First Time Buyers happily in their first homes. As a Relocation Agent I work with Sellers and Buyers moving across the nation or locally.

Remember "Your goal in my goal. You can count on me""
Bart Mahrer (DevStar Realty): Real Estate Agent in Gilbert, AZ Bart Mahrer (DevStar Realty) said almost 11 years ago,
"Activerain and Ricky Khamis have saved my career. Using the power of the Internet and Hyper Local Advertising for my listings has put me on the MAP! Wow I didn't even know there were systems like this out there."
Ed Bisquera (Ed Bisquera Digital Marketing Consultant SEO (971) 266-0226): Real Estate Technology in Portland, OR Ed Bisquera (Ed Bisquera Digital Marketing Consultant SEO (971) 266-0226) said almost 11 years ago,
"Through blogging over the past 3 years on Activerain, I've seen my profile, my credibility and my business increase dramatically. I have also learned so much from other ActiveRain users, with many of their posts and tips helping me to learn more about marketing online and also has led to increased income earnings. I can't recommend ActiveRain and it's community enough. I am confident in recommending you HAVE to have an account (Pay the monthly fee for full public access) because the community and the traffic you will get in the long run, is PRICELESS!!"
Barbara Rounds (Coldwell Banker Tri-Counties): Real Estate Agent in Diamond Bar, CA Barbara Rounds (Coldwell Banker Tri-Counties) said almost 11 years ago,
"The communication between Real Estate Agents & Referals is so wonderful. I have gained a lot of knowledge & friendships. Thanks Active Rain Family, "WE MOVE AMERICA""
CHUCK HAMMOND (ALLSTATE): Services for Real Estate Pros in Binghamton, NY CHUCK HAMMOND (ALLSTATE) said almost 11 years ago,
"People can find me easy with just typing in my name into google search so thats great"
Claire Record (Keller Williams Realty--Boerne Hill Country): Real Estate Sales Representative in Boerne, TX Claire Record (Keller Williams Realty--Boerne Hill Country) said almost 11 years ago,
"I have been with ActiveRain for a few months now and have thoroughly enjoyed the people I have met and the referrals I have got. If for nothing else, it has given me an avenue to help educate and be educated. Thanks ActiveRain for a great networking site!"
John Mulkey, Housing Guru (TheHousingGuru.com): Services for Real Estate Pros in Waleska, GA John Mulkey, Housing Guru (TheHousingGuru.com) said almost 11 years ago,
"Describing how Active Rain has contributed to my success is like trying to list only one reason I chose this business. There are so many that it’s difficult to focus upon a single one, but I’ll try. I joined Active Rain because I was told it was a great way to network with Realtors® and others involved in the real estate and home building business. I was also assured that joining would help promote my website through more search engine recognition—if I were willing to post blogs on a regular basis.

And, after only a few short months of both creating blog posts and reading the posts of others, I have been amazed with the results; and I have received benefits I never imagined. One of my prime interests, improving the SEO of my website, has been nothing short of phenomenal. I now find references to my website in literally dozens of places I never imagined, and have seen traffic increase significantly. And that’s just one of the benefits.

One of the best and most helpful aspects of Active Rain has been the ability to network with others who share both my interests and concerns, and who have helped me discover new and creative ways to increase my business. I’ve also discovered a wealth of information from dozens of experts in SEO, computer tips and tricks, and video production. During the process of educating myself, I found stories that warmed my heart and photographs that gave me goose bumps; and I discovered that I was truly part of a much greater community that both needed my help and offered the help I needed."
Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)): Real Estate Agent in Kingwood, TX Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)) said almost 11 years ago,
"Blogging. I wondered how that fit into my business plan. What would I say? Who would read it? How much time would it take? I really wasn't sure I could commit to taking on a blog. So, I surfed around a bit on Active Rain. It looked doable. I began to blog. Just a little. Not consistent. It was at the last third of my "to-do" list. Then I went to a Social Networking webinar. And a Social Networking workshop at Keller Williams. This tool - this Active Rain that I had at my disposal - was an unpolished gem. I had it - I just hadn't worked at it.

I went back to Active Rain and REALLY looked at the content. Whoa! All my answers were there - and much more! There were step-by-step tutorials to get me started & keep it interesting. Other bloggers had great tips, information & suggestions. It was heavenly. I was hooked. I began to blog - consistently. I entered a contest. I learned about content. I worked on balance with interesting, business, fun & more. Other AR members read my blog!!!! They commented!!!! Wow.

I got my outside blog linked up. In my advertising pieces I direct people to my blog. People outside of AR tell me they've enjoyed what I wrote. It is much bigger than expected. And I have Active Rain to thank. What a ride yall!"
Robert Woodruff (Woodruff Investing Inc.): Services for Real Estate Pros in Charleston, SC Robert Woodruff (Woodruff Investing Inc.) said almost 11 years ago,
"My Active Rain Profile Has Proven very Successful in Marketing by business and spreading the word to prospects who desire my services.

Thanks Active Rain!"
Kimberly Scandrick (Better Homes and Garden Real Estate Metro Brokers): Real Estate Agent in Newnan, GA Kimberly Scandrick (Better Homes and Garden Real Estate Metro Brokers) said almost 11 years ago,
"The Referral Network really works!! I obtained a seller from the referral network, successfully sold the property and they have been a steady client providing referrals for over 2yrs."
Take Two Services: Services for Real Estate Pros in Duluth, GA Take Two Services said almost 11 years ago,
"Active Rain has enabled me to spend my marketing dollars wisely focusing on those really needing my services. I am confident that AR will have a huge impact in the growth of my business."
Shawn Murray: Real Estate Agent in Omaha, NE Shawn Murray said almost 11 years ago,
"Since joining Active Rain I have been able to access a wealth of information. I will use this to give my clients the best service in the industry. Thanks Active Rain!"
Adriana Santisteban, Buy Sell Refi (Market Solutions Realty): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Chula Vista, CA Adriana Santisteban, Buy Sell Refi (Market Solutions Realty) said almost 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain is chuck full of information for anyone who is involved in a real estate transaction. Wheather you are a Buyer, Seller, Agent or Asset Manager. ActiveRain can help you get the answers you need. Make sure that the articles you do read pertain to your area or State. Remember that laws vary from area to area.
I hope that ActiveRain helps you as much as it has helped me.
Best of luck in your transactions!!!"