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Rainmaker
1,498,258
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

YES!!!  I am so happy to be able to say that finally!  I have two buyers referred to me and I sent a third one out!

Mar 25, 2017 03:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,046,444
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

How dare you ask such an inappropriate question John? Whose business is that? I'm soooooo offended!
LOL just kidding, yes absolutely. Referrals, direct inquiries, and indirectly via our websites/other social media. 3:)
Blogging does give you good SEO.
It can take time, if it hasn't happened for you yet. This is been going on for over 10 years now. But it didn't take long. First year or so, anyway.

Mar 25, 2017 03:25 PM
Ambassador
3,162,613
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

About 1/2 of our 2016 business was attributable to AR blogging combined with our Wordpress/IDX pages. Hard to separate the two and say exact sources for a particular client because you get the usual "I found you on the Internet!" when you ask. 

Mar 25, 2017 02:32 PM
Rainmaker
4,423,850
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

John, you must be new to ask this question...now for someone who has been around since well let's just say almost the beginning.... I would not be here if I did not...International Clients, local clients, referral clients and the list goes on and on...but the best par has been making friends all over the country with professionals who have the same ideas, goals and dreams....Endre

Mar 25, 2017 11:27 PM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

John,

As you digest all the affirming responses, there is one thing you must notice. They ALL have RAINMAKER, or higher status.

That is important.

Then you have to be a participating member.

Mar 26, 2017 05:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,530,282
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

YES, a few times in fact over the last 8.7 years. I refer agents here too, just did last Saturday.

Mar 25, 2017 08:31 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes...I am on the first page of the internet and get many calls because AR has me there

Mar 25, 2017 03:00 PM
Rainmaker
2,219,617
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No

Mar 26, 2017 06:21 AM
Ambassador
6,353,602
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, it has brought in a few clients and a few renters.

Mar 25, 2017 09:53 PM
Rainmaker
809,258
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Calls from consumers directly from my Active Rain blog posts that lead to a sale?  Not that I am aware of, though it's possible some have come from Active Rain to my search widget and/or direct to my website and are captured there.  However, I have gotten several referrals from Active Rain members and have given a number of referrals over the years.   I also "won" a client because he was googling me and another agent, found my Active Rain profile and chose me because of it.  I did at least 6 deals with him.  So, the short answer is "yes". -Kasey

Mar 25, 2017 08:20 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes, I have.... the very first post I wrote about an open house event at a 55+ subdivision I had listed was seen and I received an email asking questions....

the first post I had ever written!!!! not bad, huh????

Mar 25, 2017 02:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,722,726
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

As a matter of fact yes referrals received and given out by us

Mar 25, 2017 02:33 PM
Rainmaker
142,796
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

I have received many inquiries from my blog posts so I'm certain that business from being on AR is on its way!

Mar 26, 2017 07:24 PM
Rainmaker
4,553,364
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Yes I have.  I have shared referrals with members along with inquiries received that while they may not use the term "ActiveRain" yet cite "online" as how they "found me" I can tell this forum is the source.  

Mar 26, 2017 07:02 AM
Rainmaker
599,124
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Not yet, but I'm only a few months into this.

Mar 26, 2017 06:58 AM
Rainmaker
811,953
Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

never

Mar 26, 2017 06:37 AM
Rainmaker
5,191,633
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, and provided referrals as well. It goes with the territory!

Mar 26, 2017 06:28 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

John Peak Yes

Mar 26, 2017 06:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,839,906
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Yes, but sometimes it's a hard thing discerning from I saw you on the internet.

Mar 26, 2017 06:17 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes.  Quite a bit, actually.

Mar 26, 2017 06:09 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Yes

Mar 26, 2017 05:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,617,866
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Yes keep blogging

Mar 26, 2017 05:46 AM
Rainmaker
987,052
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

A few referrals over the years

Mar 26, 2017 05:23 AM
Rainmaker
949,677
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Both received and given out referrals as well as direct business and I'm not the best blogger around, far from it.

Mar 26, 2017 12:20 AM
Rainmaker
864,658
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Referral...referral...and a few buyers have found me thru my blogs.

Mar 25, 2017 11:34 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Peak - oh yes!

Mar 25, 2017 10:31 PM
Rainmaker
979,396
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

John - I can't say that I have received any business directly from being on Active Rain, but I have handed out a few referrals to others who are here on Active Rain.

Mar 25, 2017 08:56 PM
Rainmaker
678,778
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I have not yet, but I've gotten inquiries.  So the future on it is still out there!

Mar 25, 2017 07:10 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes, and just got the contract signed yesterday. I never met the people and we did it all online and over the phone. It came from my neighborhood posts. This is one of many.

Mar 25, 2017 07:10 PM
Ambassador
5,032,806
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yes, referrals in and out as well as direct calls resulting in listings and purchases.

Mar 25, 2017 06:09 PM
Rainmaker
2,460,958
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Absolutely. 

Mar 25, 2017 06:01 PM
Rainmaker
7,789,079
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Not that I recall.

Mar 25, 2017 05:17 PM
Rainmaker
2,775,621
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

About 3-4 years ago, someone who was looking for me found me because of my blogging and listed a 37 unit site of which I sold....$$$

Mar 25, 2017 04:59 PM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

YES!!! I have got both listings and new buyer clients who saw my Active Rain Blog. Blogging daily and mixing up blogs such as market reports, intro to a neighborhood and interesting subjects attract readers.

Mar 25, 2017 04:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes if it is indexed on Google but also from referrrals from others here.

Mar 25, 2017 04:28 PM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes

Mar 25, 2017 04:11 PM
Ambassador
2,415,721
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

YES! I have two deals with accepted offers about to go under contract that were from ActiveRain referrals.

Mar 25, 2017 04:10 PM
Rainmaker
472,114
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

Yes, several times.

Mar 25, 2017 03:48 PM
Rainmaker
706,977
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Can't say that I have, but I have gotten some great ideas and advice.

Mar 25, 2017 03:41 PM
Rainmaker
5,096,266
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Yes, I have.

Mar 25, 2017 02:55 PM
Rainer
259,005
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

I have been contacted for business from AR by non-AR members due to my blogs being public.  Nothing came of them.  However, I have transacted business with members from here in other states for referrals.

Mar 28, 2017 11:48 AM
Ambassador
1,022,123
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

I get and receive referrals often through AR. Made a lot of money through AR when I was blogging more regularly. I think there's a correlation - the more active you are, the more referrals you get.

Mar 28, 2017 06:32 AM
Rainmaker
5,849,155
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Received and given out many referrals, plus the have closed two this year from my on-line activity.

Mar 28, 2017 06:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,390,113
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Definitely. Just closed on the third AR referral.

Mar 27, 2017 06:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,619,091
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes. Not as much as i would hope, but I'm here active only second year. 

One of the biggest benefits of being here: learning constantly about our industry and making close connections with members. 

Don't forget a public exposure. I just had a call on Saturday from someone who read my blog about a local event and called me to say thank you. I did not make money on that call, but it felt incredible! 

Mar 27, 2017 12:26 AM
Rainmaker
1,237,395
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Hard to say. When they find me from internet I never can tell where.

Mar 26, 2017 09:09 PM
Ambassador
3,581,514
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Yes I've been giving and receiving referrals for years. The first one came about 8 months after I really started blogging and it took off from there.

Mar 26, 2017 03:08 PM
Rainmaker
4,973,999
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Absolutely!! Personal referrals from Rainers..sent out referrals and buyer and sellers calling me from my posts on my blog..all good!!

Mar 26, 2017 12:36 PM
Ambassador
3,339,204
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Referrals only.  I have not had any consumer business in a very long time. Many years ... 5 or so.  I'm happy to receive referrals and know many outstanding agents I can refer clients.  

Mar 26, 2017 12:02 PM
Rainmaker
4,899,734
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Yes, referrals from other agents and sellers that seen my blogs.

 

Mar 26, 2017 11:48 AM
Ambassador
2,161,151
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Yes!

Mar 26, 2017 10:53 AM