Success in the Rain

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Its season has is good!  Last week many of you noticed we did not have a Success in the Rain post.  We were at RainCamp Vegas....have I said how much I love my job???  It was such a cool event which has resulted in even more Success in the Rain!  I've found some great ones this week and you'll find them below. Have a great weekend everyone!!!! 

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

Tim  Moncrief (Bartlett Real Estate Group of Keller Williams ): Real Estate Agent in Austin, TX Tim Moncrief (Bartlett Real Estate Group of Keller Williams ) 
"My Active Rain Success Story is not a story, but stories. Every and every single day of the year when prospects Google me or any of my farming communities, or any STREET in my farming communities, either ACTIVE RAIN or LOCALISM shows up. This is the most powerful tool to attain high Google rankings than any source I have used to date. I am contacted every week by prospects that have heard of who I am and have Google my name and have contacted me through ACTIVE RAIN. Thank you ACTIVE RAIN....not for one story, but for stories each and every day." 

Paula  Hathaway (Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Southampton, NY Paula Hathaway (Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate) 
"After so many years, I have finally started to take this ActiveRain website seriously! I joined in late 2007 and posted very little--then it hit me! What can set me apart from all of my co-workers and competitors??? It was so obvious that I got right into blogging on a regular basis. I am suddenly appearing on the first page of Google and sometimes even at the top of the page! Thank you Active Rain for the opportunities that abound here!!!" 

David O'Doherty-Clayton NC Homes for  Sale-Raleigh NC Homes for Sale (Coldwell Banker HPW): Real Estate Agent in Clayton, NC David O'Doherty (Coldwell Banker HPW) 
"I have two so far, the first was an email I got from a fried who I grew up with in Ireland who I haven't spoken to in fifteen years... it was sent through ActiveRain, that's when I became a Rainmaker. The next was when I wrote a blog about "homes for sale in Clayton NC for under $165,000" and obviously if you put that in a search it will come up but just "homes for sale in Clayton NC" was bringing it up on ActiveRain, on Localism, on my outside blog. It was really exciting and if I ever figure out how to do it consistently I'll be rich." 

Directors Realty: Real Estate Brokerage in Tehachapi, CA CJ Johnson (Directors Realty) 
"I had a client walk in to my real estate office and ask for some information. He worked for a large video game company in Los Angeles and was looking of a home in my tiny town of Tehachapi to get away from it all. As it turned out we worked together for several months while he cleaned ups some credit issues. He did use my services and purchsed a home. Later he told me that after that first day he met me he went home and checked me out on Active Rain. He liked that I was on AR blogging as he was in the technology industry and it showed that I was a little on the techy side. I made a sale and a friend that day. Thanks AR." 

Wendy Montoya, Broker Associate REALTOR® Waco Homes, 254-315-4906 (Century 21® Towne Adams): Real Estate Agent in Waco, TX Wendy Montoya (Century 21® Towne Adams) 
"There is a definite advantage to being a member of the Active Rain family. Peer socialization is one of the greatest learning tools that helps me to be one of the most informed agents available. I learn about things on Active Rain before I ever hear about them on the news or elsewhere.....Active Rain is also an avenue for me to get information out to the general public. Sometimes, the news just doesn’t tell things from the heart and soul of an individual. ......." 


St.Cloud Homes & Land, LLC: Real Estate Brokerage in Saint Cloud, FL Allison Stewart (St.Cloud Homes & Land, LLC) 
"The majority of the buyer I work with have found me through my ActiveRain blog. Most are not from my local area, they are out of area buyers seeking a knowledgeable local expert-which I am. Many of these buyers have purchased properties as a result of integrated technology which allows me to show them properties in the convenience of their own homes and ALL have been satisfied with their purchases. As a An ActiveRain Rainmaker, and Founder of the Realtor® Group here on Active, the goal is to educate, and share information with both consumers and working professionals and help them achieve their goals....." 


Let it Rain people.....Let it Rain!!!!

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Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager



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Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Kerrie, another great presentation of the success we all do and can achieve! Thanks for the highlights!

Apr 09, 2010 03:12 PM #15
Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi Kerrie... week after week, these just get better and better! :)  Miss you!

Apr 09, 2010 04:34 PM #16
Roland Woodworth
Q Realty - Clarksville, TN
Q Realty - Power In Real Estate

It's great to read the sucess stories here in the Rain... Please keep them coming !

Apr 09, 2010 04:54 PM #17
Betsy Schuman Dodek
Washington Fine Properties - Washington DC Area Real Estate - Potomac, MD

I enjoy reading your success stories each week!!! Thank you and I can't wait to be a feature one day!

Apr 09, 2010 10:52 PM #18
Bill Travis
Captain Bill Realty, LLC - Gilbert, AZ

It's great ot read success stories of others. Hopefully I'll have some success to report before long. Still waiting.

Apr 10, 2010 01:35 AM #19
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Kerrie it is so nice to see so many having such success in the Rain.  My association here has been beneficial on many levels.


Apr 10, 2010 01:41 AM #20
Susan Brown
Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too) - Kingwood, TX

Kerrie, I've written my success story but I sure do enjoy reading what others have to say!

Apr 10, 2010 02:25 AM #21
Stefan C. Jezycki
Pacific Union International - Christie's Great Estates - Napa, CA


This is a great reminder to look to the goal; building long lasting trusting relationships. Thank you for the post and I will be watching and ready the success stories.

Stefan Jezycki in Napa Valley, CA

Apr 10, 2010 03:04 AM #22
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Kerrie - that is great about the success stories here on the rain. Thanks for sharing them!

Apr 10, 2010 04:32 AM #23
Ted Tyndall
Davidson Realty Inc. - Saint Augustine, FL
I will help You find the Home YOU want to Buy

Kerrie, thanks for the weekly post. It's always great to read.

Apr 10, 2010 04:34 AM #24
Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

Thanks for the blog- you may find this funny- but it boosted me past a person that I have been trying to catch for a long time;) 

Apr 10, 2010 09:14 AM #25
David O'Doherty
Raleigh Realty Inc - Clayton, NC
Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC

Kerrie, I'm Not worthy!!!! Thanks for including me. I have to say that most of my success in the rain has come from other Rainer's, like the following:

Eleanor Thorne: Eleanor has been a godsend and is the epitome of what ActiveRain means to me. Need a loan...

Renee Burrows: A genius some might say, when I was struggling with graphs etc. Renee was there and still is.

Virginia Hepp: Obviously spent a lot of her time going over my blog and offered advice you would normally pay big dollars for.

Brad Andersohn: Called me back when I had my first question.....need I say more!

Lenn Harley: We have not spoken yet but we have bumped comments and I believe we have fishing in common. A wealth of information who is more than generous to share it with you...don't steal her maps or you will die! 



Apr 10, 2010 12:16 PM #26
Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

It's so true that we all have great Success Stories from Active Rain. AR rocks!

Apr 10, 2010 12:18 PM #27
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK


Love to see these post about Success Stories.

You are really doing an awesome job!

Apr 10, 2010 01:13 PM #28
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Vegas sounds like a pretty good excuse to me.

It has ceased to amaze me how many success stories there are here in the Rain.

Apr 10, 2010 01:55 PM #29
Lori Churchill Cofer
Beasley Realty - Pullman, WA
Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA


Sounds like you had a blast....I can only imagine how fun it is!  I was in the chat room for the first time during one of the looks like soooo much fun.  These are great success stories...I will check them out!

Apr 11, 2010 02:25 AM #30
Esko Kiuru
Bethesda, MD


Hmm, now that you bring it up it needs to be taken seriously. Rainers certainly will appreciate you blogging about it because many probably weren't really aware of its existence.

Apr 11, 2010 03:45 AM #31
Stephanie Stringer
First Choice Loan Services NMLS#210764 - San Antonio, TX
Mortgage Loan Originator


I look forward every time you post the success stories.  They are informing and motivating... Keep them up girl!!

Apr 11, 2010 09:44 AM #32
San Antonio Texas New Homes for Sale - San Antonio, TX
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hill Country

Hi Kerrie,


It is so nice to see these successes......

Very inspirational !!!!!!!!!!!



Thank You

Apr 12, 2010 12:34 AM #33
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

Maggie - The pleasure is all mine! :)

Steve - Miss you more and Happy early Birthday!!!!

David - It takes a village, doesn't it?!?

Judi - Hi Sunshine!!!

Lori - Isn't that chat room cool?  I love it!!


Apr 13, 2010 10:06 AM #34
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