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You guys are the best!!!  Every day I get to read these incredible stories about you.  Brings a tear.....alright maybe not a tear but it sure makes me happy!

As I mentioned earlier, I will be highlighting a few of the success stories each week.  It's a great way to see how members are directly influenced by ActiveRain.

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 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

Joseph Hill & Jed Montgomery (Montgomery-Hill Keller Williams Realty): Real Estate Agent in Seattle, WA Joseph Hill & Jed Montgomery (Montgomery-Hill Keller Williams Realty) 
"Active Rain allows me to reach a global audience through their Blogging platform and the SEO aggregating advantages are awesome.....In the Fall of 2009, I received TWO leads from my AR Blog that became clients. Using Active Rain to boost validity and to 'humanize' your business is essential!" 

Leigh Giannotti (EXiT Island & Beach Realty): Real Estate Agent in Merritt Island, FL Leigh Giannotti (EXiT Island & Beach Realty) 
"ActiveRain has helped my personal focus and provided me with a wealth of fantastic information! I have written blogs for the first time ever and read many, many motivational smart interesting blogs! My fellow Realtors enrich my life by sharing their experiences and points of view.......It's great to start each day with a sense of purpose." 

Kim Kelley, Realtor  DRE#01412099 (Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge Realty): Real Estate Agent in Lake Arrowhead, CA Kim Kelley (Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge Realty) 
"Active Rain has provided to my clients and to myself an arena that would have been impossible to embrace without their technology and drive. I have the ability to contact thousands of clients within moments of posting a blog or a listing......To have a site like Active Rain and Localism.com it becomes a vital piece to our marketing and to our promotion of our businesses. I believe that Active Rain has accounted for the height of success that I have........."

Jonathan Hall Danbury,CT Real Estate~203-417-0523 (William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty): Real Estate Agent in Danbury, CT Jonathan Hall Danbury (William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty) 
"Active Rain brings me business on a regular basis. I have found several of my posts come up on the first page of Google........I have learned many things that my broker did not teach me about real estate from all the various members of this outstanding community." 

Michael Gordon - Colorado Springs Mortgage Lender (Peoples Mortgage Corporation): Loan Officer in Colorado Springs, CO Michael Gordon (Peoples Mortgage Corporation) 
"My participation on Active Rain has provided me with access to some great professionals and the experience they freely share with others. Not only experience pertaining to our industry, but life experience and how they have handled the different challenThese stories help up to put the circumstances I deal with in perspective, and keep challenging me to think beyond today." 

Jennifer Martin (Hollinden Realty Inc): Real Estate Agent in Santa Claus, IN Jennifer Martin (Hollinden Realty Inc) 
"Active Rain is a necessary tool in reaching buyers and sellers of Real Estate in Spencer County Indiana. In 2008, I can attribute a minimum of 70% of my buyer leads coming from my Active Rain Blog!" 


I hope everyone has enjoyed these stories as much as I have.

Anyone need a tissue?  smiley face

Posted by

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Thanks for sharing these successes, Kerrie! This is encouraging for both new and long-time Rainers.

Feb 04, 2010 11:58 AM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Kerrie - nice work, I love reading these success stories.... I think it's great that you take the time out of your busy days to compile and post these.  Now, where did I put those tissues..  lol~  :-)

Feb 04, 2010 12:21 PM
ActiveRain University
ActiveRain University - Seattle, WA

Kerrie - thank you for the ARU plug and kudos!!  Looking forward to seeing you and many others tomorrow in class. Get a good night sleep, you're gonna need it.

Feb 04, 2010 12:24 PM
ActiveRain Professor
ActiveRain Corp. - Fairfield, CA

Woot!! I heard there was mention of the ActiveRain University here.  Just had to stop by and let everyone know, ARU is where many of the future success stories will stem from.  Great Post Kerrie, thank you.

Feb 04, 2010 12:26 PM
Heather Chavez
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Caldwell, ID
Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235

This is awesome that you are highlighting these stories on your blog, Kerrie, for everyone else to see.  I'm going to have to update mine and check out these others.

Feb 04, 2010 12:59 PM
Yuno Marioni
Bothell, WA
- Your Home, My Goal -

Kerrie, this is so great!  Thanks!!! 

Feb 04, 2010 01:48 PM
Paul Franciskato
Asset Brokering Services - Junction City, KS

I hope to be writing my ActiveRain success story in 2010.  In the meantime, I better get busy reading about the success stories of fellow ActiveRain members!

Feb 04, 2010 01:51 PM
Matthew Bartlett
Corcoran Global Living - Hill Top Team DRE Lic. #01353034 - Glendora, CA

Hi Kerrie,

Keep the success stories coming. It's good to share in them.



Feb 04, 2010 01:54 PM
Mark VanBuskirk
Cassidon Realty - Lehighton, PA
PA REALTOR Specializing in Carbon & Monroe County

Yes I did it awhile back upon the advice of a blog... not sure if I received the points

Feb 04, 2010 03:00 PM
Frank Castaldini
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in San Francisco

That is just a great idea.  I am learning every day on how to maximize this experience.  Brick by brick we're building large online structures.  Your suggestions here are valuable.  I'll get on it...thanks

Feb 04, 2010 04:11 PM
Aaron Vaughn 830-358-0455
Conifer Builders LLC - Canyon Lake, TX

I've already taken advantage of these points, but I did enjoy this post. By the way ... are you coming to Dallas for Rain Camp?

Feb 04, 2010 05:23 PM
William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate

Most definitely, Kerrie. Every time I've re-written my success story, I get a few more profile points. And, I'll be updating my success story soon enough - a referral, and leads are being generated from my blog. It is so awesome!

Feb 04, 2010 11:41 PM
Tere Rottink
CoastalVa Realty Inc - Virginia Beach, VA

Well, it turns out that I already had done it.  I will have to update it, as things are even better now.

Feb 05, 2010 01:01 AM
Lori Churchill Cofer
Beasley Realty - Pullman, WA
Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA

Thanks for the reminder...I do need to get this done....

Feb 05, 2010 02:59 AM
Lori Churchill Cofer
Beasley Realty - Pullman, WA
Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA

Ok...it is done!  I am not sure how to link it for you to see....but thanks!

Feb 05, 2010 03:07 AM
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

Mark:  I see you wrote yours on 1/14/2010 and received 500 points!  You can always hit "Points Summary" on your main page to see the breakdown of points awarded.  Good job!

Agent Aaron:  I will be at RainCamp Dallas, 2/16/2010...I. CANT. WAIT!!!!!

Erica:  Good luck with your appointment today :)

Lori:  Sweet Success Story....thanks for sharing!

Feb 05, 2010 05:19 AM
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!


Looks like some fun people here and great information. I look forward to Jennifer's event tomorrow.  Thanks for the inspiring post! 

Feb 11, 2010 07:39 AM
Wayne B. Pruner
Oregon First - Tigard, OR
Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI

Great post. I love to read Active Rain success stories.

Feb 12, 2010 02:16 PM
GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster
THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279) - Westminster, CO
REOptions LLC

Hi Kerrie..heading to my profile to get the pass AR and get 500 pts..thanks...

On Ar camp...please give me the number one thing the attendees say was the most powerful..thanks

Feb 19, 2010 04:02 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Hi Kerrie!  I have definitely GOT to do this!  I share my story all over the place--seminars here in Charlotte, in Raleigh, on AR, via email and phone when anyone calls to ask what to do here...and I still have not written up one for you guys!  I'll try to get that done this week.  You know me, I'm a SLOW writer!!

Have a wonderful weekend...

Feb 19, 2010 01:02 PM