ActiveRain Success Stories

NominoData LLC announces CheckForRisk Empowering Real Estate Professionals (Discover Risk Exposure of Individuals or Business Entities ): Services for Real Estate Pros in Incline Village, NV NominoData LLC announces CheckForRisk Empowering Real Estate Professionals (Discover Risk Exposure of Individuals or Business Entities ) said over 11 years ago,
"One of my ActiveRain Success stories will be when we announce the winner of the World Class California Wine Country Extravaganza for two."
Erik Kobley (Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Long Beach, NY Erik Kobley (Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate) said over 11 years ago,
"People find me on Active Rain. They call me and I get them a home or sell their property. I can do rentals, too. You will not be disappointed."
Terry McDonald The McDonald Group, Brokers NC/ SC (TerryMcDonaldRealEstate.com, LLC): Real Estate Agent in Charlotte, NC Terry McDonald The McDonald Group, Brokers NC/ SC (TerryMcDonaldRealEstate.com, LLC) said over 11 years ago,
"My first AR real lead, turned prospect, turned sale was for $1.4M. It closed in July of 2008. No kidding."
Mike Perretta (INTEGRITY LOAN MODIFICATIONS INC.): Mortgage and Lending in Las Vegas, NV Mike Perretta (INTEGRITY LOAN MODIFICATIONS INC.) said over 11 years ago,
"I have used ActiveRain for years and have been able to build a network of hundreds of Mortgage Brokers,RE Agents and many Clients along the way. I was able to gain a Client who needed HARD MONEY for a Bio Desiel Project 2 years ago for $66.6 mm. It was 100% funded and The 2 points commission and the friendship was very much excepted. I now have a friend for life."
Shane Calder, Logan Utah Real Estate (Cornerstone RE): Real Estate Agent in Logan, UT Shane Calder, Logan Utah Real Estate (Cornerstone RE) said over 11 years ago,
"I have been a member of ActiveRain for over a year now. I am really starting to see the success coming in. One of my friends from high school saw my blog after doing a search on Google. His little sister is moving to Logan and asked him if he knew a realtor here in Cache Valley! I am now helping her to buy a home! Thank you Active Rain!"
Jason Darko- Tile and Grout, Tile and Grout Cleaning and Sealing- Georgia (Zilliant Innovations - Tile*Stone*Grout:Clean, Seal, Repair): Home Builder in Alpharetta, GA Jason Darko- Tile and Grout, Tile and Grout Cleaning and Sealing- Georgia (Zilliant Innovations - Tile*Stone*Grout:Clean, Seal, Repair) said over 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain has given us the ability to share our unique service with others. Many Realtors do not realize that we can make tile, stone, and grout look brand new again at a fraction of the cost and in a one day process without replacing the tile. ActiveRain lets everyone share their information and tips which has been great for us. We not only have educated others on our services but we have also learned a lot by other members' postings. We look forward to working with other ActiveRain members and saving them time and money. ~Zilliant Innovations Tile*Stone*Grout"
Home Trek Realty (Home Trek Realty, LLC): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Rego Park, NY Home Trek Realty (Home Trek Realty, LLC) said over 11 years ago,
"The blogs and real estate opinions are invaluable. On more than one occasion we have referred a client to a pertinent blog posting and it has aided us in helping them with their particular problem or challenge."
Hannah Fliegel (Marin Credit Repair): Services for Real Estate Pros in Corte Madera, CA Hannah Fliegel (Marin Credit Repair) said over 11 years ago,
"In 2007 a homeowner attended one of my workshops with a subprime loan that had just reset and the payment was unaffordable. They signed up for a short sale and the property was sold in 4 months. They found a "rent to own" home that they moved into. After 6 months of good payments the tenant-buyers approached the owner and asked him if he would consider seller financing? The seller spoke with his accountant and realized that through an installment sale the seller would maximize profits and minimize taxes, exactly what he was trying to achieve.
This family was able to return to homeownership in less than 1 year after their short sale. By executing the short sale this family proved that they took responsibility and got out of a debt they could not afford in a "responsible" way. The seller was comfortable with this arrangement. But wait theirs more....

The family that returned to homeownership wanted to do this for other families. By the end of 2009 they were able to save up enough cash to purchase a property and then sell it to another family who had just completed a short sale. I call this investing on "Main Street" not "Wall Street""
Christine Khoury: Real Estate Agent in Chapel Hill, NC Christine Khoury said over 11 years ago,
"I've been in touch with several other agents on ActiveRain and found it to be beneficial."
Debbie Fiskum, Perfect Home Staging - The Home Decor Genie (Perfect Transformations Home Staging): Home Stager in Denver, CO Debbie Fiskum, Perfect Home Staging - The Home Decor Genie (Perfect Transformations Home Staging) said over 11 years ago,
"Since being on AR, I've hooked up with DCB Services, LLC ( http://www.DCBservicesPropertyMgmt.com) . Cathy and David Burkhart own this property management company that does SO much more!!! They are the premier management company in Denver! They also do "make ready cleans" and that means they get your rental (or for sale) cleaned up, repaired, and ready to move-into! They're very picky!"
Joseph S. Ortega, Connecting buyers & sellers for over a decade. (keller Williams DTC): Real Estate Agent in Centennial, CO Joseph S. Ortega, Connecting buyers & sellers for over a decade. (keller Williams DTC) said over 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain is a great networking tool."
Tamara Lynch (M/I Homes): Home Builder in Charlotte, NC Tamara Lynch (M/I Homes) said over 11 years ago,
"I just joined this morning and received two referrals within minutes!! Yay:)"
Raquel Ireta (REMAX en Espanol en Canada - Inmobiliaria en Canada): Real Estate Sales Representative in Ottawa, ON Raquel Ireta (REMAX en Espanol en Canada - Inmobiliaria en Canada) said over 11 years ago,
"Este vinculo informativo me permite comunicarme con la comunidad hispana en Canada y asesorarlos en el mercado inmobiliario y ofrecer una buena orientacion para un buen comienzo y nueva vida en este pais."
Amber Martines (Intero Real Estate Services): Real Estate Agent in San Jose, CA Amber Martines (Intero Real Estate Services) said over 11 years ago,
"Active Rain is a community I turn to when I am in need of answers. The most beautiful part about Active Rain is the folks who write and respond are happy to share, thus creating reciprocity in their own lives as they benefit others too. As a wise quote once was made, "One truly can not help others without helping themselves". Our industry is meant to be shared; the time and the technology have made this a reality and have made my career and aspirations into a life long learning adventure! I'm thankful to be apart of something so wonderful and expansive."
James Salas,, CRS (E Realty International): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Key Biscayne, FL James Salas,, CRS (E Realty International) said over 11 years ago,
"Active Rain is amazing because it opened the world of networking and brainstorming with true real estate professionals. I have implemented many of the tips and ideas that I pick up on a daily basis just by keeping in touch with other members. At first it takes a little effort but you will reap the rewards soon enough."
Andy Johnson (InterCoastal Net Designs): Services for Real Estate Pros in Ocean Isle Beach, NC Andy Johnson (InterCoastal Net Designs) said over 11 years ago,
"Been making TONS of great friends on here! It really is a small world."
Mike Grigg, AARE, BAS (Elite Auctions): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Bakersfield, CA Mike Grigg, AARE, BAS (Elite Auctions) said over 11 years ago,
"I received a lead to conduct a real estate auction in California from a prospect in Pittsburg. Active Rain is great because it allows people that would otherwise not be able to meet, to get in contact with each other and make things happen. Also, I began advertising as a sponsor on Activerain and my website started generating a lot of leads. I think ActiveRain is a great tool for online, real estate advertising."
Stephanie Cook-Plural, Interior Design (Plural Interior Design): Home Stager in Irvine, CA Stephanie Cook-Plural, Interior Design (Plural Interior Design) said over 11 years ago,
"ActiveRain is amazing, Its great to be part of a community where people are driven and respectful. I have made some really good connections and enjoy reading all the wonderful feedback on my blogs.. It is also a good way to get your company noticed and pick up new clients as well. I look forward to future endeavors with ActiveRain and can't thank them enough for this unique site.

Sincerely,
Stephanie Cook
pluralid.com"
Lorrie Williams (Re/Max New Dimensions): Real Estate Agent in Tarpon Springs, FL Lorrie Williams (Re/Max New Dimensions) said over 11 years ago,
"THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO SEND YOU IDEAS AND BLOGG WITH OTHER REALTORS IN THE INDUSTRY"
Howard Dinits (Dinits Realty): Real Estate Agent in Kihei, HI Howard Dinits (Dinits Realty) said over 11 years ago,
"Since joining active rain I have made some fantastic friends. Shared ides and surprisingly I keep getting referrals. When you think Hawaii, Think Howard Dinits serving Maui and the Big Island."