ActiveRain Success Stories

Malik Crichlow, Maplewood,SouthOrange,Union Real estate (GoodBuy Homes NJ Essex & Union County Real Estate specialist): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Maplewood, NJ Malik Crichlow, Maplewood,SouthOrange,Union Real estate (GoodBuy Homes NJ Essex & Union County Real Estate specialist) said over 7 years ago,
"Everyday on AR is a success story, I laugh, I learn and I market...I even get leads...AR ROCKS!

Just got a referral from an agent and it looks like they will be putting in there first ofer, I can feel the rain..."
Web Agent (Real Prop Finders): Services for Real Estate Pros in Nashville, TN Web Agent (Real Prop Finders) said over 7 years ago,
"I began a full-fledged content writing campaign here on 7/12/2012, and in just that short span of time, my company's SEO spiked tremendously! Our Nashville rank started over #100. Now we're in the top 10. Davidson County - also now top 10. The whole state of Tennessee - near #85. This service and its professional networking tools helped us realize the sky truly is the limit! Which we, at Real Prop Finders, fully acknowledge and appreciate.

Cheers to you, ActiveRain, and your commitment to our industry."
Wanda Porter, Wanda (Wardley Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Henderson, NV Wanda Porter, Wanda (Wardley Real Estate) said over 7 years ago,
"Listed 3 bedroom house in Henderson and received offer in 3 hours..............."
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Doron Weisbarth (The Force Realty): Services for Real Estate Pros in Seattle, WA Doron Weisbarth (The Force Realty) said over 7 years ago,
"I'm amused that I even bring this up but actually I've found some of the advertisers here to be very helpful resources. I've checked out quite a few and have signed up with two of them. Thanks! :-)"
Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ): Managing Real Estate Broker in Lincoln, NH Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) said over 7 years ago,
"I told this story in a recent blog, that became a featured blog so I guess it bares repeating. Clients of mine dropped in to tell me they had visited a modular home company I had posted about on ActiveRain. And later in the conversation comments about results of a subdivision I was working on. Both topic we had never spoken directly about. My client said I read them on your blog, and I follow you with a Localism feed as well. This is just one example of clients keeping up with the news quietly. What we write about is being read by the people who matter."
Mitch Muller - Charlotte NC Real Estate, Certified Residential Specialist (ProStead Realty Charlotte, NC CRS SRES mitch@prostead.com): Real Estate Agent in Charlotte, NC Mitch Muller - Charlotte NC Real Estate, Certified Residential Specialist (ProStead Realty Charlotte, NC CRS SRES mitch@prostead.com) said over 7 years ago,
"I can't say enough about what Active Rain has done for my business, especially over the past few years in this economic climate, both personally, and for my company! It as been an invaluable resource for me. Just about anytime I need to do research on something related to real estate, Active Rain is the first place I go. And while I sat on the sidelines for the first few years not blogging, I just recently started at the recommendation of many on here, and look to continue to grow my business from the result of this as well!"
Marcus  Rice, Your Richmond & Petersburg VA Real Estate Broker (Equity First Realty ): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Richmond, VA Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Petersburg VA Real Estate Broker (Equity First Realty ) said over 7 years ago,
"Me and my wife have met so many realtors and new clients on Active Rain. Its amazing how professional the Active Rain corporation is as well. They called me to give and my wife tips over the phone and their customer service is first class. So my story is that we love Active Rain."
TERI  LINDSAY, STAGELIGHT HOME STAGING CO.: Home Stager in Reno, NV TERI LINDSAY, STAGELIGHT HOME STAGING CO. said over 7 years ago,
"AH, YES, SUCCESS!!! Such a deep and meanful word. Everyone will have a complete and different definition of the word: success. Because we can be successful in so many different aspects to our own lives....... personal success, success in marriage, success in raising a family, success at business, success at friendships, etc.. everyone will have a different and meanful priority..... Active Rain has been an education into the world of "techno-biz", blogging, networking, and creating fun and meaningful relationships. I am a success on Active Rain.....because I am here and I swear.... I learning something new almost everyday I login.
I have to up-date my on-going "success story" as my networking and relationships continue to grow. My photography skills have greatly improved too. So much information available on a daily basis......"
Marilyn Trudeau, Marilyn Trudeau (Weichert Realtors): Real Estate Agent in Alexandria, VA Marilyn Trudeau, Marilyn Trudeau (Weichert Realtors) said over 7 years ago,
"Winner of National Sales Award, President's Club, Member of NVAR, VAR and NVBR. I am a member of the National Association of Realtors Pioneer Club in recognition of over 25 years as a Realtor."
Sammer Mudawar, OC Real Estate Blog (RE/MAX Prestige): Managing Real Estate Broker in Anaheim Hills, CA Sammer Mudawar, OC Real Estate Blog (RE/MAX Prestige) said over 7 years ago,
"I was quite hesitant to start blogging for a number of reasons including the thought that people would just be over critical and non-constructive. However I found my experience to be the opposite. The user engagement is excellent and I enjoy the discussions, debates, and opinions."
Passover Haggadah (PassoverHaggadah.com): Real Estate Agent in Scottsdale, AZ Passover Haggadah (PassoverHaggadah.com) said over 7 years ago,
"Nothing wakes up a sleepy Passover Seder like a new Haggadah. We scoured the web, book stores, and Judaica shops looking for the best Haggadot for all branches of Judaism. Conservative, reform, orthodox, interfaith etc. your new Haggadah awaits!

http://PassoverHaggadah.com"
John Bunka, SimplexStudios.com - WordPress for Real Estate (AgentAvenue.com): Services for Real Estate Pros in Colorado Springs, CO John Bunka, SimplexStudios.com - WordPress for Real Estate (AgentAvenue.com) said over 7 years ago,
"Active Rain is a great way to get into blogging! WordPress is the next step for agents who are serious about getting found online. Check out our blog at www.AgentAvenue.com to learn more about blogging, the best tools to use, content marketing, social media and more."
Jenifer Lower, Your Dream.  Our Passion. (Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net): Real Estate Agent in Bozeman, MT Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion. (Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net) said over 7 years ago,
"My success in Activerain is not directly tied to a specific client I have received, rather to the relationships I have developed and the lessons I have learned! Everyday I log in there is a new piece of information that helps in my business in so many different areas. The referral network for finding great agents in other areas is also amazing and has served me well! With the traffic I have been directing to my website, I expect to receive a call for a new client very soon though."
Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn, Esq. (B),  REALTOR-Broker, CRS, GRI, ABR CLHMS (Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Kailua, HI Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn, Esq. (B), REALTOR-Broker, CRS, GRI, ABR CLHMS (Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers) said over 7 years ago,
"Active Rain has been a great source of leads for me. It has also introduced me to several other real estate professionals in Hawaii and on the mainland, with whom I regularly do business. ActiveRain has also been a great source of information for me on many topics.

In the past year, I also will have closed almost $3 Million in business directly from clients I got through contacts on ActiveRain. In addition, it looks as though I may have an wonderful, experienced out-of-state agent, who found me on ActiveRain, joining my team soon. When it RAINS it pours, as they say!

Thank you ActiveRain!"
Gary Williamson, Gary Williamson (Re/Max Real Estate, LTD.): Real Estate Agent in Brick, NJ Gary Williamson, Gary Williamson (Re/Max Real Estate, LTD.) said over 7 years ago,
"A few years back I called the owner of a home that was on the market with another agency but recently came off the market without selling. When I asked the owner if they were still planning to sell their home, she said "yes we do want to sell but my husband and I both work some times 7 days a week and we cannot have a lockbox because of our German Sheppard". She said her previous agent told her that unless the house can be shown it will not sell. I asked the owner if I could stop by to speak to her and meet her dog. When I got to the house I quickly made friends with the "Large Dog" and asked if I could take him for a walk, the owner was a little surprised by my odd request but said sure. When I returned from the walk I asked the owner if she would be willing to let me market the home. I told my plan was to put a note in the multiple listing sheet for her home to contact me for all showing. I told her that for every showing I would get to the house 10 minutes before the showing appointment and wait for outside the house for the agent with the dog. I would then walk the dog while the house was shown. It took 9 days and 3 showings for the home to sell. The owner were so grateful, they referred me to their friends and family. I am proud to say that in the next 9 months I closed 5 properties with over $30,000 in net commission to me. This is one of many success stories I have for just going a little above and beyond what is expected of you. I have lost count of the lawns I have mowed and the front doors I have painted to make sure the home I was marketing made a great first impression!"
Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises): Services for Real Estate Pros in Saint Michael, MN Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises) said over 7 years ago,
"New Success Stories - I have had several orders from Active Rainers. And, I have sent out four birdhouses to various parts of the country. One of the Ambassadors, Dick Greenberg, has developed a website for me that is amazing to me and has many examples of my work. I am so grateful to all the success that I have experienced because of the Rain: meeting Dick, selling birdhouses all over the country, and finding agents who appreciate that I can do environmentally-friendly trashouts and still meet their budgets. Thanks, ActiveRain, for giving me a great opportunity to thrive here."
MIKE SAFIEDINE, Mike Safiedine (Re/Max Associates): Real Estate Agent in San Diego, CA MIKE SAFIEDINE, Mike Safiedine (Re/Max Associates) said over 7 years ago,
"Other Real Estate agents would be wise to take notice of Mike Safiedine in producing great customer satisfaction. Long gone are the days of agents in their offices sorting through listings.

Mike Safiedine has proven that working close to the customer, listening to the customer’s needs, realistic pricing, providing market updates, maintaining prompt client contact and sharp negotiating skills. Other agents provide some of these requirements, but Mike, through consistent effort, packages this system and delivers in a professional, upbeat way.

We attest to this fact because my wife and I had no clue where and what to look for since we were coming from out of state, Mike worked with our family needs but never left the business sense behind us, not allowing us to decide with the emotions alone. Despite the challenging market, Mike found us a beautiful and affordable home. We have and will continue to recommend Mike Safiedine as a great professional, and now our friend.


Most sincerely,
Alex and Greta Ferraz

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I reached out to Mike and asked if he could help us search for a home. I never told him exactly what I was looking for because frankly I didn’t even know. I only told him that what I knew, I have a wife with 2 young kids, and also looking for a good value not compromising our wish list (that wasn’t easy). Mike had prepared 3 homes for us to see on our first tour date and I’m not kidding you that the first house we saw was the one we bought. He nailed it on the first to bat.

I felt so comfortable with the first experience that I went back for another when I found out that my company had decided to relocate me to the Atlanta market in 2011, I quickly called him up and said you need to represent me even if my company wanted me to shop around. I just knew immediately that if I wanted it sold quickly Mike needed to be the guy.

Him and his team immediately jumped into action providing me with the normal stuff like comps and suggestions, but above that he explained to me his strategy for marketing the house and timeframe to optimize the sale price. Just by him suggesting holding off the listing for 1 week till the spring breaks in was huge.

We listed the house and in 4 days we had our first offer and with his advise and strong negotiating skills we had a signed offer and excepted it. No one could believe that on a corner of a busy street we sold our house in 4 days.

Mike wasn’t surprised because I’m convinced he had it planned. I learned along time ago that if something keeps you up at night, then you probably don’t have a plan to fix it or make it right, Mike didn’t lose sleep over my house, he had a plan from day 1.


Roger Francis
Regional Manager CVS pharmacy

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My wife and I were first time home buyers, and we were referred to Mike Safiedine. Mike quickly introduced himself, and immediately arranged showings to get a feel for what we were looking for, and liked in a home. Mike was friendly, professional, and worked very efficiently. After numerous showings, we just couldn’t find “our perfect” home. Mike sensing our frustrations encouraged and re-energized us to continue our search.

We found “our home”, but Mike found out, an offer was being made. Mike quickly worked with us and submitted our bid to ensure we had a chance on “our home”. We got the home, and we feel Mike’s quick and professional action was the difference. My wife and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mike Safiedine as a realtor.


Charles and Lily Yet"
Sherri Pinneo, West Valley Specialist (HomeSmart ): Real Estate Agent in Surprise, AZ Sherri Pinneo, West Valley Specialist (HomeSmart ) said over 7 years ago,
"I am new to ActiveRain and blogging! New technology...I am trying to embrace you!!!!!"
John Rucidlo, Associate Broker, HomeSmart Real Estate (8388 E. Hartford Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85255 ): Real Estate Agent in Scottsdale, AZ John Rucidlo, Associate Broker, HomeSmart Real Estate (8388 E. Hartford Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85255 ) said over 7 years ago,
"Activerain has been great a learning Tool, along with connecting with other Real Estate people sharing Ideas. Plus showing me how to Reach out to buyers and sellers online."