I love my job! Do you?

Mortgage and Lending with Southern Trust Mortgage NMLS# 139186

I guess I have to love what I do to be sitting at my desk this Saturday at noon when I could easily be at lunch with my wife or out with my Daughter who leaves to head back to college tomorrow. Don’t get me wrong I have a date with my wife this evening, yes I still call it a date after 23 years of marriage, and I have a date with my daughter later this afternoon to see “Gods of Egypt” that’s a movie in the theaters currently, (I have no interest in seeing this movie) but my daughter said she needs to see it for a class she is taking.

Side note…Just got a call from realtor who said I knew you would be in today…Can you get me a lender letter for my client. I love my job!

So I do get my family time and I don’t feel like my work infringes on my personal life. My 15 year old son works for a florist across the street from my office so we have a Saturday morning ritual getting an egg sandwich before I drop him off and go to work myself.

Another call…another of my favorite realtor’s between showings and wants to review her 4 clients I have qualified in the last 2 weeks. I am more than happy to review … I’m back… So her client just showed up. I love my job!

I feel like rates are what rates are, I rarely lose a client to rate…but I earn clients with service.  My clients are really realtors and their buyer are their clients, I am honored that they trust me with their clients, and I do my best to treat everyone the same way I would want someone to treat my mom. Why is it always relate back to mommy, I guess that could be a whole other post…lol.  I digress.

I met with a client this morning to take a loan application and discuss some grant programs that are available. I do my best to meet with clients and take application before they find a home. I can have the income and credit underwritten before they have a contract it really help alleviate their anxiety and the mad rush later in the process.  This is probably my favorite part of the entire process next to going to settlement. I try to get to as many settlements as I can. I love the happy smiling clients and realtors…

New email, from a buyer who doesn’t think he needs a realtor, which is definitely another post, Silly people, needs a letter to put an offer in today! I love my job!

I think I am going to prepare this application so I can turn it in to my process first thing Monday morning and call it a day. I hope everyone is having similarly productive day as I am. I love my job!


Thanks for reading my ramblings,



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Scott Eisgrau
Southern Trust Mortgage
Vice President
NMLS# 139186
443.738.9138 Direct | 410.977-1201 Cell | 888.562.6510 Toll Free

Southern Trust Mortgage, LLC, is proud to be an Equal Housing Lender – NMLS 2921




Comments (5)

Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

It's a very good thing to enjoy what you do for a living.  And you certainly sound like a very dedicated lender.  Too many don't answer their phone during the weekend.

Mar 05, 2016 02:12 AM
Scott Eisgrau
Southern Trust Mortgage - Owings Mills, MD

Chris Ann- it makes no sense to me. If you work weekends don't I need to as well?? It's not rocket science...lol. I'm here to serve. Btw... I lend in Va.

Mar 05, 2016 02:47 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Scott, sounds like you have a wonderful balance between work and your personal life.    I too love what I do, and cannot call it a "job".   

Mar 05, 2016 03:38 AM
Scott Eisgrau

Thanks Joan...I agree but it sounded better than I love what I do or I love my career...so I went with it.

Mar 07, 2016 12:46 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

A great post, Scott Eisgrau.  I like your homey and yet, informative and intellectual style.  I go away having greater insight. Thank you, Scott. 

Mar 13, 2016 08:36 AM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Yes I do Scott Eisgrau . I do what I love and love what I do. Good to hear that you do too.

Mar 17, 2016 08:53 AM