ActiveRain Success Stories

Steve Spicer (Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene): Real Estate Agent in Spring, TX Steve Spicer (Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene) said over 7 years ago,
"Has yet to be written but I anticipate it will happen shortly. I have seen the writing on the wall and that writing is technology. I believe that real estate has always been about relationships and always will be. I have also learned that many of those relationships have taken to cyberspace and I see AR as a means of furthering those."
Sam Thompson, BIC Services, LLC (BIC Services, LLC): Real Estate Technology in Fayetteville, NC Sam Thompson, BIC Services, LLC (BIC Services, LLC) said over 7 years ago,
"Active Rain is a great place to help get visibility online while helping others with useful information. I enjoy posting blogs for local business to help them with their online visibility too."
Robert May, Real estate consulting (Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate): Real Estate Sales Representative in Lethbridge, AB Robert May, Real estate consulting (Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate) said over 7 years ago,
""I found you on the internet"

Those 6 magic words that are like music to my ears. I have only been on AR for a few months, however my participation has been full throttle and my commitment to it as strong as possible in both time, effort, and money. You can see by my badges that I sponsor a couple of localism communities, I pay for an outside blog, and I have a listing router campaign in operation. I don't spend a fortune, but I do have a financial commitment to this site.

For the first few months here, I blogged and commented like clockwork. I subscribed to interesting posters and added cool people as associates. I learned lots and shared some of my own opinions and insight with other.

About the middle of February, my phone rang. It was a stranger who was in need of some mortgage advice and they had found me on the internet. I helped them with their questions, discovered that they could not get the financing that they were after, and left it at that. Later that same evening, my phone rang again with a second stranger, also seeking mortgage advice. Once again, there was no helping the client, their situation was beyond help. But the whole fact that 2 strangers found me in the same day was just too weird.

Within the week, I received 2 more calls from complete strangers looking for help. Now the quality of these leads was superior, however neither turned into a real deal yet.

The following week, once again my phone rings and more business leads fall into my lap. One of them is an out of area broker needing assistance with a local client. That deal is at the lender and should be complete tomorrow.

I am thrilled and excited with AR and with the many contacts I have made, and especially with the new business that is coming to me because of my presence here."
James A. Browning, MRE REOCertified(R) SSCertified (Browning Real Estate School/REO Institute): Education & Training in International, IT James A. Browning, MRE REOCertified(R) SSCertified (Browning Real Estate School/REO Institute) said over 7 years ago,
"ActiveRain has increased the REO Institute exposure by 10 fold, we are extremely happy with the support that ActiveRain has provided and we highly recommend them. James"
avalet technology, avalettechnology (avalettechnology): Services for Real Estate Pros in Hoschton, GA avalet technology, avalettechnology (avalettechnology) said over 7 years ago,
"Access Control - Access Control Systems - Advertising - Advertising And Marketing - Barcode Scanners - Barcode Scanners Readers - Biometrics Access Control - Biometrics Fingerprint - Biometrics Products - Cctv Camera - Cctv Surveillance System - Control Environments - Customizable Products - DATA CAPTURING - development consulting - Distributor Dealer - Door Locks - E-commerce Advertising - Erp Solution - Fingerprint - Fingerprints Access - Fire Alarm System - Hardware - Home Security - Home Security System - INTERNET ADVERTISING - Internet Marketing - INTERNET SERVICES - Marketing - MARKETING SERVICES - Payroll - Payroll Management - Proximity Card - Proximity Card Readers - Sales Tracking - security - Security Providers - SECURITY SYSTEMS - Smart Cards - Smart Cards Readers - Software Manufacturer - System Integration - Time Attendance Recorders - Time Attendance Software - Tracking - Usb Fingerprint - Usb Fingerprint Scanners - Visitor Management - Web Advertising - Web Design - Web Development - Web Development Consulting - web marketing"
Mike Maeser, Mike Maeser (HOMESMART): Real Estate Agent in Scottsdale, AZ Mike Maeser, Mike Maeser (HOMESMART) said over 7 years ago,
"I am looking forward to my first ActiveRain Success story!!"
Julie Carroll, GRI, ABR, Ph.D. (The Gill Agency): Real Estate Agent in Austin, TX Julie Carroll, GRI, ABR, Ph.D. (The Gill Agency) said over 7 years ago,
"My sister- and brother-in-law contacted me recently to see if I could help them find a Realtor in Sedona, Arizona. I tried several different avenues to find someone, but activerain ended up being the most helpful. I was able to read everyone's bios, see which designations they had earned, and read their testimonials. The bios are probably the most important -- seeing how someone describes themselves and their work tells you a lot about them. After reviewing dozens of agents' sites, I found Beth Larsen's page and she sounded perfect. My sister- and brother-in-law went to Sedona for a preliminary look around, and they were very very pleased with her. Activerain really made me look good, helped me to take good professional care of my family members, and helped me to earn a referral fee."
Cheryl Clayton, Conejo Valley and Simi Valley Realtor (Westlake Village home buyers and sellers Thousand Oaks homes): Real Estate Agent in Westlake Village, CA Cheryl Clayton, Conejo Valley and Simi Valley Realtor (Westlake Village home buyers and sellers Thousand Oaks homes) said over 7 years ago,
"October 2010 - I received a call to take a listing in the city of Atwater Village, CA. This is a little far for me to travel and properly service the listing, so I ran a search on Active Rain for Atwater Village, CA and Jenny Durling's name popped up. I gave her a call to see if she would be interested in the listing and giving me a referral fee. She agreed and we have met with the client! I told Jenny, I feel much more confident in calling someone who is an Active Rain member. She agreed with me... you know they are really working at their business.

October 2010 - I am now working with a client from Canada who found my ActiveRain profile online. He called me initially in August when he was interviewing for a prominent position at a local high profile corporation. I stayed in contact with hime throughout the process and now he has the job and is staying in temporary corporate housing. We are looking for a property and he is getting close to writing a purschase offer. Thank you ActiveRain!

In January of this year I received a call from a buyer who said he found me on the internet and he particularly said he said my Active Rain profile. I represented him in the purchase of his condo and he is a very happy client! And just last month I received another call from a buyer who said she found me on the internet... I am in escrow with her now and she is the sweetest client! It PAYS to be a member of Active Rain!

August 2010, received a call from a prospect in Canada who is interviewing at a very prestigious company in my area. He said he found my profile on ActiveRain... so he called me!"
Cindy Dawson (Dawson & Michael Realty, Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Indianapolis, IN Cindy Dawson (Dawson & Michael Realty, Inc.) said over 7 years ago,
"I am happy to report that I just recently had a closing as a result of a referral from Active Rain. The interesting thing is that I have never met the buyers who are presently living in Japan and they have never personally seen the home. The referral came from Active Rain member Deidre Hayes, CA, (Thanks again, Deidre) of Families of American Military. Thanks to the internet and the young woman's parents who live here in Indianapolis we were able to coordinate the entire process seamlessly. On top of it the couple were first time buyers!! They will be arriving in the states and moving into their new home the first week of April. I love this business!!"
Larson Educational Services, Larson Educational Services (Larson Educational): Education & Training in Fort Myers, FL Larson Educational Services, Larson Educational Services (Larson Educational) said over 7 years ago,
"Our success story is pretty simple: We have always been awesome and we continue to be so. Can't get much more successful than that. ActiveRain seems like a great community of people focused on the same goal: being successful components of the real estate machine. We hope to provide the best training possible and any advertising helps us help people. ActiveRain has been and will continue to be an important cog in the Larson Ed. machine, much like the people are to you."
The Real Estate Professionals (Real Estate Professionals): Services for Real Estate Pros in Salt Lake City, UT The Real Estate Professionals (Real Estate Professionals) said over 7 years ago,
"I have checked and double checked a ton of search engine optimization information with SEO experts on active rain. These experts give me great technical tips and great internet marketing ideas as well. I love that I can continue to learn on active rain."
Lori Cofer, REALTOR, Moscow Idaho Real Estate (Beasley Realty): Real Estate Agent in Moscow, ID Lori Cofer, REALTOR, Moscow Idaho Real Estate (Beasley Realty) said over 7 years ago,
"I joined Active Rain at the beginning of my real estate career. Thanks to the wonderful Active Rain Community, I have learned more about real estate and marketing that I could of hoped for. I have tried other platforms but nothing compares with Active Rain. The proof is in the pudding as they say. I have taken what I have learned here and used it in my business both in assisting buyers and sellers. It is a great place to learn and to share. Thank you so much Active Rain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA (Beasley Realty): Real Estate Agent in Pullman, WA Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA (Beasley Realty) said over 7 years ago,
"I joined Active Rain at the beginning of my real estate career. Thanks to the wonderful Active Rain Community, I have learned more about real estate and marketing that I could of hoped for. I have tried other platforms but nothing compares with Active Rain. The proof is in the pudding as they say. I have taken what I have learned here and used it in my business both in assisting buyers and sellers. It is a great place to learn and to share. Thank you so much Active Rain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Larry Malinowski (McColly Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Valparaiso, IN Larry Malinowski (McColly Real Estate) said over 7 years ago,
"Within 2 years of joining McColly Real estate, a company with over 500 agents throughout Northwest Indiana and South Chicagoland I became one of their top 20 producing agents and the number one sales/listing agent for the local Valparaiso office."
shara pova, sharapova (sweepstakesprovider): Services for Real Estate Pros in Eastside, FL shara pova, sharapova (sweepstakesprovider) said over 7 years ago,
"Sweepstakesprovider.com is the distributor of cutting edge internet sweepstakes software.

We have a dedicated commitment to continue to break ground in internet cafes sweepstakes technology,
to increase participation and enjoyment and further our role in entertaining those individuals who enjoy our
internet sweepstakes cafes promotional software systems.
The only way to really win a sweepstakes is to be the one running it.
866-606-4673

111 northway rd,
suite E, columbia,
sc 29201, USA"
Kelly Willey, Florida Keys Luxury Sales, Marathon, Key Colony (Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Marathon, FL Kelly Willey, Florida Keys Luxury Sales, Marathon, Key Colony (Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS) said over 7 years ago,
"In just a short time on Active Rain I have listed a property and received many inquiries from buyers looking in the Florida Keys. These calls are all a direct result of the information given out on my Active Rain blog. Active Rain is a great way to know and be known on the web!!!!"
Maria Groves (Remax Leading Edge): Real Estate Agent in Annapolis, MD Maria Groves (Remax Leading Edge) said over 7 years ago,
"I have had 3 new and previous clients that found me on active rain!"
Marcy Collins (Sotheby's International Realty | Sunset Strip Brokerage): Real Estate Agent in Los Angeles, CA Marcy Collins (Sotheby's International Realty | Sunset Strip Brokerage) said over 7 years ago,
"My adventure in real estate began selling advertising space for a local weekly paper in Santa Barbara County. A client of mine was a major real estate developer and he was looking to expand his sales team. For many years I had co-owned and managed health clubs and worked two jobs while making my way through college for business management. I had a strong work ethic and a natural focus to my career that helped me excel to where I am today.

Over the past decade I have sold hundreds of homes in both Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties, many to repeat buyers. I have been a consistent Top Producer and strive to educate myself on the ever-changing real estate market. As a full time Realtor I am committed to my clients and intend to maintain the same care, honesty, and integrity that I would only expect for myself.

I hope your search ends here when looking for a real estate professional and I look forward to answering your Real Estate questions or needs. Please do not hesitate to call me.

Marcy"
Eric J, Dream Home Financing (Eric J -   Dream Home Financing): Services for Real Estate Pros in Freehold, NJ Eric J, Dream Home Financing (Eric J - Dream Home Financing) said over 7 years ago,
"After posting an entry, I noticed that within a few minutes it was already landing on the first page when executing a google search on a related key word.

Update - This has happened on multiple occasions !"
Vickie Slade, Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On (Colorado Landmark, Realtors): Real Estate Agent in Boulder, CO Vickie Slade, Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On (Colorado Landmark, Realtors) said over 7 years ago,
"Active Rain works.... keep blogging. You never know who is reading your blog or what blog post you write will attract someone to you.

I met a fellow Keller Williams Agent through Active Rain who lives in Colorado Springs. She had a long time client whose son was getting ready to attend the University of Colorado. Her client was looking for a condo near CU. She found me on active rain, read my blog, connected with me, and entrusted me with her long time client/friend (a referral)......awesome!

Recently, an agent from Vail Colorado contacted me (Vail is about 2.5 hours west of Boulder). She told me she was coming to Boulder and wanted to schedule an appointment with me while she was here. She had been reading my blog and felt a connection. She felt as though I was someone she could confidently refer business to and wanted to meet me and add me to her referral network.

Last night, I received a message through Active Rian from a buyer in Florida. She had been looking to relocate to Boulder and didn't know where to start. She ran across my blog and saw that I had posted about Boulder being a pet friendly community and posted pictures of my own pets. She, having run her own animal rescue for cats is compassionate about animals. She felt she could connect with me and I would be a good fit to help her find her new home here in Boulder."