Have Passion!

Mortgage and Lending with Oak Valley Mortgage-California Home Loans and Refinancing


For all those out there that don't understand the definition of the word Passion...Let's look it over real quick!

Passion-Any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate. An outburst of strong emotion or feeling.

Being a California Real Estate Broker, I have a passion for what I do, which is financing people's dreams and being engaged in real estate. I had a passion for it while watching my dad buy and sell real estate at a young age. I had a passion for real estate helping the Realtors set up balloons and flyers on Sundays in my neighborhood as a young boy. I had a passion for real estate when I was helping my dad's business grow as a loan officer in the early 90's as a teenager in Southern California, passing out his message on flyers into the LA Times on a Sunday morning at 4 am...freezing my butt off! I had a passion for Real Estate when I studied for my Brokers Exam on the beaches of Spain. I had a passion for Real Estate when I cried in the library at California State University, Chico when I found out that I passed my exam. And I have a passion for it now, as I help my clients to experience one of life's greatest gifts. The ability to put a roof over their family's head, put their stake in the American dream and call 4 walls and a roof...HOME!

A home is the backbone of our society, where a family can laugh,cry,have struggles,share in triumpths and pitfalls and fight to survive another day in the sometimes crazy world of life that exists outside their homes. The positive that gets instilled back into our communities on a day-to-day basis from the self-confidence that home ownership provides is a necessity to a healthy country.

When I talk to new and existing clients, I take their goals and objectives in. I have the passion to help their dreams come alive. This weekend, I will be sitting down and having dinner with a client that bought their first home with my help. The couple had a great experience and they are now welcoming me to the dinner table of their first home. What a joy!

Have a passion in this business. And if you don't...Get out! You're in a comfort zone or doing it just for the money...and for that I feel bad for you. You're not doing yourself or your clients a good service...

At the end of the day, did you close loans and sell homes or did you physically meet the lives you touched and welcome the daily challenge with a passion?

I love Real Estate!

I love the people that allow me to help them realize their dreams!  

I love waking up each day not knowing what to expect!

And most of all, I feel blessed that the man upstairs connected me to what I have a passion for, while being able to provide for my family.


Scott Gormley
Oak Valley Mortgage
2006 Chico Assoc. of Realtors Affiliate Chairman
Direct: 530.592.8362
Fax: 530.267.5555
Website: http://www.CALoan.com

Blog: http://www.CARealEstateBlog.com

"You find the perfect home, we'll find the perfect loan!"


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Excellent post Scott.  I firmly believe that if we can't do something with passion, we're cheating ourselves.  I try to apply that philosophy in all areas of my life...beautiful family!
Apr 26, 2007 03:59 AM #1
Melody Young
Milestone Motoring - Auto Broker/Dealer - Westlake Village, CA
Auto Broker-Milestone Motoring
Sorry, I wasn't logged in.  The above comment is from me...have a great day!
Apr 26, 2007 04:04 AM #2
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
Scott - Haven't seen you for awhile in the Rain (or maybe I'm just reading at the wrong time). Not sure if the guy at the top has passion or waaay too much caffeine! I really like "a home is the backbone of our society ..." -- great perspective!
Apr 26, 2007 04:08 AM #3
Scott Gormley
Oak Valley Mortgage-California Home Loans and Refinancing - Chico, CA

Melody-Thanks for logging in to let me know who you are and the kind words of my family :)

John-I've been getting alot of business lately and working on the creation of the California Real Estate Blog. Those have kept me away from the rain lately...But I'm still here and kicking :)

Have a great day! 


Apr 26, 2007 04:22 AM #4
Janice Sutton

Your blog is so true.  I wouldn't be doing what I do if it wasn't for PASSION.  When you find what you love to do and have passion for it you will never work another day in your life!

You are so lucky to have found your PASSION Scott.  Thanks for sharing. 

Apr 26, 2007 06:11 AM #5
Janice Sutton
1st Stage Property Transformations - Murrieta, CA
Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta
Oops...I wasn't logged in!  :)
Apr 26, 2007 06:12 AM #6
Eddy Martinez
Nationwide Funding Group - Highland Park, CA

Crying???? There isnt crying in Real Estate!!!! lol

You speak the truth, you cant be successful if you dont have a passion for what you are doing.

Hailey is getting big!!!!


Apr 26, 2007 06:57 AM #7
Jonathan Vetter
Mercury Lending - San Francisco, CA
Great post Scott, I look forward to more!
Apr 26, 2007 09:07 AM #8
Duayne Weir
Investment Realities LLC/MarketLink Realty - Ham Lake, MN
Minnesota Real Estate Agent

Scott, Awesome post, I can see you are very passionate about what you do. If only we were like the guy jumping in the air in your post 24/7!!

Good Day!! have a cup of java and a smile on me :)

Apr 26, 2007 10:41 AM #9
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