ActiveRain Success Stories

Gail C. Harris, Reach the BEACH with Gail C. Harris (cell: 703.868 (Resource Network, LLC SFR, AHWD, ACRE, SMAR Board Director): Real Estate Agent in Chesapeake Beach, MD Gail C. Harris, Reach the BEACH with Gail C. Harris (cell: 703.868 (Resource Network, LLC SFR, AHWD, ACRE, SMAR Board Director) said almost 9 years ago,
"Making friends here is my success story. I contact agents in other states and they are very responsive and helpful and I have received inquiries from others. It's the best way to do business. Im not much for blowing my own horn, worked in government for almost 37 years and assisted the public. No accolades, just working as a team to provide the best possible service to the public, contractors, engineers and architects. Now that I can 'blow my own horn" it's not so easy. I LOVE PEOPLE AND I ENJOY SERVICING CLIENTS. AND, HAVING THIS SUPPORT HERE ON ACTIVE RAIN IS THE BEST. :0) Gail"
McSwain Carpet (McSwain Carpets and Floors): Home Stager in North Hampton, OH McSwain Carpet (McSwain Carpets and Floors) said almost 9 years ago,
"Nation's top 20 flooring retailer for Carpet, Hardwood, Hardwood Refinishing, Laminate, Tile & Vinyl."
Kirsten Conover, Atlanta Georgia real estate agent (Prudential Georgia Realty): Real Estate Agent in Atlanta, GA Kirsten Conover, Atlanta Georgia real estate agent (Prudential Georgia Realty) said almost 9 years ago,
"As an Atlanta real estate agent, I've always understood the importance of assisting homeowners in getting their home prepared for the market. I was particularly concerned with a client I received who'd had their home for sale for over two years with another agent after they had moved to Dallas. I also understood the importance of home staging and went searching a home stager in Atlanta, which is how I found Kathy Nielsen, with Atlanta Home Staging. I had seen several posts of her on Google and Active Rain, and was impressed with what I saw. That was approximately three years and I've used her exclusively ever since."
Derek Tye, Top Agent in Greater Cincinnati (Keller Williams Seven Hills): Real Estate Agent in Montgomery, OH Derek Tye, Top Agent in Greater Cincinnati (Keller Williams Seven Hills) said almost 9 years ago,
"I have met many new contacts and made a sale already from my blogging activities."
Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate (Kenna Real Estate): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Lone Tree, CO Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate (Kenna Real Estate) said almost 9 years ago,
"Activerain has brought amazing results for us in so many ways. We have received direct business from writing market reports and area information. One client along bought a million dollar house, sold another $700,000 home and bought yet another for $350,000. Now the client is doing fix and flips as well. So for the people who wonder if it does work. IT DOES! 4 transactions from one post alone.
I can't even begin to quantify the value we receive just from reading informative posts and applying what we learn to better our google ranking, our website, SEO etc.... The list just goes on and on.

Thank you ActiveRain!"
Je1rr1y Je1rr1y: Real Estate Agent in Clinton Twp, NJ Je1rr1y Je1rr1y said almost 9 years ago,
"Maine Home Care"
Michelle Walker, Real Estate Agent (Westwind Enterprises): Real Estate Agent in Verdigris, OK Michelle Walker, Real Estate Agent (Westwind Enterprises) said almost 9 years ago,
"One morning I was unable to sleep, so I got out of bed at 2:30 am and went to play games on Facebook. Then I saw an advertisement for Active Rain and thought I would check it out. I remembered that I had piddled around with it when i first became licensed but didn't really follow through with anything. However, the light came on early that morning as I was reading all these other agents' testimonies - - it was truly a place to belong, to feel a part of something much bigger, and to even ask questions or respond to questions I may have answers for. I cannot explain the motivation and inspiration that I felt, but it is truly enlightening and is the gentle push that I need to keep going... I will admit, sometimes I am downright lazy about logging onto ActiveRain because I feel like I should be doing other things besides sitting in front of the computer and reading, but the amazing thing is that when I DO take the time to sit still long enough to read the Active Rain blogs, I feel like I'm at the water cooler of a HUGE real estate company visiting with other agents and finding things to chat about that we have in commong and, above all, LEARNING... the Learning is awesome! I still have a lot to learn, but I'm excited about what all is in store on ActiveRain."
Pamela Smith, Sun City West, Corte Bella, Sun City Grand  (Award Realty): Real Estate Agent in Sun City West, AZ Pamela Smith, Sun City West, Corte Bella, Sun City Grand (Award Realty) said almost 9 years ago,
"My success story is my first meet up this month.

I met some people from Scottsdale to Florida. There were ideas exchanged as well as pictures.

We all have the same values, good business practices. It is just comforting to be in the same room with people that try to do this every day."
Thiago Silva (Halconaria): Services for Real Estate Pros in Monett, MO Thiago Silva (Halconaria) said almost 9 years ago,
"Silva"
Shanna Day Team Leader (UT & AZ), Keller Williams Realty (Keller Williams SLC (UT) and Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ)): Real Estate Agent in Park City, UT Shanna Day Team Leader (UT & AZ), Keller Williams Realty (Keller Williams SLC (UT) and Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ)) said almost 9 years ago,
"I just got a $500,000 listing from someone googling and ended up on Active Rain! SWEET!"
Vicki Rinehart: Home Inspector in Seattle, WA Vicki Rinehart said almost 9 years ago,
"After being trained by highly trained professionals almost 20 years ago, we started doing about 1-2 inspections per week. Now we are almost doing 1,000 inspections per year and still growing. This is what customer service can do since we are based solely on referrals."
Robert Frazier: Real Estate Agent in Redding, CA Robert Frazier said almost 9 years ago,
"I have not done a deal through Active Rain as of yet but i have gotten a great response from other Realtors in Texas and in Southern California when my cousin has looking at selling their home in Texas and buying in So. Cal. That of course fell through but i would look for a fellow Realtor on out of the area deals using Active Rain again in a heart beat. this is great way to find fellow Realtors to refer to your clients on out of the area deals."
Scott Leaf Personal Real Estate Corporation, Scott Leaf & Associates Real Estate Team (Keller Williams Elite Realty, Port Coquitlam, BC): Real Estate Agent in Port Coquitlam, BC Scott Leaf Personal Real Estate Corporation, Scott Leaf & Associates Real Estate Team (Keller Williams Elite Realty, Port Coquitlam, BC) said almost 9 years ago,
"Through ActiveRain I connect with people who relate to me, and no clients are better then those that do. ActiveRain also provides that almost instant Google Juice thats gets me found! ActiveRain has provided me with a platform to interact with the public in a more intimate and personal way. A way in which in-site into my personality and my business is far greater then anything a newspaper ad or even a web site could provide."
Brin Realty Associates Team  At Bean Group, Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate (Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates): Services for Real Estate Pros in Amherst, NH Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group, Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate (Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates) said almost 9 years ago,
"I start my day with Active Rain. I enjoy reading the blogs by my colleagues...I embrace the positive and uplifting stories...It helps me start my day with a "bounce in my step." Sometimes I am all business and want substance and data, other times I want to read the silly stuff and I love photos all the time..."
Nancy Murray, Your NICE Real Estate Agent in Colorado Springs  (Keller Williams Clients Choice Realty, Colorado Springs, CO): Real Estate Agent in Colorado Springs, CO Nancy Murray, Your NICE Real Estate Agent in Colorado Springs (Keller Williams Clients Choice Realty, Colorado Springs, CO) said almost 9 years ago,
"I recently received a call from Realtor Magazine. The author of a technology article found my blog about Dropbox and wanted to know more about how I use the cloud application. I told her that Dropbox is one of my two favorite cloud apps, the other is Evernote. She proceeded to ask me more questions about both applications and how they work with all my devices and asked if I would be willing to be interviewed for a future article on Evernote. I said yes, of course."
Dyniece Abril (Intero Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in San Mateo, CA Dyniece Abril (Intero Real Estate) said almost 9 years ago,
"A real estate transaction is really about managing people, their desires, and their finances. It is an intricate and consequential negotiation. Dyniece knows that it is not only important to secure the most able buyer, but also the one that is most likely to close the deal. When so much is at stake, Dyniece is the one you want to represent you. Her fair, yet aggressive negotiating style and protectiveness of her clients’ best interests, and ultimately their assets, has gained her respect with colleagues and clients alike. Dyniece knows that every transaction represents the most important purchase or sale a person can make. She takes every precaution to ensure that communication is impeccable with all parties involved from beginning"
mark mclean: Managing Real Estate Broker in Toronto, ON mark mclean said almost 9 years ago,
"In 2010 I started the RealtyLab blog as a way of showcasing best practices for Real Estate Agents and Brokerages. My belief is that a rising water lifts all boats. By writing about agent successes, providing great meeting topics, and promoting the concept of Mastermind meetings for all Realtors, we can all be more professional AND successful. Please feel free to visit my website anytime."
CJ Holmes (CJ Holmes Brokerage): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Santa Rosa, CA CJ Holmes (CJ Holmes Brokerage) said almost 9 years ago,
"Once more, our strong negotiations for our sellers earned them more than our commissions! Instead of agreeing to accept the buyer's counter-offer as the sellers were inclined to do, we held out for more and got it for our sellers.

It's hard to imagine any seller that wouldn't want that negotiating strength for their deal....cj"
Tracy Santrock, Raleigh - Cary Realtor/Broker In Charge (Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. ): Real Estate Agent in Cary, NC Tracy Santrock, Raleigh - Cary Realtor/Broker In Charge (Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. ) said almost 9 years ago,
"I started out with Activerain back in the beginning - Fall of 2006. I had a very strong business background prior to real estate and thought I knew how to do everything on the web. I found through AR, all all about blogging, marketing my local area, video blogging, and a number of other exciting ways to grow my real estate business.

Since launching my AR blog I've worked closely with several other agents across Activerain with referrals and have also generated a number of satisfied clients over the years! I'm now in the process of becoming an Activerain Ambassador and will be working with other Activerain members to give them some insight to the knowledge I've gained over time through Activerain!"
Michael Izquierdo (LA Pocket Listings): Real Estate Agent in South Pasadena, CA Michael Izquierdo (LA Pocket Listings) said almost 9 years ago,
"On more than one occasion i have either approached a member I recognized from active rain while at a convention (led to a great business contact), or have been recognized by a qualified buyer while out in the field
(led to a closed deal)."