Turning the Bluegrass "GREEN"

Mortgage and Lending with Republic State Mortgage Company

Relationships and Resources are the key to my success. Coming from a larger city four years ago to Lexington Kentucky I quickly realized that "Family Name" meant recognition. Well, since I didn't have a local "Family Name" I had to improvise. So, I went to as many events as I could where I could meet people in my industry that could use my knowledge and work ethic. At one event I noticed that several Realtors did not have a name tag on. I inquired about this and was told that Realtors here feel as if you should recognize them by their face and place their name automatically. I thought this was clever! So, I did my homework and also became recognized after a hand full of events. Resources, resources, and more resources....isn't this the name of the lending game?. With things constantly changing in the lending area tapping into all of your resources and becoming a fountain of knowledge is key. Knowing how not to deliver so much information that your Realtors feel like they are becoming loan officers but staying sharp enough that they never have to question your ability. Another reason why I love this job is the endless opportunity to challenge yourself and always get results!

Comments (4)

Ray Saenz
Exit Realty Laredo - Laredo, TX
Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor


Congratulations, good to hear that :) and I would like to add that Communication is another key to put here. well, if you think it again, communication goes implicit in relationships, but well :)  my 2 cents.


Apr 11, 2007 06:09 AM
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes
You are right Jen. This is a "who's your daddy" kind of town. (Meaning: who is your family?) I wondered about the lack name tag recognition in the beginning. Now I'm one of those tagless Realtors. Surely they know my face by now! lol
Apr 11, 2007 08:27 AM
Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
I'm sorry, who did you say you were.  I don't recognize the face!
Feb 03, 2008 02:47 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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