This is how I envision the mortgage industry today: A middle-aged woman dressed in a suit balancing on a unicycle on a platform that keeps moving. She is juggling five different objects and has a group of spectators shouting requests like “close your eyes!” and “juggle faster!”
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Mystification is typically not a word that I like to associate with a process – especially if the process involves my money. Unfortunately, “mystification” best-fits my mortgage experience. I started the journey towards my dream home with what looked like a path of gold stones in front of me. I would take a step and stumble backward disappointed because I realized it was fool’s gold. I constantly had to ask my Loan Officer the same four questions over and over…
In Part One of my epic mortgage experience, you got a small glimpse of my tendencies and personality. I clearly was frustrated with the amount of time wasted in the first few days of the process, but that frustration doesn’t compare to how irritating the next steps were.
In order for you to understand this story, there’s something you should know about me: I am a little bit of a control freak. Okay you got me – it’s more than a little bit, I am a control freak. I like to understand processes, timelines and next steps and control them as much as possible. I schedule my day out to maximize efficiency, I hate being late, and I try to always be one step ahead. This is not a story of efficiency and timeliness though.