Gratitude For The Encouragement & Support I Have Received In My Career

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

Debe Maxwell, CRS is hosting the ActiveRain Challenge the month titled "November 2022 Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge".  This will be an easy challenge for me, because I have MUCH to have gratitude for.  For this challenge we get to write one blog per week for this month.  My first blog was about my beautiful granddaughter, for this second blog it will be focused on the gratitude I have for those who have helped me succeed as a Loan Originator.

  • First and foremost the number one factor in the success of my business, has been my faith and reliance on God to see me through whatever comes my way.  From the very first day in my sales career, God has been a part of it.  My faith that God will guide through life and business, has given me an incredible peace of mind to know no matter what, God will see me through whatever I face.  I truly believe that, and it has been shown to me over, and over.
  • The unwavering support of my wife.  She is an incredible woman, who has put up with the crazy amount of time I put into my business especially early on.  In the 48 years I have been in sales, there has never been a time I have not answered my phone and responded to my clients.  That means late in the evening, weekends, holiday, and yes even vacations.  We have been through some lean times where she did without and never complained, and kept on supporting me no matter what.  To say I am thankful to have her as my wife does not come close to what I feel.
  • I am thankful for my referral partners, especially the Realtors who put their trust in me to take care of their Buyers, and secure the financing they need to purchase a home.  A number of these referral partners are a result of meeting them and making a business connection with them through ActiveRain.

I could keep on going, but I have 2 other blogs to cover them, so I will stop here with this one.   I have been truly blessed in my life, blessed beyond what I need and what I deserve.


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Comments (18)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good mooning George. You have selected an excellent team to help your progress through your career. Enjoy your day.

Nov 12, 2022 04:21 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What a wonderful gratitude post, George. We are all very blessed and blessed more than we often acknowledge.

Nov 12, 2022 04:38 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi George - mentors and so important in our live but have your wife, as I do too, to support and stand bu you in priceless.

Nov 12, 2022 05:05 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

What a wonderful post! Having people in our lives who support us is such a huge and wonderful help!

Nov 12, 2022 05:07 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello George - teamwork in all of its forms are important.  Showing gratitude emphasizes its significance.  

Nov 12, 2022 05:11 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Hey, thanks for the post, enjoyed it. Have a wonderful weekend, rest up and be ready for a busy week ahead. 


Nov 12, 2022 06:04 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You have such a grateful heart and that definitely makes you a person worth meeting, I hope that you and I will one day get to meet in person!

Nov 12, 2022 06:37 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

A lovely post full of gratitude. Certainly having support from a loving wife and family helps us, trusting in a higher power can remove a lot of stress, and having people who trust you and respect you by referring clients makes us feel confident.  But, you still have to perform which you obviously do and do well. So, I am grateful for you as well and what you share here with us in the Rain.

Nov 12, 2022 10:56 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

George with a supportive wife and that Big Fellow looking over your shoulder, you can not be anything but successful

Nov 12, 2022 01:11 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi George,

I could feel your gratitude throughout the words for what it took to be successful in your sales.  The fact that you realize the sacrifice that your wife has made over the years shows me that you understand and care for her and your family deeply.

Nov 12, 2022 01:33 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Your gratitude comes out strongly in this post, George.  To have those blessings in your life, makes you a fortunate man.

Nov 12, 2022 06:54 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

HI George- you are a good person. I can tell that by reading your posts. You have so much to be grateful for!!!

Nov 12, 2022 07:06 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George my friend loved this post and your belief system and ethics is why we are friends... as to your wife that paragraph could be Diane the only difference would be 27 years vs 48 years:)Endre

Nov 12, 2022 10:26 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Your gratitude for those who have aided your growth, learning and success is well noted. We all need to understand and be thankful for what makes us who we are.

Nov 13, 2022 10:35 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

George Souto what a beautiful post ! I especially love the gratitude that you have given to your wife. This is why I admire you so much. You are one heck of a fellow 

Nov 17, 2022 05:46 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George:

What a wonderful gratitude post, and such loving words and a beautiful tribute to your wife. This says so much about the kind of person that you are.




Nov 19, 2022 04:37 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

And we are blessed to know you! Lynn

Nov 22, 2022 02:18 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, I can see your gratitude shining through every word of this post, George! I love that you appreciate your wife - those who do are typically wildly successful as you are. That gratitude makes all of the difference in your world!

Nov 29, 2022 09:45 PM