This April Fools is my first anniversary with my husband, Rob. We were married in St. Helena, California at Harvest Inn near Napa. We were suppose to have an outdoor ceremony next to vineyards. However, due to rain (I guess it followed us) we were married indoors underneath an "exit" sign. I was thankful Rob didn’t look up and read the sign. He could have bolted for the door!
April Fools also marks my first day in the mortgage business. I "retired" from fourteen years in title and escrow industry and began my mortgage career at Mortgage Master seven years ago. I must admit, I was hesitant to become a Mortgage Planner. In the title and escrow business, you typically spend an hour with the consumer towards the end of transaction when they’re signing. Often times, the buyer or seller may be feeling pressure even under the most ideal transactions. Buying or selling a home is not something most people do everyday and there is a lot of money at stake.
I also did not have the have the highest opinion of loan originators. A majority of the borrowers that I would sign did not understand their loan program and would expect escrow to explain it (this needs to be done by the Loan Originator well before your signing loan documents).
I have learned so much in these past seven years. It’s incredible. And of course, the industry continues to evolve and new programs and products emerge. My father in law, Bob, is Chairman of Mortgage Master and retired in his young 70’s just a few years ago! This is a wonderful career. I’ve had the opportunity to help hundreds of families with buying homes, restructuring their mortgages and debts or financing their goals. If I have my way, I’ll have my mortgage practice as long as Bob did (he still receives phone calls from clients).
I guess I take some pretty crazy leaps on the first day of April! Maybe this year, I’ll try bungee jumping or sky diving?