ActiveRain Success Stories

Debbie Jensen (KW Vermont): Real Estate Agent in Colchester, VT Debbie Jensen (KW Vermont) said almost 8 years ago,
"I was in Colorado visiting my son and daughter-in-law and on this trip I happened to drive my car. I have magnetic signs on my car and someone in my son's neighborhood kept seeing my car and the signs. She found me via ActiveRain and when she relocates to Arizona in 3 months she's hired me as her Real Estate agent. I'll keep you posted!"
Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Ellicott City, MD Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) said almost 8 years ago,
"I have multiple calls on different subjects that I have posted on Active Rain. I had a listing appointment last year that was a result of a family finding me thanks to one of my post tags. Just last week a lady found me on Active Rain and called me about listing her 22 acre farm. That is not my field (so to speak) so I referred her to a fellow agent."
Jeremy De La Garza, Corpus Christi, TX (Corpus Christi Realty Group): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Corpus Christi, TX Jeremy De La Garza, Corpus Christi, TX (Corpus Christi Realty Group) said almost 8 years ago,
"I have received several referrals form Active Rain, and believe it is truly a benefit to Realtors to gain knowledge and experience from others who have already been through what we are about to go through."
Daniel J. Farkas (1st advantage realty): Real Estate Agent in Grand Rapids, MI Daniel J. Farkas (1st advantage realty) said almost 8 years ago,
"Lately I have been specializing in HUD, Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae homes. I work with many banks and also have my ABR and GRI. I know bank owned homes in Grand Rapids and have sold many from any bank."
Kristen Heyen Noble (Stage It List It Sell It): Home Stager in Rochester, NY Kristen Heyen Noble (Stage It List It Sell It) said almost 8 years ago,
"Google me and find over 35 pages. I have averaged over $3.8 million in sales since my second year as an agent. I answer my own phone and do not use an appointment service. Home staging is free for all my sellers. It works. Call me today!"
Jennifer  Angelle (idzsolutions): Real Estate Agent in Atka, AK Jennifer Angelle (idzsolutions) said almost 8 years ago,
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chael joemi: Real Estate Agent in Evergreen, AL chael joemi said almost 8 years ago,
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Michael W. Oldham, CCIM, GRI, REO, CPS (RE/MAX GRUPE GOLD): Commercial Real Estate Agent in Stockton, CA Michael W. Oldham, CCIM, GRI, REO, CPS (RE/MAX GRUPE GOLD) said almost 8 years ago,
"This site has served me well for education, and referals. The international source of master minding is endless. I am on automatic pilot for the daily Active Rain sources and most always get ideas or an AHA."
TIM MONCRIEF, Over 2,000 homes sold….. (Tim Monciref): Real Estate Agent in Austin, TX TIM MONCRIEF, Over 2,000 homes sold….. (Tim Monciref) said almost 8 years ago,
"My Active Rain Success Story is not a story, but stories. Every and every single day of the year when prospects Google me or any of my farming communities, or any STREET in my farming communities, either ACTIVE RAIN or LOCALISM shows up. This is the most powerful tool to attain high Google rankings than any source I have used to date. I am contacted every week by prospects that have heard of who I am and have Google my name and have contacted me through ACTIVE RAIN.

Thank you ACTIVE RAIN....not for one story, but for stories each and every day."
Bret Nida (REAL ESTATE CENTRAL): Real Estate Agent in Charleston, WV Bret Nida (REAL ESTATE CENTRAL) said almost 8 years ago,
"ActiveRain has projected my web presence to the top in search engines when people are search for Keywords of "Homes for sale in Charleston WV" or "Charleston WV Realtor" Thanks AR!"
Tara Stone, NJ Estates and Stables (eXp Realty): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Alexandria Township, NJ Tara Stone, NJ Estates and Stables (eXp Realty) said almost 8 years ago,
"These Clients Found Me on ActiveRain! These Clients Chose Me Because Of My AR Profile!

SOLD! New Client Testimonial: 1/11/2012

My wife and I got in touch with Tara when we were planning to relocate to NJ back in March of 2011, and were looking toward buying a single family home. We opted for Tara after reading testimonials about her on her then website. Having worked with her, I can say that all those glowing testimonials were absolutely true!! Tara is a charm to work with! Whenever I flew in for scheduled viewings, she was very punctual about time, and had done all the necessary research about the property of interest. She was extremely patient, showed us what we interested in, but also showed us what was on the market, which allowed us to think outside of the box. Once we found our desired house, she worked very much in our interest to negotiate a great price!! And then she literally hand-held us till the closing..... Summary: Based on my experience with Tara, I have no hesitation in fully recommending her to all seeking a great real estate agent!! Positives: Charming personality and friendly disposition, respectful of others' time, highly knowledgeable, very patient, ability to identify one's needs with respect to a desired property, works tirelessly till the end-game. Negatives: Can't think of any.…MORE

My Response: Jiju and Sheron, Thank you so much for the beautiful words. I truly appreciate the time you took to write this review and it was my pleasure to help you find your first home in New Jersey. Warmest Regards, Tara

Thank You ActiveRain For Providing This Amazing Platform!

~ Forever Yours Tara"
Barb & Sal Dragotta, Macomb County Michigan: Real Estate Agent in Macomb, MI Barb & Sal Dragotta, Macomb County Michigan said almost 8 years ago,
"as of 2 /24/2009 I consider our Active Rain Success Story to be: meeting in the Rain with some of the neatest & informed professionals out there in the world. in these past 5.5 months [ is it really that short of a time?], we,I have been accepted in Blog land by the above mentioned Rainers. Also, but not less important, is the wealth of information offered on AR by Agents, Brokers, Other related Professionals; and lastly, I love the fact that so many others gifted with Humor--true, non hurtful humor-exist and share the beauty of being that kind of person. Thanks to AR and all Rainers . Barb & Sal, too [ he enjoys all the info & fun that I share--he will NOT Blog ]"
Tanya Redic, e-Pro, SFR (CIDER Properties): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Tyler, TX Tanya Redic, e-Pro, SFR (CIDER Properties) said almost 8 years ago,
"I've received several referrals & leads from ActiveRain. ActiveRain is also the website to visit for any real estate related question."
Joan Inglis, Master Accredited Staging Professional, Home Staging, Model Merchandising, Interior Design (Carolina Spaces, LLC  www.CarolinaSpaces.com): Home Stager in Charlotte, NC Joan Inglis, Master Accredited Staging Professional, Home Staging, Model Merchandising, Interior Design (Carolina Spaces, LLC www.CarolinaSpaces.com) said almost 8 years ago,
"Posting on ActiveRain has brought up the ranking of my web site www.CarolinaSpaces.com on search engines that has led to increased business. I have also had direct business from Realtors who have found me on ActiveRain, or have visted my www.CarolinaSpaces.com web site from posting on ActiveRain. One of the best resources I have found in ActiveRain is the international listing of real estate agents. I frequently get requests for real estate assistance from various locations and I know that there are several agents who post on ActiveRain whom I can trust and can refer business."
Jeanne Kozak, REALTOR and Broker/Owner in WV and VA (RE/MAX In Action): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Martinsburg, WV Jeanne Kozak, REALTOR and Broker/Owner in WV and VA (RE/MAX In Action) said almost 8 years ago,
"I started full time on Active Rain with The 31 Days of January Challenge, and am happy to say, I DID IT! I am now doing the Valentine Blogger challenge and so far so good. I read as much as I can find time for and try to comment on other members blogs. I have new friends and associates, I have received emails asking for my advice on things I have blogged about, that is a great feeling. But my best AR Success Story is a new relationship with a referral company that has provided me with 12+ active clients, all good potential buyers, with one under contract already...NOW that is in about 45 days! Where have you seen that kind of return lately? I have seen activity increase on my website also. Thanks to the AR rep that called me and gave me the $2 a month trial offer! Less than a cup of coffee!"
Brad Kessel (Prudential California Realty): Real Estate Agent in Yorba Linda, CA Brad Kessel (Prudential California Realty) said almost 8 years ago,
"ActiveRain has really put me in touch with true professionals at a time where information and business practices are more crucial than ever. Networking has become more important than ever. And, our appearance in public as trusted professionals is more important than ever as well."
Kathie Aldum, Real Estate Technology Associates (www.RealEstate-Technology.com): Services for Real Estate Pros in Austin, TX Kathie Aldum, Real Estate Technology Associates (www.RealEstate-Technology.com) said almost 8 years ago,
"We highly recommend an Active Rain Rainmaker account to our clients to boost Hyperlocal Marketing exposure. There is no better way to dominate your local market online that through blogging with Active Rain. We have clients on Page 1 of Google to prove it!"
Colin Moody (HCo Properties): Real Estate Agent in Durham, NC Colin Moody (HCo Properties) said almost 8 years ago,
"This week I received my second buyer contact from a potential buyer who found me online through my AR Blog. She'd been driving through one of the neighborhoods that I'd posted a blog about and although their were multiple sale signs in the subdivision, she did not call on any of the signs. Instead, she went home to her computer and googled the neighborhood that she'd just driven through.

Guess who's blog posts came up? My Active Rain post. She called me directly and I've since referred her to a lender for pre-approval. This is not a sale yet but just another confirmation that my work on AR is being found and read by potential clients. I've been blogging for a while but only recently on the AR platform, so I'm excited to know that folks who view my content will actually pick up the phone and call. Thanks AR."
Johnny James (ReeBroker Group): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Palmdale, CA Johnny James (ReeBroker Group) said almost 8 years ago,
"AR is an awesome place to network with other professionals."
Tanya Nouwens, Montreal Real Estate Broker & Stager (RE/MAX ROYAL (JORDAN) INC. / Tanya Nouwens Inc. www.readysetsold.ca): Real Estate Sales Representative in Montreal West Island, QC Tanya Nouwens, Montreal Real Estate Broker & Stager (RE/MAX ROYAL (JORDAN) INC. / Tanya Nouwens Inc. www.readysetsold.ca) said almost 8 years ago,
"Is it a success story to have found a place for professional camaraderie, answers to my questions, answers to questions I didn't even know I had, a laugh any time I need it, witty-iness that could be the makings of a successful sitcom, tips and strategies to build my business, approaches to manage my time more wisely, bits of information to help me be a better real estate professional, a forum to share my thoughts and ideas, a place to make my mark in real estate, and encouragement to keep coming back here for more? If so, then Active Rain IS my success story."