I just reached two milestones at once!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks

I just got 2 milestones all at once!  In 2 days I received 3 leads/referrals directly from Active Rain, and I have appointments with two of them already (one a seller and one a buyer), and at the same time I just noticed that I have over 10,000 points!

Open houses are picking up more and more, even without my dragging my backside around distributing flyers all over the place (just an ad in Craigs List), and I am beginning to feel like the tide is turning, big time!  I also last week had someone just read my website, liked what I said, and called me up to represent them.  That hadn't been happening much lately.

I hope my AR friends are starting to experience the same thing.  Do you feel like the sun is coming out after a lengthy cloudy period?


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Fair Oaks, California

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Patty Carroll
Vancouver, WA

Wanted to stop by and say congrats to you on hitting your two milestones. That is awesome!

Open houses are not doing so well here. What are some of the things that you are doing regarding your open houses?

Sep 06, 2008 02:44 AM #26
Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker

Thank you all for your kind and encouraging comments!  I really do believe that this is the beginning of the end of our drought.  I also believe that with the election so close, we are starting to feel some more energized consumers getting excited about the possibility of some change in the economy.  No matter who wins the election, it seems that the idea of a new administration always gives people hope that whatever doldrums they have been in, they will soon see something better.

Sep 06, 2008 03:29 AM #27
David Matney
BHHS - Ambassador Real Estate - Omaha, NE
Omaha, NE Real Estate | Omaha, NE Homes For Sale

Susan, congratulations on your recent success!  Pretty cool!

Sep 06, 2008 03:38 AM #28
Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397

The Sun'll come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar....

While we haven't had a lengthy cloudy period I am glad to see that you are having success with your time & effort.  That is spectacular!  I have received one referral & plugging away at this blogging thing to be more innovative in RE. 

Sep 06, 2008 03:59 AM #29
Tom Lyons

Lower price ranges in Tri Valley .... Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, San Ramon .... starting to firm up and sell... mostly low priced REO's .... but before you can turn the corner you have to stop the hemoraging....

Things are definitely getting more active as buyers seem to now understand that now is a good time to get some good deals....

Glad that your market is finally starting to have a pulse....

Tom L

Sep 06, 2008 04:08 AM #30
Roland Woodworth
Q Realty - Clarksville, TN
Q Realty - Power In Real Estate

WoW Susan.. Sound great.. You are on a roll.. Keep up the great work here in the rain

Sep 06, 2008 05:07 AM #31
Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert

Let the sun shine in!  I hope the tide is turning, I know it depends on where you are.  Remember, all markets are local. 

Sep 06, 2008 05:11 AM #32
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Susan - THANK YOU for a breath of fresh, positive, non-judgmental reading filled with thankfulness and gratitude!!!!!  We need more of this in the Rain and in the World!

CONGRATUALTIONS to your well deserved milestones.  Undoubtedly you have attracted it all to you with your positive and loving energy! 



Sep 06, 2008 05:13 AM #33
Bob Cumiskey
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL
US Army Retired, Your Sun City Center, Florida ~ Realtor

Susan, That's fantastic news.  Congrats and continued success to you.

Sep 06, 2008 05:30 AM #34
Keller Williams Realty - Austin, TX
Over 2,000 homes sold…..

In Austin, TX we have seen a market shift that started 4 months ago and intensified in August.  We are definitely not out of the woods, but a trend is in place.

The key to this biz is activity versus results.  Measure it and spend your time wisely.  Rather be at the top in commissions than in Active Rain......but AR is a great means of branding for your area.

Sep 06, 2008 07:26 AM #35
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Congratulations Susan on passing 10,000 points and getting leads/referrals here on Active Rain. That is very good to know that AR is working for you, Keep up the great work. Great post.

Sep 06, 2008 07:41 AM #36
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


Great job on all scores - getting business and marking your progress up the line.


Sep 06, 2008 08:15 AM #37
Linda M. Cataldo
Dock Street Realty - Myrtle Beach, SC
Beach Destinations Realty Myrtle Beach

Wow, th at's amazing.  I haven't received one referral and I have almost 46,000 points.  Great job!

Sep 06, 2008 09:23 AM #38


Great to hear that business is picking up over there and AR has produced some good leads for you. The cloud cover in Vegas is starting to break up some, so we are optimistic.

Sep 06, 2008 10:04 AM #40
Christine OShea
Christine E O'Shea Real Estate Broker - Naples, FL

Hannah is passing thru as I write this comment, but. YES, the Sun is coming out and the tide is turning.

Sep 06, 2008 11:43 AM #41
Jennifer O'Brien

That is great to here Susan, keep up the good work. Jennifer  StrategicCreditCoach.com

Sep 06, 2008 12:16 PM #42
Paul Todd
Mentone Cabins Realty, LLC - Mentone, AL
Vacation and Second Homes Sales and Management - Mentone Alabama

Congratulations.  I have the same hopes that my activity in AR will help me in my real estate business.

Sep 06, 2008 02:25 PM #43
Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty

2-3 leads and you've only been on Active Rain a month is something special. I do believe PIPPA in her houston market for staging did something similar but i'ts not common. You certainly did a great job making connections and that's where you got the most out of Active Rain. Congratulations!

Sep 06, 2008 04:42 PM #44
Shannon Gilmore, CRS
Long and Foster Real Estate - Warrenton, VA
Real Estate Sales Associate with Long and Foster

This is fantastic - good for you - keep it up and thanks for the POSITIVE NEWS!   I hope things in California continue to IMPROVE and especially for you.  Love the daffodill picture :-)

Sep 07, 2008 11:30 AM #45
Sal Poliandro - NJ Bergen County Realtor
RE/MAX Properties - Ridgewood, NJ
Short Sale Specialist - CDPE, SRES, SFR, IRES

Congratulations and keep blogging!  Here's too many more leads through Active Rain!

Sep 08, 2008 08:48 AM #46
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