ActiveRain Success Stories

Lynn  Krogseng (Keller Williams Premier Partners): Real Estate Agent in Vancouver, WA Lynn Krogseng (Keller Williams Premier Partners) said almost 11 years ago,
"Some of the best relationships I've had with clients have been through the connections made through ActiveRain. The people who have contacted me via ActiveRain have been easy to work with and satisfied with our transactions. I have ActiveRain Success Stories both with establishing relationships with prospects and with other real estate professionals."
Buddy Snipes (Trusted Agent, Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Northlake, GA Buddy Snipes (Trusted Agent, Inc.) said almost 11 years ago,
"I signed up on AR a very long time ago. My bad: I just sorta forgot about it. But the more I teach on the importance of social media, blogging and other technologies, the more I've come back and started building. I'm finding it to be so much fun but more importantly it's making me think and do. That's always a good thing."
Cheryl R. Supplee, Realtor, Relocation, USAA (Coldwell Banker Preferred): Real Estate Agent in Schwenksville, PA Cheryl R. Supplee, Realtor, Relocation, USAA (Coldwell Banker Preferred) said almost 11 years ago,
"Helping clients daily from Active Rain is a great pleasure.....keep them coming....I am never too busy for your referrals!"
Joe  Salcedo, Reno Real Estate (Chase International Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Reno, NV Joe Salcedo, Reno Real Estate (Chase International Real Estate) said almost 11 years ago,
""Even after three years, 300 articles later in my http://RenoHomeBlog.com, the best rankings I still get from the BIG G (google) is still my blog posts from activerain.com. Quite simply the real estate online information leader. Hats off to the creators of active rain.""
Jesse Dill (John L Scott ~ Market Center): Real Estate Sales Representative in Hillsboro, OR Jesse Dill (John L Scott ~ Market Center) said almost 11 years ago,
"I heard about Active Rain from a local Realtor. She said that it's a great place to network with agents and find clients. If you are interested in buying or selling, give me a call!!!"
Nicole Haibach (LAMAR Advertising and Coldwell Banker Select, Realtors): Services for Real Estate Pros in Erie, PA Nicole Haibach (LAMAR Advertising and Coldwell Banker Select, Realtors) said almost 11 years ago,
"I was representing a couple who was selling their home and buying another home at the same time. After 3 months of delays, the buyers of the home they were selling fell through from their financing.

Meanwhile, the sellers of the home my clients were buying were in the process of foreclosure.

I called all of my preapproved buyers and was able to bring my own buyer into the home in time to get the first-time home buyer's credit. Additionally, I was able to delay the foreclosure attorneys with addendums extending the closing date on the other home.

The new buyer I brought in was pleased to know that all of the inspections were already complete, the deck and a retaining wall had recently been replaced, and a radon mitigation system had been installed in the basement.

Additionally, my other client ended up getting a brand new septic system in the property that they were purchasing and the sellers of that property are avoiding foreclosure.

Shew, in today's economy, I just never know what is going to happen. Finally, being with the number one company, having years of experience, growing up in a real estate family, and all of those years of continuing education REALLY paid off!"
Joe and Jane Mansell (Sensational Realty/The Mansells): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Raleigh, NC Joe and Jane Mansell (Sensational Realty/The Mansells) said almost 11 years ago,
"We moved here from northern Ohio 15 years ago and love it here, however, it was a struggle. We came here knowing no one, after leaving an area we had lived in for over 20 years and were very involved with. Just sold hour home, quit our jobs, which was okay as the area was not doing well anyway, and started from scratch in what you might call our combined "mid-life" do over! We stayed with Joe's step-brother who was basically a hermit and never went anywhere except work (he's a great dentist by the way!) Joe went to real estate school and I got a job in a doctor's office so we would have a paycheck. Things were slow at first but then they finally clicked. I joined Joe 2 years later, and at that time we were with a large franchise. Ww were wiith them for over 10 years and then started our own company and the rest as they say is history. Not to say it has been easy by a long shot, but, wouldn't change it for the world. I guess the whole point is, you can teach an "old dog new tricks".... and we are looking forward to seeing what is down the road for us! So hang in there everyone, the best is yet to come.....( put a lot of cutesy sayings in here, oh well!)"
Lisa Matykiewicz (United Brokers Group): Real Estate Agent in Gilbert, AZ Lisa Matykiewicz (United Brokers Group) said almost 11 years ago,
"Active rain provides a wealth of industry intelligence. I am about serving the client by educating and active rain is a great resource."
AMBER NOBLE GARLAND -  Top Real Estate Expert, Property Tax Appeal Specialist & Author, - The Agent You Can Trust To Deliver REAL Results! (Strategic Marketing Expert & Relocation Specialist Serving New Jersey and nationwide!): Real Estate Agent in Marlboro, NJ AMBER NOBLE GARLAND - Top Real Estate Expert, Property Tax Appeal Specialist & Author, - The Agent You Can Trust To Deliver REAL Results! (Strategic Marketing Expert & Relocation Specialist Serving New Jersey and nationwide!) said almost 11 years ago,
"I have many AR stories. I actually joined ActiveRain a couple of years ago. I began blogging, but never did it consistently because I was innundated with business. Not a bad problem to have right? :) I got my first AR listing and closed the transaction at the end of 08' thanks to a referral from fellow AR member Debbie Barrera in Austin reading about me and reaching out. I've gotten quite a few calls from people who've read my blog on AR and have invited to their homes to give them a market analysis on their home's current value. Just last year the manager/broker of my office (Barbara Berg) began asking me questions about the online marketing and blogging. Often times when she had a question or problem with things Internet related she would look for my opinion. A few months ago she approached me and asked if I would mind teaching a seminar to the 70 or so agents in my office about how to become more experienced in the online world. Being a person who loves to talk and share, of course I obliged. Needless to say I used that seminar as an opportunity to teach the room about ActiveRain and how it works. After the class I immediately resent the links to every single agent for the 2nd time (the 1st time was a few months prior to the seminar). A few like Joanna Siminerio, Barbara Chasser, Essie Cruz and Linda Cramer headed my advice and actually setup profiles. I guess that makes me doubly successful thanks to ActiveRain, right? :) Not just because I'll be earning points from the people I invited, but more importantly I was able to expose them to a "career changing" and "priceless" tool that has the power to forever change their lives for the better! ActiveRain has been an amazing gift to me."
Bob Foster (Century 21 Lanthorn R. E. Ltd. Belleville, Ontario): Real Estate Agent in Belleville, ON Bob Foster (Century 21 Lanthorn R. E. Ltd. Belleville, Ontario) said almost 11 years ago,
"My ActiveRain success story is really about ActiveRain, not me.

As a new realtor, in my first year, I found that I hd two main sources of information when I am trying to deal with problems. One is the advice of my colleagues at the office, and the other is the ability to search the blogs here on ActiveRain. Frankly, I find them about equally valuable. As I have said to others who are also getting a start in this profession, imagine having a huge staffroom where you can draw on the collective knowledge of more than 130,000 real estate professionals and get great answers fast.

It exists, and it's called ActiveRain!"
Chris Williams, Creative Staging, Solutions HSR Certified Stager -ASHSR (Creative Staging Solutions LLP): Home Stager in Ponca City, OK Chris Williams, Creative Staging, Solutions HSR Certified Stager -ASHSR (Creative Staging Solutions LLP) said almost 11 years ago,
"Active Rain has been a wonderful tool to grow my business!"
Carmen Swinehart (R.M. Swinehart Property Managment  & Real Estate Agent): Real Estate Agent in Columbia, PA Carmen Swinehart (R.M. Swinehart Property Managment & Real Estate Agent) said almost 11 years ago,
"Since becoming a member of Active Rain the referrals and active interest have poured in. I am pleased to know so many friends, investors, clients or active public users are researching websites such as this! Having 20 years experience in Housing, backed with a Pa Realtor's License has allowed me to have the cutting edge on other competing contractors. We specialize in property management and commercial/residential construction. In these years, we have committed our services to develop lifelong relationships with our past clients. Which allows us to offer quality services for owners, investors, business /shops, users and general public. We work diligently with the public, city housing compliance, EPA, business owners and investors, while adhering to technical and budgetary constraints of any project.

We at R. M. Swinehart Building and Remodeling have strongly believed that the success of our company can only be measured by the quality of what we produce, and that the elements required for a quality job are technical & mechanical expertise, and strong time management techniques.
We also offer hope to open house dilemas. If you have a home that needs cleaned before open house, call us! or if you have a residential/commercial vacant property that needs maintained till settlement, call us :)"
Charmaine Crabb (Columbus / Ft. Benning/Phenix City- Waddell Realty Co. LLC): Real Estate Agent in Fort Benning, GA Charmaine Crabb (Columbus / Ft. Benning/Phenix City- Waddell Realty Co. LLC) said almost 11 years ago,
"I have been in Real Esate for 20 years and a lot has changed. Active Rain has helped me get up to speed with the technical/internet side of real estate through blogs, webinars, podcasts, ActiveRain U. It is exciting to be a part of this."
Ronnie Margolis, Kauai Realtor - CDPE, ABR, RA - On Top of the Aloh (KW Kauai): Real Estate Agent in Kapaa, HI Ronnie Margolis, Kauai Realtor - CDPE, ABR, RA - On Top of the Aloh (KW Kauai) said almost 11 years ago,
"My story is about all the fantastic and wise real estate and real estated related professionals that i have met since i joined the AR community just over a year ago. When i have a question, i put it before the community or research the topic. If i want to check out the validity of some company pitching me on a new product, i look to AR for feedback. And i know that business referrals are a natural extension of being an active participant in this community."
Laura Wilson (AccuStagers): Home Stager in Morristown, NJ Laura Wilson (AccuStagers) said almost 11 years ago,
"I have received a number of inquiries because of my "Rainmaker" status with Active Rain. Although the Staging industry is just getting started in the East, my business gets more credibility because of my association with Active Rain. I've had nothing but wonderful experiences with everyone at AR. It's been a great networking source, and one that everyone in the Real Estate industry should use."
Greg Greenwald (Prudential One): Real Estate Agent in Dayton, OH Greg Greenwald (Prudential One) said almost 11 years ago,
"I've been able to exchange information with many ActiveRain users. The articles available are very educational and informative."
Dan Edward Phillips, Realtor and Broker/Owner (Dan Edward Phillips): Real Estate Agent in Eureka, CA Dan Edward Phillips, Realtor and Broker/Owner (Dan Edward Phillips) said almost 11 years ago,
"I find “Success” with Active Rain each day thru reading the blogs! Some are funny, some remind me of something I am overlooking, some warn me, and some inform me. The blogs put life and the industry in perspective!"
vivan hakam (hakam): Real Estate Agent in Billingsley, AL vivan hakam (hakam) said almost 11 years ago,
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Rebekkah  Burtcher (Laura Moore Godek, P.C.): Services for Real Estate Pros in McHenry, IL Rebekkah Burtcher (Laura Moore Godek, P.C.) said almost 11 years ago,
"Since Joining active rain. Our Office has learned about new exciting things going on in our area, as well as in law. We have also been able to communicate easier with other real estate offices locally and around the nation. We've even gotten numerous customers through using activerain. It's an excellent Service, and very useful."
Nicole Ocean (BPO University): Real Estate Technology in Miramar Beach, FL Nicole Ocean (BPO University) said almost 11 years ago,
"I'm always very flattered when I get an opportunity to talk with another BPO or REO agents and when I ask them how they found out about me and they say through "Activerain." I'm thrilled! Thanks everyone!"