What specific steps do you use to help your customers find the best home loan for them?
When I first meet a customer, I want to know more than just "How much house would you like to afford?". That is a very hard question to answer, yet so many loan officers in our industry do not go past that question. Before we determine the home price that you would be comfortable buying, we will sit down to discuss your current debts and debts coming up shortly. Do you have a child going to college in the next five years? An aging car that needs to be replaced? We will also go over what the right down payment amount is for your current financial portfolio. Putting 20% down is not the only or even the best option for all people, but how do you know if it is the best option for YOU? These are just a few of the ways we look at your complete financial picture to pick the best mortgage strategy for you.
What provides you with the most satisfaction in your job as a Loan Officer?
This is probably the biggest debt anyone will take on in their lifetimes when you think of it that way, WOW! That is stressful. The combination of my problem-solving skills, ability to explain complex financial situations in a clear manner, and having an amazing mortgage team whose passion is to help clients make us the best team to work within the business. Our combined industry knowledge and love for helping people let me know that all of our clients are well taken care of not only during the mortgage process but in the years following. Nothing satisfies me more than knowing our team helped someone make the best financial decision while taking all the stress out of the process. Our clients start as our customers and leave as our friends because that is how much we care.
What do you enjoy doing most in your spare time when you are not helping people with their home loans?
My favorite things in the world are reading, horseback riding, and traveling. I am a public advocate for rape victims rights and love to support helping women transition from victim to warrior.
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
I feel like these questions are like playing two truths and a lie! If you haven't played that game before, let me explain. I am going to write three wacky things, and two of them are true. I will let you decide.
1. I used to ride horses in the rodeo.
2. During the time I have lived in North Carolina, New Orleans, the San Francisco Bay area, and Portland, OR, I moved houses an average of every two years over the past 35 years.
3. I fasted marathon run time was 3.5 hours.
Ask me which is not true!