Has Active Rain made a big difference in your business?

Commercial Real Estate Agent with Doyno Realty

I have been on here for many months now and a lot of people have contacted me (probably 1000's).

Yet I have still to earn one penny from any connections I have made on here. It seems like a lot of people float stuff out there and call it exclusive, when it is very far from that.

Does anyone have a success story they can tell please?


Comments (5)

Leslie Prest
Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ - Payson, AZ
Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,

I have been on here a year and a half, and while I enjoy it, I have NOT received any business directly from it. Our Google rank is better, due in part to my posts showing up, I think. That's about it.

Jul 30, 2008 05:46 AM
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Central Maryland

I check my statistic reports for my posts and these are terrific numbers to report back to my sellers. My internet presence has also increased.

Jul 30, 2008 06:34 AM
Regina Lundeen
Delaware Association of REALTORS® - Rehoboth Beach, DE

Yes - i wrote about it a week ago. 

Mentioning my participation in a social networking site like Active Rain help my team leader, Debbie Reed and I retain a 3.25M house and adjacent 1.9M lot.  After already spending $50,000 on this listing, it was nice get another 6 months to sell it and at least get the $50,000 back plus change.

Jul 30, 2008 06:42 AM
LS Rogers Realty
LS Rogers Realty - Richardson, TX

I'm just beginning and don't have a story so far. I've read great stories and continue to be inspired from them. Good luck to you and I hope to hear your story soon.

Jul 31, 2008 06:13 AM
Tony Sena
Shelter Realty, Inc - Henderson, NV
Broker/Property Manager

You might not receive any direct business from it but the indirect business can be substantial.  It definitely helps improve your search engine rankings for your personal site if it is used right and the click through traffic to your website is always a plus.

Jul 31, 2008 06:48 AM