ActiveRain Success Stories

Libby Cousins, Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA (Extraordinary Processing): Mortgage and Lending in Spokane, WA Libby Cousins, Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA (Extraordinary Processing) said about 9 years ago,
"I can't say enough about the ActiveRain community and what it means to me personally and professionally. The people here are so knowledgible, helpful and supportive that it is truly like having a big, extended family. I love the diversity that is offered by all of the contributing members. Whether I am searching for advice, need to vent, want to share my day or get opinions, the members here ALWAYS make me feel welcome. There are moments that I just stop in to check in on the friends that I have made and read their blogs or I just read a few jokes to break up the day.

Professionally, ActiveRain has been instrumental in helping me grow my business with referrals, information about marketing and the helpful advice of fellow members. I am excited to be a part of ActiveRain and will continue to sing its praises to my friends and associates that I know that will benefit from joining as well."
Sean A. Sutton, Austin, Texas Hill Country, Ranches and Estates  (Keller Williams): Services for Real Estate Pros in Lakeway, TX Sean A. Sutton, Austin, Texas Hill Country, Ranches and Estates (Keller Williams) said about 9 years ago,
"Hello I'm Sean Sutton.. My success is based on one key element: Breaking through. I am not your everyday Corporate Sales Trainer, I'm a nationally recognized Breakthrough Strategist. With over 20 years’ experience working for Fortune 100 companies from Toyota to Cadiallic, I have garnered many awards and have successfully transformed the selling process. My S3 Selling System has invigorated audiences nationwide and has a proven record of helping exceed revenues, increase employee performance, and turn around closed accounts.
Feel free to ask me any questions about how we can strategize a plan to elevate your employees' success!"
Michele Rowe (Keller Williams VIP Realty): Real Estate Agent in Ottawa, ON Michele Rowe (Keller Williams VIP Realty) said about 9 years ago,
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Mary Ellen Elmore: Services for Real Estate Pros in Nunnelly, TN Mary Ellen Elmore said about 9 years ago,
"When my husband reached the end of his terminal illness, I took a break of approximately one and a half years from doing any mobile notary work. He passed on 19 January 2011. I am now back, part time."
Terry L Mitchell (Mitchell & Associates): Services for Real Estate Pros in Benson, AZ Terry L Mitchell (Mitchell & Associates) said about 9 years ago,
"WE ran our own Tax preparation service for over 30 Years along with Financial Planning and Mortgages."
Donna & Larry Johnson, Chester & Delaware County (Keller Williams Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in West Chester, PA Donna & Larry Johnson, Chester & Delaware County (Keller Williams Real Estate) said about 9 years ago,
"We recently received a phone call from a friend that we had lost touch with. They were moving back into the area and knew we worked in Real Estate. Since we had left our old real estate company they went to Active Rain and found us with no problem at all. They have since moved into there new home that we sold them and best of all we have renewed our friendship. Thank You active rain!!"
Robert Highsmith, DEAL MAKER FOR BUYING OR SELLING YOUR HOME  (72 SOLD HAGUE PARTNERS): Real Estate Agent in Scottsdale, AZ Robert Highsmith, DEAL MAKER FOR BUYING OR SELLING YOUR HOME (72 SOLD HAGUE PARTNERS) said about 9 years ago,
"i post blogs about real owner carry seller financing opportunities for buyers needing creative financing to buy a home in todays changing markets"
Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies): Education & Training in Armonk, NY Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) said about 9 years ago,
"I am a 30 year veteran of business and team development. During my corporate career, I have helped people develop their potential by coaching them to establish goals for personal growth as well as organizational achievement.

My previous experience includes Chief People Officer for the Briad Group which operates the largest TGI Friday’s restaurant chain as well as operating Wendy’s restaurants and Marriott hotels. During my tenure at Briad I successfully facilitated the post merger integration of services of two equal sized pre merger organizations. Later I helped define corporate mission and cultural pillars to put the company on track to become an employer of choice.


My prior experience includes Director of HR for Brunschwig & Fils, an international distributer of fine decorative fabrics and home furnishings. I was HR Manager at Sears in addition to holding positions in merchandising and training and development. I have also done management consulting for MacDermid, a chemical manufacturer, Kraft Foods Credit Union, and Community Connect, an Internet social networking company.

I continue to volunteer for professional and service organizations and have held the role of executive director of many of these organizations.

My passion is helping people and organization achieve breakthrough results."
Melissa Brown, Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale (Helen Adams Realty): Real Estate Agent in Charlotte, NC Melissa Brown, Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale (Helen Adams Realty) said about 9 years ago,
"An International ActiveRain Blogging Success Story!

Imagine my surprise when I got a call from a blog post I wrote LAST YEAR on a superb public high school here in South Charlotte: Providence High School. The caller was a lovely lady from Canada, whose husband had been offered a transfer within his company its Charlotte branch. This was on March 28, and just 7 weeks later, we CLOSED on their brand new home in Weddington Meadows!

My buyer client told me that her family's first criteria was finding a great high school for their high-achieving daughter. From doing their research, and reading my blog, they wanted to focus on the Providence High School zone or the Ardrey Kell High School zone. They were driving to Charlotte to check out the area and to see if our city would be a good fit for their family.

I met them at their hotel, and immediately drove them to Providence and Ardrey Kell High Schools, so they could get a feel for the schools while they were in session. They were able to talk to administrators, guidance counselors, and a few teachers. Next, we started looking at homes - this was the challenging and fun part! They would only consider new construction (or alternately homes less than 5 years old) within these school districts, and within a price range that was going to be tough to find!

They fell in love with a 3,500 SF home in the new Centex development called Weddington Meadows. With lots of space, beautiful hardwoods, fiber cement exterior, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, this home had everything they wanted. And...because the development only had 3 homes left, Centex had just slashed prices the day we walked in the door!

The entire process, from meeting the clients to closing the transaction took only 7 weeks! They were absolutely wonderful clients!

Thank you ActiveRain! My blog posts on Providence High School are reason these Canadian buyers contacted me! Blogging works!"
Carmen Prince, Affiliate Broker (Crye-Leike Realors): Real Estate Agent in Atoka, TN Carmen Prince, Affiliate Broker (Crye-Leike Realors) said about 9 years ago,
"Active Rain has helped me boost my real estate career. Other agents from across the United Stated and buyers have contacted me to help find homes for friends and family. Active Rain is truly a great referral website. Knowing that I can find an agent at the click of a button, gives me peace of mind when looking for agents in other parts of the U.S. I can read their profile and pre-screen them before I even pick up the phone to contact them. Active Rain Rocks!"
Hugh Williams (Prudential Chaplin Williams Realty): Real Estate Agent in Fernandina Beach, FL Hugh Williams (Prudential Chaplin Williams Realty) said about 9 years ago,
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Julius Schoenherr, Building Contractor - Daytona Beach Area (J. Schoenherr Const. Co., Inc.): Home Builder in Daytona Beach, FL Julius Schoenherr, Building Contractor - Daytona Beach Area (J. Schoenherr Const. Co., Inc.) said about 9 years ago,
"So far everyone here at ActiveRain has been so helpful and supportive. I am happy to be a part of such an amazing group of professionals."
Own Realty Group (Own Realty Group): Real Estate Agent in Houston, TX Own Realty Group (Own Realty Group) said about 9 years ago,
"Active Rain is the most powerful real estate social networking tool that we have discovered thus far. Not only has it allowed us to seamlessly network with real estate professionals with diverse knowledge and experience throughout the world but Active Rain's commitment to service and the real estate community within Active Rain establishes the expectation of integrity in working with others professionals within Active Rain and throughout the real estate community."
Veronica Cabrera, Realtor (Independent Real Estate Broker): Real Estate Agent in Huntington Beach, CA Veronica Cabrera, Realtor (Independent Real Estate Broker) said about 9 years ago,
"Veronica became a licensed realtor in 2005. She joined Tarbell Realtors of Anaheim where she promptly won many record-breaking awards. Then, she joined First Team Real Estate in 2007, where in a short period of time she became the top agent from 2009-2011. Now, she is a part of Realty One Group, "one of the fastest growing companies in America," stated by Inc. 500."
Bryan Schroeder (Equity Generation): Mortgage and Lending in Salem, OR Bryan Schroeder (Equity Generation) said about 9 years ago,
"I have met so many new people from out of state and in state from Realtor agents, Staggers, and outside marketers in a short period of time it has been wonderful. I recommend anyone in the Real Estate and Mortgage Industry to join and become an activerain user."
Sandra  Kaplan (Park Regency Realty): Real Estate Agent in Granada Hills, CA Sandra Kaplan (Park Regency Realty) said about 9 years ago,
"I have successfully helped thousands of families make their dream of owning a home come true. I also have helped many home owners who are upside down on their mortgage."
Helen Martin, GREEN, CSSN, SRES, CNHS, RCC  206-841-6588 (Keller Williams Realty): Real Estate Agent in Mercer Island, WA Helen Martin, GREEN, CSSN, SRES, CNHS, RCC 206-841-6588 (Keller Williams Realty) said about 9 years ago,
"Agents who are active on "Active Rain" are professional beyond measure. Now, when I want to find an agent to refer business to; I don't send out a blanket referral, but rather I search the site in the location of my client preference and look for the most active agents. Recently I found Steve Edwards in Port Angeles, Washington, and he helped my clients' family sell and close a home in sixty days that had been on the market for six months with no offers."
TONY MARTINEZ (RE/MAX Alamo Realty): Real Estate Agent in San Antonio, TX TONY MARTINEZ (RE/MAX Alamo Realty) said about 9 years ago,
"I was on Twitter when I noticed another agents web site on ActiveRain. I checked it out and before you know it, I started right up. With in a couple of hours I made contact with a possible referral. Wow! I like this already!"
Teryn Bonime, The door to your dreams hinges on me! (Windermere Bozeman-Downtown): Real Estate Agent in Bozeman, MT Teryn Bonime, The door to your dreams hinges on me! (Windermere Bozeman-Downtown) said about 9 years ago,
"My real estate business takes me to many areas around Ventura. Santa Barbara, Summerland, Montecito, Carpenteria, Ojai, Oak View, Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and Westlake."
Scott Thomas (eFlatFeeRealty.com): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Des Moines, IA Scott Thomas (eFlatFeeRealty.com) said about 9 years ago,
"Active Rain keeps sending us sellers who list their homes. We are up to 184 listings or so and many have came to us through active rain. Thanks for such a great site. eFlatFeeRealty.com"