I must confess, even though 2009 brought many challenges to the mortgage industry, it was a pretty good year to me. I have been very fortunate to have worked with some wonderful clients over this past year thanks to referrals from past clients or real estate professionals and to those of you who read this blog and decide to select me as your mortgage professional. I thank all of you.
During 2009, I was honored to receive recognition beyond my wildest imagination. My peers, Washington Association of Mortgage Professionals, awarded me the Jim Fitzgerald Distinguished Service Award. I also received social media kudos from the Seattle Weekly as Seattle's Best Tweeting Mortgage Brokerin 2009 and Inman News included me on their list of the 50 Most Influential Online 2009.
If 2010 is anything like 2009, I'll count myself a lucky woman.
2010 will continue to be an interesting year for the mortgage and real estate industry. I predict that at the first of the year, we will see many Washington State mortgage originators call it quits due to the new licensing requirements along with RESPA reform (the new good faith estimate). This job isn't getting any easier. I'm sticking around.
Happy New Year!