Mortgage Professional America: Can you give me an idea of how, when, and why you started the mortgage business?
Rebecca Matthews: I was a sales associate at Saks Fifth Avenue and assisted a customer who happened to be a recruiter for a mortgage company. She asked me if I was interested in exploring a career in the mortgage industry, so I took a leap of faith in August of 2005 and started working as a loan officer.
MPA: What is your business philosophy, and where does it come from?
RM: The mortgage industry is constantly evolving and becoming more competitive. After 17 years in the industry, the only threat to my success is me. Making sure I find ways to keep things fun and exciting on a daily basis definitely helps keep me focused, motivated and energized.
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