What are the top 3 misconceptions people have about the home loan process?
Getting a mortgage is painful. Yes you do need to provide your paperwork, but if you have document list upfront day 1, and a Loan officer that communicates updates, it can be a simple process If I have credit issues I won't be able to obtain a mortgage and buy or refinance my home. We have credit tools to help and offer Government loans which allow for lower scores. I need 20% down payment. Not true, there are many programs available including grants, 1st time home buyer programs and as little as 3% down payment or less especially using grant programs like Chenoa Fund or our GR Give 2 You.
What provides you with the most satisfaction in your job as a Loan Officer?
Providing Peace of Mind to my clients is paramount to me in my career. Communication is #1 in making that happen by Setting expectations for documents, timelines and communicating Milestone updates is crucial to delivering on that commitment.
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
I am not a strong swimmer. A really big challenge that I overcame was becoming a certified Scuba Diver which involved diving classes and tests with a PADI certification. I grew up in a military family and learned from my father; focus, perseverance, and commitment in everything you do!