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Do you think for one moment in time that perhaps you look around and the things you see are about to change? Being on the Mortgage side of things has its ups and downs, like life, and we are in for a not so modest surprise.
I've seen the hype, I've read the blogs that layed out the reality, I've read the stuff that reports with no spin. I live it, 5 days a week...at least. Are we in for a change? Darn right, it's happening before our eyes. It's happening daily.
This post will be no different than what you've probably already read. I'm not going to identify a Crystal Ball or Magic Wand to make it easier, in fact, the very fact it is harder now isn't a bad thing at all. At least to me...
Around 11:30 A.M. today, I gotta phone call. No big ordeal, but my processor and friend Brenda paged me, "Jason, you gotta a call on line 2." Sitting at my desk, I kind of looked at the blinking red light and wondered why she just didn't transfer this person over. Quirky, OK, I picked up line 2.
It may not seem like a big deal to you folks, but when I heard that, I cringed. You see, to me, that guy is to Mortgage Lending as Babe Ruth is to baseball. I answered firmly, quickly, somewhat astutley, and off-the-cuff. I probably muffled my words, but I had to answer quickly...so I did.
"Hey Bill, how's it going?"
What followed was an amazing lesson in life for me. My mentor in this business is Scott Geary and Bill just happens to be yet another reason I respect the lending game. I was on the phone with him for at least 15 minutes, I tried to let him talk as much as I could. I just wanted to let him talk. I find it an honor to soak up every word and experience that man has to share. Bill has been in this game since '69 and just got Active again. He's licensed in all 50 states, so he is a competitor by nature with little old me. Grrrreat! I don't mind competing against the best though, I'd rather lose than to win competing against anybody else.
Scott Geary was the guy that helped bring me into this biz. He has 30 years of experience himself and his personality is similiar to mine, for better or worse. Legitly, we are friends, yet he has taught me so much. The thing he has taught me the most is....I have so much to learn.
So, getting back to the Brunch With Bill, it's simple. I learned very quickly from the tone I heard. I have heard the same tone from Scott. Folks, this isn't the implosition of the industry as much as it's back to the basics. At times, this industry seems easy. Those players come and go in the cycles that commonly occur. If you are still in right now, as a professional, take heed in the fact that the consumers need the true Professionals NOW...More Than Ever. Give me all the statistics you can garner, I'll give you a person who just wants a home and a life to call their own. This is a cleansing. It isn't that bad when what happens now makes things so very good again.
I want Brunch With Bill, I want Drinks With Scott, I hope I can learn as much as I can about how this industry should of been run all along from them both.
I am very lucky that Bill called me.
I am very lucky that Scott trusted my potential.
I am what I am.
They are 2 more reasons I am proud to be in this business.
They are 2 more reasons what is happening will work itself out.
You want a Crystal Ball or a Magic Wand, so do I...yet it doesn't exist.
Rest Tight, Good-Night....
All will be different and sometimes better....tomorrow morning.
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