We had the good fortune of connecting with Mark Liesner and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mark, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
People say that your habits determine your success. It’s true. Here are the ones that I feel helped me the most: First and foremost, my parents instilled discipline in me. During my late teens and early adulthood, as a race car driver, discipline became crucial almost to the point of being obsessive. Ever since then the consistency that discipline created in my life has propelled me forward. From discipline comes consistency. I learned that consistent actions will over time lead you to the right actions that lead to exponential growth. People want instant success. But it takes time to figure out what action/activities lead to results. Success grows slowly at first. But there comes a tipping point where the cumulative effect doing the right activities consistently, leads to explosive growth. But growth, especially explosive growth, can create chaos and a downward spiral if you’re not prepared. To be prepared you must have systems. Creating and using systems is a habit. Having systems in place for lead generation, conversion, and fulfillment has been a major contributor to my success and growth in all the professions I’ve pursued and businesses I’ve owned. Having a systematized process saves you a ton of time too. I think many people overlook or underestimate the importance of them. Creating a systematized program requires tedious work and maybe that’s why people give up on this habit. Lastly, a never-ending desire to learn. I spend at least an hour a day learning, studying, and improving my craft and skills. I spend another hour each day learning about things unrelated to my business. I believe daily learning is critical to anyone’s success.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
As a mortgage banker I am involved in one of the most important processes in someone’s life: Buying a home. It is important that I provide fast responses, take the time to explain the process and financing options, and that I am the most educated mortgage banker in the industry. Combining these with great technology, working with a great team of people, and the support of a nationwide mortgage bank, provides my customers with personalized white glove service.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
When people come to visit I take them to lots of different places: Love the Nasher followed by a stroll around Klyde Warren Park and lunch from one of the food trucks. Another favorite is hanging out at the Arboretum. Beautiful scenery and great place to have a picnic. If it’s too cold or hot, I like the JFK Museum and the DMA. On nice days I like to chill and people watch at the Desert Racer or Katy Ice House or brunch at St. Ann’s. But there are too many great restaurants to mention here. For nighttime I would take them to any of the Greenville Avenue or Bishop Arts restaurants/bars, maybe even Deep Ellum.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shoutout to my parents of course. Their influence has been a great contributor to my success. But there have been so many “teachers” in my life, good and bad. I also have to thank my mortgage team, my success depends on them and they are a crucial part of my success. There are a lot of industry partners that have contributed to my success from Realtors, to Title Companies, Attorneys, Financial Planners, and others. I’m very blessed, grateful, and humbled to have this many supporters.