Many people have asked me over the years about what college I went to in becoming a mortgage broker or as a wholesale account executive. My answer is always the same. I learned on the job as a processor and I made $12,536 in my first year on my W-2 before taxes. I found it very tough living on such a small wage, but I wouldn't trade that year for anything because that was were I learned the business. I actually fell in love with it. I have always been good with numbers, solving problems, and loved talking with people. That year I realized that the mortgage industry was right for me and I was determined that my 2nd year was going to be better than the first - and it was.
I find these stories to be interesting as it gives us a chance to reflect on why we choose to continue in the real estate and mortgage industry during these tough times. I remember this story and it makes me realize that I really couldnt imagine doing anything else.
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