ActiveRain Success Stories

Michael D. Reel (Integrity Home Inspections LLC): Home Inspector in Marietta, OH Michael D. Reel (Integrity Home Inspections LLC) said almost 11 years ago,
"Being in the "Rain" has brought a sense of family to what I do as an inspector. It is good to known that when your back is against the wall there are peers out there that can help you over the hurddles. I owe much to the men and women in the rain for giving me encouragement.
Blessings to all
Mike"
emil hansen (LightRailConnect.com): Services for Real Estate Pros in Mesa, AZ emil hansen (LightRailConnect.com) said almost 11 years ago,
"Active Rain helped introduce us to marketing information that gave us several additional ideas to expand our market. Thank You Active Rain!"
Nicaury Miller (Home Styles Realty): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Union, NJ Nicaury Miller (Home Styles Realty) said almost 11 years ago,
"I have received emails due to my profile on this website..Clients want information about you and what you can do for them-they do not need to pick up the phone, the internet has everything people need to find the right agent. I currently working with a client who needs help with there credit, not a problem I can help my client get back on tract towards homeownership."
Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Monument, CO Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) said almost 11 years ago,
"I have had the opportunity to meet some local folks thru Active Rain and in the process closed transactions! I have become closer to agents at my office, and I have met local business folks that I might never have heard of without AR. But, this connection, we've become friends and have done business together.

One Active Rain member, from my brokerage that I have come to know because of AR, is Patricia Beck. She has shown me new ways to work. And to work smartly, by coordinate my efforts with other agents to maximize our potential. I have closed transactions from that advise! Patricia also gave me some terrific coaching prior to a listing appointment I was going on...and...I got that listing! Wow! Thank you Patricia, for everything!

Another AR'er that I have met and become close to in business and as a friend that I might not have ever had a chance to know is Cheryl Marantino of Re: Fresh Re: Design. Cheryl has staged my listing and done an excellent job! She has spoken at my non-profit organization's monthly membership meeting, and given free tips and advice to the brokers on my monthly broker's tour. Way to go, Cheryl! Thanks so much for your help and friendship. I'm afraid you'll have to stage all my listings!"
JR McGee (Coldwell Banker): Real Estate Agent in Olympia, WA JR McGee (Coldwell Banker) said almost 11 years ago,
"I love getting an idea or being told something in this industry and quickly checking on it at www.activerain.com to find out more information. This website has helped me numerous times."
Ryan Frey (Real Living Cornerstone): Real Estate Agent in Farmville, VA Ryan Frey (Real Living Cornerstone) said almost 11 years ago,
"The first day I signed up for active rain I had a family relocating to my area and needed to find them a referral in there market to sell their home. I posted the add on AR and within 2 hours I had found a agent that fit my sellers needs. THanks Active Rain."
Kathy Vernon (Staged by Dream Weavers): Home Stager in Tyler, TX Kathy Vernon (Staged by Dream Weavers) said almost 11 years ago,
"Thanks Active Rain for connecting me with my clients!"
West Cary Living (ChangingStreets.com): Real Estate Agent in Cary, NC West Cary Living (ChangingStreets.com) said almost 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain really allows us to communicate with our focused client base in a very relaxed way. There is no way we could have grown to this level this quickly without it."
Bob Edwards, Fox Cities Real Estate Hotline, SFR- Appleton, WI (Coldwell Banker- The Real Estate Group, Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Appleton, WI Bob Edwards, Fox Cities Real Estate Hotline, SFR- Appleton, WI (Coldwell Banker- The Real Estate Group, Inc.) said almost 11 years ago,
"Active Rain is a wonderful Real Estate industry networking site. Since I've been a member of Active Rain I've had the opportunity to converse with top agents from across the country and share ideas, thoughts and new innovations for Real Estate. My Internet presense has increased tremendously making it easier for home sellers and buyers to find me and the answers that they're looking for."
Rob Godek (Laura Moore Godek P.C.): Services for Real Estate Pros in McHenry, IL Rob Godek (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."
Don Moore, Professional Integrity (Keller Williams Realty): Commercial Real Estate Agent in Palm Harbor, FL Don Moore, Professional Integrity (Keller Williams Realty) said almost 11 years ago,
"Active Rain has expanded my presence in the Real Estate professional arena. I use every tool available to present my services and contribute to the industry. Communication is the key to understanding, setting and achieving goals. Take your next step by contacting Don Moore for a free Consultation appointment."
Gregory Masceri (Remax/First Realty): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Greece, NY Gregory Masceri (Remax/First Realty) said almost 11 years ago,
"The #1 rated real estate agent in Greece NY by Active Rain!!"
Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA,  480-540-8100 (Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC): Real Estate Agent in Camas, WA Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100 (Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC) said almost 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain has been an integral part of my success in real estate. I have not only learned much, and had response on the ads I post on ActiveReai but I can also link a real life buyer and commission to ActiveRain. I had a buyer call me and tell me that he read all of my blogs as well as many other agent's blogs on ActiveRain and he wanted to hire me! He bought one of my listings a few months later. Currently I am working with another buyer that got my information from ActiveRain. Blogging works, have fun with it!"
Brandon Watson, Short Sale Expert (Team Sandy Blanton Realty, Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Pensacola, FL Brandon Watson, Short Sale Expert (Team Sandy Blanton Realty, Inc.) said almost 11 years ago,
"I've received several referrals from the ActiveRain network and I look forward to many more! I appreciate all business opportunities sent my way and look forward to EARNING your business and referrals. Call me 850-525-3692 or email BWatson@TSBRealEstate.com"
Mindy Sturm, Broker/Owner (Premier Mountain Properties Crested Butte, Colorado): Real Estate Agent in Crested Butte, CO Mindy Sturm, Broker/Owner (Premier Mountain Properties Crested Butte, Colorado) said almost 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain has assisted us in being more successful with newsletters and blogging! Thanks! We am looking forward to learning more! Thanks to everyone on the site for sharing great information."
Meredith Kurz - Long Island Homes for Sale (RE/MAX Signature Real Estate ): Real Estate Agent in Stony Brook, NY Meredith Kurz - Long Island Homes for Sale (RE/MAX Signature Real Estate ) said about 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain is a professional resource for active, lifelong learners. I hope to enrich the population online in any way I can, and in return I obtain useful, timely information."
Greg Cavaiani (Response Realtors): Real Estate Agent in Eagle, WI Greg Cavaiani (Response Realtors) said about 11 years ago,
"My introduction to Active Rain has been very rewarding. I started a new company in December after many years of our team being affiliated with a large traditional company. I understood the importance of internet strength as it pertains to engine searches and primarily Google. With in weeks of blogging about our community, real estate thoughts, advertising listings and commenting on other interestinig blogs, our Google presents exploded. I am very excited, an anxious, to see how our new company takes off in 2009 through this wonderful avenue.
Sincerely,
Greg Cavaiani
Cavaiani Team of Response Realtors"
Scott Kniskern (Rogers Realty & Auction): Real Estate Agent in Mount Airy, NC Scott Kniskern (Rogers Realty & Auction) said about 11 years ago,
"Although I have just recently started blogging on ActiveRain, I can already tell some great benefits of being on here. I have a link on Facebook that directs people back here to my blogs. Many people have commented about them and think that it is a very cool thing to do. Since there are not many real estate agents in this area who are doing this, hopefully it will allow me to be considered a step above the rest."
Donna Miller (Blairfield Realty): Real Estate Agent in Austin, TX Donna Miller (Blairfield Realty) said about 11 years ago,
"I've just signed on to Active Rain for the first time. I am very excited to be involved in this online, real estate community. I look forward to learning and sharing ideas with other real estate professionals. I am also hoping to expand my referral network. Please feel free to email or call me if you know anyone that might be interested in real estate in Austin or Dallas/Fort Worth. I am most interested in connecting with other agents in Texas and California. It will be interesting to see how this works out!"
Joe Ellis (VanDyk Mortgage): Mortgage and Lending in Poplar Grove, IL Joe Ellis (VanDyk Mortgage) said about 11 years ago,
"Probably one of my most memorable stories is a referral I received just last month. Two young people came in to apply for a mortgage. As it turned out the parents of the young lady told them to see me for their home mortgage. I helped the parents get their mortgage 15 years ago, 1995. So I turned to my credenza and pulled out the original application with the parents names on it. They couldn't believe it. The young lady told the parents later that day and commented on how the application was done by hand and the paper had slightly yellowed from age.

This has to be one of the best compliments I have ever received."