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Mortgage and Lending - The John West Lending Team
Market New Wow, the last few weeks have been amazing and much welcomed! I hope you have seen your activity speed up as well. We have taken more loan apps then I can last remember and our team's pipeline is swelling. On Friday, I locked a client's 30 year fixed loan at a rate of 4.5%! With rates a...
2008 turned out to be a historic year on many counts, and most people including me were glad to close the books and say goodbye to the old year. In observance of the New Year's holiday, the Bond market closed early last Wednesday and was closed all day Thursday, but there was still plenty of time...
Being that it is almost the first of the 2009, I always get excited to start a new year! I love to reflect on last year to see what successes we had and where we need improvement. I recently read this quote about change:   Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to t...
  Of all the books I have ever encountered in my pursuit of excellence and of the how’s to’s of success, Napoleon Hill’s Masterpiece Think and Grow Rich is the most influential book I have ever read. One of the most fascinating success secrets Napoleon learned was that these people shared in comm...
Can i ask a question? What do you think makes people think of your business when they need to use the services you offer?  Branding is about indentifying and establishing YOU as a brand. This means in the eyes of your clients, you are the only person who does what you do.               The proces...
The longer I live and more successful, purpose-driven people I am privileged to meet and developed relationships with, the more I am convinced that one of the greatest secrets to success in any area of life is the ability to keep moving forward in the face of rejection.   Rejection is an interest...
KEEP YOUR HOME   All the power of the federal government now is aimed at making the mortgage market work better. This will allow people to buy houses and potentially lift the value of your home in the coming years. Meanwhile, however, you have to weather the storm. That means keeping up with your...
A while ago I heard a great phase that changed my mindset. “If it’s to be, it’s up to me.” With all the excuses people have, me included, repeating these words has helped me to understand that we are masters of our own destiny. Not the current market or the government, or anything else. This week...
When was the last time you failed?  How bad did you fail?  Was it this bad?   -1832 Failed in business - bankruptcy-1832 Defeated for legislature-1834 Failed in business - bankruptcy-1835 Fiancée died-1836 Nervous breakdown-1838 Defeated in election-1843 Defeated for U.S. Congress-1848 Defeated f...
Success Leaves Clues   In my reading this weekend, I read something I think is very beneficial to our career and ultimately our success. I read it from Gary Keller's book, The Millionaire Real Estate Agent. Even though I am not a realtor, Gary has a lot to share about systems that work. Here's w...

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