Kerrie's Blog: Success in the Rain

Success in the Rain

Hey everyone, I am coming to you live from RainCamp New Orleans where we are fresh off the Success Panel.  Seems like an appropriate time to talk about Success in the Rain!

The vibe of today's crowd is awesome as usual.  We have some RainCamp Groupies in attendance which always brings a smile to my face.  I heard "This ActiveRain thing really does work" a few times today.  Yes....yes it does!

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

Gary Lirette-Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Blog (Tomlinson Sandpoint Sotheby's International Realty): Real Estate Agent in Sandpoint, ID Gary Lirette (Tomlinson Sandpoint Sotheby's International Realty)
"One of the greatest things about Activerain is the ability of the blogs and info posted here to get to the reading eyes of consumers and fellow professionals within the real estate industry. This happens not only when logging on to Activerain Blogs, but in mainstream searches on Google. This shows the strength of the Activerain websites and channels. The ability to disseminate information to buyers and sellers is a tool I wish I had discovered long ago. Another plus is that seeing the others that have gained success and recognition through Activerain has been inspirational to me, spurring me on to research better, and write more..."

Stephanie McCarty, homes for sale in Gwinnett (RE/MAX Greater Atlanta): Real Estate Agent in Lawrenceville, GA Stephanie McCarty (RE/MAX)
"The BEST real estate resource online! What can ActiveRain do for me you ask? Join and find out. For consumers and professionals I think that this website is a gold mine of valuable information. Experienced professionals willing to share their experiences and training to benefit consumers and other professionals alike. There is literally no other site like it - as I have said before ActiveRain rocks! I continue to be very pleased with my association and I try to contribute as often as possible and thank all of the thousands of agents who have given me plenty to think about with their insightful posts over the years."

Connie Goodrich,CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas (Keller Williams Realty): Real Estate Agent in Mc Kinney, TX Connie Goodrich (Keller Williams Realty)
"I have had such wonderful experiences from referral opportunities to great networking friendships that extend from coast to coast. I love to hear the answer, ActiveRain, when I inquire from a customer where they got my name. A little research that ActiveRain provided the avenue to reach out the points of my background to my interaction on the blog. Outstanding is how I would rate my experience and paths for business that has unfolded."


Kristen Ueckert (Ueckert Realty LLC): Real Estate Agent in Keller, TX Kristen Ueckert (Ueckert Realty LLC)
"Received a call today from a consumer who said, "I searched online for information on Tres Vistas and your information came up..." OF course, it was my AR blog! Yah-haaaay!"



Ingrid Laine (New American Mortgage): Loan Officer in Virginia Beach, VA Ingrid Laine (New American Mortgage)
"I have just started using my ActiveRain account. I have had it for quite some time now but about 2 weeks ago I decided to begin to use it. WOW! I am really getting some calls and emails! I have already started taking applications! Thanks ActiveRain for this great forum to get our businesses noticed!"


Dustin McClure (Mossy Oak Properties Outdoor Realty): Real Estate Agent in Huntersville, NC Dustin McClure (Mossy Oak Properties Outdoor Realty)
"ActiveRain has been a critical part to the success of my personal team and my brokerage websites. The blog platform is incredibly easy to use and is great to not only promote yourself, but to connect and learn from other Brokers."



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

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 28 commentsKerrie La Guardia • November 05 2010 04:11PM


Ummm, Kerrie the link to "more activerain success stories" seems to be a little broken. :)

I always love reading these and finding new ways to enhance my own experience here and meet new folks too.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 8 years ago

Tammy, thank you!  All fixed :)

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 8 years ago

I love the above reference where calls and e-mails are coming in after only 2 weeks, wow!

Posted by Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate (Olsen Ziegler Realty) over 8 years ago

It is good to see it working.  Took 16 months for my first contact.  Now I have 5.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 8 years ago

Gotta love all the Activerain success stories.  Good for the members and good for Activerain... and good for the consumers who found the members thru Activerain.

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) over 8 years ago

Got to be there good Luck!

Posted by Maria Borci, P.A., TRC, REO - Doral Pinecrest FL Real Esta (Colfax Realty Group) over 8 years ago


You are one great Community Builder.  (Is that as in "Licensed":  :)  )

Love the Success stories.  I'm off to read right now.

Thank you for the weekly post.  I always learn something from these posts.

I cannot believe that you took the time to do this with RainCamp going on... You are awesome!

Posted by 1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 8 years ago

Kerri, thank you for talking about mine in this post. I look forward to being more involved. It is so important as an individual broker to market yourself in the best, most effective ways out there. AR has been THE BEST, by far. And since I am also a home office, these members ARE my "office mates" sometimes, giving and getting so much info is a true pleasure. A win-win for me. Enjoy New Orleans. I hope to come to camp soon and say, "Hi," in person.

Posted by Kristen Correa, Broker, I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee! (Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services) over 8 years ago

Kerrie - I wish I was there in New Orleans! I bet Rain Camp was awesome. Someday I wish to attend myself!

Posted by Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS® (Garrigus Real Estate) over 8 years ago

It's good to hear it's going great, and thanks for the tip about posting my success story on my profile.  I will be doing that very shortly.  Yahoo!

Posted by Pamela Seley, Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA (West Coast Realty Division) over 8 years ago

True Dat Kerrie this Active Rain thing does work!  Have a safe trip home :)

Posted by Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor (Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s) over 8 years ago

Now this is what I call dedication... on the road, doing the RainCamp Shuffle and posting success stories at the same time!  You rock!  :-)

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 8 years ago

It's always great to read the success stories here in the rain. Hope eveyone has a great time in New Orleans !

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) over 8 years ago

I especially enjoy reading your blogs about "success stories".  It gives us all a boost and is great for the community and consumers.  Thanks for taking the time to post these blogs.  :0) Gail

Posted by Gail C. Harris, Reach the BEACH with Gail C. Harris (cell: 703.868 (Resource Network, LLC SFR, AHWD, ACRE, SMAR Board Director) over 8 years ago

I see your photo and connect you with the first iPAD I got to experiment with at RainCamp in D.C.

Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge over 8 years ago

RainCamp is like a tonic.....Where else can you get 100% pure Real Estate rain water.....?   Its just not the same without ActiveRain.....

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) over 8 years ago

Kerrie, these are always great to read and to inspire others to keep with the blogging so that they too can be shown here someday.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 8 years ago

I am really enjoying ActiveRain and learning more each day. Other members are very supportive and their is always a "Golden" lesson in sombodys post every day just waiting for you. Thanks everybody and thanks ActiveRain.

Posted by Dennis & Terri Neal, Your Home Sold in 45 Days or We Se (RE/MAX, Big Bear) over 8 years ago

Kerrie, I'll soon be writing my own AR success story.  I've recently jumped into the AR Referral System to pass along a couple of referrals outside my area.  I don't think I even knew about the area in our profile to post the results.  Thanks for the tip!

Posted by Randy Elliott, REALTOR : Lodi / Stockton, CA (RE/MAX Gold) over 8 years ago
Hope you're having fun at Rain Camp. I am slowly learning about Active Rain, and I hope to someday learn how to utilize it to the max. Thanks for being a part of what looks like a great thing.
Posted by Karen Steed, Associate Broker Haralson Realty (Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton) over 8 years ago

Nice, I will do that now!

Posted by Jason Burkholder, Associate Broker, Realtor, e-Pro, CMS (Weichert, Realtors - Welcome Home) over 8 years ago

I love ActiveRain Success Stories, especially ones that come LIVE from RainCampa! Congratulations to everyone this week.

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 8 years ago

Dear Kerrie,

Sounds like the camp was a barrel of fun. Rest before going back to work.

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) over 8 years ago

We really did have a great day at Raincamp. Glad I went even though I'm not soak and wet with all the good tips and information we received!

Posted by Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant (Keller Williams Realty Acadiana) over 8 years ago

It's always good to hear from other more experienced users about their sucess with Active Rain. Makes me find the time to use this service!

Posted by Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes) over 8 years ago

I see that you changed your picture. Nice! Love to hear the successs stories in the Rain. Thanks for sharing them.

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (Real Estate and Beyond, LLC) over 8 years ago

Next time Rain Camp is close to Southern CAL...

I'll be there.

It sounds like fun and learning.

Posted by Tom Waite, So Cal-Apartment Bldg Investments (Thomas Waite Real Estate Broker) over 8 years ago

AR is great.

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) over 8 years ago