Kerrie's Blog: Success in the Rain

Success in the Rain

What a glorious day!  Freshly back from RainCamp Atlantic City where the smiles and love filled this girl's heart to its fullest!  We had a great 2-day event and I urge everyone to check the RainCamp tab on the top right of AR to see if the tour is coming to a city close to you.  It's worth it!  We shared tons of successful tips with one another and everyone is the wiser for it.

I came home last night and found my roommate scrubbing away at the bathroom.  This morning as I showered in my sparkling white tub, I thought "Geez, this is awesome...I should throw him some points for his good deed..."  Some points?!?!?!  You know you need a vacation when.....

With that being said, I will be away next week in sunny Mexico.  I've never been away from the 'Rain this long.....I already miss you guys!!!!  But I promise to come back renewed and full of fun pics to share.

Check out some superstars this week and congratulate them on their successes if you a few moments.  I know they'd be appreciative!

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

Sarah Border (Inwest Title Services): Title Company in Saint George, UT Sarah Border (Inwest Title Services)
"I recently met a Realtor who just moved to St George and when I asked how he found my name to call me he stated it was on ActiveRain. After meeting I'm looking forward to having a new client and a great business relationship built."



Jen Birmingham (Coldwell Banker - San Francisco's North Bay/Wine Country): Real Estate Agent in Petaluma, CA Jen Birmingham (Coldwell Banker)
"Having only been blogging for 6 months, I consider this small acheivement an ActiveRain Success Story: Last month, I received a call from a woman in Oregon who had read a blog post I had written late last year about West v. East sides of Petaluma. She is currently in a job search in my area and when she's ready to move, I'm her girl."


John Werner  CDPE    Buyers-Sellers, Short Sales-Foreclosures (Free Scottsdale/Phoenix Area MLS Info.): Real Estate Agent in Scottsdale, AZ John Werner (Scottsdale/Phoenix Area)
"My brother has a vacation home for sale in Red Lodge, Montana, I noticed that although his Realtor had his house listed on the listing did not really show up in Google. In fact I coudn't find his house listed any where online, even under his address. I decided to write my first blog post about his house. The results were really amazing. His Internet exposure is through the roof. In fact one category on Google had 29,400,000 search results. his house is now #3 on Google in that search result."

Columbia SC Homes for Sale by David Patterson (Keller Williams Columbia SC): Real Estate Agent in Columbia, SC David Patterson (Keller Williams)
"Where do I begin? ActiveRain has been key in helping me to build a nationwide referral and mastermind group. The exchange of leads and ideas has resulted in a significant growth in my real estate business and respected credibility within the real estate community.....and other national publications. Furthermore, I have received at least one cash deal that can be directly traced to my ActiveRain Profile Page. If you are serious about having an online presence for your real estate related business, ActiveRain must be a required part of your marketing strategy."

Arizona Mortgage and Phoenix Home Loans: Mortgage Company in Chandler, AZ Michael George (Arizona Wholesale Mortgage)
"My wife started using ActiveRain about three years ago. Not too long after, I jumped on the bandwagon with her. Our greatest success has come from our blogging here; in that our main website shot from page 3 of Google for "Arizona Mortgage" to page 1, result #2. Since 90% of my business comes from my website, I can't possibly even imagine how much business ActiveRain has driven to my office. Not to mention, I've made many wonderful friends here in the rain."

Scott Silverstone  Connecticut Waterfront & Luxury Realty (The Jacobson Team at William Raveis Real Estate): Real Estate Agent in New Haven, CT Scott Silverstone (William Raveis Real Estate)
"The biggest success I found through ActiveRain was the knowledge I picked up through this professional community. The tips & techniques I have gained through this community are more valuable than any other single source of real estate training I have received. I am now able to generate more leads, quality leads, for my property listings. My clients love the quality service I provide, and much of my knowledge was gained right here. The experiences I had at Raincamps in Philly (November 30, 2010) and Atlantic City (April 4-5, 2011) were phenomenal. Active Rain's Raincamps are such powerful events, you can't help but get excited when you are surrounded by others who want to be better at what they do."

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

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 36 commentsKerrie La Guardia • April 08 2011 06:09PM


I agree... let it rain.

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

Let it Rain!

Let it Rain!

Let it Rain!

Let it Rain!

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

Yeah baby!!!  I wonder if he was using this guitar

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

He was probably using "Blackie" his favorite Fender...

Eric Clapton's "Blackie" Fender Guitar

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

Have a great time in Mexico, Kerrie. When you get back, maybe it will be spring.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) over 8 years ago

Glenn - Your pic is the best spring photo ever!  Nice to see you yesterday too!

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


After all your hard work and great presentations at RainCamp, you absolutely deserve some fun in the sun!

Posted by Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ (Weichert) over 8 years ago

Awww thanks Irene!  Thanks for showing us all your Raindance too :)

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

Kerrie - You guys did an awesome job.  The 2 day format was excellent.  And, it was so great finally meeting you.

You so deserve a great vacation.  Enjoy.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 8 years ago

Debbie you deserve a vaca after all your hard work too!

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

Don't drink the water. You better come back in one piece!

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) over 8 years ago


Have fun in Mexico .....see you on the web when you come back !!

Posted by San Antonio Texas New Homes for Sale, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hill Country ( over 8 years ago

Kerrie - Enjoy your vacation!   You are always there for all of us, and we NEED to be able to survive w/out you....   go have a great time!

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Kerrie - Great to see you at RainCamp this week.  I loved your "Blogging from the Heart" focus group.  The 2-day format was great, and I was happy to see so many were there for the second day's focus groups.  I'd love to see Ben Kinney back for a future RainCamp to talk about social media and lead generation.

Have fun in Mexico!

Posted by Scott Silverstone,, Connecticut Luxury & Waterfront Realty (William Raveis Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Thanks for the mention! And, not for anything...but you are right: All the cool kids ARE doing it. Thank you!

Posted by SEO Expert: Michael George, Real Estate and Law Firm SEO over 8 years ago

Howdy and evening to you Kerrie

Kerrie, mighty fine group of folks that have wrote and posted a Success Story in the Rain.

Congrats to each of you folks!!!

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 8 years ago

Have a blast in Mexico! I am headed to Tain Camp in Chicago in October as it is only a 6 1/2 hour drive. Cant' wait!

Posted by Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M (Rooms With Style) over 8 years ago

Kerrie - After all your hard work at RainCamp you certainly deserve a break and Mexico is a great place with lots of fun things to to. If you get a chance, try parasailing - really fun! Have a great trip and post some pictures when you get back. I'll be thinking of you...

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) over 8 years ago
Looking forward to seeing blog posts on the best tech tools!
Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge over 8 years ago

Kerri - will you be in Dallas RAIN CAMP? Love to see you again. Love the success stories.

Posted by Mike Yeo (3:16 team REALTY) over 8 years ago

Let it Rain indeed Kerrie !  Both Stephanie and I wanted to be there so bad, but work stuff got in the way (home inspections, deals, etc...).  And then we both got head-colds !  I am just starting to get a little bit better !  Love these success stories !  AR rocks and Raincamp rocks !

Posted by The Somers Team, Real People. Real Dreams. Real Estate. (The Somers Team at RE/MAX Access) over 8 years ago

Great job in Atlantic City.  I enjoyed my first Rain Camp.  Have fun in Mexico.

Posted by Bob Zorechak - ABR, GRI, e-PRO, Sells Homes in Morris/Somerset/Hunterdon Cos., NJ (Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan) over 8 years ago

Kerrie - Glad to hear it went so well! I am looking forward to RainCamp in Orlando in September!!!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 8 years ago

Hi Kerrie - You could always continue blogging and commenting on AR while you are on vacation.  Many people do. ;)

Posted by FN LN over 8 years ago

Enjoy your vacation!  I keep hoping RainCamp will come to a place near me!

Posted by Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA (Buyers Brokers Only LLC - over 8 years ago

Have fun!!!

Glad you featured Michael George's post, it was Karen that basically coached me here in the rain. Miss her.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 8 years ago

Marc - AR comes with me on all my "vacations" but not this one :)

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

Hi Kerrie... Bon Voyage!  Have a fabulous time on your vacation... we miss you already too!

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 8 years ago

Rain Camp in AC was definitely informative. Enjoy your time off!

Posted by Patric Santo Pietro (RE/MAX First Realty) over 8 years ago

Hi Kerrie!  More great success stories and I can tell you that David Patterson has taken it to the next level--he's awesome!

As for your vacation--wish I could have been a stow away but, I honestly don't know anyone more deserving of a vacation than you!  Have a wonderful time and ENJOY the break from work, the sunshine, the R&R and of course, the margaritas!


Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 8 years ago

Kerrie Rain Camp was great! You guys really did a fantastic job getting the information out to us in a format that was easy to follow.

Have a great time in Mexico! We always say "let it rain" on the blogs...but I am wishing you nothing but sunny weather until you get back!  Then it can rain, rain, rain!

Posted by Susanne Brown, I work hard to make real estate dreams come true! (RE/MAX Realty 9) over 8 years ago

Have a great time in Mexico! And thanks! Glad to hear about the link, I didn't notice it before:)

Posted by Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay (Golden Gate Sotheby's International) over 8 years ago

Have fun in Mexico.  :) Kristine

Posted by Kim & Kristine Halverson, Sisters, Realtors (Compass) over 8 years ago

Have a wonderful time in Mexico, Kerrie!  You so deserve it!!

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) over 8 years ago

This is great! Happy vacation indeed :)

Posted by Michael Koshet (Help Me Rent Magazine, Inc.) over 8 years ago
Thanks I am going to post my own sucess story now. 
Posted by Jeremy Joslin, Professional Real Estate Marketing and Sales (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 8 years ago