ActiveRain Success Stories

Jennifer Ricco, CDPE, PSC, e-PRO, Retired LAPD (Keller Williams VIP Properties): Real Estate Agent in Valencia, CA Jennifer Ricco, CDPE, PSC, e-PRO, Retired LAPD (Keller Williams VIP Properties) said about 11 years ago,
"I have had great success with ActiveRain as another way to reach out to those seeking real estate knowledge. The blogs that I consistantly write and post continue to educate both home buyers and home sellers. I don't just talk about Santa Clarita's beautiful surroundings but go into depth about the current real estate market. My goal is to provide value and education to anyone who reads my blogs. Other real estate professionals from around the country take the time to read and comment on my blogs and have referred their clients to me through ActiveRain."
Evelyn Zebro, Asheville NC Real Estate Broker (Beverly-Hanks & Associates): Real Estate Agent in Asheville, NC Evelyn Zebro, Asheville NC Real Estate Broker (Beverly-Hanks & Associates) said about 11 years ago,
"I just got my second Featured Blog Post - and I know AR's fellow Rainmakers, Groups and especially Active Rain University is the reason why. Everything you need to know about internet marketing, blogging, and the ins & outs of real estate IS ALL HERE in one easy place. I'm having a ball on AR - Definitely worth the small investment."
Tatsiana Hladkaya (SIB Realty): Real Estate Agent in Sunny Isles Beach, FL Tatsiana Hladkaya (SIB Realty) said about 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain helps us with marketing, can learn from members a lot. We sold a few units to customers - they found us at ActiveRain."
Anna Reznik Realtor Sunny Isles Beach Winston Towers (SIB Realty): Real Estate Agent in Sunny Isles Beach, FL Anna Reznik Realtor Sunny Isles Beach Winston Towers (SIB Realty) said about 11 years ago,
"Most of our buyers, sellers, tennats search online for the properties. ActiveRain one of the most powerful source!
We have phone calls every day, many of the potential customers found us on ActiveRain.
Thank you, ActiveRain. We are proud to be a part of this amazing network- ActiveRain."
305.931.6931 SIB Realty (SIB Realty): Real Estate Agent in Sunny Isles, FL 305.931.6931 SIB Realty (SIB Realty) said about 11 years ago,
"All our customers search for a new home online. ActiveRain helps a lot. Thank you, ActiveRain."
Meredith Tanguay (Keller Williams Realty - Exclusive Homes Group): Real Estate Agent in Ipswich, MA Meredith Tanguay (Keller Williams Realty - Exclusive Homes Group) said about 11 years ago,
"Networked with some great professionals. Traded creative ideas. Met great clients and friends."
Don Wixom, "Looking out for your next move..."tm (RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID): Real Estate Agent in Nampa, ID Don Wixom, "Looking out for your next move..."tm (RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID) said about 11 years ago,
"I guess it was February of 2008; I posted a blog about being dependent on technology because my Palm Treo phone had just had a glitch. I was surprised to get a call from Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate.

Jason begin to tell me he had the same problem with his phone & instructed me how to fix it by using the edge of a credit card to clean around the screen edges where dust, etc. might be.

Low & behold, it worked & it saved me from waiting the entire weekend to get a new phone and feeling handicapped.

Active Rain has helped me stay on the cutting edge with technology and Internet marketing. I have made new friends and met hundreds of associates! I look forward to more successes in the Rain!"
Daphne Thomas (Century 21 Prestige Properties): Real Estate Agent in Upland, CA Daphne Thomas (Century 21 Prestige Properties) said about 11 years ago,
"I started Active Rain today, a staff member called me back with in 2 minutes of my botching my input to (active rain). He was wonderful and understood that a Boomer is not a gen x er and assisted me with the input so I might be able to encourage you to step up to the plate and join( active rain) Talk to me when you can."
LINDA FRANKS (Crye-Leike Realtors): Real Estate Agent in Marion, AR LINDA FRANKS (Crye-Leike Realtors) said about 11 years ago,
"I haven't experienced a real success story being a member of Active Rain, however I am rewarded personally by getting a chance to interact with other agents and gaining knowledge about the different market places in our country. I like to hear about their experiences whether it be a bad market,slow market,good or great market! This is better than any course I could take to become informed about "what to do in the hard times" in our
industry!!"
Kathy Ng (Cedar Realty Services): Real Estate Agent in Philadelphia, PA Kathy Ng (Cedar Realty Services) said about 11 years ago,
"I can't believe I didn't sign up earlier. A lot of ActiveRain information is very valuable when I tried to make my real estate website. Can't wait to learn more from others!"
Pierre Chan (Dexter Credit Union): Mortgage and Lending in Providence, RI Pierre Chan (Dexter Credit Union) said about 11 years ago,
"After a few months of being able to blog, establish myself, and commincate with others in the Active Rain Community, I have been able to build my network! Networking is the key to success! I have been able to reach out to other Real Estate Professionals that I would probably never if it were not for Active Rain! By having a stronger network, I am able to have a larger view on market conditions and trends which helps out with my job as well as a mortgage originator. Being in the mortgage industry, I can tell how long it is taking to close a loan... in this market, it also depends on the sellers bank if it is short sale or forclosure!

Through this relationship, I was able to refer a couple clients, and they referred some to me! Through this relationship, you can see how another really operates and build trust to take care of your clients. This is a very important advantage. Who would want to have someone take care of your customer without knowing how they operate? Its all about trust and customer care right?"
Jim Straughan, Broker of Record London Ont Realtor o (Aros Realty  Ltd Brokerage): Real Estate Broker/Owner in London, ON Jim Straughan, Broker of Record London Ont Realtor o (Aros Realty Ltd Brokerage) said about 11 years ago,
"I have met a number of new clients thru active rain and made numerous contacts with fellow realtors ."
Joseph Keech (Blue Atlantic Properties): Real Estate Agent in Leland, NC Joseph Keech (Blue Atlantic Properties) said about 11 years ago,
"I joined ActiveRain last year. I signed up, put my name and website info, and forgot about it. It wasn't until about two months ago that I came back and became a lot more interested. I kept coming across AR on the internet in search engine results. I had also been working on internet lead generation and had been struggling to find a good system that would work for me. As I started looking deeper, I found an amazing reservoir of knowledge shared by other agents across the country that had been blogged about on AR. I am an individual broker that doesn't work in a large office where people share ideas, so this was an awesome thing! I was contacted by AR about becoming a Rainmaker. I chose to do this and have been very satisfied. My posts really do rank quickly! I am showing up on Google and Yahoo with the words I want people to find me by. I feel like I'm just beginning here and look forward to the business that will come my way because of AR. I would certainly recommend it for everyone!"
Pam Yungblut (Senter, Realtors): Real Estate Agent in Abilene, TX Pam Yungblut (Senter, Realtors) said about 11 years ago,
"I have seen my traffic increase from the internet due to ActiveRain."
Keith Bliss (Kirk Realty Group): Real Estate Agent in Fishers, IN Keith Bliss (Kirk Realty Group) said about 11 years ago,
"I have just joined up on active rain within the past month and I have moved up from 222 to 66 in Hamilton county , not bad for a rookie who's Real estate teacher said I barely skimmed by to pass."
Carrie Fancher (Centerline Homes): Real Estate Agent in Winter Garden, FL Carrie Fancher (Centerline Homes) said about 11 years ago,
"This is such a great resource for Realtors and other Real Estate Professionals. I'm looking forward to making many great connections!"
Eileen M. Winfrey (Centerline Homes): Real Estate Agent in Orlando, FL Eileen M. Winfrey (Centerline Homes) said about 11 years ago,
"Active Rain Lets me network with other Real Estate Professionals and potential buyers as well. I can also relay current community information to all who follow me very easily."
Carol Marino (Centerline Homes): Real Estate Agent in Longwood, FL Carol Marino (Centerline Homes) said about 11 years ago,
"This is such a great networking tool. I'm pretty new to AR but can see the long term benefits already!"
Sharyon Neilen (Centerline Homes): Services for Real Estate Pros in Longwood, FL Sharyon Neilen (Centerline Homes) said about 11 years ago,
"Active Rain is a great resource to network with local real estate agents. It also provides a venue for posting listings and is a great tool for learning more about the market."
Alan Habel, Waterfront Specialty (Reach for Montana Realty, LLC): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Kalispell, MT Alan Habel, Waterfront Specialty (Reach for Montana Realty, LLC) said about 11 years ago,
"I did not think there was much to this Active Rain type of thing until another Realtor really took me by the hand and told me what I should be doing. You know what the first thing he told me to do. You got it, get on Active Rain and get your profile and blogging going on. Ever since, I have gained many friends and associates to want to be a part of. In a very real sense, I have found a family. Now that to me is a success story in and of itself. If has also been a great resource to look up on some professional topics the knowledge I have needed all along. Now, that really is the usefulness here in terms of it being very rewarding professionally, in building my skills and knowledge base. This constitutes a real live success story. Anybody now interested in Kalispell Montana real estate?"