Success in the Rain

Services for Real Estate Pros with ActiveRain, Community Manager

What a week!  Thank you for all the shout outs and kind words throughout this past week.  I love hearing how you guys are successful even through the growing pains we've experienced.  

I'd also like to wish a Happy Mother's Day to all the fab mothers here on 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 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

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!" 

Lyn Sims ~ Chicago Northwest Suburbs (Schaumburg Illinois ~ RE/MAX Suburban): Real Estate Agent in Schaumburg, IL Lyn Sims (RE/MAX Suburban) 
"Active Rain got me the cover of Chicago Agent Magazine! Blogging on Active Rain and talking about first time home buyers turned into a unique opportunity for me and I was featured with the cover story. I'm convinced that my posts giving advice and direction to first time home buyers brought me this feature. There's nothing better than this type of large scale media attention." 

Peter Testa (Nationwide Homes): Real Estate Agent in Danbury, CT Peter Testa (Nationwide Homes) 
"I love being a part of the Active Rain communtiy. Nowhere else can you find such a wealth of information about the trade. Real Estate Professionals who take their business seriously use Active Rain." 

Barb Szabo  E-pro Realtor Cleveland Ohio Homes (RE/MAX Trinity): Real Estate Agent in Cleveland, OH Barb Szabo (RE/MAX Trinity) 
"In the past 2 weeks I had 2 people call me as a direct result of 2 blogs that I wrote, both of which came up very close to the top when the buyers searched google with key phrases!" 


Jeffrey DiMuria (Prudential Preferred Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Highlands Ranch, CO Jeffrey DiMuria (Prudential Preferred Real Estate) 
"I received a call from an agent in Virginia who had a friend that needed to sell a home in my area. She looked me up on Activerain and referred her client to me. I listed the home and sold it in just a few days...and have received two additional referrals from that client...thanks Activerain!"

Walker Commercial Funding: Mortgage Company in Houston, TX Brian Walker (Walker Commercial Funding) 
"I have closed 8 transactions in the last 12 months from ActiveRain people! Thanks to you all! -Brian" 

Have a wonderful week everyone....Let it Rain!!!!

Posted by

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager



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Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

That's awesome. I just signed on and I am hoping for the same success. I am trying to do all the right things to generate business and hearing these types of success stories only motivates me daily.

May 07, 2010 03:58 PM #31
Chris Olsen
Olsen Ziegler Realty - Cleveland, OH
Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate

Hi Kerrie -- Thanks for the inspiration.  It's wonderful to see how consumers find members.

May 07, 2010 04:45 PM #32
Gary Swanson
Century 21 Harris & Taylor - Grants Pass, OR

Hi Kerrie.  I love reading the ActiveRain success stories.  I hope the ActiveRain staff is getting in a little rest time now that we're all back to "singing in the rain."

May 07, 2010 05:19 PM #33
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

Congratulations to all the winners.

May 07, 2010 05:23 PM #34
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

It certainly was a successful week!

Mike in Tucson

May 07, 2010 05:32 PM #35
Toronto, ON

Kerrie - I enjoy your successes in the rain series.  It is a fantastic way to highlight some of the many successful AR members.

May 07, 2010 11:18 PM #37
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

We're back up and running :o) Yippeeee !

I'd say that was a success story for, oh about 181,251 people !!!!!

Cheers Kerrie ! And great job again staying on top of all those tickets !!! You are fabulous !

Sheldon :o)

May 08, 2010 03:15 AM #38
Michael Thompson
CENTURY 21 Anderson Properties, Inc. - Anderson, SC

Congratulations to everyone! Keep up the good work!

May 08, 2010 03:20 AM #39
Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales

I second the Happy Mother's day to all.

May 08, 2010 04:08 AM #40
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.

Thanks for the help in the Webinar Wednesday.

May 08, 2010 04:39 AM #41
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Kerrie - thanks for sharing these success stories. I too have had successes as a result from AR.

May 08, 2010 07:35 AM #42
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Happy Mother's Day, Kerrie!  And, thanks always for all of your help along the way!    You rock!

May 08, 2010 07:42 AM #43
Michael Emerson
Keller Williams Realty - San Juan Capistrano, CA

Great to read about success stories. Helps me keep grinding along to create my own...someday...soon!

May 08, 2010 08:10 AM #44
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

I read , I blog and I have not had a referral or inquiry in 6 months.

May 08, 2010 08:11 AM #45
Krista Barnes
Carolina One Real Estate; Realtor, SFR,ABR,CIAS - Mount Pleasant, SC

Ohhh! Learned something new AGAIN!

May 08, 2010 08:44 AM #46
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Alan, you promised not to use it in target practice so I guess that's ok!  You're in that issue too with your wise & humorous contribution.  Top dog in Evanston everybody.

May 08, 2010 08:55 AM #47
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Good point.  I am not sure who comes from Active Rain and who does not, but most my web traffic is from Active Rain.

May 08, 2010 11:53 AM #48
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

AR has been working now, and without flaws - HORRAY!     Again we can blog, and read other's blogs!

May 10, 2010 04:04 AM #49
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

H Kerrie!  I just love reading stories like these!  It's so encouraging to know that others are having success and your ARU classes are a HUGE reason for the success here. 

Have a wonderful week...

May 10, 2010 05:10 AM #50
Kathy Opatka
Serving Ocean City, MD, & The Delaware Beaches

What great success stories!  i'll keep waiting for mine to arrive!LOL!  I need to blog more localism!

May 13, 2010 05:07 AM #51
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