How long have you been in the mortgage business? What awards have you won?
I am national top producer in the mortgage space with over $670,000,000 in funded loans over the past seven years. I am fortunate to work for Guaranteed Rate as a Vice President of Mortgage Lending.
What advice would you give new or first time home buyers?
I would advise all first time home buyers to choose seasoned professionals that employ a consultive approach to assist and guide them through the purchase process. It is those professionals in the industry that seek to be of service and create long term repeat relationships that will have your best interests at heart. Do not be hyper-focused on rates at the expense of not having a trusted advisor.
What can borrowers do to insure a smooth mortgage underwriting process?
I encourage all of my clients to utilize some type of computer or cloud-based program to file and organize all of their financial documents so when the requirement arises to access this information it is current and complete. Once this system is in place, keeping it current by updating documents is easy. I have employed this type of best practice for years and as a result can fully document a mortgage transaction in less than five minutes by sharing the link to the necessary documents with my mortgage consultant.
Are you active in any local associations or community groups, and at what level? What goals and/or success have you helped these groups achieve?
I proudly serve as a Trustee on the board of directors for the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and have been instrumental in development of new members to the museum Contemporary and Internationals Collectors groups.
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
I built a very important mid century modern residence in San Diego California which spanned a period of four years.