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Lee Pearson

VP of Mortgage Lending
2002 N Lois Ave, Ste 280, Tampa, FL 33607
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NMLS: 139372
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Everyone did what they said they would do, when they said they would do it. Help work with various insurance/inspectors to help me get the needed information from them. Everyone friendly. Loan Officer, has great follow-up and knowledge. Has even made calls after the close to make sure I was satisfied.

Dean R. - 10/14/16

Lee Pearson was great to work with. He made the entire process smooth and painless. I would highly recommend Lee to any of my friends who are looking for loans and I would definitely use him again.

Parker G. - 10/3/16

The process was very simple and customer friendly. All of my questions were answered promptly and efficiently.

Joseph K. - 9/30/16

Lee Pearson was fantastic to work with. Very detailed and always punctual with his responses. A+++

Sean S. - 9/15/16

Lee was fantastic and made the whole process very easy to understand.

Lindsay M. - 8/31/16

Lee Pearson is a godsend! He went beyond the call of duty with every aspect of the loan. Always called and explained every step to me! He made this such a easy process! Thank you!!

Heather A. - 8/26/16

Lee Pearson is the hardest working man I know. He went above and beyond to ensure that the burden of homebuying was off of my shoulders and on his. He communicated clearly and timely so that I was able to manage the whole process. Additionally, he helped me to get the best rate possible and to save money wherever I could. We were on a tight deadline with a move for my husband's job, and Lee made it happen!

Erica F. - 7/22/16

Lee was a fantastic help!

Martin S. - 7/20/16

Lee and his team kept in constant contact with me regarding what was need & when as well as handling any issues that arose. The service provided to me outstanding! I will definitely recommend them to my friends & family.

Susan S. - 7/13/16

I absolutely loved working with Lee. He was recommended by a friend, and for good reason. He was constantly in contact and answered all my questions. He provided a wealth of information on the entire process. Thank you so much for helping me purchase my first home, Lee! Could not be happier.

Erica S. - 7/8/16

Lee Pearson was awesome! He knows his stuff and was extremely helpful! Great experience!

Danielle S. - 6/28/16

Lee was awesome. I would have been lost without him. He addressed every concern in a timely manner. I appreciate everything he did to make all this possible.

Elizabeth M. - 6/24/16

My loan officer Lee Pearson went above and beyond to make sure my loan closed. He was professional, persistent and knowledgeable. I feel that I received the best rate on the market and the service from start to finish was exceptional. Even when the seller's Title agency dropped the ball, Lee and his team communicated with me to ensure that nothing was missed. I have closed on several properties and this was by far the best experience.

Henry Z. - 6/13/16

Enjoyed the whole process and made buying a house a lot easier than normal banks.

Frank S. - 6/15/16

Lee was outstanding. I have already recommended him to my friends.

Gregory C. - 5/27/16

Lee was an immense help with obtaining a loan for my new home. He was friendly and always willing to help me by answering any questions. I really appreciated Lee's consistency with keeping me updated throughout the process, going so far as to call me outside of business hours. If I come across anyone else who needs a new home loan, I'll definitely be giving them Lee's contact information.

Jonathan S. -Tampa, FL | APR 2016

Lee Pearson, has done a fantastic job! He made the process so simple and easy for us. He took his time and walked through everything with us. We appreciate all his assistance and guidance. Thank you Lee, from the bottom of our hearts.

Lavar B. - 4/27/16

Lee Pearson is awesome. Did a fantastic job!

Stuart T. 4/27/16

Lee Pearson was extremely knowledgeable and very helpful from my initial call to closing. I would definitely recommend Lee and Guaranteed Rate to others!

Anna B. - 4/22/16

Lee was a pleasure to work with, extremely efficient and excellent customer service! Will use again and highly recommend!

Katharine V. - 4/15/16

Great communication by all involved. Lee, Rob and Bryan were fantastic throughout the entire process. Thank you!

Matthew F. 3/31/16

About Lee

I got into the mortgage business in 2003 because I enjoy helping people achieve dream of homeownership. I also love helping home owners save money on the existing mortgage payments by refinancing.

I have Bachelorýs Degree in Business Administration from the University of South Florida with a Major on Business Management. Getting a degree in Business Management has helped so much in my career because it has a large focal point on people & relationship management. In the mortgage industry, we not only have to maintain solid working relationships with our clients, but we also have to efficiently manage our relationships with Realtors, Title Companies and Insurance Agents.

I was born in Derbyshire England in a Village called Swanwick, and moved to Tampa, FL in 1981 when I was 4 years old. I currently live in Lutz, FL with my wife Sheri Pearson and our two amazing kids (Tressa & Gavin). I do not have too many hobbies at the moment, but I do enjoy spending as much time with my family as possible by going to the beach, going on bike rides and taking trips to Orlando. Other than that, I love watching my favorite sport team Manchester United as much as possible.

Lee interview Q&A

Who is your typical customer and what questions do they typically have?
I work with all types of customers. First Time Home Buyers, Veterans, Repeat Buyers and High Net Worth Clients. One of the main questions I get asked is how long will it take to close? This is a great question, which deserves a direct and to the point answer. The answer to this question is simple. It generally takes 30 days or less to close most loans. However, the more prepared the borrower is upfront with their documentation, the quicker and easier the lending process is. I cannot stress enough the importance of being well prepared and that is where I feel I set myself apart from most other mortgage professionals. I try to ensure that all of my customers are well prepared upfront, set proper expectations, and try to submit the cleanest loan file possible. Doing this is critical to having a smooth process of closing any loan.
Tell us about a mortgage product that consumers may not be aware of?
Fannie Mae HomeReady. This is a fantastic program that was recently released by Fannie Mae. It is designed for creditworthy, low- to moderate-income borrowers and only requires as little as 3% down. The program offers competitive rates and it's a great alternative to FHA. Unlike FHA, the PMI on this program is eligible to cancelled after you have built up equity in your home.
What are the top 3 misconceptions people have about the home loan process?
1. If you go through a short sale or foreclosure, you must wait 7 years before getting another home loan. 2. My bank will offer me the best loan rate because I already have an account with the.m 3. I can't get approved for a home loan because my credit score is pretty low.
What provides you with the most satisfaction in your job as a Loan Officer?
Getting great reviews and referrals from my clients after they close a loan. This provides the ultimate satisfaction because it proves you have done everything within your power as mortgage professional to ensure you met or exceeded the clients expectations.

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