ActiveRain Success Stories

Corry  Organ (Trophy Class Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Ludington, MI Corry Organ (Trophy Class Real Estate) said over 11 years ago,
"Less than a month after joining ActiveRain I was contacted by a buyer requesting my services to help them find a home. Not only did they become a client but also a good friend.
ActiveRain is a wonderful source for finding both customers and clients!"
Karen A. Bonitto (M.J.& Associates Realestate): Real Estate Agent in Hingham, MA Karen A. Bonitto (M.J.& Associates Realestate) said over 11 years ago,
"I am learning so much from reading blogs on ActiveRain. I receive such good, informative information. ActiveRain members share their expierences, their ideas, and their compliments with others. ActiveRain has been an encouragement to me and my realestate business. I look forward to getting my special AR emails of those AR'ers that I have subscribed too. All the knowledge out there it's for the taking, to gleen from and then with a grateful heart run with it. Use that knowledge and grow and shine."
Absolute Advantage Real Estate Consultants (Absolute Advantage Real Estate Consultants): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Palm Coast, FL Absolute Advantage Real Estate Consultants (Absolute Advantage Real Estate Consultants) said over 11 years ago,
"Activerain is an important part of our Communications System"
Patricia (PAT) Settar (Prudentia Fox & Roach Realtors): Real Estate Agent in Mullica Hill, NJ Patricia (PAT) Settar (Prudentia Fox & Roach Realtors) said over 11 years ago,
"I'm thrilled with the incredible amount of outstanding professionals that can be found on ActiveRain. It's like having your own resource of unlimited knowledge, experience, great tech tips and oh so much humor!"
Tisha Lawrence, South Metro Atlanta Agent 470-239-0330 (Maximum One Realty-Fayette-Henry-Clayton-Fulton): Real Estate Agent in Fayetteville, GA Tisha Lawrence, South Metro Atlanta Agent 470-239-0330 (Maximum One Realty-Fayette-Henry-Clayton-Fulton) said over 11 years ago,
"I have received two short sale referral listings. I am happy to announce we closed both properties in April and July."
Bonner Thomason, CRS, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Keller Williams Realty): Real Estate Agent in Kernersville, NC Bonner Thomason, CRS, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Keller Williams Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"Activerain has become a great resource on solutions for my Real Estate business. Rather it a problem with the internet or a situation with an appraisal, there is an outlet and room for disscusion."
Michael Plummer (WYNN Realty Group): Services for Real Estate Pros in Las Vegas, NV Michael Plummer (WYNN Realty Group) said over 11 years ago,
"Since joining AR, I have enjoyed all of the blogs and points of view and has helped me tremendously in the understanding of the constant changes that occur from a peers perspective."
Russell Benson, We'd love to close your deal at Old Republic! (Old Republic Title): Title Insurance in Norman, OK Russell Benson, We'd love to close your deal at Old Republic! (Old Republic Title) said over 11 years ago,
"My AR success story has really been about the knowledge I have gained by posting and blogging and by reading the various posts from the AR members and staff. I have really come to enjoy and look forward to my time on AR. Thanks!"
Alicia M. Croston (Keller Williams): Real Estate Agent in Fredericksburg, VA Alicia M. Croston (Keller Williams) said over 11 years ago,
"I am a newbie to Active Rain, so encourage me along. Who knows what I'll write about so right now "its about the journey.""
Randall Sandin, 843-209-9667 - Search for Charleston SC Real Estate (Carolina One Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Charleston, SC Randall Sandin, 843-209-9667 - Search for Charleston SC Real Estate (Carolina One Real Estate) said over 11 years ago,
"After a few months of blogging, I received my first referral fro another agent which turned into a sale and is now leading to additional sales from that person and referrals from that buyer. Hoping to send lots of referrals and get lots of referrals in 2010!!"
Syreeta Saunders, Keys, MBA (Keller Williams Realty Centre): Real Estate Agent in Columbia, MD Syreeta Saunders, Keys, MBA (Keller Williams Realty Centre) said over 11 years ago,
"What can we say? We started using AR for our Maryland business and it REALLY works. When you really study the system and apply the principles you can effortlessly get to the top of Google searches on demand. Of course you have to stay vigilant because there are many motivated agents in your market but AR has served us so well we opened a 2nd account for our Connecticut practice."
Wendy Mistelbacher - Stage in Style (Stage in Style): Home Stager in Newmarket, ON Wendy Mistelbacher - Stage in Style (Stage in Style) said over 11 years ago,
"I have found a wealth of information on ActiveRain to market Stage in Style. Now if there were only 48 hours in the day, I would have time to implement them all."
Nikie Glasbrenner (RE/MAX Homes Center): Real Estate Agent in Platte City, MO Nikie Glasbrenner (RE/MAX Homes Center) said over 11 years ago,
"I completed a referral for a listing in May 2009 and closed it July 2009. The referring agent and homeowners were great to work with on getting the transaction closed. My connection was through Active Rain."
John D'Arpino (Advanced Home Inspections): Home Inspector in Rochester, NY John D'Arpino (Advanced Home Inspections) said over 11 years ago,
"When one starts out in business, the initial effort often seems to be an uphill climb, AND IT IS.

Everyone started out as a "rookie". The business basics are always important...education of the market place, honesty, ability to adjust, customer service and unwavering faith that what your doing is the right thing. The "old days" of reaching customers on a minimal budget was done within the framework of a neighborhood or personal circle of friends.

ActiveRain allows not only today's "rookie" but the seasoned veteran to reach THOUSANDS at once. There are a lot of smart, hard working people out there but if you're not using EVERY resource that at your disposal, then you're going get lost in the market place abyss. ActiveRain has put us in a position of tremondous exposure to those needing our services and we feel very fortunate. Not sure where to start let us know and we'll pull aboard....there's plenty of business to go around."
Rose Catinella (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Coral Springs, FL Rose Catinella (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc.) said over 11 years ago,
"Active Rain allows me to stay in touch with a powerful Real Estate Community."
Nicholas Bush (Keller Williams Realty): Real Estate Agent in Knoxville, TN Nicholas Bush (Keller Williams Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"First I will say that my success story is still pending for Real Estate. However I feel that I am already successful in the amount of support that I have found here on Active Rain. I am a new agent that has not had time to do any Real Estate work. I received my license and worked for a few months with another agent at my brokerage when the army called me back to active duty to go to Iraq. Now here I am sitting in Iraq trying to find a way to prepare myself for my career when I return. Eventually while searching I found Active Rain. I placed a profile on here, placed a blog and what do you know. Within one week of my post I already have a great group of people willing to help out in any way possible. I have not seen such good support in any organization that I have belonged too, and that is saying alot.
My success so far is that I found the best support group possible on the web. Because of them my motivation has returned, I am making great strides on preparing myself for my return, and I feel that I will be able to hit the ground running. I do not fear what will happen with my career becuase of the wonderful support that is behind me. THANK YOU ACTIVE RAIN."
Eric Strong (Strong Realty): Real Estate Agent in Binghamton, NY Eric Strong (Strong Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain is a great tool that helps us share information our with our clients and community. It continues to demonstrate how creative and successful you can be once you harness all the right tools while focusing on your clients. Give it a try and remain passionate about your service!"
Jeff Colby, President/CEO (OmniQuest Media Labs - Obeo Distributor): Services for Real Estate Pros in Omaha, NE Jeff Colby, President/CEO (OmniQuest Media Labs - Obeo Distributor) said over 11 years ago,
"I'm fairly new to ActiveRain but if I had to mention a success story at this point, I would have to say the open welcome from the AR community. I've had people introduce themselves and offer assistance in a number of ways. So far AR has been an experience that is hard to to find on other similar sites.

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!"
Shannon Aldrich, NH & Maine Real Estate Seacoast (Keller Williams Coastal Realty): Real Estate Agent in Rye, NH Shannon Aldrich, NH & Maine Real Estate Seacoast (Keller Williams Coastal Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"Thanks to Active Rain I have been featured in articles in the Wall Street Journal, Business NH Magazine and Marketwatch.com."
Mike Reece (Crye-Leike Blue Skies Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Jackson, TN Mike Reece (Crye-Leike Blue Skies Real Estate) said over 11 years ago,
"I wanted to thank Tammy and David, this couple came to me and wanted to buy a home, we looked and looked, David worked out of town therefore it was up to Tammy to find the right home, after several weeks of looking we found what she liked, then we sent lots of pictures to David, he agreed and I sent paperwork to him to get the process started, the offer was agreed upon, then David came in and saw the home, he was also happy with it and we started to move forward, after a short time they begin to wonder if this was the right thing for them and canceled on the deal, which also meant they would forfeit their earnest money, I figured after loosing their money I would never hear from them again, but in a few months my phone rang and it was David, they had decided they were ready to buy, long story short, we found them a home and they are very happy with their purchase. I guess my concern was with them loosing their money they would be upset with me, but if you treat people right, give them good service and be up front and honest with them, they will continue to trust you. Going in to the other transaction I had told them how everything worked and bottom line, there were no surprises"