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Your kindness knows no bounds! I really mean that sentiment. You are the embodiment of the etiquette and INTENTION behind the Web 2.0 Social Media movement. Thank you be well and keep up the fantastic sharing and caring! Rock on bro!
"Brad Andersohn is one of the most important contributors to real estate networking and information today. He is an industry leader, top level writer, public speaker, and rich resource of valuable real estate information. Brad's skill sets: master networker, social media expert, liaison, collaborative contributor, nationally recognized blogger, and social media community builder. If I were starting a real estate related company, Brad would be the first person I would want on my team. The man is one of the most energetic, caring workers I have ever met."
Dean Guadagni - Inner Architect Media
Wow Brad, You never cease to amaze me...If I was an active real estate agent I would move to your neck of the woods so I could do business with you and somehow figure out a way to put money in your pocket and keep you happy...The info you are dispensing here is really outstanding Sir!!! I can never hit the notify me of new comment box on your posts or my in box will be flooded when I wake up in the morning.
Bob Stewart - Active Rain
Dear Brad, I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other users. "If you are seeking someone who embodies a keen awareness of social media, the ability to bring the very best out of people and loves his work, I recommend you meet and work with Brad Andersohn. Besides being a really nice guy, Brad is a knowledgeable marketer, a shrewd real estate blogging expert and an experienced network builder. At Active Rain, Brad is called the "community builder" which is quite appropriate. In my mind, Brad Andersohn is the resident Active Rain "people builder" who possesses the rare ability to help jump-start your Internet presence so you can enjoy greater success." Bobby Carroll - Dakno Marketing
I recently had the good fortune to meet Brad Andersohn. It was truly an amazing learning experience for me. The primary topics at hand were constructing my business plan for 2008 and growing my business into the future. Brad has written a full suite of software products that directly and intuitively take you down the path of your future business activities and projected results. He breaks the tasks down to monthly, weekly, and daily activities. Once one or several deals get done, the program updates and recalculates new target levels for contacts, appointments, and closings needed to stay on target with your original plan. Brad’s schedules allow flexibility in terms of client contact whether it be thru emails, notes, visits, or phone calls. He and his company,go into great detail in assisting agents with farming and building meaningful databases. Brad’s grasp of blogging, websites and all the interrelated parts of that segment of marketing is unparalleled.
My description of Brad’s ideas and products do not do justice to the value they have immediately added to my outlook, attitude and renewed enthusiasm to get my plans put into action. Hats off to a real Pro — and yes, this is a direct, hard core recommendation for you to contact him and REALLY grow your biz.
Douglas Moore - Alain Pinel Realtors
Brad can only be described as high-energy, creative, "brain food" for the real estate industry. If you want systems, solutions and technologies to take your business to the next level, Brad is the answer! I honestly don't know when Brad sleeps. Awesome Title/Escrow services by day, Technology genius by night. Really good Title/Escrow people take excellent care of clients you bring them, but Brad is on a different level entirely. He helps you develop clients you didn't have before!
Wendy Cutrufelli - Countrywide Home Loans
"I've never thanked you for all that you have done to help me get started in Real Estate. As a new Agent I was lost and confused. I joined ReMax in the hopes of getting an education to become a successful Realtor and fortunately that led me to ActiveRain where I found you at the University. I had never blogged before. I didn't even know what blogging, SEO or long tail searches were. You were invaluable in getting me started Brad. It was your support and training that made me the 2nd best blogger in AZ, just 2 votes behind the legendary Phoenix Real Estate Guy and I've been at it for just over a year.
I meant to thank you in person when you were in Phoenix but I didn't want to impose on your limited time. It was nice to finally meet you in person. As you know, I'm now with eXp Realty and it was you that got me there. That's another thing I need to thank you for. It was the perfect fit for me. I love eXp! Thanks for presenting at X-Camp. I hope you're a regular visitor to our virtual world. After you left to room, you should have heard the chatter. Rock On!"
Mark Gridley - eXp Realty
“Brad is phenomenal at taking technology and solutions to the next level. His blogs and ideas on ActiveRain take the content-rich site to the maximum potential. If you have not seen his blogs or ideas, make sure to check out his ActiveRain site for more detail.
Jason Bliss - Intuvo LLC
“I would highly recommend Brad's work. He is on top of technology and is a wonderful trainer. 100% ethical, honest and a person with integrity.”
Missy Caulk - RE/MAX Platinum
“I worked with Brad for several years. Brad was especially helpful in keeping my mortgage company on track with his knowledge of the mortgage and real estate industry. He assembled a team that was, in my opinion, the best in their field. As a mortgage broker, I relied on my title company for prompt, accurate and friendly service for my clients. I always recommended Brad's team and would drive 20 miles to use him rather than someone closer because of his dedication to his clients, his team and to me. I would, without a doubt, work with Brad and any team he puts together.”
Richard Smith - Keystone Mortgage
Brad, I just want to thank you for the conversation last night...talking with you..was worth big $$$$$$. I really learned a great deal last night and a lightbulb went off in my head! Thank you...for always taking the time out and speaking to me and thank you for all of the wonderful ideas and thoughtful posts you place on the rain!
Midori Miller - Century 21 Sundance Realty
“Brad is the type of person everyone should have in their world; a man with lots of integrity, reliability, honor, helpfulness and smart, too. He has provided services I desperately needed many times - especially computer/PDA and technology fixes. He continues to be interested in my real estate business’ growth and how he and his company can make (my life simpler and) my business better. I very highly recommend Brad!”
Patrice Hall - Prudential California Realty
"Brad's industry knowledge, integrity, professionalism and willingness to go the extra mile to help others is an invaluable asset to his peers. I would, without reservation, highly recommend Brad Andersohn's work in the escrow and technology services that he provides. As a 15 year veteran of the real estate and consulting industry, I have yet to find someone so willing to share his time, knowledge and expertise with others. Subscribe to his blog's! You will be amazed at the wealth of information..."
Nick Bastian - Homesource Preferred Properties
“Brad is a highly regarded member of active rain. His knowledge of technology and marketing is unsurpassed. He is the “go to guy” with any type of marketing or technology question. He has been an invaluable resource for me and everyday I learn something new from him.
Sandra Cummings - William Raveis Real Estate
“Brad brings a refreshing perspective on technology issues to Active Rain. His willingness to contribute and to help colleagues with answers to their questions makes him a stand-out among members on that site.
Eric Kodner - Madeline Island Realty LLC
“Brad is a pleasure to deal with. He has integrity and is always professional with his associates. He is a man that can get things done.” November 7, 2007 Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative!
Maureen Henry - Rockland Home Staging
I have had the great opportunity to be a colleague of Brad's on Active Rain. He has written numerous instructional and tutorial posts on utilizing online marketing tools for the thousands of members on Active Rain. His posts show great detail and precise instructions on each of the pieces of technology he shares with us, and he uses those skills to make sure his writing is clear and concise, and easily understood by his audience. I continue to use Brad's posts to make my online marketing efforts as efficient and productive as possible. And I know numerous other Active Rain members would confirm the same as well. Brad clearly has a firm grasp not only on the latest technology tools available, he also has a great handle on how best to implement them as well. I will continue to look to him for news on how to continue striving to make my online marketing as effective and efficient as possible. He's a terrific asset to all of us who are colleagues on Active Rain!
Ann Cummings - RE/MAX Coast to Coast
"THANK YOU Brad for the continued, wonderful opportunity to stay connected to a cutting edge of social media reason and application via ActiveRain, where your constant gifts of education and inspiration are CARE-fully given...You represent some of the finest modeling for learning and education on the web, not just for Realtors, but for anyone excited about learning and sharing the phenomenal gifts of our trials and times. You are simply an awesome illustration of leadership and inspiration, motivation, ingenuity and compassion. It's a gift in my life and a blessing for the evolution of sustainable livlihood (which can grow when rooted in the golden rule), and I am deeply grateful."
Mara Hawks - First Realty - Auburn Alabama
"Brad, a special thanks for your time, expertise and patience in getting our computer system going. I've had this system for nearly 4 years and have never had it efficiently the way it was intended. In about 3 hours, you accomplished what three other so called professionals were unable to do. WOW! Everything is up and running great! A million thanks would not be enough. I was extremely impressed with your knowledge, professionalism and ability to simplify tasks to a level I could understand. You have a rare talent, which should take you a long way in life and to a successful career. Thank you so much again...you have been an absolute "Gold Mine" to my office!
Steve Turnbloom - Turnbloom & Associates - Broker / Owner
"I am writing you to Thank You for allowing Brad Andersohn to participate in the Computer Farming Seminar held at the California Association of Realtors Convention in San Diego. Brad's high professionalism helped contribute to the success of the seminar. You are very fortunate to have on your team a person of such high Caliber! Please convey my sincere appreciation for a job well done!"
John Bolton - Century 21 Landmark
"I am writing to you on behalf of your generous and brilliant team of support personnel which include Brad Andersohn. I can't say enough about him. He has helped me so many, many times, and has gone out of his way, way above and beyond the "call of duty". I just hope that other agents are not as remiss as myself in writing to let you know how grateful we are to have him. He is truly exceptional and has done more for me than I could ever "Thank" him for!" It has taken a great deal to win my business, but I owe it to Brad. Many Thanks!!"
Cynthia Burke, CRS - Security Pacific Real Estate
"I teach a course for senior agents at Mason McDuffie in Orinda and have had Brad Andersohn speak at the prospecting session on three occasions. He is an excellent speaker with a tremendous amount of knowledge. I believe he takes his work very seriously and I will continue to ask him to be a part of my training classes. I think you have a great employee on your team. Thank you! Kitty Cole - Mason McDuffie - National Trainer RE Services
“Brad has been (and continues to be) a terrific blogging resource for real estate topics on Active Rain. He makes an extra effort to help others throughout the network.
Kristal Kraft - The Berkshire Group Realtors
"I would like you to know how much we appreciate Brad Andersohn. Brad continually goes the extra mile in service, and always with a smile. Brad has really made the Advantage Farming system a super tool. He has spent countless hours helping us get it in running order. We know it will make a big difference in our future business. There is something to be said about someone who takes time out in the evening to call from their home because they know the next couple of days are filled with many appointments. Much dedication to your company as well as to the agents he is helping. Brad has been a treasure to deal with. Our sincere thanks and appreciation in your having such a dedicated employee."
Katy Huetter and Todd Van Laanen - RE/MAX Realtors
Dear Brad, You are one of those kind of people that instructors "Dream" of having in their class! You are eager, enthusiastic, ready and willing to learn, supportive, and you walk the talk. Your application of what I teach is excellent as is your ability to adapt what I teach to you and your way of selling. To say I am one of your greatest fans would be an understatement! Congratulations on winning the Sales Talk Championship. The competition was excellent. To be chosen Best-of-the-Best is the highest honor. Best of luck to you always!"
Eddie Snow - Dale Carnegie
ActiveBrad aka "The Escrow Guy"
Dear Bill Loftin,"Norm Tuttle (A Good Customer) came in to ask about some "Customer Service" information he needed from Contra Costa County. He used our phone here in the office and called our customer service department. He said he got Brad Andersohn. Says that it was customer service at it's VERY BEST! Told me who he talked to and said he got exactly what he needed and FAST! Please pass this on to the appropriate department head. Thanks!"
Bill Morrish - First American Title - Board of Directors
"There are not enough compliments I could give to express my appreciation for the amazing job Brad did with a presentation for one of our top producing agents. He prepared a 1 1/2 hour presentation to present at a master minds marketing group for our client. Brad did a fabulous job, as always. There were rave reviews from all who attended. This is just one of the Thousands of reasons Brad should be the "Service Star of the Year!" Thank you for everything Brad!"
Kelly Cantrell - First Amrican Title Company
"Brad, to stand out as a "Service Star" in an era that requires lots of energetic performances just to keep pace with our volume, is certainly an accolade. Thank you for showing us all how to get the job done! You set an example for our newer employees and keep the customers coming back. Congratulations on your award.
Mark Sachau - First American - Chief Operating Officer
"Brad was instrumental in the production of the 1st ever "Solano County Real Estate Tech Fair"! Being the Chairman for the SAOR Technology Committee, Brad took it upon himself to plan, direct, coordinate and implement the entire program. Most of his effort was done after hours on his own personal time. Brad definitely deserves a service star for his great and valiant efforts!"
Thomas Lucini - First American Title - Director of Sales
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