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Patrick Dolan

Associate VP of Mortgage Lending
1408 N. Westshore Blvd, Suite 450, Tampa, FL 33607
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NMLS: 1597408
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About Patrick

Born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, Patrick received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Business Management. With over 12 years in the real estate industry, Patrick’s extensive business management background along with his enthusiastic approach to helping individuals achieve their goals and dreams have been his keys to success. He entered the real estate industry unknowingly in 2003, where he spent several years working for two separate title insurance companies in the North Tampa Area as he learned the ropes of the real estate industry. In 2005, Patrick was offered a position with a successful title insurance company in the Washington, D.C. area where he quickly advanced to Branch Manager. After nine years of managing a high volume title insurance company in the greater Washington, D.C. area he decided to relocate back to Florida in 2015 and took some much needed time off to spend with his family and friends. Upon welcoming his first child in 2017, Patrick has decided to pursue a new career path within the real estate industry. In May of 2017, he became a licensed Mortgage Loan Officer in the State of Florida. After much consideration, Patrick decided to join Jennifer Martinez as part of her flourishing team of loan officers in the Tampa Bay Area with Guaranteed Rate Mortgage.

When not at work, Patrick enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling as well as doing home projects. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys camping, hiking, biking, fishing, boating, and just about every sport imaginable. He has played many organized sports in his past to include: football, basketball, baseball, track, swimming and soccer. While in college, Patrick was a scholarship athlete as a goalkeeper for his school’s soccer team.

While he will be focusing much of his efforts in the North Tampa area, he will be happy to assist you with any of your mortgage needs throughout the state of Florida. In the words of the immortal Walt Disney, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” He would love to help you make your home ownership dreams a reality and keeping your home buying process stress free. Be assured that he will put his experience to work for you!

Patrick interview Q&A

How long have you been in the mortgage business and what inspired you to get into it?
I have 12 years of experience within the Real Estate industry. My experience includes: processing, post-closing, closing and management within the title insurance side of the industry. As my family has grown I realized a very strong desire for a career that allowed for more flexibility with my schedule. After much consideration, I recognized that the role of mortgage loan officer was a perfect fit for my skill set as well as in line with my personal needs.
What advice would you give new or first time home buyers?
My first warning to any first timer to this market would be to bewary of any advice you receive and whom you receive it from. Most notably, when that advise comes from people outside the industry who do not understand how transitional this industry changes. The process of securing a mortgage when purchasing a home is not the same as it used to be. Heeding the advice of people who have not dealt with the nuances recently are ill prepared to dole out advise in today’s ever-changing market. With the tightening of the mortgage standards, mortgages are far different from the products your parents received decades ago and even farther from those your friends or family received in the early 2000’s. My advice would be to be understand that you are an integral part of a process. Most importantly to establish an understanding that the party(s) are prepared for what lies ahead. Ensure they understand that their responsiveness is required, for the process to run smoothly. Establishing expectations from the beginning is vital to creating and maintaining successful relationship.
What are the top 3 misconceptions people have about the home loan process?
1) That everything will always go off without a hitch no matter what. 2) That the process is automatic. In reality, the consumers involvement in the process is crucial. 3) That all lenders are the same! Borrowers are often ill-informed of the difference in lenders.
What do you enjoy doing most in your spare time when you are not helping people with their home loans?
I love being outside. I enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, camping and boating. As an avid Disney fan, I spend quite a bit of time walking through and exploring all the parks and resorts at Walt Disney World with my family. I am also a huge fan of Labrador Retrievers as I have 3 (Jami, Maddi and Abbi) that are the 4 legged members of my family. Therefore, as you can imagine, my free time often includes spending time outside with them whether it’s walks around the block or multi day backpacking trips exploring deep into the woods.
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
I began working as a certified red cross babysitter at the very young age of 9. I have had over 50 different jobs (mainly in high school, college and my early career) working in many different industries. The industries include construction, retail, food service, non-profit and of course real estate to name a few. Every job experience has given me more knowledge and experience to help me become who I am today.

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