The sales person in me was even more disdained because my pipeline of was just on the verge of bearing more fruit. But I knew the NACA process well enough to know that it may be another 60-90 days before they would all begin to close.
The picture in this post was taken on March 18, 2009. This family is so deserving of what they achieved in homeownership. They have an interest rate of below 2% fixed for 30yrs. They worked so hard to get through the process and I was blessed to be able to be apart of their achievement. They were the 1st NACA Members to close a loan in Nashville, Tennessee!
The day before my last day of work; I was humbled when I received an offer to function as the Office Manager for the Nashville office. The position came with the same hours that I'd been working but it had also a modest salary...no more draw/commission. I was thrilled to be able to continue doing that that I loved AND feed my family. That all happened on a Monday.
On Friday, I followed up to receive the correspondence detailing the offer and learned that the terms offered on Monday were no longer going to be provided.
I was very hurt, disappointed and upset.
All things aside, we had 40+ members registered to attend a Homebuyer Workshop the following day at the Word of Life Christian Center. The NACA workshop was the highlight of my employment. I absolutely loved being able to educate people in a fun and straigtforward way.
On Monday, I received a call from the State of Tennessee confirming that the offer they presented previously was still valid and to begin the process immediately of getting fingerprinted/background check etc. After getting that phone call; I packed up my office and left NACA.
My only regret is that I did not stop and give each of my members a personal phone call to say, "goodbye." So it is with this post that I am attempting some form of redemption in that area.
So, to each and every one of the families that I had the privilege of working with:
"Thank you. Thank you for the opportunity to work with you towards your homeownership goals. I apologize that I did not reach out to you individually to say goodbye and transistion accordingly, but I hope you understand that I made the best decision for me and my family at the time. Stick with the NACA process, no matter how daunting it may seem. It is the absolute best program available for homeowners with unaffordable mortgages as well as future buyers. I am always available to you. Please feel free to reach me at anytime. My email address is Monica.Wilson09@comcast.net. God Bless and take care."
When you are called to do something, nothing can stop you but yourself.
Real Estate is my calling. I don't know why...but I can't seem to stray too far. I am already counseling my new co-workers at the State in their pursuit of homeownership. In the near future I will re-join my fellow realtors in the Nashville community and continue to assist those seeking homeownership.
Stay in touch.