Top 28 ActiveRain Bloggers in Their Field – 2009
ActiveRain is a great resource and library for information and content from a variety of members and contributors in numerous fields of the Real Estate Industry. It seems that everyone is always climbing and chasing the “Member on top of the mountain!” These folks have climbed and ended at the top for 2009.
Here are the Top Bloggers in their fields based on the shear volume of content they have contributed to the Network and Community. Please take a moment to acknowledge and recognize these hard working Real Estate Bloggers who have faithfully, consistently, and religiously given of their time and information to make it to the “Top Of Their Fields” on ActiveRain.
#1 TOP REAL ESTATE AGENT
Todd Clark (Broker) (503)524-9494 (Beaverton, Oregon Real Estate Expert) (Palazzo Realty Group) – Real Estate Agent
Is your family looking to buy or sell in Beaverton, Oregon? Then give me a call, I would love to help your family home! (503)-524-9494 www.IFoundYourNewHome.com
#1 TOP LOAN OFFICER
Jeff Belonger — The FHA Expert.com — FHA Loans — FHA mortgages – USDA loans (Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc) – Loan Officer
Over 17 yrs in the mortgage industry & real estate market, I bring expert knowledge and creativity to financing options & loan programs. Being honest and serving your individual needs is my desire!
#1 TOP MORTGAGE COMPANY
George Souto (McCue Mortgage) FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages CT. – Mortgage Company
McCue Mortgage is a Connecticut based Mortgage Co., that specializes in first time homebuyers. However, we are equipped to service all homebuyer with many loan programs such as FHA, VA, & CHFA.
#1 TOP INSPECTOR
Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, Wa. Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc) – Inspector
Steven L. Smith, an experienced Bellingham home inspector — Washington State Licensed Home Inspector #207. Licensed structural pest inspector. Member Home Inspector Licensing Board.
#1 TOP APPRAISER
Sara Goodwin – Portland, Oregon Appraiser (Ashcroft & Associates) – Appraiser
We provide certified residential real estate appraisal services in NW Oregon and SW Washington. We Value Your Home.
#1 TOP TITLE COMPANY
Fran ‘The Title Man’ Gaspari Title Insurance-PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) – Title Company
Full service title agency, not affiliated with or controlled by any bank, realty agent, lender, or builder. Locally owned and operated to serve PA & NJ with courteous service and friendly closings.
#1 TOP ESCROW COMPANY
Greg Knowles Santa Barbara Ca. (Fidelity National Title Group-Santa Barbara) – Escrow Company
If you are buying, selling or refinancing property in Santa Barbara County, give us a call. We are here to make it easy!
#1 TOP REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY
Jason Romrell (Business Attorney and Success Advisor) – Real Estate Attorney
I love to see businesses succeed! As a business attorney and business owner, I know what it’s like to live in the trenches (especially in this economy). Remember: Perspective + Planning = Achievemen
#1 TOP REAL ESTATE AUCTIONEER
Lorraine or Loretta Kratz-Certified Negotiation Experts, (Crescent Moon Realty, Inc. & Land N Sea Auctions.) – Real Estate Auctioneer
Real Estate Broker;offering five star service since 1985, in the San Diego area: Holding the following designations. Accredited Buyers Respresentative, Senior Real Estate Representiave. Accredited Auctioneer.
#1 TOP VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
Chris Fisher of StagersLISTWebsites.com (StagersLIST.com) – Virtual Assistant
I offer web design, re-design, maintenance, hosting and virtual assistance. I also work with StagersLISTExpo.com for the Real Estate Home Staging and Design industries.
#1 TOP HOME STAGER
Carole Provenzale Owner, Feng Shui Long Island & New York (Feng Shui Long Island & New York City) – Home Stager
Certified New York Feng Shui Consultant since 1997 and Founder of Feng Shui Long Island & NY providing Consultations for Homes & Offices in Manhattan, Queens and Long Island for Homes & Businesses.
#1 TOP REAL ESTATE (OTHER)
“The Lovely Wife”…Broker Bryant’s Wife… (Co-Owner Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) – Real Estate – Other
Co-Owner of Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. Living Life and Loving It!
#1 TOP ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Jason “Need more business?” Sanders – Business Networking Specialist (TheValuePagesGroup.com) – Account Exec
We are a Business Networking and Marketing platform that allows businesses all over the country to get more out of their networking efforts and generate more referrals with less time & money invested.
#1 TOP MORTGAGE PROCESSOR
Libby Cousins- Contract Mortgage Processor (Extraordinary Processing) – Mortgage Processor
Would you like to close more loans? As a contract mortgage loan processor with a WA Mortgage Brokers License, I have the knowledge and abilty to help you get your loans processed from start to close.
#1 TOP REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate – Real Estate Brokerage
Buyers agents helping first time, new home, relocating, waterfront, luxury homes, horse friendly and farms, single family, town home, condo homes in Maryland and Northern Virginia.
#1 TOP BUILDER – CONTRACTOR
Stanton Homes – Penny Hull New Home Builders – Raleigh NC Area (Stanton Homes – New Homes in Raleigh NC and Surrounding Area) – Builder-Contractor
Stanton Homes is a renowned new home builder in the Raleigh/Triangle area – with extras in every home like signature archways and unique trey ceilings. Free building cost estimates.
#1 TOP REAL ESTATE MEDIA
Jeff Turner (Real Estate Shows) – Real Estate Media
Helping people grow their businesses by effectively using technology. I am the President of Zeek Interactive and Founder of RealEstateShows.com. Father of 6. Husband of 1.
#1 TOP REAL ESTATE TRAINER
Steve Hoffacker – Real Estate Sales & Marketing Consulting and Strategies (Hoffacker Associates LLC) – Real Estate Trainer
West Palm Beach
We help home builders, managers, salespeople, marketers, Realtors, and entrepreneurs across America become more visible, productive, effective and profitable while really enjoying what they are doing.
#1 TOP NOTARY
Find a Notary Public | needAnotary (QEC Internet Services) – Notary
needAnotary a National Notary Public directory. Our Notaries will travel to client’s homes or offices to witness documents that require notarization at times convenient to their schedules
#1 TOP COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE AGENT
ROBERT A.SWETZ – Commercial Real Estate (Commercial Real Estate – www.VegasBuildingsForSale.com) – Commercial Real Estate Agent
Commercial Real Estate, Buildings, Land, Highrise Luxury Condos, Custom Homes, Investment Properties, Businesses, Large Acreage, Sales in Real Estate in all of Nevada, Las Vegas Blvd/ The Strip
#1 TOP ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE
Chris Horton (Horton’s Lawn Care L.L.C.) – Environmental Services
A full service lawn care/ landscaping company that cares. We are strongly dedicated to 100% customer satisfaction. If your looking for a great lawn care provider, Horton’s Lawn Care L.L.C. is for YOU!
#1 TOP COMMERCIAL LENDER
Commercial Loans Connected One form multiple sources (Commercial Loans Connected ) – Commercial Lender
One form multiple commercial financing sources. Helping principals and mortgage brokers find the financing they need. From A paper, bridge lending and more. NO UPFRONT FEE’S OR POINTS ADDED
#1 TOP BUSINESS BROKER
Huiting Zhuang,Sell your business overseas (Crebbers LLC) – Business Broker
International Merger & Acquisition,and consulting. Real estate services for investors or investment minded clients in RI and from the world. We believe in team work and win-win solution.
#1 TOP PROPERTY MANAGER
Robert Machado, CPM MPM Sacramento Area Property Manager and Property Management – Property Manager
Property Management Rentals and Maintenance in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, and El Dorado Counties from offices located in Sacramento, Roseville, and Orangevale, CA We manage residential and commercial.
#1 TOP REAL ESTATE SALES PEOPLE
Yvette & Dennis Gardner (Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC) – Real Estate Sales Person
We believe in providing our clients with experience, professionalism & the highest level of service. We welcome the opportunity to serve you in all of your Real Estate needs.
#1 TOP ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
Susan Gonzalez Faux painting murals atlanta (Marietta Mural & Decorative Design) – Architectural Design
I am a wall designer, faux, decorative, and mural painter in the Atlanta area. I love to transform walls, furniture, counter tops, cabinets and any other surface into spaces that reflect your style
#1 TOP FINANCIAL PLANNER
Charles Perkins (Charles G. Perkins, CPA) – Financial Planner
CPA specializing in helping small business’s succeed. There are many ways to improve cash flow and manage taxes. I have both practical experience and actively remain current on new regulations.
#1 TOP INSURANCE BROKER / AGENT
Cedric (Ced) Reynolds – (909) 597-3502 (CedReynolds.com) – Insurance Broker or Agent
Offering a proprietary funding vehicle for Realtors, insurance agents and financial services pros. Call 909-597-3502 or visit www.lifewithapayplan.com. Give yourself an edge in this economy.
The only way to become the “#1 TOP BLOGGING MEMBER” in any of these categories on ActiveRain is to BLOG, plain and simple. These folks have committed many hours of their time, their knowledge, and shared their experiences here with us. They should be commended for all their efforts. Who will be at the top of their field at the end of 2010? 365 days from now, you’ll know.
Although I would have loved to have gathered all these folks together for one of the greatest ActiveRain Luncheon Gatherings ever, they’ll have to settle for their “much deserved” year end bonus points for rising to the top of their fields in 2009. Their work, contributions, and “value added” content is so appreciated by the Real Estate Industry, our members, the AR staff, and above all, our guests and visitors.
I’m looking forward to seeing what these folks above and “YOU” have planned for 2010.
Congratulations!! THANK YOU, and keep up the great work you’re doing here!