How long have you been in the mortgage business and what inspired you to get into it?
I have been in the mortgage business for a while now, but before that I was working in the student loan industry. However, something was missing and I felt like I could be doing more to help my fellow consumers. I realized my skills in finance and loan repayment would better serve my community as a mortgage loan officer at a company that gives back, like Guaranteed Rate. I especially enjoy my role because I get to use all my skills and industry expertise to help people achieve their dreams!
What advice would you give new or first time home buyers?
Do your homework! Take the time to read through your Home Loan Tool Kit and Welcome Home Booklet to fully educate yourself on the industry. Shop around, and find the best loan product out there that works for your situation. Find a trusted company like GR and get into your dream home!
What can borrowers do to ensure a smooth mortgage underwriting process?
Communicate regularly and promptly, while providing all necessary documents and signatures in a timely fashion. Most importantly, be upfront and honest with your Mortgage specialist and your Mortgage Consultant. We are on the same team and are all working towards the same goal, team work makes the dream work!
What do you enjoy doing most in your spare time when you are not helping people with their home loans?
I absolutely love fishing! I grew up fishing with my family and friends and it is very special to me. It will always be my favorite pastime due to all the fond memories I share with my loved ones while fishing. On most days though I really enjoy a good jog. Running is a healthy and productive way for me to blow off some steam and clear my head.
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
It may sound strange, but I am a firm believer that you are what you think about. For example, if you wake up and have nothing but negativity on your mind, chances are you will have a bad day. The good news though is it also works the other way. If you wake up in the morning and you are determined to have a good day you will find a way to find the positives even in the direst of circumstances. It’s all about your attitude and how you react to your environment. If all you do is focus towards are your dreams, you will find a way to make them a reality. Keep your eye on the prize, and keep grinding man!