The year was 1997, my first out of Eastern Illinois University. I was living in The City (Chicago), enjoying the early days of my career as a proud mortgage loan officer.
Having already seen the movie about 10 times, I was surprised. Something about hearing Pa Bailey say those words, that year, struck deep. My jaw dropped.
You know, George, I feel that in a small way we are doing something important. Satisfying a fundamental urge. It’s deep in the race for a man to want his own roof and walls and fireplace, and we’re helping him get those things in our shabby little office.
-Pa Bailey to his son George – from the 1946 American holiday classic film, It’s a Wonderful Life
From that point on, those words guided me through long days and sleepless nights. I’ll be the first to admit, I am no George Bailey. But even then, I understood my vitally important role in each customer’s journey.
After “retiring” from being a mortgage loan loan officer in 2014, my goal is to guide you along your journey.