ActiveRain Success Stories

Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ): Real Estate Agent in Scottsdale, AZ Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ) said 11 months ago,
"In the last couple of months, I have had three referrals from fellow ActiveRain members, one of which has turned into a sale. The other two buyers will be coming back in the fall to buy a home here in Scottsdale, Az.

On Saturday, I got another referral from an ActiveRain member for a client looking for a rental. The client is deaf and needs a sign language agent. I was able to find one through AR and my company blog.

Thank you, ActiveRain. You provide a great format for us to get information and for us to get more exposure in a real estate only based site. This is great!!!

Every day, I learn more and more about real estate transactions - all from the great members at ActiveRain.

Thanks to ActiveRain, I've received referrals and been able to send my clients to other fellow agents who have taken great care of them.

I have received yet another referral of a buyer here in Scottsdale from another fellow ActiveRain member. Thanks for the opportunities, ActiveRain.

Today, I got a call off my blog from over a year ago on horse properties for sale in Phoenix. Thank you ActiveRain and all the people who have taught me the value of SEO.

And, the count goes up - I've had 5 more referrals from ActiveRain members and three direct calls off my blogs from ActiveRain. Blogging DOES work.

Another inspiration taken from ActiveRain is making crocheted chemo caps. It's so relaxing to sit and watch TV and just count and I know I'm making something people will use.

Thanks to ActiveRain, I received 6 skeins of beautiful yarn as a thank you for inspiring others on ActiveRain. Well, YOU all inspire me, ActiveRain.

Yesterday, I received an email from the head of the Emergency Animal Clinic I recently wrote a blog about. In addition to thanking me, she asked me to list her property. She wanted to use me because of my support of her organization. Gotta love ActiveRain.

Yet another referral from ActiveRain. Client wanted to buy out of my area of knowledge, but I referred them to someone in my company who handles that area. Closed and moved and happy as a lark. Thanks, ActiveRain.

Thanks to ActiveRain, I received a call from a loan officer looking for an agent to work with his QUALIFIED buyers. I just love referrals.

Another day, another referral from yet another ActiveRain member. I just found another great home for another great client. Thanks, ActiveRain."
Gabe Libutti, 95% One time Close, Construction to Perm Expert! (McLean Mortgage Corporation): Mortgage and Lending in Charlotte, NC Gabe Libutti, 95% One time Close, Construction to Perm Expert! (McLean Mortgage Corporation) said 11 months ago,
"The Active Rain Community Has been Wonderful to me. 10% of my business in 2014 YTD Thank you Active Rain!"
Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team! (Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT)): Real Estate Agent in Mesa, AZ Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team! (Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT)) said 12 months ago,
"It's been a challenge being consistent and providing value to my active rain blog, but every time I get a "referral", my heart sings and I say to myself, "Wow that was worth the effort - now post some more!!!" It works!"
Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor (EPIC Real Estate Group ): Managing Real Estate Broker in Colorado Springs, CO Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor (EPIC Real Estate Group ) said 12 months ago,
"I have only been playing in the Rain for about three months now. To say 'I LOVE IT HERE' is an understatement. People are, for the most part, so warm and genuinely friendly, and I feel like I have made some true and lasting relationships.

Recently I received a phone call from someone who had seen one of my posts from ActiveRain. He has many successful businesses around the State of Colorado, and he is looking to start a new business in Downtown Colorado Springs (my specialty) and was interested in a building that I had written about. We hit it off, and we met for lunch to discuss what he was looking for and what his plans were.

During our conversation, he stopped and looked at me and said, "What's in it for you?" Excuse me? "Why would you do all of this stuff for me?" he asked. I told him it's what I do for a living, and it is certainly my passion to see someone like him make it, that I truly love what I do. Then I said, "Let us not lose sight of the fact that there is quite a substantial commission involved." He said, "Not enough to compensate you for all of the work that you have done so far and will do to get this thing accomplished." (Seriously, I felt like saying "Wanna BET?")

But then he got a Cheshire Grin on his face and said, "I know what is going to make this worth your while. If this is as successful as I think it's going to be, can you represent me as I open up stores around the State of Colorado?" Oh, well, I guess so . . ."
Becky Kolb, Sun Lakes Arizona Expert (ReMax Infinity - The KOLB Team): Real Estate Agent in Sun Lakes, AZ Becky Kolb, Sun Lakes Arizona Expert (ReMax Infinity - The KOLB Team) said about 1 year ago,
"I have been blogging on AR for about 3 years but was not consistent or targeted. I began taking some webinars to learn more and was just notified that my blog this past week was chosen as a featured one. We have also had listings from people who have read our blog on AR and buyer interest as well. Active Rain pays!"
Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist (The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method): Real Estate Agent in Las Vegas, NV Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist (The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method) said about 1 year ago,
"ActiveRain continues to be one of the top 3 referrals to my websites. The SEO is strong, and I love the backlinks that drive in traffic and then sales!"
Anna Valencia Tillery, "Moving Made Easy at Prices that Make it Possible" (White Glove Moving, Storage & Delivery): Services for Real Estate Pros in Vero Beach, FL Anna Valencia Tillery, "Moving Made Easy at Prices that Make it Possible" (White Glove Moving, Storage & Delivery) said about 1 year ago,
"Being in charge of the marketing, advertising and public relations for a mid-sized, marvelous moving company; I know the power of the internet when it comes to looking for moving service provider. I was told about ActivRain through some trusted realtors and I am loving it! Being able to help offer tips, suggestions, feedback and more for those who are curious feels like a wonderful addition to the already stellar service our business provides. Blogging offers the chance for one to share their knowledge and become an expert of sorts from within the industry. It's a platform we appreciate being able to utilize and our hope is to be of value amongst fellow Rainers and viewers."
Emprestimo Com Restrição: Mortgage and Lending in Emprestimo Com Restrição said about 1 year ago,
"Quem precisa de emprestimo com restrição online para assalariados autonomos com restrição no cpf e restrições no serasa e spc empréstimo para quem esta com nome restrito, sem consultar orgãos fiscalizadores de crédito pessoal com restrição no spc, emprestimo online com restrição no nome para negativado com cpf sujo, está com nome restrito, então venha agora mesmo e faça uma simulação de emprestimo com restricao onlne para assalariado e autônomo sem comprovação de renda
http://www.emprestimopessoal-bvw.com.br/emprestimo-com-restricao.html"
Jean Singleton,            Specializing in Your Special Needs (Jean Singleton - Ron DiDonna Real Estate & Appraisal): Real Estate Agent in Malta, NY Jean Singleton, Specializing in Your Special Needs (Jean Singleton - Ron DiDonna Real Estate & Appraisal) said about 1 year ago,
"My best ActiveRain Blog success story thus far, was when I was contacted by a home owner who wanted me sell his home for him. I drove to the property to meet him for the first time and parked up the street from the house.

As I stepped out of the car, he got out of his vehicle and walked toward me carrying a piece of paper - with my face on it!

He'd printed out several of my blog posts, which he said showed him I knew the Tech Valley area well, and understood the scope of the area that it covered - and were the main reason he chose me as his Realtor."
Ingrid Laine, Sr. Loan Officer, Manager (eMortgage Management): Mortgage and Lending in Virginia Beach, VA Ingrid Laine, Sr. Loan Officer, Manager (eMortgage Management) said about 1 year ago,
"I have been an Active Rain User for 5 years now. I have received regular phone calls and referrals that have resulted in paychecks almost from the start of using this site. I believe Active Rain has successfully promoted my local business for next to no money at all. I am a Rainmaker, I do pay for an Active Rain Outside Blog, which is also working. —Thank you Active Rain... you are making life easier for me and my team to earn money."
Tracy Lee   Parker, Experienced Broker & Property Managers Since 2006 (RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT): Real Estate Agent in Wylie, TX Tracy Lee Parker, Experienced Broker & Property Managers Since 2006 (RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT) said about 1 year ago,
"A man called me , said he found me on Active Rain. He needed someone to lease & manage his a bunch of properties on acreage in the country. So far I have 12 rented.....I am singing in the Rain!

Dependable Property Managers

"I live and work in California. Tracy helped me find two homes in Texas to purchase. Russell & Tracy have continued to help with the management of the homes which is great since I live so far away. They handle all of the repair issues & finding good tenants, and they dont charge renewal fees if the tenat re-leases~Bill Thomas
~Bill Thomas South Gate CA

Committed Agent

My search for a home began in the second week of January 2014 and I finally closed on a house in early July 2014. Tracy was committed to the needs of my family the entire time, and was consistently available to show us properties for sale. She was more concerned about helping me get what my family wanted. Even in a seller's market, she was still able to negotiate 3% in closing costs from the seller. I strongly recommend Tracy Lee Parker as YOUR real estate agent!
~S.Solis Garland,TX"
Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale (RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Shelton, CT Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale (RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate) said about 1 year ago,
"I have THREE closings next week, ALL due to my blogging efforts and the wealth of marketing knowledge gained here on Activerain. Need I say more?"
Lisa Noel: Real Estate Agent in Lisa Noel said about 1 year ago,
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MaryBeth Mills Muldowney, Massachusetts Broker Owner (TradeWinds Realty Group LLC): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Pembroke, MA MaryBeth Mills Muldowney, Massachusetts Broker Owner (TradeWinds Realty Group LLC) said about 1 year ago,
"I posted this in 2012:
One of my goals for 2010 was to actively participate in ACTIVERAIN, I have now completed two years and what a great experience it has been. I have benefited by the shared information and only hope that I assisted my fellow real estate professionals in some way as well. With information changing constantly in our arena it is so important to have so many eyes, ears and brains on the pulse of securing the American Dream. Many thanks for the acknowledgements I am receiving from both Realtors and potential Clients.

And today in 2014: I have found over the course of the past four years of actively participating in ActiveRain that the amount of effort to write my blogs, and interacting with the other agents as I read their blogs and meet and greet at many events are well worth the vast exposure my listings, my profile and my company are given along with the tremendous ideas and support provided by my fellow professionals on ActiveRain. I encourage all Realtors, Mortgage Officers, Staging professionals, Lawyers and others with businesses associated with Home Buyers and Home Sellers and Home Owners to take part in the wonderful network of highly professional associates on ActiveRain."
Marlis Landreth, Retired Tucson Realtor (Retired): Real Estate Agent in Tucson, AZ Marlis Landreth, Retired Tucson Realtor (Retired) said about 1 year ago,
"In the last two days, I've had requests from two different clients for a referral agent in other cities. In both cases, I was able to go to ActiveRain, look up the different cities - one in the Phoenix area and one in Kentucky. Fortunately, there were agents who were active and who's blogs showed them to be knowledgeable. I was able to refer them out to fellow ActiveRain members after talking with them and know my clients will be in good hands. ActiveRain is such a great place for referrals. I keep learning more and more in this ever changing business thanks to ActiveRain. Just yesterday, I sent out another referral. Thanks for making it so easy to find quality agents in other areas, ActiveRain.

I just attended a training class where I had the pleasure of meeting two fellow ActiveRain members in person. It was great getting their perspective and ideas and hearing they are actually receiving leads from new clients from ActiveRain. Gotta love this.

I received a call from a previous customer of mine yesterday. I explained that I was now retired but knew just the right person to refer her to, thanks to Active Rain.

Maybe I should come out of retirement. I just received another call from a previous client. Fortunately, I was able to find them a wonderful referral because of ActiveRain."
Mike McCann - Nebraska Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale  308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940 (Mike McCann - Broker,   Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Kearney, NE Mike McCann - Nebraska Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940 (Mike McCann - Broker, Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska) said about 1 year ago,
"Denny Pouk, a successful farmer from Loomis, NE, saw my listing on Active Rain. He called me on it...bought it and in the process has become a very close friend! Now that is success!!"
Annett T. Block- Florida Connects, YOUR Global Connection To Florida Real Estate (Florida Connects Inc.): Real Estate Broker/Owner in Fort Lauderdale, FL Annett T. Block- Florida Connects, YOUR Global Connection To Florida Real Estate (Florida Connects Inc.) said about 1 year ago,
"Annett was a real treat, very professional, yet very friendly. We had some specific requests for our home search, and she zeroed in on exactly the perfect properties. I can't say enough about her work ethic, she always returned our calls and emails immediately. We have worked with many realtors around the country, and she was truly my favorite. I would definitely recommend Annett to anyone, buyer or seller! Mr. & Ms. Chapin - 04/28/2014


Annett was amazing throughout our whole journey of buying a house. We were first time home buyers and she always took the time to explain things to us that we were a little confused about. She really fought for us and had our back when it came to the sellers bank (short sale) and I honestly don't think that we would have closed on the house if it wasn't for her!! Highly recommend. Mr. & Ms. Torres - 12-18-2013"
Randy Landis, Overseas Retirement Consultant  (Retired in Samar): Industry Observer in Tupelo, MS Randy Landis, Overseas Retirement Consultant (Retired in Samar) said about 1 year ago,
"I was invited to join Active Rain in early 2007 by Agentopolis.com engineer, Ken Horst. As a member of this forum now for over 8 years, I can't begin to convey the respect and admiration I have accumulated for the thousands of professionals who participate and share their time and knowledge with this community. The information these selfless contributors choose to share with each other is irreplaceable and is an invaluable asset to anyone and everyone in this business. I used AR information on a daily basis and it not only helped me to stay better informed, but enabled me to run my business more efficiently and effectively. The quantity and quality of the information stream provided here is better defined as a river, deep and wide, and if you are going to succeed in real estate, this is definitely the place to swim. Come on in, the water's fine. It feels good in The Rain!"
Steve Vondran, Real Estate Lawyer (The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondran, P.C.): Services for Real Estate Pros in Newport Beach, CA Steve Vondran, Real Estate Lawyer (The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondran, P.C.) said about 1 year ago,
"Active rain has been a great place to network, share information, and stay connected on the latest in real estate! I have had many clients find me on ActiveRain and the social networking with other professionals has been a huge help to my business. I hope that others have found my Attorney Steve real estate blogs to be helpful and useful in their businesses as well."
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