ActiveRain Success Stories

Shawn Taylor (GLG Realty): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Hayden Lake, ID Shawn Taylor (GLG Realty) said over 12 years ago,
"I was on a listing appointment and was discussing the value of blogging. The client was skeptical, so I had them google their neighborhood, and lo and behold, right there on the first page of google was a link to my blog entry about their neighborhood. That got us into a discussion about hyper-local and grabbing the buyers who were ready to write offers. Needless to say they became converts to the value of blogging and my listing approach, and I got the listing."
afina madrid: Services for Real Estate Pros in East Otto, NY afina madrid said over 12 years ago,
"Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny."
The Robert and Brian Team - Santa Clarita Real Estate (Realty Executives in Santa Clarita): Real Estate Agent in Santa Clarita, CA The Robert and Brian Team - Santa Clarita Real Estate (Realty Executives in Santa Clarita) said over 12 years ago,
"I started blogging on active rain in late 2006. ActiveRain was an infant back then...I think. Since I started blogging consistently here on "AR", I have had a BOOM in my team's on-line business. Now, we also have a very user and SEO friendly main real estate website, but it's been the blogging that has inspired our other successes. It's from ActiveRain that I've been able to learn so much from my fellow colleagues. It's my ActiveRain blog posts that I posted years ago...that still show up for some very popular Google searches in our area, on the first page. Now that's some Google "Juice".

Well after our start with blogging on AR, we also created a WP blog of our own. We update both to this day regularly. But, no matter how hard I try, it seems as if our AR content lasts longer in the search engines.

Without any print marketing, we have become one of the areas top real estate teams. This is due in large part, to our beginnings and current stay, on ActiveRain."
Lee Moore Sr. (Remax Integrity Realtors): Real Estate Agent in Peoria, AZ Lee Moore Sr. (Remax Integrity Realtors) said over 12 years ago,
"I just recently signed up for Active Rain, and from what I can see this is a great tool for mixing it up, and networking with other professional Realtors. I'll add my success story later and am looking forward to a good story! Lee Sr."
Shari Bernard (Twin Valley Homes,LLC): Real Estate Agent in Midlothian, VA Shari Bernard (Twin Valley Homes,LLC) said over 12 years ago,
"I love the fact that you can get referrals from ACTIVERAIN!"
Nancy Alert (RE/MAX Allegiance): Real Estate Agent in Arlington, VA Nancy Alert (RE/MAX Allegiance) said over 12 years ago,
"Just from being on Active Rain a lender referred a buyer to me whom I found a townhouse for in Woodbridge and the buyer has sinced referred 3 or 4 clients to me."
Alex Hillier (Practical Real Estate Marketing): Services for Real Estate Pros in Las Vegas, NV Alex Hillier (Practical Real Estate Marketing) said over 12 years ago,
"I attended my first RainCamp in Las Vegas on April 1, 2010 - no joke. Really...I did. I loved it! I really enjoyed the gathering afterward and listening to everyone talk about their businesses."
Carissa Acker (Real Estate by Design with Keller Williams Realty): Real Estate Agent in Denton, TX Carissa Acker (Real Estate by Design with Keller Williams Realty) said over 12 years ago,
"Not only have I learned a lot about blogging and even Real Estate, but I've made some great business contacts and personal friends with Active Rain. The thing I enjoy most about it, believe it or not, is not the homes I've sold as a direct result of my Active Rain blogging, but rather the opportunity to express myself and learn a little bit more about my fellow Realtors."
Jim Cottam (Keller-Williams): Real Estate Agent in Asheville, NC Jim Cottam (Keller-Williams) said over 12 years ago,
"Jim Cottam worked with us for nearly 3 years to find a very specific type of property for a small non-profit school. It was quite a challenge to find real estate that would fit our particular needs of location, acreage, and price. Throughout the process, Jim was patient and thorough, keeping us constantly updated on available lots and buildings. In addition, Jim researched the feasibility of each lot with city and county offices. He set up and wouldn’t find the right lot, Jim was persistent and encouraging. He went above and beyond attended meetings with myself and planning officials. Even when we thought we his role of realtor. We are excited to have acquired the property to suit our needs, and we truly enjoyed the process of working with Jim.

Carol Craig"
"As soon as I have one, I am going to put it right here! In the meantime, thanks for the web space and e-marketing opportunity."
Andrew Haslett, Heartland of Kentuckynulls, Best Home Inspector (Van Warren Home Inspections, NAHI CRI): Home Inspector in Fort Knox, KY Andrew Haslett, Heartland of Kentuckynulls, Best Home Inspector (Van Warren Home Inspections, NAHI CRI) said over 12 years ago,
"Wow! I just did a search on the two most common Google search requests I could think someone might use. For "home inspector" I was 3, 5, and 7 positions. For "radon" I was first, and second!!!"
Linda Cassidy (Illustrated Properties - Exclusive Properties Division): Real Estate Agent in Tequesta, FL Linda Cassidy (Illustrated Properties - Exclusive Properties Division) said over 12 years ago,
"Having forgotten my ActiveRain account, I am now a convert since receiving two referrals in quick succession from my data posted here! Ran to immediately update all contact info here and now will investigate how to best use this site with my social media and web accounts! Thank you ActiveRain!"
Aspen Luxury Rentals (Aspen Luxury Rentals): Real Estate Agent in Aspen, CO Aspen Luxury Rentals (Aspen Luxury Rentals) said over 12 years ago,
"Providing the most spectacular Aspen rentals for any vacation you'll never forget. Choose the best from our selection of luxury rentals and discover your perfect Aspen home away from home."
manal tawd: Real Estate Agent in Kodiak, AK manal tawd said over 12 years ago,
"If you are foolish and think that a pill is actually going to "Melt" off your belly fat,then go waste some more money on bogus"fat burner"pills...

But if you're ready to try something totally different that actually WORKS to burn off stubborn body fat in a smart, healthy way and permanently."
Terri Sheppard (RE/MAX Village Properties): Real Estate Agent in Danvers, MA Terri Sheppard (RE/MAX Village Properties) said over 12 years ago,
"None yet - I'm new, so hopefully soon!"
Randy French (Stylecraft Builders, Inc.): Home Builder in College Station, TX Randy French (Stylecraft Builders, Inc.) said over 12 years ago,
"As the Brazos Valleys largest homebuilder, Stylecraft Builders delivers a quality home at an exceptional value. The principles of style and value that drive our company are to provide more home for less money. The true measure of our success is the hundreds of satisfied customers we can point to over our more than twenty years of service to the area. With a mission statement driven by the golden rule our goal is to match you with the home that best meets your needs. In order to do this, we first meet with you to discuss our various neighborhoods, floorplans, price ranges and options. Then, we work together to match you to that perfect home. Throughout this process we will answer all of your questions and even help arrange a custom financing plan through our in house mortgage company. At Stylecraft Builders we strive to distinguish ourselves and our homes through our dedication to service, style and value. Come see us and we think you will agree.

Randy French, President, has been in the homebuilding industry since 1986. Randy was born and raised in Bryan/College Station. During his college years, he helped run this family's child care centers, known as French's Schools. In 1982, the French family sold the five commercial child care centers to Kindercare.

A native of Bryan, Randy earned his BBA at Sam Houston State University in 1978. Randy has owned and operated Stylecraft Builders, Inc. and watched his business grow from four homes a year to 200.

Stylecraft has been the largest homebuilder in B/CS for the past decade. Randy has served on numerous boards, church organizations and other community projects. He and his wife Cheryl are the proud parents of 6 children."
abc - MN Real Estate Go-To Girl (EXIT Realty Nexus): Real Estate Agent in Fridley, MN abc - MN Real Estate Go-To Girl (EXIT Realty Nexus) said over 12 years ago,
"ActiveRain has provided me with the opportunity to keep up on my writing skills. In addition to being a Minnesota Realtor, I am an author-in-process and a speaker-in-process. I find this a wonderful place to keep up with some fantastic and amazing people."
Nastassja Cloughen (Valet Real Estate Services ): Services for Real Estate Pros in Orange, CA Nastassja Cloughen (Valet Real Estate Services ) said over 12 years ago,
"I'm still waiting for my Active Rain success story to happen, but I am optimistic! My broker, Vic Steele, checks in with Active Rain several times a day and I can see the positive effect it has had on his business. I know that as I embrace the community, my Public Relations business will encounter many new opportunities with Active Rain!"
Chris Ward (Eagle Realty): Real Estate Broker/Owner in North Myrtle Beach, SC Chris Ward (Eagle Realty) said over 12 years ago,
"Active Rain has proven to be on the leading edge of BLOG and SEO submission. It also is a great network of Real Estate Industry leading professionals across the country that make for great contacts and business refferal sources."
Linu Abraham, ABR, SFR (Rockland county Real Estate LLC): Services for Real Estate Pros in Nanuet, NY Linu Abraham, ABR, SFR (Rockland county Real Estate LLC) said over 12 years ago,
"I recently had a client who wanted to sell a house in Maryland. I just posted the referral on Active rain and within in 10 minutes I got a call from an agent from Maryland. Infact I got several calls and emails after that. I never thought that it will be that easy."