ActiveRain Success Stories

Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell (Eau Claire Realty, Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Eau Claire, WI Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell (Eau Claire Realty, Inc.) said almost 12 years ago,
"I have received calls from all over the country because of my exposure on Active Rain."
Michael S. Mackey, REALTOR   ABR, CRS, GRI, RSPS (CENTURY 21 All Islands): Real Estate Agent in Mililani, HI Michael S. Mackey, REALTOR ABR, CRS, GRI, RSPS (CENTURY 21 All Islands) said almost 12 years ago,
"A few years ago, I had an investor client, who I will call Gary (not his real name), who kept me very, very busy. Over a period of about two years he purchased fourteen properties from me, plus gave me several referrals. He was a very young, successful person, and I like to think that besides the business relationship, we had become friends as well.

Then one day, one of his other friends, whom he had referred to me for business, decided he wanted to make an offer on an investment property. Now Gary had seen the property also, and decided that he should buy it. So here I was, representing two clients who both wanted to write an offer on the same property. I informed Gary that I needed to disclose to him that I would also be presenting an offer on that property for another client, meaning his friend. My disclosure was not that his friend was making the offer, but that I was representing another client's offering on that same property. Since we had all visited the property together, and for the first time, it was easy for Gary to put two and two together.

Gary's solution to this dilemna was simple. I should tell his friend that the property had accepted another offer and was sold. Then, I should write up his offer, and keep my mouth shut. Needless to say, I refused to violate the Code of Ethics, or to be part of such a despicable scheme. The situation got pretty ugly, and in the end, I have not spoken to or done business with Gary ever since that day.

Now for the success part. His former assistant, who has left his employ, never forgot that I acted honestly and ethically. She called me up out of the blue two years later (after seeing me on Active Rain) and listed two properties with me, which we sold successfully. She has written letters praising me, and referred other business to me as well.

The best part? I sleep well at night, knowing I have always done my best, and always choosing to do what is right."
James Dunn: Services for Real Estate Pros in Albuquerque, NM James Dunn said almost 12 years ago,
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Alita Credell (Keller Williams Select Realtors): Real Estate Agent in Belcamp, MD Alita Credell (Keller Williams Select Realtors) said almost 12 years ago,
"This is my third year as an Real Estate Agent and I have sold over thirty homes. What set me apart from other real estate Agents is the fact that I really care about your wants, needs, feeling and goals. Through hard work and persistance we will get you the deal of a lifetime."
Chris Horton (Horton's Lawn Care L.L.C.): Services for Real Estate Pros in Burton, MI Chris Horton (Horton's Lawn Care L.L.C.) said almost 12 years ago,
"ActiveRain has been a great source of online advertising for our small business."
Sandra George (ReMax Leading Edge): Real Estate Agent in Concord, NC Sandra George (ReMax Leading Edge) said almost 12 years ago,
"Not too long ago, I received a lead through our ReMax Mainstreet website. Now, I receive sometimes 5 or so of those leads a day--not all are legitimate, but I deligently respond to each and every one. I received this lead and emailed my offer of assistance, but received no response. However, the next day, I got the lead again. And the next, again. I knew this person was intentionally asking for me, but I couldn't get them to respond to my emails.
Finally, one Sunday afternoon I get a phone call. The woman calling sounded very young and had a very distinct accent and it was very hard for me to understand. I finally got it that she had found a house that she wanted to see. As the listing agent did not seem to be answering their phone on a Sunday afternoon, she called me because she had kept my number from my emails. At last--my mystery lead! Now, my policy is always to get people pre-approved or at least ask if they have been once we have established who I am working for, but for some reason I just listened to her. Maybe it was because she struggled so. Although she seemed rather evasive and very skittish, and against my better judgment, I agreed to meet her at this house and scheduled the appointment for about 3 hours later that afternoon. Before I had hung up the phone good from making the appointment, it rings again. This time it's a man. He also sounds young and has a very heavy accent and he talks so fast that I REALLY have a hard time understanding him! I finally get out of him that he is with the young woman that I had previously spoken with and they want to know if I can show them another house while we are out. I forgot to mention also that the whole time we are talking, every other sentence that he speaks is apologizing for "bothering" me. I agree to the 2nd house and again call to schedule. Immediately after hanging up again, the phone rings AGAIN! I'm thinking that "O.K. now that I've scheduled these two houses, they're calling me to cancel." I answer and sure enough, it's the young man again. He immediately starts with, "Ma'am, I'm sorry to bother you again, but we just wanted to say thank you for agreeing to meet us. I'm sorry to bother you, and we'll see you at the house at (whatever time we agreed to meet that day). Okey dokey then! More to come..........."
Peggy "PJ" Stock, Broker Salesperson (RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties): Real Estate Agent in Montville, NJ Peggy "PJ" Stock, Broker Salesperson (RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties) said almost 12 years ago,
"One of my most heartfelt experiences was entering the home of two sisters in their 80's living in a deteriorating home in horrid conditions. (house had to be torn down, it was so bad). Due to poor health one sister was able to move in with her nieces out of town, but the other living on a small social security check needed my help to find a new home. I was able to secure her an apt. which included helping her move in. (I received no fee, nor did I want one). I have to say they were the most thankful and I know without my help things would have turned out differently. This past year I was notified that one sister passed and that whenever she spoke of selling her house she would tell people I was "her angel" and they agree that I was indeed "her angel"."
Stacy Walton (Prudential Northwest Arkansas Real Estate & Property Mgmt.): Real Estate Agent in Bentonville, AR Stacy Walton (Prudential Northwest Arkansas Real Estate & Property Mgmt.) said almost 12 years ago,
"In 3 years Prudential has become a “Top 10” Real Estate Brokerage in Northwest Arkansas and “Top 40” in the state. As owner, my responsibilities include training of our associates, recruiting, sales and overall management of the company. Our Company now represents several prestigious subdivisions in all aspects working with the Property Owner Associations to help assimilate and govern covenants. Additionally, we manage over 200 individual properties; with a 95% + occupancy rate in homes we’ve managed 2-months or more."
Sharon Weshler (Global Marketeam Ventures): Services for Real Estate Pros in International, IT Sharon Weshler (Global Marketeam Ventures) said almost 12 years ago,
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K.T. Ruthven, ePro (McKinney Realty of Aiken): Real Estate Agent in Savannah River Plant, SC K.T. Ruthven, ePro (McKinney Realty of Aiken) said almost 12 years ago,
"It feels like I just started with Active rain and have already networked with other Realtors around the country. Hope the sucess continues."
Patrick Molly: Real Estate Agent in Atka, AK Patrick Molly said almost 12 years ago,
"I want to share my hobby"
Carolyn Morrison (William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty): Real Estate Agent in Niantic, CT Carolyn Morrison (William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty) said almost 12 years ago,
"We have sold over 30 of the 53 units currently under construction. The unique location makes 38 Hope Street a very attractive choice for those who love life! Kayaking, canoeing, walking the boardwalk - those who live here say "it's like being on vacation all the time!""
Frieda Porter (Dream Catchers Realty): Real Estate Agent in Arlington, TX Frieda Porter (Dream Catchers Realty) said almost 12 years ago,
"As the "Dream Catcher," I've enjoyed helping make my clients’ dreams come true for 10 years.
Buying and selling real estate has been very rewarding for me, both on a professional and personal level.
Customer service is the corner stone of my company and it is very important to me. As a result, I have enjoyed countless referrals.
I can't mention success, without sharing my trial, test, and triumph with breast cancer.
Nine years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, today I'm cancer free. When I share this testimony with women, they're always surprised. They look at me as though they can't believe I had breast cancer.
As a way to give back, I would like to share my success against cancer in a public campaign.
This is apart of my success story.
Never give up, and never give in."
Deb Feldman (Hammond Residential): Real Estate Agent in Framingham, MA Deb Feldman (Hammond Residential) said almost 12 years ago,
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Buying or selling a home is one of the most significant decisions that you will make. You deserve a real estate professional that you can trust. Let me put commitment to honesty and quality to work for you."
Calvin Hanson (Design Smart Graphics): Services for Real Estate Pros in Greer, SC Calvin Hanson (Design Smart Graphics) said almost 12 years ago,
"My first blog post resulted in a client. Now that is measurable success!"
Nicole Borden (Real Estate Eyes): Services for Real Estate Pros in Garfield Heights, OH Nicole Borden (Real Estate Eyes) said almost 12 years ago,
"I travel alot to learn how Real Estate is performed in dofferent parts of the world. There are millions ways to do one thing. If I don't know the anwer to something- I will research and get back to that party. This is the number reason of my success today in Real Estate."
Sara Zimmardi (The Staging Specialists): Home Stager in Plano, TX Sara Zimmardi (The Staging Specialists) said almost 12 years ago,
"Active Rain has been a wonderful resource for my real estate staging business!"
Mike Mote (CDM Property Preservation): Services for Real Estate Pros in Brea, CA Mike Mote (CDM Property Preservation) said almost 12 years ago,
"Joined this networking website without knowing the impact it would have on my business. I am very please. You cannot get this kind of quality, focused, marketing and networking anywhere. Thanks."
RAJ MEHROTRA: Mortgage and Lending in Lawndale, CA RAJ MEHROTRA said almost 12 years ago,
"JUST JOINED DUDE."
Julie Starbuck (Becky Borci Realty, LLC): Real Estate Agent in Rotonda West, FL Julie Starbuck (Becky Borci Realty, LLC) said almost 12 years ago,
"During the first 3 months as a realtor I put 3 houses under contract. I also had two listings, one that sold in 39 days and one that sold in 48 days."