The power of Active Rain and a good friend

Mortgage and Lending with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation Nevin NMLS #69651

Joe Feinhandler is a top producing loan officer in San Diego, newer to Active Rain and one of the nicest people I know.  I always enjoy working with him because he is knowledgeable.  He freely shares with me his methods of success and takes time to help others with their business.  Like I said, he is one of the nicest people I know.

You can’t go anywhere with Joe and not be greeted by someone who knows him.  Realtors, business owners and people at the store, the sincerity in their faces tell the story of a person who has made a good name with them. If you want to eat your lunch un interrupted then eat alone!

Joe recently joined our community but he is no stranger  to the public.  He has various blogs and has also appeared numerous times on San Diego 6, “San Diego Living”.  Joe is a marketing machine.  If I could break him away from his routine I might convince him to spend more time here on the Rain.

Why would I bring attention to a loan officer marketing the same area as I do?  Because once in a while we meet extraordinary people that we trust and hold in high regard.  I would rather align myself with like minded people than treat them as competition.  We have both been able to help each other in marketing by combining our different strengths. Working together we get three times more work done as opposed to working by ourselves. 

Had I not joined Active Rain I wouldn’t have the technical knowledge that I have today.  I have been able to share some of the methods with Joe that bring me success as he has shared his with me. Joe is one of many extraordinary people I have met in this community family.  This is the power of Active Rain and of a good friend.




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Chris "The Loan Ranger" McBrearty, NMLS 274079
People's Mortgage Company - Rancho Bernardo, CA
FHA, VA, USDA, Loan Officer and Educator

Awesome input and WELCOME to Joe. Welcome to the community!

Jan 25, 2011 10:01 AM #12
Doug Anderson
Tucker Associates Real Estate Services - Danville, CA
Bay Area Real Estate Views

Excellent post Nevin and a hearty welcome to Joe. Although many of us are competitors in the same marketplace the relationships as well as lessons we can learn from one another are truly valuable and make the real estate industry better IMO.

Jan 25, 2011 10:42 AM #13
Nevin Williams
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation - Cary, NC
Senior Mortgage Advisor

Robert- Agreed!  Thanks for stopping by!
Steve- Amazingly many in our line of business don't think this way and make it harder on themselves.  Thanks for stopping by!
Glenn-  That was nice of you to say Glenn.  Thanks!
Craig-  Thank you Craig!  I have met really quality people here in the Rain thanks to you!
Jason-  Me too!  Thanks for reading my post and commenting
Terri-  That's nice of you to say.  Yes, Joe is a great guy and a true professional.
Andi-   Thank you and thank you!  You are also on this list
Carla-  Thanks Carla.  You and I make a great team!  I always enjoy working with you : )
Joe-    Beer?  Scotch is what I'm talking about!
Margaret- I never thought of it that way.  Thanks!
Dawn-   Yes I have.  We work together to help people get their financing in order.  Thank you for commenting!
Chris-  Thanks
Doug-   Always good to see you in the Rain!  I agree that together we make it better for everyone.

Jan 25, 2011 11:27 AM #14
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

I’ve invited several people to ActiveRain but they haven’t chosen to sign up yet. I don’t invite many people, just those whom I respect a little more than the average.

Jan 25, 2011 12:48 PM #15
Damon Gettier
Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert - Roanoke, VA
Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE

It is great to work with people you truly respect.

Jan 25, 2011 12:53 PM #16
Melissa Brown
Helen Adams Realty - Charlotte, NC
Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale

Nevin, what an awesome tribute to your friend.  I'm sure he feels the same way about you.  I loved seeing this uplifting post!  Cheers!

Jan 25, 2011 01:28 PM #17
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

Imitation is the highest form of flattery. I frequently look at what the competition is doing, and then try to do one better. Maybe I'll see you on the national news; he's only on the local programs.

Jan 25, 2011 01:33 PM #18
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi Nevin~  There are a few agents here that I have the utmost respect for and brag about them any chance I get.  I am going over to Joe's blog so I can check him out!  If he's friends with you, he has to be great!

Jan 25, 2011 01:55 PM #19
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Hi Nevin, WOW!  You are a special person and I will watch for more great posts from you.  He has a great friend in you!  I know you will have a great year with this type of attitude. 

Jan 25, 2011 02:21 PM #20
Carla Morin
Brookfield - Peoria, AZ

Great post Nevin and great attitude. I think caring, knowledgeable people in our business make our entire industry look good.  Good for you for recognizing and embrassing that!

Jan 25, 2011 02:58 PM #21
Ryan Case
SCA Real Estate - Anaheim, CA

Activerain has afforded me the luxury of meeting many new friends in my area!

Jan 25, 2011 04:59 PM #22
Brandon & Grace Yee
Chase International - South Lake Tahoe, CA
Lake Tahoe Real Estate

Hi Navin,

Nice post.  That was a great story to share.

Cheers from Lake Tahoe,

~Grace Yee

Jan 25, 2011 06:02 PM #23
eRealty Houston Real Estate
Buy, or Sell Homes in Corpus Christi - Corpus Christi, TX
Great post.
Jan 25, 2011 07:22 PM #24
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Nevin, cool post! Yes, I think we all have learned a thing or two from the folks willing to share their knowledge. Congrats on the feature...

Jan 25, 2011 08:17 PM #25
Michael Cantwell
Envoy Mortgage - NMLSR ID #644428 - Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Great post Nevin.  Plenty of business for everyone out there and teaming up with other top performers always make sense.  Give and you will get.



Jan 26, 2011 12:43 AM #26
Paul McFadden
Paratex - Seattle, WA
Pest Control, Seattle, WA.
Nevin: Good for you. Perhaps you can teach Joe a thing or two about Active Rain. It never hurts to have a fellow mortgage professional to learn from. We need to stick together. There is strength in numbers! Take care.
Jan 26, 2011 12:52 AM #27
Tim Riddle
Tim Riddle Broker Associate,Marsha Hardin Real Estate - Azle, TX
SFR,TAHS, Azle ,Fort Worth Real Estate


That was a great post and shows that your a true gentleman. Having people like you in business helps us all and the business that much more.




Jan 26, 2011 03:08 AM #28
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

Nevin, you are always highlighting others!  And this great post on Joe does show your true colors.  You are a great friend and encourager to so many of us here in the Rain Family!!

Jan 26, 2011 04:30 AM #29
Gerard Ladalardo
Black Ops Outfitters - Aliso Viejo, CA

I have a friend like this also- Mark Goldman. He's been a lender for 25+ years and when he speaks, I listen carefully. I nicknamed him Obiwan because he always has the answer! He's also on local San Diego news channels alot asking his expertise.

Jan 26, 2011 05:16 AM #30
Nevin Williams
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation - Cary, NC
Senior Mortgage Advisor

Jim-  Luckily the few I have invited have started blogging for their own benefit

Damon- Agreed

Melissa-  Thanks!  It was nice meeting you at Raincamp in Charlotte a while back

Melissa-  I don't know about that.  Me and video cameras just don't mix! LOL

Vicki-  That is so nice of you to say.  Thank you!  He is a great guy no doubt.

Barbara-  Thank you.  Much appreciated.  Best wishes for a great 2011

Carla- Thank you and thanks for stopping by to say hi!

SCA Real Estate-  Excellent!  Me too but nationally for me

Grace- I love Tahoe!  I miss skiing Kirkwood, my favorite place : )

Ehomes- thanks

Michael - Thanks buddy!

Mike-  Agreed

Paul- Thanks Paul.  I haven't had much luck breaking his routine.  One day....

Tim- Thank you sir!

Lee and Pamela- Thank you!  So are you : )

Gerard- Tell him to join us on the Rain and share his knowledge with others!

Jan 26, 2011 04:14 PM #31
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