Thank You for Closed Business, Active Rain! (and David and Shannon)

Mortgage and Lending with First Heritage Mortgage NMLS #: 938761

I am super excited to announce that I have closed business thank you to the Active Rain community and two super star Realtors who went above and beyond to help me get started on Active Rain.

It all began when I met Realtor Shannon Milligan of the RVA Home Team with Jefferson Properties on Twitter.  We were immediate cyber-friends, and I was lucky enough to connect with her soon afterwards at a local networking event.  During a coffee meeting she talked to me about her real estate blogging and Active Rain, and I decided to give it a try. 

She offered to let me write a guest post for her in January of 2013.  It was called "How to Prepare for Buying a Home in Richmond, VA."  Northern Virginia Realtor David Burrows happened to comment on that post...

I decided to reach out to David, and I'm glad that I did.  He has been a great Realtor to work with, and we just had a closing last week.  It is never an issue to work with one of his real estate buyers even though I'm in Richmond and they are in Northern Virginia.  To be honest, I usually don't meet borrowers until the closing table as most transactions are taken care of over the phone and email these days.  I always encourage clients to come into the office to sign disclosures or for a mortgage consultation, but, with the pace of life these days, most people prefer the phone and internet.

I am so glad to be a part of the Active Rain community and I hope I form many more relationships like this one in the future!


Comments (8)

Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Whitney,  Congratulations on your Active Rain related closing! May you have many more this year!

May 14, 2014 11:24 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Whitney, congratulations!  For some reason, the business that comes from ActiveRain just seems to be more fun.

May 14, 2014 11:48 AM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Congratulations on such a fine working relationship Whitney. See how fun this can be??  :)

May 14, 2014 02:44 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Whitney - congratulations on the closing.  The power of AR is in evidence once again.  

May 14, 2014 05:50 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It's about the relationships and they are strong on AR, both personal and business.

May 14, 2014 07:24 PM
David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate

Whitney, you did an awesome job for my client and I'm grateful. I noted on your Facebook Business Page, the system only allowed me to give you 5 stars and that is what I did without any hesitation whatsoever. Personally, I would have loved to have given you 10 stars. I'm glad we've met on Active Rain.

May 14, 2014 09:56 PM
Whitney Watson
First Heritage Mortgage - Henrico, VA

Sharon-Thank you! I hope so :)

Patricia-You're right, there is something so rewarding around referrals through AR! 

Tom-Thank you! AR is really fun!

May 14, 2014 11:18 PM
Whitney Watson
First Heritage Mortgage - Henrico, VA

Michael-It is great to see the networking relationships working through AR. 

Debbie-I can see that there are very strong relationships built here. It didn't take long to see it either!

David-It was a pleasure working with you! I did see your post on my Facebook page and I can't tell you how much I appreciate your kind words! 

May 14, 2014 11:25 PM

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