Kerrie's Blog: December 2010

Success in the Rain

Have you ever had one of those days where it all just came apart?  From morning to noon to night it feels like the world is against you.  They are few and far between but occasionally they do happen. 

We are all learning as we go, aren't we?  I strongly believe you can turn a bad situation into a good one....or at least a better one.  If you look at the situation, disect it, and learn from it then you've done your due diligence in trying to do just that.  Don't forget to embrace the lesson for this is how you will be the celebrated being you are capable of.

Yesterday was then and today is now.....and today Rocks!

I encourage you all to push yourselves, get out of your comfort zone and see what you are capable of!  Check out this week's rockstars....I bet they've had bad days once in awhile too :)

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

Larry Johnston (Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC): Real Estate Agent in Elkhart, IN Larry Johnston (Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
"The proof that Active Rain is a great tool is shown in a phone call I received the other day. It was a lady from another state that has her house paid for and wants to move into my area and pay cash for a new house. I not only was given the opportunity of selling her a house, but also getting a referral on selling her house. I asked her how she found me and she said she found my active rain profile on the internet. Thank you Active Rain!!!"

Steve Combs (Academy Mortgage Corp): Loan Officer in California, MD Steve Combs (Academy Mortgage)
"ActiveRain Success Story? Let me count the ways... 1) My regular Webinar attendance is up 125% 2) Out of state home owners have contacted me for refinance of multiple investment properties. 3) I have forged terrific new professional relationships. 4) I have strengthened existing professional relationships. 5) My ActiveRain profile page is on page 1 of Google when you search for me. 6) Past Clients (while I was at a former company) have found and contacted me on ActiveRain. 7) I've been able to assist my Realtor partners by promoting the "real" affordability of their listings. 8) Through my blog, I have a platform to provide insight and helpful information to my colleagues and prospective clients. 9) I've learned about the needs and circumstances of my referral sources through their blogs and have adapted my business to support those needs. 10) I have made more money already from ActiveRain!"

EXIT REALTY NEXUS Minneapolis MN: Real Estate Brokerage in Coon Rapids, MN Frank D'Angelo (Exit Realty Nexus)
"Since joining Active Rain as a broker, I've been able to not only improve our companies presence online, our clients have had significantly more visual tour traffic. Buyer are utilizing our resources through active rain as well our inventory has much better exposure. Bottom line... Our Buyers and Sellers are happy we're online with Active Rain..."


Arleen Montford /Tracey McMackin Selling  Homes in Pace/Milton/Pensacola fl (Exit Realty Advantage): Real Estate Agent in Milton, FL Arleen Montford /Tracey McMackin (Exit Realty Advantage)
"I am not a technical type person. I did not understand anything about technology and I am still learning about the computer. My broker is always encouraging us to get on the cutting edge. He believes in Active Rain and so I thought I would start there. It turned out that was the best decision I could have made. When I got stuck I made one call and not only did I get all my questions answer, but they pointed me to Active Rain University. Steven Graham, the trainer was able to explain everything on my level. He promise us all if we did what he was going to show us we would be on the first page of Google by the next day. The next day, we were on the front page. Thank you Steven!"

Joseph Houghton (Real Living, Main Street Realty): Real Estate Sales Person in Minneapolis, MN Joseph Houghton (Main Street Realty)
"I have found active rain to be an extremely effective way to dialogue with people around the community and throughout the country about the residential real estate market. It has been a great way to get other peoples opinions and advice as well as help other people answer their questions and deal with their real estate concerns."


Danielle "Dee" Baldwin (Fort Collins Realtor @ ERA Herman Group Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in Fort Collins, CO Danielle "Dee" Baldwin (Infinity Group Realty)
"ActiveRain has been a fantastic resource for me as I grow my business. I have had a wonderful referral from an agent here on ActiveRain and enjoyed referring out to an agent who I came to trust based on her contributions to AR. I'm confident that I will be able to expand on this section for many years to come!"


Let it Rain my friends....Let it Rain!

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 45 commentsKerrie La Guardia • December 03 2010 06:43PM
Success in the Rain
Have you ever had one of those days where it all just came apart? From morning to noon to night it feels like the world is against you. They are few and far between but occasionally they do happen. We are all learning as we go, aren't we? … more