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Warning: Warm and Fuzzy Post Ahead

Over the past 14 years I have closed hundreds of home loans. But in all of my career, there’s never been a loan that has made me happier than the one I just closed last week, my little brother Frankie’s.

It seems like only yesterday I was teaching him how to tie his shoes and telling him to chew with his mouth closed – I was always telling the poor boy what to do. 

He was a pretty good sport and played along until one day when he got so fed up he kicked me in the mouth while I was watching TV knocking out my front tooth. Ouch!

I have so many fond memories of us growing up, playing (and fighting) in the backyard. 

Fun fact: Frankie is actually older than me but only by ten months so that kinda makes me older, right? {Everyone knows girls mature faster than boys} 

Now he’s a married dude with a beautiful wife, couple of the cutest kids, two dogs, a cat…holy shit Frankie’s all grown up!

I can’t wait to watch him and his family move into their new home and start making memories of their own. I have no doubt Gina Rose is going to whip her older brother Antonio into shape and always look out for him. <3

Helping Frankie reminds me WHY I do what I do. Securing someone’s mortgage means more than just getting a paycheck for me. It means that I get to have a tiny part in helping them create memories with their families that will last a lifetime. It feels really good to know that all of the hard work I put into each loan pays off.

If I can help more families {or individuals} find their dream home, then YAY – but even more importantly, I know I’ve really done my job right when I make them feel like family in the process.