ActiveRain Success Stories

Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer (Randi Brammer, Acctg.): Services for Real Estate Pros in Hinckley, MN Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer (Randi Brammer, Acctg.) said about 9 years ago,
"Once again Active Rain comes through. I just landed a small business account. it is not a big account, but still it is one would not have gotten without my Active Rain Blog.

My story is very simple...I received a call this morning about some land I have listed. The person said they found my name through Localism. Active Rain secured a client for me. Thanks Active Rain!

I was contacted by a person, now a new client, that was given my name by a member of Active Rain. Just goes to show, that even referrals that are not hard Real Estate work here also."
Liz Wallace, Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N (Century 21 Sherlock Homes): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Rockville Centre, NY Liz Wallace, Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N (Century 21 Sherlock Homes) said about 9 years ago,
"I have been on Active Rain for a few months and I am already getting phone calls from other agents in other parts of the country talking about referrals, so great. The real reason for this blog is because sometimes success has nothing to do with Real Estate. Someone very close to my daughter and grandaughter passed away in another state and I wanted to send food to the family. Hooray for Active Rain, I found a Realtor in the Town and they gave me tons of information about good places that deliver.

Its been a little over a year and I have been following certain Realtors and Inspectors and Stagers and the information has been priceless."
Joan  Whitebook,  Consumer Focused    Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group): Real Estate Agent in Nashua, NH Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) said about 9 years ago,
"I have received lots of rain since joining Active Rain. I have gotten leads and closed on 2 transactions. I have also had the opportunity to give referrals and receive referrals. The relationships developed and the insights into the market are "priceless."

Another AR closing this month. Who could ask for more. My clients are delighted they moved to NH."
Gene Donohue, Flat Fee Service...Exceptional Results! (Only Way Realty / UpstateHomeSeller.com): Real Estate Agent in Greenville, SC Gene Donohue, Flat Fee Service...Exceptional Results! (Only Way Realty / UpstateHomeSeller.com) said about 9 years ago,
"I came to AR in 2011 even before I got into the industry. I studied, researched, lurked around and even occasionally commented. When I decided to move forward in my new career I did so with a body of knowledge that most newbies don't even have because of AR. In 23 days I had my first signed contract! Thank you AR!"
Barbara Chatterton, Greater Madison Wisconsin Area Realtor (The Stark Company Realtors, Madison WI): Real Estate Agent in Madison, WI Barbara Chatterton, Greater Madison Wisconsin Area Realtor (The Stark Company Realtors, Madison WI) said about 9 years ago,
"ActivRain has changed my life for the better! I have learned so much, made wonderful connections and friends, been featured twice and two more times in the HyperLocal group. Blogging has been a joy and has become an addiction. I was invited to join a local brokerage firm, should I ever choose to leave my current company after the broker/manager came accross my posts on Localism. Now he has joined ActiveRain and is number 2 in our city (after me). My sweetest success was a referral I received last week from an ActiveRain Ambassadorto assist some buyers who are locatingto my area. Thank you so much ActiveRain. I have been here less than 3 months. I can only imagine what the next 3 months will bring! What a wonderful community!"
Jonathan Lahey (RE/MAX Town Center): Real Estate Agent in Rockville, MD Jonathan Lahey (RE/MAX Town Center) said about 9 years ago,
"My main focus is in the design and Implementation of new Consumer Programs, specifically created to assist and benefit the different client types in the market:
- First Time Home Buyers
- Move Up Sellers and Buyers
- Distress Sellers
- Bank Owned Properties/Foreclosures
- Investors"
Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225 (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office): Real Estate Agent in Vail, CO Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225 (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office) said about 9 years ago,
"I had been resisting the world of blogging for quite some time, not believing that a blog could ever drive business my way. Boy was I wrong! I am just a few days into blogging and I have already seen major results. My personal website has increased hits every day, my Google presence is higher than before, and every day I have new people finding me on social networking sites who wouldn't have found me if not for AR. My phone even rang from an agent in another part of the state, which may turn into a referral. If this is just the first few days, I can't wait to see what happens over the next few months!"
Larry  Robison, Your real estate professional. (Keller Williams Market Pro Realty): Real Estate Agent in Bentonville, AR Larry Robison, Your real estate professional. (Keller Williams Market Pro Realty) said about 9 years ago,
"I appreciate the opportunities that have been afforded me by having an Active-Rain account. I can say that it is exciting to receive request from out of state referrals to assist them with their clients needs."
Kasey Jasper: Title Insurance in Warrenton, VA Kasey Jasper said about 9 years ago,
"I have been contacted by clients from the activerain site. It is an unexpected surprise to gain clientel from a website!"
Susan Phillips (A1 Vacation Realty): Real Estate Agent in New Braunfels, TX Susan Phillips (A1 Vacation Realty) said about 9 years ago,
"I am new to ActiveRain, love it already!!!"
Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor (Samson Properties): Real Estate Agent in Ashburn, VA Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor (Samson Properties) said about 9 years ago,
"I have learned and shared my knowledge. Active rain is part of my daily routine! It has a great wealth of knowledge in the blogs. I have received referral from out of state Realtor and passed out the referral of my clients/friends/family to very professional knowledgeable people in the industry. If you haven't experience Active Rain join today!"
Quay Fuller (RE/MAX Central Realty): Real Estate Agent in Milledgeville, GA Quay Fuller (RE/MAX Central Realty) said about 9 years ago,
"My ActiveRain Success Story is coming soon.....Let me get one done and I will be right back(I just started on ActiveRain on November 9, 2012--today) ;))"
Benjamin Clark, Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert (Homebuyer Representation, Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Salt Lake City, UT Benjamin Clark, Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert (Homebuyer Representation, Inc.) said about 9 years ago,
"I chose ActiveRain because it is where the top national agents and brokerages blog."
Daniel Guest (Sungevity, Inc.): Services for Real Estate Pros in Los Angeles, CA Daniel Guest (Sungevity, Inc.) said about 9 years ago,
"I just got off the phone with another Realtor referral partner. We were able to put together a joint marketing campaign that resulted in 2 new listings for her. By the way we paid for the campaign! The only way I would have ever have met this woman was through ActiveRain!"
Leo  Delgado (American Legal Justice): Mortgage and Lending in Newport Coast, CA Leo Delgado (American Legal Justice) said about 9 years ago,
"We just establish the account.......................wait and see."
Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI (Lake and Lodge Realty LLC ): Real Estate Agent in Big Rapids, MI Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI (Lake and Lodge Realty LLC ) said about 9 years ago,
"Being a "newbie" to ActiveRain I have been amazed at some of the blogs and how helpful they are. One recent blog mentioned the effectiveness of RainMaker so I gave it a try and was shocked when my first blog was number one in Google for my blog title. I see ActiveRain as a great tool I am going to love using.

Success update: Now that I have been on Active Rain for a while and had a few post featured I have received several calls from the Rain on local events I had blogged about. Still waiting for the money shot but love the seo value of being associated with so many fine people."
Ted Tyrrell, Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria (RE/MAXCamosun (Chatterton)): Real Estate Sales Representative in Victoria, BC Ted Tyrrell, Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria (RE/MAXCamosun (Chatterton)) said about 9 years ago,
"Using ActiveRain as a communication vehicle between fellow Realtors is the way to go. I am learning so much from these colleagues of mine. I find that ActiveRain is the place I go time and time again to 'connect' and 'get answers' to many of my questions. It's like I have a gigantic office work place, but where everyone is helping each other. Fellow Realtors, we need each other to grow our business. 'Pay It Forward' is my motto!"
Gretchen Adams (Prudential Select Properties): Real Estate Agent in Des Peres, MO Gretchen Adams (Prudential Select Properties) said about 9 years ago,
"Congratulations David & Susie. Please enjoy their recent success……..

Past clients Susie and David purchased a home last year and after much renovation moved their family in. They were ready to place their previous home on the market, but knew there was some work to be done.

Like most sellers the process of preparing their home for sale was overwhelming. After making a list of the items they felt they needed to address they became even more confused where to start, which items to choose and maximizing the most from their investment.

Susie and David scheduled a time for us to meet at their home. Following a tour of their home were able to come up with a new list of items that would be easier to handle plus be the most cost effective.

Install new carpet
Paint kitchen cabinets, install new countertops and hardware
Fresh coat of paint in the bedrooms
Hire a staging company

As a result of the modified and manageable list, David and Susie were able to do less work and reach their goals. They were amazed at their homes new look and pleased with the minimal amount of money spent. Within 24 hours they had an accepted contract.

Soon after closing Susie shared with a friend,Congratulations David & Susie. Please enjoy their recent success……..

Past clients Susie and David purchased a home last year and after much renovation moved their family in. They were ready to place their previous home on the market, but knew there was some work to be done.

Like most sellers the process of preparing their home for sale was overwhelming. After making a list of the items they felt they needed to address they became even more confused where to start, which items to choose and maximizing the most from their investment.

Susie and David scheduled a time for us to meet at their home. Following a tour of their home were able to come up with a new list of items that would be easier to handle plus be the most cost effective.

Install new carpet
Paint kitchen cabinets, install new countertops and hardware
Fresh coat of paint in the bedrooms
Hire a staging company

As a result of the modified and manageable list, David and Susie were able to do less work and reach their goals. They were amazed at their homes new look and pleased with the minimal amount of money spent. Within 24 hours they had an accepted contract.

Soon after closing Susie shared with a friend, “Gretchen came into the house and was very good at telling us what we should update and what wasn't worth the money. I appreciated her honesty and knew we could trust her not to lead us down a path of spending a fortune just to make her job easier.”"
Michelle Francis, Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease (Tim Francis Realty LLC): Real Estate Agent in Atlanta, GA Michelle Francis, Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease (Tim Francis Realty LLC) said about 9 years ago,
"So far we've picked up new clients, gotten deals done and get contacts on a regular basis from folks reading our blog. I can't think of a better thing I have done for my business! Get on the RAIN!"
Lucia Thoreby (Homes and Land Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Seattle, WA Lucia Thoreby (Homes and Land Real Estate) said about 9 years ago,
""I wanted to just thank you again. I've met many realtors in my recent house hunting adventure, and most of them were nice, but you were the only one to really assert your help." - Jenny P -

"Thanks to your in-depth knowledge of the different neighborhoods and your understanding of what our family was looking for, combined with your determination to find the right place for us, we are very happy in our new home. Moving to a new State is always challenging, but having a real estate agent who knows her field well and has only the best interests of her clients in mind, made a big difference." - Els B -

Thank you for your extreme patience and caring thoughts! - Cathy T -"