What specific steps do you use to help your customers find the best home loan for them?
I ask a lot of questions! I am curious by nature and love to find out what's most important to each and every client so we can then really dial in what loan product options will make most sense for them. Borrowers are like snowflakes...they are all very different and there is no "one size fits all" approach.
What are the top 3 misconceptions people have about the home loan process?
1 - 20% down is required to purchase a home, 2 - that a 30 year fixed is the only option, and 3 - that the loan process will be a miserable experience. There are a lot of options (low to zero down payment and a variety of loan options beyond on a 30 year fixed). If paired with the right Mortgage team, a borrower will be educated and the process will flow and all will fall into place the way it should!
What resources could you recommend that borrowers use to learn more about the mortgage process and how to ensure a successful home closing?
The GR website is a great first place to start. Again, I like to ask a lot of questions to really figure out what information is most relevant to my clients so that I may point them in the right direction and take them down the path that bests suits their needs.
What provides you with the most satisfaction in your job as a Loan Officer?
I LOVE helping first time home buyers purchase their first home. It is so fun and rewarding to help educate buyers who haven't gone down the mortgage lending path before. And the true satisfaction comes when that first time home buyer leaves me a really great review...it's the icing on the cake!
What do you enjoy doing most in your spare time when you are not helping people with their home loans?
I love to exercise, play tennis, hike, paddle board, ski, spend time at the beach, spend time with our close friends and travel to see our girls on the East Coast & beyond.
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
My girls would tell you that I am just plain wacky! I definitely love to be busy and have a lot of fun but not sure that makes me anymore unique than anyone else. I live every day to the fullest and with no regrets!