ActiveRain Success Stories - What Your Blog CAN Do For You

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ActiveRain Success Stories - What Your Blog CAN Do For You

Today I was talking on the phone with a New ActiveRain member ready to become a RainMaker, but wanted to know some of the successes and benefits that other members here had experienced from being here.  I shared the "Success Stories" link located on the AR Homepage.  Then, as I started looking for some Blog posts to share with her, I discovered that there are literally hundreds, even thousands of these success stories scattered all through-out the community. 

After spending a couple hours scouring the network, I was able to come up with some really good examples of how other members are using AR to promote their business, connect with others, generate referrals, capitalize on our SEO, get picked up by the news media, grow their business, and in many cases, make hundreds of thousands of dollars just from their ActiveRain Blogs. 

I joined ActiveRain, and here's what happened...

"I have roughly $2 million in contracts and potential business at the moment which is exclusively from people who found my AR posts" - Jason Crouch

"I just received my 43 referral from the rain" - Larry Bettag

"ActiveRain has put over $122,000 into my pocket, spread over 17 different buyers and sellers" - Donna Harris

"ActiveRain Does Not Rain! It Pours! $1,300,000 Closing Because of the Power of Active Rain!" - Katerina Gasset

"Just in the last 2 months, I have closed on 6 transactions just from blogging" - Jeff Belonger

"I have already placed three homes on the market, in the last 30 days, that were direct results of ActiveRain..." - Bryant Tutas

"At this point I am reaping the rewards of ActiveRain. Thank you Active Rain, it does work!" - Tinker Hulse

"What's Better than a Referral Form from ActiveRain?" - Kathleen "Kate" Elim

"Active Rain has put me on the map. I receive at least THREE calls each week.."." - Donald Bradbury

"This is a testimony to how ActiveRain has impacted our Business" - Mariana Wagner

"NBC picked up my blog... How do I EVEN BEGIN to thank ActiveRain" - Craig Schiller

"How Blogging Put Me On the Evening News" - Janet Guilbault

"I have been contemplating my "Rainmaker" status for a month or two" - Will Goodson

"So does blogging on Activerain bring business?" YES, YES, YES!" - Missy Caulk

"Brad Andersohn and Bob Stewart may actually know what they're talking about" - Suesan Jenifer Therriault

There are so many great stories and testimonials from our members.  It seems as though a new success story or "Victory" post goes up nearly everyday.  These stories and testimonials should be persuasive enough to get you following successful members, subscribing to their Blogs, witnessing their successes, and following in their footsteps as rainmakers to create and build your own success stories here.

If you have a success story you've written about, we'd love for you to share it.  Just leave me a link to your post.  Hearing what other members have done here is great, but experiencing these successes for yourself is the REAL convincing factor, and WILL BE your motivation to Blog.  YOUR unique stories will be YOUR greatest reward.  Reading these, and seeing how and what these members did will hopefully help confirm your decision to be here as a successful RainMaker in YOUR area and community. 

Here's to your success and the rewards you obtain from your efforts here in the "rain!"  :-)


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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

Blog-N-Roll Brad...

I can't share my success story. It's a secret :)

TLW...ROAR!

Sep 12, 2009 08:42 AM #75
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Corinne Guest
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
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I have had a couple of things but really waiting for it to take off like some of those fab testimonials.

Sep 12, 2009 08:42 AM #76
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
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Okay...

What did you do to the sidebar? I had all your cookies blocked :)

TLW...ROAR!

Sep 12, 2009 08:43 AM #77
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Barb Fischer
Big Block Realty - La Mesa, CA
San Diego and La Mesa Real Estate

The bottom line is that true real estate professionals support and refer to each other. That's how we keep our profession elevated. Congrats to all!

Sep 12, 2009 10:01 AM #78
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Esko Kiuru
Bethesda, MD

Brad,

Those success stories are just a tip of the iceberg. But they should convince newbies what a strong performer AR is, so long as they put in the time and effort.

Sep 12, 2009 12:01 PM #79
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Lisa Matykiewicz
United Brokers Group - Gilbert, AZ

Brad...these links are awesome.  Thanks for sharing!

Sep 12, 2009 12:57 PM #80
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Beverly of Bev & Bob Meaux
Keller Williams Suburban Realty - West Orange, NJ
Where Buying & Selling Works

I don't have a positive success story to tell yet, but I know I will soon. I can't wait to link you to it. Wish me luck.

Sep 12, 2009 01:48 PM #81
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Judy Jennings
The Green Company - Ashland, MA
Broker - The Lanterns at Warren Woods - Ashland MA

Have I Told You That I Love You Lately?

Okay, not JUST you Brad, but that goes out to you and the numerous members (and staff) of this great community. There have been so many outstanding posts that it is impossible to recognize everyone and thank them personally. It is without a doubt that Active Rain is responsible for providing me with the exposure I need to expand my business.

I hope I can somehow help contribute to the future growth of this community for many years to come. Thank you so many times over.

Sep 12, 2009 02:39 PM #82
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Wendy Cutrufelli
Alain Pinel Realtors - Walnut Creek, CA
Contra Costa Realtor

I must admit that I haven't mastered the art of blogging for business.  I am ever hopeful that will change but, in the meantime, I am thrilled beyond measure at the knowledge and support I have gained from Active Rain (and YOU, Mr. Andersohn with an "h")!

Sep 12, 2009 02:58 PM #83
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Jirius Isaac
Isaac Real Estate &TriStar Mortgage - Kenmore, WA
Real Estate & loans in Kenmore, WA

Brad, What a bunch of wonderful success stories.  I can't wait until I can share mine!

Sep 12, 2009 04:37 PM #84
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John Cannata
214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

I've heard read many great success stories from AR members. I could not be more proud to be a part of such a great group.

Sep 13, 2009 06:12 AM #85
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

-->"I don't have time to Blog and go around leaving comments on people's posts!"

I believe you should award yourself a gazillion points for that remark. If I could do it for you, I would :)

TLW...ROAR!

Sep 13, 2009 07:27 AM #86
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Palm Springs Realtor - Stewart Penn
COMPASS - Palm Springs, CA
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Last month I closed a $900,000 cash deal with an out-of-state Buyer who found me through my ActiveRain Blog.

Now that's a Success Story!

On a lighter note, I'm being called on a weekly basis by customers looking for the new Pavillions Market ..... simply because I blogged about it and my post landed up on the first page of Google :)

Sep 14, 2009 01:13 PM #87
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Brad Andersohn
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Stewart - that is a phenomenal success story.  Thanks for sharing it here on this post.  I have been sending and will continue to send this post to new or hesitant members wanting to know what an AR Blog and Rainmaker membership can do for them.  Stories like yours and all the others here make it a "no brainer" if you're ready and willing to work the AR network and Blogging platform.  Thanks again my friend. :-)

Sep 14, 2009 01:25 PM #88
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Palm Springs Realtor - Stewart Penn
COMPASS - Palm Springs, CA
COMPASS - Broker Associate

Thanks to you Brad, and the team at ActiveRain.

You guys are GREAT!

 

Sep 14, 2009 01:50 PM #89
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Brad Andersohn
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Thanks Stewart, we're nothing without our members like yourself.  There are Great days and paths ahead for sure...   :-)

Sep 14, 2009 02:07 PM #90
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Brad Andersohn
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Any of these folks look familar?  These are ActiveRain's founding members, and most are still going strong today.  Blogging is not just a sprint to the win, it's a marathon to the "victory!"  Thank you to the members below for believing in themselves first, and then for believing in ActiveRain.  They helped create, build, and set the standards for a network that we all get to enjoy today.  Congrats and kudos!!

Sep 15, 2009 12:43 AM #91
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

Whaaaaaaaaaaaa...

I didn't make the cut. Hell Brad if it weren't for me this place would have become just another "icky" Real Estate Site. I fought the battle that allows us to have fun in the Rain :)

If you can't call me a founding member can I have more points just for being me and standing up for all that is right :)

TLW...ROAR!

Sep 15, 2009 01:20 AM #92
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
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No kidding TLW...you have been a driving force....how dare you BRAD!  :)

 

Anyway, here's my link....and it's full of other stuff from along the way as well :)

What ActiveRain Has Done For Me...and Can Do For You!

Sep 21, 2009 04:08 AM #93
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TLW - My bad, if you scroll down the page, your pretty mug is on there...   :-))) 

Sally - thanks for adding your link, I'm off to check it out as soon as I finish my next post and announcement.

Sep 21, 2009 04:24 AM #94
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