Another Active Rain success story with Debe Maxwell

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Mortgage and Lending with Sierra Pacific Mortgage Raleigh
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debe maxwellDebe Maxwell referred Scott and Aisha to me about two years ago.  At that time they did not meet the requirements to get a home loan.  We worked together to put them in a position to become eligible and we just closed on their new home! 

This isn't the first. Debe and I have worked on multiple transactions, all successful and all closed on time.  A lot of this can be attributed to Debe. Debe sets the expectation with her clients before she refers them.  She follows up with them consistently.

The agent plays a big role in making sure the financing is in place on time.  We have multiple conversations together and with our clients throughout the process. We make sure everything is moving along smoothly and that our customers are happy with the experience.  Debe's interaction and guidance to her clients helps ensure we meet our commitments and makes my job much easier.

 

My own experiences with Active Rain

The quality of the agents and loan officers I have worked with on Active Rain compared to those who are not on Active Rain are measurable. 

The key differences:

 

  • Knowledge.  AR provides the most up to date real estate and mortgage information, period.  Those who engage AR are well versed in industry changes usually ahead of their peers.  The loan officer understanding the real estate agents perspectives and vice versa allows for better communication and application.

 

  • Commitment.  Making the time despite how busy one is to remain active by blogging and commenting on other blogs is a testament to their commitment to their business and professional relationships. 

 

  • Community.  Active Rain is a community where relationships are built.  This is the icing on the cake.  We prefer to work with people we like and engage with on a regular basis.  I have often referred to Active Rain as the "Facebook of real estate".

 

  • Accountability.  Active Rain members have a lot of power.  The power of blogging and the community.  A poor or great performance review from another member can significantly impact ones business. 

 

Thank you for the another referral Debe and thank you Active Rain for...well...creating Active Rain!

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Edward & Celia Maddox
Solutions Real Estate - Queen Creek, AZ
We Take The High Road

An agent can definitely get a lot of referrals from Active Rain and blogging.

Oct 16, 2012 08:49 AM #1
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Gene Mundt
www.genemundt.com - Joliet, IL
Mortgage Lender - Chicago/Chicagoland Mortgages

Nevin:  I've SUGGESTED this post for so many reasons!  Congrats to you .. and Debe ... for working with this young couple and turning them into successful home buyers.  Not an easy fete ... esp. when it took 2 years.  But perhaps even more, I suggested this post as a perfect example as to WHY AR works  ... and works so well for those that participate.  And WHY a professional should become a member.  Nothing speaks louder than experience and success!

Congrats again!

Gene

Oct 16, 2012 08:51 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Congratulations on making AR work so consistently for you. this should be encouraging to lots of members.

Oct 16, 2012 08:51 AM #3
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Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

Suggested as well, my friend.  I would of referred you biz just from knowing you and how you do biz when we first met on this forum.  After seeing how you do things up close, that only strengthens my confidence in you.  Looking forward to meeting up here very soon!

Oct 16, 2012 09:23 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Monroe
Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte

This was a tough transaction down to the moment of recording, and I am SO impressed with both you and Debe for seeing these terrific clients through it all and into their beautiful new home. One of the things that impresses me the most is that both you and Debe walk your talk!

Suggested as well. Why? Because newbies need to see precisely why we value this forum, and our relationships so much. It truly pays off!

Oct 16, 2012 10:27 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Nevin Williams
Sierra Pacific Mortgage Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Mortgage Pro

Edward - Yes  we all can!

Gene - Been a while!  How have you been? Thanks for the suggestion.  Stopping by your blog in a moment

Malcom - Thanks

Jason - Thanks for the kind words.  I too look forward to referring insurance business your way.  See you soon

Jennifer - It was a doozy wasn't it?  LOL  I am too stupid to know when to quit.  I just keep going, and going, and going.....  Hoping to meet up next Saturday with you guys in Charlotte for a few well deserved cocktails.

Oct 16, 2012 10:58 AM #6
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Debe Maxwell
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I'm renaming you THE Energizer Bunny, Nevin--now we just need to find you some pink, floopy ears!  

Your tenacity is JUST what I look for in a good lender; someone who doesn't give up; someone who KNOWS and fully understands all of the complexities of the process and doesn't just think, "I'll get to it when I get to it!"  That mentality drives me NUTS and knowing that I never even had to phone you to follow-up ONCE is what keeps me sending business your way!  I love the way you operate, your attitude and most of all, the respect with which you treat my clients.  

Thank YOU for a job well-done, Nevin!  You are a rock star in my book!

Oct 16, 2012 12:49 PM #7
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Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

Actually, I have a pair of some pink, floopy ears.  I just need to get them back from Ray ;)

Oct 16, 2012 12:59 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Susan Mangigian
RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches

Nice going all the way around.  It's great to have a lender partner you can really count on.

Oct 16, 2012 01:01 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nevin, how exciting about a Long Awaited Success Story!

Oct 16, 2012 01:26 PM #10
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Debe Maxwell
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

LOL, Jason!!  It may be tough to look better than Ray in those pink ears!!

Oct 16, 2012 01:30 PM #11
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Betsy Schuman Dodek
Washington Fine Properties - Washington DC Area Real Estate - Potomac, MD
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This is a wonderful story and I am not suprised one bit that Debe had something to do with it. Nevin, you do home loans in NC from San Diego?

Betsy

Oct 16, 2012 02:52 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Nevin Williams
Sierra Pacific Mortgage Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Mortgage Pro

Debe - Ha ha ha  a bald bunny with a moustache.  Now I have seen it all!  A rock star...aw shucks (blushing)  I am grateful for the business.  Thank you for the kudos

Jason - I was wondering where those went....

Susan - Thanks!  Working with other AR folks is so much fun

Endre - Thanks!

Debe - No comment

Betsy - Actually I moved to North Carolina in 2006.  I still do a lot of business in CA and often work from our La Mesa office in San Diego.  I also do loans in OR and WA.  Most of the business out West is from my book of business before I relocated to Raleigh.  I fly into CA frequently and also fly into WA and OR a couple times a year to continue to build that business.  My Linkedin profile is Nevin "travels a lot" Williams.  Matter of fact I was in California last week, Sacramento then flew to San Diego.  I'll be heading to Seattle and Portland soon.  Some wonder why I represent Carlsbad.  Because I will move back there when my girls are grown.

Oct 16, 2012 03:05 PM #13
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Lanre Folayan
Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Washington, DC
How much is my Petworth DC House Worth?

Facebook of Real Estate. That is sooo true. I really like that Nevin. Congratulations to you and Debe. Love hearing great stories like this. Great post.

Oct 16, 2012 03:06 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Nevin Williams
Sierra Pacific Mortgage Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Mortgage Pro

Thanks Lanre!

Oct 16, 2012 03:08 PM #15
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Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA
- Pierce, King, Kitsap, Thurston, Mason Counties

Nevin -- great to have you share the multiple benefits of participating in ActiveRain.  Congratulations on working through the process to get these folks their home.

Oct 16, 2012 05:05 PM #16
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Debe Maxwell
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Nevin speechless?  Well, I do believe this is a first!!  :-)

Oct 16, 2012 07:28 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Andrew Ostrander
Ostrander Real Estate Group - Phoenix, AZ
Ostrander Real Estate Group

Congrats on the success story.  Getting a deal through the system and into closing is indeed a process.  You should both be prould of what clearly works together.

Oct 16, 2012 11:37 PM #18
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Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

A good team makes for a good transaction. A bad team - I don't even want to go there (because I have seen it happen).

Oct 20, 2012 06:48 AM #19
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Nevin Williams
Sierra Pacific Mortgage Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Mortgage Pro

Steven - It works when you work it!

Debe - LOL

Andrew - Thanks!

Melissa - Ugh!  You're not kidding!

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