ActiveRain Success Stories

Homer Doe (Homer Doe Inc.): Services for Real Estate Pros in Claremont, MN Homer Doe (Homer Doe Inc.) said almost 11 years ago,
"Active Rain is an amazing tool. Getting on the blog site is easy. My clients read it, and it works to create new business opportunities."
Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL (RE/MAX Suburban): Real Estate Agent in Cary, IL Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL (RE/MAX Suburban) said almost 11 years ago,
"Active Rain has helped me and my business on so many levels. The community is a incredible resource for anything you want to learn about, as members share so freely here. It is a great way to network and get to know other professionals in the real estate field. We all have so much to learn from each other and all have different strengths. It has helped me reach out to consumers in a new and different way, though blogging. It has helped drive traffic to my web site and I am being "found" more by consumers which also helps get more exposure and benefits my listings as well. Every time I come here, I learn new things that are relevant to today's market and technology."
George Brookhart (Maryland Residential Realty): Real Estate Agent in Catonsville, MD George Brookhart (Maryland Residential Realty) said almost 11 years ago,
"Activerain has proven to be a great tool for communicating by blogging and promoting my listings. The blogs give me the ability to educate buyers and sellers so they can make good decisions in their real estate transactions."
"Chip" Richard Esajian (Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611): Mortgage and Lending in Huntington Beach, CA "Chip" Richard Esajian (Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611) said almost 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain is a fantastic site that has helped me meet many fantastic people!"
Keith Criner (Home Source Residential Services): Home Builder in Seneca, SC Keith Criner (Home Source Residential Services) said almost 11 years ago,
"I have been able to gain great exposure for my new business & connect with local real estate professionals."
Alain Thillois (Bradley real Estate): Real Estate Agent in San Rafael, CA Alain Thillois (Bradley real Estate) said almost 11 years ago,
"I see my face when I go to activerain...it's me! All French organic !"
Jan Stearns, Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty (Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH): Services for Real Estate Pros in Waterville Valley, NH Jan Stearns, Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty (Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH) said almost 11 years ago,
"Becoming an ActiveRainer has been one of the most fun and educational journeys of my professional career. I love sharing stories and information about Waterville Valley Resort, and it's amazing to see how quickly my ActiveRain blog posts become Google Juice and feed the search engines so more people can learn about and fall in love with our Yankee Shangri-la. I have made some wonderful connections on ActiveRain and look forward to a long and rewarding future on AR."
Kim Kaplan, commercial specialist and residential (Century 21 Tenace): Real Estate Agent in Boynton Beach, FL Kim Kaplan, commercial specialist and residential (Century 21 Tenace) said almost 11 years ago,
"I have been very successful in receiving referrals for both listings and purchases from realtors all over the country. I think my success is due to my constant presence on active rain and my quick response to postings."
Kevin Raether (Mossy Oak Properties of Wisconsin): Real Estate Agent in Watertown, WI Kevin Raether (Mossy Oak Properties of Wisconsin) said almost 11 years ago,
"Active Rain, is a great place to publish our listings and get the exposure our clients need."
Ted Tyndall, I will help You find the Home YOU want to Buy (Davidson Realty Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Saint Augustine, FL Ted Tyndall, I will help You find the Home YOU want to Buy (Davidson Realty Inc.) said almost 11 years ago,
"I joined, because through another member, he helped me find a good agent in another town to refer a customer to. That agent called me back and asked why I was not active on ActiveRain. She informed me I was her second referral that day from ActiveRain.
So far, my success story is how much I am learning about blogging from the past post and how that can pay off with Google.
In addition, my partner and I got an account with a Nation wide builder. The second day we had the account I posted an article about our alliance and how great the builder was and how well he worked with us and the customers. He read the post on the Internet because I had upgraded my account. Active Raine and the upgraded account payed off the first week I was a member."
Rachel Leal, The Brian Worrell Team (Prudential Gary Greene): Real Estate Agent in League City, TX Rachel Leal, The Brian Worrell Team (Prudential Gary Greene) said almost 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain has been a great tool to help me figure out who I am in the world of real estate. It has helped me to direct my focus on becoming the area expert."
Jeff Engle, PlacerAreaHomes.com (Neighborly Realty): Real Estate Agent in Lincoln, CA Jeff Engle, PlacerAreaHomes.com (Neighborly Realty) said almost 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain is a wonderful tool that allows me to keep in touch with my clients and neighbors. It's also a great source for my newsletters as I can browse through the postings I've done since my last newsletter to glean special tidbits of value for the new one. In addition it helps to keep me up-to-date on a wider variety of subjects that I may not focus on at the moment in the quest to post a wider variety of topics to my readers. ActiveRain also provides a far reaching community of fellow Realtors and Photographers with subjects and personalities that are as broad as this country is. It's truly amazing how many people really want to help others."
Stephen J. (Steve) Snitkin (S.S. Enterprise dba Connect Today!): Services for Real Estate Pros in Encinitas, CA Stephen J. (Steve) Snitkin (S.S. Enterprise dba Connect Today!) said almost 11 years ago,
"Active Rain® is an awsome Interactive RE Networking Portal. I first was introduced to AR® in Chicagolands Northwest Suburbs, and then re introduced by Maria Morton in Kansas City MO. Thank you Maria! My success with Active Rain® is moving forward daily. There ability to get Hyper Local concentrating on Real Estate provides an edge for its Realtor® members to win click throughs and phone calls."
Robert Krames (Smart Media Creative Solutions): Services for Real Estate Pros in Gainesville, FL Robert Krames (Smart Media Creative Solutions) said almost 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain is a phenomenal way to connect with other real estate professionals. I have met tons of people and vastly increased my network using the tools that ActiveRain provides. I also love the reward system that actually gives you something back for contributing."
Phil Miller, Louisville Ky (Semonin Realtors): Real Estate Agent in Louisville, KY Phil Miller, Louisville Ky (Semonin Realtors) said almost 11 years ago,
"Active rain has allowed me to expand my network of great agents across the United states and reconnect with many professionals in our business!"
Elaine Furister (Virtually yours, LLC): Services for Real Estate Pros in Greeley, CO Elaine Furister (Virtually yours, LLC) said almost 11 years ago,
"Virtually yours is pleased to become part of the Active Rain community. We are excited to be working with the Real Estate and Housing Industry and willing to work with brokers and realtors, connecting them with services to build their success."
Joe Fernald (Keller Williams Vancouver, WA): Real Estate Agent in Vancouver, WA Joe Fernald (Keller Williams Vancouver, WA) said almost 11 years ago,
"I just started Active Rain and have already recieved numerous comments and more traffic at open houses. Active Rain also helps me get hits on Google by placing me at the top."
Al Kernek (Pacifica Endeavors LLC): Education & Training in Carlsbad, CA Al Kernek (Pacifica Endeavors LLC) said almost 11 years ago,
"During the years that I have been an ActiveRain member, I have benefited tremendously from the shared knowledge and insights found in the online discussions. I have also gained unsolicited business from other members, for which I am thankful. From my perspective, ActiveRain has become a “must participate” forum for all real estate professionals."
Kevin & Gail OnullGrady (O-GRADY.com): Services for Real Estate Pros in Las Vegas, NV Kevin & Gail OnullGrady (O-GRADY.com) said almost 11 years ago,
"We have made more contacts from Active Rain than any other social networking site!"
Charles G. Hennebeul (AMERICAN CASH SOLUTIONS INC): Mortgage and Lending in Melville, NY Charles G. Hennebeul (AMERICAN CASH SOLUTIONS INC) said almost 11 years ago,
"I received many lead request but these deals were non-bankable. I haven't been active on Active Rain for over a year and as of the date of this update, April 25th 2010 I have a new website that will pursue deals that are more bankable than the prior deal types I had pursued. My primary emphasis is SBA LOAN Packaging and writing Small Business Plans."