ActiveRain Success Stories

Cindy Sweeney (Carolinas Triple Crown Realty, LLC): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Waxhaw, NC Cindy Sweeney (Carolinas Triple Crown Realty, LLC) said almost 9 years ago,
"My Newest Friends
I am delighted Amy and Gary discovered me on Active Rain. I am enjoying a wonderful experience getting to know them and helping them realize their real estate goals. As we proceed through the process of selling their lovely Waxhaw home, I will be back to share more of the experience. Right now, I am proud to claim them among my newest friends and owe my gratitute to Active Rain for giving Realtors a place to showcase our business models."
Tim  Riordan (Keller Williams  Buffalo Northtowns): Real Estate Agent in Buffalo, NY Tim Riordan (Keller Williams Buffalo Northtowns) said almost 9 years ago,
"I recently was asked by my sister Danielle to find her a Realtor due to her relocation to Tacoma Washington for a job. After attempting to look up agents via the web, I quickly realized that this would take forever. I sent out a referral request through the Active Rain Network and with in 5 minutes received my first call. I received over a hundred responses after that and was able to narrow it down based on Agent's responses. I refined my criteria as I went based on how well agents read my request and their response time was a factor as well, anyone responding after the second day wasn't even considered. I selected three finalists based on info available through Active Rain or other web based service before even making a phone call. I then called all three Agent's and took notes. After all of this, I forwarded all the information to my sister for her to consider. When we spoke and I shared my opinion, we both agreed and I notified the chosen agent. My sister was extremely happy and just had her offer accepted on a beautiful home overlooking the Sound! Along the way, I learned how to respond to a referral based on how I studied the responses I got. I also learned that this network does work and it is a great tool for all of us to have access to."
Neil Flit (The Law Office of Neil Flit): Real Estate Agent in Guysie, GA Neil Flit (The Law Office of Neil Flit) said almost 9 years ago,
"Our legal team has extensive experience in personal injury claims, including dog bites, trip and falls, security negligence, product recalls and workplace injuries."
Svetlana Stolyarova, Local-n-Global Realty, Broker 216-548-4663 (Local-n-Global Realty, Cleveland and International Real Estate Solution): Real Estate Agent in Mayfield Heights, OH Svetlana Stolyarova, Local-n-Global Realty, Broker 216-548-4663 (Local-n-Global Realty, Cleveland and International Real Estate Solution) said almost 9 years ago,
"I love my Active Rain!

It helps me, my colleagues and my clients - current and future - become friends and help each other. I am privileged to help few investors buy the houses in Shaker Heights OH, duplexes in Cleveland Heights OH, rental properties in South Euclid OH . My ClevelandRealtyBlog.com has already helped me sell houses in Solon OH.

That's a way to sell Real Estate!"
Steven Zimmerman, Husband & Father, @Gulf_Harbors Resident Realtor (Belloise Realty Tropical ): Real Estate Agent in New Port Richey, FL Steven Zimmerman, Husband & Father, @Gulf_Harbors Resident Realtor (Belloise Realty Tropical ) said almost 9 years ago,
"Success in the Rain – and what a better opportunity for me to share a story and play on words
I Live-in, Work, Play & Specialize in the Coastal Community of GULF HARBORS on Florida’s Gulf of Mexico. A Family and Boaters Friendly Community that normally see the better part of 300+ days of Sun a year, however last week we had Rain, heavy rain all week. During this wet week a Buyer’s Agent contacted me to show one of my Canal front Homes to a well Qualified and ready Buyer.
Considering another day of foul weather, and my Seller’s carpeting, I took the opportunity to think 'outside the box'. We scheduled for the following day at Noon and I was there waiting … with the Garage Door Open ! Not only was the Seller’s Agent surprised, but what a ‘true’ way to view a Home… just as if they were coming Home from a day in the Rain.

Steven Zimmerman Realtor ABR GRI
GULF HARBORS Resident, Specialist & Developer's Representative 2000-2011
Belloise Tropical Realty
Steve@SteveZimmerman.com
Pt # 727-534-3226
http://about.me/StevenZimmerman

Living in, Marketing & Selling Florida's all year Waterfront Lifestyle in GULF HARBORS on the Gulf of Mexico."
Stuart Rothstein (Smart Cars Inc.): Title Insurance in Schiller Park, IL Stuart Rothstein (Smart Cars Inc.) said almost 9 years ago,
"Starting his professional life in the financial sector, Stuart Rothstein became involved in ground transportation when he considered the purchase of taxi medallions as an investment in 1994. His due diligence led to the discovery that Chicago livery icenses had just been uncapped and he and partners abandoned taxis and launched a sedan service instead. Now, 18 years later, they have grown out of this original business model and into a high-end livery operation that caters to corporate business travelers and group and event planners. Rothstein attributes much of Smart Cars’ success to membership in the NLA and the Illinois Limousine Association (ILA), which he has served as vice president and secretary/treasurer. As an ILA officer he has worked on myriad challenges including improvements in the city and state licensing process, fighting municipal laws that increase operating expenses, e.g. airport fees, limiting the prevalence of “scabs” at airports, improving airport infrastructure to alleviate staging and access problems and cultivating relationships among members of the community. Since 2009 he also has served on the NLA board of directors and, for the past two years, as NLA treasurer."
Growing Room (Growing Room: Child Development Centers): Real Estate Agent in Port St Lucie, FL Growing Room (Growing Room: Child Development Centers) said almost 9 years ago,
"Our goal is to provide an enriching environment with nurturing teachers and a planned, developmentally-appropriate curriculum."
Bonnie David (Quantum Real Estate, Inc.): Real Estate Agent in South Lyon, MI Bonnie David (Quantum Real Estate, Inc.) said almost 9 years ago,
"I sold two listings which were referred to me from another real estate agent who saw my postings on Active Rain.
I was referred after the listings had been on the market with another real estate agent. I also feel like I gained a couple of good friends throughout the process."
Christine Pappas - REALTOR®, eXp Realty - Because Experience Matters (eXp Realty): Real Estate Agent in Willoughby, OH Christine Pappas - REALTOR®, eXp Realty - Because Experience Matters (eXp Realty) said almost 9 years ago,
"I am so excited to share my recent good news!
I just closed my very first sale as a direct result from blogging and the buyer found me from a local post! Thank you - Thank you - Thank you Bob Stewart for the constant and never ending hounding about local posts!"
Cheryl Nietfeldt (Real Estate Group of Grand Island, Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Grand Island, NE Cheryl Nietfeldt (Real Estate Group of Grand Island, Inc.) said almost 9 years ago,
"ActiveRain is an organization for real estate agents to grow their business by learning better ways to help their clients. I am proud to be a member of such a fine group."
Trevella Williams, Realtor, Salesperson, ABR SFR (Aloha Coast Realty, LLC): Real Estate Agent in Hilo, HI Trevella Williams, Realtor, Salesperson, ABR SFR (Aloha Coast Realty, LLC) said almost 9 years ago,
"My Brokerage received a lovely listing from a client who found us on the rain...then another agent in the brokerage assisted a client to purchase the same listing, the seller is now looking to reinvest the capital and is working with our Brokerage! All from ActiveRain!"
Steve Clement, Maximum Marketing. Maximum Results. (UTR-TEXAS, REALTORS®): Real Estate Agent in League City, TX Steve Clement, Maximum Marketing. Maximum Results. (UTR-TEXAS, REALTORS®) said almost 9 years ago,
"Quite a few people have contacted me after seeing my profiles and updates on the League City neighborhood of Sedona, where I not only help buyers, but am also a resident. Having been through the whole build process with this particular builder has been very helpful when I assist buyers. Active Rain has been a fantastic tool in my real estate business."
Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Coldwell Banker Residential): Real Estate Agent in Naperville, IL Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Coldwell Banker Residential) said almost 9 years ago,
"Active Rain and blogging does work.
Two of my last five listings and my most recent sale have come directly from my blogging efforts here on AR.
It takes time, but I am twice the agent I was before I started blogging on Active Rain in February 2008.
Good luck!"
Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor® (KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA): Real Estate Agent in Georgetown, MA Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor® (KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA) said almost 9 years ago,
"Originally I thought that ActiveRain was just another Real Estate website but I am now learning the value of this site and expect to be able to share how AR has enhanced my business."
Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring): Real Estate Agent in The Woodlands, TX Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) said almost 9 years ago,
"I had a relocation client call me to purchase a $900,000 home here in The Woodlands ... the Best thing they said was every time we "Googled" anything in The Woodlands you kept coming up!!! That got me the sale!"
Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor (MBA Broker Consultants): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Carlsbad, CA Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor (MBA Broker Consultants) said almost 9 years ago,
"ActiveRain has been an extremely valuable resource to keep up with the fast-paced real estate industry. I've been privileged to connect with many of North America's real estate movers and shakers. As a top blog contributor to ActiveRain for my county and city in California, I have to stay on the cutting edge of technology!"
Kimberly Chabrier (A. J. Ryan Realty ): Real Estate Agent in Dania Beach, FL Kimberly Chabrier (A. J. Ryan Realty ) said almost 9 years ago,
"My grand success is helping others even when their isn't a return."
Heidi Reily (Motherlessgoat.com): Services for Real Estate Pros in Phoenix, AZ Heidi Reily (Motherlessgoat.com) said almost 9 years ago,
"I helped a real estate agent recently in Chicago get his website up to the top of Google and leads for buyers are now arriving in his email almost everyday. I think that is a success. :)"
The Salon Professional Academy Huntsville (The Salon Professional Academy Huntsville): Real Estate Agent in Lytton, IA The Salon Professional Academy Huntsville (The Salon Professional Academy Huntsville) said almost 9 years ago,
"As a cosmetology student at the Academy, you will be prepared to perform hair, skin, and nail services on the public."
Brentwood Granite (Brentwood Granite): Real Estate Agent in Alcoa, TN Brentwood Granite (Brentwood Granite) said almost 9 years ago,
"We are a family owned and operated business dedicated to bringing you the finest natural stone, ceramic tile, and porcelain tile."