SUMMER FUN Contest ......... Vacation In Chicago While Business Carried On At Home

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Mortgage and Lending with George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut NMLS #65149

 

I am one of those people that rarely takes anytime off.  My phone is on all the time, and I answer it and return phone calls no matter what time, or  day of the week it is.  Vacations are not something that I do very often, and in the past when I have gone away on a vacation, I continued to carry on my business from where ever I happen to be. However, this year my oldest son, Matthew joined my team at McCue Mortgage, and he has been a bigger blessing than I had anticipated. 

Earlier this month I was able to take a much needed vacation, even though it was for only a week, it was good to just get away. My wife and I went to Chicago to spend some time with friends that were flying in from California.  I had been to Chicago many times before, but always on business, so I never got to enjoy much of this beautiful city. 

We got to take a bus tour of Chicago and see parts of Chicago that I would have never seen otherwise. Chicago is truly the city of very tall buildings as you can see from the picture above.  My favorite part was stopping at Wrigly Field, home of the Cubies, and actually getting to see this historic park in person.  I also got to go back to the Great Lakes Naval Training Camp which I did my Boot Camp at in 1970.  While there we got to see a graduation ceremony, and that sure brought back some old memories.  One of our other stops on the city bus tour was Miiennium Park, and that is a must see.  

The picture to the right is of the Realtor Building that is right on Michigan Avenue.  Realtors must have money in Chicago :)  And right across from the Realtor Building was the statue of Marylin Monroe,  Im sorry but I had to do a guy thing :)

In the past as I mentioned before, I would have continued to do business, much like I was still here, but this time even though I still maintained contact with my Borrowers, when something needed to be taken care of Matthew took over.  Prior to this I have not trusted anyone with my business, but because Matthew is my son it was almost like he was a natural extension of me, and I had no problem letting go.

The last time I had taken what I called a vacation, I got a lot of teasing from the group that my wife and I were with.  I was constantly on the phone, or up in the hotel room taken care of something for one of my Borrowers, or a Realtor Partners.  This time the phone was still with me, but it rang much less, because most knew to call Matthew.  When they did call me I would answer the questions, but if something needed to be done Matthew took care of it.

Who knows maybe the next vacation I will leave the phone and laptop behind, and let Matthew take care of everything ......... well maybe in a few more years ......... LOL.

 

This is an entry for the Positive Attitude for the Weary Soul Group Contest! | Fun in the Sun While the Business Still Runs!  Join in on the Challenge!


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 George Souto is a Loan Officer who can assist you with all your FHA, CHFA, and Conventional mortgage needs in Connecticut. George resides in Middlesex County which includes Middletown, Middlefield, Durham, Cromwell, Portland, Higganum, Haddam, East Haddam, Chester, Deep River, and Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308 or gsouto@mccuemortgage.com

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Ed Silva
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George, vacations are a necessity to maintain a life style, otherwise there is no good reason to work. Matthew, was the loan officer for the buyer that just closed on one of my listings

May 26, 2012 05:46 PM
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Ed he told me that you were the Seller's Realtor.  I told to keep a close eye on you ......... LOL

Glad that he got to work with you :)

May 26, 2012 06:05 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
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We all need vacations. Using the latest technologies allows us to do it.

May 26, 2012 06:13 PM
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Nick T Pappas
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George, now this post makes me home sick...I really need to get back to Chicago

May 26, 2012 08:55 PM
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Ginny Gorman
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George, how great you have your son to support you in the biz... it does make a difference.  Vacation with phone...me too never without...your biz is an extension of you so it is a natural outcrop...Chicago sounds wonderful & i have never explored it and was just talking about it with friends...good for you!

May 27, 2012 04:50 AM
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Jeffrey Funk
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George - Hope you decide to stop and smell the roses soon! Love the photo's in your post. Thanks for sharing!

Jeff

May 27, 2012 05:23 AM
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Kathy Sheehan
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George, you picked a great city for your vacation. I love my hometown.

May 27, 2012 05:35 PM
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Andrea Swiedler
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George, what a gift! Not only did you get to take a vacation, you have your son working with you, and it is all good! That is wonderful. My grandson says he wants to work with me, but he is just a bit too young, although he would love to answer my phone for me.... maybe in few more years...

May 30, 2012 04:42 AM
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George

How fortunate you are to have your son involved in the business, not only to help cover for you while vacationing but just to have the chance to work with him and him with you!

Jeff

May 30, 2012 06:53 AM
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