Where Have You Been All This Time?

Reblogger John DL Arendsen

Every so often you read something that really tugs at your heart strings and makes you appreciate what you have when you have it and not take anything for granted. This post by Belinda was such a special and heart felt message I just had to keep it paying forward. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 


Good luck Belinda Spillman I know you'll be successful no matter what you do.

Original content by Belinda Spillman CRE# 40005863

Some of you might have noticed that I haven’t been around much in the Rain this year. 

Sometimes life fills your plate up so much – you have to pass on dessert. 


One of the challenges of being self-employed is the ridiculous cost of health insurance.  Insurance for my husband and I was going to be $2,200 per month beginning 2018 with a $10,000 deductible.  

Since I had absolutely no plans to pay these highway robbers that much money, I decided to take on a job with benefits.  It has been an adjustment.  An alarm clock?  What the heck is that?  Driving across town in rush hour?  How does that work?

Yes I still work as a Realtor and am still Managing Broker/Owner of Aspen Lane Real Estate, but I am lucky enough to work with a great guy who is willing to cover everything for us, Dan Spencer. 

Last year was a slow year for me in real estate.  I thought taking on this new job wouldn’t be a problem and maybe I would have a few real estate deals from friends and family who would tolerate my schedule.  I have been at my new job for 9 months now, and these 9 months have been the busiest real estate months I have had in years.  Figures!

By day, I am working with a mortgage company for a local bank and I love it.  They treat me like family and tolerate my occasionally whining about the amount of time it takes me to travel 13 miles in rush hour traffic.  Health, dental and vision insurance for Craig and I is only $650 per month. 

It has taken a while to clear the cobwebs in my brain and get back into the mortgage world.  It has been a bit since I worked in lending.  I am not originating, but rather managing the office and processing loans.  Every day is a new learning experience as I am faced with the never-ending changes in the mortgage world and the constant Fannie/Freddie guideline updates.  I now have a new level of respect for the mortgage folks I have worked with in the past. 

I will continue to check in when time permits and make sure you are all doing fine.  In the meantime, Blog On!


Here is a picture of the courtyard my office overlooks and the new friends I have made.


Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate
Managing Broker/Owner

(303) 884-2026





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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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Thanks for the reblog - I missed the original!

Sep 28, 2018 04:27 AM #1
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
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Awww.  That was so nice of you to re-post and share the kind words.  Thanks Buddy!

Sep 28, 2018 08:21 AM #2
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I continue to be amazed that the U.S. continues to struggle with health care expense like we do.  I think we are the only country that isn't third world that doesn't have a good cohesive plan.

Sep 28, 2018 08:41 AM #3
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