Thank you Active Rain and Craig Rutman!

Mortgage and Lending with Sierra Pacific Mortgage Raleigh SPMNMLS1877NevinNMLS69651

Thank you Active Rain and Craig Rutman!  I want to take a moment to say thank you to all of the great people I have met on Active Rain. 

It all started when my friend Craig Rutman introduced me to what I now refer to as the "Facebook of real estate".  Didn't know much about this blogging stuff but I soon learned and made it a permanent and important part of my business.

I just closed another successful transaction, on time with Craig Rutman this morning that initially originated from our dear friend Debe Maxwell. 

Last week I was able to meet Carla Freund for a cup of coffee and received a purchase referral from Carla Muss Jacobs.  A couple of weeks ago I had a nice conversation with Jeff Dowler and was able to assist my friend Jim Frimmer with some VA questions.  Andi Grant and I converse regularly and work on purchase transactions from time to time.

I think what I didn't consider about Active Rain was the friendships I would make.  I initially thought blogging was just putting my info on the internet but was I wrong!  I have had the pleasure of working with many here on Active Rain and have made close relationships with both agents and other loan officers. 

I have met many of you as I travel from my East Coast offices to my West Coast offices and meeting some of you for the first time is like looking up an old friend.  I am grateful for Active Rain and for all who participate.  There isn't a week that goes by where someone from the Rain doesn't touch my life.


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Joan Whitebook (Arnoldson)
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Nevin ~ Truly the magic of Active Rain.  The relationships are priceless.  Hoe you get to So. NH... it would be nice to meet you in person.


Aug 06, 2012 10:59 AM #1
Nevin Williams
Sierra Pacific Mortgage Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Mortgage Pro

Joan - Thanks.  I too would love to meet you in person and I just might have to do that!

Aug 06, 2012 12:39 PM #2
Debe Maxwell | Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hi Nevin!

Thanks for the mention!  I am planning to write a post about how wonderful you were to these clients--they have RAVED about you.  What's cool about it?  They plan to golf with you--you were so awesome that they consider you a friend.  I just love that!  Thanks again for taking such good care of these dear clients.

Aug 06, 2012 02:24 PM #3
Richard and Beth Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940 - Massapequa, NY

I have yet to do any business that I can attribute to Active Rain but I just love it and I know the business will come... Have a happy evening Nevin...

Aug 06, 2012 02:57 PM #4
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

You still have at least one more lad to meet, my friend.

And kudos to you for a job well done!

Aug 06, 2012 03:48 PM #5
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

There are many referrals alone in your own area when reaching out to people who blog constantly on ActiveRain. Real estate is a team sport.

Aug 06, 2012 04:13 PM #6
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

And thank you my friend. I couldn't have done this without you. Well, actually, I could have. But it wouldn't have been nearly as smooth a transaction as it was, nor would it have been as fun. Another ActiveRain success story! Gotta love the Rain!

Oh, and for those of you reading this, please take a moment out to wish Nevin a happy birthday! Today the Mortgage Guru celebrates yet another year on our great planet!

Aug 06, 2012 05:26 PM #7
Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Evanston & Northshore of Chicago real estate

Oh, man! Rutman had enough trouble fitting his gargantuan melon through the doorway before... but now!?  yikes.

Aug 06, 2012 05:34 PM #8
Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker (503) 810-7192 | Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time - Portland, OR
Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results

And did anyone mention "Happy Birthday" Nevin!!  You're a wonderful "go to" resource.  I'm so glad that I have had the pleasure of putting some transaction together with you.  Not all of them turn out, but the ones that do, my clients are very happy.

Aug 06, 2012 06:20 PM #9
Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro

Congratulations, Nevin on some pretty successful networking.  Sounds like you've made some great relationships along the way.  Happy birthday, by the way.  Thanks, Carla.

Aug 06, 2012 06:44 PM #10
Erica Ramus
Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA - Pottsville, PA
MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate

I have met many rainers in person now and it feels like you have known them FOREVER when you finally meet in person!

Aug 06, 2012 06:49 PM #11
Tammie White
(615) 495-0752 or - Franklin, TN
Franklin Homes Realty, Franklin TN

It sounds like you have been making a real impression on your AR buddies. This is a special place.

Aug 06, 2012 07:59 PM #12
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Nevin - Getting to know people is such a great plus to being here in the Rain!

Aug 06, 2012 11:17 PM #13
Amy Hahn
Pine Knoll Shores Realty - Morehead City, NC
Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC

Good morning Nevin!  I am pleased to be among the AR Folks that you have met in "real life".  It has been wonderful getting to know you & your family, and the Hahns look forward to our next visit (hopefully not a hurricane evacuation)!  Arrrrrgh..... Hoping you make it for the Pirate Invasion!

Aug 07, 2012 03:02 AM #14
Debbie Gartner
Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring

Nevin - That is so great to hear. Active Rain is such a special place and I know the feeling you have.  We just had a really fun meet up last week in NYC and it's clear what a super special community we have.

Aug 07, 2012 04:28 AM #15
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

You reap what you sew is at work here....a hearty hello to all

Aug 07, 2012 07:05 AM #16
Nevin Williams
Sierra Pacific Mortgage Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Mortgage Pro

Debe - Welcome.  Great people and I thank you for the referral to Craig and I!  Looking forward to closing more soon : )

Richard and Beth - It will come if you get involved.  Blogging alone won't do it.  BEcome part of the community and call or meet others.

Jason - Yeah I know.  We'll grab a beer soon I promise!

Harry -  True.  There are a lot outside of our area as well.  Lending is not a local business.  Being accessible and providing fast, efficient service is what counts.

Craig - Thanks buddy.  Twp closings this month we have worked on and both closed on time with happy customers.  You were instrumental in this which will be the topic of my next blog post that isn't rate market specific.

Alan - Ha ha!

Carla - Thanks Carla.  I know that I can't be all things to all people but as you said the ones that we have worked on together have always had happy endings!  Thank you for your trust and friendship

Mike - Thanks Mike.  Yes I have made a lot of relationships along the way.  I could easily add another 50 names to this post!

Erica - it does!  How cool is that?  A large family

Tammie - I am grateful for the kudos and the friendships I have made here in the rain.

Christine - Agreed.  I met you a few years ago at AR camp.  We will have to meet up again soon

Amy - Hey Amy, we plan on being there this weekend for the pirate invasion.  My daughter Chelsea is really excited!

Debbie - It is a lot of fun.  Especially when you meet folks you have been interacting with for years who live far away and then suddenly you meet them in person.  Really cool!

Richie - You hit the nail on the reap what you sow, or as someone once said....I am planting an orchard.

Aug 07, 2012 08:46 AM #17
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Nevin- belated Happy Birthday!  This is what ActiveRain is all about.  Yes, it's blogging, SEO, Google Juice, whatever, but the relationships you build here are priceless. 

Aug 07, 2012 09:50 AM #18
Bryan Robertson
Catarra Real Estate, Inc - Los Altos, CA
Broker, Author, Speaker

This is the second one of these "thank you" posts today and directed at a lot of great AR members.  Glad you're finding success with fellow "Rainers".

Aug 07, 2012 03:55 PM #19
Nevin Williams
Sierra Pacific Mortgage Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Mortgage Pro

Kathy - Thank you for the b-day wishes  : )  Agreed

Bryan - Thanks!  AR has become a big part of my business

Aug 09, 2012 05:52 PM #20
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