Awesome August -- Active Rain Success Stories

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President

More and more people are experiencing success with their efforts on Active Rain.  Need proof?  Take a look at Awesome August:  Active Rain Success Stories of August 2008 as posted in the Active Rain Block Party group.

There's no better place than the Active Rain Block Party group to read about the success that people are experiencing and which you too can experience with consistent blogging efforts.  This group was established as a repository for the success stories.  It's a great place for new members to come and read testimonials from other members and learn that Active Rain is indeed generating business and putting real dollars in peoples' pockets.

Here are the best success stories of August 2008:

Cindy Jones



Words of Encouragement for New Bloggers
Cindy Jones
details her success and how blogging has helped her gain new clients, lots of sales and a t.v. appearance.  Need some inspiration?  Read this post.





Jeff Belonger



Where would you be today without Active Rain & Blogging?
Jeff Belonger
ponders an interesting question and in the process outlines his path to success.  What's your answer.




Candace Robinson


Phoenix Arizona Real Estate Homes Blog - Officially Launched!
Candace Robinson
, a favorite blogger has not been around much lately in the Rain.  Now we know why -- she's been launching her Phoenix Arizona Real Estate Homes Blog into the stratosphere.





Brian Block



Blogging Breaks the Ice
Brian Block
(aka me) wrote about how getting personal on your blog can help clients relate to you.  You are a personality... not just a market report(er).





Pippa Mac



I've been waiting for my SUCCESS Story ... My first 3 leads from Active Rain within 6 hours!!!!!!!!!!!
Pippa MAC
has discovered the power of Active Rain.  Wow.  Wow!





Margaret Woda


ActiveRainers Featured in Today's Washington Post
Margaret Woda
helps to cheer on the success of some other great Active Rain members who landed themselves some publicity in a Washinton Post article about blogging.



Gary Ricco



Activerain Generates Leads
Gary Ricco
wrote about his discovery that Active Rain works to generate leads and about his wife who guided him here.  Poor Gary has no comments on his post.  Please click on over and give him some support.





Sally Cheeseman



Three Successful Closings for August 2008!
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
had a great August.  I'm sure September will be no less.






Tracy Santrock



A single blog translates to $2M in Sales!
Tracy Santrock
writes about her success.  Wouldn't you like to write an article with that title too?  It's possible.








New Localism Success Story ~ New Listing and Some Fun!
Jeanean Gendron
utilizes the new launch of Localism to feed her success.






Inspired by these stories of success?

Are you having Success?  Tell us about it!

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Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~

There are a lot of great people here on active rain doing very well.

Sep 01, 2008 09:39 AM #30
Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group) - Huntsville, AL
Huntsville AL MLS

Brian, I really enjoy reading about the success of others. Thanks so much for sharing these!  AR does work! 

Sep 01, 2008 09:48 AM #31
Johnathan Smith
Coldwell Banker DiTommaso Realty - Staten Island, NY

thanks for the tips and information

Johnathan Smith
Staten Island

Sep 01, 2008 10:29 AM #32
Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner - Grand Rapids, MI
Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re

Thanks for the encouragements and greatsuccess. We keep on blogging and have seen some recent success.

Sep 01, 2008 12:26 PM #33
Shane OnullGorman
Eau Claire Realty, Inc. - Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell

I would love to meet some clients from AR. Until then I just like writing and this is fine with me. I like just getting advice and hopefully giving a little.

Sep 01, 2008 01:14 PM #34
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Always nice to read about the success of other bloggers, and some of these results are pretty significant! Great examples to help new and established Rainers see the potential in their efforts.

Sep 01, 2008 01:56 PM #35
Gary Bolen
McCall Realty - South Lake Tahoe, CA
CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information


its been tough here, august was. lots of poking around, but very little buying. hope your doing great.


Sep 01, 2008 03:49 PM #36
Freddy A. Saavedra
Essential Properties - Goodyear, AZ

Wow thanks for putting all these blogs in one place, great job!

Sep 02, 2008 12:26 AM #37
Rebecca Schrader
Competitive Insurance of Dundee - Dundee, FL


Thank you so much for sharing these success stories with us. Let's have an even BETTER September! Happy Blogging!

Sep 02, 2008 12:39 AM #38
Jeremy Blanton
Myrtle Beach Homes Blog - Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach REALTOR®-

Great posts Brian!  Some I have & some I have not seen.

Sep 02, 2008 07:19 AM #39
Sherry Peckhoon Sim
Sims & Company - Cayucos, CA
Broker/Owner, Covering the Beautiful Central Coast

Hi Brian, thanks for sharing. I will check out some of the success stories.  There is so much to learn and exchang on AR.  May we all work hard and succeed too!

Sep 02, 2008 01:24 PM #40
Billie Chubb
Chubb Realty Group - Wilmington, DE

I have yet to get anything, but it is good to see that others are... Hopefully I will get something soon.

Sep 02, 2008 02:53 PM #41
Pippa Mac
Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring - The Woodlands, TX
The Woodlands TX Real Estate

Brian - Thanks for this post and spotlighting the success stories!  There is enough negative reports out there.  This is so refreshing and positive!!!!!!!!!!  pippa

Sep 03, 2008 01:31 AM #42
Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

Wow this gives me the encouragement to keep on blogging. I am new to this and understand it takes time. Thanks for the motivation.

Thanks-Lori Isaacson

Sep 03, 2008 04:11 AM #43
Edie Lomason
Michael Saunders & Company - Venice, FL

That was a really nice blog to introduce everyone and update us on their AR progress. 


Sep 06, 2008 02:50 AM #44
Chastity Guevara
Camelot's Quest Realty - Casa Grande, AZ

I'm just getting started here at AR and happy to hear it does help grow your business.

Sep 06, 2008 05:50 AM #45
Gail Wilson
Albany, OR

Thanks for collecting these success stories into one place.  They are inspiring.  Waiting for my rain to start falling - hopefully soon.

Sep 06, 2008 06:55 AM #46
Esko Kiuru
Bethesda, MD


Another piece of proof that the Rain can make a difference. A big difference. Of course for that difference to happen an effort must be expended. Yet, the tool is right here.

Sep 09, 2008 03:16 PM #47
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Thank you for sharing all of these. Nice to know how great networking can be!

Sep 10, 2008 01:13 AM #48
Diane Lynch
Realty Executives Premiere - Warrenville, IL
Real Estate Broker

Thanks for the encouragement.....Uplifting stories can motivate us to keep trying and hope our day will come soon......I have been reading and learning and hope to put the knowledge into action!

Sep 13, 2008 01:06 PM #49
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