Nicholas J. Leptich: Achieving The Dream Of Owning Your Own Home“Hestia’s Hearth”
The Dream Of Owning Your Own Home: Author Of “Hestia’s Hearth” Nicholas J. Leptich, Sanctioned Guest Writer For Gustan Cho Associates Mortgage & Real Estate Information Resource Center And Loan Officer Assistant For The Gustan Cho Team at CrossCountry Mortgage Inc. NMLS 3029
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History. What is it, really? A collection of documented occurrences over time sequentially, perhaps? But then, what is time? “Time” can be seen almost everywhere nowadays, be it a clock in your office, your stove at home, your cellular device, or even the computer you may sitting in front of as you read this article, most likely in the upper or lower corners of your display. In days of yore, pre-dating the twenty-four hour day and the sixty second minute, there were only a few times during the day: morning, midday, afternoon, evening, and night, in which day-to-day life was conducted over millennia, unlike today. What then, is time and history? Not merely numerical expressions of things past, present, or future, nor are they just happenings jotted down over time, but rather, a bit more.
Time And/Or History: Nicholas J. Leptich Explains
Time and/or history, dependent upon which is being examined, is more experiential, meaning that it is individualistic and relative to a given person or object. For example, an old man was seen/felt/heard/touched/tasted various things over his own history; his timeline, when being compared to say an infant. The infant in this example obviously has no concept of time or history, and only has begun to figure out its own human sensory system, whereas the old man is quite experienced holistically in such things as time progresses. Taking this line of thought a bit further, being that time and history can be and is unique to different persons, individual cultures over the course of human existence can help one piece together a more accurate series of events.
Example: Hestia Hearth
Take Ancient Greek culture, for example. As we today look back at it, we find that Ancient Greece had its own unique architectural work, its philosophers, and an intriguing overall mythos, rooted deeply in a polytheistic ideology, viewed today as mythology. In this mythology, there is a character known as Hestia. Hestia was a Greek deity and the firstborn of all the Olympian Gods and Goddesses, being even Zeus’ elder, and she was looked at by the Ancient Greeks as the Goddess and Overseer of the hearth, the home, the family, and architecture collectively.
How Does Hestia Hearth Relate To Mortgage Banking: Nicholas Leptich’s Analysis
Now you may be wondering:
- “What’s with the history lesson?
- What’s the point here?”
- “Isn’t this a financial blog site?” Indeed it is.
Now the point I am trying to make is that being an individual rooted in the mortgage banking realm, I myself and any other mortgage banking representatives are ultimately a type of Hestia. No, not a deity-like figure obviously, being that such ideology would be utterly ludicrous and blasphemous simultaneously, but rather, we as a group of specialists work diligently to provide an individual and their family the acquisition of a home, and we collectively keep our clientele’s best interests in mind as we go about our work.
The work I myself conduct, along with any and all loan officers or other related affiliates of our company, is not simply for a lump sum paycheck, being that monetary compensation, no matter the amount, will not ultimately satisfy the human soul. The work we do is for the people around us; our community, and we go about assisting families in getting the homes of their dreams in a fair and reputable manner. To truly succeed in this job field, we must have a servant mentality, meaning that we cannot do the work we do for ourselves in a selfish manner, but rather, a selfless one. We exist in our line of work to serve the borrower, not the other way around. For without a customer and a customer base, there exists no platform in which business can be conducted, let alone even attempted! Looking out for the consumer and their best interests, not selfish individual interests, I believe to be one of the ultimate acts of service, especially in this day and age. Helping someone realize the dream of owning your own home and their family get a home and their own slice of “American Dream Pie” is truly a beautiful and wondrous thing, and I do hope that you reading this would agree.
Then, being a type of Hestia, I personally desire all the more with my colleagues to achieve that idealistic two-story house with a garage, a white picket fence, and rich, emerald green grass in which a golden retriever plays fetch with a family, described as the “American Dream,” for each and every customer. Or at the very least, I wish to provide people the means by which to get the home of there dreams and the dream of owning your own home, catering to any and all the desires of the customer, white picket fence or no white picket fence. Every customer deserves my utmost, and my utmost is what I wish to provide to all who I come into contact via various interactions. I desire to have someone achieve a home and hearth in which to start their own legacy in, for themselves and their families. That is why I am here, in this moment, and going forwards in this vast world of mortgage banking.
So, how would you reading this want to be treated by the individual helping you realize the dream to own your own home? Or, on the other end of the spectrum, how would you treat your client if you’re the one helping in the acquiring their own home or realize the dream of owning your own home?
About The Author: Nicholas J. Leptich, Writer For Gustan Cho Associates Mortgage & Real Estate Information Resource Center
Nicholas J. Leptich is a Loan Officer Assistant and Loan Officer Trainee with The Gustan Cho Team. Nicholas Leptich is also a writer and contributing editor for Gustan Cho Associates Mortgage & Real Estate Information Resource Center as well as its subsidiaries and affiliate partner websites. The Gustan Cho Team is counting the days for Nicholas Leptich to pass his national NMLS SAFE ACT exam so he can start originating his own loans and train to become a Team Leader. Nicholas Leptich believes knowledge is king for his success in the mortgage business so his goal is to not just learn how to originate loans but also wants experience in mortgage processing, opening, underwriting, Quality Control, compliance, and will also train in the marketing and IT/SEO divisions with our Area Marketing Manager Peter Bieda. Stay tuned for more informative articles in the coming days and weeks by our only very own Nicholas J. Leptich.