Success in the Rain

Services for Real Estate Pros with ActiveRain, Community Manager

Heeellllooooo ActiveRain!!!  Has it been a week already?  Wow, time flies!  I am SO excited for RainCamp Chicago happening this Monday. The ActiveRain family will be in town and I get to shake the hands of more of our fabulous members.  Best part of my job!  

I found some great success stories and I hope you find them as inspiring as I did.

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

Jesse Hopkins-Hoel (Tami & Steve - Coldwell Banker Burnet): Real Estate Agent in Saint Cloud, MN Jesse Hopkins-Hoel (Coldwell Banker Burnet) 
"I joined ActiveRain in or around the year 2006. I saw the "buzz" about the new site on many Real Estate-related boards. I setup a presence... And before I knew it, ActiveRain was forwarding my past clients looking for my information. ActiveRain connected me to approximately $500k worth of business-IN THAT ONE CONNECTION! Thank you! ActiveRain has also served as a great insight to the business, helping to give better "on-the-ground" information and greater and more pertinent perspective on various subjects. For this, I thank YOU, to the ActiveRain Community!" 

Gabriel Libutti (Dover Mortgage Company): Loan Officer in Cornelius, NC Gabriel Libutti (Dover Mortgage Company) 
"The Active Rain Community Has been Wonderful to me. 50% of my business in 2008 and 65% of my YTD business in 2009 has come from direct Active RainMaker referrals! Thank you Active Rain!" 

austin ellis (David Ellis Real Estate ): Real Estate Agent in Dallas, TX Austin Ellis (David Ellis Real Estate)
"I love activerain. It really helps me get great rankings on google and get tons of good exposure to the real estate buyers and sellers out there. I am now getting about 4-5 leads a day on my collection of websites." 

Kathy Nielsen Atlanta Georgia Home Stager (Georgia Interior Solutions, LLC): Home Stager in Marietta, GA Kathy Nielsen (Georgia Interior Solutions, LLC) 
"Are you ready for this? Here's the power of the Active Rain network and how it works. I get to write posts, share examples of my work, and share tips and strategies with homeowners (and agents alike) regarding preparing their home for the market. Now here's the best part, homeowners, investors, banks, agents, magazines, newspapers are all given a wonderful opportunity to read these posts as they typically appear on page 1 of Google. Great so far, right? It gets better. Recently, I had an investor who had taken the time to interview several home stagers for his investment property. As a direct result of Active Rain and the Google juice it provides, he found my blog posts which is what led to the appointment. Now for the excellent news - 6 days after I staged this home, he received an offer. Three days later, he receives an even better offer (full asking price). So.... not only did Active Rain serve as the vehicle in which he found me, it had a direct result in helping him to sell his home in 9 days!" 

Lisa Udy Realtor  Utah Real Estate Specialist (Logan Utah Real Estate The Platinum Real Estate Group): Real Estate Agent in Logan, UT Lisa Udy (The Platinum Real Estate Group) 
"I love Active Rain. I have only been a member since January 2009, but I have already seen the benefits. I am able to research hot topics in the industry quickly, it has helped me rank higher with google, and I have almost doubled my website traffic. I am also receiveng more leads than ever from my website. All of this in only a little over a month. I can't wait to see what happens next!"

Paige Walker, Broker and Owner - Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection (Century 21 Millennium): Real Estate Agent in Pineville, LA Paige Walker (Century 21 Millennium) 
"Received an email from the Active Rain site. A Seller looking to transfer out of State and was browsing the internet for local agents who had a large presence! Well I got the call and the listing and within 60 days they were on their way to their new life and we were closing on their home (via power of attorney). Thanks Active Rain for giving us another valuable source to provide information!" 

Let it Rain you guys.....let it Rain!!!!

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Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager



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Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407

Sounds like fun.

Do they ever have one in the So Calif. area?  Or is the Vegas one the closest?

Apr 16, 2010 07:22 AM #1
Ted Tyndall
Davidson Realty Inc. - Saint Augustine, FL
I will help You find the Home YOU want to Buy

Kerrie, those are great to read as usual. Thanks for taking the time.

Apr 16, 2010 07:24 AM #2
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

Ralph - We are coming to Los Angeles on May 15th....see you there?

Apr 16, 2010 07:31 AM #3
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

As you know I love this feature Kerrie!  Have fun in Chicago and cheers to more success in the rain!

Apr 16, 2010 07:33 AM #4
Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Thanks for the feature, Kerrie.

Active Rain continues to provide me with great exposure. Thanks, Active Rain! I joined in February of 2007 and over three years later, I'm still here!


Apr 16, 2010 08:56 AM #5
Duane Murphy
Expert Real Estate Partners LLC - Appleton, WI
Broker- Owner-Real Estate -

Can't wait for monday!!!   Bring it on!

Apr 16, 2010 10:19 AM #6
Suzanne Gantner
Sky Realty, Central Texas Real Estate - Round Rock, TX

That sounds like a whole lot of fun and excitement.  Have a great week. 

Apr 16, 2010 10:45 AM #7
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

Have fun in Chicago. At least you are not going in the dead of winter. Kerrie, I think you kind of look like the receptionist from "The Office"--at least in this picture. Has anyone toldyou that before?

Apr 16, 2010 10:50 AM #8
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

Renee - Thanks sweetie!

Duane - I can't wait to meet you!!!

Melissa - I haven't heard that one before but thank you!

Apr 16, 2010 11:10 AM #9
Chris Olsen
Olsen Ziegler Realty - Cleveland, OH
Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate

Hi Kerrie -- Thank you for sharing this each week.  It helps to keep me motivated, learn, network.

Apr 16, 2010 01:51 PM #10
Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

If it's Friday, it must be time for Kerrie!  Thanks for my birthday wishes earlier this week!  :)

Apr 16, 2010 05:58 PM #11
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Thanks for the post. Reading about other agents succeeding gets me fired up. Love the motivation.

Apr 17, 2010 09:52 AM #12
Stephanie Stringer
First Choice Loan Services NMLS#210764 - San Antonio, TX
Mortgage Loan Originator

Kerrie_  Once again thank you for taking the time do get the success stories out.  This is my favorite blog of the week.  I appreciate it.

Apr 19, 2010 04:11 AM #13
Pippa Mac
Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring - The Woodlands, TX
The Woodlands TX Real Estate

I love to read the snippets each week here! 

Apr 19, 2010 05:07 AM #14
Pippa Mac
Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring - The Woodlands, TX
The Woodlands TX Real Estate

I love to read the snippets each week here! 

Apr 19, 2010 05:13 AM #15
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK


I love this post that you do about the success stories.  It is very encouraging.

Apr 21, 2010 02:06 PM #16
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