My name is Tony Markland, and I have been providing clients financing for their homes for 15 years.
I have been blessed with my beautiful wife, Cindy, of 25 years, and 3 sons, Josh 23, Jordan 18, and Jacob 16.
I have always enjoyed serving people. I began right out of high school in the food and beverage business, and that is I where I truly developed my skill sets and really grasped how critical service, no matter your industry, truly is.
After 5 years in the Food and Beverage Industry, I was asked to work for Land Rover. I was a Finance Manager there for 1 year, and then became General Manager. I was employed there for roughly 8 years. It was then I had a colleague that had entered the mortgage business and after about a year, called and told me, I had to do this….so, I made a leap of faith, and that was 15 years ago. And WOW, what a ride it has been.
I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly, and still, I think it’s the absolute best business, and so very thankful I was introduced to it. It has afforded me the opportunity to live a life and provide for my family in ways I never thought were possible. The business side is the business side. Guidelines, rules, numbers, but it’s as simple as this; I am really not in the Mortgage Business, when I worked for Land Rover, I was not in the car business, and when I worked for the Club, I was not in the Food and Beverage Business. I was, and always will be, as are YOU….in the PEOPLE business. In every capacity I have ever been, I have served people.
I learned a long time ago, people do not want to be sold, they want to be helped. And that is what we do…. we serve, and we help people, whether it’s a client, or a referral partner. We help people reach their life goals and objectives. We strive to make an impact, to make a difference. Since I have been out of High School, that is what I have done, and committed my life to.
Since joining HT, I have gained an entire new mindset, a deeper, and better way to connect and do business. It has improved my quality of life immensely while also increasing my earnings. It has opened my eyes to things I never considered, and ways to do things I would have never realized on my own.
I have LOVED my time in this industry, and proud of what I have been able to accomplish to date, but I’m so much more excited and motivated to see what levels are possible, and how many lives we can help change with HT. Here’s to the future!