ActiveRain Success Stories

Insurance Solutions, Insurance (Insurance Solutions Unlimited, LLC): Services for Real Estate Pros in West Palm Beach, FL Insurance Solutions, Insurance (Insurance Solutions Unlimited, LLC) said over 7 years ago,
"Since joining Activerain, we have met many great Realtors, lenders and support people. We have help many on obtaining GREAT insurance for their homebuyers and saving them money.
We look forward to helping many more in the future. Active Rain is a great place to network with others. Thank you AR!!!"
Lori Ann Mertens, Selling SW Florida Paradise Dream Home!  (Keller Williams Peace River Partners, LLC ): Real Estate Agent in Punta Gorda, FL Lori Ann Mertens, Selling SW Florida Paradise Dream Home! (Keller Williams Peace River Partners, LLC ) said over 7 years ago,
"I enjoy the Active Rain program and it's followers. I have received customers and referrals a like from this program. Thank you."
Patrick Mace, Patrick Mace, Realtor w/ Coldwell Banker, Columbia (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage): Real Estate Agent in Ruxton, MD Patrick Mace, Patrick Mace, Realtor w/ Coldwell Banker, Columbia (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) said over 7 years ago,
"I have personally found that blogging can really facilitate quicker sales and transactions. Everybody knows somebody looking for a house. Sometimes it literally is word-of-mouth that can get the job done."
Douglas Belcher, RE/MAX, Nanaimo ABR  ePRO SRES (RE/MAX of Nanaimo): Real Estate Agent in Nanaimo, BC Douglas Belcher, RE/MAX, Nanaimo ABR ePRO SRES (RE/MAX of Nanaimo) said over 7 years ago,
"I have made a few connections. Mostly I like the info from the blogs."
Adriana DiPreta Jurcev, Adriana Jurcev Douglas Elliman - Hamptons (Douglas Ellilman Real Estate - Quogue and The Hamptons): Real Estate Sales Representative in Quogue, NY Adriana DiPreta Jurcev, Adriana Jurcev Douglas Elliman - Hamptons (Douglas Ellilman Real Estate - Quogue and The Hamptons) said over 7 years ago,
"http://villageofquogue.com"
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty): Real Estate Agent in Banning, CA Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) said over 7 years ago,
"Several weeks ago I worked really hard on a post about Sellers and Buyers needing to be educated because Realtor Expenses take a big chuck out of our commission checks. Afterwards, a Realtor Magazine writer contacted me for an interview. This made me realize tha ActiveRain has taught me so much in the past year. My internet skills are so much better, I am a much better blogger and photoblogger, and I have become a much better Realtor also. I am more considerate, more careful, and I am so much better at returning calls. I am also pretty good at making Excel Marketing Report Charts. I have to thank ActiveRain for my new sucesses. I got a new listing today. Whooo Hoooo."
Guard Dog Insurance (Guard Dog Insurance): Services for Real Estate Pros in Saint Louis, MO Guard Dog Insurance (Guard Dog Insurance) said over 7 years ago,
"Licensed insurance pro's that want to help you understand your coverage, save you money, and earn your business."
Jeff Basler (JB Funding LLC): Services for Real Estate Pros in Kansas City, MO Jeff Basler (JB Funding LLC) said over 7 years ago,
"I have been in and around real estate for 17 years. As a working partner of SLS Financial I have the honor of working with and around a group of highly skilled and talented individuals each and every day."
Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield): Real Estate Agent in O'Fallon, MO Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) said over 7 years ago,
"Since becoming a member of ActiveRain I have had referrals from other members and that is good. I have increased my SEO when before I joined I had no idea of what SEO meant. I have had people contact me from around the country who were looking for homes in my little corner of the globe because they were relocating here. However, to me the most important success that I have had is meeting people that I would have never met outside of ActiveRain. Just by picking up the phone and calling folks like Richard Weisser in Georgia and talking like we were old friends on the first call or Leesa Finley out in Wake Forest, NC and having a laughing good time on the first call. Then there was the time when William Feela and I were going to be in the same town and we met up and had a cup of coffee, he lives in the cold country of Minnesota and I am in Missouri. There is Jesse Clifton way up North in Alaska who even though we have never met, but we will, have had many long conversations just like brothers would. One day not to long ago I had a call out of the blue and it was Michael Thornton who up until then we had only got to know each other through commenting on each others blogs. And last but not least I gave some guy by the name of Craig Rutman a call and was interrupted by a client and had to go to work.
So what am I saying, I am saying that the ActiveRain community is much more than just a tool for building your business and it is well worth the time invested because the added benifits far out weigh any perceived loss."
Sonya Leonard, Lake Norman/Statesville NC  Real Estate Resource (Keller Williams Lake Norman-Mooresville): Real Estate Agent in Statesville, NC Sonya Leonard, Lake Norman/Statesville NC Real Estate Resource (Keller Williams Lake Norman-Mooresville) said over 7 years ago,
"For many months I just read the wonderful blogs and articles posted by the active rain members, not confident enough in my own writing abilities to do much more that just "lurk". After reading several posts from other newbies, I decided it was my time to write to what I knew my buyers and sellers wanted to see. I have written many original posts that have got great reviews but have yet to post to the member only section..... Guess that will be my next "brave" move. I love blogging and wish I could find the time to post more articles. Thanks to all the active rain members for such great content."
Christina Hayes, Credit Repair Expert (Everlasting Credit Repair): Services for Real Estate Pros in Morristown, TN Christina Hayes, Credit Repair Expert (Everlasting Credit Repair) said over 7 years ago,
"Many of my clients, and previous employers had found me through AR. I truly like how AR gives us all the opportunity to show off what we really know plus how we can all get along as well, not turning this into a shark pool full of competitors."
Lora O'Riordan (continental.com): Real Estate Agent in Houston, TX Lora O'Riordan (continental.com) said over 7 years ago,
"Continental is the world's fifth largest airline. We are based in Houston, TX with hubs in Newark, NJ, Cleveland, OH & Guam.

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Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead (Women of Westchester Working Together): Home Builder in West Harrison, NY Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead (Women of Westchester Working Together) said over 7 years ago,
"With Debbie Gartner's help at Floor Coverings International -- yes, the "flooring girl" herself -- I've learned to work with and love Activerain's community. This site has really helped to grow my company's SEO on Google and our presence in my local market. ~ Hillary Sheperd, Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY, owner."
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Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake (Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho): Real Estate Agent in Sandpoint, ID Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake (Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho) said over 7 years ago,
"Being a member of ActiveRain certainly has been a rewarding adventure. I did not anticipate the great relationships that we develop through blogging and blog commenting. ActiveRain offers its members an unprecedented opportunity to learn and confer with fellow professionals in the Real Estate industry at level that rivals a typical company meeting. I am very grateful for the knowledge I've been able attain through this format.
Localism provides another great opportunity to connect with customers in my area (in this case Sandpoint, Idaho and Schweitzer Mountain Resort). The opportunity to read blogs describing the area a customer is interested in relocating to, is a valuable tool for both the customer and myself. I have had success directing my customers to the Localism area of my AR site.
In the short time I have been on AR, I have acquired a quality listing and 2 quality leads...a direct result of either blogging or because of the presence of my profile page available to potential customers. By reading an agent's AR blogs, a customer can gain an in-depth understanding of a local agent and make an educated determination if this person is the right fit for a real estate purchase."
Ed Poirier, Top 100 Agent - over $350 million in home sales! (Coldwell Banker Top 1%): Real Estate Agent in Parkland, FL Ed Poirier, Top 100 Agent - over $350 million in home sales! (Coldwell Banker Top 1%) said over 7 years ago,
"I have had multiple clients contact me through Activerain and I have listed and sold homes from that initial contact on Activerain! I recently got another sale from someone who saw my sign on the listing I got from Activerain. It is a never ending loop & the contacts keep coming in!"
Deanna Reiten: Services for Real Estate Pros in Bismarck, ND Deanna Reiten said over 7 years ago,
"this site is difficult to opt out of - if I would have know that I would not have subscribed in the first place!"
Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services): Real Estate Agent in Solon, OH Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) said over 7 years ago,
"Our involvement with Active Rain has been a very positive experience. In addition to the increased web exposure that AR give us, we have also been able to network with some very knowledgeable agents around the country. Reading the posts here and interacting is a great way to learn more about real estate, and this has lead to us being more efficient and productive in our personal business."
Cindy Crutcher, Real Estate Broker - Exit Realty Crutcher Lawrenceburg KY (Lawrenceburg KY Foreclosures & Government Owned Properties): Real Estate Agent in Lawrenceburg, KY Cindy Crutcher, Real Estate Broker - Exit Realty Crutcher Lawrenceburg KY (Lawrenceburg KY Foreclosures & Government Owned Properties) said over 7 years ago,
"I have only been on active rain about six weeks and I have learned so much. Earlier today, I needed to refer a listing to South Carolina. I decided to turn to Active Rain. I read profiles of several agents and then I picked one that I thought would match the personality of the seller. She was as great on the phone as she was on her profile. She met the sellers earlier this evening and listed the property. Thank you Active Rain for helping me put a great agent in the hands of a seller. Now, I just can't wait for the check!"
William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.  (WHISPERING PINES REALTY): Real Estate Broker/Owner in North Branch, MN William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) said over 7 years ago,
"I have been turning down offers for years to put my company's name on the front page of Google, and Bing and Yahoo and a number of others. But for that same period, I have already been on the front page of all of these sites without spending a dime. I give all the credit to Active Rain and the Blogging I do every day. My call volume is way up and I can attribute about 60% to my internet placement.

Thanks Active Rain!


I was having problems getting a client qualified. Good credit, but just low on cash. I read a blog from a lender about a program he was using. I called my favorite lender, told him about it and in two days we had a loan that worked for my client. Without the AR lender blog, I would have lost the sale! Thanks Active Rain! Keep up the good work.

I have also had several referrals that with out My Active Rain friends I would not have received.

The seller after interviewing several agents called me back and had me do his listing. After my initial presentation, I gave him the localism site so he could read my blogs. He said that the blogs gave him a feeling of trust and friendship.

Active Rain again Rules. I had a call from an out of state seller. "What is Active Rain?" The caller asked. Asfter my explanation, I was asked to list a rental home.
My profile was one of the first to pop up. It doesn't get any better than that.

www.whisperingpinesrealtymn.com"