ActiveRain Success Stories

Teri Deane, Realtor, ABR, CRS, SFR - The Deane Team  (RE/MAX 100): Real Estate Agent in Columbia, MD Teri Deane, Realtor, ABR, CRS, SFR - The Deane Team (RE/MAX 100) said almost 9 years ago,
"Among the many friends that I have found on ActiveRain, I have developed a wonderful referral relationship with Nishika Jones-Green in Florida. She has sent me several clients (buyers and sellers) in the Baltimore area and I have enjoyed working with them all."
Rich Barker,  Rich Barker Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Keller Williams Arizona Realty): Real Estate Agent in Fountain Hills, AZ Rich Barker, Rich Barker Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Keller Williams Arizona Realty) said almost 9 years ago,
"It all started with a phone call and a visit from Chip Kron and Ricky Khamis from educate2earn.com and AmeriFirst Financial Inc. They were so fired up to show me the power of ActiveRain and combining ePropertySites. What they did for me and my team of Agents was amazing! I am so grateful they showed me how to leverage these two internet "SUPERSTARS" to help us sell our listing's faster and service our clients better by finding them potential buyers who want more info on their homes. Now that they have taught us how to get our listings on the 1st page of Google it will help us get more listing clients. Definitely gives us an edge over of competition when we are going in for the listing "INTERVIEW" You both ROCK!!"
Teresa Latham-Skridla (Century 21 Affiliated): Services for Real Estate Pros in Loves Park, IL Teresa Latham-Skridla (Century 21 Affiliated) said almost 9 years ago,
"ActiveRain has changed my Google ranking by teaching me how to put tags after blog posts & explained to me why it is important to have hyper-local content. I know have webpages on the first page of google using the serve term Loves Park real estate. I run the website SoldOnToni.com & know it is appearing on the first page of google using search terms Loves Park real estate. Thank You ActiveRain!"
Justin Donaton (Coastwalk Real Estate): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Carolina Beach, NC Justin Donaton (Coastwalk Real Estate) said almost 9 years ago,
"I have learned so much for complete strangers who equally enjoy and have a passion for real estate!"
Pat  O'Brien (RE/MAX ACCESS): Real Estate Agent in Cibolo, TX Pat O'Brien (RE/MAX ACCESS) said almost 9 years ago,
"With two blogging machines in my office, I get lazy and get way behind. I have watched the business come in and have been amazed. The success is in the great people that I have met through their work, so am working harder myself!"
Chicago dentist (Archer Office): Services for Real Estate Pros in Chicago, IL Chicago dentist (Archer Office) said almost 9 years ago,
"If your teeth are infected due to cavities and cracks that are causing swelling and discomfort in the area, you can get complete relief if you opt for Dental Root Canal Therapy. If your teeth are uneven, chipped, discolored, distorted, crooked or spaced unevenly, Dental Veneers will provide you an aesthetic appearance because the shape and color of the teeth are changed by cementing Veneers that are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic. Teeth Whitening adds immensely to the value of your smile that will make you more confident and look younger. You can get relief from tooth aches; mild, chronic or intense that may be caused due to a number of reasons such as cavity, cracked or fractured tooth and gum diseases."
Craig Reeves, HIGH Information...NEVER High Pressure (Keller Williams Realty Jupiter): Real Estate Agent in Jupiter, FL Craig Reeves, HIGH Information...NEVER High Pressure (Keller Williams Realty Jupiter) said almost 9 years ago,
"Active Rain has allowed my clients to see their homes listed for sale on the first page of Google which in turn has resulted in more listings within my farm area as well as buyers who have contacted me to see these and other listings in my farm area."
Zach Skoglund, Remax Results Sartell,  Minnesota - 320-310-9018 (Sartell Minnesota REMAX Results Realestate Service): Real Estate Agent in Sartell, MN Zach Skoglund, Remax Results Sartell, Minnesota - 320-310-9018 (Sartell Minnesota REMAX Results Realestate Service) said almost 9 years ago,
"About RE/MAX

40 Years of Outstanding Agents & Outstanding Results

From a single office that opened in 1973 in Denver, Colo., RE/MAX has grown into a global real estate network of franchisee-owned and -operated offices with nearly 90,000 Sales Associates.

Those agents constitute the world's most productive real estate sales force. Through their efforts, they've made it possible to say that nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX.

RE/MAX, LLC is a privately held company still based in Denver and led by its founders, Dave and Gail Liniger. The system is based on attracting productive agents and providing them with valuable support, incredible brand awareness, educational opportunities and other competitive advantages.

Customer service – built on a foundation of drive, experience and education – is the cornerstone of RE/MAX success. The RE/MAX track record built over the past 40 years is proof that a focus on the customer's needs, backed by the ability to deliver, remains as important as ever.

In other words, great things happen when driven individuals come together and treat real estate as a profession. And that, in a nutshell, is RE/MAX."
Ray Garrett, Jr., Director of Productivity and Innovation (Realogy Holdings Co): Real Estate Technology in Richmond, VA Ray Garrett, Jr., Director of Productivity and Innovation (Realogy Holdings Co) said almost 9 years ago,
"As an agent and manager, I have used Active Rain successfully to reach out to new agents, and build ZipRealty's brand on a national level. I interact with new agents daily, and the networking opportunities locally have been tremendous."
MaryJo Cammarota (Cammarota Real Estate): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Kenilworth, NJ MaryJo Cammarota (Cammarota Real Estate) said almost 9 years ago,
"In 2008, with my 5 children getting older, I made the decision to return to school and become a licensed Real Estate Agent and join the family business at R.O. Cammarota Agency founded in 1962 by my late father-in-law.
While finding the challenges of real estate sales very fulfilling, in August of 2011 I decided to return to school once again to further my career in Real Estate and obtain my Brokers License.
With the sudden passing of my father-in-law came the co-ownership, with my husband Michael and the formation of Cammarota Real Estate in October 2011.
Presently we are continuing to grow our firm by hiring ambitious licensed agents and bringing Cammarota Real Estate into the next generation of success!
Our team of Sales Associates prides themselves in specializing in Sales and Leasing of Residential and Commercial Real Estate in Union and Ocean Counties."
Glenn Roberts (Retired): Home Builder in Seattle, WA Glenn Roberts (Retired) said almost 9 years ago,
"How do you measure success? Is it the, "I got a call from a blog and it turned into a $... sale? Is it, "A referral came in from a person I subscribe to and the listing was..." ?

I wrote my first blog on Active Rain in April of 2009, and made a few comments that week as well. But then I went away and didn't return until January of 2010. On January 30, 2010 I wrote my second blog. I'd been commenting all month. I'd been reading and learning. After 25 years in the business, I thought I knew most everything I needed to know. But all that January I was learning some amazing stuff.

Agents were posting about experiences and getting comments about agent and client behavior. Agents were blogging about blogging. No damn wonder I wasn't getting any readers on my blogging efforts in other venues. Agents were blogging about methods they use for client acquisition and client conversion. Agents were blogging about points.

Where had I been for 25 years. This stuff is all new. Videos. Pictures. Localism. Content.

I've always been a little slow. After several months and 90 blogs I hadn't had a feature. Had few subscribers. Had the blues. I was planning my "100 posts and not a feature yet" pity post when I finally got one. It was a big surprise. Don't have any idea what triggered it. Now I'm up to 200 posts, 20 features and almost 200,000 points. My 200th post got over 150 comments. With round numbers like that, I just had to say something. Today, I feel like I'm a successful Active Rain blogger. I'm doing okay. I've got readers. I've learned more about real estate in 1 year than I learned the previous 24. But most importantly, I'm a better real estate agent. I know new ways to serve my clients better. I have tools to make me more professional. I now have a way to measure myself against the standards I claim to have.

Success comes in many forms. I'm a success just by being here, and loving it."
Soft Solutions (Soft Solutions): Services for Real Estate Pros in International, IT Soft Solutions (Soft Solutions) said almost 9 years ago,
"Another popular trend is CMS supporting marketing automation. Marketing experts continuously demand for world class softwares that enable them to carry out their digital marketing in the most efficient way. But for this, they need to a master a multitude of softwares and learn to operate them. Here lies the role of CMS that eliminates the need to master different softwares by providing all processes at just one place."
Ellen Barton, "When Trust Matters!" (Ellen Barton, N.Y. Real Estate Brokerage): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Staten Island, NY Ellen Barton, "When Trust Matters!" (Ellen Barton, N.Y. Real Estate Brokerage) said almost 9 years ago,
"1ST CLASS SERVICE * 1St CLASS RESULTS"
Eldridge Pointe (Eldridge Pointe Office Condominiums,L.L.C): Services for Real Estate Pros in Sugar Land, TX Eldridge Pointe (Eldridge Pointe Office Condominiums,L.L.C) said almost 9 years ago,
"Sugar land office space sale at Eldridge Road & HWY 90, Highway 90 at Eldridge, Sugar Land TX 77478 is located in Fort bend County, considered as the number one city in the United States where your business will flourish to your expectation if you take office condo suiting to your need and budget. In case your budget does not permit initially for larger investment, you can purchase your professional office condo units varying between 728 square feet to 5,824 square feet. This will be particularly beneficial to you if you are just starting your profession in a desired location, because of the uncertainty associated with any kind of new venture. Invest economically and start your new business office condo in Eldridge Pointe."
Anne  M. Costello (Weidel Realtors): Real Estate Agent in Yardley, PA Anne M. Costello (Weidel Realtors) said almost 9 years ago,
"My Active Rain success story began when I attended Rain Camp and re-energized my Active Rain presence. In the past three and a half months, I have started blogging, done a substantial amount of commenting and learned more than I ever thought possible. I work in a small office - by choice - and have found the thing I miss the most is mentoring from more experienced agents. I have found that mentoring hear in The Rain. I learn so much every day on trends, best practices, marketing, inspection issues, photography, short sales, loan products and practices - the list is endless. I have developed a core group of Active Rainers that I follow religiously. I am becoming a better Realtor and am happy to share my knowledge with my colleagues. I hope to give as much as I receive. That will come in time. Thank you Active Rain for the lift that I needed and the push to take my business to a higher level."
Julia Fordtner (Aspire Realty Group): Managing Real Estate Broker in Phoenix, AZ Julia Fordtner (Aspire Realty Group) said almost 9 years ago,
"I've been able to research Realtors in other states and confidently given referals to people that I'm sure will take care of my people. I'm happy to take referrals, and give a referral fee to, my fellow Realtors. I enjoy the advice in the blogs and love writing about subdivisions I'm familiar with."
Robert Nichols, Boston Real Estate Expert! (Boston Trust Realty Group): Real Estate Agent in Boston, MA Robert Nichols, Boston Real Estate Expert! (Boston Trust Realty Group) said almost 9 years ago,
"Since Joining active Rain I have received numerous leads on-line. Active rain enabled me to get noticed on Google and bring visitors to my website. Blogging and social media is the best way to get business in the 21st century."
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi, The Nines Team in Lodi (The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi): Real Estate Agent in Lodi, CA Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi, The Nines Team in Lodi (The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi) said almost 9 years ago,
"When I relocated the Team office from one area of the Central Valley to another, I was concerned about visibility in our new service area. I started a unique Rainmaker account for our new location, and in less than 60 days we are receiving unsolicited internet leads; we are in the top 10 in our county and number 2 and featured for our city… all on the new account. ActiveRain helped “put us on the map” … fast! Since we still market in our former location, ActiveRain has allowed us to maintain our marketing traction; top 5 in the county and still number 2 in the city! ActiveRain success … in two cities!"
Barbara S. Duncan,  GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage): Real Estate Agent in Searcy, AR Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) said almost 9 years ago,
"Activerain has been fun! I've met people from all over the country and some outside the United States. I've even met a squirrel named Nutsy who sometimes hi-jacks my blogs. Activerain is a place where realtors, home-inspectors, lenders, stagers and other interesting folks come together. Activerain, actually, is still fun!"
Apple Valley Lake (REMAX Stars Realty): Real Estate Agent in Howard, OH Apple Valley Lake (REMAX Stars Realty) said almost 9 years ago,
"Our involvement with ActiveRain continues to connect us with customers and clients who are interested in having us help them with Apple Valley Lake homes and also lots at the Apple Valley Lake. ActiveRain has become such an important part of our regular marketing that each of our team members and our assistants are utilizing ActiveRain in some form or another. During our first two weeks on ActiveRain we improved our presence with Google and we now are listed in 4 of the top 10 spots on page 1 of Google."