My First Active Rain Success Story--Livonia Michigan

By
Real Estate Agent with National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz

My First Active Rain Success Story

  I have been on A.R. for a few years now and would say have really been active for about a year or so.  During this time I noticed some decent seo ranking coming from my AR account.  I enjoy interacting with other members and really have learned a lot from them.  I also must say that my blogging skills have increased 1000% over the past year, it is truly funny to look at some of my first post compared to some of my better post now.  So after all of this time and effort I had to ask myself "have I actually closed business from what I've done on AR"?????  After all that is really the bottom line.

 

9289 Woodring St Livonia Michigan State Streets  A few months back the email came in.  It even showed it came from a non Active Rain member who found me on a Google search through Active Rain.  I can even go so far as to say they emailed me through my AR account as it showed this on their initial email to me.  My point is this came from AR through and through.  After the email came in I called them right away and we set up a time to meet.  We met and things went really well they said they would be calling me to list the home in about two months.  Two months later they called and I wasn't around (due to extreme family emergency).  They heard what my family had just went through and waited for us to get it back together again and we listed the home.  The home was everything we could ever ask for from a seller as they had it fixed up, clean and ready to go.  By the way the sellers were the nicest, easiest to work with people you will ever meet in your life.  Home was on market for about 30 days and had a great offer that the sellers happily accepted.

 

 

Home officially closed today November 7th 2011.  This was a great experience for me all the way through.  Just so happened buyers I knew called me and just had to see this house.  As you know I had to go over real estate agency with them to make sure they fully understood the entire situation.  They saw the home and fell in love and put in a great offer right then and there.  From that point to closing everyone worked together and things just went great.  I am happy to finally be able to say with all honesty that I have a great success story from my involvement in Active Rain.

Comments (7)

Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ
Broker/Owner

GOOD MORNING ROBERT!  What a nice success story!  I hope you receive more and congratulations on the sale!

Nov 13, 2011 12:41 AM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Congratulations, Bob! It's such a great feeling knowing that people are actually reading all these words we're putting out there, and that some of those people even want to buy or sell a home!

Nov 16, 2011 11:54 AM
Leslie Ebersole
Swanepoel T3 Group - Saint Charles, IL
I help brokers build businesses they love.

Robert, that is a great story!

I hope your Thanksgiving Day is filled with blessings and happiness.

Nov 24, 2011 08:14 AM
Bob Jakowinicz
National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz - Livonia, MI
Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI Real Adventures

Gabrielle--Thanks for stopping by.  This was my first success story that I know came from Active Rain and have to say everything about it was great.

Jim--I agree it is a good feeling.  The great part about it was how picture perfect everything went from start to finish.  The first contact from my client even came from my active rain email. 

Leslie--Our Thanksgiving was great hope yours was as well. 

Dec 03, 2011 05:25 AM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Congratulations, Bob!  A great majority of my business is coming from ActiveRain blogging.  I've spent a great amount of time and effort blogging regularly about the 39 condominium communities that I work in.  That's over 2½ years. It pays off if you do it regularly.

Dec 07, 2011 04:54 AM
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

VERY COOL~  I missed this somehow but did see your "just sold" post on this!  Congratulations and I bet you will be bringing home the bacon in 2012 for your efforts!

Dec 11, 2011 10:44 AM
Bob Jakowinicz
National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz - Livonia, MI
Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI Real Adventures

Jim- This sale came directly from AR without a doubt.  Sometimes I think AR helps me along but usually or never before have been able to say for sure that a certain sale has come from it.

Renee-- Been very lucky over the past few months and hopefully that carries right on into 2012.    

Dec 18, 2011 01:36 AM