Success in the Rain

Services for Real Estate Pros with ActiveRain, Community Manager

Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  Last night I attended a performance by my king, Dave Matthews at a local mall.  Random, right?!?  The new Microsoft store opened and he was there to kick it off.  Anywho....he was talking about how we should be thankful for all the things around us and it really got me thinking.  I have so much to be thankful for.  Health, work, friends, love, family....everything seems to be in alignment.  The pessimist in me keeps waiting for the bubble to burst but I've decided I'm going to enjoy this ride.

ActiveRain has a ton to do with my happiness and success.  It's furthered my social media education, put me in touch with lifelong friends and provided me with an amazing environment to work in.  Margaret Woda said to me recently, "I bet you didn't know you'd have your dream job on your first interview."  She's right...I had no idea that I would be a part of something so much bigger than I ever anticipated. 

Every Thanksgiving dinner we go around the table and share with one another what we're grateful for.  This year I'll be taking a bit longer than usual.  

Ok, that's it....I'm done with the sappy stuff....for now :)  Check out some of our wonderful member's success stories below and I wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!

If you have yet to write your own success story, I urge you to do so.  Simply go to your profile page and click "edit" located next to My Profile (edit). Scroll down until you see the spot designated for your ActiveRain Success Story.  Keep in mind this will not show on your AR profile but will be available to view on the ActiveRain Success Stories link located on our home page.  Not only are all the cool kids doing it but you'll be awarded 500 points!!!

If you would like to view more stories please visit ActiveRain Success Stories

Nina Rogoff, Sharon & Canton Real Estate, RE/MAX (RE/MAX Executive Realty): Real Estate Agent in Sharon, MA Nina Rogoff, Sharon & Canton Real Estate, RE/MAX (RE/MAX Executive Realty) said about 20 hours ago,
"ActiveRain provides an enormous forum through which you can get the best education about real estate practices from people who are willing to share their experiences and ideas. You can ask questions, search on just about any topic for information, find's the equivalent of a Training and Development Department. You just can't get enough Rain! I know blogging through AR is going to have outstanding results, too. Now...if I could just get myself off AR long enough to sleep at night..."

David Beckham- Your  Alexandria  Louisiana Real Estate Connection (Century 21 Millennium): Real Estate Agent in Alexandria, LA David Beckham (Century 21 Millennium)
"I have been able to increase my internet presence because of ActiveRain. What I have found is that this is the best service available to Realtors out of all available sites, including I have received numerous buyer and seller referrals from ActiveRain and it is a phenominal tool! I just received three listings from another agent on ActiveRain...That is a success story that I will blog once I get them SOLD!"

Moataz Ghounem, Nationwide Homes (Nationwide Homes): Real Estate Agent in Brookfield, CT Moataz Ghounem (Nationwide Homes)
"I love being a part of the Active Rain communtiy. Nowhere else can you find such a wealth of information about the trade. Real Estate Professionals who take their business seriously use Active Rain."



Mike Mitchell -  REALTOR® - St. Clair Shores, MI (Real Living Kee Realty): Real Estate Agent in Saint Clair Shores, MI Mike Mitchell (Real Living Kee Realty)
"Since joining Active Rain almost 2 years ago I have learned so much about SEO and web marketing that it is unbelievable. In addition, the networking opportunities and information about the real estate industry in general is invaluable. I have excellent page ranking on multiple search engines now, where 2 years ago I don't even know where I ranked it was so far back. This has been beneficial for my listing clients as I get maximum exposure for their listings, and I've also received so many leads from buyers and sellers that have helped improve my business. I just recently closed a lease deal, I was the listing agent and the reason I received that listing was from my seller finding me on google - Active Rain!"

Mark Montross (Catamount Realty Group): Real Estate Agent in South Burlington, VT Mark Montross (Catamount Realty Group)
"I have been a member of Active Rain for three months and have learned more from Active Rain than I have from any other real estate resource, seminar, etc. I attended Rain Camp in New York City and it was an incredible experience. I start every day with reading articles on Active Rain and posting comments. People I have met through Active Rain have been a tremendous resource and very generous about sharing tips from their experiences. I look forward to becoming even more active on Active Rain!"

Donald Stevens ( Insurance Broker or Agent in Kalamazoo, MI Donald Stevens (
"ActiveRain has connected me with several property managers and real estate agents that I was able to help get their properties insured. I also met some property managers and real estate agents from all over the country that I can confidently refer my investor clients to. It has been a great way to get and give referrals for me. The world just got smaller for me and I love it."


Let it Rain my friends....Let it Rain!

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Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager



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Toronto, ON

Good morning Kerrie - It is always so nice to see so many amazing success stories each week. :)

Nov 20, 2010 03:06 AM #34
Dustin McClure
Mossy Oak Properties Outdoor Realty - Mooresville, NC

Great stories. ActiveRain really is a great network.

Nov 20, 2010 03:14 AM #35
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Kerrie:  Never get tired of hearing an Active Rain success story.  Thanks for posting it in our group,  Bartender, Make it a Double.

Nov 20, 2010 03:23 AM #36
Nicole Fleming
FC Tucker Emge - Henderson, KY

Great success stories.  AR has helped me so much and I'm glad to read other success stories.

Nov 20, 2010 03:35 AM #37
Michael Emerson
Keller Williams Realty - San Juan Capistrano, CA

I can see why being on staff can be so rewarding at times. Hearing those success stories are proof that your job and Activerain make a difference.

Nov 20, 2010 04:30 AM #38
Dennis & Terri Neal
RE/MAX, Big Bear - Big Bear Lake, CA
Your Home Sold in 45 Days or We Se

I love your Liberty background and your post.

Nov 20, 2010 05:07 AM #39
Vianey Ojeda
The Hanover Group | kw® - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Making a Complex Market Simple - TESTSELLYOURHOME.

the fact is we all here have survived the business thus far and that says a lot. and it is one of the many things we will be thankful for next week ;)

also it says a lot for the dedication, perseverance & drive in all uf us that we have weathered the RE storm, for us in So Cal that was mid Aug. 2007

lets keep up the great work! and Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 20, 2010 06:06 AM #40
Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi Kerrie... Dave Matthews performing in a mall???  That's just not right!  It's a bit too Tiffany singing "I Think We're Alone Now" in 1987!  LOL

Nov 20, 2010 07:09 AM #41
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Kerrie,

It is great to have you around.

Nov 20, 2010 01:34 PM #42
Luna Petty
Unyque Financial - Pasadena, CA

My daughter and I give thanks every night for everything from our eye site to our 'things'  Thank you activerain

Nov 20, 2010 04:20 PM #43
Dianne McNeill
Orinda, CA

Each time I go AR I learn something new and/or am continually inspired. I really like seeing and hearing so many positive and uplifting stories about so many good agents just making it great for all of us out there. Positive energy reinforces all the good work that we can and do accomplish. Thank you Kerrie.

p.s.  I too would love to run into Dave Mason-fun!


Nov 20, 2010 06:13 PM #44
Robert Courtney
Lihue, HI
Century 21 All Islands, RA, CDPE, MCRE, CIAS

Kerrie thank you for the post.  It is truly amazing how life gets us going so fast that the very things that important to a bare existence are forgotten until this time of the year.  We should all schedule time to write call or do something special for those that add quality to our lives.  Happy Thanksgiving to all AR members and staff.

Nov 21, 2010 01:07 AM #45
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Thanks Kerrie!   I'm pretty lucky and have a great deal to be thankful for too!!!!  Will need to post my success story!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and all the AR staff!

Nov 21, 2010 06:37 AM #46
Herb Johnson
Access Capital - Florence, KY


Other than your taste in Music, great blog! :) Have a great Thanksgiving and keep focused on the blessings.

All the best,


Nov 21, 2010 10:09 PM #47
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Kerrie, thanks again AND again for all you do.  I love this post and ActiveRain. 

Nov 21, 2010 10:34 PM #48
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

It's nice Kerrie that you share these success stories with all of us. Tehy are enjoyable to read!

Nov 23, 2010 06:25 AM #49
Sharon Miller
Ruoff Home Mortgage - Syracuse, IN
Warsaw & Syracuse Indiana- Conventional, VA, FHA, USDA Home Loans

Hi Kerri, I have just recently joined ActiveRain and I'm amazed at the amount of information that I am able to acquire here. I enjoyed reading these stories and look forward to reading more.  Thank you

Nov 23, 2010 10:07 PM #50
Sam Fischer
Coeur d'Alene, ID

I saw the DMB last year at the Gorge, it was the first time since Crash came out. Since then, I have accumulated just about every CD he has put out. Good stuff Kerrie, good stuff.

Nov 24, 2010 04:16 AM #51
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

With just 36 days left in 2010, Zoey the Cool Cat and I just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Hope it’s a great one, with lots of fun and food with family and friends!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 24, 2010 08:24 PM #52
Kathy Booth, Setting the Stage
Setting the Stage - Newmarket, ON
Home Staging and ReDesign Professional

Nice to read something positive!

Feb 28, 2011 07:17 AM #53
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