ActiveRain Success Stories

Toney B. Black, Sr., MBA, "Your Realtor of Choice" Integrity 1st (Allen Tate Realtors): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Concord, NC Toney B. Black, Sr., MBA, "Your Realtor of Choice" Integrity 1st (Allen Tate Realtors) said over 7 years ago,
"Met an agent from North Carolina on this site. She referred me a Military client who was referred to her. Since she didn't cover my area, she gave me the opportunity and got them over to me and the Lord blessed! I was able to quickly get them qualified and moved into their new home with in about 45 days from when the referral came in. To God be the glory! Clients were extremely happy and the other agent and myself was very happy also! Thanks again North Carolina!"
Christopher Powell, Regional Selection Manager (RE/MAX GOLD): Real Estate Agent in Fairfield, CA Christopher Powell, Regional Selection Manager (RE/MAX GOLD) said over 7 years ago,
"Active Rain has been responsible for getting me many referrals on a yearly basis!!!!!!"
Judi Boad (ACCURATE REALTY GROUP): Services for Real Estate Pros in Seattle, WA Judi Boad (ACCURATE REALTY GROUP) said over 7 years ago,
"I am very happy to announce that our presence in Active Rain and the efforts we have put into our marketing and search engine optimization have provided us with the opportunity to expand our business!

Not only are we providing professional real estate service to our clients in Scottsdale and the Greater Phoenix area, we have been able to implement our models and systems in Seattle and have been guiding clients in the right direction with all of their real estate needs in Seattle as well. It is indeed possible to have the very best agents helping you whether you are looking at Scottsdale homes for sale or Seattle homes for sale.

Thank you Active Rain!"
Michelle Mathews, NMLS 195916 (Movement Mortgage previously known as American Home Mortgage): Mortgage and Lending in Columbia, MD Michelle Mathews, NMLS 195916 (Movement Mortgage previously known as American Home Mortgage) said over 7 years ago,
"A client who I pre-qualified about a year ago, found me on active rain, and started her house search again, and will settle on her new house in about two weeks."
Nathan Duce (Homestar Financial Corporation): Mortgage and Lending in Douglasville, GA Nathan Duce (Homestar Financial Corporation) said over 7 years ago,
"ActiveRain has been a great online marketing tool for me. I started posting information that I thought would help the online community and I've closed a few deals through the contacts made here through AR. THANKS!"
Sandy B (LEAP): Services for Real Estate Pros in Lake Success, NY Sandy B (LEAP) said over 7 years ago,
"We KNOW ActiveRain is going to be a huge, huge, HUGE boost to your business ;-)"
Walter Sarmiento, CDPE, IMSD (RE/MAX Distinguished Homes & Properties): Real Estate Agent in Bronx, NY Walter Sarmiento, CDPE, IMSD (RE/MAX Distinguished Homes & Properties) said over 7 years ago,
"Activerain has helped us tremendously with our search engine optimization. We are just beginning to rank very high for our key words on Google. In fact we rank #1 for the key words "Bronx Keller Williams," which puts us in prime position to pick up referrals from over the 80,000 KW agents around the country that like to refer KW agents."
George Guyott (1st Advantage Realty): Real Estate Agent in Kentwood, MI George Guyott (1st Advantage Realty) said over 7 years ago,
"I posted my profile on Active Rain, and received a referral from an agent out of Arizona 4 days later! I successfully assisted the referred home buyer in his Grand Rapids area purchase, and he is celebrating the holidays in his new home!"
Liz and Bill Spear,  RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com): Real Estate Agent in Mason, OH Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) said over 7 years ago,
"A friend approached us about finding an agent in San Antonio to help his daughter and son-in-law buy their first home. We looked through the local ActiveRain members for San Antonio and found a probable fit in Kristin Moran.
Kristin was extremely fast in responding to both us and the buyers! As a result, she beat out another recommendation to the buyers and is now their Realtor for their purchase. A Win-Win for both of us!"
Suzanne Taylor, Home Sales In Corpus Christi, TX (Ultima Real Estate - Corpus Christi): Real Estate Agent in Corpus Christi, TX Suzanne Taylor, Home Sales In Corpus Christi, TX (Ultima Real Estate - Corpus Christi) said over 7 years ago,
"I have read so many helpful posts on Active Rain. Every day there is a new idea or tip that I was unaware of. I know 2011 is going to be a great year with all the help from Active Rain."
Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Manhattan, NY Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) said over 7 years ago,
"I Love ActiveRain! I joined Active Rain about few months ago, end of 2008. I stumbled across this website as I was just doing random internet research. I thought, who and what is Active Rain? I better get involved! Its search engine optimization is way to powerful for me not to be a part of it. I started a profile, and then I revisit the site little by little, I begin to connect with a community of like minded Real Estate related professionals all around the United States. I felt relief... I have found a support system, a community that I can echo my concerns and issues with, a circle of peers that I can reflect my day to day business decision on, needless to say now that I am an addict to this secret society of mine called 'Active Rain'!!!
Thank you Active Rain for all your support and technology to help our Real Estate industry!"
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Paul Silver, Rhode Island full service real estate firm: Industry Observer in Tiverton, RI Paul Silver, Rhode Island full service real estate firm said over 7 years ago,
"We have received numerous leads from ActiveRain consumers, and two referrals from this site... better than our activity on Facebook or LinkedIn... Great for us, and from what we hear, great for our clients."
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Lisa Schoenhouse, A Team to Trust (Pacific Union International ): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Lafayette, CA Lisa Schoenhouse, A Team to Trust (Pacific Union International ) said over 7 years ago,
"I enjoy all the information from other seasoned agents. It is a great way to keep up with the market and to stay more in tune with my client's needs."
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty): Real Estate Agent in Clearwater, FL Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) said over 7 years ago,
"I joined ActiveRain over 4 years ago. At the time that I joined I had recently relocated down to the Sarasota/Venice/Port Charlotte area of Florida. Through ActiveRain I made new contacts with Realtors and mortgage experts across the nation. ActiveRain also provided a source to share information and obtain the latest updates on what was about to change in our industry.

When I decided to move back up to Pinellas County it was my friends and colleagues here in ActiveRain that assisted in the task of choosing a new brokerage to work with. My ActiveRain contacts have made life more interesting and educational! Here in the Rain I have made lasting friendships and business contacts!

The recent addition of ActiveRain University is a magnificent source of vital information to succeed in the real estate market today! Thank you to the founders who are constantly improving this website and are always there to answer our questions!!!! You guys ARE THE BEST!!!"
Sean Morrissey, Kane and DuPage County Sales & Management (Chicagoland Realty Group Partners LLC): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Aurora, IL Sean Morrissey, Kane and DuPage County Sales & Management (Chicagoland Realty Group Partners LLC) said over 7 years ago,
"I have received many referrals from the ActiveRain system! I love to give referrals and receive them! Let me know how we can work together! I LOVE YOUR RENTAL REFERRALS!!!"
Lorenzy Gordon, Lorenzy Gordon (Caribbean Mortgage): Mortgage and Lending in Los Angeles, CA Lorenzy Gordon, Lorenzy Gordon (Caribbean Mortgage) said over 7 years ago,
"My success story, I passed the NMLS test."
Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans: Mortgage and Lending in Tampa, FL Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans said over 7 years ago,
"I get several calls each week from consumers who read my blogs after one of their Google searches for Government Home Loans. I have several Realtors who refer me clients who are interested in finding out more about the FHA/USDA/VA Loan Products and RESMAC closes more FHA 203K Loans then any other lender in Tampa Florida. That's Active Rain!"
Mary Pope-Handy, CRS, CIPS, ABR, SRES, Silicon Valley (Sereno Group Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Los Gatos, CA Mary Pope-Handy, CRS, CIPS, ABR, SRES, Silicon Valley (Sereno Group Real Estate) said over 7 years ago,
"From blogging on Active Rain I have met other excellent real estate agents and have both sent out and received great referrals."