Kerrie's Blog: January 2010

Success in the Rain

ActiveRain has been a great source of success for many members.  Now, you may think I am biased as being part of the AR family....I could sit here all day and tell you about the amount of success you will achieve until I'm blue in the face.  I believe showing you individual stories from members new and old will have a longing effect.  

I urge everyone to update their profile by adding their own success story.  Simply go to your profile page and click edit located next to My Profile (Edit).  Scroll down until you see the spot designated for 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.  Not only is it a sleek way to share your own success but you will be rewarded with 500 points!!!

You'll find some great Success Stories Here:  ActiveRain Success Stories

Jonathan Bell (Keller Williams Realty Partners, Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Overland Park, KS Jonathan Bell (Keller Williams Realty Partners, Inc.) 
"Before I started to blog on Active Rain, I had never really blogged before. Actually, I HATED blogging. However, since I have started blogging and promoting my Active Rain blog to my Sphere of Influence, past clients and friends & family I have seen my leads increase significantly and I've even made one sale because of it. The amazing thing is that it all happened within the first 2-3 weeks! I LOVE ACTIVE RAIN!"

Duane Murphy (Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Inc.): Real Estate Agent in Appleton, WI Duane Murphy (Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Inc.) 
".......two days after activating my profile and taking time to edit my information I received a call from someone wanting me to list his property. After being on Active Rain and starting to get more active I have noticed every time I "google" myself or my website that I am now showing up first page consistently.... It does take a bit of time to get your "points" going so that you show up a bit higher in the search results but I figure that with anything that takes time if you stay persistent the payoff will come. I almost hope that no one else in my office finds out how well this is starting to work. Don't need to help the "competition" level the playing field!" 

Pascack Valley Real Estate, Lisa and Robert Hammerstein (Coldwell Banker): Real Estate Agent in Hillsdale, NJ Pascack Valley Real Estate, Lisa and Robert Hammerstein (Coldwell Banker) 
"We Love Active Rain!.....Active Rain has become an integral part of our business plan since joining in October 2006. Localism is my playground and has brought me Google juice galore.....This network offers all the news on the latest technology and ways to apply that technology to your business. We’ve found groups to join to share ideas with colleagues and that has been fun as well as extremely helpful. Active Rain is the first place we go to find agents across the country when we need referral contacts. The search engines like Active Rain and that really helps to boost us so the public can find us.....What did we do before Active Rain?...."
Terrie Leighton , Realtor  Northern Nevada Real Estate (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate, Northern Nevada): Real Estate Agent in Sparks, NV Terrie Leighton , Realtor (Northern Nevada Real Estate)
".......Blogging was something I had never considered until I ventured over to the ActiveRain site and started reading blogs written by other real estate professionals.......I joined immediately and have never looked back! By participating in this community, I feel, I know, I have become a better real estate agent. Sharing, teaching and helping each other is just a small part of what the ActiveRain community has to offer........Thank you ActiveRain! You have truly changed the way I do business!!" 
Linda Jandura Realtor North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist (Raleigh Cary Realty): Real Estate Agent in Apex, NC Linda Jandura Realtor North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist (Raleigh Cary Realty)
"Joining Active Rain has been one of the best moves of my real estate career......The wealth of technical & SEO information could not be found anywhere else, at any cost. Whenever I put up a blog my website traffic increases tenfold, at the minimum!......by searching on certain key words my website is now on the first page of Google whereas it had been buried so far down I couldn’t find it....The best part is all the “virtual” friends I’ve made have made over the past year......Thank you Active Rain." 
Bob Foster (Century 21 Lanthorn R. E. Ltd. Belleville, Ontario): Real Estate Agent in Belleville, ON Bob Foster (Century 21 Lanthorn R. E. Ltd. Belleville, Ontario) 
".....As a new realtor, in my first year of this career, I have found that I have two main sources of information......One is the advice of my colleagues at the office, and the other is the ability to search the blogs here on ActiveRain.....As I have said to others who are also getting a start in this profession, imagine having a huge staffroom where you can draw on the collective knowledge of more than 130,000 real estate professionals and get great answers fast. It exists, and it's called ActiveRain!" 

Each week I'm going to highlight a few of our members stories so you can see the kind of impact ActiveRain is having with our Active members.  I hope you'll enjoy these success stories as much as I've enjoyed reading and sharing them.

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager
ActiveRain

   

Comment balloon 45 commentsKerrie La Guardia • January 25 2010 04:32PM
Success in the Rain
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ActiveRain has been a great source of success for many members. Now, you may think I am biased as being part of the AR family… I could sit here all day and tell you about the amount of success you will achieve until I'm blue in the face. I… more