ActiveRain Success Stories

Tabatha Nelson, Tabatha Nelson (Keller Williams Integrity Realty WI/MN): Real Estate Agent in Hudson, WI Tabatha Nelson, Tabatha Nelson (Keller Williams Integrity Realty WI/MN) said over 7 years ago,
"I love that I can put testimonials on my ActiveRain page!"
Eric Martell, Ph.D. (RE/MAX Properties SW, Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Orlando, FL Eric Martell, Ph.D. (RE/MAX Properties SW, Inc.) said over 7 years ago,
"I've gotten a number of seller and buyer contacts based on my blogging. One contact led to a $700,000 sale. Thanks to all readers!"
Trent Dalrymple  (248) 854-0625, Allowing Mortgage Professionals to Lend Nationwide (Texana Bank): Mortgage and Lending in Bloomfield Hills, MI Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Allowing Mortgage Professionals to Lend Nationwide (Texana Bank) said over 7 years ago,
"I'll be short here, I have received several calls from individuals who have read one of my blogs on Active Rain, this is a great forum for sharing information. Thanks."
Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Manhattan, NY Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) said over 7 years ago,
"We absolutely love ActiveRain, we have made many colleagues in the country and built great support system. If you had to ask me what was the best thing I did for my business in 2008, hands down it would be joining Active Rain. Working in this competitive market place and in New York City I had a way to communicate with the people that I was trying to reach. Buying or selling and apartment in New York City is such a unique and different process and educating the consumer is the key to successful transaction. Active Rain has given me the exact platform to speak about the market, buyer must know, investor must know and various unique market differences in New York City and given me the opportunity to communicate with them because of it's reach and power. Thanks ActiveRain, we are SOLD!

I've learned so much in the Active Rain community and I will continue to do so in 2009!"
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes): Real Estate Agent in Mililani, HI Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) said over 7 years ago,
"I've been a member of ActiveRain since March of 2007 and every year I wonder if My ActiveRain Blog would be read by more consumers and Hawaii Relocation clients. During the first half of 2008 I had two clients who contacted me after reading My ActiveRain Blog inquiring about purchasing their first condo and single family home.

Right off the bat I asked them if they found me through My ActiveRain Blog and they said they read a story about Mililani Condos and Hawaii VA Loans.

These clients contributed to a successful year for me and all because of my ActiveRain Blogging. Since then I have had two others close, one of which were again....a Hawaii Relocation client and the other was a referral from a Broker in Florida who found me the same way (my blog) and referred her Active Duty Air Force daughter to me.

I closed the last one of 2008 on December 30th and this Hawaii Military Relocation client said he'd been reading my blog for 10 months! I put in another contract for a Hawaii Military Relocation client and she said the same thing. She 'found me' from reading my blog and website.

The common demoninator for all these clients are this:

They commended me on my content in my posts.
They loved that I wrote as if I were talking right with them ...not at them.
They ALL said that the information was not just literature. It was felt.
That I wrote with humor, a personal touch, a little transparency and so forth
There were scenic pictures and local area information so they were not only seeing real estate talk but going through an area with me as if on an excursion.
There were video testimonials so they could hear others talking...not just reading words from clients.
And even after the transaction closes there are a few who STILL read my blogs and call me to discuss them!
And when they finally pick up the phone to call me they feel as if they know me already.

My learning lessons have been ten fold since writing on this REAL Estate Network called ActiveRain and I know that I will have continued success for all I have learned here to take into my outside blogs and website as well for the year 2009.

What's more is I've are the MANY friends I've made along this journey.

Write with passion and they will read you. Write with conviction and depth and they will read you. Write with honesty and integrity.............. and just BE REAL.


AND THEY WILL CALL YOU!

P.S. My family and friend used to tease me....not any more! In fact, my husband gets involved now :) :)"
Greg Erlanger, Greg Erlanger (Keller Williams Citywide): Real Estate Agent in Westlake, OH Greg Erlanger, Greg Erlanger (Keller Williams Citywide) said over 7 years ago,
"I have contracted on over 6 Active Rain leads and referrals since I joined the Active Rain Network. It is a great social/business network and allows me to connect with other Realtors around the country and around the world!"
TMJ Pill (The TMJ Pill): Real Estate Agent in Crawfordsville, AR TMJ Pill (The TMJ Pill) said over 7 years ago,
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Jason Yoder, Energy Efficient Replacements - Windows & Doors (Energy Efficient Replacements): Home Builder in Granger, IN Jason Yoder, Energy Efficient Replacements - Windows & Doors (Energy Efficient Replacements) said over 7 years ago,
"Energy Efficient Home Improvements offers Michiana homeowners high quality vinyl replacement windows and patio doors at an affordable price. We service South Bend, Mishawaka, Granger, Elkhart amd surrounding areas. We provide world class products and services."
Dan Pittsenbarger, Improving Conditions (Keller Williams Western Realty): Managing Real Estate Broker in Bellingham, WA Dan Pittsenbarger, Improving Conditions (Keller Williams Western Realty) said over 7 years ago,
"Active Rain has been a fun and valuable tool for my real estate biz. Thanks for developing such a terrific and powerful forum. ActiveRain has help my get page one exposure to many of my listings and has played a role in getting them sold. Dan Pittsenbarger, Keller Williams Bellingham"
Din Khaled, DIN KHALED - REALTOR (R), MD (Keller Williams): Real Estate Agent in Ellicott City, MD Din Khaled, DIN KHALED - REALTOR (R), MD (Keller Williams) said over 7 years ago,
"Very happy with ActiveRain. I have answered and have learned valuable information here."
Ben Huynh, Ben Huynh (Champion Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Houston, TX Ben Huynh, Ben Huynh (Champion Real Estate) said over 7 years ago,
"Recommendations:

* Sam Merchant, Vice President, Reliance Business Solutions.

“Ben is a leader & a well known real-estate professional. I highly recommend anyone wanting to use his services-to do so with complete confidence & knowing that they are working with one of the best.” September 7, 2009.

* Yvette J Wright, Realtor, Champions Real Estate Group.

“Ben is a warm and inviting individual. He is a hard worker and very diligent concerning his business and his clients. He is a pleasure to work with.” August 5, 2009

* Tasha Tran, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty.

“Ben is great to work with, he is very professional, honest, detailed oriented. He is a man of few words but have lots of integrity.” April 12, 2009.

* Diana Poon, Commercial Investment Advisor, Champions Real Estate Group.

“Ben is a professional in his trade. Very helpful to fellow professionals and collegues. Knowledgeable and very up to date.” May 13, 2011.

* Gloria Amezcua, Area Manager, BPG Home Warranty.

“Ben Huynh ha demonstrated all the traits of a very informed and competent Realtor. I have worked on the AAREA Board with Ben for several years and his work ethics are outstanding. He also has mastered the ever-changing social media markets. He is a Realtor that focuses on his clients.” June 27, 2012.

* Duc H Nguyen (client) Duc hired you as a Real Estate Agent in 1997 and hired you more than once. Top qualities: Expert, On Time, High Integrity.

“In your live, when facing important time to pick or sell your house, choosing the right agent can save you time, effort and aggravation in finding the perfect home at a price you can afford or selling your home quickly for top dollar. Owning property is very important, and when you deal with someone who is going to help you buy or sell a piece of property, you'd better find someone that knows what they're doing. I recommend you that Ben is the one. He help us to buy both old and new houses also sold my old house with his professional manner. Thank you Ben.” February 20, 2013.

* Nancy Furst, CIPS, Director/Officer, Houston Association of REALTORS.

I have worked with Ben on several committees through the Houston Association of Realtors, and find him to be a person of integrity and character. If Ben tells you he will do a project, you can take it to the Bank, it will get done. It is a pleasure and honor to recommend Ben.” February 20, 2013.

* Tita Horrell, Business Development, Chicago Title - Sugar Land.

“Ben is extremely professional realtor with the knowledge it takes to help his clients buy or sell residental or commercial properties.” February 20, 2013.

* Leigh Duong (client) Leigh hired you as a Real Estate Agent in 2012 and hired you more than once.
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

“In working with Ben Huynh that I was always impressed by his integrity, commitment, sensitivity, positive attitude and problem solving ability. We have worked together on several Homes sales and he has been there even on his days off with true meaning of "Sales Consultant". I believe he is highly motivated and qualified to be considered a "trusted Real Estate Agent". Therefore, I would reccomend you to take a tour with Ben Huynh at one of his home Sites and you will experience the highest and best integrity. His knowledge and service will be to your benefit!” February 20, 2013.

* Marie Petrou, Marketing, Fidelity Worldwide Investment.

“Ben is knowledgeable on the Houston Real Estate market and has many years of experience. He is customer service oriented individual. Receives high loyalty scores from his customers. I highly recommend Ben for level of service he provides and expertise.” February 20, 2013.

* Lori Carper, Director of Meetings/International, Houston Association of REALTORS.

I have known Ben for over 10 years through HAR and AAREA and he has always been the consummate professional. HAR appreciates his willingness to assist clients and ensure they have the best real estate transaction experience possible.” February 22, 2013.

* CHESTER SWANSON SR., RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, FARM & RANCH REALTOR, KELLER WILLIAMS SW.

“Ben is a detail-oriented person, as well as a Top Realtor in the real state business, specializing in commercial and residential properties. Meanwhile he is a good person to know in the tough real estate market.” February 22, 2013.

* Bill Erbil, Owner, World Wide Realty

“He is nice, honest and hard worker. l recommend him highly, Regards,” February 24, 2013.

* Moe Sarakbi Branch Manager at Rana Motors.

"Prior to becoming a fellow board member at AAREA with Ben, we partnered on many occasions since I was with Savings of America. For 12 years, Ben and I worked in helping first time buyers obtain homes using Bond programs, Grant assistance and so on. Not only Ben has catered to such buyers, but he also is well versed with Foreign buyers as well as High end purchases all over Houston, Sugar Land and Katy. Ben is a caring wonderful realtor and having hims as a friend and a partner has been a pleasure and a blessing." February 25, 2013.

* Erete Ebong, REALTOR, REALM REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS (business partner)

“Ben's the best. Very professional.” March 6, 2013."
Deb Dahlberg - Rowland, Deb Sells Texas!  (Hart Land Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in La Grange, TX Deb Dahlberg - Rowland, Deb Sells Texas! (Hart Land Real Estate) said over 7 years ago,
"Though Active Rain I have connected with Buyers and Sellers and have made some wonderful affiliations with other Agents nationwide."
Susan Jacobs, Gainesville,VA Certified Probate Specialist (Samson Properties): Real Estate Agent in Gainesville, VA Susan Jacobs, Gainesville,VA Certified Probate Specialist (Samson Properties) said over 7 years ago,
"I posted a recent article on "Tenant Screening". I share the horrible experiences that owners could encounter when renting their home to a "nice couple" without getting a backround check. I had a lady comment that she was looking to buy a investment property in the next year and was going to bookmark my page."
lynn Moles, Lynn Moles Broker (ReSales & Investment Realty): Real Estate Agent in Cherry Hill, NJ lynn Moles, Lynn Moles Broker (ReSales & Investment Realty) said over 7 years ago,
"his says it all : We are so good that we were written up in Realtor Magazine and Insiders Real Estate Brokers Edition for being a new trend setter in the real estate market!!!"
Barbara Tattersall, GRI (Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH)): Managing Real Estate Broker in Keene, NH Barbara Tattersall, GRI (Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH)) said over 7 years ago,
"I was introduced to a Active Rain by an agent in another office-now, I'm happy to say, a colleague in mine. I'm always interested in information and I love to write. It's the first site I click on every morning with my coffee. I do find I'm a little addicted to accumulating those points!"
Christian Bastian, Christian Bastian - Douglas Elliman Real Estate (Douglas Elliman Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Sayville, NY Christian Bastian, Christian Bastian - Douglas Elliman Real Estate (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) said over 7 years ago,
"Reconnected, Recommited and Reengergized because of ActiveRain. Thanks to all."
Richard Dolbeare, R(B), R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist (eXp Realty): Real Estate Agent in Wailuku, HI Richard Dolbeare, R(B), R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist (eXp Realty) said over 7 years ago,
"I'm delighted to have met so many real estate professionals from across the country right here on ActiveRain. The ability to share tips and ideas has been a major growth experience for me and I trust that I have been some small help to others as well."
Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale (Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.): Managing Real Estate Broker in Lakeland, FL Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale (Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.) said over 7 years ago,
"It has only been a year since I joined Active Rain and I feel like I'm on the best Roller Coaster ride ever. Active Rain not only brought me great success in my business, it showed to me that there are so many great people here, that truly care about me. Connections and friendships made here reached far beyond my expectation and the support from Active Rain is truly outstanding."
Joel Soforenko, We Fund Your Business (Continental Finance Capital Corp.): Mortgage and Lending in Boston, MA Joel Soforenko, We Fund Your Business (Continental Finance Capital Corp.) said over 7 years ago,
"I am often contacted by members of the ActiveRain Community for consultation
and Lending."
Simon  Page, Erste Bank Group AG,London (Erste Bank Group AG,London): Commercial Real Estate Agent in Autaugaville, AL Simon Page, Erste Bank Group AG,London (Erste Bank Group AG,London) said over 7 years ago,
"Erste Bank Group AG,London is the pioneer of organized financial services in United Kingdom and has established itself as the one of best recognized Bank nationally. We provide professional services for inbound and outbound business set up.

We offer a complete range of financial solutions to our clients. We take care of investment banking & financial planning requirements by providing authentic advice. We possess a team of experts including qualified consultants who ensure to provide most feasible solution to our client financial hitches.Over the last 5 years, Erste Bank Group AG,London has grown to be a premier executive provider of bank instruments for professionals both in United Kingdom and overseas.We are in affiliation with so many banks which enable us to provide our clients' need globally.

We offer loans,business finance,project finance,bank instruments like MTN,BG,LC,SBLC,PPP,POF,CMO.These services we provide at reasonable rates and conditions.


We are looking for brokers/consultants that will work with us in their region.Contact us for more details."