ActiveRain Success Stories

Omarosa  Clarke: Real Estate Agent in Five Points, CA Omarosa Clarke said over 7 years ago,
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DCT Mortgage, DCT Mortgage (Dream Come True Mortgage): Mortgage and Lending in Jacksonville, FL DCT Mortgage, DCT Mortgage (Dream Come True Mortgage) said over 7 years ago,
""The best lender & loan officer ive ever used, very friendly & honest" Barbara Oblinger -Central Florida '12

"Very smooth experience & a pleasure to work with" -Tore & April Hewlett -Jacksonville, FL Jan '12

"I recommend ANY realtor to use Brett, very honest w/ many great programs" -Pamela Childs (Watson Realty Corp) St. Mary's Georgia '11

Very good financing source! Very competitive, professional & responsive. -Dan McCarthy (Realtor w/ Keller Williams-Jacksonville, FL) '11"
William True, Sarasota Real Estate (True Sarasota Real Estate): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Sarasota, FL William True, Sarasota Real Estate (True Sarasota Real Estate) said over 7 years ago,
"Any time we're able to truly help a buyer in their pursuit of the American Dream, it is an opportunity for us to share our knowledge and actually see how important our guidance can be. Active Rain is very much a part of this, enabling us to connect with home buyers and help them navigate the Sarasota real estate market with results they would be unable to achieve on their own.
Not only is ActiveRain bringing together the largest group of online real estate agents and professionals but it is also making this knowledge accessible to consumers. This changes the game as to how home buyers go about researching and searching for competent real estate advice. It also gives pro's the edge in that exchange of information is easier and more available.
As I get more into AR, I also realize the benefits of having the knowledge of other professionals at my fingertips!"
Telefonkatalogen Biz: Real Estate Appraiser in Erial, NJ Telefonkatalogen Biz said over 7 years ago,
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Hans Bruhner, Sonoma County Home Loans (First Priority Financial): Mortgage and Lending in Sebastopol, CA Hans Bruhner, Sonoma County Home Loans (First Priority Financial) said over 7 years ago,
"I have had many people find me on Active Rain and many other lenders and real estate professionals as well. I love being able to share with my peers and have clients find me as well. Thanks Active Rain!"
Michelle Rouhi, NMLSR ID 193615 (Prosperity Mortgage): Mortgage and Lending in Chantilly, VA Michelle Rouhi, NMLSR ID 193615 (Prosperity Mortgage) said over 7 years ago,
"I have been contacted several times by my clients through ActiveRain. It's easy to find me."
Miranda Hall, Miranda Hall (True Sarasota Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Sarasota, FL Miranda Hall, Miranda Hall (True Sarasota Real Estate) said over 7 years ago,
"Sarasota has been my hometown for over 20 years. I feel privileged to have grown up in a city filled with culture and history while utilizing the areas prime location to live the Florida dream. After graduating from Riverview High School, I moved to Miami to pursue my collegiate studies at Florida Atlantic University where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management. I began my real estate career shortly after returning to Sarasota; eager to utilize my newly developed skills, I accepted a position as Closing Coordinator and Office Manager for a real estate office in Nokomis. During that time, I gained direct hands-on experience working with Buyers and Sellers with short sales, foreclosures, and traditional residential sales."
Robin Rogers, CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser (Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas): Real Estate Broker/Owner in San Antonio, TX Robin Rogers, CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser (Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas) said over 7 years ago,
"I've made many friends, learned lots of things, and found some great agents to refer my clients to. ActiveRain rocks!"
John Smith (Payday loan shop): Real Estate Agent in Mashpee, MA John Smith (Payday loan shop) said over 7 years ago,
"Apply For Quick Payday Loans From Your Home or Desk - No Matter The Time. Simple Application, Instant Approval and Borrow up to £1000!"
Neil Pluister, Realtor Up North (RE/MAX Property Pros Minocqua Neil Pluister (715) 367-7270): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Minocqua, WI Neil Pluister, Realtor Up North (RE/MAX Property Pros Minocqua Neil Pluister (715) 367-7270) said over 7 years ago,
"My first week and first blog, I had an inquiry for property and the buyer did purchase property. I also have web site stats that indicate a good amount of traffic coming from Active Rain!

Just closed another property that the buyer inquired from Active Rain!

I get a ton of hits from active rain users!

In the last 2 weeks I got 3 leads that came from active rain! All three buyers are looking for foreclosures!"
FN LN: Industry Observer in Toronto, ON FN LN said over 7 years ago,
"ActiveRain has taught me about search engine optimization in a context that is very useful for real estate agents and how to write hyperlocal posts to drive traffic to my blog and website It helps me develop my real estate network across the USA and Canada which is great for incoming and outgoing referrals. The people at ActiveRain are very helpful and always want to teach you how to use ActiveRain and other sites more effectively. The members are always blogging and commenting about all types of situations and help you develop better real estate business techniques."
Keith Shoemaker, Keith Shoemaker (Florida Homes Realty and Mortgage): Real Estate Agent in Jacksonville, FL Keith Shoemaker, Keith Shoemaker (Florida Homes Realty and Mortgage) said over 7 years ago,
"I have used Active Rain to establish relationships with other Realtors around the country to help all of us close more deals and increase our profit streams."
Peggy Jo Taylor, REALTOR, Barksdale & Camp Wood Real Estate (Canyon Vista Realty ): Real Estate Agent in Barksdale, TX Peggy Jo Taylor, REALTOR, Barksdale & Camp Wood Real Estate (Canyon Vista Realty ) said over 7 years ago,
"Activerain has so much informative information and since my membership I have learned from experienced members blogging about various topics like home buying and selling real estate and market reports for neighborhoods. I've also learned inspectors tips and how to remedy problems, and have also learned about other informative blog post."
Kristen Wheatley, Supporting Success - Best Job in the World! (Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group): Real Estate Agent in Brunswick, ME Kristen Wheatley, Supporting Success - Best Job in the World! (Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group) said over 7 years ago,
"I can't even quantify the incredible amount I have learned here on Active Rain and attending the Boston RainCamp was the icing on the cake! AR has increased my internet presence to the point that clients are now choosing me because of it. I was also recently hired by my agency as their new Technology Coach primarily due to what I have learned here on Active Rain."
Vienna Bello, Real Estate Sales, Rentals & Consulting, GRI, SFR (Liberty Realty, LLC): Real Estate Agent in Jersey City, NJ Vienna Bello, Real Estate Sales, Rentals & Consulting, GRI, SFR (Liberty Realty, LLC) said over 7 years ago,
"I love ActiveRain. I signed up back in November 2009 and just really started using it this February... DAILY... Once I started I couldn't stop. It's a great place to get your point across, meet other Realtors and like-minded people, and read up on some really great advice. ActiveRain has become a part of my business. I am currently working on building referral based relationships with out-of-state Realtors."
Jessica Rosien, Jessica Rosien Realty (Coldwell Banker & Rosien Realty): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Winnetka, IL Jessica Rosien, Jessica Rosien Realty (Coldwell Banker & Rosien Realty) said over 7 years ago,
"Rosien Realty - Luxury Real Estate - Lakeshore Homes - Northshore Real Estate"
Marcia Hawken, Naples Luxury Specialist (WILLIAM RAVEIS ): Real Estate Agent in Naples, FL Marcia Hawken, Naples Luxury Specialist (WILLIAM RAVEIS ) said over 7 years ago,
"Google Juice - I come up on the first page for many of my ideal keywords, such as “Pelican Bay Tennis”. With 10 years in the real estate business in Naples FL, this is a first. Talk to me about spending a small fortune in Google Adwords and “SEO wizards” with no results!

Relationships - I have “met” interesting, funny, knowledgeable, real estate professionals all over the country and Canada. It’s a wonderful place to network because of the camaraderie. People “get” me.

Continuing Ed - I have an innate passion for learning and reading. AR satisfies my inquisitive mind and allows me to keep up-to-date as to what is happening in the real estate industry."
Patricia Meyers, Greene County + Sleepy Hollow Lake Specialist (Lake and Mountain Realty, LLC): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Athens, NY Patricia Meyers, Greene County + Sleepy Hollow Lake Specialist (Lake and Mountain Realty, LLC) said over 7 years ago,
"" I have listed and sold 2 homes with Patti and Lake and Mountain Realty. One home sold in 8 days, the last one, this summer sold in 7 days. We closed both deals at better than 97% of list price. There is no harder working, more straight forward broker than Pattie in the business today. I will be calling on her and her company for my next real estate needs. I hope you will too" J.Shanagher 11/21/11"
Jeff Onofrio, FHA 203k Lender and Homestyle Reno Specialist (AnnieMac Home Mortgage ): Mortgage and Lending in Mount Laurel Township, NJ Jeff Onofrio, FHA 203k Lender and Homestyle Reno Specialist (AnnieMac Home Mortgage ) said over 7 years ago,
"This customer below found me on Active Rain- he actually showed up in my office holding my picture- never called just showed up and 2 months later he was my client!

“I applied for a FHA 203K Renovation Mortgage via AnnieMac in order to purchase our soon-to be dream home and property. Jeff has been an amazing help throughout this whole process. He was outstanding during the application and approval process for the loan. He was always there to answer our questions and provide us with feedback and updates. He continues to be an enormous help even now after we’ve received the loan approval and are going through the building and rehabbing process. We had a wonderful experience with this entire process and I have to say it would not have been as smooth and painless if it had not been for Jeff. He was and continues to be a wonderful resource and new friend. I would strongly recommend his services to anyone looking into a FHA 203K / Rehab loan. Our sincerest and most heart-felt thanks to Jeff Onofrio and his Team for his services and continued support!”

~ Julia & Luis A."
Robin Dampier REALTOR®, Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source (Coldwell Banker King): Real Estate Agent in Hendersonville, NC Robin Dampier REALTOR®, Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source (Coldwell Banker King) said over 7 years ago,
"Some years back I had started reading the "Real Estate Tomato" blog/website and found lots of interesting information for my personal real estate business at that time. There was a comment about Active Rain so I checked it out and have not been dissapointed. What a great source for ideas, answers to questions, sharing of information and so much more. Sue of Robin and Sue

Years later when Robin and I joined forces due to my need to work more from home I started looking at Active Rain as an extension for Robin's business. I signed Robin up and have been working the blog for her while she is immersed in long days working the clients and customers, many from her online presense which Active Rain helps in creating.

I have found Active Rain and the posters to be an invaluable source of information and information on many different real estate issues that crop up in the business. I monitor as much as I can on a daily basis and send along the posts to Robin that I know are of current interest.

I have found the willingness to share information and assist each other across the country very heart warming. Especially in these times of so much stress. The info and sharing of it is incredible in all fields of the real estate world. Active Rain encompasses a world of information sharing kinda like a Wikipedia of real estate resources whether it is techno stuff or whatever. Just use the search feature and it is amazing what all appears.

We have also had several folks email for further information on the some of the listings that have been published in Localism. Active Rain rocks.

Sue of Robin and Sue of Hendersonville, NC"