How long have you been in the mortgage business and what inspired you to get into it?
I have been in the mortgage business since 2005. I entered the business knowing that I would be able to help people realize their dreams.
What advice would you give new or first time home buyers?
Being a first time home buyer can be scary. Yet, when you have the right people on your side, realtor and lender, to lead you through every step the process, all the worries can be eliminated. You can achieve your dream of home ownership and it can be a very rewarding experience!
What can borrowers do to insure a smooth mortgage underwriting process?
Understanding upfront that you may be asked for additional clarifying information will definitely help. Another way to help is to respond quickly to any requests. When understanding and quick response come together, it makes the underwriting process much more smooth.
Summary of where you grew up: family, affiliations, college, high school, etc.
I was raised in Johnston County, NC where I attended school until graduating high school in Clayton, NC. I earned an Associates Degree in Accounting from Wake Technical Community College (Raleigh, NC). All throughout my life, I have been greatly involved in my local church and am now an Ordained Minister. My family was instrumental in making me who I am today and it is my family that continues to be a big part of my life.
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
I love Bojangles chicken!