The most unique ActiveRain referral so far?

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Real Estate Agent with Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info DB-17066

I was pleased to have my second ActiveRain referral come through yesterday, but this one was quite unique.

I got a call from Lenn Harley in Virginia yesterday interviewing me prior to having me take a lead for her.  She mentioned she found me on ActiveRain.  I didn't think much about it until she told me the person contacted her from Boise via one of her blogs and asked if she could refer him to a local agent in Boise familiar with VA Compromise Sales.

Jim Paulson Progressive Realty Corp

I contacted him, did a CMA for him and will be listing his home tomorrow.  I have never met the seller in person, never been inside his home, and yet the listing is already completed (subject to verification in person), flyers are built (thanks to him emailing me the photos) and we are ready to get this sold for him.

For all of my competitors who think Social Networking and the internet is not effective, you are right!  Keep thinking that way while I let the ink dry on this contract!

 

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Rainmaker
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Emily Lowe
The Lipman Group | Sotheby's International Realty - Nashville, TN
Nashville TN Realtor

Isn't it great to play in the A'Rain?!!!

Sep 24, 2009 01:20 PM #63
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Muffy collins
Bridgeport, CT

Jim, this is a great story and very exciting.  You were chosen by Lenn out of many Realtors, that says something right there.  Hope all goes well and keep us updated on your success.  PS, I love that you answered your phone!!!

Sep 24, 2009 01:39 PM #64
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Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
LL.B., Broker

Jim,

 

Congratulations to both you and Lenn! This demonstrates the power of Active Rain, which I see has now over 160,000 members.

Brian

Sep 24, 2009 02:00 PM #65
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Judy Schneider
eXp Realty - Bellingham, WA

Jim,

Congratulations!

Sep 24, 2009 02:04 PM #66
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Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com

social networking is great but if they don't know me enough from active rain and want to interview me then..............

Sep 24, 2009 02:13 PM #67
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Celeste Chism - Serving You in Crossville, Fairfield Glade, Lake Tansi & Cumberland Cove
RE/MAX Premier Choice - Crossville, TN
Serving You is My Top Priority

GREAT POST, I'm with you. Let's roll.

Sep 24, 2009 02:22 PM #68
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Julie Dumaine-Russell
RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT

Jim - I love reading stories like this.  Congratulations to both you & Lenn.  There's no place like Active Rain when it comes building those referral-based relationships. 

Sep 24, 2009 02:52 PM #69
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Congratulations on being worthy of a contact from Lenn! That is impressive, even more than the referral! She chooses her referral base very carefuly. AR is definitely my favorite social networking place!

Sep 24, 2009 04:02 PM #70
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Alma Fernandez
DRE 01236358 Keller Williams - Northridge, CA

I always feel honored when a colleague sends me a referral.  It's definitely the best kind of compliment.  Social Networking at it's best.  Good luck.

Sep 24, 2009 04:33 PM #71
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Roland Woodworth
Q Realty - Clarksville, TN
Q Realty - Power In Real Estate

Congratulation Jim... Referrals in the rain are great and Blogging works !

Sep 24, 2009 04:54 PM #72
Anonymous
Group 369 Corp

Nice Blog it's really lovely. unique acvierain refferal is good listiong dear keep it up. your are so luckya and best of luck more with your luck.

Sep 24, 2009 05:21 PM #73
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

Thanks to all of you for your kind words and thoughts.  I might have to have the client join AR just so he can see the AR team at work and all this great support!

I have comments sent to my PDA and thanks to the Featured Post and all your comments, my phone was vibrating with emails all day!

Lenn, thanks for allowing me to share in your spotlight!

Sep 24, 2009 05:48 PM #74
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Susan Sawyer
Keller Williams Chervenic Realty - Hudson, OH
Real Estate Expert - Hudson Ohio

I am eagerly awaiting my first referral, and while I wait I am learning more and more from all the great posts out there.

Sep 25, 2009 12:40 AM #75
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Adam Weart
softRealty.com - Atlanta, GA

This shows how important it is to throw as many hooks in the water as possible. Nice work.

Sep 25, 2009 01:25 AM #76
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Irene Kennedy RealtorĀ® in Northwestern NJ
Weichert - Lopatcong, NJ

Jim,

Go get 'em! Clearly Lenn liked what she saw on your blog, so you've earned her confidence.

Sep 25, 2009 02:01 AM #77
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

3975 Mount Vernon Boise Flyer Draft

Here is the evidence that blogging works!  The website link won't be live for for a day or two though.

Sep 25, 2009 02:32 AM #78
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William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORSĀ® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate

Congratulations..first on the referral from Lenn, 2nd on getting the listing, and 3rd on being featured. Isn't this place simply the best?

Sep 25, 2009 04:17 AM #79
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Shellie Alicia Carter
REAL. | Realtyka, LLC - Maplewood, NJ

Jim - you really made me smile with this posting!  I with you - social networking - YUCK - who needs to socialize - teach - learn and get better at what we do.  I much prefer to sit in a corner - clueless about what's going on in my chosen field.

Kudos

Sep 26, 2009 03:36 AM #80
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Shellie Alicia Carter
REAL. | Realtyka, LLC - Maplewood, NJ

Jim - you really made me smile with this posting!  I with you - social networking - YUCK - who needs to socialize - teach - learn and get better at what we do.  I much prefer to sit in a corner - clueless about what's going on in my chosen field.

Kudos

Sep 26, 2009 03:36 AM #81
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

First day on the MLS and I have already had 44 agents and 49 clients preview this listing.  I hope we can get it sold quickly so Lenn can get her referral fee and this vet can move forward with his life.

Sep 30, 2009 05:14 AM #82
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