West meets East....... a face to face with Jonathan Vetter, loan officer.

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Jonathan Vetter

Batter, batter, batter, swing batter..... For anyone that doesn't know Jonathan Vetter, he is a true baseball fan. Besides football, baseball is his favorite and he has played it for half of his life. I can't remember all of the baseball players that went to his High School or that lived in his area, but one of them was Greg Jefferies. There were a few more.

Anyhow, I actually had the pleasure of meeting Jon this past Sunday at PJ Whelihan's in Maple Shade, New Jersey. We met for a few beers and talked about all kinds of things for about 2 hours. He is in town for 2 weeks because his wife grew up in this area and they were in town for a wedding and his wife for a baby shower. Jon did have the pleasure of helping set up for the baby shower. He seemed so thrilled..... lol

(Jonathan on left & me on the right)

Jon & Jeff

Interesting fact : Jon met his wife when she was visiting out West. They hit it off and made plans to get together again. They got engaged in less than a year and have been married for 3 years. They have a 1 1/2 year old daughter named Ramie. Another interesting story, because it is taken from his wife's name Jaimie. (there is more to it, but I can't remember all of it)

Jonathan had been in real estate for about 5 years before getting into the lending business. He has been on the lending side of things for the last 3 years and just loves what he does. Gee, another one that loves what he does. Awesome....

We went on to talk about sports (football & baseball), Active Rain, golf, and just life in general. And I have to say, Jon was very easy to talk to, which I can see why he is very successful in what he does. I might even try to meet him and his wife in Philly before he leaves. That would be a fun send off.

Picture taken with my Treo 750. And Jon makes the 3rd person that I have met from Active Rain.

Members that I have met from Active Rain :

  1. My 1st Active Rain meeting with an AR member..... Rob who?????
  2. Lunch with Ravi Shah......
  3. West meets East....... a face to face with Jonathan Vetter, loan officer.

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Rainer
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Judi Morgan
RETIRED - San Antonio, TX
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Jeff, earliest would be sometime next year but don't worry, I'll let you and Rich know  before I go.  It would be fun to meet for Philly Cheesesteaks and a cold b_ _r or 2.  I lived up there once and I love Philly Cheesesteaks.
Jun 12, 2007 05:32 PM #8
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Randy Prothero
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Meeting up with fellow Active Rain members is part of what this forum is about.  I met a few members while in Las Vegas and am looking forward to meeting more.

Jun 12, 2007 08:45 PM #9
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Danny Smith
DISCOVER TEXAS HOMES - Round Rock, TX
Jeff I enjoyed reading this and even went an dread the other two meetings you had with Ravi and Rob.
Jun 12, 2007 08:49 PM #10
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Jason Sardi
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Cool stuff Jeff.  I haven't heard Greg Jefferies name for awhile.  I remember though hearing stories of him training by swinging a baseball bat in a pool.  I've only met a few members outside the confines of this forum, I hope that changes sooner rather than later.
Jun 12, 2007 09:51 PM #11
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Missy Caulk
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Jeff, you are a shinning example of an activerain member going the extra mile,to meet people here.
Jun 12, 2007 11:04 PM #12
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Jennifer Fivelsdal
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Jeff you are such a people person.  This quality is really helpful in your line of business, and I am sure your meeting with Jonathan was fun you both shared the the same passion.
Jun 12, 2007 11:55 PM #13
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Melissa....  so, you like baseball. How are the Mariner's doing?  My Phillies are bouncing back slowly. And the Redsox are going to be a tough team to beat.

So..  when are we going to meet then?  ;o)   I do have plans to go to the NAR in the fall, which will be in Vegas.  Thanks for all of those polite comments. 

Open home mortgage....  do you have a name?  In any case, thanks for stopping by and for the comments.

Thesa.....  I like reading about these also. Thanks.

Judi...... now it's next year?  What happened to this summer?  lol  In any case, what made your daughter come up this way?  And what area?  thanks

Randy......  I am sure it is. And sometimes you just have to put yourself out there to make it happen. Jonathan made a comment in one of my posts that he was going to be in the area. Then just making the effort to make it happen was the next step. Thanks for stopping by.

Danny...... thanks for taking the time in reading my other two meetings. Hopefully this won't be the end.

Jason..... yes, I hadn't heard his name in a while until Jon brought his name up. Again, I can't remember exactly, because of all that we talked about, but I think Greg was a little more involved in Jon's HS or something else. And he did name like 3 others. I am just a little foggy on that.

Missy.... well, thank you very much for those compliments.

Jennifer..... thanks and I guess being a people gets me in trouble sometimes... lol  Nah...  And yes, it is very helpful to be a people person in this line of business. We did have a great time. I guess it helps when the other person is just the same as yourself. Just as in my previous 2 meetings with Rob & Ravi. Thanks for the compliments.

Jun 13, 2007 12:46 AM #14
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Judi Morgan
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Jeff, my daughter is living up there this summer, once her boyfriend leaves for Iraq(in August) she'll come back home.  When he comes back from Iraq, (sometime early next year) she'll probably move back up there (they're talking about getting married) then I will go up there as often as I can.  :)
Jun 13, 2007 01:00 AM #15
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Desiree Daniels
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Jeff - You keep up the good work...   its all about networking..   You are definitely utilizing AR to the fullest.   Have a good day!   hmmmm  just double checking I got your name right 
Jun 13, 2007 01:05 AM #16
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Jeff:  Nice blog.  I'm glad the two of you had a good visit.  What a great picture by the way!!  Lucky you found a photographer, or are you two that photogenic?  lol  I'm looking forward to hearing about future meetings.                    Holly,      Perkasie, PA

Jun 13, 2007 04:54 AM #17
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Meg Burns
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Jeff,

That was really cool of you to "highlight" Jonathan...what goes around comes around and I think the good things you are doing for others says a lot about your character. Very cool!

Meg

Jun 13, 2007 07:14 AM #18
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1SG (Ret.) David Kucic
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Jeff-Greg Jeffries.....was it Philadelphia or Pittsburgh that he played for?  I might be wrong on both but those were the first two teams that came to mind.  He sounds like a good guy if he talks baseball and golf.  As long as he is a White Sox fan and he plays golf left handed, he is tops in my book!
Jun 13, 2007 11:58 AM #20
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Judi......  what service is her boyfriend in? I mention this in #3 in this post : What's this MEME phenomenon going on in the blogging world? Well, I have been tagged, or in this case, Memed !!!  

In regards to visiting up here more often when she moves up here, then I will just have to be your tour guy. What town is he from and where would they live? 

Desiree.....  thank you very much for those polite comments. And my name?  You can call me whatever you would want, just as long as the client is mortgage worthy.  ;o) 

Holly.... thanks for visiting again and for those kind words. In regards to finding a photographer..... it's not hard at all. Just asking anyone to take the picture is not hard at all... 

Meg.... nah, I am not posting this in hopes that he will write something about me. I enjoy this stuff... and sharing it.  In any case, thanks for those great compliments. 

Ravi...... yes, I still remember that name. How much do you think the card is worth?  Maybe you and I should do a part 2 meeting?  ;o)

David.... aka Top.... Greg Jefferies played in Philly for a little.  Funny about the White Sox and playing golf left-handed. Hey... I just thought about that. To live in Hawaii would be enjoyable, but I need my local sports, to be able to go to a game. At least you have some awesome golf courses over there with some great scenery. Thanks for stopping by.

Jun 13, 2007 05:41 PM #21
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Melissa Olson
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Jeff, I"m afraid no plans for Vegas at this point.  A little warm for me.  The Cubs made a come back tonight to win....not by much.  We'll see......

:)

Jun 13, 2007 07:45 PM #22
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Jonathan Vetter
Mercury Lending - San Francisco, CA

Jeff Jeff Jeff...So I haven't been on Active Rain in about 3 days, and just noticed that you had post this.  Thank you so much for the highlight!  I will get to my post one these days.  It is tough to balance vacation, actual work, and then fun work (AR). 

It was great meeting with you Jeff, thanks again for making the trip across town to meet me.  I had a blast, and learned a little too. 

For the record, Gregg Jefferies did play in Philly for a while, I believe when he was doing well.  Back in the day, his rookie card was about $1, I have no idea what they would be worth now. 

Again, Jeff, thanks for the visit, and to anyone that reads this, if you are in the San Francisco Bay, and need a tour guide or friend to meet with, I am always open to it! 

Jun 14, 2007 06:56 AM #23
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1SG (Ret.) David Kucic
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Jeff-Golf courses galore in Hawaii!  The city I live in, Ewa Beach, has 6 as of right now.  There is a brand new championship course designed by Ernie Els that should open in 2009 and will play to 7,500 yards from the tips.  Three of the courses are within 5 blocks of my house so I am in golf heaven here!  As far as the sports.....well you are right.  Nothing here except the Pro-Bowl every year which I think might be ending.  At least we have U of H sports to take the edge off.  Even a triple A baseball team would be nice here.  Aloha and hit em straight.

 

Jun 14, 2007 06:59 AM #24
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Melissa.....  a little warm for you?  In November or now?    Thanks for stopping by again.

Jonathan....  I wouldn't expect you to be on Active Rain much while on vacation.... well, not unless you were addicted like myself... ;o)  

In any case, yes, it was great meeting you. And this week has already flown by so quickly, so I am not sure if we will be able to meet up again. When do you leave again?

Thanks for stopping by and if I am out your way, we are definitely getting together.  

David.... I know you all have beautiful courses all over the islands. So....  3 courses 5 blocks from you?  Sounds like you are in retirement haven. And thinking about it, I am sure at least a triple A team would be nice. So, what's the so-called rumor with the Pro-Bowl?  I haven't heard that it might be ending. ..ending in Hawaii, right?  If so, I wonder where they would play. Probably somewhere in Cali. 

Jun 14, 2007 01:24 PM #25
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Brian Brady
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Maple Shade?  I'm homesick.  Ah the stories I could tell about Maple Shade saloons and a 19 year old future mortgage broker
Jun 14, 2007 01:36 PM #26
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Jonathan Vetter
Mercury Lending - San Francisco, CA
Brian, there are a lot of bars here.  It is crazy how many differences there are.  Good and bad.  They both are wonderful places!
Jun 15, 2007 05:00 AM #27
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Melissa Olson
HOPE Lending LLC - Bellevue, WA
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Jeff, it's too warm now for Vegas.  But I see you said fall.  What is the NAR?
Jun 15, 2007 11:22 AM #28
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