Frank Castillo & Mitch Castillo moved to Arizona in February of 2020 from Chicago for work and the gorgeous weather! Moving cross country during covid was rough! Luckily, Frank and Mitch met Samara and her family during this time and became instant friends.
Gavin and Ava's school was out, everyone in quarantine, and there wasn't anything to do. Frank and Mitch saw an opportunity to have Gavin and Ava help with their dog, Tanner. Gavin and Ava both quickly fell in love with Tanner. What Frank and Mitch did for Gavin was special. They got Gavin out of his shell by letting him take care of Tanner.
Both Frank and Mitch are in the mortgage industry in operations; Mitch for nine years and Frank for 20 years. Frank and Mitch moved again into a bigger space and chased their dream of entreprenuerialship. They both leaped and opened up branches in North Scottsdale. A risk that they don't regret as it has been very fruitful for them both.
While hiring employees with experience is the norm. When they opened these branches, one of the big things is that they saw an opportunity to invest training and their knowledge into people who were interested in starting in real estate or the mortgage industry. They created a program to bring in people of all backgrounds to be loan officers after educating, training, and passing the test.
"When somebody wants something bad enough, and you're willing to invest the time in them, they can be your best employee without the experience."
If you are in the LBGTQ community and want to reach out, need support or advice, please reach out to Mitch and Frank.
Such a fantastic episode with Frank and Mitch! Don't miss out on their story of having Covid and other advice they have for people wanting to enter into the mortgage or real estate industry.
Connect with Frank Castillo and Mitch Castillo:
Team Castillo with Cross Country Mortgage
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Special Thanks To:
Rob Actis - For gifting The KAM Project Branding
Dan Lipton - For composing KAMcastKIDS & KAMcast music
Sara Mann - For KAMcastKIDS & KAMcast voiceovers
Leah Bryant - Podcast Producer/Virtual Assistant
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