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My First Clients from Activerain just Bought a Kentucky Home

 WoW!!!!

I'm just amazed at the power of Activerain! I met some wonderful clients,Tom, Peggy & Griffin that researched here on our website and then contacted me. They wanted to relocate to Kentucky from Illinois. It was Tom's dream to own a horse farm or just get as close as they could to that dream. Since Lexington is the Horse Capitol of the World, it's going to get you in the mood to be around horses!

On the second day of our tour they stepped into a fabulous house that backed up to some quaint farmland. The day we took a look, a farmer was in the field out side baling hay. It was a sunny day filled with excitement. I just knew they would love this home as soon as we stepped inside.

Last Friday we sat at the closing table and they became Kentucky homeowners. It all happened so fast and they were thrilled! Me too! I feel like we are old friends. I'm truly amazed just how easy and smooth everything went for them. I put together a team of people that made sure every single thing was done to make their experience perfect.

Thanks Activerain for making magic for all of us! 

Comment balloon 64 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • July 26 2007 07:03AM

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I got my first referral from someone visiting Active Rain! It is amazing the power of the "rain".
Posted by Sandra Williams (Rancon Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Congratulations!  I have someone who found me on Activer Rain and wants to sell when her daughter finishes school in 2008 and then buy a home with me.  We e-mail and I have her on automatic updates so she can keep track of what is available in the area she likes.  So, I look forward to the day when I will have a story similar to yours.  I lover Active Rain and can tell it has made a difference in my web presence.

Posted by Cathy Tishhouse, Royal Oak Real Estate (RE/MAX Showcase Homes) over 11 years ago

Congratulations to YOU and to THEM for finding YOU!!! 

HOW EXCITING!!!  I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to share in your success in AR!!

Posted by Susie Roscoe, Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL (Signature Realty Associates) over 11 years ago
WooHoo Lizette! The Power of AR. Thanks for sharing your success....this is what it's all about.
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 11 years ago
SWEET, the power of AR once again shows it's magic.
Posted by Beth Bastian, Simi Valley Real Estate (Rosemont Financial Inc) over 11 years ago
Congratulations to Tome, Peggy & Griffin for realizing a dream.  Congratulations to you Lizette for being faithful to posting here and showing this family that you're the kind of person they'd enjoy working with,  Yet another wonderful Active Rain happily ever after!
Posted by Marlene Bridges, Laguna Homes|Laguna Condos|Laguna Real Estate (Village Real Estate Services, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Congratulations Lizette!!! I share your enthusiasm for the helpfulness of this network.

  -- I adhere to the Borrower's Bill of Rights!

Posted by Ricardo Bueno (Diverse Solutions) over 11 years ago
Three Cheers for Active Rain!  Yipee, Congrats and many more sale!
Posted by Donna Oehler, A.V. Foreclosure Specialist (HomeBased Realty) over 11 years ago
Congrats on the closing and the referal.  I have a client who is out here relocating from Lexington.  She is not haveing a great deal of luck selling her home as of yet.
Posted by Joe Zapata, Your Burbank Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty Media World) over 11 years ago
Lizette - CONGRATULATIONS!!  Get used to it, there are so many more coming your way!!  Great job, Awesome post and THANK YOU Active Rain!!  :-)

BTW - Love the new photo, the other one was great too!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) over 11 years ago
Congrats, I am still waiting for my first referral from AR but I know its coming.
Posted by Darrel Quebedeaux (Evergreen Realty & Associates Inc.) over 11 years ago
Lizette,

Congratz !!! Congratz !!! Congratz !!!!  Keep doing good :) I see you very happy and I am happy too for your success.

Ray Saenz
Posted by Ray Saenz, Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor (Exit Realty Laredo) over 11 years ago

Wow- way to go. Congrats to you. i happy to here such positive reports about active rain.

Posted by Dionne Morgan, Broker REALTOR ,GRI, e-PRO (Realty World Solano Realty) over 11 years ago

It's nice when AR brings clients that feel like they already know you from reading all your blogs.

Ya gotta put yourself out there.

 Good job, Lizette.  I'm glad you were able to make them happy.

Posted by Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY (B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com)) over 11 years ago
Lizette, what a wonderful story and how nice that you've not only got new clients, you've got new friends!  I wish them the best of luck in their wonderful new home and I know they will always think about your kindness and knowledge in helping them relocate to their dream home!
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 11 years ago
Yes, I think it's the new friends part of the story that's the best, but a little bit of new business is always good, right? Congrats on your success!!
Posted by Andrew Trevino, Wilkes-Barre Homes For Sale (ADT Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Was there a specific blog post that drew them to you?

congrats on helping this family into their new home, it feels really good dosn't it.

Posted by New Jersey Real Estate James Boyer Morris, Essex & Union County NJ Realtor (RE/MAX Properties Unlimited, Real Estate) over 11 years ago
That's great to know. Hope you get plenty more in the future.
Posted by Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate (Joe Manausa Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Congratulations. 

I'm not surprised.  Your posts are very consumer appealing.  You talk about yourself, but then chock the articles full of consumer information.  They learn and learn to like you all at the same time. 

 

 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Congrats! That is so exciting! It proves that AR works! I am happy for you and for many more to come your way. And also the referrals you will get from these clients! Katerina
Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) over 11 years ago
Congratualtions, I am from KY and just closed with a Ky couple from Richmond moving here. Wonderful people. A web site lead and I recognized the area code. Called them and the rest is history.
Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 11 years ago
Lizette, congratulations.  Your good "luck" is surely a combination of both AR's power and the value you put in your own blogging content!
Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 11 years ago
Congrats! I've never had a referral from Active Rain but look forward to one someday.
Posted by Debbie Anderson (Century 21 - Walden & Co.) over 11 years ago
That is great. Glad to hear that your transaction went well.
Posted by SHAUN WREN (LICENSE IS NOT PLACED) over 11 years ago
Congratulations, I'm about to have my first closing as a result of A.R. in a few weeks. It took a long time but I'm starting to get contacted more and more as a result of my posts. Now bad since Pueblo isn't a hot bed of activity.
Posted by Dena Stevens, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004 (Rocky Mountain Realty ) over 11 years ago
Lizette--Congrats to you and your clients! AR certainly makes a difference in our business!
Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) over 11 years ago
Congrats to you for your hard work and a second thanks to AR this community has certainly paid off for alot of us
Posted by Desiree Daniels (RE/MAX Tri County) over 11 years ago
Wow!!!  What an awesome story.  Congratulations!! 
Posted by Sarah Wynn (HomeSmart International) over 11 years ago

Sandra - Thanks for being my first comment!! Wow! It even got featured! I'm thrilled!!!!!!

Cathy - I know it will happen for you. Just keep working on it.

Susie! It's always a pleasure to see your smiling name! We need to get together someday soon!

Sally- Good things happen all the time...I love being a part of Activerain!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 11 years ago

Beth - You are exactly right!

Marlene - Sometimes things happen so easily. Great clients are always a pleasure!

Ricardo - Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by for a comment!

Donna - I second that emotion! Yippee!

Joe - I hope it works out for you. Let me know if I can help in any way.

 

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 11 years ago

Brad - I always love it when you stop by and spread your AR magic on my blog!

Darrel - It's right around the corner. It will happen when you least expect it.

Ray - You are sweet! I'm lucky to have you as a good friend here!

Dionne - I have nothing but a good report for AR. I love being here.

Erby - Good to see you out of the fishing boat and on the dock. Stop by anytime! Thanks for the comment.

Carole - Thanks! I'm so excited about their move. I love the house that bought too!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 11 years ago
That is awesome! What a great story. Congrats! I wish you all the best luck for more business here on AR, it's a beautiful thing!
Posted by Leo Namiot, Florida Mortgage Lender & CT Mortgage Lender (loanDepot ) over 11 years ago

Andrew - It work out all the way around. My friends are clients and my clients are friends.

James - I'm not sure. I think they read profiles and testimonials. Yes, it is a great feeling!

Joe - I'm with you on that!  I hope it is the beginning of plenty more wonderful clients.

Lenn - Thank you! I try to let my posts be a bit personal so they will get an idea of my fun but serious side. I can be a bit of both.

Katerina - Thanks! I hope you get new clients from AR too! They are the best!

Missy - Now that is truly some magic working there!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 11 years ago

Brian - I agree with you. I spend a lot of time and thought in my posts.

Deborah - I bet one will come your way soon!

Shaun - Thanks for stopping by!

Dena - WooHoo! A closing! I'm sooo Happy for you! AR really works!

Teri- You are right about that. I love that I stumbled across the website and joined. 

Desiree - This is a great place to be for referrals and clients.

Sarah - Thanks for the sweet comment! I appreciate you stopping by!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 11 years ago
Congratulations Lizette...I joined Active Rain on February 12, 2007 and I am now working on my 7th lead from Active Rain.  This is more leads in nealry 5 1/2 months than I had in 5 years with Realtor.com!  Not only have I received the leads, my personal site as jumped on the Google Rankings.  Before Active Rain you could not find my site on the 50th page of Google.  Since Active Rain my site comes up on the 3rd or 4th page consistently and I am working to improve that.  Good luck to you and I hope this is the first of many, many more happy clients for you.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago

Congrats Lizette!

Go Cats!

Posted by David A. Podgursky PA, THE PODGURSKY GROUP - Make the Right Move! (THE PODGURSKY GROUP @ Re/Max Direct) over 11 years ago
Do you even feel guilty just a little bit for slam dunking this one, WOW, is all I can say, Congratulations you deserve an easier, and I say easier one cautiously.  Good for you!
Posted by Bob Sloop, Consultant, Indianapolis, IN (RS Mortgage Consulting) over 11 years ago
Whooo hoo a sale and a gold star in the same week - you go girl - it is nice to see great things happen to such a great REALTOR®
Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) over 11 years ago
I love to hear success stories like this.  Congrats!
Posted by Tracey Thomas, CA Real Estate Broker (BrokerInTrust Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Leo - It's great to be here, great to be anywhere! (quote by Keith Richards)

George - I wish I had found AR that long ago. I'm amazed how far I have come in such a short time. the referral possibilities are astounding! This would be the first place i would look to find the right agent for one of my clients.

David - Good to hear from you! Have some fun today!

Bob - You know things are not always EZ. Let's just say things went smooth for a change.

 

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 11 years ago
Congratulations!!! I joined Active Rain yesterday and am very excited about it!  I am very familiar with Lexington and Richmond, I lived and worked there for years.  I will keep you in mind for referals being as I commonly have clients moving from here to Lexington, I hope you will do the same for me.
Posted by Robyn Maricle (US Gold Realty) over 11 years ago

Thesa - I'm just ridin the AR wave...life is GOOD!

Tracy - Thanks! It's good to have a story to tell! I hope business picks up for everyone.

Robyn- Welcome to Activerain and new friends! I will sure keep you in mind for referrals.

 

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 11 years ago
Thanks Lizette - the magic is your blog, not my comments!!  Always a pleasure stopping by to read about your successes!  Thanks!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) over 11 years ago
I just love reading success stories here on AR! I've received quite a bit of business from here lately also, and it's a wonderful thing to have your efforts validated with a closing. Here's to many more!
Posted by Ryan Hukill - Edmond, Realtor, Team Lead (ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite) over 11 years ago

That's fantastic. I'm thrilled to hear that it works so well!

Posted by Anonymous over 11 years ago
I had clients who were surfing the net and their search turned up not only my site but another 3 A/R posts on the first page. It made ne a believer.
Posted by Wayne McMullan, Quinte Real Estate (Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty) over 11 years ago

Brad - You are a sweetie! But you know that already! :~)

Ryan - I'm with you on that! 

Wayne- It works so well like that. I tell my prospects to Google me to see who I am.  It's good that it is working for you!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 11 years ago
Lizette...your success gives me hope and the incentive to keep on bloggin!
Posted by Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire (Homequest Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Congratulations. This is very good. And may more sales come from this.
Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) over 11 years ago

Joan - AR is the place to hang out for the business of Real estate. We are lucky to have found it!

Bob & Carolin - Thanks! It will be good for you too!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 11 years ago

This is wonderful, Lizette !  Congratulations Tom, Peggy and Griffin~ Many happy years at  your new farm.

Jo 

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 11 years ago

You Go Girl!!!!

Congrats!!

Posted by Edith Wharton, Realtor - Chesterfield VA (Cottage and Loft Realty) over 11 years ago

Jo-Anne - Thanks for the support! We are soooo excited!

Thanks Edith!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 11 years ago
Lizette,

:)

Ray Saenz
Posted by Ray Saenz, Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor (Exit Realty Laredo) over 11 years ago

Lizette,

Congratulations and much continued success.

 

Posted by Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust! (Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions") over 11 years ago
Wow that is great Lizette way to close that lead.
Posted by Adrian Alvarado, Inland Empire Real Estate (MGR Real Estate Inc.) over 11 years ago

Gary - Thank you so much! Good luck to you too!

Adrian - Thank you for the kind comment!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 11 years ago
Lizette, isn't it great, happy clients, happy you and I love that you shared a pic of them in front of their new home!  Congrats!
Posted by Janie Coffey, Uniting Extraordinary Homes w/ Extraordinary Lives (First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty) over 11 years ago
Janie - Thanks for stopping by! Glad to have you as an associate.
Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 11 years ago
I absolutely LOVE the fact you have a picture of your clients!! What a testimonial.  I've had a few referrals and I'm thankful for every one.
Posted by Tracy Santrock, Raleigh - Cary Realtor/Broker In Charge (Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. ) about 11 years ago

Ah, merci, si je comprends bien, vous avez le non de votre grand-mère, Élisabeth?  Vos photos sur votre blog sont tres jolis.

 

Robert 

Posted by Robert Monk, Florida Real Estate (100% Realty, Inc.) about 11 years ago
Lizette,  I was looking up success story blogs and wanted to congratulate you on your success helping Tom, Peggy and Griffin.
Posted by Jimmy McCall, The Ex-Mortgage Consultant (JimmyMcCall.com) over 10 years ago

Congratulations on the closing! Thats great to hear. Now they just found you through Google searches or so i take it?

Dominic

Posted by Dominic Zendejas (KASE Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Thats great news!! Butterfly

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