Casual Attire. Or maybe I should say, even more casual attire. My daily self-imposed uniform during the work week are polo shirts and khakis, like Jake from State Farm. It’s comfortable and doesn’t make me melt in my seat like a long sleeve shirt does. On Fridays, however, I switch to jeans! Sometimes I’ll even wear an Aloha shirt to remind myself there are places with sun and sand where the phone doesn’t ring every few minutes.
Saturday is coming. Need I say more?
Gym. I can usually find time on Fridays to hit the gym, which is rare enough to be celebrated.
Atmosphere. Everyone tends to be a little more laid back on Friday, it makes for more pleasant interactions all day.
Hey there, I’m Edgar and I’ve been bouncing around the mortgage industry for going on 12 years now. I started as an assistant to a loan officer, then became a loan officer. A few years later, during the height of the “crisis” I went to work for the California Department of Real Estate, where I helped regulate Real Estate Agents and Mortgage Brokers all over Southern California. After a couple of years of that I was offered a position with Freddie Mac (the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation) as a Senior Fraud Investigator. There I investigated appraisers, mortgage brokers, real estate agents, banks, loan officers, escrow officers, borrowers, attorneys, fraudsters, sovereign citizens and other colorful characters. Now I’m back on the front lines of the industry – I’m the Operations Manager of a branch and I still take on a few personal clients.
So why I am writing this blog? Well, I got a lot of thoughts and things to say about this business and I think it’s time that I share it with the world – even if it is from a tiny corner of the internet that few are likely to visit. So, follow me down the rabbit hole as I try to tell everyone what it is like to sit on this side of the desk.