ActiveRain Success Stories

Candice Apple Associates (Candice Apple and Associates): Real Estate Agent in Leasburg, NC Candice Apple Associates (Candice Apple and Associates) said almost 9 years ago,
"We are the experts with Social Security claims and appeals. We advocate for your needs and rights when you have been denied social security disability benefits."
Arte Resort Retirement (Arte Resort Retirement): Real Estate Agent in Sonoita, AZ Arte Resort Retirement (Arte Resort Retirement) said almost 9 years ago,
"Whether you're looking for independent or assisted living in Scottsdale, the Arté offers both options along with unmatched affordability and flexibility."
Christin Griffin, CDPE, Short Sale Queen (Realty ONE Group): Real Estate Agent in Las Vegas, NV Christin Griffin, CDPE, Short Sale Queen (Realty ONE Group) said almost 9 years ago,
"I joined AR in May 2007. I started blogging and from that day forward I have never had a problem with SEO placement. I am always on the top of the list when someone googles me. It's amazing how easy it was! I also have received several referrals through the network and created valuable partners in business nationwide. AR ROCKS!"
Pinegar Chevrolet (Pinegar Chevrolet): Real Estate Agent in Purdy, MO Pinegar Chevrolet (Pinegar Chevrolet) said almost 9 years ago,
"Pinegar Chevrolet, family owned and operated for 30 years. We sell not only new Chevrolets, but quality Program and Pre-Owned vehicles."
Bill Risser, Fidelity National Title - Tampa District (Fidelity National Title): Title Insurance in Saint Petersburg, FL Bill Risser, Fidelity National Title - Tampa District (Fidelity National Title) said almost 9 years ago,
"My involvement in Active Rain as an affiliate has allowed me to introduce and teach area Realtors how to get started on AR. AR is a core component of my Social Networking class that I teach to agents in the South East Valley. Thanks AR for one more resource!!

Now through AR, I'm meeting more and more agents IRL!! This is allowing me to deepen these relationships and earn more business!

Our Active Rain Workshops have become so popular, we have to limit the attendees so we keep providing top notch support as the agents in the Phoenix area get their AR profiles up and running. These are hands-on, BYOL (Bring your own Laptop) events that show you the nuts and bolts of ActiveRain.

The success of the AR workshops has increased attendance at the rest of our Social Media Series for Realtors. We have connected with over 100 agents in a meaningful way, all because I signed up for AR in November of 2008. Thanks Active Rain!

The workshops have now evolved into our Social Media Mission Impossible, which is an all day bootcamp to get motivated agents up and running on AR, Google, Twitter, and Facebook. To see if it is for you, check out http://www.mytitleguypaul.com

Update: The first Social Media Bootcamp for Realtors was a huge success... 7 agents hunkered down for 8 hours to learn how to use Active Rain, Google, Twitter, Facebook, and more! Look in the Testimonials for what some of the participants had to say!

And now, my blogging,which started in Active Rain, has now grown into guest author posts with Realtors in my town. I don't think this happens without the training that Active Rain provides!"
Realty Trust Auctions (Realty Trust Auctions): Real Estate Agent in Bell Buckle, TN Realty Trust Auctions (Realty Trust Auctions) said almost 9 years ago,
"RealtyTrust Auctioneers specialize in commercial real estate auctions."
Cedar Publishing (Cedar Publishing): Services for Real Estate Pros in Edmonton, AB Cedar Publishing (Cedar Publishing) said almost 9 years ago,
"Cedar Publishing Corporation in Edmonton Alberta at 780-454-3444 or 877-460-3444. Cedar Publishing Corporation is an independent publishing agency established in 1999. Cedar Publishing Corporation in Edmonton Alberta, Canada."
Donald Reich (Prudential Centennial): Real Estate Agent in New Rochelle, NY Donald Reich (Prudential Centennial) said almost 9 years ago,
"Being Active Rain's NUMBER 1 Agent in New Rochelle, is something I am proud of. I enjoy blogging, and networking with other Realtors nationwide. THANK YOU ACTIVE RAIN!!"
Ron Wexler, The Wexler Group (Keller William Preferred Realty): Real Estate Agent in Orland Park, IL Ron Wexler, The Wexler Group (Keller William Preferred Realty) said almost 9 years ago,
"I have met a lot of great people on Active Rain. Its a great place to share and learn!"
Wayne Ellis, CRS (FC Tucker Emge Realty): Real Estate Sales Representative in Evansville, IN Wayne Ellis, CRS (FC Tucker Emge Realty) said almost 9 years ago,
"My biggest success story is simply all of the knowledge that I have gained by being a member of active rain."
Susan Templeton: Mortgage and Lending in Bellingham, WA Susan Templeton said almost 9 years ago,
"I have received several contacts via posts I've written on Active Rain....Active Rain works!
I've also enjoyed getting to know some really great contributors and experienced their generous mentoring on this site. Not to mention all the fantastic and timely information on so many subjects. Thank you Active Rainers!"
Paul Walker, Scott AFB IL Area Realtor (Equity Fifty Five Realty, LLC): Real Estate Agent in Scott AFB, IL Paul Walker, Scott AFB IL Area Realtor (Equity Fifty Five Realty, LLC) said almost 9 years ago,
"I have earned over 200,000 points using Active Rain for blogging, staying in touch with other realtors across the country, and a number of referrals. Active Rain is a great way to create real estate links and networking."
Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties): Real Estate Agent in Washington, DC Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) said almost 9 years ago,
"I posted a blog about conspicuous consumption and my washing machine. I got an email from someone who had read my blog through Google. I was really psyched!"
David Cole, David Cole CPA (David Cole CPA ): Services for Real Estate Pros in Orlando, FL David Cole, David Cole CPA (David Cole CPA ) said almost 9 years ago,
"I have met some amazing people on Active Rain. Active Rain is a great place to learn, network, and connect with other industry professionals. Thank you Active rain for creating such a great place to work with others!"
Sabrina Schirmer (National Insurance Solutions, LLC): Services for Real Estate Pros in Winter Haven, FL Sabrina Schirmer (National Insurance Solutions, LLC) said almost 9 years ago,
"I have connected with some great people on Active Rain from around the country. I think this is a great networking place"
Charlotte Mason Perez (TEAM Patterson Realty): Real Estate Agent in Roseville, CA Charlotte Mason Perez (TEAM Patterson Realty) said almost 9 years ago,
"Charlotte is an entrepreneur at heart. It started at the age of six when she sold homemade greeting cards to neighbors and “circus” tickets to her backyard show. It has progressed from babysitting and selling lemonade to owning a restaurant. Now Charlotte is excited to be working with her passion: real estate.

Charlotte’s love for real estate started when she was 20 and purchased her first home to flip. She has lived in Rocklin, Sacramento, Granite Bay, Serrano in El Dorado Hills, Gold River and Fair Oaks. Living in so many suburbs and raising her children locally has provided Charlotte with an immense knowledge of the greater Sacramento area.

Charlotte is passionate about the areas she lives and works in. She volunteers in the neighborhood and at her children’s school, always chooses paper over plastic, carpools when she can and shops locally.

Coming from a family with four children (she was 3rd out of 4), Charlotte was a born negotiator. She had to fight for what she wanted, especially with two brothers! Running a restaurant has taught her how to work efficiently and effectively, and she carries these traits with her to the real estate industry. Charlotte works hard to get you the best deal possible while maintaining a win-win situation for both parties.

When you work with Charlotte, you can be confident that she has your best interest at heart. She works creatively to get the deal secured for you, effectively to keep the deal together and efficiently to earn the greatest return for you. Charlotte is a business woman and your bottom line is her top priority! She looks forward to making your next real estate deal a success for you!"
Momentum Realty, Orange County CA Real Estate Agent (North Orange County CA Real Estate Specialists): Real Estate Agent in Yorba Linda, CA Momentum Realty, Orange County CA Real Estate Agent (North Orange County CA Real Estate Specialists) said almost 9 years ago,
"Who knew that I could get a free masters degree in online marketing? I can't believe that I spent hundreds of dollars on marketing training and books, when I could have received even more information on Active Rain! If only I had been introduced to it earlier. Oh yeah... I was, I was just too dense to really take the time to learn about all that it had to offer.
Active Rain is like having the answers to the universe (ok, maybe I'm being a bit dramatic) at your fingertips, but you'll never know unless you let your fingers do the walking... on your keyboard. Seriously though- I've learned more about online marketing from Active Rain, than from any other resource out there, including: how to be found by consumers online, how to get first page results & how to thrive in a down market. And the best part about it is.... it's FREE and the other Active Rain community members are some of the most generous, selfless people that you could ever hope to meet! Thanks Active Rain!!!!!"
Sheila Reynolds, Home Stager Vancouver Wa & Portland (StageUsNow, LLC, dba; Presentations Home Staging): Home Stager in Kelso, WA Sheila Reynolds, Home Stager Vancouver Wa & Portland (StageUsNow, LLC, dba; Presentations Home Staging) said almost 9 years ago,
"Active Rain is the First Portal that we've used for advertising when we started in 2006! We've developed many lasting and wonderful relationships with Realtors, as they see the magic of working together getting a house from sale to Sold! The agents provide their expertise in getting these homes sold, and we provide the Staging tools to presenting a house from ok to phenomenal! Check us out at www.StageUsNow.com! or call 360 666-9461

Active Rain has been my SEO since I joined in 2006. I love home Staging, and I love the exposure that Active Rain gives to me through the internet!"
Roberson RV (RobersonRV): Services for Real Estate Pros in Arcadia, OR Roberson RV (RobersonRV) said almost 9 years ago,
"We sell new and used RVs. We also offer service and part replacements for RVs."
Jerry Baker (Black Hawk Real Estate): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Black Hawk, CO Jerry Baker (Black Hawk Real Estate) said almost 9 years ago,
"Oversight of multifamily development and management consisting of subsidized and market rate apartments, assisted living homes, nursing homes, subsidized developmental disabilities and group homes, and tax credit properties, he was selected by the commercial real estate industry as the 2004 Project Manager of the Year Award, presented by the Affordable Housing Management Association, on September 16, 2004, as Special Recognition for Commitment to Excellence in Affordable Housing.

Achievements in loan restructuring, mixed finance, bulk loan sales, transfer of physical assets, and asset management of a $400,000,000 real estate portfolio (212 performing commercial properties), & recognized by the industry. Awarded numerous professional, performance, spot, and bonus awards including the OMHAR (Office of Multifamily Housing Assistance Restructuring) Award of Excellence, on June 26, 2001, in recognition of dedication, commitment and excellence in asset management and disposition."