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2020 Will Be A Year Of Change, And New Challenges For Me

Mortgage and Lending with George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages NMLS #65149

Endre Barath, Jr. is hosting an ActiveRain contest this month titled "What changes did you make last year or the year before that worked?"  Endre's contest is very timely in my case, because I made a major career change in the middle of last year.  This change has had a significant impact on my business, and proven to be the right change for me. However, this also means 2020 Will Be A Year Of Change, And New Challenges For Me.

In May of last year I decides to accept a Branch Manager position with Allied Mortgage Group, in their Middletown, CT branch.  This is a new branch for Allied Mortgage Group, so I have had not only the challenges of being a Branch Manager for the first time in my career, but also the challenges of everything that comes with opening a new branch.

This change is a change I welcomed at this point in my career, and one which has been successful to date.  Not only have we been able to bring on excellent support staff, but also grow the number of Loan Originators for Allied Mortgage Group.

This change has also created new business opportunities for me in states I have not been able to originate loans in the past.  In the past I was limited to only originating mortgages in Connecticut, but now my branch is licensed to originate loans in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Florida.  It is exciting I now am able to reach out beyond the borders of Connecticut, and form new partnerships with Realtors in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Florida.

To the Realtors and Agents who are reading this blog, and are located in the states I am now licensed in, I would love the opportunity to assist you and your Buyers in 2020.  If this seems like a shameless plug to use this contest to solicit your business, I plead guilty.



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I reside in Middlesex County which includes Middletown, Middlefield, Durham, Cromwell, Portland, Haddam. E. Haddam, Higganum, Chester, Essex, Deep River.



Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

How wonderful, George. I'm sure many people will be thrilled to see you have opened up territory where you can service loans. Congratulations. D 

Jan 29, 2020 08:16 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I think one of the more exciting things about career moves is the opportunity they often provide to expand horizons in ways we may not have predicted.  Congratulations, George!

Jan 29, 2020 11:22 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George my friend, I appreciate you participating and what a great challenge and change indeed. wishing you a superb 2020 as the Branch Manager, Endre

Jan 29, 2020 09:47 PM
Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp
SLS Home Inspections-Kankakee Will Iroquois Grundy Counties - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

George, sounds like you made the right move, as nerve wracking as it may have been, anything done with careful planning usually comes out ahead in the end.

Jan 30, 2020 06:15 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi George this is awesome news! Congratulations! You are going to be one busy guy, for sure.

Jan 30, 2020 02:22 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - I am delighted to hear the good news! Now you have the opportunity to help so many more people who are in need of your mortgage services. You're a very busy bee! I hope life is sweet and good for you!

Jan 31, 2020 02:44 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Thank you everyone for all your kind words and wishes, I really appreciate that.

Jan 31, 2020 03:43 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - I wish you positive changes everyday!!!

Happy first day of February!

Feb 01, 2020 10:21 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

That's a good change for the new year.... how about loans for people in Hawaii?

Feb 02, 2020 07:24 PM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Not a shameless plug if all you say is true, George Souto ... so Congratulations to you on this big move and step in your career.  I know those that you serve ... both your expanded area of clients and professionals alike ... are lucky to have you and your expertise at their disposal.  I, for one, will be keeping you in mind for referrals in an "expanded" way!


Feb 03, 2020 01:24 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good evening George Souto - this sounds like an exciting new change for you.  I am sure we will be hearing more.

Feb 03, 2020 02:47 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh my gosh, this is so exciting, George! I'm so happy for you and like Michael Jacobs mentioned, this was very tastefully done and not a shameless plug at all! 


Feb 04, 2020 09:19 PM
Alex Rubin
Douglas Elliman - Long Beach, NY
Who You Work With Matters

Congratulations, George. Wishing you continued success in 2020.

Feb 10, 2020 07:22 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Congratulations George!  Allied could not have chosen a better person for their new branch manager in their new office.  I have been AWOL a lot here so I had missed that change for you but am "tickled pink" for you!  It could not have happened to a nicer guy!  Only wish you were licensed in Oklahoma... now we're talking!!!!

Feb 10, 2020 04:30 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That's very exciting, George, congratulations on the career move. I had no idea. Bet you have been busy!


Feb 10, 2020 09:29 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for telling us about your new position.

Have an outstanding year!

Feb 11, 2020 08:47 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow George,  Good news to hear and sounds exciting for 2020.  Make it a  great day!


Feb 13, 2020 02:12 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Never be ashamed of a plougging and promoting your business with calls to action. Glad you can now offer so many other realtors in these additional states the great service you have offered to others so far.

Feb 22, 2020 03:34 AM
Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living - Bethesda, MD
REALTOR * Broker * Coach

I hope your new position is turning out to be a great decision for you.

Mar 03, 2020 04:02 AM
Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Des Peres, MO

George Souto ,

Congrats on the new position!  I hope it is working out well for you!


Apr 16, 2020 08:59 AM